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On Castle and ROS Open reveal plans for 2007:

When I first heard the announcement, I instantly thought... great I can dig through the ADFS/FileCore code and make the Linux ADFS driver work properly (full read/write), then I start hearing the'll be ARM platform only clauses.. well that's discouraging, and the likelihood that the licence will forbid the adding of GPL code to the RO source or vice versa as castle couldn't integrate the GPL dependent parts back into there closed source tree... I can only hope for the best, and be ready for the worst.

On the nice dual core 1.2GHz xscale chip, there's no cache coherency/SMP, so I'd go for the single-core version, with native PCIX and PCIe, onboard DDR2... it could be made into something. I'm sure even the development boards can be turned into a simple platform with a 1x PCIe graphics card, and a USB PCI card (have to sling the HD onto the USB.. *chuckle*), probably a bit expensive though.

 is a RISC OS UserNoMercy on 31/01/07 9:55PM
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On Dispute over 'intrusive' VRPC copy protection:

Using the MAC address was a bad choice, as network cards to change, scrambled vendor identification pages from various motherboard components would have been more reliable.

Least I'm not tempted to buy it anymore, Emulators have a long lifetime, longer than small software developers. I wouln't want to be left with in effect a computer which doesn't work after a few years.

 is a RISC OS UserNoMercy on 1/5/06 11:53AM
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On Should RISC OS be open sourced?:

"the number of different Linux distributions" Same programs, same kernel... only thing which is diferent is the way they manage the system and the packages for it. The fragmentation of BSD is probably a closer analogy, and after FreeBSD the others seem to be rather specialist (Open's secuirty, and Net's portability).

Things which would help support on other platforms, eg releasing the ADFS code, so Linux can write to ADFS paritions safely would be useful, but releasing other bits in small ammounts I don't think will help. Unless there seriously concidering releasing the whole thing under something like the GPL, so code from other open source projects can be used in RISC OS... which might be useful, though once that's done there's no way back.

 is a RISC OS UserNoMercy on 15/10/05 11:20PM
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On South East show report:

Firefox would be impressive, but geting the gecko engine working on RISC OS would be enough, cobbling together a front-end for that using the toolbox instead of using XUL might be a tad faster, and probably produce something a bi more in-line with the style guide.

 is a RISC OS UserNoMercy on 26/10/04 10:51AM
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On Discussion and Negotiation:

I think RISC OS Ltd should sit down with castle and sort the mess out. I doubt castle would do anything to unfair towards ROL and jepordise there public image with regards a new licence.

 is a RISC OS UserNoMercy on 17/06/04 01:42AM
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