ArchDEV/RTM was a software suite released by Psion for people wishing to create software using the power of the programming language and database facilities provided by QL Archive.

ArchDEV was the program for creating the programs, and protecting the code.

ArchRTM was then a freely distributable runtime module, which was required to link in and run the finished program, subject to a license fee of £1 per copy sold being paid to Psion.

ArchRTM provided various advantages to software developers:

  • Smaller footprint than Archive, running more quickly on the QL
  • More memory available for programs and databases
  • Automatically loads and runs an Archive program, which then controls the full QL screen
  • The program is protected, and cannot be broken into by users
  • The memory split between ArchRTM (or RTM Archive) and QDOS can be tuned to get the best out of your program

A number of commercial packages were released using this development package, including:

Screenshot of Sinclair QL ArchDev/RTM by Psion Limited
Title: ArchDEV/RTM
Language: Unknown
Author: Unknown
Publisher: Psion and PDQL
Year of Publication: Unknown
Price September 1985: Unknown
Reviews: Unknown
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators
Commercial Status: Commercial

Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Unknown

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