Feb 152019

A new version of comprehensive business accounts package Prophet is now available from Elesar Ltd. The update to version 3.96 includes a number of changes to help in the area of internationalisation, reflecting the number of customers not based in the UK. In addition, there have been a couple of other minor fixes.

The software, originally developed by Apricote Studios (now Accountz) and now maintained and sold by Elesar, is available to new customers for £97.20 including VAT, or for £68.40 if upgrading from any 3.xx version. And for those whose businesses will be affected by the coming changes under the ‘Making Tax Digital’ banner, the software has been successfully tested and meets the requirements (PDF), and it’s now just a matter of waiting for the final boxes to be ticked at HMRC for final approval.

Feb 142019

Kevin Wells has made a small update to his QrCode application, adding a choice of background colour, and to fix a “silly bug” (a typo) in the application’s !Boot file.

Feb 142019

There will be a new application released by Sine Nomine at Saturday’s Southwest Show for use with map-app RiscOSM. The software is designed to allow you to check out a particular place ahead of time if you are planning or considering a trip there, by pulling in photographs from various online sources.

Subject to the availabitlity of an internet connection, Sine Nomine’s Matthew Phillips hopes to be able to demonstrate it in use in his theatre talk. And since it has been made possible by the recent RISC OS Open TCP/IP bounty improvements, all of the proceeds from sales of the application will be put towards the next stage of the bounty.

Feb 142019

They won’t be fighting, though, so it won’t be a clash.

The Southwest Show on Saturday will see R-Comp Interactive unveil another new computer based on the TiMachine range (in turn based around the Titanium motherboard from Elesar Ltd). That new machine is called the Titan, and arrives in a tower case, similar in size to the launch version of the Iyonix according to R-Comp’s announcement.

With a base price of £775 including VAT, the default machine is shipped with a single drive for storage, with additional options available, and ships with the same custom-written software as its older brother, though lacks the more elaborate “Bundle CD” of R-Comp’s commercial applications.

Feb 112019

Users of R-Comp‘s ARMSX ARMX6 computers who have purchased the Graphics Acceleration software first previewed at last year’s Southwest Show can now benefit from a free update to version 1.10 from. The new version resolves issues with legacy full-screen modes that use screen banking or shadowing.

The software can be purchased through !Store, through which existing users should also the new version available for them to download.

Feb 112019

Kevin Wells has made available version 1.01 of QrCode, his application to produce the ‘square’ bar codes you sometimes see, which often have URLs and other data encoded within them. First released in 2015, the software requires Wget to work, because it uses the services of the QR Code Generator website.

Requested by a user of the software, the update adds the ability to set the error conversion code, which determines the degree of data redundancy. Interactive help has also been added, to make its use that little bit easier – and Kevin has also uploaded a short video of the application in action.

Feb 092019

RISC OS Open Ltd are once again joining forces with Elesar Ltd to operate a ‘click and collect’ service for those able to collect any goods ordered from the latter at the Southwest Show next Saturday.

If you have something you want to buy from Elesar and you’re attending the show, opting to use this delivery method makes a lot of sense – with the amount of sense increasing with the cost of the postage you would otherwise pay, depending on what you order!