Ovation Pro is a desktop publishing package written by David Pilling and originally sold by Beebug Ltd, and now by David himself, and one of the many features of the comprehensive application is an integrated script language.
Gavin Crawford will be talking at the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meeting on his use of Ovation Pro – one of RISC OS’ desktop publishing packages, and the only one that runs natively on 32-bit platforms. Gavin has used the software to produce professionally printed hard back books, and has put RISC OS to use in a research project into historic textiles – a project that was ten years in the making.
Nearly missed it – I really need a news address. Oh wait, I do have one! The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club takes place tonight – Wednesday, 2nd November – and this month Steve Fryatt will be talking about Ovation, the DTP package originally written by David Pilling. Not to be confused with its younger ‘Pro’ sibbling – which is used to create the club’s monthly newsletter – Ovation is now available for free, with the source code available, and further work has been done on…
A new version of desktop publishing application Ovation Pro has been released by David Pilling. The update to version 2.77z enables the software to work on the Titanium and IGEPv5 platforms, on which screen memory has the red and blue bits swapped (compared with earlier RISC OS systems) in screen memory.
25th February 2023 saw the RISC OS Southwest Show return to the Arnos Manor Hotel in Bristol. This was the first time the event has taken place since just before the Covid pandemic hit the UK, with the last one pretty much on the eve of the plague landing on our shores in early 2020.
Count ’em. You’ll see. No, wait, don’t – that’s meant to say 4té2, not 42! The 4té2 machine, released last year, was R-Comp‘s follow-up to their previous Raspberry Pi-based computer, the 4té – and the company has confirmed that there will be a small supply of stock available at the Southwest Show on Saturday, despite the ongoing shortage of the Pi-boards.
A collection of news for 2022 not already covered on RISCOSitory 2022 is about to draw to a close, so it’s time to cast one last eye over the various forums etc., to look for things that haven’t found their way onto these pages already.
With no London Show today, it’s a perfect time to remember Wakefield! This year’s Wakefield show was a slightly unusual one for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the show was held around a month later than usual, on 21st May, rather than its traditional April slot – although you could also argue that it had returned to its original traditional month; the show started out in May back in 1996.
Also, you may or may not already know, but Ovation Pro is now free to download. RISCOSbits has launched a new initiative aimed at rewarding loyal RISC OS users for their continuing patronage by offering a discount on future purchases.
A roundup of 2021 news and releases not already covered on RISCOSitory With 2021 now behind us, the time has come for one final round up of news that hasn’t already found its way onto onto these pages – although this time, in fact, it’s the only round up of such news for 2021; for 2020, a snippets post appeared half way through the year and then another just after the year ended – but no earlier post has been compiled for 2021.