Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Oct 2011 12:59 UTC, submitted by Martin H Hansen
RISC OS Sometimes, on a rather boring and run-of-the-mill Monday, I get news in the submission queue which just puts a gigantic smile on my face. We've talked about the Raspberry Pi before on OSNews, and other than reporting that everything's on track for a Christmas launch, it has also been announced that the Raspberry Pi will be able to run... RISC OS. A British educational ARM board running RISC OS? We have come full circle. And I couldn't be happier. Update: Theo Markettos emailed me with two corrections - Markettos isn't actually a representative of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and the quoted bits are transcribed, they're not Markettos' literal words. Thanks for clearing that up!
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RE[3]: Let it go.....
by helpful on Mon 31st Oct 2011 17:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Let it go....."
helpful
Member since:
2011-10-31

If you want RiscOS chances are you really want the GUI, in which case, get stuck in with the Rox desktop.

It's a nice effort but unfortunately it doesn't change the UI of any of the applications you run, which still behave like Windows/Mac/KDE/Gnome apps, so you lose a lot of the benefits of the RISC OS GUI.

Every time I see a File Open/Save dialogue box I just want to cry at the massive waste of time (mine and the programmers) that they are :-(

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RE[4]: Let it go.....
by Dave_K on Mon 31st Oct 2011 19:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Let it go....."
Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

It's a nice effort but unfortunately it doesn't change the UI of any of the applications you run, which still behave like Windows/Mac/KDE/Gnome apps, so you lose a lot of the benefits of the RISC OS GUI.


Agreed. ROX doesn't provide anything close to the full RISC OS experience. Just like adding a dock and theme to Windows and Linux can't turn them into Mac OS X.

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RE[4]: Let it go.....
by jabjoe on Mon 31st Oct 2011 19:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Let it go....."
jabjoe Member since:
2009-05-06

Yer, the load/save was the best in any OS. I've felt for some time the desktop should do load/save dialogs and processes communicate with the desktop via pipes/socket. That way you can have Explorer like extensions without injecting code into every process that opens a file dialog. It also means you can do things like proper Rox file dialogs for all apps without them need to even be recompiled. Should be part xdg standard. :-)

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