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RISC OS 5.14 softloaded on an Iyonix: first screenshot

Published: 15th Dec 2008, 22:51:06 | Permalink | Printable

Adrian Lees has been beavering away on a softload tool released as part of the RISC OS Open Shared Source scheme to get it to boot the project's RISC OS 5.14 ROM image from his Iyonix hardware - allowing him (and soon anyone else) to try out and test the ROM builds before committing them to Flash ROM. See this thread for details.

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Nice work AL.

 is a RISC OS UserAW on 15/12/08 11:31PM
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Top marks to Adrian! Thanks from the team at ROOL.

 is a RISC OS Userriscosopen on 16/12/08 3:04AM
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Nice to see this progressing for all Iyonix users out there.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/12/08 7:47AM
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I'd agree - well done Adrian.

Being able to do this should make it easier for developers to add and test new features without risking making their machine unbootable.

sa110>As RO5 is a open version of RISC OS this development may benefit *all* RISC OS users not just Iyonix ones - anything that furthers OS development (and being able to softload *does* do that) is IMHO a good thing.

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 16/12/08 11:04AM
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I am well aware that some of what ROOL do may also be applicable to other versions of RISC OS. That is one of the reasons I have purchased their mouse and cup mats as well as their 2009 calendar. I also currently use the softloadable DOSFS module on my A9.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/12/08 12:44PM
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So just awaiting the A9 HAL then - so you can run a proper OS on it? ;-)

 is a RISC OS Userepistaxsis on 16/12/08 4:26PM
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And downgrade! No thankyou. When RISC OS 5 has the same feature set, I may think about it.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 16/12/08 6:27PM
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But if the A9 (and RPC) had a HAL, then ROL could develop RO 6 for it and so RO 6 on the Iyonix would be possible. (And it would open the possiblity of emulators proving a HAL.)

 is a RISC OS Userjess on 19/12/08 9:19AM
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tsk I dunno - RO4 fanboi :-p ;-)

 is a RISC OS Userepistaxsis on 17/12/08 12:23AM
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Me and many others :) You should try 6.14 and see what you are missing.

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 17/12/08 8:35AM
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It's a shame it shows the old version of Alarm (which uses the old system font) instead of the new (which uses the desktop font) and which is part of RO5.14

 is a RISC OS UserIvanDobski on 18/12/08 10:45AM
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Marvellous! Well done to all concerned. :)

I for one hope to see an eventual release for my RiscPC(s)... ...My hope is not only for the continued development of my favourite OS but that all this activity may eventually result in a HAL tightly integrated into an emulator with all the potential benefits that may bring.

 is a RISC OS UserCharlie on 27/12/08 12:31AM
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