32bit analysis: Your guideBy Chris Williams. Published: 17th Oct 2002, 15:54:19 | Permalink | Printable
MOV R0, #riscos.info While we recover from this morning's startling and warmly welcomed 32bit hardware news from Castle that effectively tore down all the public pondering and wild speculation about a 32bit RISC OS system, it would be wise now to step back, take a deep breath and consider all the issues that a 32bit RISC OS carries and what impact it's likely to have. It's not everyday that a platform like RISC OS embraces a new architecture and like everything in life, things aren't always as simple as we'd first hope.
To spell it out for us, Peter Naulls of programming resource site riscos.info, has written up a full analysis of RISC OS and 32bit in the clear, no nonsense style we've come to expect from Peter. As well as presenting a mildly technical guide for programmers, the document also gently invites users to understand and appreciate issues arising in the wake of recent 32bit related developments.
"There has been a great deal of confusion over 32-bit in RISC OS over recent months. Not least, because of its technical nature, and secondly, because of the spin put on it by various parties", explains Peter in the guide. "This document is in the same nature as my previous document - The RISC OS Browser Issue. In short, to bring together information which is already available, and to cut through the issues and make them clear and easily understood by everyone."
Time for some Positive Education.
32bit guide on riscos.info
Previous: WOOT! It's a 32bit XScale RISC OS PC!
Next: chocky.org at South East Show
DiscussionViewing threaded comments | View comments unthreaded, listed by date | Skip to the end
Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.
Search the archives
Today's featured article
RISC OS in schools today
RISC OS powered special school recognised
45 comments, latest by harmsy on 21/02/05 4:58PM. Published: 12 Feb 2005
The Case for a RISC OS Package Manager
Graham Shaw talks about RiscPkg
44 comments, latest by gdshaw on 23/01/04 5:47PM. Published: 18 Jan 2004
News and media:
RISCOS Ltd •
RISC OS Open •
MW Software •
Advantage Six •
CJE Micros •
Liquid Silicon •
Chris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collection •
The Register •
The Inquirer •
Apple Insider •
BBC News •
Sky News •
Google News •