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On Tanks a lot! Double USB toy driver joy:

AW: Hugely easier. Drivers like this are dead easy to write, and really I spend more time on the GUI than on the USB. Updating the USB parts for file storage should similarly be dead easy, but making the rest of the filing system deal with bigger block sizes is a much bigger challenge.

 is a RISC OS Userdavehigton on 4/9/09 2:32PM
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On ARM-powered computer firm in RISC OS port talks :

Wow. Not one, but two new computers with RISC OS either being ported, or probably going to be ported, to them. Very good news.

I have been hoping for some time that the most serious of the A9Hom'e limitations (disc corruption; failure of the USB stack to ignore HIDs it can't use) would be fixed. There seems little likelihood of this happening now - otherwise it would have - so I think my money is going on the new targets instead.

 is a RISC OS Userdavehigton on 30/8/09 8:07PM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

The first things I searched the source for were "superscript" and "subscript". The results weren't helpful.

Thanks for pointing me at the function that handles it; but there's and indication of part of the problem. No mention of "superscript" or "subscript"; the fragments turn out to be "super" and "sub".

 is a RISC OS Userdavehigton on 10/8/09 9:55AM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

I'm not thinking of stepping in. I think it's important that some idea of the scale of the work should be publicised for the benefit of anybody who might consider it.

A few months ago, I downloaded the NS source to see if I could do anything about subscripts being rendered as superscripts. I couldn't get even the first idea of where they were handled.

 is a RISC OS Userdavehigton on 7/8/09 8:29PM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

Just how big is the code for the RO GUI? How many files, how many lines of code? And would the code pass a code review at the place where I work?

 is a RISC OS Userdavehigton on 7/8/09 4:47PM
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