New RISC OS 4.05 ROM set for MarchBy Chris Williams. Published: 13th Jan 2003, 18:35:10 | Permalink | Printable
Spun off from Embedded RISC OS development workIt was a tip off from a drobe.co.uk reader that brought this item to our obviously keen attention. According to a press release published on RISCOS Ltd.'s website, RISC OS 4 is now able to support interlaced PAL and NTSC screen displays. Useful if you're, say, Millipede or someone else using RISC OS for broadcast graphics. However more importantly, the press release reveals one or two other very interesting developments.
It would appear that RISCOS Ltd. are engaged in work described by them as "Embedded RISC OS" and as such, a new set of RISC OS ROMs have been produced, ready to replace the current RISC OS 4.02 set. 'Embedded' means taking a computer system and targetting it specifically for a particular dedicated task, such as a PDA or a train information display. For example, RISC OS is already employed by Millipede Professional Graphics systems to power quiz shows like 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' (we do). It'd be interesting to find out what else RISCOS Ltd. have up their sleeve in terms of their "Embedded RISC OS" work.
"As a spin off from the development work on Embedded RISC OS, we will shortly be releasing a new version of the RISC OS 4 ROM sets - RISC OS 4.05", explains the RISCOS Ltd. news section.
As announced, RISC OS 4.05 will contain:
RISC OS 4.05 is aiming for an early March 2003 release and existing RISC OS 3.7 and RISC OS 4.02 users will be able to swap their ROMs for these new ones. RISCOS Ltd. are the desktop developers of RISC OS 4 and (while on the subject) recently called again for developers to participate in their RISC OS Filetypes Database plan.
RISC OS 4.05 and Interlaced screen modes
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