LOLrpdom wrote: ↑Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:58 pmMy first ARM system didn't have a GUI. Also I didn't see a need for that overloaded bloat.
I understand the lack of a liking for bloat. I am guessing then that you used an ARMv1 board on a beeb? If so I envy you for that. Or are you one of the few that got to play with Arthur OS before it had a GUI?
Because in ROM the retail versions of Arthur and RISC OS have a GUI (in ROM), that we call the WIMP, and has gotten a little bigger over the years (I forget what it was in Arther, though I am thinking a single module and some BASIC code), from 3 modules in RISC OS 2 to having the WindowManager, TaskManager, Desktop, Filer, Free, Pinboard, ROMFonts, TaskWindow, Filer_Action, and Window mdoules at minimum for the extras needed for our WIMP.
Though I did say as far as I know every GUI based text editor that has made it on RISC OS, at least since RISC OS 3.1, likely before that (I know that !Edit did in RISC OS 2) supports tokenized BASIC code apearing to the user as normal text, for files of type 0xFFB [BASIC].