[Application] RISC OS on the Pandora

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  1. Raik

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    Have try. Hold [Shift] boots in to a pure desktop: All choices in !Boot are ignored.So it should be possible to look at the card.
    But if the card is corrupt, save the time and made a new one ;-)

    My Risc PC works with 4.39 ... but 4.xx and Six is a other (death) fork of RISC OS. Any things are different. No boot menu in 5.xx.
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    640x480 is mode 28. Often the system is jumping to 800x600 if you try [ESC] or other breaking keys. Then you need the wimpmode command to see the iconbar.
    If the device is empty, looks like you have a non compatible card. Is not often but any times :(
    Have you look at the card in WIN? WIN destroy often the card.

    You can also boot from USB Pendrive but it needs a other CMOS ans is a bit fiddely. I can send. But booting from card is the better way.

    Sorry touchscreen is not working. RISC OS is not really a touch-OS. I have a working solution for my DIY PiTab but I think is not for the "masses" only for enthusiast like me ;)
    I have not try to port the driver. I think my knowledge is not enough.
     
  2. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    As I recall at the London show where they changed the license, either Steve Revill or Richard Brown announced that the two companies were talking and a merger of the codebases looks likely, and then we can forget that whole unfortunate episode.
     
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    RISC OS Developments is owner of Castle Technology Ltd and with it the RISC OS Operating System. RISC OS Developments Management is Andrew from R-Comp and Richard from Orpheus...
    I'm a (free) member of ROD. Have realized any projects with Andrew at the past e.g. ARMini, ARMiniX, ARMx6... For me it is only hobby and I have fun summary ;-)
    Quote Andrew: We have also been in discussion with VirtualAcorn/3QD/RISCOS Ltd and we are sure you will be pleased to hear that historical grievances have been put aside, and that a co-operative future is planned.

    Good news or not, we will see at the future.

    Maybe the codebase can be merged. I use !Paint (more options) and !Draw (SVG export) from a9home (RISC OS 4.42) on my new hardware (RISC OS 5.24+)... so anything is possible.
    I think it is a good idea to bundle and organize. We have not enough programmer so wie should avoid double work.
     
  4. Magic Sam

    Magic Sam Forever Homebrew

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    Hi all,

    @Raik : I bought a new USB SD card adapter yesterday. No luck with RISC OS on the Pandora so far :(

    I'm trying one last time with a brand new SD card. I'll keep you all posted.

    EDIT: just dd'ed the image to the new SD card (/dev/sdb). Looks like Linux sees 2 partitions, sdb1 and sdb4. Only the first vfat partition of ~100 MB is mounted. I presume the other partition is RISC OS specific, and can't be mounted on Linux.

    EDIT 2: that one is booting fine !!! :D

    EDIT 3: just donated £20 to this bounty:

    https://www.riscosopen.org/bounty/polls/29

    It's not much but it's all I can afford at the moment. I hope it'll help to get WiFi working on the Pandora :)

    EDIT 4: according to the wiki, the Pandora uses this touchscreen:

    http://www.ti.com/product/TSC2046/description
    https://pandorawiki.org/Display

    I don't know whether there are any useful bits in there for a port of your driver to the Pandora though. Maybe @notaz could give you a hand on this one ?

    Cheers, Magic Sam
     
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  5. Raik

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    Sounds good.

    Is fake ;-) That make problems anytimes.
    The card is filecore, the RISC OS format. I come back later to it.

    Any generally things...

    RISC OS needs a 3-Button mouse.The options are not really changed since the beginning of the 90. I use RISC OS since 1992.

    The nub do the following:

    Left - one click
    Up - double click
    down - menu (you get a app or os related menu wherever the mousepointer is placed.)
    right - is the right mouse button. Has special options. Named Adjust in RISC OS.

    Folder are folder like in other OS.
    Apps are folder with a pling at the beginning e.g. !App.
    You can open this Apps with holding [shift] and doubleclick.
    Inside you find all the most stuff are needed by the App e.g. a file named !Boot, a script witch is started if the App was seen by the filer e.g. to display the icon.
    !Run ist the script witch is start by doubleclick (without [shift])...

    Back to the filesystem.

    In the main directory you find !Boot. Is the system-folder. Inside the settings and resources are needed by Apps...
    In !Boot you fnd a folder named "Loader". This is the "FAT-Partition". Inside the bootfiles, the ROM named RISC OS... Please not remove or what ever or change the content of the folder if you not know what you do ;-)

    Hope you find it useful. If you have a question, feel free to ask. ;-)
     
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    Magic Sam Forever Homebrew

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  7. Raik

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    Yes, if you need a paper one.

    In Documents.books of the distro you should find a pdf.

    There was a User Guide pdf downlod at the past but the link I found was broken. Will look at again tomorrow.

    Have fun,

    Raik
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    Looks like the download is gone since the new user-guide is ready.
    For the first steps you find a lot of old guides here.
    The old 3 guide should be enough for the most "problems". 4.39 and Six is for the other fork.
     
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    Magic Sam Forever Homebrew

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