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On ARM-powered computer firm in RISC OS port talks :

Many of these SoCs are meant for netbook or even cell phone applications, so you're lucky to get 720p out of them.

Now, if these things move more into the set top box space, you could see a PVR* using a Cortex-A8 SoC that can output 1080p. (And, such an SoC would also need SATA, which would be nice to have.) With an SoC like that, one could create an even more desktop-oriented ARM-based platform.

* Before someone starts a 238 post offtopic tangent flamewar that doesn't answer an original poster's question, I'm referring to a device that has some source of TV signal going into it, records that TV signal to a hard drive for later playback, can pause live TV (by caching it to the drive,) and then outputs to a TV.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 6/9/09 5:46AM
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On ARM-powered computer firm in RISC OS port talks :

Oh. But, that does mean that a future revision (or a revision for Castle, for example) could add a connector for a real drive.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 2/9/09 2:02PM
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On ARM-powered computer firm in RISC OS port talks :

However, hubersn was suggesting a Kirkwood port, so might as well bench it.

I do recall both out-of-order and in-order cores under the "Sheeva" name. That's a huge difference - like calling an A5000 another kind of RiscPC.

Of course, both the XScale-derived cores and the Feroceon-derived cores are ARMv5TE... take that however you will, but I know at least WinMo 7 is rumored to require (for Chassis 1, anyway) ARMv6.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 2/9/09 5:55AM
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On ARM-powered computer firm in RISC OS port talks :

The SSD is attached by PATA, according to some stuff that Genesi posted on their forums.

So, replace it with a hard drive. Although in that box, it's probably a 1.8" SSD we're talking about, or worse, a CompactFlash card, but there's hard drives available for both form factors. (But, in the CF form factor, flash makes more sense.)

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 1/9/09 1:29PM
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On ARM-powered computer firm in RISC OS port talks :

The point of my post wasn't the XScale/Cortex-A8 comparison, it was the fact that we don't know how Sheeva and Cortex-A8 compare, and therefore, the MHz myth definitely applies to that comparison. XScale/Cortex-A8 was only used as an example of the MHz myth applying to ARM.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 1/9/09 1:25PM
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On ARM-powered computer firm in RISC OS port talks :

But, a 1.2 GHz Sheeva might not be as fast as an 800 MHz Cortex-A8, especially if it's one of the out-of-order designs. It all depends on the CPU's design.

After all, a 600 MHz Cortex-A8 destroys a 600 MHz XScale in performance...

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 1/9/09 1:22AM
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On RISC OS 5 port hopes for netbook now in production:

I do recall that the protocol is different, though - I used to have a laptop that had an optional one, and recall that the finger/stylus panel wasn't supported on anything but Windows due to lack of documentation. I had a stylus-only panel, though, so it was a non-issue for me.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 26/7/09 11:05PM
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On RISC OS 5 port hopes for netbook now in production:

Er, wait, I take that back. You can have pressure sensitive capacitive sensors... so, yeah, I'll shut up now. :)

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 26/7/09 9:59PM
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On RISC OS 5 port hopes for netbook now in production:

They claim that it's pressure sensitive, so it's gonna be resistive.

(The other option is that it's a Wacom-style active digitizer using a stylus, which will likely have an open protocol and interface using RS232, but that isn't finger-compatible, and combo Wacom/resistive panels aren't cheap and are harder to drive.)

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 26/7/09 9:58PM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

What about going for the OS X/Classic method?

Make a new API, and put ALL the new stuff in a wrapper process that's running the old OS.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 31/5/09 6:01AM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

Will a 32-bit RISC OS handle 26-bit podule ROMs, though?

If not, I could see that causing a fair amount of issues... and at least right now, the IOMD port of RISC OS 5 is 32-bit, IIRC.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 24/5/09 10:23PM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

Or, better yet, a pre-loaded ROM image that starts up, initializes a USB ethernet interface, downloads the ROM image from the ROOL site, and installs it in the on-board flash.

That's how a lot of Linux distributions get away with "including" closed source drivers that are GPL-incompatible - they don't include them at all, and instead have a script that downloads them and installs them, after prompting the user.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 17/5/09 3:27AM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

I was under the impression that Adjust was the most recent that could run - ROL's site says that 4.03 (and a RiscStation-specific version at that) is the latest physical ROM that works, and then you can softload Adjust, but not Select 4 or 5.

Source: [link]

If ABLE can do an Adjust softload, though, that works around that problem nicely.

That said, I was just curious, and won't be buying a board, so I probably won't bother asking.

Anyway, if you want to troll the seller, I believe eBay does allow you to make a lower best offer than a previously rejected one, so a downward trend may have a quite funny effect. :)

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 15/5/09 1:14AM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

Too late, I offered £5.50. :P

After wasting his time asking if he'd ship to the US, and asking him what software was on there.

Of course, on a more serious note, how hard is it to get the RiscStation-specific ROMs?

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 14/5/09 6:05PM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

Not only possible, but there's a company that's doing exactly that, with a tweaked BeagleBoard design: [link]

It's basically a BeagleBoard rev. C2 equivalent (I believe it's based on the B7, but is feature identical to the C2) with a built-in USB hub, a touchscreen (the touch part most likely USB interfaced,) a keyboard and touchpad (again, most likely USB interfaced,) USB-interfaced wifi and bluetooth, and 8 GiB of MicroSD for storage. Oh, and a couple decently sized batteries.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 14/5/09 5:50PM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

Even then, if the driver in question is LGPL, it's probably OK. Alternately, if the adapter works in a BSD, the BSD drivers are fair game.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 14/5/09 5:46PM
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On NetSurf reaches version 2.0:

Doesn't seem any faster than 1.2 to me, but it doesn't seem any slower, either, on a SA233 RiscPC.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 29/4/09 4:12AM
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On Wakefield 2009 wrap-up, photos and video:

Scroll down a bit, the actual ROM image is in the next section, and that's just the softload app. So, you need to download both.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 28/4/09 6:46PM
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On RISCOS Ltd relaunches riscos.com with new design:

Every Windows browser I've thrown at it renders it what appears to be properly, though.

(But, oddly, not even Firefox on RISC OS renders it properly. )

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 26/4/09 10:35PM
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On RISC OS 5 pictured running on ARM Cortex-A8 kit:

Nitpick: Aemulor is free? Unless I'm missing some other site that has it for free...

[link]

This says £50.

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 26/4/09 2:20AM
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On Vpod: first pictures of new RiscPC graphics card:

[link]

I was surprised by that one, too...

 is a RISC OS Userbhtooefr on 26/4/09 12:35AM
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