Select 3 online releaseBy Chris Williams. Published: 19th May 2003, 22:39:13 | Permalink | Printable
Goodies in hands of users, albeit betaAfter gradually revealing the features list of RISC OS Select, developers RISCOS Ltd. have this evening released Select 3 (aka RISC OS 4.36, kernel 6.45) to their subscriber base via the Select website.
We were getting around 70KB/sec in terms of download speed from the riscos.com server however you may not want to all dive in at once. We've taken a desktop screenshot of Select 3 running on one of our RiscPCs which shows off the major new features - everything you see is configurable, in case you disagree with our personal colour scheme (see the thumbnail below, desktop theme courtesy of the Spriteman).
The release of new versions of RISC OS Select are usually in two halves. Firstly, a beta version of the OS is made available online from the Select website. Although the term 'beta' is used, the OS has gone through much pre-testing. Secondly, some time after the online distribution has started and direct feedback from users collected, the OS release is considered stable and CD copies are shipped to Select subscribers. RISCOS Ltd. state that they are still testing Select 3 for the Microdigital Omega, Mico and Alpha and the RiscStation range of machines.
If users happen to find any bugs in this initial beta release (heavens no), we recommend you report it to the Select mailing list so it can be addressed in time for the CD release. The Select 3 highlights, namely filer thumbnailing, icon cut'n'paste, recycle bin, overhauled !Paint and more, have been generally well received by users on the Select mailing list.
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