CJE Micro’s has made a free patch available for photo editing and retouching package PhotoDesk, to address a problem experienced by some users of version 3.14 when using the application’s Special Effects filters. In some cases, use of the filters can cause what Chris Evans described as a “serious crash” – which, judging by a discussion on usenet group comp.sys.acorn.apps (before it veered onto the subject of whether the application should be called PhotoDesk or Photodesk1), looks as though it might specifically affect Iyonix, ARMiniX, and ARMX6.
A new version of leading bitmap graphics editor PhotoDesk will be available at the London Show on Saturday from 4D, the sister company of CJE Micro’s. The new version brings a number of changes, including better JPEG support and improved compatibility for a number of modern RISC OS platforms (with support for the Raspberry Pi 3 added) – but perhaps most importantly, it now supports those platforms on which the order of colour components are swapped, such as IGEPv5 and Titanium. Upgrades – which start at £12.00 if upgrading from…
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.
Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to Bangor London? 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.
Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 25th February, 2016. We are pleased to announce that we will have the first “early access” version of our forthcoming Titanium-based computer system, the TiMachine, for sale at the Southwest Show this weekend.
The who and the what. The only why is why weren’t you there? The 2015 RISC OS London Show took place on 24th October, 2015 – and while the number of visitors was (I believe) just shy of 110, there were plenty of RISC OS users unable to attend. So what did they miss?
Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 22nd October, 2015. At Wakefield, we launched the “R-Comp Downloadable Software 2015 CD” aka “!Store 2015 CD” for ease. This CD contained/contains all the download-only software that we’d released over the last twelve months in one nice, easy to purchase/install pack. You even saved money. All was good 🙂
Time for a good dollop of ketchup… erm, I mean, time to catch up! As ever, the result of devoting time to getting ready for a RISC OS show means putting other work to one side to deal with after – which therefore means I tend to be busy after the show, leading to a lack of updates to RISCOSitory (an effect worsened when the show happens to fall at the start of what is going to be a busy period anyway, as some do). So the best way to…
If you need to read this, shame on you – you weren’t there! The 2014 London Show took place two and a half weeks ago, on 25th October, at the St Giles Hotel, Feltham – and, with the trusty RISCOSitory coin suggesting anti-clockwise as the direction to take, here’s a rundown of who was there and what they’d brought along.
Fanfares, please! The latest event in the RISC OS Calendar – the RISC OS London Show, 2013 – took place just over three weeks ago in its usual venue, the St Giles Hotel, Feltham. Organised by the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL), the show seemed from my point of view to be as busy and well attended as usual, though I understand the overall number of visitors was down on previous years by a small margin. Having said that, I spoke to a few people who I don’t remember…