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Drobe: Running RISC OS Programs on Linux

Apr 02, 2005, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"After the disbanding of Acorn, there was not an inconsiderable debate about how to save RISC OS. Whilst the most obvious and practical result of that was RISCOS Ltd, an idea aired many times was the dream of getting RISC OS apps to run natively under Linux or other Unix-based operating systems. A variety of wild ideas were named, with credibility from ill-considered to just about plausible given a vast amount of work.

"One idea that did make a little bit of headway was Riscose, by Matthew Bloch. The idea consisted of an ARM emulator running under Linux with emulation of some SWIs..."

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