ROL ship second Select 4 releasePublished: 30th Apr 2007, 22:15:53 | Permalink | Printable
CDs in the post, downloads for the impatientRISCOS Ltd today said it is shipping copies of Select 4 issue 2 to its subscribers. The latest release is also available online as a download to punters who renewed their subs after January 1, 2006.
The OS is distributed over the Internet in a 15M zip archive, or as a 63M ISO image, for users who can't wait to receive their CDs in the post over the coming week. Select 4 RISC OS 6 was previously available as a preview for people to test-drive after the Select subscription scheme was hit by several months of delays and set backs.
According to ROL, issue 2 of Select 4 includes "full printing support", new Viewfinder drivers, a hardware-accelerated version of the classic RiscPC Meteors game, a new user guide, a new tool to locate problems within !Boot sequences, an updated !Chars app, a new Pinboard configuration tool and RISC OS 6-themed backdrop set, a new 'try screen mode' button for the Display Manager, a new command to detect monitors connected to a Viewfinder card, five new fonts, and an executable checking utility.
This latest OS release from RISCOS Ltd is said to work on A7000 and RiscPC-class machines, and VirtualAcorn emulators published by ROL director Aaron Timbrell. It will not work on Microdigital Omega and Micos, RiscStations, Iyonixes and A9homes.
ROL boss Paul Middleton said: "Select 4 and its underlying RISC OS Six technology represents over 10 man years' of development which has taken RISC OS 4 from its 26bit version to its new fully 32bit neutral source version."
Select 4 RISC OS 6 website - some users have reported problems opening the ROL zip files because they have invalid headers
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