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Rio300 Drivers… Finally

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Posted by:Ryan on Monday, 07 May, 2001 @ 8:03 PM
 
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Wow. Ok. So ages and ages ago, we ran a fund to develop drivers for the Rio300 under BeOS. That fund actually worked, and driver development happened. The drivers were very delayed when their developer left BeOS development. He agreed to finish the flash expansion support however. To date that hasn’t happened, though I trust he will do it eventually. (soon?) He has a problem with people not keeping deals. :P Well, I am sick of waiting, so I am going to release the drivers as is. They aren’t packaged nicely, but they should work. Here they are: First, get the actual drivers (http://news.begroovy.com/files/rio-1.0.7.zip) and install them. I don’t know if they install correctly as stated in their readme, so someone figure this out and post the how-to in the comments. Then you can grab the Rio Manager (http://news.begroovy.com/files/Rio Manager.zip) and use it to copy files. Again, these drivers are as-is, and hopefully will be continued to be developed. No guarantees though. I hope you find them useful. :)
BTW: The drivers were developed by a Mr. Christopher Plymire, also responsible for AbiWord on BeOS among other things. (There, that should get him moving… :)



Scot Hacker speaks the awful truth

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Posted by:Ryan on Monday, 07 May, 2001 @ 3:30 PM
 
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In his most recent Be View column for Byte, Scot Hacker discusses Be’s recent changes, with a startling amount of candor. Now, many people will knee jerk about how this isn’t “what the community needs” or how “it’s counter-productive.” That said, I fall on the side of the fence that thinks a bit of frank honesty is exactly what the community needs right now. That said, I can’t help but make Scot into a bit of a liar later on today, as I plan on releasing as-is beta versions of the forever-in-development rio300 drivers. Sorry Scot. :P



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