RISCOS Ltd., the developers of RISC OS, have this week released a freely available patch for RISC OS 4 and users are recommended to install it. According to RISCOS Ltd., the patch corrects a "long standing" bug in the !Boot sequence that affects the recently released Toolbox upgrade. In addition to this, it also corrects a fault that prevents RISC OS 4.02 users from easily switching to a softloading Select version of RISC OS. More RISC OS news at Drobe and IconBar.
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The team that brought RISC OS Aemulor has another killer app this autumn for the Risc OS users - Cino: The Iyonix DVD player. Read more Risc OS news at Drobe and IconBar.
Version 3i2 of RISC OS Select has been published online this evening by developers RISCOS Ltd., for Select subscribers. The install includes RISC OS 4.37 and this week's Toolbox release. Select 3i2 is described as the "final release version of Select 3" and is presumably the stabilised online release that will precede the eventual CD distribution in a few weeks. For more RISC OS news, make sure you visit the Drobe and IconBar sites daily.
The Icon Bar currently has a few responses to the recent buyout of RISC OS from Pace by Castle Tech.
Castle Technology, makers of an XScale based desktop machine, announced today they had purchased RISC OS from the previous owners, Pace. RISC OS was initially developed by Acorn, starting in 1988, and has appeared in a large number of Acorn machines, and later on machines by other manufacturers.
The Iconbar has run a story saying that RISC OS Select 3, the latest version of the RISC OS operating system has been released by RISC OS Ltd. To compliment this news, The IconBar has an article outlining the new features of this new release. RISC OS Select 3 will be sent to subscribers on CD ROM once it is out of beta state.
Mark Stephens reports on the Wakefield show theatre presentations given by the RISC OS' leading developers. Four companies demonstrated what they've been up to and suggest what's to come, providing an insight into perhaps where RISC OS is now heading.
Drobe have an in-depth article detailing the upcoming new features in RISC OS Ltds latest version of their OS, 'RISC OS Select 3'. One of the big changes (amongst many other improvements) is that it will support alpha channel sprites at OS level. There's lots of screenshots as well.
A large number of features are planned to be included in the forthcoming Select 3 release of RiscOS. Read it all here.
OSNews reader Peter Naulls writes about the new Risc PCs and RiscOS 5: "This machine, IYonix, is extremely important to RISC OS users - it's the fastest new RISC OS machine in eight years since Acorn's (RIP) flagship RiscPC product."
RISC OS Select is the latest version of the RISC OS operating system originally developed by Acorn Computers. Since Acorn's demise in 1998, RISCOS Ltd have taken over development of the desktop version of RISC OS. They released RISC OS 4.0 in August 1999. RISC OS Select has many features including: DHCP support, SVG graphic support, Improved printing, Multiuser logons, over 100 other improvements. RISC OS Select will run on Acorn A7000 and RISCPC computers, as well as machines from RISCStation and Microdigital.