[time-nuts] Lady Heather's Window
jmiles at pop.net
Sun Feb 1 23:36:59 UTC 2009
Ah, I should have mentioned that. You need to run it on a desktop that's at
least one 'standard size' larger than the window, or my graphics library
will halve the size of the window, which renders the text unreadable.
The text is still pretty cramped when running normally, but it's not a
standard Windows font -- it's a hardwired 8x8 raster font that's part of an
ancient platform-independent graphics library I wrote back when the Win95
Chicago beta came out. So unfortunately there are no real options for
improvement there without rewriting a bunch of code to use actual Windows
One thing that would help is running it in fullscreen mode, which I forgot
to enable. Grab the newest build at http://www.ke5fx.com/tbolt/setup.exe
and add an -f option to your Windows shortcut if you want it to start in
fullscreen mode (or just use alt-Enter or the maximize button to toggle
fullscreen mode after running.) Especially if you use it with /vs, the font
will appear much larger than it does in a window.
-- john, KE5FX
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]On
> Behalf Of Magnus Danielson
> Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 11:03 AM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Lady Heather's Window
> S. Nestra skrev:
> > I had the same problem of the ultra small text under XP. One of you
> > already tried to enlarge the window with /vl. I have found that the
> > opposite of this works: /vs. So if you use "heather /vs" you
> get the big
> > letters!
> > Works for me,
> YES!!! It works for me too! I get a larger window too!
> Obviously there is something wrong with that part of the code, maybe
> Windows just scales the window size down to fit the screen.
> Great... now it is useful to me! :D
> > Stijn PE1RKS
> > John Miles schreef:
> >> Here's my quick-and-dirty Windows port (including the modified
> source code):
> >> http://www.ke5fx.com/tbolt/setup.exe (600K)
> >> Tested on XP, should be fine on Win9x/2K, no telling with Vista.
> >> As with Mark's original program, the default is COM1; you'll
> need to modify
> >> your Windows shortcut to run "heather /x" (without the quotes)
> for COMx.
> >> -- john, KE5FX
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]On
> >>> Behalf Of Magnus Danielson
> >>> Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2009 10:31 AM
> >>> To: Richard W. Solomon; Discussion of precise time and frequency
> >>> measurement
> >>> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Lady Heather Update
> >>> Richard W. Solomon skrev:
> >>>> I tried it on my Compaq 486 running WIN98SE I get a black screen
> >>>> with Logoff on it and a couple of other lines that make no sense ?
> >>>> Who has the Rosetta Stone ??
> >>> I do not know... British Museum maybe?
> >>> I tried to recompile in my Cygwin environment but with no luck, failed
> >>> to compile.
> >>> It seems to be beyond me... I know nothing about Windows... I
> just need
> >>> to run the damn thing for some apps...
> >>> Cheers,
> >>> Magnus
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