Organised as an online event last year because of the pandemic, the RISC OS London Show is returning to the physical world this year, and will take place on Saturday, 30th October, at its customary venue:
St Giles Hotel,
The doors will be open to the public from 11:00am until 5:00pm, with an entry fee of £5.00 for adults – under-16s can get in for free.
Plans afoot for a pre-show live-stream
Another company whose appearance at the London Show on 30th October will be impacted by the pandemic is R-Comp, with both Andrew Rawnsley and Steph in an at risk category, and therefore shielding – and of course the concern of not just picking up the virus themselves, but potentially passing it on to other show visitors.
However, despite their own non-attendance in person, the company will still have a presence; a stand has been booked, and Richard Brown of Orpheus Internet (and Andrew’s co-conspirator in RISC OS Developments Ltd) has kindly stepped in to act as R-Comp’s agent for the show, and a large crate of software and hardware for sale at the event will be airdropped to him down in Sussex in time for the event.
But promises significant announcement next week
With the pandemic still a key consideration for many people, it’s inevitable that there will be some people and companies who will choose not to attend the London Show, which will be taking place as a physical event on Saturday, 30th October. CJE Micro’s is one such example.
Chris Evans feels that given the current situation with the virus, taking into account his own health and the welfare of the company’s customers, attending the show is not an option.
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.
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.
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.
The date of the next Wakefield Show has already been noted here in the RISCOSitory bunker, but it has now been formally announced. As reported in that post, the event will take place on Saturday, 23rd April, 2022 at its regular venue:
Kevin Wells has released a new version of his virtual keyboard application, which provides a means to feed input to the keyboard buffer without using a physical keyboard. Version 1.08 of Vkeyboard benefits from the following changes:
Marking their return to physical meetings – the first since the pandemic brought about a temporary end to such things – the next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) will be a computer-related quiz, hosted by Peter Richmond.
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.