News nybble: TrainTimes 1.16 steaming in

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Hot on the heels of his update to BusTimes, Kevin Wells has released a new version of TrainTimes, an application that performs a similar function for trains. The software uses Wget to interface with the Transport API website to retrieve information about train times and stations, presenting the results in the RISC OS desktop.

Version 1.16 gains the ability to save a station’s timetable in CSV format for importing into other applications, and a redesign of the Save dialogues.

ScummVM 2.5.0 released on the twentieth anniversary of 0.0.1

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A new version of ScummVM was released on 9th October – a significant date for the project, because it was on 9th October, 2001 that saw the very first revision – 0.0.1 – appear from the keyboard of Ludvig Strigeus. The latest release is 2.5.0.

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BusTimes 1.17 arriving now

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If you need to use public transport – whether regularly, occasionally, or as a one off – it’s handy if you can plan your route, and while there are websites that will enable you to do so they may not work well (if at all) on RISC OS. This is where Kevin Wells’ BusTimes application comes in, a standalone application that uses Wget to fetch the data it needs from the Transport API site. Kevin has just released version 1.17 of the application.

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MUGs meet to moot midsummer show – 2nd October

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Apparently addressing someone at RISCOSitory called ‘Rick’, Darnell from the Midlands User Group (MUG) has been in touch about the group’s forthcoming meeting, which will take place via the Zoom video conferencing service.

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Compare RISC OS distributions with ROUGOL – 20th September

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Depending on which platform you use, there may be a number of different options available to you for RISC OS itself. As well as the standard distribution from RISC OS Open Ltd (ROOL), for example, there’s also the ePic option, also from ROOL, which – for a price – adds a great deal of bundled commercial software. Then there’s RISC OS Direct from RISC OS Developments Ltd, and if you’re opting for an emulated solution, what about older versions of RISC OS?

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