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 »

  •  January 15, 2017
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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 »

  •  December 3, 2016
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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 »

  •  September 9, 2016
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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 »

  •  August 26, 2016
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Apr 162016

Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 15th April, 2016.

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Titanium Support Scheme (TSS).

The Titanium Support Scheme is designed to bring software, resources and expertise developed for our new TiMachine computer system, to DIY Titanium board customers. Continue reading »

  •  April 16, 2016
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Apr 152016

Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 15th April, 2016.

RCI is pleased to announce that we will have various deals on ARMX6 and TiMachine computer systems purchased at the Wakefield Show.

Purchasing a computer to take away with you lowers our shipping costs, and ensures that the machine is well cared for during transit. We pass these savings on to you in the form of extra goodies! Continue reading »

  •  April 15, 2016
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