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by stephen_usher
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Sad day: I'm having to "upgrade" from MiNT 1.12...
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: Sad day: I'm having to "upgrade" from MiNT 1.12...

I'm glad that you're not taking this as a personal argument. :) "You really had to be there at the time." If you want to know precisely what I think the mis-steps in the development were, well: Removing the ability to quit back to the desktop. From what I remember of this, Frank didn't want to maint...
by stephen_usher
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Sad day: I'm having to "upgrade" from MiNT 1.12...
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: Sad day: I'm having to "upgrade" from MiNT 1.12...

Actually, shared libraries were implemented, starting in 94/95. You forget that I was one of the kernel developers in the early days. It's not only the Changelogs which colours my opinion. I was on the MiNT mailing list until they moved away from using that to something else, I forget what, about 5 ...
by stephen_usher
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Sad day: I'm having to "upgrade" from MiNT 1.12...
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: Sad day: I'm having to "upgrade" from MiNT 1.12...

P.S. I'm surprised that after all these years the EasyMiNT/SpareMiNT system still uses my original init(8) program, and a version compiled in 1995 at that! P.P.S. I find it annoying that it seems every component that starts during the boot writes a copyright statement. <rant>It seems like pure vanit...
by stephen_usher
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Sad day: I'm having to "upgrade" from MiNT 1.12...
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: Sad day: I'm having to "upgrade" from MiNT 1.12...

I will be not popular among some people because of following: while I dealt with different versions of Mint my impression was that it is rather something experimental, not really user friendly OS with some really annoying flaws which could be fixed if authors would have more testing platforms, will...
by stephen_usher
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Sad day: I'm having to "upgrade" from MiNT 1.12...
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: Sad day: I'm having to "upgrade" from MiNT 1.12...

When you say they moved it from its Unix like roots what do you mean specifically? What kind of changes did they make From reading the changelog, in the late 90s the developers, who were more interested in graphical desktop use than command-line (and focusing on XaAES), started removing parts of th...
by stephen_usher
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: Sad day: I'm having to "upgrade" from MiNT 1.12...
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Sad day: I'm having to "upgrade" from MiNT 1.12...

Last night I tried firing up MiNT 1.12 on my TT for the first time since the memory upgrade to 68MB and... it just sat there. The version banner came up but that was it. The machine was still alive as the mouse cursor still moved but it just didn't get any further. So, now we know that the old MiNT ...
by stephen_usher
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Lightning VME + (original) Apple USB Ethernet interface = Success!
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Lightning VME + (original) Apple USB Ethernet interface = Success!

Just for everyone's reference, the Apple USB Ethernet adapter (MC704LL/A) works with the Lightning VME card and connects to the network, at least with the modified UIPtool supplied with the Lightning VME. I've not had a chance to test the STiNG and MiNT drivers. Seeing as the Apple adapters are dead...
by stephen_usher
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: BENCHMARKS
Topic: TT stock benchmarks
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: TT stock benchmarks

Steve wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:40 am
Why is his float math already 195% though?
That's what I was wondering about.
by stephen_usher
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: BENCHMARKS
Topic: TT stock benchmarks
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: TT stock benchmarks

I've just fitted my TT with a Storm memory upgrade and 2x32MB EDO DIMMs and got an interesting benchmark result relative to the TT-Med benchmark..

Other than the addition of the Storm (and Lightning, which I can't get to work yet) the machine is stock.
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by stephen_usher
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: PSU (power supplies)
Topic: How to: recapping the Mega STe power supply
Replies: 36
Views: 2821

Re: How to: recapping the Mega STe power supply

mikro wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:54 pm
troed wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:40 am
It does mean that everyone might be running these fans "backwards". I need to look at how I connected mine.
I've been wondering about the same. So what is the original direction? Is the fan sucking new air in or blowing hot air out?
Blowing out.