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8X+[SE] - calcsys 1.4 - the forgotten update
« on: February 10, 2021, 03:45:31 am »
Welcome.

I recently discovered that the source for calcsys 1.4 is actually public since 2017, and was provided by its original developer, Dan Englender (cheers if you're reading this BTW).
Here are the documented changes :

> Flag byte 20 now displays correctly.
> Displays correct size information for archived variables.
> Hex Editor now views RAM pages on 84P correctly.

I was a bit curious to know why it had never been made available in its assembled form, so i tested it.
First, i discovered a few undocumented changes, but there might be more :

> Data location for archived variables now points to the actual data, rather than the whole archive entry.
> There is now a 1 pixel space between characters in the About screen.

Overall, the update is actually pretty close to be stable, so i performed the following :

> Discovered bugs were fixed, in a pretty clean way.
> Missing 1.4 information was added in the documentation, including undocumented changes.
> The source is now easier to assemble.

You'll find the updated source in the attached file.
To generate the application, follow the instructions in READ.txt (windows OS required).


I originally tried to contact both Dan Englender and Detached Solutions, but the email boxes are either full, or don't exist anymore.
I believe everything follows what's in the license.txt file anyway.

This is my tribute to an app that made history.
Have fun with calcsys 1.4 =]
« Last Edit: March 09, 2021, 08:11:48 pm by the_mad_joob »