Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Nov 2012 15:56 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Can you believe they've come this far by now? Once known as OpenBeOS, Haiku today announced the release of the fourth alpha for Haiku R1. It seems like only yesterday when BeOS died and OpenBeOS rose form its ashes, generating a new hope among the legions of avid BeOS fans. Now, almost twelve years later, we've hit the fourth alpha.
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RE[14]: Sarcasm much?
by zima on Fri 16th Nov 2012 12:18 UTC in reply to "RE[13]: Sarcasm much?"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

Wait, what was so horrible in "!SYSTEM"(?) in the ROM? Do I miss something because of unfamiliarity with some RISCOS-specific notation?

PS. Generally... come on, there had to be something nice about RISCOS? ;) Not even one thing?

Edited 2012-11-16 12:20 UTC

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RE[15]: Sarcasm much?
by henderson101 on Fri 16th Nov 2012 16:51 in reply to "RE[14]: Sarcasm much?"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Because the !System was where relocatable modules lived (amongst other things). Relocatable modules were the "DLL" of the RISCOS world. RISCOS used to talk to one !System at a time and it remembered the last "run" one (they auto ran as you opened a disk, but only the first one the system saw as I remember it.) If your software added anything to the !System, you needed that to be the one the system used. Having one in ROM kind of ensured that was painful. I dunno.. maybe they fixed it. The A7000 had a hard drive and that seemed to always take precedence. It was a big issue on all of the early models, as none of them had hard drives, RISCOS 2.0 certainly had no apps or !System in ROM.

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RE[16]: Sarcasm much?
by zima on Sat 17th Nov 2012 03:56 in reply to "RE[15]: Sarcasm much?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I see (I think...). But I must note you conspicuously still didn't say anything nice about RISC OS... ;p

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