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Re: A few to get you started

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:15 pm
by Walter
rprosperi wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:30 pm
Now if only the dev team was available... speaking of which, anyone heard from Marcus, he's been noticeably absent here and also on MoHPC forums lately.
Marcus is busy and taken by other affairs for the time being. Speaking of SW & FW development, the whole worldwide community of calculator enthusiasts seems to lack one or two or three people joining Pauli in this task. I must admit I didn't expect anything like this on a planet of 7e9 inhabitants.

Re: A few to get you started

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:18 pm
by Walter
H2X wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:33 pm
Walter, have you considered 3 rows of softkeys? ;)
Yes, I have. Unshifted, f- and g-shifted, as you could have seen on the picture (1, 10, 11). ;)

What's displayed there is the menu 'EXP for exponential functions not printed on the keyboard.

Re: A few to get you started

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:36 pm
by H2X
Walter wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:18 pm
H2X wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:33 pm
Walter, have you considered 3 rows of softkeys? ;)
Yes, I have. Unshifted, f- and g-shifted, as you could have seen on the picture (1, 10, 11). ;)

What's displayed there is the menu 'EXP for exponential functions not printed on the keyboard.
I know that. ;)

I meant the top 3 rows of the keyboard as soft keys, without shift, instead of the top row with shift. The thought just occurred to me, and it may very well just be a brainfart - but it made curious about the two extra rows are really needed when you have that power in terms of dynamically assignable soft keys.

Elaboration: I think what made that thought occur, is that once you can see what that key might do on the screen, my brain thinks it would like to achieve that with one click, not two.

Re: A few to get you started

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:01 pm
by Walter
H2X wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:36 pm
I meant the top 3 rows of the keyboard as soft keys, without shift, instead of the top row with shift. The thought just occurred to me, and it may very well just be a brainfart ...
Well, I wouldn't have expressed it so harshly ;) :P
H2X wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:36 pm
Elaboration: I think what made that thought occur, is that once you can see what that key might do on the screen, my brain thinks it would like to achieve that with one click, not two.
Too much keyboard dynamics makes me nervous. Don't forget you may reassign whatever you want (s. Sect. 6).

Off topic: Ultimate flexibility is offered by a Prime-like touchscreen device, though without keyclick there (and with lower display resolution).

Re: A few to get you started

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:40 am
by Geoff Quickfall
Walter said:

Too much keyboard dynamics makes me nervous.



I need four shift colours per key, giving five functions per key and no equal sign of any type! That keeps my fellow workers from touching my 43 :!:

:D

Re: A few to get you started

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:34 am
by RAPo
In fact much more than five functions if the shift functions (f,g,h,I,j) can work in tandem: f+key,g+key,...
f+g+key,g+h+ key,...,f+g+h+key ...
I'll leave it to your DM42 to work out the exact number ;-).

Geoff Quickfall wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:40 am
...
I need four shift colours per key, giving five functions per key and no equal sign of any type!
...

Re: A few to get you started

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:14 am
by Walter
Geoff Quickfall wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:40 am
I need four shift colours per key, giving five functions per key and no equal sign of any type! That keeps my fellow workers from touching my 43 :!:
One man one vote. :|

Re: A few to get you started

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:41 am
by Vitasam
In 1985 a Soviet science fiction author Mikhail Georgievich Pukhov (1944 - 1995) wrote a novel Returning to the Earth. The novel instantly gained popularity, because it was a very first of its kind novel in USSR where an interesting space fiction plot was combined with a set of simple programs for most affordable Soviet computers - RPN programmable calculators Elektronika B3-34, MK54 and MK56. Programs where step-by-step space simulators, written by a talented author of the novel (and an engineer as well). Programs and algorithms behind them were checked by a Soviet cosmonaut Yury Nikolayevich Glazkov (1939 - 2008) who was a Flight Engineer on Soyuz 24 and Salyut 5 space missions. And for those who (like me, a schoolboy in that time), spent long evenings flying a two-seater spacecraft "Kon-Tiki" by drawing trajectories on a sheet of millimeter-paper:
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(converting to BMP is needed).

Re: A few to get you started

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:36 am
by grsbanks
Thanks to Vitasam for bringing this conversation back on-topic :)

Re: A few to get you started

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:31 am
by H2X
Walter wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:19 pm
For those of you who like to peek a bit, look at the first picture here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/wp43s/
Assuming that first picture is an OFFIMG, would you care to share it, Walter?