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In reply to Grek1: "The point with the imagefile system is that every application can use it and therefore understand all the imageformats supported by that system." But the app has know how to use it to start with; take ImageFS and there *no* app needed to know about the foreign formats but was able to use them!

As for bug-fixes: Yes, ROL did indeed fix lots of bugs ... as far as I can tell most of them in the Toolbox modules though which are not really part of the OS but a nice add-on for application development.

As for DOSFS/Win95FS: As for this one I'd say that ROL and CTL do seem pretty strange to me since they still sell an operating system with just DOS FAT 8+3 file name support but not long file names and the like. DOSFS was o.k. when it came out but to include such a module in a new OS now is ... sorry, I can't come up with the correct English word for this one ... but I guess you know what I mean. I would have expected something like Win95FS to be part of any RISC OS since quite some time. By now I even expect a real FAT32 filingsystem, that is without the limitation of an image filingsystem so that I can access bigger FAT32 drives.

As for the IP stack/benchmarks: When benchmarking just remember that for testing with a Windows share that if your transfer rate is about 50% of what the network bandwith suggests that you are at the limit of what can be achieved here (i.e. 10MBit Ethernet is about 1MByte transfer capacity so that with Windows you shouldn't expect more than 500kByte transfer rate; for 100/1000MBit Ehternet just multiply the values by 10 or 100). Using a Linux with NFS as partner you can expect much more throughput.

As for now: enough :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhzn on 27/3/04 3:13PM
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