[Rpcemu] RPCEmu 0.8.7

Peter Howkins rpcemu.howkins at marutan.net
Wed Sep 1 09:55:08 PDT 2010

A new version of RPCEmu is available, 0.8.7


This release contains lots of updates to the networking support; as such a new
section to the manual has been written explaining how to setup networking on
Linux and Windows:


The support for RISC OS 5 has changed a fair amount since the last release.
Please see the updated documentation here:


* Windows
  - Added networking support using 'bridged' network style (Leo Smiers); works
    with the win32 TAP interface (from the QEMU project) and uses the OpenVPN
    TUN/TAP drivers.
  - Two fixes have reduced the likelihood of encountering a crash when using
    fullscreen mode.

* Linux and Windows
  - Network GUI: a GUI to assist in configuring the network settings is
    available. For more details see the Networking section of the manual
    mentioned above.

* All Platforms
  - A considerable number of fixes to the accuracy of HostFS as a RISC OS
    filing system.
  - Add support for .iso image files that are > 2GiB in size. Previously some
    of the data would have been inaccessible.
  - Added suport for the scrollwheel on PS/2 mouse emulation; this only works
    with the ARM7500 or ARM7500FE (A7000 and A7000+ are the only hardware with
    PS2 mouse ports). Also requires RISC OS support from RISC OS Select (not
    present on earlier versions) and for you not to be using 'Follow Host
  - Improved emulation of the I2C bus and Real Time Clock. Allows RISC OS 5.17
    RTC autodetection to work. (Based on code by Jochen Karrer from the
    Softgun project).
  - 'Follow Host Mouse' is now 32-bit compliant and working on RISC OS 5
    (Timothy Coltman)
  - Configure script for source compilation on 'Unix' systems no longer stops
    if it's not Linux.
  - Significant refactoring of code, particularly mouse handling sections, SWI
    handling and Networking.

Note: Using the windows install to upgrade from
      previous versions may overwrite your cmos.ram
      and rpc.cfg files.
Matthew Howkins
Peter Howkins

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