RPCEmu updated to run RISC OS 6Published: 3rd Dec 2006, 22:47:18 | Permalink | Printable
ROS 6 meets Linux desktopFollowing the release of RISC OS 6 Preview, the open source RiscPC emulator RPCEmu has been updated to run the new OS. Several bug fixes and updates were submitted by John-Mark Bell to the emulator project in order to boot RISCOS Ltd's latest operating system offering. Iyonix owner John-Mark said the work was done out of curiosity - allowing him to explore the various hardware abstractions in RISC OS 6 - and also to help debug programs such as the gnash Flash 7 player port. Earlier builds of the emulator were unable to boot RISC OS 6, or display the desktop properly.
ROS 6 Preview was released last month for StrongARM RiscPC-class machines, and VirtualAcorn's commercial emulator software VirtualRiscPC-SA, but can now run inside the freely available RPCEmu. Originally developed by Tom Walker for Windows, RPCEmu was later ported to a PocketPC PDA, the Linux platform, and Mac OS X.
As well as John-Mark's RISC OS 6-related work, a number of other enhancements have been committed into the emulator's source code vault by Tom: these include A7500 video emulation fixes, working albeit "buggy" FPA emulation, various optimisations and speed ups, fixed cursor support, improved support for running ARM Linux and ARM NetBSD, a rewritten timing system, and more.
Click on a thumbnail for the larger image. The screenshots show RPCEmu running on Linux
RPCEmu website and sources on riscos.info
RISC OS Six website
Previous: Firefox 2 patched for the A9home
Next: Could open source RISC OS bring back users?
DiscussionViewing threaded comments | View comments unthreaded, listed by date | Skip to the end
Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.
Search the archives
Today's featured article
BBC4's Micro Men: an interview and review
Ahead of tonight's Micro Men programme, which charts the rivalry between Sir Clive Sinclair and Acorn Computers in the early 1980s, drobe.co.uk spoke to the film's producer, Andrea Cornwell, to find out more about the show - and now you can read our review of the film
Discuss this. Published: 8 Oct 2009
User interface design software improved
WinEd 3.10 released with support for new RISC OS 4+ window flags and more
Discuss this. Published: 17 Feb 2008
News and media:
RISCOS Ltd •
RISC OS Open •
MW Software •
Advantage Six •
CJE Micros •
Liquid Silicon •
Chris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collection •
The Register •
The Inquirer •
Apple Insider •
BBC News •
Sky News •
Google News •