RISCOS Select 2 - September 2002
We very much hope you have enjoyed the new features and improvements that we have been able to include in the RISC OS Select scheme so far. Your support of the scheme is crucial to our continued development of RISC OS 4 and we very much hope that you will want to renew your subscription to the scheme.
Some of the major new features released so far have included:
The contents of the first CD included:-
Support for RiscStation and MicroDigital computers.
The MicroDigital Mico is now fully supported by the Select Scheme, and we are awaiting the delivery of a MicroDigital Omega in order to test its compatibility with Select. We do not anticipate any major problems in using Select with the Omega. We are still investigating the problems that have prevented the production of a version of Select that is fully compatible with the RiscStation R7500. We have released trial versions to some users of R7500 machines, which allow all the features of Select to be used with some operational restrictions. The new RiscStation portable has been developed with Select in mind, and we expect it to be able to fully use future Select Scheme upgrades.
Where can I find documentation for the new features of Select?
General summaries of the new features of Select can be found via the RISC OS Select SmartGroup.
What's planned for future releases of Select?
However the following are some of the items that are in an advance stage of development:-
As always there is also a substantial amount of other "under the hood" development that doesn't offer immediately visible improvements, but does contribute to our goal of making RISC OS, easier to maintain and develop, as well as providing improved hooks for third party developers. An example is the "bring the pinboard to the front" routine which is being hooked into by the StrongEd team to provide a quick method of toggling the Pinboard to the front or the back of the screen.
The full list of the developments we have planned is extensive and we will
release further details as, and when, they reach a sufficiently advanced
N.B. The next CD is expected at the end of October 2002.