Mar 042017
 

MiniTimeFred Graute has released another new version of MiniTime, an application that displays the date and time in an icon or a small, unobtrusive window, allowing the user to see the information at a glance, but without the application or its window getting in the way.

The headline features of version 1.06 are: Continue reading »

 March 4, 2017  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jan 312017
 

Originally developed by Guttorm Vik in the late 1990s as part of his editor project – which today we all know and love (Zap users excepted) as StrongED – StrongMen can display a hierarchical menu structure based on the contents of a text file. The menu entries can be used to run applications, launch URLs in the default web browser, provide a list of open files, and more.

Fred Graute, the application’s current maintainer, has just released version 1.27, which offers full Choices support, three new commands for use in the text file that defines the menu structure, improved keyboard support, increased configuration options, and a means to add new applications, directories and files to the menu by dragging and dropping them onto StrongMen’s icon bar icon.

 January 31, 2017  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , ,
Jan 152017
 

Eigen see why a new version was needed.

Fred Graute has released a new version of StrongHelp, the simple hypertext system for designing and reading on-screen manuals, help texts, etc.

The software dates back to a time when the world wide web, and HTML, was largely unknown1, and provided a neat way for software developers – particularly small companies and hobby programmers, who might not have had the resources to produce full-blown manuals – to include manuals with their software that were something more than just text files. Continue reading »

 January 15, 2017  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,
Dec 232016
 

MiniTimeFred Graute has brought out another new version of MiniTime, his application for displaying the date and time in a small icon or window, without taking up too much space or generally getting in the way of your day to day use of the computer.

With version 1.05, Fred has increased the configurability of MiniTime in a couple of ways: Continue reading »

 December 23, 2016  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , , ,
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  Posted by  Announcements Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Oct 282016
 

Fred Graute has released a new version of StrongHelp, a small hypertext program which can be used for displaying manuals, help documents, and anything else that will benefit from the individual pages being interlinked, with everything held in a single file.

Changes in version 2.88 include fixes for a few more ARMv7 issues, a more logical order for items on the icon bar menu, a bug when deleting groups of twenty or more files has been fixed, and more.

 October 28, 2016  Posted by  Software Tagged with: ,
Jul 232016
 

If you were using 4.69f9, you should probably upgrade… to 4.69f9.

StrongEDFred Graute has released another new version of StrongED, a general purpose and very powerful, yet easy to use text editor.

The software, which is an ideal replacement for the vastly less-featured Edit that has been supplied with all RISC OS computers since the days of Acorn, can load any type of file, and be configured to recognise certain types and behave in particular ways as a result. Continue reading »

 July 23, 2016  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , ,
Apr 122016
 

Can I stop being so busy now, please? Pretty please? Aw, go on…

Observant readers will no doubt have noticed a low post count on RISCOSitory since the Southwest Show – a grand total of eight, in fact, including the show report itself, and this year’s April Fool. As is often the case, this is because I’ve been too busy to devote time to this site (or anything RISC OS-related in general). Continue reading »

Feb 072016
 

It’s catch-up time again after another busy period here at the RISCOSitory bunker, folks – so here’s another batch of news nuggets that have been waiting in the wings: Continue reading »