Welcome to the RISC OS Select 4 home page

This site provides information on the various aspects of the new features introduced to RISC OS via the RISC OS Select Scheme. The latest version is now Select 4.
Please note that the site is under constant development, and consequently some of the links may not be active.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL UPDATES TO THE RISC OS SELECT SCHEME ARE NOW TO BE FOUND ON THE RISC OS Six WEBSITE PAGES.


April 30th 2007

Select 4 Issue 2 released to subscribers

The latest version of RISC OS Select has been shipped to subscribers and is now available for download by subscribers. Full details are available on the RISC OS Six website. This is the most up to date version of RISC OS and now supports many features, that were un-released in the RISC OS Six Select 4 Preview.

 Goto Select 4i2 Features page

 Goto Select 4i2 download.

January 20th 2007

RISC OS 6 Details available on the RISC OS Six Website

Read all about the latest news on RISC OS Six. The website includes the PRM documentation and features list for Select 4.

 Goto RISC OS Six website.

November 24th 2006

RISC OS 6 Preview now available .

RISCOS Ltd are pleased to announce the immediate availability of RISC OS 6 Preview for Select subscribers.
All Select subscribers who have renewed their subscription since the release of Select3i4 (30th May 2004) may download the preview version from the Select website now.
Members who have kept their subscription up to date or who join at the Birmingham ARM Club show this Saturday (25th November) may collect a RISC OS 6 Preview CD at the event, subject to stock.
The RISC OS 6 Preview release gives RiscPC, A7000 and VirtualRPC ADJ users an opportunity to experience recent developments within RISC OS through the Select scheme.

 Goto Select 4 Preview download.

October 31st 2006

RISC OS Select discussion group to move to GoogleGroups with immediate effect.

With the impending closure of the SmartGroups system at the end of November 2006, the RISC OS Select Discussion Group has now moved to the GoogleGroups with immediate effect. N.B You need to register with the GoogleGroups system before you can access the RISC OS Select Discussion group (if you are not already a GoogleGroups member). Goto GoogleGroups Account Management and then choose "Create an account now". You need to use the same username (email address) as you previously had with the SmartGroups. You will then be able to Register with the GoogleGroup for RISC OS Select.

 Goto RISC OS Select Google Group.

October 17th 2006

RISC OS Select PRM now available free on line.

RISCOS Ltd is proud to make the RISC OS Select PRM supplement available online for free access by everyone.

 Goto RISC OS Select PRM docs index.

April 1st 2006

Patch for !PC Pro available for Download

Following the release into the public domain of the !PCPro application for use with Acorn PC Cards on Risc PC, we are able to make available for download a patch for !PCConfig to work with RISC OS Select and Adjust.

 Download !PCPro Configure patch.

December 1st 2005

Select 4 features Newsletter.

Paul Middleton apologises to Select subscribers for the extended development cycle of Select 4 and answers some common questions about future Select development.

 Read Dec 2005 Newsletter to Select subscribers.

October 19th 2005

Select 4 features Newsletter.

Further details of Select 4 features.

 Read Oct 2005 Newsletter to Select subscribers. (PDF)

April 19th 2005

RISC OS 4 is now 32 bit safe.

RISC OS 4.02 to be replaced by RISC OS 4.39 "Adjust" ROMs. Some of the planned features for Select 4 are announced.

 Read 19th Apr 2005 Newsletter to Select subscribers.

February 21st 2005

Select 4 will be based on totally 32 bit neutral source.

RISCOS Ltd announces that RISC OS Select 4 will be derived from the conversion of RISC OS 4 sources to be fully 32 bit neutral as part of the work being done on the A9 computer.

 Read 21st Feb 2005 Newsletter to Select subscribers.

November 15th 2004

32 bit Select. What features are expected of it?

RISCOS Ltd start to gauge level of interest in 32 bit Select, following the decision by Castle Technology to cease the Merlin project following the agreement made to leave RISCOS Ltd to develop RISC OS desktop features via the Select scheme.

 Read 15th Nov 2004 Newsletter to Select subscribers.

June 25th 2004

Select 3 Issue 4 available for Download

This version contains RISC OS 4.39 as featured in the Adjust ROM issue. This update for Select 3 includes substantial improvements to the Toolbox modules as well as all the other features of the Adjust ROMs.

 Goto Select 3i4 Download Area

Full details of all the changes between the different versions of Select and Adjust are now available online.

 Goto Select Changes Database

November 18th 2003

Patch for RISC OS 4.02 !Boot available for Download

In order to be able to switch between RISC OS Select and RISC OS 4.02 once the new Toolbox modules are installed a patch is required to the RISC OS 4.02 !Boot. This is now available for download from the Downloads section of the Select Private Area. This patch will resolve issues with errors relating to Toolbox Gadgets not being set, when attempting to return to RISC OS Select after having used RISC OS 4.02.

12th September 2003

Select 3 Issue 3 available for Download

This main release version of Select 3 is now available for Download. This version contains RISC OS 4.37 which includes the new Toolbox modules released on 4th September 2003.

 Goto Select 3i3 Download Area
 Goto Select 3i3 Features
                                                                                     

19th May 2003

Select 3 Issue 1 available for Download

A Beta version of Select 3 is now available for Download. This version contains RISC OS 4.36 plus many updates of RISC OS Tools and Applications including a major overhaul of !Paint.

 Goto Select 3i1 Download Area

19th April 2003

Select 3 Outline details
We know that everyone is eagerly awaiting details of the features of Select 3. The following list gives the features that were intended as of the start of April.

 Goto Select 3 provisional details list

We also have a number of major new features planned which we hope to be able to include in Select 3. Details of these will be released as soon as we are sure that they will make it into this release.

19th November 2002

Select 2 Issue 3
A release version of Select 2 is now available for Download. This version contains RISC OS 4.33 plus many updates of RISC OS Tools and Applications.

 Goto Select 2i3 Download Area


14th October 2002

Select 2 Issue 1
A Beta version of Select 2 is now available for Download. This version contains RISC OS 4.32 plus many updates of RISC OS Tools and Applications.

 Goto Select 2i1 Download Area
 Goto Select 2i1 Details

The CD version of Select 2i3 is now in production subject to the usual bug reports on this initial Beta release.


5th October 2002

RiscStation now fully supported.
The RiscStation R7500 is now fully supported by Select. The forthcoming RISC OS 4.32 Release of Select will for the first time support all three current RISC OS platforms.

!Printers+ Frontend to be released via SourceForge.
We will be releasing the Source Code to the Frontend of !Printers+ as a publicly accessible collaborative project via the SourceForge Web Site.

SourceForge.net�is�the�world's�largest Open�Source�software�development� website, with the largest repository of Open Source code and applications available on the Internet. http://www.SourceForge.net/ provides free services to Open Source developers.

We would like to point out that this does not signify that RISC OS is to become an Open Source Operating System, but in order to allow greater development of certain components we are making this release of !Printers+ source for non-chargeable use by Developers. The actual availability of the code on the SourceForge site will be announced at a later date. Please note that this release will not include the back-end PrinterDumpers. We will endeavour to support developers who need help in gaining information from Printer Manufacturers about their current Printer ranges, or who require detailed information of the back-end functions of !Printers+. Any Company or Individual who would be interested in administering the SourceForge site should contact developer@riscos.com


23rd September 2002

RISC OS PNG Developers Kit available.
We are pleased to announce the availability of the first release of the RISC OS Select PNG Developers Kit..
  Goto PNG Developers Kit

Nearly 850 subscribers
We have just signed up the 845th RISC OS Select subscriber. If you are still waiting to subscribe then please don't delay any further as the rate for new subscribers who join the scheme after 31st December 2002 will be �150 per year.

Select Update
What's planned for future release of Select?
  Goto September 2002 Update


4th July 2002

Select Installer for MicroDigital Mico  available for download
A new version of the RISC OS Select Installer which supports the MicroDigital Mico is now available.
  Goto MicoInstaller


3rd May 2002

ISO image of 1st Select CD available for download
For anyone who can't wait for their CD to arrive an ISO image of the first Select CD is available for download.
NB It is 141MB so you will need a good Internet connection to download it.
  Goto CD1 download


1st May 2002

Web version of 1st Select CD components available for download
This is the final issue of Select Release 1.
The items to be downloaded are the new Select Installer, the RISC OS 4.29 ROM image and the latest versions of the hard disc components. All Select users should download and install all these items as they contain numerous updates from previous Select releases. CDs have started shipping and should reach everyone sometime in the next week.
  Goto Download Site

13th January 2002

RISC OS 4 PRM now online
For those of you wishing greater detail of the new features of RISC OS 4 the RISC OS 4 Programmers Reference Manual is now online at /select.riscos.com/Private/Documents/index.html Please note that the documentation is subject to change and amendment and is not complete. All rights in the documentation are reserved, and no portion of it may be copied or reproduced elsewhere without the written permission of RISCOS Ltd. Documentation is provided in XML and HTML formats. The XML source can be obtained by substituting .xml for the .html extension on documented files. Anyone wishing to update documentation, or use the documentation format for their own projects, should contact Justin Fletcher, justin.fletcher@ntlworld.com who has been developing the XML project, for more details.

International Versions of RISC OS Select

A German and Italian translation for RISC OS Select and other versions of RISC OS are available from A4 Computers. Please check out their website for further details and pricing.


How much memory do I need to install Select 4?
The RISC OS Select 4 ROM image uses up to 6MB of memory. Along with other memory requirements this means you will need a minimum of 16MB memory in order to install a RISC OS Select ROM image. 32MB is recommended for optimum operation.

The new switcher icon
Once again we have a new Switcher icon logo for this release of RISC OS.
Richard Hallas talks about The new RISC OS Select switcher icon was created.


What is RISC OS Select?
A rundown of the philosophy and reasoning behind the RISC OS Select scheme.
  full story


Contents of the first CD

The contents of the first CD are as follows:-

  1. A full backup copy of the RISC OS 4.02 Disc contents
  2. A full copy of the RISC OS 3 Manuals CD along with HTML corrections.
  3. A copy of the RISC OS 4 PRM from the Select Web Site.
  4. A full copy of the RISC OS Internet Suite.
  5. A copy of ImageFS from the RISC OS 4 bundled applications.
  6. A copy of the RISC OS 4.29 Disc Image for clean installation onto new hard drives.
  7. The new Installer and ROM image for RISC OS 4.29 to install new RISC OS Select Boot sequence and to upgrade from earlier versions of Select. This Installer copes with applications which load or include older versions of the Toolbox modules which prevents the current Installer from running correctly
  8. DHCP support with new Internet configuration tool.
  9. Multi-User Logon.
    This is a frontend to the new Multiple Users features of RISC OS Select.
  10.  A preview of the new !Printers+ with some new PDF's.
    !Printers+ is a preview version which will support network printers, multiple output bins, printer bundles, automatic printer recognition and can co-exist alongside existing !Printers 1.64a
  11. A preview of the new OmniClient with Appletalk support.

Contents of the second CD

The contents of the second CD are as follows:-

  1. A full backup copy of the RISC OS 4.02 Disc contents
  2. A full copy of the RISC OS 3 Manuals CD along with HTML corrections.
  3. A copy of the RISC OS 4 PRM from the Select Web Site.
  4. A full copy of the RISC OS Internet Suite.
  5. A copy of ImageFS from the RISC OS 4 bundled applications.
  6. A copy of the RISC OS 4.33 Disc Image for clean installation onto new hard drives.
  7. The new Installer and ROM image for RISC OS 4.33 to install new RISC OS Select Boot sequence and to upgrade from earlier versions of Select.

Contents of the third CD

The contents of the third CD are as follows:-

  1. A full backup copy of the RISC OS 4.02 Disc contents
  2. A full copy of the RISC OS 3 Manuals CD along with HTML corrections.
  3. A copy of the RISC OS 4 PRM from the Select Web Site.
  4. A full copy of the RISC OS Internet Suite.
  5. A copy of ImageFS from the RISC OS 4 bundled applications.
  6. A copy of the RISC OS 4.37 Disc Image for clean installation onto new hard drives.
  7. The new Installer and ROM image for RISC OS 4.37 to install new RISC OS Select Boot sequence and to upgrade from earlier versions of Select.

Technology Update  
Amongst the new features now  implemented in RISC OS Select is Universal Cut and Paste between Paint, Draw, Edit, ChangeFSI and SciCalc using the standard CTRL+C, CTRL+V conventions.
 full story on Cut and Paste


How do I subscribe?
If you want to subscribe to the RISC OS Select scheme you must first have a copy of RISC OS 4. If you haven't already upgraded then there are special offers available.
  Get pricing information

To join the RISC OS Select scheme please either complete the order form and email or post it to the address on the form or telephone the RISCOS Ltd Sales Office on 029 2049 2324 between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
Overseas customers should dial  +44 29 2049 2324.

 

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