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None technical version, ignore the why, just look at the how: If your program is BASIC with no assembler it will work.

If it's a C program you'd need a recompiled version, so you'd either need the source or get an upgrade from the author

If it's got assembly in it'll most likely need altering, either by hand or (semi)automatically. Or it could be emulated; apparently an emulator is being tested.

Written correctly a 32bit compatible program will also work on older 26bit OSes, and even on 26bit only cpus like ARM3 in the A5000. So authors only need to have 1 version of their code.

ROS Select has a system to stop you running 32bit C programs though for some pointless reason so you'll need to patch it or wait for a new version of Select.

Let's hope ROL and Castle work together to make a 32bit Select version, then again, maybe they didn't in the first place so that Castle would be the only people selling machines with a 32bit OS

 is a RISC OS Usermavhc on 18/10/02 3:25PM
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