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Links to sources of RISC OS operating system documentation:
Links to sources of RISC OS operating system documentation:
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* [http://www.drobe.co.uk/riscos/artifact1688.html How to download the PRMs]
 
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* [http://groups.google.co.uk/group/comp.sys.acorn.programmer/browse_thread/thread/25dbd8797e3c2bee TIME in BASIC and other timers]
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== Overview ==
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* [http://groups.google.co.uk/group/comp.sys.acorn.networking/browse_thread/thread/72263444e7aa47ef How to boot RISC OS Adjust over the network]
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* [http://groups.google.co.uk/group/comp.sys.acorn.programmer/browse_thread/thread/66702274dea3d270 Stacks and TaskWindow]
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=== RISC OS Adjust CD documentation ===
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The original PRMs (volumes 1-4) cover RISC OS 3.  PRM 5 covers additions up to RISC OS 3.6, and the rarer 5a is similar, but
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adds information on the internet stack.  The PRMs were also supplied with the ''PRM Index'' and ''Style Guide''.  Other related publications
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from Acorn are the ''Acorn Assembler Reference'', ''Acorn Technical Publications Style Guide'' and Welcome Guides for various
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machines.
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== Programmer's Reference Manuals (PRMs) ==
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Original printed manuals may be available for purchase from [http://www.cjemicros.co.uk CJE].
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[[StrongHelp]] manuals (need link) contain a summary of PRM information, and
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PRMs in PDF form can be [http://foundation.riscos.com/Private/manuals/ downloaded from riscos.com].
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Finally, the [http://www.riscosopen.org/wiki/documentation/ RISC OS Open wiki] is actively having the PRMs added to it.
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=== PRM Addendums ===
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Additions for various versions of RISC OS
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* [http://www.iyonix.com/32bit/ RISC OS 5 documentation]
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* Nested Wimp (need link)
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* Plugin Specification (need link)
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==== RISC OS Adjust CD documentation ====
* ''Docs.Apps.Paint/txt''  Changes to !Paint
* ''Docs.Apps.Paint/txt''  Changes to !Paint
* ''Docs.Audio.RateTracker/txt''  ReadMe file for RateTracker module (Warm Silence Software)
* ''Docs.Audio.RateTracker/txt''  ReadMe file for RateTracker module (Warm Silence Software)
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* ''Docs.Networking.Pollword/txt''  ioctl FIOPOLLWORD sets a pollword in shared workspace on network activity
* ''Docs.Networking.Pollword/txt''  ioctl FIOPOLLWORD sets a pollword in shared workspace on network activity
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=== Other documentation repositories ===
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== Other documentation repositories ==
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* [http://www.iyonix.com/32bit/ Castle's RISC OS 5 documentation]
 
* [http://acorn.riscos.com/acornftp.htm Acorn FTP site]
* [http://acorn.riscos.com/acornftp.htm Acorn FTP site]
* [http://www.drobe.co.uk/reference/ Drobe Reference material]
* [http://www.drobe.co.uk/reference/ Drobe Reference material]
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* [http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/acorn/doc/index.html Denis Howe's archive]
* [http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/acorn/doc/index.html Denis Howe's archive]
* [http://www.poppyfields.net/acorn/tech/ Poppyfields archive]
* [http://www.poppyfields.net/acorn/tech/ Poppyfields archive]
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== Misc ==
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* [http://groups.google.co.uk/group/comp.sys.acorn.programmer/browse_thread/thread/25dbd8797e3c2bee TIME in BASIC and other timers]
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* [http://groups.google.co.uk/group/comp.sys.acorn.networking/browse_thread/thread/72263444e7aa47ef How to boot RISC OS Adjust over the network]
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* [http://groups.google.co.uk/group/comp.sys.acorn.programmer/browse_thread/thread/66702274dea3d270 Stacks and TaskWindow]
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== See Also ==
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* [http://www.drobe.co.uk/riscos/artifact1688.html How to download the PRMs]

Revision as of 17:10, 5 November 2009

Links to sources of RISC OS operating system documentation:

Contents

Overview

The original PRMs (volumes 1-4) cover RISC OS 3. PRM 5 covers additions up to RISC OS 3.6, and the rarer 5a is similar, but adds information on the internet stack. The PRMs were also supplied with the PRM Index and Style Guide. Other related publications from Acorn are the Acorn Assembler Reference, Acorn Technical Publications Style Guide and Welcome Guides for various machines.

Programmer's Reference Manuals (PRMs)

Original printed manuals may be available for purchase from CJE.

StrongHelp manuals (need link) contain a summary of PRM information, and

PRMs in PDF form can be downloaded from riscos.com.

Finally, the RISC OS Open wiki is actively having the PRMs added to it.

PRM Addendums

Additions for various versions of RISC OS

RISC OS Adjust CD documentation

  • Docs.Apps.Paint/txt Changes to !Paint
  • Docs.Audio.RateTracker/txt ReadMe file for RateTracker module (Warm Silence Software)
  • Docs.Desktop.TaskManager/txt Updated TaskManager_Shutdown flags
  • Docs.Desktop.WimpTextOp/txt Added bit to Wimp_TextOp 1 (R0 bit 1, Read Size of String)
  • Docs.Graphics.BlendTable/txt BlendTable module SWIs: blending palette colours in arbitrary ratios (provides transparency to SpriteExtend)
  • Docs.Graphics.ColourMap-DrawFile/txt` Changes to DrawFile_Render and ColourTrans transfer functions for colour mapping
  • Docs.Graphics.ColourMap-Sprite/txt Colour mapping in deep sprites: API changes to OS_SpriteOp 52/56, JPEG_Plot..., transfer functions (same as ColourMap-Drawfile/txt)
  • Docs.Graphics.CompressJPEG/txt CompressJPEG_WriteLineExtended, _Comment, _Transcode SWIs, module errors
  • Docs.Graphics.ConvertPNG/txt ConvertPNG_Info, ConvertPNG_CreateSprite
  • Docs.Graphics.GraphicsSystem/txt Overview of the RISC OS Select/Adjust graphics system
  • Docs.Graphics.ImageFileRender/txt Detailed documentation of ImageFileRender system
  • Docs.Graphics.InverseTable/txt Provides 8bpp tables to the graphics system. InverseTable_SpriteTable, _Calculate
  • Docs.Graphics.PNG/txt PNG module "early development version" docs
  • Docs.Graphics.SpriteExtend-CYMK/txt CYMK sprites and support in SpriteExtend
  • Docs.Graphics.SpriteExtend-Errors/txt JPEG errors in SpriteExtend
  • Docs.Graphics.SpriteExtend-Translucency/txt Translucency support in SpriteExtend (minimal notes on API changes)
  • Docs.Graphics.SystemSpriteArea/txt OS_Byte 163,242,65 no longer returns the size of the system sprite area
  • Docs.Input.PointerDevices/txt Scrollwheel support for mouse drives, in PointerV/EventV
  • Docs.Input.WindowScroll/txt WindowScroll module, controls scrollwheel actions in the desktop
  • Docs.Networking.AUNIntro/txt Brief introduction to AUN
  • Docs.Networking.AutomaticConfiguration/txt *Configure InternetIP, automatic configuration of primary network interface by DHCP, AUN, or statically set in CMOS RAM.
  • Docs.Networking.Pollword/txt ioctl FIOPOLLWORD sets a pollword in shared workspace on network activity

Other documentation repositories

Misc

See Also

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