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The Icon Bar: News and features: Select 3 features [Updated]
 

Select 3 features [Updated]

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 16:23, 7/5/2003 | , ,
 
RISCOS Ltd. have released details of RISC OS Select 3 to The Icon Bar and other RISC OS news agencies. We have put together an article detailing some of the features of this new version of RISC OS.

Highlights include filer thumbnails (with native support of more image formats, like BMPs); recycle bin; writable icon cut 'n' paste; alpha channel sprites (variable levels of masking, and Paint updated to handle this).

Source: RISCOS Ltd.
 

  Select 3 features [Updated]
  ksattic (18:31 7/5/2003)
  moss (18:32 7/5/2003)
    ksattic (18:56 7/5/2003)
      andypoole (19:04 7/5/2003)
        Phlamethrower (22:50 7/5/2003)
          ToiletDuck (23:21 7/5/2003)
            Phlamethrower (00:00 8/5/2003)
              Chris Williams (00:11 8/5/2003)
                john (09:53 8/5/2003)
                  rich (10:13 8/5/2003)
                    andrew (10:19 8/5/2003)
                      john (13:07 8/5/2003)
 
Simon Wilson Message #92127, posted by ksattic at 18:31, 7/5/2003
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Nice article! It's good to see shots of all the new features.
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John Hoare Message #92128, posted by moss at 18:32, 7/5/2003, in reply to message #92127

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Beautiful stuff.

I was dubious about Select at one point, but all this looks lovely. Definitely worth buying. I do hope RO4 and RO5 come together at some point.

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Simon Wilson Message #92129, posted by ksattic at 18:56, 7/5/2003, in reply to message #92128
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Me too, it's almost gut-wrenching to see the Iyonix without all of these wonderful Select 3 features.

Already I can see writable icon cut-and-paste being indispensible.

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Andrew Poole Message #92130, posted by andypoole at 19:04, 7/5/2003, in reply to message #92129

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Indeed. I'd love that on my RiscPC.

Shame I can't afford RISC OS 4, let alone Select :(

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Jeffrey Lee Message #92131, posted by Phlamethrower at 22:50, 7/5/2003, in reply to message #92130
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Looking good :)
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Mark Quint Message #92132, posted by ToiletDuck at 23:21, 7/5/2003, in reply to message #92131
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Risc OS XP? :O
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Jeffrey Lee Message #92133, posted by Phlamethrower at 00:00, 8/5/2003, in reply to message #92132
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Ack! Don't pollute our minds with such foul imagery! ;)

I didn't expect them to use blue for the text selection though; a bit too Windows-ey IMO. I was going to suggest that they should have used red instead, but my memory is playing tricks on me (I thought that red was the colour used by !Edit in mode 12). Must have been getting confused with StrongEd or something :)

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Chris Williams Message #92134, posted at 00:11, 8/5/2003, in reply to message #92133
Unregistered user The colour of the highlight is configurable. Like the majority of the window manager updates, you can pick any colour you like.

Chris.

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John D Message #92135, posted by john at 09:53, 8/5/2003, in reply to message #92134
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How do alpha sprites work on previous version of RO? I presume it just complains? For things like iconsprites (assuming the above) does it look for a different suffix for translucent sprites, plus 3 or something (e.g. !Sprites25) If it doesn't it's going to cause extra, boring coding in the !Boot file of all apps which want to support both.
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Richard Goodwin Message #92136, posted by rich at 10:13, 8/5/2003, in reply to message #92135
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For things like iconsprites (assuming the above) does it look for a different suffix for translucent sprites, plus 3 or something (e.g. !Sprites25)
Woah, deja-vu! Exactly the same was said of RISC OS 4 (256 colour vs. 16 colour icon sprites or something)! It'd be nice if someone has gotten around to sorting this out.
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Andrew Message #92137, posted by andrew at 10:19, 8/5/2003, in reply to message #92136
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Writable cut and paste - -sounds good. Shame I canna afford it!
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John D Message #92138, posted by john at 13:07, 8/5/2003, in reply to message #92137
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Rich> yeah... we seem to have ended up with horrible hackery in !Boot files, only at least 256 colour sprites work to some extent on all RO, much better than perhaps getting the default icon, or errors, depending on how RO reacts to unknown sprite formats. As things become more configurable etc, things are only going to get more problematical.
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The Icon Bar: News and features: Select 3 features [Updated]