Configuration System: Compatibility
This lets you control the level of backwards compatibility on your system.
On 26bit desktop versions of RISC OS Six you can leave the settings at their default (the same as shown in the image above). This will allow legacy tasks to run correctly. Each of the options controls one part of the Compatibility system as follows:
Provide Compatibility HAL
Accept known obsolete formats
Accept non-AIF compliant files
Accept files with an unsuitable 26/32 code flag
Accept over-long files
Accept truncated files
Accept files with bad debug descriptors
Accept unheadered Transient Utilities
For any changes in the options to take effect you must click on Set. When you click Set a window similar to that below may be displayed, if any of the compatibility settings are relaxed (as in the picture above).
Warning for users
The compatibility settings for your machine will have been setup by your supplier. You should not alter these settings unless you are absolutely certain that you know what you are doing. If you alter these settings then you could prevent applications from loading and compromise system stability.
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