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 »

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: , , , , ,
May 202012
 

A genuine “Nothing to see here, move along please” response to a click.

Christopher Martin has released another update to OpenVector and DrawPlus, bringing them up to version 3.41.2, introducing a new feature to both, while OpenGridPro remains at version 3.41.

That new feature presents itself when clicking with the Alt key held down; when you do this, both OpenVector and DrawPlus will act as though there is no object beneath the pointer. This means that, for example, if you have a complicated drawing with one or more objects selected, you can deselect them quickly and easily – without selecting another object – by clicking anywhere on the drawing with Alt held down. Continue reading »

 May 20, 2012  Posted by  Software Tagged with: ,
May 132012
 

You’re once, twice, three times an upgrade.

Christopher Martin has been busy of late. Not content with updates to FFmpeg, FFplay, amongst others, he has also released three updates to OpenVector, OpenGridPro and DrawPlus.

These three are open source enhancements to Draw, with OpenVector and OpenGridPro themselves originally being developed by Jonathan Marten from 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 »

 May 13, 2012  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,
Mar 242012
 

It’s been a busy month again here, which means there have been no posts to RISCOSitory for a while – so here’s a quick round-up of recent goings on in the world of RISC OS.

RISC OS 5.18

RISC OS 5 has seen its latest ‘stable’ release in the form of RISC OS 5.18, which features some 340 improvements since the last such release (version 5.16). The full list of improvements can be found on the RISC OS Open website, but this list isn’t written in ‘typical user-speak’. In response to requests for a more user friendly list, Rob Sprowson posted one to usenet, which Steve Revill has since posted on the RISC OS open forum. Continue reading »

Dec 242011
 

New versions of the three open source enhancements to draw, OpenVector, OpenGridPro and DrawPlus are now available.

Version 3.36 of the applications includes a number of bugfixes, such as  rulers not scrolling consistently with their document windows, and text-area columns always being imported onto layer zero, and new to this version is that grid-snapping is enabled for bezier control points  while being dragged. This was quickly followed by version 3.37, and according to Christopher Martin, who currently maintains these applications: Continue reading »

 December 24, 2011  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,