Software updates?

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Dave Britten
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Software updates?

Post by Dave Britten »

Not to nag or anything, but I recall there were some neat features in the works for an upcoming release. Is there any news to share? We're closing in on the one-year anniversary of the current firmware release. :)
hpgene
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Re: Software updates?

Post by hpgene »

...one year in which the code has been remarkably stable and error free. Kudos in the extreme for such a well designed and capable product.

Now, new features would be nice, of course... :-)
Dave Britten
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Re: Software updates?

Post by Dave Britten »

It has been remarkably solid, so credit where credit is due, but I know there are a few lingering issues, some of them display-related. Quite a few fixes and minor improvements have been talked up for the "next release". :)
Panchdara
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Re: Software updates?

Post by Panchdara »

Solid, yes. How about the editor bug? When entering multiple opcode instructions and hitting <- then a couple lines are removed. That's a serious bug.
EM41
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Re: Software updates?

Post by EM41 »

First tone of the beep is too short, was introduced with the last update.
Not everybody can hear it but I am an ex telegraphist and I can.
I can live with it and I am generally very pleased with the calc but if an update is planned please take this one also into account.
HP41C (2x), HP41CV, HP41CX, DM41X β, DM41X, DM42, HP11C, HP48G, HP97
Nissen
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Re: Software updates?

Post by Nissen »

Hello EM41,
Make a digital sound recording of the beep. Then load the audio file into an audio editor, i.e. the "Audacity" editor. Then tell us, how large the error is.
Vy 73, OZ7NW, and also Radio Officer :)
PS: There are fine videos of Scheveningen Radio, PCH on YouTube!
EM41
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Re: Software updates?

Post by EM41 »

Nissen wrote:
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:29 pm
Hello EM41,
Make a digital sound recording of the beep. Then load the audio file into an audio editor, i.e. the "Audacity" editor. Then tell us, how large the error is.
Vy 73, OZ7NW, and also Radio Officer :)
PS: There are fine videos of Scheveningen Radio, PCH on YouTube!
I already did some months ago viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2892
Scheveningen is no more unfortunately.
PA3DES here and in 1985/86 I manned PCW50, the army station for contact with the Sinai missions so I'm not a sailor.
Anyway I hate dissonances and wrong timing haha.
73'
HP41C (2x), HP41CV, HP41CX, DM41X β, DM41X, DM42, HP11C, HP48G, HP97
Nissen
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Re: Software updates?

Post by Nissen »

Dr OM PA3DES
Yes, you are right. That looks like a damage in the software.
Have you tried reinstalling the firmware?
Vy 73, OZ7NW
PS: Which one of your DM41X has the beep error?
EM41
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Re: Software updates?

Post by EM41 »

Yes I tried the last few and its only present in the last firmware.
Also some others have experienced it so its not just mine.
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Nissen
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Re: Software updates?

Post by Nissen »

You are right. It is a bug.
73, oz7nw
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