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Posted by: speculatrix Oct 26 2018, 10:08 AM

Now that RiscOS is open source, I wonder if anyone will try building it for the Gemini?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/23/risc_os_open_source/

I'm not sure that anyone would use it as their primary OS, and you might not get many people trying it, but it's an interesting thing.

Posted by: salvomic Oct 26 2018, 10:27 AM

why not? smile.gif
nice interface and a bit of ...nostalgy.

Salvo

Posted by: Dixit Oct 26 2018, 12:15 PM

QUOTE(speculatrix @ Oct 26 2018, 08:08 PM) *
Now that RiscOS is open source, I wonder if anyone will try building it for the Gemini?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/23/risc_os_open_source/

I'm not sure that anyone would use it as their primary OS, and you might not get many people trying it, but it's an interesting thing.


Cool !

While we're at it... could some of you tech wizzes also revive another ancient OS running on ARM chips ?
It was called EPOC.

Because then at least we could get the Agenda application back to work again.



Posted by: KF6GPE Oct 27 2018, 10:18 AM

I used RiscOS as a development workstation for an ARM-based settop box in the late 90's. I remember it as being very fast for its time, although the UI was a little weird. It was at the time where Mac, Windows, and X Windows did things like window sizing and copy/paste just differently enough that if you had to switch between machines, your head hurt. I may still have the workstation out in the garage from the project.

I'm not sure how suited to the Gemini it would be --- it was very mouse-centric and wanted a big screen. Looking at the source code might be fun, though.

Posted by: andrewl Oct 30 2018, 05:47 AM

RiscOS runs nicely on one core of the Raspberry Pi, it cannot use the other three so it will be lost on the X27's 10 - but RISCOS is quite lightweight enough that it might run in an emulator on a Gemini linux.

Needs a middle mouse button though.

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