One of the results of me squatting a table in the retro-gaming assembly of 29C3 is the following short list of news regarding Galaksija:
I've uploaded a new version of Galaksija development tools today. Version 0.2.2 includes the assembly source for the Not my department scroller demo that I wrote on a whim on day 1 of the Congress and that could be sporadically seen running on the TV screen in the retro-gaming area. The demo uses the built-in video driver routine in ROM, but tweaks the timings of the video signal to achieve smoother vertical motion of the text than what the usual low-resolution graphics would allow. This is a trick similar to what ROM terminal emulation routines use to smoothly scroll screen contents upwards. Here's a pretty horrible video of the running demo.
Before the congress I also updated the CMOS Galaksija page. It now finally includes complete design documentation of my Galaksija-compatible motherboard and keyboard, including schematics and PCB artwork, as well as full text of my thesis that covers a lot of details of how the circuit works (in Slovene language, for information in English it's still best to just search for "galaksija" on this blog). Over the years many people asked for these documents and now I finally managed to dig out the final version from my old CVS repository and verify that it reflects correctly the circuit in my single working specimen. I would love to hear from anyone that would like to attempt building his own CMOS Galaksija using this documentation.