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RISC OS for Linux Update: Developer version released

By Chris Williams. Published: 21st Jan 14:40:55 | Permalink | Printable

Thomas Leonard today announced the release of the developer version of ROX, his RISC OS for Linux project.

The main new features are:

  • Image files can be shown as a small version of the image (suggested by Sprague and Simon Britnell). You need to choose 'Create Thumbs' from the Display menu to turn this on.
  • New filer windows appear at a sensible size, and there is a new menu entry to resize an existing window (Denis Manente).
  • The handling of executable files has changed - if they have a known extension then that is used for the type. This copes better with Windows shares, where everything may be executable (Simon Britnell).
  • New command-line option -x to force the filer to re-examine a file (Diego Zamboni).
  • The language translation can now be set from the Options box.
  • All the Message window logging stuff has gone. ROX-Session now handles this stuff (the new ROX-Session is available in CVS only for now).
  • The colours work better with Gtk themes.
  • Various (minor) bugs have been fixed.

'Bundled' applications include the ROX versions of Edit, Alarm, Taskmanager and a trashcan.

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ROX site: rox.sourceforge.net

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