Okay, not really: ‘f13’ means thirteenth full release, and is not a reference to Friday the 13th! Fred Graute has released an update to StrongED. The application was originally developed by Guttorm Vik, who described it, modestly, as a general purpose text editor, allowing you to edit any type of file whose contents were textual in nature, or which could be easily converted to text, such as BASIC programs.
An updated version of StrongED has been made available by Fred Graute. A new full release of version 4.69, it therefore sees its ‘f’ suffix incremented, bringing it up to 4.69f12 – the twelfth such release.
Promises to stay out of trouble and on the straight and narrow If you point your web browsers at the StrongED website, you’ll be able to download StrongED 4.69f11 – the eleventh full release of StrongED 4.69. According to Fred Graute, who now develops StrongED, the download contains a copy of the application with all modes installed, to ensure they are compatible with this version.
If you were using 4.69f9, you should probably upgrade… to 4.69f9. Fred Graute has released another new version of StrongED, a general purpose and very powerful, yet easy to use text editor. The software, which is an ideal replacement for the vastly less-featured Edit that has been supplied with all RISC OS computers since the days of Acorn, can load any type of file, and be configured to recognise certain types and behave in particular ways as a result.
Popular text editor StrongED has just seen its ninth full release of version 4.69 – aka version 4.69f9 – a release that fixes a number of bugs found in the previous release. Full details of the fixes can be found in the ‘Changes’ file within the download zip.
Announcement from Fred Graute, 1st September, 2013 Hi, I’m pleased to announce that StrongED 4.69 is now available. Please note that this is a minimal release that contains only BaseMode. Other modes that you may wish to use have to be downloaded separately from the website (Download page -> Modes database).
And one from Kevin Wells for budding programmers The Midlands User Group (MUG) held their re-branded summer event on 1st July. What used to be the Midlands Midsummer MUG Show eventually came to a close due to low attendance numbers, but in 2022 it was resurrected as an online event, and this year held again under its new ‘MUG Mega Meeting’ banner – billing it, in effect, as an extended MUG meeting, with a spread of five different speakers over its five hour running time.
Fred Graute has released a new version of MiniTime. The software displays a discreet window on the RISC OS screen with the date and time, and can be configured in various ways to make it useful yet unobtrusive.
Originally developed by Joe Taylor, AppBasic is a tool for writing Toolbox-based BASIC applications, and an update – version 3.03 – has now been released by Fred Graute.
The Midlands User Group (MUG) meeting will take place online, via the Zoom video conferencing system, on Saturday, 4th February at 2:00pm. John McCartney will be taking the main stage for the meeting, to discuss Dr Wimp’s Surgery – a book published by the late Ray Favre that provided an introduction to programming the RISC OS desktop using the Dr Wimp BASIC library.