A reminder about RISCOSitory’s mailing lists

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Apparently, Yahoogroups mailing lists will be brought to a close in December and, if no further action is taken, that will mean the end of a number of mailing lists used to support (or allow discussion of) some RISC OS software. This would therefore be an ideal time to remind people that RISCOSitory is able to offer mailing lists on the .co.uk domain.

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Grease your intertube wires for the RISC OS London Show

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The 2020 RISC OS London Show was originally scheduled for 24th October, but due to the ongoing pandemic, the decision was taken some time ago to cancel the physical event and instead take it online, using video conferencing software Zoom – so it’s still scheduled for that date, only now you don’t have to go to the show; the show can come to you.

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News nybble: TrainTimes version 1.14

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Kevin Wells has followed up his recent update to BusTimes with a similar one to TrainTimes, bringing it up to version 1.14.

While the purpose of BusTimes is to provide RISC OS users with access to bus stop timetable and bus route information via the Transport API website using Wget, TrainTimes offers similar facilities for trains and stations, and the update to version 1.14 allows station timetables to be saved – either the current time, or one chosen by the user.

Online WROCC meeting with Mike Cook – 7th October

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The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) will once again be brought to you via online video conferencing system Zoom, and this time around, the guest speaker will be Mike Cook, whose presentation has the title ‘Laser Quest’.

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ROUGOL talks online

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Most of us will agree that 2020 has so far been quite a memorable year – but unfortunately not for a good reason; a global pandemic has resulted in much less social interactivity, with the obvious effect on the RISC OS community that shows and regular user group meetings have either had to be put on an extended hiatus, or – in the case of some user groups – handled in a different way.

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ScummVM 2.2.0 released with support for a colossal range of games

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And support for a colossal game, too. Well, one with colossal in its name!

With some superb work from its developers, and in particular Cameron Cawley for his work on the RISC OS port, a new version of ScummVM has been released, and it makes a huge number of old games playable on modern hardware.

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News nybble: Fireworkz Pro price reduced until the end of September

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It’s a show meeting discount!

Stuart Swales will be the guest speaker for the RISC OS User Group of London’s next meeting, where he will be talking about his time at both Acorn and Colton Software. To coincide with the meeting, which takes place on Monday, 21st September via Zoom, the price of Fireworkz Pro has been reduced in price by roughly half until the end of this month.

The application is an integrated office suite, consisting of word processor, spreadsheet, and database components. Originally developed and sold by Colton Software, Stuart continues to develop it, and with R-Comp now selling it. The reduced price is available by purchasing it through !Store

Stuart Swales talks to ROUGOL about programming for Acorn and Colton – 21st September

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Stuart Swales will be the guest speaker at the next RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting, talking about his long history of programming for Acorn and RISC OS Computers.

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