Feature requests

Discussion around the Swiss Micros DM42 calculator.
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Walter
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Re: Feature requests

Post by Walter » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:58 am

@dlachieze & ijabott: Don't take everything literally. You can choose any strange character you don't need elsewhere for starting a comment. Like " or ; or @ or {. You've got plenty of space in one row, would be a pity wasting it IMHO.
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Re: Feature requests

Post by kevinvinv » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:58 pm

I would like some keyboard bounce control :) I would pay for it!!

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Re: Feature requests

Post by Dave92F1 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:49 pm

Same here. Key bounce is the only flaw on the DM42.

But it's a serious flaw. I can't input anything without checking for doubled digits.

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Re: Feature requests

Post by mezoganet » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:01 am

Thomas Okken wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:02 pm
Not to mention: directories, since those flat namespaces for programs and variables can become awkward once you start loading lots of programs...
This is really more than important and seems to be so simple to implement.

Should have been fixed in « next » release. I don’t know which « next » release though.
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Re: Feature requests

Post by Helix » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:44 am

Since the release of the DM42, I read continuously complaints about the keyboard :(
I don't plan to buy this calculator because of these recurrent and unsolved keyboard problems.
SwissMicros, if you read this: you are losing potential buyers!

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Re: Feature requests

Post by Walter » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:21 am

Helix wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:44 am
Since the release of the DM42, I read continuously complaints about the keyboard :(
I don't plan to buy this calculator because of these recurrent and unsolved keyboard problems.
Unhappy customers will more probably post their experience here than happy ones. To get an idea of the real order of magnitude, you can do as follows:

1. Forget Beta.
2. Look for min and max S/N in the posts beyond.
3. Calculate: all = max - min.
4. Count all S/N's for which keyboard complaints are posted.
5. Divide by "all".
6. Assess the resulting ratio.
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Stefan Karlsson
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Re: Feature requests

Post by Stefan Karlsson » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:45 am

I'd like an option to use a space character as thousands separator.

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Re: Feature requests

Post by KimWood » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:20 am

Just saying... I have purchased three DM42's & a gaggle of DMxxL's. I worked for HP in the 1980's and have a few HP calculators in my collection too. I am an electronics engineer and a calculator enthusiast. The DM42 is the best calculator I own. Hands down! I wouldn't get too stressed over the comments about keyboard bounce. These forums can sometimes major in the minors. I know everyone means well, but really the DM42 is just fantastic. If you love RPN calculators, you will love the DM42. :D

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Re: Feature requests

Post by grsbanks » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:16 pm

Stefan Karlsson wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:45 am
I'd like an option to use a space character as thousands separator.
The DM42 runs the Free42 simulator, which (apart from a few extensions) is a faithful reproduction of the HP-42S, and the HP-42S doesn't offer the space as a thousands separator, only the comma, the dot or no separator at all.

If you want to see this in Free42 then you'll have to convince Thomas Okken that it's a worthwhile deviation from the original HP and then convince him either to write the extension himself or to accept a patch that you write.
Not SwissMicros staff, just an enthusiast.

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Re: Feature requests

Post by Thomas Okken » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:08 pm

Someone could write a patch for this, but it won't be me... viewtopic.php?f=15&t=409&p=4829#p4829

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