New IYONIX ROM release (version 5.16)
Posted by Steve Revill Sat, 23 Jan 2010 20:34:00 GMT
RISC OS Open (ROOL) are pleased to announce the immediate release of the very latest RISC OS ROM release from Castle Technology (Castle) for the IYONIX pc desktop computer.
This is an official release from Castle and represents the second formal ROM release to include changes and improvements which have been fed back into the shared source project.
You can download your copy of RISC OS 5.16, either as a softload (to try it out) or as a ROM programmer tool, from this page.
Please note that in order to fix the incorrect date bug seem on some machines in 2010 with RISC OS 5.15 or earlier, you must program the ROM into Flash.
Users should be aware that whilst every effort is made to ensure this is fully functional, there is a (small) risk of an error creeping in during the merging of the sources released originally to ROOL and the sources used to build the previous official RISC OS release from Castle.
The new ROM image is believed to work in softload form on all IYONIX versions of RISC OS from 5.10 or later. In flash programmer form, it should work on all versions of RISC OS from version 5.07 or later. This release is free of charge.
A quick word on version numbers
From now on, even numbered versions of RISC OS will be the official, tested releases. Odd numbered versions will be development works in progress. If you are not comfortable with running a development version of RISC OS on your machine, you should stick to the even numbered releases (5.14, 5.16, etc).