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Updates from the Unix Porting Project

By Chris Williams. Published: 3rd Dec 2004, 18:17:18 | Permalink | Printable

New X server, RDesktop and more

In time for tomorrow's show, the Unix porting project, managed by Drobe's Peter Naulls, has released the following updates:
  • Xnest is a new X11 server, allowing RISC OS users to run desktop X11 based applications on their computers. The software is still in beta and has a 'rootless' mode, which will enable X11 windows to appear alongside native RISC OS applications, once it's completed.
  • RDesktop allows users to access and use their Microsoft Windows PCs remotely, over a network. The PC must be running terminal services, as found in Windows 2000 Server and XP Pro editions. This version now runs much faster than previous releases.
  • Imagemagick has been updated and released following feedback from users. This software allows users to manipulate, scale and process pictures in a large range of image formats from the command line - useful when you want to write a script to process a batch of images.

Also, for those of you who live life on the edge, there's a GCC 3.4.4 release to test, and also updates to DeskLib and ChoX11 on riscos.info.


Unix porting project website - now with improved download indices, subscriptions, CD pricings, etc.

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ImageMagick is a really useful program and there is a website at [link]

They don't currently mention there is a RISC OS port...

 is a RISC OS Usermarkee174 on 3/12/04 6:24PM
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Why would they? Do you expect a Warburtons TV ad to list every shop you can buy their bread in?

 is a RISC OS Userimj on 3/12/04 7:02PM
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Except that they are showing its cross platform nature so the more platforms the better.

 is a RISC OS Usermarkee174 on 3/12/04 10:16PM
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The command land? What's that?

 is a RISC OS Userjms on 3/12/04 10:47PM
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must be where command line junkies hang out

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 3/12/04 11:00PM
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jms: fixed.

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 4/12/04 12:22AM
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Apologies if this is a clueless question (I admit I haven't had time to investigate this), but...

The ImageMagick website mentions (limited) SVG viewing. Is this likely to provide a way of viewing SVG (as exported by ArtWorks 2, for instance) under RISC OS?

All in all, the UPP is going from strength to strngth. Thanks to all concerned.

 is a RISC OS UserStewy on 5/12/04 12:40AM
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There is SVG support in IM tools, although I have not tried it myself. Viewing could in pricinple work, but will require a few minor changes.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 5/12/04 10:10PM
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Wouldn't say XNest is new, but great news it's been ported, Good one PN :)

 is a RISC OS UserNoMercy on 5/12/04 11:32PM
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It's new to RISC OS, which is the point.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 6/12/04 8:24AM
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