Shifting by one week from the normal first Wednesday of the month – and separate from the planned physical meeting schedule, which is every other even month – the first first Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meeting of this year will be a virtual one, open for anyone with an interest to attend.
I don’t think anyone can possibly disagree with me when I say that 2020, so far, has been an unusual year. Most of the world is in some form of lockdown due to the SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus) pandemic, with movements beyond our homes and interactions with people beyond our own households at a minimum – which means (in a RISC OS context) shows and user group meetings aren’t taking place.
At the 2019 London Show, news broke of something to be called RISC OS Direct – a new distribution (distro) of the operating system, and an accompanying video series. The actual launch of RISC OS Direct happened in February, at the Southwest Show, so should be covered in the show report – but that report is currently still a work-in-progress, and is very late, so it seems eminently sensible to write a little something about RISC OS Direct separately.
Also: Date of 2020 London Show now known The RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) recently announced a change of venue for their first meeting of both the new year and new decade – and the guest speaker at that meeting with be Richard Brown, with an update on all the recent news from RISC OS Developments Ltd.