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PNG developers kit from RISCOS Ltd.

By Chris Williams. Published: 2nd Oct 2002, 03:32:12 | Permalink | Printable

Released exclusively to Select users

Select users were last week treated to the release of the PNG Developers kit, available from the subscribers section of the Select website. PNG files are graphics files expected to replace the GIF format and designed especially for the internet as well as allowing images to be as optimally compressed as possible. PNG files are now supported natively by the PNG module available only from RISC OS select.
PNG Developer kit logo thumbnail

"This developers kit provides information and resources for developers of applications which manipulate PNG files", the PNG developer kit website details. "It is expected that users be familiar with RISC OS interfaces, and using SWIs." The kit, classed as beta for the moment, includes various examples in C and BASIC as well as useful header files and API documentation for programmers.

All comments and queries should be directed to the address given below.


PNG developers kit (requires Select subscription to log in) Contact PNG maintainer

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Grr. Guess I'll have to subscribe if I want to get this!

 is a RISC OS Usertakkaria on 2/10/02 6:53AM
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Subscribing is good. Means ROL can afford to keep developing RISC OS for those people that actually want to see the OS/Platform continue.

 is a RISC OS Userpiemmm on 2/10/02 9:33AM
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The problem is that I'll need to save up for another few months, by which time the cost of the subscription will have got bigger :/

 is a RISC OS Usertakkaria on 2/10/02 1:40PM
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It is well worth the investment :)

 is a RISC OS UserAndrewDuffell on 2/10/02 5:53PM
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It's is worth the investment. My only complaint is that if you don't have that much memory on your machine, like me, you will find things a wee bit frustrating.

 is a RISC OS UserSnig on 3/10/02 10:42AM
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RISCOS Ltd. recommend a minimum of 16MB. For most work, 64MB is plenty for a RISC OS machine. then again, when I got Select, I was using a 32+16MB machine with 31MB for the PC Card (now rid of Win98SE, shudder) so I swapped the 16MB block with a 64MB block :)

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 3/10/02 12:32PM
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Yeah it looks as if I will be shelling out for some more memory. No 1 challenge - How far can you beef your RISC OS machine up to on a student loan?

 is a RISC OS UserSnig on 3/10/02 1:25PM
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Select, 40GB harddisc, 8MB Viewfinder, 64MB RAM, new CD-RW with CD-Burn. In my first year of uni. The rest was on pizza and coffee. What's a "night out"?

Chris, oh-deary-me office, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 3/10/02 2:01PM
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If you're good - Select, SA, 64Mb RAM, 18Gb + 9Gb SCSI drives, SCSI card, modem, Rage 128 ViewFinder,MPro and a few bits. Got a job too though, so I did cheat :o). -- Andrew Hill,

 is a RISC OS Usermd0u80c9 on 3/10/02 2:18PM
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Hmmm; I've got a report to do for my Communications module where I have to investigate and then write up a spec for a 'Software Developers machine'. I wonder if I could get away with doing it about RISC OS?

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 3/10/02 2:52PM
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You should; get extra points for novelty, and your results are likely to be less than your typical doze PC.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 3/10/02 4:01PM
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Yes; I was wondering about whether there is enough to research (after all, there are very few processors/video cards etc to choose from) - but if I also include stuff about hard drives, mice, monitor, etc then they'll be enough. I'll also include Select :-)

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 3/10/02 5:22PM
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