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Fresco heads for DSP silicon

By Chris Williams. Published: 17th Aug 2004, 23:23:12 | Permalink | Printable

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Ant logoFrom the Where-Are-They-Now, or to be more precise, Where-Is-It-Now department comes the news that the ANT Fresco web browser is heading for DSP based silicon, following a coupling with Texas Instruments' "digital media processors".

The union of the web browser and the TI DM64x processor would appear to open the possibility of interweaving multimedia streams and HTML rendered information, in hardware. It's a scary thought, and a long leap away from the old RISC OS desktop incarnation of Fresco. In addition, Fresco began shipping in Spring this year to the German cable TV market, as it was bundled on Pace cable TV STBs.


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I was wondering what happened to Fresco a few months ago. I had a look at the ROL web site and I couldn't find a price for the ANT Fresco Suite? I have heard that it is easy to use and quite good. Regards, Steve.

 is a RISC OS UserSawadee on 18/8/04 9:04AM
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Good at crashing you mean?

The ANT Suite is now the 'free' RISC OS Select suite and I believe most of the source code (except Fresco) is available to RISCOS ltd.

A few RISC OS developers do have a more advanced version of Fresco. But ANT wouldn't allow these to be released to RISC OS users.

Go for O2 if you want a half-decent Javascript enabled web browser.

 is a RISC OS Userquatermass on 18/8/04 9:27AM
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quartermass: Personally, I'd prefer the original Oregano to Oregano2, mainly because it was cheaper, but also because it's also a lot quicker to load up and doesn't have to load the toobar bit by bit..



 is a RISC OS Userandypoole on 18/8/04 3:39PM
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Perhaps it's time for Drobe to give us a roundup on the browser development scene for RISC OS?

 is a RISC OS Userpipalya on 18/8/04 11:50PM
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Same as last time, but Netsurf is better than it was

 is a RISC OS Usermavhc on 19/8/04 1:32AM
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Yes Netsurf appears to get better by the week so it should be noticabley better than the last time Drobe did a browser roundup. Of course the new version of O2 is suposed to be significantly faster than the current (Oct 2003) version as well as being improved in many other ways.

 is a RISC OS Uservshears on 19/8/04 10:15AM
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