Feb 242017
 

Coming soon: Two announcements!

In a very meta-move, Chris Evans has announced that there will soon be two more announcements from CJE Micro’s. Well, more specifically, he’s announced that CJE Micro’s will be launching two new products at the Southwest Show tomorrow, and referred people to separate announcements to find out more – presumably, they’ll either appear later today (which might make them too late for RISCOSitory this side of the show), or he’ll be announcing them at the show, with online announcements after the event.

Either way, one good way to find out more is, of course, to head on down to the show itself.

Go on. You know you want to.

Feb 242017
 

Cutting it a bit fine with the timing of your announcement there, Chris!

With the Southwest Show taking place tomorrow, CJE Micro’s/4D have announced a deadline for anybody who wants a particular item ordered and brought to the show. They will, of course, carry a their usual wide range brought along from the little shop with a lot of stock – but they won’t be able to squeeze everything into their car, so if you have a specific requirement, it’s best to contact them prior to midday today.

The company is, as always, willing to take any surplus Acorn/RISC OS items, saving you the effort of finding good homes for them – or worse, turning them into skip-food. Again, though, because of limited space in their car, don’t just bring larger items to the show without contacting them first.

Feb 222017
 

If you’re going to be at the Southwest Show (if not, why not?) and you wish to order something from Elesar Ltd, then provided you do so by the final cut-off point you will be able to visit the RISC OS Open Logistics stand on Saturday to collect your goodies. When ordering, all you need to do is select ‘Pickup from RISC OS Southwest Show, Loxton 25-Feb-2017’ when choosing your shipping method at the check out stage.

Elesar’s Rob Sprowson informed me that it should be possible to place orders under this scheme until Midday Friday – but the final deadline will depend on RISC OS Open’s departure time, and the option will be disabled when the window has closed.

Jan 152017
 

Wrapped up well, fed hot soup.

RISC OS Open LtdRISC OS Open Limited have released a new version of the Desktop Development Environment (DDE), the set of tools used by many developers for writing software for RISC OS, as well as anyone working on the operating system itself.

The primary focus of the new release (aka DDE27) is the relocation of zero page, currently only included in release candidate versions of the operating system, but which will eventually find its way into a formal release version. As such, this version of the tools is itself free of any problems on such builds – according to ROOL, “In DDE27 the remaining illegal accesses which have been reported have been fixed.” Continue reading »

Dec 032016
 

Micro moment monitor manages massive months!

MiniTimeOnce upon a time there was an application called SmallTime, which sprouted from the programming hands of James Freeman. That application, however, has never been updated to run on 32-bit hardware such as the Iyonix, let alone modern ARMv7-based platforms. Aemulor can save the day, but that’s hardly ideal, and the licence under which SmallTime was released meant newer versions updated by third parties couldn’t be distributed.

Fred Graute therefore took SmallTime as his inspiration, and developed a completely new application that achieved the same goal, but which would work on newer hardware – and in February 2015, version 1.00 of MiniTime was released under the three clause BSD licence. Continue reading »

Sep 092016
 

Finally, you can let your A4 cash in on its pension!

Anyone familiar with the Raspberry Pi scene will be aware of the Pi-Top, a laptop computer based around the credit card-sized computer that was developed after a successful crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo in 2014 – and anyone familiar with the RISC OS scene will know that Chris Evans of CJE Micro’s and Fourth Dimension has, since London 2015, been talking about releasing a RISC OS version of the machine. Continue reading »

Aug 262016
 

Round up, round up; news in a very late style. (That was what China Crisis sang, wasn’t it?)

The bunker has been engulfed in chaos for quite a while – with a heavy workload leading to a period of hectic and frantic headless chicken impersonations. On top of that, a partial change of platforms has been undertaken, with some work being migrated from Windows (grr, spit, hiss) to Linux – and being completely new to Linux, that has meant adding a bit of self-education into the mix, not to mention that the installation didn’t go entirely smoothly!

However, today there is a brief lapse in the chaos, so how about a round-up of some news over the several months that wasn’t dealt with as individual items? Continue reading »