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by grsbanks
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Update Announcements
Topic: UPDATE: DMCP-3.12 / DM42-3.12
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: UPDATE: DMCP-3.12 / DM42-3.12

1. What is MSC mode? Mass Storage Class. The DM42 basically mounts the FAT drive to look at its contents. 2. Is the purpose of showing the reset.bmp image simply to know that a reset has occurred? It was Michael's idea so that we can program the DM42 units with a screen saying "Thanks for purchasin...
by grsbanks
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Update Announcements
Topic: UPDATE: DMCP-3.12 / DM42-3.12
Replies: 7
Views: 230

UPDATE: DMCP-3.12 / DM42-3.12

This latest update to both the DMCP and DM42/Free42 parts of the DM42's firmware brings the following improvements: DMCP-3.12 Firmware update from FAT - doesn't wait for key press after successful flashing RESET+[+] jumps directly to MSC mode (checks for firmware and keymap file and installs them w...
by grsbanks
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: DM42 Missing Firmware File on FAT Drive?
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: DM42 Missing Firmware File on FAT Drive?

This is normal behaviour.

If the firmware file is there and its version is at least that of the firmware currently installed, it will install it.

After successful installation into the DM42's flash memory, the firmware file is deleted. It doesn't have to be there for the calculator to function.
by grsbanks
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: Alpha font ties to Last x
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Alpha font ties to Last x

The font size for the message area wasn't being set explicitly at all, it was using the last font selected, i.e. the topmost displayed line of the stack.

The font size used is now set explicitly to the base font size.
by grsbanks
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Free42 has a new version, 2.022, time for a DM42 ROM update...
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Free42 has a new version, 2.022, time for a DM42 ROM update...

The alpha versions I've been testing are indeed "combo" style :)
by grsbanks
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: Alpha font ties to Last x
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Alpha font ties to Last x

There's a fix for this in the next firmware version :)

Thanks for the report!
by grsbanks
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: DM1x/DM41
Topic: [DM41L] COR and T+X What do they do?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: [DM41L] COR and T+X What do they do?

They are functions that are part of the Time Module and they're documented in the manual for that and in the manual for the HP-41CX.

See https://www.swissmicros.com/models.php for links to the HP-41CX documentation.
by grsbanks
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Free42 has a new version, 2.022, time for a DM42 ROM update...
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Free42 has a new version, 2.022, time for a DM42 ROM update...

On the subject of functionality, these are the four items in Free42 2.0.22 that are relevant to the DM42: I was wrong about that. I've been in touch with David and there is a firmware version incorporating Free42 V2.0.22 in the works. ETA as yet unknown as it depends on whether or not other stuff w...
by grsbanks
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Free42 has a new version, 2.022, time for a DM42 ROM update...
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Free42 has a new version, 2.022, time for a DM42 ROM update...

That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying that the changes in Free42 only affect parts that are not used in the DM42. Because of this, updating to Free42 2.0.22 just for the sake of being up to date makes no sense. It will be of no benefit to the DM42.
by grsbanks
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: DM42
Topic: Free42 has a new version, 2.022, time for a DM42 ROM update...
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: Free42 has a new version, 2.022, time for a DM42 ROM update...

As far as I can see, none of the changes actually affect the DM42. Remember, keyboard input is managed by DMCP.