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    Topic: RISC OS Select

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    RISC OS 6.20 released 13664 Reads riscosselect

    After previewing it at the recent Midlands show, RISCSOS Ltd. have posted the latest version of RISC OS (6.20) out to subscribers.

    Posted by cobalt on Sunday, December 20, 2009 Read full article: 'RISC OS 6.20 released'   

    Steve Potts has published a small set of slides highlighting RISC OS 6 features.

    Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Read full article: 'RISC OS 6 feature summary'   

    Over the years of the RISC OS Ltd. Select scheme, I've generally been impressed by the various improvements and speedups along the way and although I don't use every single feature, long gone are the days when I could just sit down and use older versions of RISC OS.

    Posted by StevePotts on Monday, March 02, 2009 Read full article: 'RISC OS Select explained'   

    Just released today, a new version of the VNC Server front end application, now supports new features within RISC OS 6.

    The application has been updated to take advantage of RISC OS 6.14 and offers a couple of minor enhancements for users of that operating system.

    Posted by StevePotts on Saturday, February 28, 2009 Read full article: ' New VNC Server front end for RISC OS 6'   

    Select 5i1 Announced 5953 Reads riscosselect

    RISCOS Ltd. have announced the release of the latest version of our favourite operating system, Select5 issue 1 aka. RISC OS 6.14.  RISCOS Ltd. have clearly been busy of late, with 2 press releases just prior to the recent Midlands Show and this latest release of the operating system.

    Select5i1 was available at the Midlands show for subscribers to take away and the press release states that "Most subscribers should have received theirs by now."

    Posted by cobalt on Saturday, December 20, 2008 Read full article: 'Select 5i1 Announced'   

    RISCOS Ltd. are considering the possibility of a mini-roadshow in Scotland on Friday 18th July and have been seeking feedback regarding likely attendance at such an event.



    In a press release earlier today, RISCOS Ltd have today announced that the very latest version of RISC OS will be launched at this Saturday's Wakefield show. Full press release follows:


    As promised in the press release of 30th April by RISCOS Ltd. Select4 CDs have been posted out and the first arrivals greeted people as they got home from work on 2nd May.

    We've been able to get a picture of the CD uploaded to prove they are in circulation and here's a copy. More subscribers should receive their discs during Thursday 3rd of May all being well.

    Posted by StevePotts on Thursday, May 03, 2007   

    RISC OS 6 Released 4541 Reads riscosselect

    Last evening, on 30th April, RISCOS Ltd released RISC OS SIX, confirming that CDs were in the post to subscribers. Available only as part of the Select scheme, RISC OS 6.06 is also badged as Select 4i2, following the previous Preview release in November 2006.

    Posted by StevePotts on Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Read full article: 'RISC OS 6 Released'   

    RISCOS Ltd have today announced the immediate availability of RISC OS SIX Preview.

    RISC OS 6 Logo

    Posted by cobalt on Saturday, November 25, 2006 Read full article: 'RISC OS Six Preview Released'   

    In communication with some subscribers, RISCOS Ltd. have recently stated that the long awaited Select 4 release will be available before the end of November.


    RISC OS 6 available 4909 Reads riscosselect
    RISC OS Limited have announced RISC OS 6, it will soon be available to Select scheme subscibers.

    RISC OS Six is built from a completely 26 bit / 32 bit neutral source, and the move away from the RISC OS 4 brand is because "RISC OS 4 has always been linked with 26 bit computers". The name RISC OS Six is also rumoured to have been chosen due to links with Advantage Six (This has not been confirmed - Ed.). ROL "hope that everyone will soon see the advantages of RISC OS 6."

    A preview version will soon be available for as a softload for existing Select subscribers, and also for those who last subscribed to the Select scheme after May 31st 2004.

    You can view the RISC OS 6 website at: select.riscos.com/RISCOS6

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Sunday, November 05, 2006   

    The folks at RISCOS Ltd have announced that the second release of the Select scheme is now available for download.

    Posted by bluebottle on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 Read full article: 'Select release II - go get it! Fetch!'   

    A Beta version of Select 2 is now available for Download. This version contains RISC OS 4.32 plus many updates of RISC OS Tools and Applications.

    Goto Select 2i1 Download Area (protected)
    Goto Select 2i1 Details (free access)

    The CD version of Select 2 is expected to be released in approximately 3 weeks, subject to the usual bug reports on this initial Beta release.

    Posted by pjwerdna on Tuesday, October 15, 2002   

    From the Select Website...
    "We will be releasing the Source Code to the Frontend of !Printers+ as a publicly accessible collaborative project via the SourceForge Web Site. "


    According the the Select website..
    "The RiscStation R7500 is now fully supported by Select. The forthcoming RISC OS 4.32 Release of Select will for the first time support all three current RISC OS platforms"
    No date for the release of 2.32 yet though.

    Posted by pjwerdna on Sunday, October 06, 2002   

    In the week where those lucky bods at the Wakefield RISC OS User Group managed to see the all sparkly Microdigital Omega first hand, that we get this in from RISCOS Ltd

    Select in now available for all Mico users. As special installer is available on the Select website and if you want the CD version, just ask!

    This is indeed excellent news, it also means that it's two down, one to go on getting the new version of everyones favourite operating system, RISC OS. Let's hope it arrives soon!

    Posted by bluebottle on Thursday, July 04, 2002   

    RISC OS Ltd. have announced on their Select website that the First Select CD Shipment is being prepared and is expected to be sent to customers at the end of april.

    Posted by rich on Thursday, April 11, 2002 Read full article: 'First CD version of Select'   

    For those of you that were waiting ...

    Dear RISC OS Select User,

    The first Kinetic enabled version of the first Select ROM image is now available for download from the Web Site. This version is also suitable for standard Risc PC and A7000 users and contains all the latest updates and fixes.

    Don't all rush at once!

    Posted by pjwerdna on Wednesday, January 30, 2002   


    No CD yet but the site is now open, so Select members can download the content.


    Posted by peterd on Wednesday, October 17, 2001   

    Changing the Filer is likely to produce most praise - and complaint. the Filer is our means of handling the 'objects' in the computer and its use can be compared with driving a car; swapping 'break' and 'clutch' pedals may arguable be more ergonomically efficient but it's likely to cause one or two complaints from survivors.

    Unsurprisingly RISCOS Ltd have chosen to improve the Filer in little ways.


    The Kernel has already been changed for the first Select CD but these changes will continue in future issues of the OS.

    The Kernel will be leaner with components split from the Kernel. these (now externel) components will be easier to maintain as they can be modified and tested without a complete ROM build.


    ChangeFSI, Draw, edit, Paint and SciCalc now (in RO4+) use the ClipHolder module. at last the global clipboard is used for the standard apps and there is no longer any excuse for other software writers to ignore the facility.
    The ClipHolder module provides simplified Clipboard facilities for applications exporting a single file using standard Clipboard protocols.

    Draw, Edit and Paint now have menus that are more style-guide compliant - again other writers please note!

    CDPlayer is a new application. It runs automatically from the CD icon if a music CD is present. It‘s a basic program - leaving the beels and whistles to 3rd party programmers. It does link with AcornCD to extract track and disk names from the web database.

    ChangeFSI can import PNGs (not masked) and doesn‘t keep popping over to the centre. Where before it used long silly names it now uses sensible ones. Speed decoding progressive JPEGS using djpeg is much improved.

    Draw will now export simple SVGs - the vector graphics format to be used on web sites and presumably elsewhere.

    Paint is (more) stable after having many bugs withdrawn! It supports dynamic areas for workspace, import JPEGs (reliably) and PNGs (not masked) and save sprites as JPEGs.

    Squash will compress and decompress GZip files. [what difference will this make anyone?]

    RISCOS Ltd were at pains to point out that Puzzle has been extended and is more devious. They‘re sadists!

    I already have my own list of things to do to improve Draw (readers of my Acorn User column won‘t be surprised at this!) and I‘m hoping some might be included in later releases of Select.

    What do you think ROL have missed (so far) in updating the apps?

    Posted by jc on Wednesday, August 22, 2001   

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