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ZXpand-Commander

Post by sirmorris » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:02 pm

Greetings fellow inhabitants of Sinclair World!

Here is version 1.8 of the file manager program 'ZXpand-Commander'.

With this program you can:
  • Browse directories and files
  • Execute programs
  • Create subdirectories
  • View text file and monochrome BMP file content
  • Delete files and empty subdirectories
  • Rename files and directories
  • Move and copy files
Help is always available by pressing shift-h. When editing file names or paths you can use shift-space to cancel the edit.

The program comes with full source code. Please submit any improvements or feature upgrades back to me for inclusion in the official release.

For full functionality you should have firmware version 2.2 or above flashed to your ZXpand interface. For instructions on how to do this please consult the documentation.

View a demo of the program on YouTube


V1.8:
  • Support for automatically configuring KMurta's JOY81 programmable joystick interface when running a program - Thanks Kelly!
- Update 28/April 2017 - This version may be incompatible with the Sinclair printer. Use V1.7 instead until the issue is found.

V1.7 SP2:
  • More error messages in BMP viewer, by K.Wlosek
V1.7 SP1:
  • Some bug fixes by Kelly Murta
  • Font updated
  • Corrected version string
New in V1.7:
  • BMP file display by K.Wlosek
  • Removed the title screen
New in V1.6:
  • TXT file display by K.Murta
  • Improved display handling after delete/rename file
New in V1.5:
  • Better error handling
  • README file
New in V1.4:
  • Fast navigation added
Fixed/New in V1.3:
  • Execution of programs needing overlay-disable flag
  • Slightly improved help
Fixed in V1.2:
  • Deleting files works in all cases now
Fixed in V1.1:
  • Running programs actually works now :oops:
  • Selection cursor correctly tracks moves deletes and renames
Known issues:
  • Files larger than 16k can't be copied
  • Deep directory paths may overflow the filename buffers, causing crashes
Enjoy!
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Re: ZXpand-Commander V1.0

Post by Andy Rea » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:05 pm

Looking forward to trying this out, won't get time tonight, but i'd like to say how much i appriciate your hard work :)

Andy
6 x ZX81, 1 x TS1500 , 1 x +3e, 1 x timex 2040 printer, 1 x timex 2020 cassette deck, siclair printer and some spectrum

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Re: ZXpand-Commander V1.0

Post by 1024MAK » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:28 pm

I have to go to work soon :( , and am currently dribbling everywhere (but that maybe something to do with the gammon I'm eating).
Good work that man Image Image Image(at least it had better be, seeing as I won't have time to test it until next week... :twisted: )

Mark :mrgreen:

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Re: ZXpand-Commander V1.0

Post by 1024MAK » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:31 pm

What's even worse, is that I have only just put my Zeddy to bed... :(

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Re: ZXpand-Commander V1.0

Post by iturbez » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:31 pm

Thank you very much, Sirmorris!

Keep up that good job! :D :D :D

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Re: ZXpand-Commander V1.0

Post by sirmorris » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:40 pm

Thanks guys,

I could keep going and picking at bits and pieces but I think I should leave it to settle now, and see what people say.

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Re: ZXpand-Commander

Post by sirmorris » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:31 pm

Thanks to some bug reports from Yerzmyey I have had the opportunity to revisit the code and improve it :lol:

V1.1 is available from the top post.

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Re: ZXpand-Commander

Post by yerzmyey » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:12 pm

sirmorris wrote: [*]Delete files and empty subdirectories[/*]

You have NO IDEA how DELIGHTFUL was for me to DELETE the *.bin file after reflashing.
Delete!! :) On ZX81!!! Without the highly annoying moving the card to PC!!!
AT LASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST!!! ;)


OK, I will test the newest version today, I hope.
We go to the Spectrum/Atari meeting tomorrow, so it might be difficult BUT - for sure I will copy the commander and at least will be testing it on the party. So results will be a little bit later, that's all.
But I'm sure everything works fine.

THX A LOT FOR THE COMMANDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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"MONOCHROME" issue 5 - (Spring 2014) free paper/PDF magazine about ZX81: http://tiny.pl/q2m44
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Re: ZXpand-Commander

Post by yerzmyey » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:27 pm

Test done, an e'mail has been sent. ;)
IN NIHILUM REVERTERIS - a big text-adventure game for ZX81: http://tiny.pl/g2m6m
"MONOCHROME" issue 5 - (Spring 2014) free paper/PDF magazine about ZX81: http://tiny.pl/q2m44
ZX81 COMPETITIONS 2007/2009: http://zx81.republika.pl/

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Re: ZXpand-Commander

Post by Andy Rea » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:51 pm

OK just tried out the ZX-commander, using Firmware 2.2beta and ROM V6.6,

loading works OK now, Delete is still not right, when you delete a file, the window now has 2 highlight bars, 1 at the top the other at the location where the file you deleted was, the window is also de-void of information, you can move the highlight bar (not the one at the top) up and down, if you scroll off the bottom you start to get file names again, however it continues to scroll past the end of that folder and starts displaying files from the other window... eventually crashing if you scroll past the end of that, if you move the bar to the top it gets stuck there, you can still switch back to the other window.

Regards Andy
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