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

This comes after i 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).
Since the update was obviously abandoned, i tested it and made it stable.
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 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.

ORIGINAL CHANGES :

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

UNDOCUMENTED CHANGES (that i discovered, but there might be more) :

> "VAT" section : The data location for archived variables now points to the actual data, rather than the whole archive entry.
> "About" section : There is now a 1 pixel space between characters.

UNOFFICIAL CHANGES (that i performed) :

> Fixed the bug that was causing many strings to not be displayed in multiple contexts.
> Fixed the bug that was causing a trash character to often be displayed under the cursor during hex inputs.
> "About" section : All strings are now entirely displayed.
> "About" section : The release date was updated (github source date used as reference).
> Missing 1.4 information was added to the documentation, including undocumented and unofficial changes.
> The source is now easier to assemble.
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Re: 8X+[SE] - calcsys 1.4 - the forgotten update
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2021, 07:16:26 am »
> Fixed the bug that was causing a trash character to often be displayed under the cursor during hex inputs.
That was actually introduced before 1.4, and i've been wanting to fix that one for quite a while.

> Removed the useless warning message that was appearing in ZDS log.