Back in October, Elesar Ltd launched a new hardware product, aimed firmly at the Raspberry Pi, which addressed a significant shortcoming in RISC OS in a pretty neat way. That product was a WiFi HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) device that provided seamless wireless network facilities to RISC OS users.
Following the news of the WiFi HAT for the Raspberry Pi, Elesar Ltd has now made a more formal announcement about the product, revealing its price – which stands at £44.00 plus shipping and VAT (or £52.80 inclusive for the unit, plus whatever it will cost to get it to wherever you are). It is now available to order from the company’s online shop. If you are planning on heading to the London Show, which takes place this Saturday, that price could be £52.80 without any additional shipping costs –…
Users of the WiFi HAT hardware from Elesar Ltd can now download an update to the WiFi Manager software component in time for the London Show on Saturday.
Wait! What? Oh… encoding access details in a QR code. As you were… Kevin Wells’ application for generating QR codes (two-dimensional bar codes) has been given some more attention, and version 1.07 of the application is now available to download. Two notable changes have been added to this version of QrCode:
At the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting last night, Elesar Ltd‘s Rob Sprowson was the guest speaker, there to reveal a mystery new product – and having done so, the HAT is out of the bag so to speak. The product in question is a Raspberry Pi HAT (which stands for Hardware Attached on Top, and is a standard format devised by the Raspberry Pi Foundation for add-on cards for their ARM-based card). More specifically, it’s a HAT that provides a WiFi stack on board, neatly sidestepping…
(Oh, and by the way, there’s a new RISC OS system available for that day only!) If you’re a bit fed up with those pesky Overpuddlians bringing their practices and other atrocities over here, such as the increasingly common use of ‘invite’ as a noun, or annual sales events like ‘Black Friday’ (which tend to last longer than that one day) – and even worse, certain operating systems, when we have a rather nice (if slightly flawed) home grown one that runs on a family of processors which also began…
Well, point releases for four products – TextEase, CloudFS, Prophet, and the WiFi Hat Over the last few weeks there have updates to four of Elesar Ltd‘s products, all being ‘point’ releases. This generally means the least significant digit of a version number has been increased, usually indicating minor changes. A small change, however, isn’t necessarily an unimportant one – so these are the four items that have seen changes that you may wish to benefit from.
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.
New SDIO driver code has been submitted to the Gitlab repository hosted by RISC OS Open Ltd (ROOL) – i.e. for inclusion in the main source tree for RISC OS 5 – by RISC OS Developments Ltd (ROD).
And the date for the 2022 show published. The guest speaker at the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meeting will be Alan Adams, with a project that has weaved its way through the years from its starting point on a BBC Micro to its current platform, a Raspberry Pi.