RISC OS 4.02 Boot patch issuedBy Chris Williams. Published: 19th Nov 2003, 12:21:34 | Permalink | Printable
And what's this about Select ROMs?RISCOS Ltd., the developers of RISC OS, have this week released a freely available patch for RISC OS 4 and users are recommended to install it.
According to RISCOS Ltd., the patch corrects a "long standing" bug in the !Boot sequence that affects the recently released Toolbox upgrade. In addition to this, it also corrects a fault that prevents RISC OS 4.02 users from easily switching to a softloading Select version of RISC OS.
For those who don't know, the !Boot sequence is the application that RISC OS executes when the computer is turned on and is about to start the desktop. It usually sets up individual users' choices and customisations and also acts as a central area where system resources are kept. RISC OS Select has seen various updates and features added to the !Boot and it's also where Select stores its softloadable ROM images. The Toolbox is a set of modules that third party applications can use to provide a consistent and structured user interface.
Also, as reported in this week's usergroup article, RISCOS Ltd. hope to demonstrate their new Select ROM chips this month in Bristol, UK. It's hoped that users with an irrational fear of softloading their OS will prefer to upgrade to a ROM chip based Select.
RISC OS 4.02 !Boot patch - Select subscribers can get the patch from the private download area, apparently.
RISCOS Ltd. website
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