The latest news to land on the RISCWorld editorial desk...
ROL and ROOL joint press release.
Right back to the days of Acorn, there have been two distinct strands of RISC OS development. These two strands were developed to exploit different markets and hardware platforms. The Castle Technology strand is used in a number of products, including the IYONIX PC and various set top boxes. The RISCOS Ltd strand is also used in a number of different products, including the A9Home, the VirtualAcorn range of software emulators and as upgrades to existing Acorn computers via the RISC OS Select scheme.
Sources to both strands are available free of charge to developers. One strand is gradually being published under the Castle Technology Shared Source initiative by RISC OS Open Ltd. The RISCOS Ltd strand is available to Registered Developers and Hardware Manufacturers under NDA or as part of the Authorised Manufacturer Scheme, for both commercial and non-commercial exploitation.
Today, RISC OS Open (ROOL) and RISCOS Ltd (ROL) are pleased to announce an agreement to enable co-operation in the development of these two strands of RISC OS.
It is envisaged that this will be a two-step process:
RISC OS Open and RISCOS Ltd are committed to ensuring that RISC OS users and developers will see real benefits from this co-operation over the coming months and into the years ahead.
Stephen Revill, Director
Free TFT monitor with some new Iyonix computers
Iyonix Ltd are offering a free 17" multimedia TFT monitor with every IYONIX pc ordered before the end of the year. The IYONIX pc combines a fast Xscale processor, fast DDR RAM, fast Pata hard drives and PCI infrastructure, making the IYONIX PC the fastest RISC OS computer ever made.
The IYONIX pc also supports monitor resolutions of up to 2045 x 1536 in 16 million colours. Now with this limited offer of a 'Free top quality 17inch LCD monitor', there has never been a better time to move up to an IYONIX pc.
Free LCD specifications:
For further details please contact the sales office on:
Tel: 0870 383 4543
Jack Lillingston - Iyonix Ltd
GCCSDK GCC 4.1.1 pre-release 1
About 13 months ago we started the GCCSDK 4 developments using Nick Burrett's initial GCC 4 port as a basis. Today I'm happy to announce a first pre-release of that work looking for developer feedback and to allow broader testing than we've done so far.
More details can be found via !GCC.!Help (including known problems).
We consider this as a test release so any feedback on things which could be improved are more than welcome. If you as developer are happy to already release your programs with this pre-release, feel free to do so but please only with static linked libraries as we're planning some changes for the shared libraries and don't want to be a position to have to support the current shared libraries in this release.
RISC OS Binary & source download details at http://www.riscos.info/index.php/GCCSDK_Releases#GCCSDK_GCC_4.1.1_Pre-release_1.
People interested in cross-compiling can start with this information: http://www.riscos.info/websvn/filedetails.php?repname=gccsdk&path=%2Ftrunk%2Fgcc4%2FREADME&rev=0&sc=0/
Details on the development of GCCSDK GCC 4.1.1 can be found at: http://www.riscos.info/index.php/GCCSDK_Development
This release wouldn't be possible without: