Nov 182017

Having visited the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) twice before, Dr Colin Wright will be the group’s guest speaker again on Monday, 20th November, 2017.

Colin has visited the group before, in 2001 and in 2008, with the subject of both talks being RADAR – in particular, RISC OS-based RADAR systems. Those systems used the Iyonix and RiscPC, and ran a suite of applications that Colin helped develop at Denbridge Marine Ltd, Continue reading »

 November 18, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , ,
Nov 152017

With a growing catalogue available from AMCOG Games, it should come as no surprise to anyone that there would eventually be some kind of compilation available – and that has been the case since this year’s Southwest Show, when the company began selling a CD featuring their first five games.

The individual games continue to be available via !Store, but if you wanted to buy them as a compilation, on CD, the main way to do so has been to pop along to a RISC OS show and hand over the necessary amount of money to AMCOG’s Tony Bartram. Continue reading »

 November 15, 2017  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Nov 152017

It’s meeting time in the Midlands this Saturday, 18th November!

With this being the Midlands User Group‘s last meeting of this year, those in attendance will be reviewing what looks to have been an exciting year for the operating system, and looking forward to 2018; discussing topics people would like to see covered at meetings, guest speakers, and so on. Continue reading »

 November 15, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Nov 152017

A couple of years ago, RISC OS Open Ltd started building versions of RISC OS with “zero page relocation” – with the memory map changed such that the kernel’s workspace that started at the bottom of the addressable memory was moved to a higher location. This was an important step for security and stability, and for the future of the operating system.

However, it wasn’t ever going to happen without some casualties along the way; software that in some way tried to use or access certain information held in that workspace and which therefore found it no longer available. Aemulor, the 26-bit emulator that allows applications that are not yet fully 32-bit run on newer hardware, was one such casualty – and an important one at that. Continue reading »

 November 15, 2017  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , ,
Nov 132017

Meanwhile, I have yet to get the final Wakefield Show video finished and uploaded!

ROUGOL member Leo White, who records the theatre talks at the London Show, has now uploaded the recordings of this year’s talks to YouTube. In alphabetical order:


Nov 112017

The Southampton RISC OS User Group will be meeting again this coming Tuesday, 14th November, from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at:

Itchen College Sports Centre,
Deacon Road,

Anyone who uses or has an interest in RISC OS is welcome – there is no admission fee – and visitors are welcome to bring along any hardware or software to show off, play with, etc.

To find the meeting, head for the College Centre, an open area with tables and chairs next to the Sports Centre Reception desk. For those coming by car, the car park entrance can be accessed from Deacon Road opposite Whites Road.

 November 11, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , ,
Nov 042017

The next meeting of the Bristol RISC OS Users group will take place on Wednesday, 8th November – but not at the usual venue. This month, the group can be found in a pub a short walk away from their normal meeting place. The meeting will be held at The Eldon House pub, which can be found at:

6 Lower Clifton Hill,
BS8 1BT.

Continue reading »

 November 4, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Nov 032017

Mark 21st April, 2018 in your diaries, folks – because that’s the date for the next Wakefield Show, according to the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club’s Events Diary page. With the doors expected to be open to the public from 10:30am until 4:30am, the entry says that the event will once again take place at:

The Cedar Court Hotel,
Denby Dale Road,
Calder Grove,
West Yorkshire,
WF4 3QZ.
 November 3, 2017  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,
Oct 302017
RISC OS branded Pi-Top acrylic slice in situ

RISC OS branded Pi-Top acrylic slice in situ

For any discerning RISC OS user who has a Pi-Top – whether bought from 4D as the Pi-TopRO, or elsewhere as just the Pi-Top – one thing obviously missing from the product is any kind of branding to make it a distinctively RISC OS laptop. RISCOSbits‘ Andy Marks has now come up with the solution.

The Pi-based laptop features a slide-out panel between the keyboard and hinges, and RISCOSbits can now supply a RISC OS branded acrylic slice for the that fits neatly in place of the original strip on the v1 Pi-Top. The branding takes the form of a large cog that sits at the right hand edge of the strip, just above the trackpad. Currently available via eBay, the strip costs £11.50 plus £2.50 postage and packing.

 October 30, 2017  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , ,