Dec 022016
 

New maintainer, new home, new very low price!

DPlngScan iconThose in the world of RISC OS who possess long memories will know that there was a time when if you wanted to connect a scanner to your Acorn computer (because this was at a time when Acorn were still around, and the only suppliers of computers that ran RISC OS), there was a very good chance you’d be buying the necessary software from David Pilling. Continue reading »

 December 2, 2016  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , ,
Jun 112016
 

Ovation Pro iconA new version of desktop publishing application Ovation Pro has been released by David Pilling. The update to version 2.77z enables the software to work on the Titanium and IGEPv5 platforms, on which screen memory has the red and blue bits swapped (compared with earlier RISC OS systems) in screen memory. Continue reading »

 June 11, 2016  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,
Jun 102016
 

App can snap itself – no selfie stick required.

Snapper iconChris Johnson has released a new version of versatile screen-grab application Snapper (mirror).

Originally developed by David Pilling and now further developed by Chris, the application allows you to grab more (or, in fact, less) than just the whole screen. It can also capture an area inside a user-defined bounding box, or it can snap the window under the mouse pointer, with or without the window furniture – and with or without the mouse pointer. Continue reading »

 June 10, 2016  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,
Nov 282015
 

With the end of November rapidly approaching, and with it the deadline for preparing the RISC OS Awards poll for 2015 (coming soon, folks), here are some news items that have previously either slipped under the RISCOSitory RADAR (it came with the bunker, doncherknow), or which were held back for a snippets post. Like this one! Continue reading »

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 »

Mar 172013
 

Sync it to me, baby!

Described on its website (mirror) as “A versatile disc backup program”, SyncDiscs is an application that will ensure the contents of two discs or directories are kept the same. Example uses of the software include keeping backup copies of a disc or directory – unsurprisingly, given that tagline – or keeping one computer’s disc synchronised with the another.

Chris Johnson, also known for applications such as UnitConv, has taken over the maintenance and development of SyncDiscs with the full agreement and encouragement of its original developer, David Pilling – and, at the beginning of December, released version 1.25, the first general release of the software since version 1.23. Continue reading »

 March 17, 2013  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , ,
May 122012
 

RIP PO Box 22.

After 25 years of service, David Pilling – developer of Spark, Ovation Pro, and much more, has announced that he is no longer operating the PO Box for postal communications, such as purchasing his software using a cheque.

On what David describes as “the very light cone of software development” upgrades to all his software can be found on his website, along with the ability to purchase using a credit card, and support is provided by email.

 

 

 

 

 May 12, 2012  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , ,