Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Sep 2008 16:20 UTC, submitted by teigetje
RISC OS A huge blow to the already small RISC OS market and community: Castle Technology has announced that the Iyonix range of ARM-based RISC OS computers will be taken off the market after 30th September. Support will continue through the Iyonix website, the dealer network, and by email. This leaves Advantage6 as the only manufacturer of RISC OS hardware with its A9Home computer.
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mbpark
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2005-11-17

I would really like to see RiscOS opened up and ported to another ARM platform.

There are two out there which are well-documented, which are the GumStix or BeagleBoard platforms.

The Beagleboard itself would be the perfect platform for RiscOS, IMHO, as it has 256MB onboard NAND flash, 128MB DDR RAM, and a ton of documentation on how to build drivers for the platform due to Linux running on it. The GumStix platform wouldn't be so good, as it doesn't have full VGA support.

RiscOS was always known as an OS that could run out of flash, and this would enable it to do so on a more modern platform.

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JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

I would really like to see RiscOS opened up and ported to another ARM platform.

There are two out there which are well-documented, which are the GumStix or BeagleBoard platforms.

The Beagleboard itself would be the perfect platform for RiscOS, IMHO, as it has 256MB onboard NAND flash, 128MB DDR RAM, and a ton of documentation on how to build drivers for the platform due to Linux running on it. The GumStix platform wouldn't be so good, as it doesn't have full VGA support.

RiscOS was always known as an OS that could run out of flash, and this would enable it to do so on a more modern platform.


If you think Beagleboard is perfect, check out Pandora.

http://www.openpandora.org/index.php

Now THAT would be perfect for RiscOS.

Edited 2008-09-29 23:32 UTC

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