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Alan:

Nice one --- I knew I had also seen them somewhere else before.

by the way the RPC I got from you is going nicely.... Though it's now got 233SA, ROS 4.02, 128MB ram and a few other upgrades since I got it.

Garry: exactly it will allow people to learn how hardware abstraction has been implemented and gain experience to port onto other devices... I seem to think the port of ArmLinux was the learning experience and catalyst that allowed a lot of the other Linux ports to take place off the back of it....

TBH making Risc OS 5 work on an RPC may actually help in this direction as well because it will allow people to learn about the abstraction and the modules/components of the OS that interface with the harware while using hardware that is very farmiliar so it will remove the problem of actually interogating all the hardware specs as well. Not to mention a lot of the mobile ARM devices ran on 200-233mhz strongarms so CPU power may be similar.... And getting Risc OS 5 working on the A9 would also prove very usefull as it's Arm9 will be simmilar to a lot of portable devices.

 is a RISC OS Usermrmac on 24/01/07 12:21AM
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