Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th May 2007 20:24 UTC
RISC OS The first batch of the RISC OS 5 source code has been released today for free download, hours before the start of the Wakefield 2007 show. The upload comes after Castle revealed its shared source licence. The first set of components released by RISC OS Open and Castle comprises of major applications and modules that form part of the backbone of the operating system. These include utility CloseUp; desktop applications Paint, Draw and Edit; the RISC OS Filer and Pinboard; CDFS, various CD device drivers and CDFS Filer; the MessageTrans and BASIC modules; and Browse fetchers. The software is written in a mix of BASIC, C and ARM assembler.
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RE[2]: Huzzzza!
by nicholas on Sun 20th May 2007 15:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Huzzzza!"
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Just to make that a little clearer, if a folder has a pling infront of its name it is indicating that it is an application directory instead of a standard folder.

A 'pling'? That's the first time i've heard an exclamation mark referred to as that.

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RE[3]: Huzzzza!
by RISCOSMike on Sun 20th May 2007 16:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Huzzzza!"
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RE[3]: Huzzzza!
by Coxy on Sun 20th May 2007 18:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Huzzzza!"
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My brother and his acorn programming friends used to call it ping too, but only inrelation to computing.

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RE[3]: Huzzzza!
by simo on Mon 21st May 2007 14:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Huzzzza!"
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yeah i used to call it a pling during my risc os days, but now i know better ;-)

# = sharp
! = bang

sharp+bang = shebang, as in shell scripts: #!/bin/sh

anyway, its a shame that its only the applications and a few modules so far that have been released, not the kernel, or enough to actually build risc os 5.

it looks like castle want ro5's !paint and !draw to be updated to select's featureset by someone for free.

anyone know what version of !browse has been "opensourced" as i remember having a copy of !phoenix, which was !browse 2.09 (or something higher than 2.07 that us clan folk got) with javascript and stuff.

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