RISC OS for Linux: New features from taskmanager to anti-aliasingBy Chris Williams. Published: 6th Jan 19:15:07 | Permalink | Printable
Earlier today, ROX author Thomas Leonard kindly got in touch with Drobe regarding his Linux RISC OS desktop project. His recent update of ROX now means his RISC OS-style desktop includes:
- There's a new task-manager-like thing that shows processes running and memory consumed.
- Edit and Archive have both been rewritten in python and are much nicer to use. Writing simple ROX applications that support drag-and-drop should now be extremely easy...
- On the filer front, the current CVS version can generate thumbnails for a wide range of image formats (gif, png, jpg, bmp, etc) and display them instead of the normal icon.
- The new version of XFree86 (the graphics system on Linux) now supports anti-aliased fonts (a big sticking point for many ex-RISC OS users, understandably). (Thomas can't take any credit for this one though ;)
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