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Oct 262016

Available from R-Comp at the London Show this weekend will be a new version of Fireworkz Pro, an integrated word processor, spreadsheet and database application. Version 2.20 includes support for the global clipboard, allowing the application to copy (or cut) and paste data to or from other applications. The software has also benefited from several bug fixes and minor improvements, along with major internal changes and restructuring, to pave the way for future modifications (and internationalisation).

The CD edition is priced at £39.00 with upgrades from v1 costing £20.00. Those who have purchased earlier v2 releases can upgrade for a fiver. The new version will also be available to purchase from !Store next week.


  •  October 26, 2016
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Jul 232016

Fireworkz iconA new version of Fireworkz Pro has been released by R-Comp.

The software is an integrated word processor, spreadsheet and database package that was originally released by Colton Software in the 1990s, and resurrected a few years ago by Stuart Swales, one of Colton’s programmers. It has seen regular updates since. Continue reading »

  •  July 23, 2016
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Oct 212015

Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 21st October, 2015.

We are pleased to announce the release of Fireworkz Pro 2 at the London Show this weekend.

Fireworkz Pro 2 is a huge upgrade for the popular Fireworkz integrated word processor / spreadsheet / database software. The list of “bullet point” improvements alone covers 11 A4 sheets of paper, so you can imagine the scope of work that this has entailed! Continue reading »

  •  October 21, 2015
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Mar 162013


Back in late 2011, RISC OS users saw the welcome return of Fireworkz and Fireworkz Pro, an integrated word processor, spreadsheet and – in the case of the Pro version – database package. The software, originally from Colton Software, had been resurrected by Stuart Swales, and has seen a number of releases since.

Fireworkz (and the file compatible Fireworkz for Windows) are now free to download from Gerald Fitton’s Abacus Training website, and are both now up to version 1.34/10. Updates to Fireworkz Pro, which remains commercial and is now sold by R-Comp, are sent out to users by email, and the latest version received at the RISCOSitory desk appears to be 1.34/9. Continue reading »

  •  March 16, 2013
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Mar 262012

R-Comp have released another update to Fireworkz Pro for RISC OS, the integrated word processor, spreadsheet and database package previously developed and sold by Colton.

This latest development, bringing the software up to version 1.34/05, boasts the following enhancements and fixes: Continue reading »

  •  March 26, 2012
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Jun 112016

Also now realises realizes is just plain wrong1!

PipeDream iconStuart Swales has made version 4.55 of PipeDream available from the Colton Software section of his website, featuring a number of improvements to its graphics related functionality – both in terms of what it can read, and what it can save. Continue reading »

  •  June 11, 2016
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Jan 022014

Well, there are always fireworks to mark the new year, so why not Fireworkz as well?

New Year’s Day 2014 saw Stuart Swales announce the release of the latest version of Fireworkz – v1.35/00 – for both RISC OS and Windows – with a long list of changes, some affecting the RISC OS version only, some the Windows version only, and some both.

Looking further, that list is even longer, if other updates since the last mention of Fireworkz on RISCOSitory are taken into account – the update to version 1.34/10 was reported on in March of this year (having been built in December 2012), and version 1.34/11 was released in May 2013. Continue reading »

  •  January 2, 2014
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Mar 202017

The RISC OS Awards poll for 2016 was brought to a close on 29th February. As before, the results were processed and counted on a RISC OS computer (using a home-brewed program to turn the votes into a file for each category, ready to be loaded into Fireworkz), and initially announced on the @RISCOSitory Twitter feed. Those results are now online on the RISC OS Awards website and the various winners have been notified – where possible – by email. Continue reading »

  •  March 20, 2017
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Nov 302016

Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to Bangor London?

Looking down the main hall at London 2016

Looking down the main hall at London 2016

This year’s RISC OS London Show took place on 29th October, and while it wasn’t as large as last year’s event (which I’ll discuss near the end of this report) it was still an enjoyable and worthwhile one. So, without any further preamble, here is a run down of what visitors could have seen, working clockwise from the entrance.

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  •  November 30, 2016
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Oct 262016

R-Comp‘s ‘Bundle CD’ – which includes a great deal of commercial software for a comparatively low price – has been updated in time for this weekend’s London Show. The disc includes such titles as DataPower, SafeStore, Messenger Pro, and so on – and the update includes the latest versions of DeleGate, Fireworkz Pro 2, and Messenger Pro 7.

The CD is available to those purchasing a computer from the company, and those who already have an R-Comp machine but who didn’t opt for the collection previously can purchase it separately for £45.00 including VAT.


  •  October 26, 2016
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