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The fact that Select 4 won't use the HAL API doesn't mean there is no Hardware Abstraction in Select 4, only that they decided to do it another way. If you look at Castle's HAL API ([link]) you will notice that there isn't much to it (interrupts and timers), there is nothing in it related to graphics or sound. Till recent work on newer graphic cards Castle admitted that RISC OS 5 was tied to the graphic card used in the Iyonix.

It certainly would be better that they cooperated together and avoided the divergence of the versions of the OSes but given the current state of affairs ...

 is a RISC OS Userandretim on 23/02/06 11:11AM
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