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RISC OS 5.09 beta released

By Chris Williams. Published: 19th May 2005, 21:52:25 | Permalink | Printable

Bug-fixed USB and other updates

Castle logoCastle have provided a beta ROM image of RISC OS 5.09 for Iyonix users, prior to an official post-Wakefield roll out of the new version. The beta release includes "updated USB" support, although Castle's John Ballance added: "Be aware this is unlikely to improve the behaviour of any new 'pens' or cameras which currently [aren't supported]. That will have to await further improvements in the USB Mass storage drivers."

In addition to the beta ROM, Castle have also rolled out an update to the Iyonix disc based software: an updated PDumperLJ, a utility to format USB based storage devices with a RISC OS filecore filesystem and other tweaks.

Castle are continuing their 350 quid cash back offer for Iyonix computers fitted with a DVD burner, until the end of the Wakefield show on Sunday.


Castle website List of updates for RISC OS 5.09 - some really crunchy bugs squashed

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Should the version number displayed when you select Iyonix icon>info change?

I've installed it and I still get 5.08 displayed. Files appear to have been copied....

 is a RISC OS Usermarkee174 on 20/5/05 8:14AM
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Are you confusing it with Update48? The ROM update is currently only available from the beta site and will reflash the machine. The version number will change.

 is a RISC OS UserArchie on 20/5/05 8:56AM
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