Posted by Steve Revill Tue, 05 Jan 2010 01:22:00 GMT
Many of you will be aware of a bug in the handling of a year counter in the IYONIX pc which means that the date on some machines changes to 2012 when they are booted. This is a software problem and a number of work-arounds already exist.
However, Castle Technology feel that this is a sufficiently severe fault to justify starting work on the next official release of RISC OS 5 for the IYONIX pc – RISC OS 5.15.
The latest version will not only address the date problem mentioned above, but will include many of the changes and improvements implemented since RISC OS 5.14 was released back in April 2009. Once it is available, users should program the new release into their machines using a supplied flash programmer to ensure that the date bugfix is correctly installed.
Keep an eye on the RISC OS Open web site over the next week or two for further news on the testing and release process.
Note to developers: the development version of RISC OS will move to 5.16 (beta) as soon as the new official version is released.