Aug 312015
 

News nuggets for you to chew on.

The last few months have been very busy with stuff unrelated to RISC OS, so unposted news – particularly smaller items – has built up again. It’s time, therefore, for a snippets post to round up these smaller items. Continue reading »

Jan 012015
 

Yes, another!

Christopher Martin, who recently released an “important patch release for [the] OpenVector Suite” has since released an “important patch release for [the] OpenVector Suite.”

The wording of Christopher’s announcement of the release, like the title, appears to be more or less the same as the previous announcement, with the only difference being its date, and the version number of the affected component of the suite: the VectorUtil/VectUtil module, which now stands at version 3.31 Continue reading »

 January 1, 2015  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,
Dec 302014
 

Because while no news is good news, some news is better. Or something.

Keen eyed readers of RISCOSitory will no doubt have noticed that for the last couple of months they have in fact not been keen eyed readers of RISCOSitory at all. As is sometimes the case, the workload here at the Soft Rock Software office became somewhat hectic for a while – moreso, I think, than it’s ever been before – leaving no time for any updates to the site.

And to cap that, a nasty bout of flu has meant most of the Christmas holiday so far has been spent wrapped up in bed with either the TV on, or a good book open – but now I feel I can sit at the computer long enough to compile the news that has been missed into a final snippets post for 2014! Continue reading »

Mar 192014
 

Bringing you the latest yesterday’s last week’s month’s YEAR’s news TODAY!

Thanks to a previous engagement being cancelled, an unexpectedly free day means I can – finally – root through my archive of possible news and put together a snippets-post of things that really ought to have been reported on before now on RISCOSitory. Continue reading »

Mar 272013
 

Keeping up with the Joneses YouTube Wget

Murnong, Christopher Martin’s application for downloading YouTube videos, has been updated to version 2.32.

The software is designed to parse web pages fed to it that have been saved from YouTube, Google’s video sharing website, so that the address of the embedded video can be established. Once it’s done that, it launches Wget to download the file so that it can be played with FFplay or converted with FFmpeg – both of which have been ported to RISC OS by Christopher. Continue reading »

 March 27, 2013  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , , ,
Sep 262012
 

Two’s company, three’s a suite.

A new version of the OpenVector suite is now available.

The three applications that form the suite – OpenVector, OpenGridPro and DrawPlus – are open source enhancements to Draw. The first two of those were originally developed by Jonathan Marten from the third, DrawPlus, and released as commercial applications by 4Mation (as Vector, which featured layering and object library capabilities, and GridPro, which was customised for drawing grids and other regular layouts). They were subsequently made open source, and a 32-bit conversion was then produced by Spellings Computer Services. The sources have since been uploaded to riscos.info, after which Christopher Martin began working on them. Continue reading »

 September 26, 2012  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , , ,
Sep 262012
 

Keeping up with the Joneses YouTube.

Christopher Martin has released two updates to Murnong, bringing the current version number up to 2.31

Murnong is an application designed to parse web pages passed to it that have been saved from YouTube, with the goal of working out the address of the embedded video. It then launches wget to download the file so that it can be played/converted with FFplay/FFmpeg (both ported to RISC OS by Christopher). The application therefore allows RISC OS users to enjoy the content of Google’s video sharing website, albeit in a more roundabout way than users of other operating systems. Continue reading »

 September 26, 2012  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,
Sep 022012
 

I love the smell of videos in the murnong!

Christopher Martin recently updated Murnong first to version 2.20 and then, the following day, to version 2.21.

Murnong is an application that, given a page that has been saved from YouTube, will process the page to work out the address of the embedded video, and launch wget to download it so that it can be played/converted with FFplay/FFmpeg (ported to RISC OS by Christopher) – thus allowing RISC OS users to enjoy the content of Google’s video sharing website, albeit in a more roundabout way than users of other operating systems. Continue reading »

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