Third A9home Flash upgrade expected soonPublished: 28th May 2006, 13:59:05 | Permalink | Printable
Polishing off left over bugsAdvantage Six are preparing a third Flash ROM update for A9home customers. The upgrade is expected to address minor faults and add functionality missing from the ARM9 powered computer that went on general sale earlier this month.
Speaking at the Wakefield show on Saturday May 13, Ad6's Matt Edgar said there were known problems with USB printing and the serial port. Users have also reported that the RISC OS configuration memory, refered to as the CMOS or NVRAM, is disabled. The on-board DMA acceleration, which is used to quickly move data around the system, is also disabled.
The next Flash ROM release is expected to be released "soonish", said Ad6 this weekend. The updates are usually downloaded from the Advantage Six website and installed by running the included upgrade software.
• A new release of the GCCSDK is said to be waiting in the wings. Version 3.4.6 of the free C/C++ compiler package exists in the developers' source code vaults and is expected to be released "very shortly", according to contributor Peter Naulls.
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