[Rpcemu] RPCEmu 0.8.9

Francis Devereux francis at devrx.org
Thu Jan 12 09:29:55 PST 2012


A beta is now available for Mac OS X: http://www.devrx.org/software/rpcemu/rpcemu-spoon-0.8.9-fjd-beta1.zip

It includes the features listed under "All Platforms" in Peter's email (below).

I've only lightly tested it, so success or failure reports are appreciated, particularly if you're running a different version of OS X from me (I'm on 10.7.2).

Francis

On 1 Jan 2012, at 21:22, Peter Howkins wrote:

> A new version of RPCEmu is available, 0.8.9
> 
> http://www.marutan.net/rpcemu/
> 
> * All Platforms
> 
>  - Add support for emulation of 256 MB of RAM - the maximum possible in the
>    Risc PC and A7000 architecture.
> 
>  - A new option to reduce CPU usage. By enabling this menu option, RPCEmu will
>    attempt to reduce its CPU usage by utilising the 'Idle' feature of RISC OS.
>    Once enabled, the CPU usage should reduce roughly 30 seconds after booting
>    RISC OS provided that activity is low enough. No 'Portable' module is
>    required to use this feature. This is partly based on code by Jeffrey 
>    Lee.
> 
>  - A two-button mouse mode, for use on laptops and similar: this menu option
>    swaps the right and middle mouse buttons, allowing the more common RISC OS
>    use of Select and Menu on two-button mouse systems such as laptops.
> 
>  - Several fixes to the "Follow host mouse" feature, which should make 
>    it more reliable: Correctly interprets OS_Byte 106 and handles 
>    pointer/cursor linking.
> 
>  - SWIs are now intercepted even when called using CallASWI, based on a
>    patch by Alan Buckley. This further improves the reliability of the
>    "Follow host mouse" feature.
> 
>  - The mouse type will be automatically configured based on the type of
>    emulated machine. Previously it was necessary to use '*configure  
>    mousetype' when changing between Risc PC and A7000 emulation.
> 
>  - Resolved ARM bug where rotate could set C flag incorrectly.
> 
>  - A possible crash in the Dynamic Recompiler has been prevented by a 
>    fix from Tom Walker.
> 
>  - RISC OS 4.02 with no VRAM configured now boots in Risc PC emulation.
> 
>  - Accuracy improvements to emulation of IOMD.
> 
>  - Workaround ADC issue on 64bit recompiler which prevented RISC OS 5.17 
>    from booting.
> 
>  - Refactoring of code, particularly relating to RAM and IOMD.
> 
> * Windows
> 
>  - The window size is now taller by one pixel. Previously it was too 
>    short, and the very bottom row of the display was missing.
> 
>  - Some improvements to the GUI, including enabling Windows "Visual 
>    Styles" so that windows adopt the native look of the OS, and 
>    improving the layout of the "Configure" window.
> 
>  - A potential freeze when choosing "File->Exit" has been fixed.
> 
>  - An improved icon, which includes high-resolution variants for Windows 
>    Vista and later.
> 
> * Linux
> 
>  - Some improvements to the GUI, including improving the layout of the
>    "Configure" window.
> 
> Note: Using the windows install to upgrade from
>      previous versions may overwrite your cmos.ram
>      and rpc.cfg files.
> 
> Matthew Howkins
> Peter Howkins
> 
> -- 
> Peter Howkins
> peter.howkins at marutan.net
> 
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