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What's in the RISC OS Select scheme?

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 08:55, 24/5/2001 |
 
The 16th Foundation newsletter went out last night, and although much of it was very similar to the press release (with a few extra justifications after the howls of derision), there was a list of improvements that have been made to RISC OS that would be available to Select scheme members.

I haven't reproduced the entire newsletter - get a subscription if you're that interested - but hopefully, after all the flak he's been getting, Paul won't mind you seeing this list of RISC OS improvements.
 

  What's in the RISC OS Select scheme?
  (12:46 24/5/2001)
  mark quint (14:53 24/5/2001)
    Chris Williams (20:07 24/5/2001)
      David Taylor (20:42 24/5/2001)
        Simon Wilson (00:49 25/5/2001)
          mark quint (06:33 25/5/2001)
            Rob Kendrick (11:59 25/5/2001)
              John Whitington (16:57 25/5/2001)
                Tim Fountain (20:08 25/5/2001)
                  John Whitington (21:41 25/5/2001)
 
Andrew Weston Message #88621, posted at 12:46, 24/5/2001
Unregistered user Sounds great. I'm sure it'll be worth the money.
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mark quint Message #88622, posted at 14:53, 24/5/2001, in reply to message #88621
Unregistered user played ROL! :D
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Chris Williams Message #88623, posted at 20:07, 24/5/2001, in reply to message #88622
Unregistered user Good god, that list is awesome :) I take my hat off to ROL.

Chris
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David Taylor Message #88624, posted at 20:42, 24/5/2001, in reply to message #88623
Unregistered user If ROL was designated a National Treasure,
would it be liable for a Lottery Grant?
Lobby your PPC
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Simon Wilson Message #88625, posted at 00:49, 25/5/2001, in reply to message #88624
Unregistered user "System application support for the global clipboard allowing cutting and pasting between compliant applications": RISC OS 4 already does this, as far as I know. I can copy text from Oregano and paste it in Ovation Pro. What's new here?
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mark quint Message #88626, posted at 06:33, 25/5/2001, in reply to message #88625
Unregistered user I guess it'd be proper cut & paste where you can copy images & other media as well as text.
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Rob Kendrick Message #88627, posted at 11:59, 25/5/2001, in reply to message #88626
Unregistered user This is better served by PCA, IMHO. (Phoebe was ment to ship with PCAPaint, anyway)
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John Whitington Message #88628, posted at 16:57, 25/5/2001, in reply to message #88627
Unregistered user Could some kind soul explain to me what people see in Cut and Paste between applications? If I want to export data between apps, I use drag and drop. If I want a persistant multi-clipboard with image thumbnails, I use a RAM Disc. I can understand Cut & Paste within an application (e.g OvPro), but why is it useful globally, when the methods I have described above are already universally supported (and faster, and more flexible)?
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Tim Fountain Message #88629, posted at 20:08, 25/5/2001, in reply to message #88628
Unregistered user IMO the main advantage of cut-and-paste over drag and drop is for copying portions of something. If you wanted to get this paragraph of text from your browser into an email, how would you do it?
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John Whitington Message #88630, posted at 21:41, 25/5/2001, in reply to message #88629
Unregistered user Well, I'm using oregano, So I can't select text. But with most apps (I've just checked StrongED / Writer) using the shift key reverses the normal function (i.e copies rather than moves or moves rather than copies). Perhaps everyone implementing this would be (ideally) better than cut & paste.
I think it comes down to whether or not a mixture of drag & drop and cut & paste confuses novice users. I'm yet to decide which I think is the case.
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