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RISC OS Open 5.14 now available for free download

Published: 28th Apr 2009, 21:57:02 | Permalink | Printable

As covered over the show weekend, RISC OS Open has merged Castle's final 5.13 release of the OS (which features USB 2 support) with the ROOL shared-source OS that has benefited from contributions from third-party programmers to create an official RISC OS Open 5.14 release. It can now be downloaded for free and softloaded on Iyonixes. An experimental build, version 5.15, is also available for RiscPCs, A7000s and Iyonixes - bringing RISC OS 5 to Acorn-era hardware for the first time.

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Hurrah. What a lovely birthday present! Thanks ROOL. Along with the other news regarding RPCEmu this is a good day for RISC OS.

 is a RISC OS Userjymbob on 28/4/09 10:52PM
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Damn, if only I was somewhere near my Iyonix, I'm itching to give this a try.

 is a RISC OS Userdruck on 29/4/09 9:35AM
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It works a treat. I have not been brave enough to burn it in yet but I have put a couple of run files in the apps directory which allow me to boot into 5.14 or 5.15. One surprisingly nice thing is how much better !Alarm is now.

 is a RISC OS UserJohnR on 29/4/09 10:28AM
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Thanx, that was me that did that.

 is a RISC OS UserIvanDobski on 29/4/09 3:33PM
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...Changed Alarm I mean.

 is a RISC OS UserIvanDobski on 29/4/09 3:58PM
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5.14 running here as a sofload and so far no problems. Great! Looking forward to trying out the RiscPC version as and when it arrives.

 is a RISC OS Userblahsnr on 29/4/09 12:13PM
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Tried 5.14 softload first and also flashed my Iyonix from 5.13 to 5.14 all without a single issue.

There a couple of issues with seemingly strange changes in the actual version numbers of some modules which seem to have gone back version numbers but this seems to be as a result of the merging of sources and and does not mean the modules are actually older versions than in 5.13.

 is a RISC OS Userbluenose on 29/4/09 5:56PM
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I have system Toolbox modules updated by the RISC OS Select versions for using applications like !Musicman. Presumably they won't be affected?

 is a RISC OS UserAW on 29/4/09 7:35PM
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Ooo, fantastic! :)

Now, I don't own an Iyonix (sadly) but a stable version for the RiscPC can't be too far off...

...I await developments with feverish anticipation - keep up the good work chaps!

 is a RISC OS UserCharlie on 3/5/09 12:24AM
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Working here on my Iyonix. (Running digitalCD beta too.)

 is a RISC OS Userjess on 5/5/09 9:43AM
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