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   <li>Preliminary USB/PCI interface (not implemented)
   <li>Preliminary USB/PCI interface (not implemented)

Revision as of 14:49, 14 April 2007

Contents

DeskLib - C Wimp Library for RISC OS

Development Versions

There is no recent release at this time. For a current version, you should get the source from SVN. For use with GCCSDK and its autobuilder, you can build the 'desklib' package as per Using GCCSDK.

7th May 2005 - DeskLib 2.70 release

This version is 32-bit, and only suitable for compiling and linking with 32-bit compilers and libraries. DeskLib has been carefully designed to work properly with almost all combinations of RISC OS compilers and C libraries.

For more information about 32-bit, see RISC OS and 32-bit

DeskLib 2.70 can be downloaded from the downloads section.

Version History

Changes Since 2.60

  • Fix problematic debugging macro causing branch through zero
  • DeskLib is now entirely built with GCC. It remains compatible with various combinations of GCC/Norcroft/UnixLib/SharedCLibrary, and problems with varargs have been fixed.
  • All the examples have been checked and brought up to date.
  • Miscellaneous improvements from John Tytgat

Changes Since 2.52

  • Speed improvements to Wimp_Poll
  • Some missed non 32-bit code now fixed
  • Removed RISC OS 2 compatiblity code for Window_GetInfo which was causing problems
  • Corrected Nested Wimp API
  • Added extra wimp flag colours - this may require changes in your code
  • Import Backtrace functionality from Desk

Changes Since 2.50

  • Misc type handling improvements
  • Additonal GFX functions for clipping and colour setting
  • Various new Sprite functions
  • Misc warning fixes in the build
  • Fix register handing in Sprite_GetUser

Changes Since 2.40

  • Some new font handling calls - ColourTrans_SetFontColours, Font_GetWimpFont
  • Signedness fixes for string handling
  • Correct termination in icon bar icon
  • Discard old h_doc arrangement, and all associated binaries
  • Added Menu_ForceClose to close open menus
  • Additional use of const where required
  • SaveAs handling messages fix
  • Support for RISC OS 3.5 Screen modes, and sprite mode specifiers
  • New TaskWindow support
  • Preliminary USB/PCI interface (not implemented)
  • New WimpMsg module - simpler messages
  • New URL module - URI handling
  • Added EventMsg_ReleaseSpecific
  • Added GFX_ReadPoint
  • Make File_Size return -1 on error
  • Fixes and new makefile to allow cross compiling
  • Various MessageTrans fixes
  • Header documentation made consistent
  • Some additions for Nested Wimp
  • Examples supplied with Makefiles suitable for GCC too

Getting the source

DeskLib source is available via the riscos.info Subversion server


Documentation

Tutorial by Frauke Nonnenmacher (quite old)

Examples by Shaun Lindsley

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