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RISC OS 5 German territory released

By Chris Williams. Published: 30th Nov 2003, 23:51:04 | Permalink | Printable

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Detlef Thielsch of German dealer a4 has officially announced their set of German resources for RISC OS 5. The German territory is available for free download from riscos.de. The new resources should be suitable for German and Swiss users.

German Sci-calc screenshot
German Sci-Calc

General operating system messages and user interfaces have been translated as well as the standard disc applications' resources. Instructions for installation are included and the new resources should be considered beta for now.


riscos.de website

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If that screenshot is supposed to be RO5, why's there a ROL/Select cog in it?

 is a RISC OS Userimj on 1/12/03 6:12PM
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It also has the rounded edges to the information fields which I thought only Select had.

 is a RISC OS UserThe Doctor on 1/12/03 6:51PM
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looks like select to me - its also got curvy button ends...

or of course "....and the new resources should be considered beta for now" means much more

or of course there's been ein boo boo somewhere.... ;-)

 is a RISC OS Userepistaxsis@work on 1/12/03 6:56PM
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I can go with the cog just being a replacement icon, but the curved icons too... Have these highly efficient German developers been busy bringing about an unholy alliance of Select of RISC OS 5?? :-)

Also noticed that the a4 has prices for the Select roms (about 130 quid non-select RISC OS 4 users, sliding downwards for select subscribers - which is somewhat tempting :-)) - my german is somewhat flakey, so I could be misinterpretting bits of it.

 is a RISC OS Userdrjones69 on 1/12/03 6:57PM
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One would assume they just replaced the sprite?

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 1/12/03 7:00PM
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Chis will be along in a moment to apologise for faking the RO5 resources on his (Select) RiscPC. That's not RISC OS 5. Tut.

 is a RISC OS Userimj on 1/12/03 7:16PM
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For those who are interested i can asure that the german territories for 4.02 has been very well.

@drjones69: From 3.x to 4.39: EUR 205,- From 4.x to 4.39: EUR 185,-

1 year select subscribers: EUR 155,- 2 years select subscribers: EUR 140,- 3 years select subscribers: EUR 125,-

4.x ROM trade-in gives a EUR 10,- cut down.

But i do not know if a4 is calculating with a fixed EUR-GBP exchange rate or with daily rates.

Sincerely Hauke

 is a RISC OS UserVLIW on 1/12/03 7:43PM
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aybe they have a German RISC OS 4 and Select territory as well as RISC OS 5.

 is a RISC OS UserRevin Kevin on 1/12/03 11:40PM
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It's difficult to tell from the screenshot, but the Display Manager and Paint icons are RISC OS 5's, and the window tile looks like it belongs to 5 too. I think perhaps the RISC OS 5 sprites (except the Switcher) were put onto a Select machine for the screenshot! Though I can always hope for Select on RISC OS 5. :)

 is a RISC OS Userksattic on 2/12/03 5:19AM
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imj: For the last time: The green cog is NOT a ROL symbol, nor a Select symbol. For your information: RISC OS 5 is full of green cogs, e.g., in lots of file icons - except for the task switcher icon, which is a cyan jellybean. The green cog was designed by Richard Hallas as a generic symbol for RISC OS. He is the same person who also happened to design all the RO5 icons.

 is a RISC OS Userwuerthne on 2/12/03 9:11AM
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Fair enough, but what I think imj was suggesting was that the screenshot was not one of RO5. We know the green cog is intended as a generic RISC OS logo but that doesn't explain the (how shall I put it?) curviness!


 is a RISC OS UserThe Doctor on 2/12/03 12:13PM
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Can someone check the version of SciCalc with RO4 and RO5 to see if there is any difference. Just an idea, for all I know SciCalc might not have changed between the versions. Personally I think that Chris Williams is all to familiar with !Paint. :p :D

 is a RISC OS UserSnig on 3/12/03 12:30AM
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If you download R503AppsGE/zip from www.riscos.de you get the version of SciCalc as seen in the above screenshot :-)

 is a RISC OS UserWookie on 4/12/03 6:25PM
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a4com also do the German territory for Select. :-)

 is a RISC OS UserJGZimmerle on 4/12/03 8:47PM
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That is what i thought, and it make sense.

Also it cannot be to much extra work to do Select and RISC OS 5 territory modules?

I may be wrong I normally is.

 is a RISC OS UserRevin Kevin on 5/12/03 12:11AM
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