Critical Software announces WMPI II Linux
January 16th, 2004
Critical Software announces WMPI II Linux - The MPI-2 standard middleware
is now available for a large number of Linux and Windows platforms.
Critical Software Inc, San Jose, CA, and Coimbra, Portugal, announces that
its leading MPI-2 middleware product - WMPI II - now provides support for a
wide range of Linux platforms.
In 2003, WMPI II was the first MPI-2 implementation for Microsoft Windows
to be commercially available in the market. Today, with the release of WMPI
II Linux for a wide range of Linux platforms, Critical Software has become
the provider of the most comprehensive MPI-2 offering in the market,
spanning both reference platforms.
WMPI II now supports a large number of Linux distributions including
versions from Red Hat, SuSE, Mandrake, Turbolinux, Debian, Slackware and
Gentoo, as well as Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP, and 2003 Server.
Furthermore, Linux and Windows nodes can interoperate transparently using
Some key features of WMPI II are:
� Full MPI-2 Standard Compliant
� Heterogeneous Cluster Support
� Thread-safe, OpenMPT Ready
� Internally Multithreaded, No Polling
� Extensive C++ & Fortran Compiler Support
� Remote distributed Installation and Automatic Configuration
WMPI II is the high-end of Critical Software's suite of middleware products
for HPC, which already include WMPI (based on version 1.2 of the standard)
and Patent MPI. These products have achieved high recognition among the HPC
community ...RISC OS 5.20 is available now
RISC OS Open Limited (ROOL) are pleased to announce the immediate release of
the latest stable RISC OS ROM release, it incorporates a massive 625 changes
for the Tungsten platform (used in the IYONIX pc from Castle Technology) and
654 changes for the OMAP3 platform (used in the ARMini from RComp).
For the first time the stable release includes the IOMD platform (used in
Acorn's Risc PC, A7000, and A7000+), and users can purchase this on physical
ROMs for their computer too.
Also available is the associated 'stable' HardDisc4 image which includes the
latest Universal boot sequence. You will need to replace your !Boot with the
new one before (or at the same time as) upgrading to RISC OS 5.20.
You can download RISC OS 5.20 free of charge from the ROOL downloads page:
For more information, please see our announcement here:
Thanks, the ROOL team
Stephen Revill, Director www.riscosopen.org
RISC OS Open Ltd
Sovereign House, 22 Shelley Road, UK company no. 5852060
Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1TU UK VAT no. 151246242
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Related mail to csaa-request@owl...[News] Puppy Linux Now Based on Ubuntu (Puppy Linux 5.0), Reviewed
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Ubuntu-based Puppy Linux 5.0 arrives
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| The major update, also referred to as
| "Lucid Puppy", was built using the Woof
| build system and is based on Ubuntu 10.04
| LTS Lucid Lynx binary packages. Lucid
| Puppy features the new Quickpet package
| manager which allows users to install a
| number of Linux programs with a single
| click. Available applications include the
| Kompozer web authoring system, GIMP for
| image editing and several browsers, such
| as Firefox, SeaMonkey, Chromium, and
| O...Potential Wikipedia WikiProject RISC OS (WikiProject Computing
Why don't we further coordinate the Wikipedia articles related to RISC
OS? It'd be quite a task but wouldn't require a great deal in the way
of technical skills. There's a lot of knowledge and discussion around
but unfortunately it doesn't all seem to make it onto Wikipedia.
(Please note that I'm *not* suggesting that detailed wiki pages from
riscos.info and the PRMs, etc. be migrated to Wikipedia!)
I know that a good number of people contribute at some length to
Wikipedia, and there are some concerted efforts to coordinate things.
However, I'm sure there's st...Official RISC OS release for the IYONIX now available
RISC OS 5.16 for the IYONIX pc is now available from the RISC OS Open site.
You can read more here:
This new official release includes a large number of bug fixes and
improvements which have been contributed by the developer community since
the previous official release back in April 2009. It has been tested by both
Castle Technology and RISC OS Open.
It can be downloaded in two flavours:
* softload - for testing for a while before committing to the next option
* flash programmer - to p...RISC OS compatible A3 Scanner now available
CJE Micro's are pleased to announce that, working in conjunction with David
Pilling, they are now able to offer a RISC OS compatible A3 flatbed scanner.
The scanner offers both USB and SCSI connections to allow it to be used
across the full range of RISC OS computers. The scanner offers an optical
resolution of 600x1200dpi in 48bit colour and comes with the necessary TWAIN
driver for RISC OS.
* Optical Resolution: 600 dpi x 1200 dpi
* Interpolated Resolution: 9600 dpi x 9600 dpi
* Resolution: 16-bit (64K grey levels) / 48-bit colour
* External Resolution: 8-...[Announce] Linux 2.6.20 on MicroBlaze now available
Just a quick announcement that PetaLogix has released version 0.20 of
our PetaLinux environment, which includes Linux kernel 2.6.20 support
for MicroBlaze (2.4.31 kernel is also available and supported).
It's a free download from
along with pages and pages of documentation, getting started and
Both the kernel and u-boot bootloader are automatically configured by
our autoconfig BSP generation tools (included for free), so board
bringup is a snap.
PetaLinux contains kernel, library and application sources, GCC tools,
hardw...RISC OS Select 4 changelogs now available on line.
RISCOS Ltd PRESS RELEASE 25/10/06
RISC OS Select 4 Changelogs available online.
RISCOS Limited are delighted to announce that the RISC OS Changelogs for
Select 4 are now available on line.
The documentation describes the changes which have occurred to RISC OS,
both since the beginning of the Select scheme, and since the last
release (Select 3i4 / Adjust 1i2). A large number of changes have been
made to RISC OS since the Select scheme began. With each release we have
endeavoured to provide details to our subscribers and the general public
of the components wh...ANNOUNCE: developer (C, Tcl/Tk) variation of Puppy Linux available
iCanProgram has been offering nofee online courses (http://
www.icanprogram.com/nofeecourses.html) in Introduction to Linux
Programming since 2001. This course includes an introduction to Tcl/
Tk programming on Linux and progresses right the way up to Linux
programming with the SIMPL-Tcl/Tk toolkit (http://www.icanprogram.com/
One of my recent iCanProgram students has worked up a variation of
Puppy Linux which includes GCC toolchain, RCS, Tcl/Tk and SIMPL.
He has been able to cram all this into a distro of 250M in size. He
has been able to install this on a memory stick and use it to do all
iCanProgram: Intro to Linux Programming lessons.
He has made this version available for others at:
I'm impressed at how snappy this works as a liveCD on my old clunker
...Announcement: DR-DOS SYS v3.5 is now available for download!
I have uploaded the new version 3.5 of the SYS command packages for
DR-DOS 7.01.07. This version should fix the problem with MS-DOS/Windows
destroying DR-DOS partitions, and features support for future kernels.
It is still experimental, so use it with care. If you encounter any bugs
or other problems, please report them in the new Enhanced DR-DOS Forum
at http://www.senac.com/forums/16612/ .
As usual, you can download both source and binary packages from the
website listed below.
-- The DR-DOS/OpenDOS Enhancement Project - http://www.drdosprojects.de
-- This ma...GCC 3.4.4 Release 2 for RISC OS now available
GCC is a free collection of compilers that provide the user with a
powerful tool for translating C, C++ and Fortran source into fast ARM
assembler that is suitable for execution on RISC OS.
GCCSDK is a portable build environment for creating ARM executables to
be run natively on RISC OS. The build environment is designed to be
hosted on a Unix-like system, such as GNU/Linux, FreeBSD or Windows
See <URL:http://gccsdk.riscos.info/> for download information.
This is release 2 of GCC 3.4.4 for RISC OS, and includes substantial
improvements over previous versions both in th...Announcing YES Linux 2.2 Build 1 available now! (fwd)
---------- Forwarded message ----------
YES Linux Release Team would like to announce the immediate availability
of YES Linux 2.2 Build 1. This is the second build of the YES Linux 2.2
Version. This release features more updates to features than to new
features such as bind-utils, php, openssh, sudo, and mod_security (IDS).
Two of the new features are the transparent integration of PGP to
squirrelmail and inclusion Hierachical Token Bucket (HTB).
YES Linux can be downloaded from
* BitTorrent Network http://www.tlm-project.org/torrents/yeslinux
* Our mirrors http://www.yeslinux.org/iso/mirrors.php
A list of installed applications are available at
The major changes YES Linux 2.2.1:
updated pear - DB
updated php - added multi-byte support and mailparse support
updated yes-mail - added password change form & added gpg for squirrelmail
updated yes-intro - fixed broken link on welcome page added email change
updated yes-configuration - added reconfigure ipAddress or full network
updated yes-security - added gpg configuration for squirrelmail
updated yes-djbdns-dnscache - disable logging
----------...So now the source for RISC OS is somewhat available, what say we take a leaf out of Apples book an abolish most of it.
So now the source for RISC OS is somewhat available, what say we take a
leaf out of Apples book an abolish most of it.
Get our selves a decent credible modern kernel, say FreeBSD for
example, (well it worked for apple) port the minimum amount of RISC OS
possible to build our desktop on a new OS and on a new cpu say x86 or
With any luck all the standard RISC OS library could be built for a new
CPU to ease the porting of applications to native x86 RISC OS. The
Virtual acorn guys can sell an add-on for binary emulation of legacy
ARM applications. As it's the BSD license ROL can package a bootable
ISO manuals, support etc, Castle could build an ARM version for their
Then you could take a brand new clone that's at least 3 or 4 times
faster then any new ARM machine is going to be, and run the desktop you
still think is the most efficient and productive every written.
Not only that but once you take ARM out of the picture you can start to
see a possibility that we have not had for a very long time, new
It's a road map that has worked very well for Apple, it solves a
large number of issues that we have with the status quo, and provided
hope for a future for the environment.
Easier said than done I don't dispute, but worth thinking about.
In message <email@example.com>
"Alan Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> So now the source for RISC OS is somewhat ..."RISC OS Classic ROMs Collection CD" now available from RISCOS Ltd
RISCOS Ltd Press Release 03/03/11
"RISC OS Clasic ROM Collection CD" for use with Emulators now
available from RISCOS Ltd.
RISCOS Ltd has today announced the immediate availability of the
new "RISC OS Classic ROM Collection CD" for use with Emulators
(Virtual Computers). The CD costs just £10 and provides fully
authorised RISC OS ROM images and supporting Floppy Disc images.
The CD provides ROM images and Floppy Disc data for:-
RISC OS 2.00
RISC OS 2.01
RISC OS 3.00
RISC OS 3.10
RISC OS 3.11
RISC OS 3.50
RISC OS 3.60
RISC OS 3.70
RISC OS 3.71
RISCOS Ltd Managing Director Paul Middleton explained that ..
"We have received lots of requests to provide a source for officially
checked and approved older RISC OS ROM images for use with Emulators. Many
people want to be able to relive the original classic Acorn Computers
experience from the A300 series onwards. This CD now provides a full set of
ROMs and associated floppy disc images for those users to enjoy again."
The costs of the "RISC OS Classic ROM Collection CD" are:-
Download version - £10 from website (from Monday)
CD version by post £11.50 in the UK and £12.50 overseas.
CD collection at the Show £10.
Orders can be placed by telephone 02920 619942
or by email to email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
or by fax to 02920 213156.
CDs will be ...FS: Acorn Risc PC (with RISC OS 4.29)
I am selling my Risc PC on EBay. From reading the FAQ it seems it's
ok to advertise hardware on c.a.s.apps, hopefully no one objects. The
machine is a good spec, and runs RISC 0S 4.29. It also has a really
great software bundle, particularly if you are into graphics. A quick
Risc PC 600, RISC OS 4.29, StrongARM, 48MB RAM (44 free), 2MB VRAM, 6GB
HDD, CD-ROM drive, Ethernet fitted.
(Software highlights: TopModel2, Artworks, Composition (Compo),
Photodesk, Studio 24 Pro, Impression Style, Writer, Easy C++,
OmniClient, LanMan 98, ANT Internet Suite I & II, many ga..."RISC OS Now" Discussion Forum now up and running
I've great pleasure in announcing the availability of a dedicated
discussion forum for RISC OS Now subscribers.
This is a private, subscribers only, area on my own Vigay.com discussion
forum at http://forum.vigay.com/
Over the next couple of days, RISC OS Now editor, Louie Smith will be
creating accounts and sending out usernames and passwords to everyone who
subscribed to RISC OS Now at the Southeast Show last weekend.
If you've not received your details within the next couple of days, please
contact Louie at email@example.com
Once you receive your account details you can login...ANNOUNCE: Avatox 1.6 now available (now with built-in XSLT)
Avatox (Ada, Via Asis, To Xml) is an application that traverses Ada
compilation units and outputs their ASIS representation(s) as XML
document(s) in the Avatox Xml Format, AXF, with file extension "axf".
The format of the XML in the document can be configured, and supplemental
source annotations can be generated. The ability to perform XSL stylesheet
transformations is now built-in so that transformations can be immediately
performed on the generated AXF files.
Changes since version 1.5:
- Added built-in support for XSL transformations by specifying a
stylesheet and associ...RISC OS NOW
Well, Louie/Paul, I did try to send you an email to subscribe, but it
bounced back with the following message:
> The original message was received at Sun, 17 Sep 2006 12:50:11 +0100
> from vila.orpheusnet.co.uk [184.108.40.206]
> ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
> (reason: 554 5.4.6 Too many hops)
> ----- Transcript of session follows -----
> 554 5.4.6 Too many hops 26 (25 max): from <*******> via localhost, to
(I have deleted the email address I...[News] Apple TV Can Now Boot Linux; New Linux Filesystem Available
New bootloader to boot Linux
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| Scott Davilla of the atv-bootloader project has informed me that a new
| bootloader for Apple TV to boot Linux is now available. With this version,
| kernel patches to the EFI are no longer required. Also, atv-bootloader can
| now boot Linux from any mass storage device (including external USB device).
Btrfs v0.14 Released
,----[ Quote ]
| Btrfs v0.14 is now available for download. Please note the disk format has
| changed, and it is not compatible with older ver...Wanted: Acorn/RISC OS Browser & Mail Client Recommendations for RISC PC
Does anyone know if either Firefox 2 or Pluto will run - albeit
somewhat slowly - on a RISC PC with RISC OS 6?
Will Firefox 2 or Pluto function on pre-RISC OS 6 platforms?
If the answer is 'no' to all the above then what Acorn/RISC OS
Browsers & Mail Clients are recommended for use on the RISC PC?
At the moment I am using NetSurf 1v1 and have no mail client ... the
formatting of some web-pages by NetSurf leaves a lot to be desired -
including the comp.sys.acorn.misc discussion listings ...
I am currently using a Kinetic RISC OS 4.37/RISC OS Select 3i3 (11
Aug 2003) RISC PC.
...Firefox and RISC OS
This is a long message, and necessarily so as to present an understandable
picture, and even given the length I've left out information in order to
keep the length down. Please try and read all of it, and all the referenced
URLs before replying publicly or privately.
As many of you know, I have been working on many ports, or conversions of
software from other platforms for the last few years under the guise of the
Unix Porting Project and other related work including the GCCSDK project
(GCC for RISC OS).
If you've been following the project closely - as a subscriber or otherwise
- y...Acorn / RISC OS Community
Issue 284 of Qercus/Acorn User will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Acorn
User magazine. For that issue we will be including a roundup of those
companies, groups, and individuals who are:
supporting current development and support of RISC OS; or
keeping archives about Acorn or RISC OS.
How we present the information (in the magazine and in associated web
support pages) depends on the response but we would like to cover a much
wider range than that illustrated on the ROOL mousemat.
If you develop, publish, retail, or support RISC OS products in any way then
we would like to hear from you...Microsoft Announces Its Own Linux OS
A bit late ;)
On 4/16/2015 4:41 PM, Steve Carroll wrote:
> A bit late ;)
Like 15 years too late!
On Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 2:47:09 PM UTC-6, DFS wrote:
> On 4/16/2015 4:41 PM, Steve Carroll wrote:
> > http://itsfoss.com/microsoft-announces-linux-os/
> > A bit late ;)
> Like 15 years too late!
Is that one actually real?
On 4/16/2015 4:50 PM, Steve Carroll wrote:
> On Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 2:47:09 PM UTC-6, DFS wrote:
>> On 4/16/2015 4:41 PM, Steve Carroll wrote:
>>> A bit late ;)
>> Like 15 years too late!
> Is that one actually real?
I think it is :)
Try to download and install it...
On 16/04/2015 21:51, DFS wrote:
> On 4/16/2015 4:50 PM, Steve Carroll wrote:
>> On Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 2:47:09 PM UTC-6, DFS wrote:
>>> On 4/16/2015 4:41 PM, Steve Carroll wrote:
>>>> A bit late ;)
>>> Like 15 years too late!
...RISC OS Now #2
What are peoples' opinions of this magazine?
I picked up a copy of Qercus at Wakefield and quite enjoyed it but I
didn't get RISC OS Now.
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Andrew W <email@example.com> wrote:
> What are peoples' opinions of this magazine?
> I picked up a copy of Qercus at Wakefield
Couldn't exactly miss it could you - I had one thrust in my hand as I
entered the show :-)
> and quite enjoyed it but I didn't get RISC OS Now.
I enjoyed it. Like any magazine it depends on the quality of th...