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by Thomas Okken
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development

As someone noted in another discussion on this topic — I don't remember if it was on the MoHPC forum or in private — the question that appears to often not get asked before jumping on the Agile bandwagon is: What problem are you trying to solve? When an answer to that question is not forthcoming, ex...
by Thomas Okken
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development
Replies: 12
Views: 375

Re: Cons (predominantly) and pros (if any) of agile development

I haven't read the "Agile Manifesto" so I can't comment on the issue of what Agile is vs. what it is supposed to be. I do, however, have the experience of working in three different companies that each were run by true Agile believers, and while the details differed somewhat, the big picture was exa...
by Thomas Okken
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 640
Views: 26292

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

I would like your opinion as to whether the radio button is useful on a device with a screen like the DM42 or whether there are any reservations about this concept. You have enough experience with it. The HP-42S has radio buttons and check boxes. In the MODES menu, for instance, DEG/RAD/GRAD, RECT/...
by Thomas Okken
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 640
Views: 26292

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Wait for two more years and "agile" will be totally out since even the last employee will have recognized its general application is BS™. From your lips to god's ears, Walter! And if they live in the USA, they will always INVENT an INNOVATIVE GROUNDBRAKING NEW PARADIGM changing the world. America i...
by Thomas Okken
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 640
Views: 26292

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

"Can contain irony" Hehe, sorry, I didn't realize you were being tongue-in-cheek. My own bitter experience with Agile in the workplace has destroyed my sense of humor on that topic, I guess. I'll try to fix that. :oops: But since my bait worked and I have you right here, with your experience with t...
by Thomas Okken
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C
Replies: 640
Views: 26292

Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

..conceptual work pays... What happens with the WP43C development could be called "agile software development". And that's the way all major companies do their software now. Microsoft develops Windows 10 "Agile". That's why we get an update every six months. "All the major companies are doing it" i...
by Thomas Okken
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: 43S News
Replies: 478
Views: 68025

Re: 43S News

[...] the DM42 case whose programs and states can be exchanged between different calculator units but where only programs remain compatible with Free42 ( which is not a DM42 emulator , as we all know: if you try to share states you may encounter a “corrupted file” message). That could be remedied, ...
by Thomas Okken
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: DM42
Topic: When will we get an up to date DM42?
Replies: 9
Views: 1289

Re: When will we get an up to date DM42?

I have been very busy with Free42 in from July to September, so I can imagine SwissMicros wanting to wait for things to settle down before doing another merge. It will be a bigger one than usual: the BSIZE/BWRAP/BSIGNED changes for 2.4 were pretty big, and the state file changes for 2.5 were very bi...
by Thomas Okken
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Discuss!
Topic: DM41X Alternative key layout
Replies: 44
Views: 3140

Re: DM41X Alternative key layout

I see the closed IP as a big problem, probably even a show-stopper for me. I may be different from most users, but one of the key advantages of the HP-41 is that we have full knowledge, complete access and control over everything. I would not want to give that up. Gosh, this from the person who tol...
by Thomas Okken
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: First Entry into Matrix Pushes Stack
Replies: 17
Views: 3376

Re: First Entry into Matrix Pushes Stack

What happens is that EDIT and EDITN preserve the stack lift state. This is authentic HP-42S behavior, and I'm sure it's a bug, but Free42 emulates it for the sake of compatibility. See the change history: 2018-03-10: release 2.0.19 * Another EDIT/EDITN fix: in the real HP-42S, EDIT and EDITN don't a...