Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 22nd October, 2015.
Does PiFi mean WiFi isn’t pie in the sky?
If you want to be able to connect your RISC OS kit to your wireless network, R-Comp’s stand at the forthcoming Wakefield Show might be worth a visit – they will be launching a new product called PiFi, which aims to allow you to do just that.
R-Comp have put out a press release about what they’ll have at tomorrow’s Wakefield Show – and they say there will be the usual array of software releases, such as the newly announced Genealogy 1.80, and Fireworkz 2.20 (a fiver and your disc for the old version gets you the new), the latest updates to SafeStore, and more.
They will also have PiFi v2. PiFi is the product that allows you to use a handy spare Raspberry Pi (running Linux) into a WiFi bridge of sorts for another RISC OS computer. One of the benefits of version 2 is that instead of configuring it with your web browser, you’ll actually be able to configure it with a RISC OS application designed for the purpose – and it sounds as if it can now use the built-in WiFi of the Raspbery Pi 3 if that’s the version of Pi you use it with.
There was a lot more in the press release, but being sent late last night, there’s not enough time spare here in the RISCOSitory bunker to do it justice – just come to the show!
The RISC OS Awards poll for 2015 officially drew to a close in mid-February, with the votes being counted and initially announced on the @RISCOSitory Twitter feed about a week later – and those results have now been published on the RISC OS Awards website, and – where possible – the winners will be formally notified by email today.
Announcement from the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club – 30th August, 2015.
The Pi as a Media Centre, and other topics
Meeting on Wednesday 2nd September, 2015, at 7.45pm
Malcolm Hussain-Gambles will be talking about using the Pi as a Media Centre, updates to his PiFi software, plus more on using ADFFS as part of the JASPP.
It has been a massive seven weeks since this year’s Wakefield Show – so if you’ve turned a rather unsightly colour as a result of holding your breath waiting for the RISCOSitory show report, it’s now time to breathe normally again and let your normal colour return!
Precisely five days from now, it’ll all be over!
The 2015 Wakefield Show – the 20th show organised by the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club – takes place this coming Saturday, 25th April, with the doors open to the public from 10:30am, and shut again at 16:30pm – so as a discerning RISC OS user, the place you’ll want to be on Saturday is: