Jan 252018
 

No, not THAT finger – one to indicate counting to, er, one!

The first of RISC OS Open’s bounties to overhaul the USB stack has now been completed, bringing a number of benefits to the operating system, including the ability to use power-on-keypresses to recover the system when things go a little awry at boot; something that was present on older hardware, but lost when we made the shift to USB for our input devices.

The plans for updating the USB stack were broken down into two steps in order to make part of the task more easily achievable before the next stable release of RISC OS, in particular because it was needed for the Raspberry Pi port of the operating system, so with this first step completed that leaves only one step remaining – hence the finger reference; one finger is the number you need to count to, er, one!

For more details, refer to RISC OS Open’s press release.

 January 25, 2018  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , ,
Jun 082014
 

I bet you thought I hadn’t noticed? Well I hadn’t, until now.

Jim Lesurf announced updates to some of his USB audio applications recently – which somehow slipped by RISCOSitory unnoticed until today.

The first of these, announced on 29th May, was an update to USBPlayer, an application that allows suitable wave (.WAV, &FB1) files to be played via USB Audio devices that follow the USB Audio standards. Continue reading »

Jun 212011
 

David Higton reported on the RISC OS Open forums that at the Southamton Acorn Users Group meeting on 14th June, to which he took his BeagleBoard for the purposes of this, he “demonstrated copying the files from a bootable SD card to an empty (formatted) SD card and booting from the latter.” Continue reading »

Jun 012011
 

Hot on the heels of the announcement from RISC OS Open Ltd about their bounty scheme, Jim Lesurf has announced a ‘cash prize’ of £300 for someone (or a group):

To develop the USB stack/interface, user API, etc, to allow [modern high quality USB devices like the Halide Bridge, Arcam rDAC, etc] to be ‘plug and play’ with ‘native’ ARM hardware running RISC OS. Thus enabling RISC OS users to make use of modern USB devices for high quality audio playing (and recording).

Jim goes on to detail on the requirements that need to be satisfied in order to be able to claim the prize – full details can be found on his website.

 June 1, 2011  Posted by  Programming Tagged with: , ,