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RISC OS Select 3 details released

Posted by Andrew Poole on 10:06, 25/4/2003 | , ,
 
As spotted on RISCOS.org, RISCOS Ltd have released details of the new features in RISC OS Select 3. On their RISC OS Select website, RISC OS Ltd say that "We know that everyone is eagerly awaiting details of the features of Select 3."

They have a page on their website detailing lots of the updates to be included in the next version of our favourite operating system. There are far too many updates to list here (which IMHO is a good sign), so I'll let you take a look at the page on the RISCOS Ltd website for yourself.

RISCOS Ltd. also admit to having "a number of major new features planned which we hope to be able to include in Select 3", but details of these will only be released when they are sure that they will be able to include them in this release.
 

  RISC OS Select 3 details released
  (10:49 25/4/2003)
  smink (20:03 25/4/2003)
    SparkY (21:51 25/4/2003)
      Chris Williams (22:46 25/4/2003)
        SparkY (23:52 25/4/2003)
          jmb (00:05 26/4/2003)
            Chris Williams (00:06 26/4/2003)
              takkaria (13:33 26/4/2003)
                SparkY (14:29 26/4/2003)
                  ajv (14:00 28/4/2003)
 
THE PFJmarital insul Message #92058, posted at 10:49, 25/4/2003
Unregistered user I don't see anything particularly significant in terms of usage of RISC OS to be honest. I don't want to be negative about it but I'm assuming the main advantage is the ongoing development laying foundations for more practical advances later on.
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smink Message #92059, posted by smink at 20:03, 25/4/2003, in reply to message #92058
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err.... no, not really.
The main idea is to keep the MD in a job.
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Gavin Smith Message #92060, posted by SparkY at 21:51, 25/4/2003, in reply to message #92059
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Their mission statement still reads about pushing RISC OS towards 32bit - but we're there now, Castle have done it and we've got the hardware to run it. Unless RISC OS Ltd are suddenly going to spring a 32bit RISC OS on us that is intended for the Omegas, I'm not sure I see a role for them. I *do* like the Select features and I'd pay extra to have them integrated fully into RISC OS 5 (and not soft loaded) - but I don't want to see fragmentation and the two variants going further apart.

Who wants to donate to my get-Gavin-an-Iyonix fund? ;)

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Chris Williams Message #92061, posted at 22:46, 25/4/2003, in reply to message #92060
Unregistered user Sigh. Sparky, I still use my RiscPC, a lot, like a lot of people. Let me spell it out - RISC OS Select has waaay more features and goodies than RISC OS 5 at the moment. This is why I still enjoy using RISC OS Select. This is why I want RISCOS Ltd. to keep updating the OS.

Plus, disliking Select just because you're scared of the idea of softloading the OS is... disturbing.

Chris. Speaking personally.

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Gavin Smith Message #92062, posted by SparkY at 23:52, 25/4/2003, in reply to message #92061
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Wow, take a chill pill (do the kids still say that? :)
I didn't say I disliked Select, did I? I said that I do like the Select features - i.e. I'd like to see them in RISC OS 5. I just don't like them so much that I'd be prepared to softload them on a shiny new Iyonix. I don't see why that's disturbing. I really liked Select when I had it on my RiscPC but now that RISC OS Ltd aren't the only ones with a desktop RISC OS, I'm worried about the splitting of the market. Ideally Castle and RISCOS Ltd would work together and we'd get the features themselves in RISC OS 5, and not have to worry about two variants or softloading etc. Maybe that will happen?
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JMB Message #92063, posted by jmb at 00:05, 26/4/2003, in reply to message #92062
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SparkY: There's more chance of hell freezing over.
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Chris Williams Message #92064, posted at 00:06, 26/4/2003, in reply to message #92063
Unregistered user There's nothing wrong with softloading an OS - RISC OS Select uses this approach because new versions are issued about every 3-4 months and I really don't want to change ROMs that often.

We all want to see a Select running on an Iyonix, me very much included here. But we can't dictate how companies work together and it seems to be a spectator sport at the moment.

Chris. Personally. Speaking. You get the idea.

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Andrew Sidwell Message #92065, posted by takkaria at 13:33, 26/4/2003, in reply to message #92064
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It's "Chill, Winston" now, not "Take a chill pill", SparkY. So behind the times.
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Gavin Smith Message #92066, posted by SparkY at 14:29, 26/4/2003, in reply to message #92065
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Hehehe, I did actually type that originally believe it or not! Then thought it a bit obscure...
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ajv Message #92067, posted at 14:00, 28/4/2003, in reply to message #92066
Unregistered user As there is a configuration option for setting of Proxies - does this apply to any browsers, or is there a ROSL bundled-browser?

Reason for the thought - if the browser in question supports Javascript, then some support for config.pac files could be deemed to be a useful advance.

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