I wouldn't concern yourself with what mav says, one way or another, it's just usual troll material.
It _is_ hard to tie down the useful features of Select, and despite being subscriber #1, I'm not in any hurry to push what I see as the useful features on others. That's ROL's job. For me, the most useful discrete feature is the considerable enhancements to Paint. But here's the catch - Paint in Select relies on considerably more other modules than it does in previous OSes - PNG and JPEG handling enhancements, colour handling, and other stuff I'm not even aware of. And yes, those mythical low level changes made all this possible - and made them possible in a timely manner.
That's not to say that it couldn't be moved to RISC OS 5, via various methods, just that what would have to be moved would be considerable, and in cases I can only further guess at, non-trivial. But then, OS development itself is very non-trivial too, regardless of what's being done.
Wind tunnel study RiscPC turns up on telly Many of you were eagle-eyed enough to spot that a RiscPC appeared to be controlling a wind tunnel at the University of Kingston in London - which was featured in Richard Hammond's BBC 2 series Engineering Connections on the evening of Sunday, February 15. The particular episode looked into the A380 Super Jumbo. Let us know if you can shed any more light on the RiscPC's involvement at the university. 5 comments, latest by Lobey on 15/3/09 11:43PM. Published: 23 Feb 2009