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Article #1146 (1170 is last):
From: cd827@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Jeffrey J. McWilliams)
>Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.spec.8bit
Subject: Textpro 5.12
Reply-To: cd827@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Jeffrey J. McWilliams)
Date: Fri May 20 01:14:18 1994

Anyone who likes Textpro, or has a 130XE or XE compatible should
check out the new 5.12 version of Textpro at the archive.
It comes shipped ready to use 5 banks total, each 16K in size, on
a 130XE.  It can be configured to use up to 64 banks, i.e. 1024K
worth of editing space in the word processor.
There is abug in this release pertaining to useing the BANKUTIL.ADN
module or the TPTOOLS addon module.  It has been fixed, and a
new version of each will be uploaded soon.
I've just finished figuring out which banks SpartaDOS-X leaves
alone on a 1088K Newell 800XL, when you are using the following:

USE BANKED
DEVICE SPARTA BANKED
DEVICE RAMDISK 55,8

Now that I know which banks are left along, I'll be configuring
Textpro for 8 extended banks, plus the main bank.  That's 144K,
not too bad.

With all the permutations and combinations of memory upgrades and sizes,
ramdisk handlers, and possible Textpro configurations, I can see the
need for some sort of memory diagnostic utility which can figure out
which banks are available and not used by the Ramdisk handler so that
Textpro can use them.  With luck, I might get working on something that
would even load as a Textpro module and do all this for you.

The question is.. is anyone interested?

4 weeks ago I posted to the net a complete and ready to use
set of routines for Action! that let any programmer read mouse values
from a plugged in st compatible mouse.  No one even batted an eyelash.
The signal/noise ratio at comp.sys.atari.8bit has really decreased
lately, and I might refocus my attention here instead.  What say
you all?

Jeff McWilliams
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