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Jan 162018
 

Kevin Wells has released a new version of VKeyboard, his application that presents the user with an on-screen ‘virtual’ keyboard, driven by the mouse. A click on a given key causes the relevant character to be inserted in the keyboard buffer, and thus sent to whichever running application has the cursor, just as if the equivalent key had been pressed on a physical keyboard.

The update adds the ability to create and edit new keyboards, with the number allowed in theory limited only by the number of files that can be stored in a directory on the version of RISC OS in use.

 January 16, 2018  Posted by  Software Tagged with: ,
Jan 142018
 

Looking at the year ahead for RISC OS

The RISC OS User Group of London will be holding their next meeting on Monday, 15th January, and with no formal speaker for this meeting the group has set the coming year as the topic of discussion. The meeting is therefore an opportunity for members and visitors to talk about their plans and hopes, and – more realistically than hopes – expectations for RISC OS in general, and ROUGOL itself, for 2018.

It is also an ideal time to bring up any particular topics, software, or hardware that could be covered in a future meeting. Continue reading »

 January 14, 2018  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Jan 132018
 

A round-up of 2017 news that could have been reported on at the time if people had only sent it this way!

With 2017 now behind us, looking back over the RISCOSitory posts for the year might leave people thinking there has been very little activity in the RISC OS world – but in fact it merely means there have been very few posts on the site over the course of the year. This, sadly, is a reflection of the amount of news submitted to RISCOSitory by developers etc, more than anything else, with their news being posted elsewhere.

So, over the last few weeks, I’ve been scouring forums and feeds that have gone unread due to a lack of spare time, and where something has jumped out at me as something I might have reported on, I’ve rounded it up in the snippets post below. Continue reading »

Jan 112018
 

Users in the Southampton area will have the opportunity to meet up on the evening of Tuesday, 16th January, in their usual venue, the Sports Centre of Itchen College. The group’s normal meeting day is the second Tuesday of the month, which should have meant the 9th – but a week’s delay was necessary because of the College opening times over the holiday period.

Other than the off-schedule date, the usual arrangements apply: Continue reading »

 January 11, 2018  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Jan 052018
 

RDSP, the free sound module from AMCOG Games that provides modern RISC OS systems with a greatly enhanced sound system, has been updated. Version 0.40, the fifth beta release of the module, adds a digital chorus effect, a 365 note queue for each of the 16 sound channels, and stereo sound placement.

Although considered beta quality, the Wavebox-inspired module has proven to be reliable in the field, and is in use in a number of titles – from free games such as SpaceShip, written by Patrick M with sound added by AMCOG’s Tony Bartram, through some of Tony’s own games such as Cyborg, to the AMCOG Development Kit.

 January 5, 2018  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,
Jan 042018
 

Can now be used by Number 6. I mean on RISC OS 6!

A new version of Font Directory Pro has been released by Elesar Ltd, bringing the software up to version 3.22.

Originally developed and sold by LOOKsystems and now being looked after by Elesar, Font Directory Pro is a popular font management package, and makes it much easier to deal with large collections of fonts than it would otherwise be using the standard font manager that comes as part of RISC OS. The package is actually a suite of applications, each with its own distinct job. Continue reading »

 January 4, 2018  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , ,
Dec 312017
 

The Count from Sesame Street would absolutely love this!

Following on from parts one and two, and subsequently parts three and four, it was a fairly logical conclusion that if and when Richard Ashbery uploaded any more videos of Jan Vibe’s graphics programs, the next would be part five, and the next again part six.

And that is exactly what he’s done. Continue reading »

 December 31, 2017  Posted by  Misc Tagged with: , , ,
Dec 302017
 

The question on everyone’s lips for countless years to come will be “Where were you on 28th October, 2017?”

Okay, they probably won’t be asking that – but I’m asking it now.

Well? Where were you?

I’ll tell you where I was: Feltham. More specifically, the St Giles Hotel – in the conference rooms on the first floor, where this year’s London Show was held. If you weren’t there, I’ll assume you’re reading this because you have an interest in RISC OS, and would like to know what you missed. In which case, read on… Continue reading »

 December 30, 2017  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: ,