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Castle upgrades software listings

By Chris Williams. Published: 5th Jun 2003, 18:27:12 | Permalink | Printable

Iyonix.com on the prowl, Microdigital.co.uk recalls

Castle Technology have this afternoon announced an "extensive update" to their online compatibility list of software that is known to work on Castle's Iyonix computers.

Once they've sucessfully requested an account from Castle, third party application developers can now directly add details of their own compatible software to the list. As Castle's online database will be in heavy use by Iyonix users to check for compability, listing your software is probably a good way of promoting it.

Also, a new category has been added to the database. The new Modules section should list Iyonix compatible modules (the OS extension programs seen in *modules), that are required ideally by more than one application.

In other news, we've noticed that Microdigital have pulled their weblog aka Newsdesk from their website. Their once regularly-ish updated Newsdesk was a communications lifeline bewteen the Omega developers and the RISC OS platform. The reason given for the content withdrawal is that the "page is not supported" - perhaps we need an Omega to read it. Thanks Google.

Finally, Iconbar have revived their news archive. The stats on their previous polls also make interesting reading too.

Correction
We've been informed by a software developer that for some time now, third party developers have been able to enter and edit details of their compatible software in Castle's list. According to our friend, "the main changes were the addition of the Module category and the addition of the 'Info' buttons next to each entry that give direct access to the summary information."

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Well if Iyonix compatibility didn't seem too good - its definitely a lot better! :)

 is a RISC OS UserTimothy609 on 5/6/03 6:42PM
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Iyonix software compatibility is very good, and on the rare occasion that a piece of software hasn't been 32-bitted and Aemulor won't have any of it, it's been straightforward to recompile stuff with gcc.

Castle's software list is my primary reference for compatible software.

Also, since the UDMA update, stability has gone through the roof and my machine has yet to hang once. -- Simon Wilson, Boulder, Colorado

 is a RISC OS Userksattic on 5/6/03 6:45PM
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Strange that MD have pulled their newsdesk page. Still, at least their Newsroom is still up. We should look forward to the "next few days" ... -- Andrew Harmsworth, Cambridge. www.gcse.com owner and author

 is a RISC OS Userharmsy on 5/6/03 7:12PM
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The MD Newsroom page just gave me a "Not available".

 is a RISC OS Usermikeg on 5/6/03 10:52PM
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MikeG - most strange. Must be a glitch in the Matrix!

-- Andrew Harmsworth, Cambridge. www.gcse.com owner and author

 is a RISC OS Userharmsy on 6/6/03 8:11AM
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Last time I looked at Newsroom (quite recently), it still consisted of a report from August 2002.

At least it was more up to date than the RiscStation website! (May 2002)

Martyn

 is a RISC OS UserMartyn Fox on 6/6/03 1:02PM
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harmsy; nope, still not there. Even when I exclude it from my proxy.

Martyn; Damn' silly putting dates and promises on websites at all...

 is a RISC OS Usermikeg on 6/6/03 7:10PM
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I was referring to when the site was last updated!

(It's always possible to "update" a promise on a website!)

Martyn

 is a RISC OS UserMartyn Fox on 6/6/03 7:32PM
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To return (or not) to MD's news page: it doesn't exist, according to the !WebTool fetch I just ran. Nor do quite a few other pages. Maybe "no news is good news" although I'd be loathe to put money on it.

 is a RISC OS Usermikeg on 8/6/03 10:25AM
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harmsy: When you say "Must be a glitch in the Matrix!" i think you mean Matrix Reloaded! :)

 is a RISC OS UserTimothy609 on 8/6/03 10:46AM
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Has anyone seen the Matrix Reloaded? We figured that the sole survivor of the destroyed crew (the one seen at the end) is the Agent that went through the phone earlier on (after shooting the guy), so has crossed into the real world. Also possibly linked to why Neo managed to stop the sentinals.

Spent a good few hours discussing that one down the pub.

If you haven't seen it this info shouldn't spoil it coz you won't know what the hell I'm talking about! --------- Wasssssssssuuuuuuupppppppp?

 is a RISC OS Userrusstarbox on 9/6/03 2:10PM
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I think you may get some people who are going to be pretty pissed off at you about that!

 is a RISC OS Userthegman on 9/6/03 4:41PM
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