|10 years ago: Unofficial Emu48 Update|
Message #1 Posted by Christoph Giesselink on 21 Apr 2008, 1:39 p.m.
It's now 10 years ago, on April 21th, 1998 I published my first update for Sebastien Carlier's Emu48 emulator. The publishing address http://privat.swol.de/ChristophGiesselink/ still exists but it's now only a forwarder to my actual homepage at http://hp.giesselink.com. At that time I called the updates "Unofficial" because they weren't "authorized" by Sebastien Carlier. The latest "official" version of Emu48 by him was v1.10, which was in fact my "Unofficial Emu48 Update SP10". I can't remember any more when I removed the word "unofficial" from my new version announcements. When you want to know more about the Emu48 history, visit http://hp.giesselink.com/10ann48.htm please. I just added a small part for the time from 2000 until now.
To celebrate this day I published Emu48 v1.47 for Windows PC's. Version v1.47 also mean that I published 47 versions in the last 10 year, 4.7 updates per year. But when you have watched the Emu48 development in the last years, you may recognized that the updates came out less frequently. This is of course a result that the emulation of these now old calculators is very stable. So Emu48 v1.47 contain only some minor bug fixes over version v1.46.
But since 2004 I distribute an Emu48 version for ARM based Windows Mobile devices. Here I made the biggest changes. First of all, Emu48 for Pocket PC v1.16 now also supports packet ROM images for the HP49G emulation. In combination with all other packed ROM images and RLE coded KML script bitmaps this safes a lot of memory on the PDA. One side effect of the new HP49G ROM image loader is, that the loader is over one second faster than the old one. Also the Pocket PC version got a small manual, which isn't complete, but it's a beginning. But the biggest change I done, Emu48 for Pocket PC is now also available in an installer version! The times of installing Emu48CE first, manual installing of Emu48 for Pocket PC and patching the KML scripts has gone. The new installer contain most of the KML scripts of the Emu48CE version, I only removed a few one, and added some newer which had been available separately.
I hope you enjoy the new Emu48 emulator versions, and perhaps we can celebrate some other Emu48 anniversaries in future.
maintainer of the Emu48 for Windows project