|Re: i41CX+ on iPod touch|
Message #5 Posted by Les Wright on 9 Sept 2008, 5:03 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Egan Ford
Egan, I agree that not being able to easily remove those scroll entries is a pain, and leads to cluttered lists. Removing the application by deselecting Application syncing in iTunes then reinstalling it basically resets the program to factory default, but that is a bit extreme, save restoring the iPod altogether (done that too). Reinstalling the program may not be an option if you downloaded it directly to the iPod/iPhone via the handheld AppStore--don't know for certain, haven't tried yet.
Mac Users who access the internet via WiFi (and who doesn't these days?) can activate Web Sharing in Preferences, get the URL associated with the /Users/Your Name Here/Sites folder, and download their own RAW files from there. I have quite a few of my own, and still create them in a Windows VM using the command line and Duran's hp41uc utility, then drag and drop the results over to the Mac environment. Much easier to type up a text file, convert to RAW, and download to the iPod than type in all those keystrokes, even for smaller programs.
This first iteration is a little buggy (I have reproduced the hanging issue noted below), and I look forward to refinements. In particular, I have found a couple of bugs in the printer implementation. First, printing mode does not persist--one can have TRACE selected and print successfully, but if one closes then opens i41CX again TRACE mode behaviour doesn't persist, even though TRACE remains selected. On must select it again, and then printing works again. Also, output is occasionally wonky--for example, try CAT 2 in TRACE mode. Each line is followed by "CAT 2" overlaying what should be there. This is not correct.
I have also found that sometimes module loading goes a little haywire. If I do a CAT 2 after doing a change to my module configuration, the changes may not be correctly reflected right away, but all is well if I exit and restart the calculator from the menu.
But this is chicken feed whingeing. For a mere 18 bucks (10 for the OS upgrade and 8 for the program) I have one of the best handheld HP simulators I have ever experienced, and I like Free42 a little more largely out of my preference for the 42S interface and my intense loyalty to and affection for Thomas.
It's a fine contribution to our community and lovers of the calculator and the iPod/iPhone will get much pleasure from it for so little cost.