Apr 232016
 

Despite the ‘e’ it is computer-related, and not some kind of Great British French Bake Off.

Shortly before this year’s Wakefield Show David Feugey, the man behind RISC OS Fr, pre-announced an, er, announcement that would made on the morning of the show – and the announcement he pre-announced was indeed announced when he said it would be announced.

And what was that announcement? It was for the Raspberry Pie contest. Continue reading »

 April 23, 2016  Posted by  Websites Tagged with: , , ,
Jun 272015
 

Or whatever it’s eventually going to be called – that’s how you win the prize!

CJE Micro‘s “Name that Tune Computer” competition, which offers punters the chance to win £200 off the price of their new system by coming up with a name for the beast, will come to a close on 30th June, 2015. That’s this coming Wednesday, so grease up those ethernet cables to ensure your emailed entries reach CJE as quickly as possible! Continue reading »

 June 27, 2015  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , , , ,
Apr 222015
 

A Fistful of Dollars allows you to run The Gauntlet with an early version!

Although the new computer from CJE Micro’s is not yet complete, there are apparently (and unsurprisingly) people eager to get their hands on what is expected to be the fastest ever RISC OS computer to date – so Chris Evans says that they will be launching an Early Adopter Scheme at the Wakefield Show on Saturday, 25th April, 2015. Continue reading »

 April 22, 2015  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Apr 122015
 

Entries on a StrongARM processor card postcard!

At the recent Southwest Show, CJE Micro’s were showing off a prototype version of a new RISC OS computer based around an IGEPv5 (Cortex A15) processor, and Andrew Conroy told me that they were planning a competition to name the new computer.

That competition has now been officially launched. Continue reading »

 April 12, 2015  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , ,
Jan 142015
 

Start singing programming for your supper Pi

David Feugey, who hosts and serves up the French language website RISCOS.fr using a Raspberry Pi, has announced the site’s first programming contest – to write something in BBC BASIC, the programming language that is included in the ROM image of all versions of RISC OS, as well as Arthur (ostensibly RISC OS 1) and the ROMs of Acorn’s older 8-bit computers, going all the way back to the very first BBC computer. Continue reading »

 January 14, 2015  Posted by  Programming Tagged with: , , , , ,
Aug 062011
 

Dorian Computing have made available from their website one updated and one new piece of software. Originally written by Philip Macfarlane in 1991 and “released into the public domain,” DragCom is an application designed to provide a desktop front-end for star commands, making it easier to specify arguments (often files) by allowing them to be dragged onto the main window. This not only reduces the potential for errors when typing the path and filename, but it also removes the need to repeatedly type it if a series of commands needs to be applied to it – you drag the file in once, then type each command into the relevant icon in turn, executing them as you go. There are other ways of achieving the same goal, for example by setting the commands in an obey file, but the WIMP front-end presented by DragCom might seem a more user-friendly approach to some, although it could be greatly improved – particularly in terms of compliance with the RISC OS Style Guide.

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 August 6, 2011  Posted by  Snippets (mixed news) Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,