Beta Printers, DOSFS releasedBy Chris Williams. Published: 17th Oct 2004, 11:46:28 | Permalink | Printable
Non-Iyonix users need not applyCastle have this weekend released a couple of OS components for brave people to beta test. The software can be downloaded via Castle's online upgrade system and a "formal release will be made in due course".
Interestingly, Castle also state in the upgrade documentation that "support for any Iyonix PC issues will be dependent generally on all issued updates having been installed." This morning, some of the Iyonix users we spoke to were waiting for a stable release of the updated components, before installing them.
First up is DOSFS, which now supports long filenames and the Microsoft FAT32 disc format. It's still an image filesystem and is still limited to a 2GB disc image size, though.
Next is version 1.70 of !Printers. This release, according to Castle, features new printer definition files, several minor bug fixes, provides non-blocking IO when printing to a USB connected printer and also hopes to support more multi-function devices.
Finally, a 32bit version of RedrawManager is available from the RISC OS 5 website. Castle are also somewhat suffering at the hands of Smartgroups at the moment, as they can't post announcements to the Iyonix support mailing list.
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