[Rpcemu] RISC OS 5.17 benchmarked against 4.02

Tony Moore old_coaster at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Nov 5 01:38:18 PST 2012

On 4 Nov 2012, george greenfield <george.greenfield at tiscali.co.uk>
> In message <33bcd1e752.old_coaster at old_coaster.yahoo.co.uk>
>           Tony Moore <old_coaster at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:


> > Sorry, please disregard the message above. It was trapped, in the
> > queue, when my laptop hibernated during a power-cut. It flew away,
> > unnoticed, when I revisited the same laptop, during another
> > power-cut, today.

[snip OT, to avoid the traffic police...]

> Sorry not to get back to you earlier, Tony: because of your home
> address (I suspect) my PC email software made strenuous efforts to
> persuade me that your message should be ignored!

It also inserted '[SUSPICIOUS MESSAGE]' into the subject line of your
response (which I have now removed). Maybe you didn't see my 'intended'
response on 31 Oct 2012, as follows:

On 31 Oct 2012, george greenfield <george.greenfield at tiscali.co.uk>


> I favour the 'ain't bust, don't need fixing' approach to upgrades, but
> in this case, of course, it (Photodesk) is bust. If I could be sure
> that upgrading to 5.19 would persuade it to work, I would do it. I
> understand also that 5.19 offers benefits over preceding 5.xx versions
> such as networking and internet (but not HD4 support)?

I can confirm that RPCEmu089/519 offers networking and internet. As you
say, it does not support IDE HD4 but, for me, that is not an issue since
HostFS works perfectly well, in its stead.

To try 5.19, at zero risk, I would suggest that you make a backup copy
of the entire RPCEmu folder, in Program Files. If the 5.19 upgrade is
successful, well and good. If the 5.19 upgrade fails, you can revert to
the backup. Nothing to lose!


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