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by Thomas Okken
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator
Replies: 29
Views: 2080

Re: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator

I fixed the second-row GETKEY behavior with the DM42 skin, and fixed another, similar bug in GETKEY as well. The fix is in GitHub now; I'll sit on it for a few days, and assuming nothing else comes up, I'll release it this weekend.
by Thomas Okken
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator
Replies: 29
Views: 2080

Re: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator

with the default behavior, when no GETKEY code is specified, to be the existing behavior, since it might actually be useful once you understand what it does. On second thought, it would probably be better if the default behavior is to map the function number to the key where it is mapped on the sta...
by Thomas Okken
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator
Replies: 29
Views: 2080

Re: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator

GETKEY behaves erratically on the first row of keys (not the menu keys). [...] The DM42 skin returns 1-6 for the menu keys and 2192 for S+, 2072 for 1/X etc. Hmmm, yes, when I implemented the "direct command mapping" feature, I didn't give any thought to how that would affect GETKEY. "Direct comman...
by Thomas Okken
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator
Replies: 29
Views: 2080

Re: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator

Sad and/or amusing facts: adding 10 MB would make Free42 about three times as large as it is now, or about 10 times as large as before the Intel library. Also, the combined sizes of the icons and skins in the current iOS version are larger than Byron Foster's whole 42s app (which is pre-Intel-lib). ...
by Thomas Okken
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: DM42
Topic: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator
Replies: 29
Views: 2080

Re: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator

I did a Bluetooth mobile app project in Qt a few years ago, and must say it was a mixed experience. Yes, it creates native executables (no VM) and you can write in C++, but the QtCore, QtGui ++ libraries makes your app quite chunky, and I found it hard to create a nice consistent GUI experience. Ye...
by Thomas Okken
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Update Announcements
Topic: UPDATE: DMCP-3.12 / DM42-3.12
Replies: 40
Views: 7857

Re: UPDATE: DMCP-3.12 / DM42-3.12

Right on cue to make me look foolish, Werner discovered another 15-year-old bug, this one having to do with storing strings into shared matrices. See this discussion on the MoHPC forum . I'll release a fix tonight; here's hoping SwissMicros gets the DM41X out the door soon so they can get caught up ...
by Thomas Okken
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Update Announcements
Topic: UPDATE: DMCP-3.12 / DM42-3.12
Replies: 40
Views: 7857

Re: UPDATE: DMCP-3.12 / DM42-3.12

Oh, I admit I hadn't expected as many bug fixes in a 15 year old product. :shock: Fair enough, but maybe I should point out that not all of those bugs are 15 years old. The SOLVE code has undergone several algorithm changes; the number-input code has had to be modified for the Intel library and the...
by Thomas Okken
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Update Announcements
Topic: UPDATE: DMCP-3.12 / DM42-3.12
Replies: 40
Views: 7857

Re: UPDATE: DMCP-3.12 / DM42-3.12

[...] - UPDATE: DMCP-3.15 - Unread post by grsbanks » 27 Jul 2019, 07:49 There had been no new Updates since then. Looks like a solid product now. :D No doubt, but it would be even more so if it included these fixes to Free42 that happened since 2.2: (N.B. Only showing changes that are relevant to ...
by Thomas Okken
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator
Replies: 29
Views: 2080

Re: DM42 skin for the Free42 simulator

somehow "Free42+ Special Version" +1 for wanting this. My impression after occasionally reading things Mr O writes, this won’t happen unless you jump into the code yourself. Yes. Apart from not finding the bigger display very interesting myself, one big problem is that because I maintain Free42 for...
by Thomas Okken
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Non-numeric stuff in calculations
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Non-numeric stuff in calculations

From a practical point of view for me it is essential that in a formula compromised of sequential RPN steps, that no one step will result in a hard error, regardless how bad the error is, because that will require manual intervention and stop the process. That could be dealt with using an exception...