Jun 052018
 

Well, actually, it’s optional – and other colours are available.

MiniTimeThe latest version of MiniTime has just been released by Fred Graute. The application, designed from the outset to be small and unobtrusive, displays the date and time in a small icon or window, which can be in a fixed position on screen and configured to appear above all other windows, to disappear briefly so as not to get in the way, and more besides.

Version 1.09 of the software adds a number of choices relating to colours: Continue reading »

Jun 012018
 

And then say “Ta, Fred!” for Tamarc!

Astute observers of how our beloved RISC OS user interface works will have noticed that clicking with Select on the Switcher icon – aka the Task Manager, at the far right of the icon bar – does one thing, while an Adjust click on it does… the very same thing.

In both cases, by default, they open the Tasks window, which shows you how memory is allocated, which applications are running and so on. Continue reading »

Oct 082017
 

Can now bring you back to the future. Or the past. It depends where you start.

MiniTimeFred Graute has released a new version of MiniTime, bringing it up to version 1.08. The application displays the current date and/or time in a small window or icon, so that it is readily visible, yet unobtrusive at the same time – it doesn’t get in the way with the computer’s general, day to day use. Continue reading »

Jun 052017
 

Gains Gemini Man functionality1.

MiniTimeFred Graute has released a new version of MiniTime, an application that displays the date and time in a small icon or window, without being obtrusive and getting in the way of the day to day usage of the computer.

There have been a couple of changes to the user interface in version 1.07: Continue reading »

Apr 242017
 

Oops, sorry, I meant released under a three clause licence. Silly me.

Fred Graute has released a new version of StrongHelp with some changes not only to the software, but also to the licence under which it is available – now the three-clause BSD licence.

The software is designed to be a simple hypertext system, and considering its original release was at least twenty four years ago it has certainly proven the test of time, and remains a popular method of distributing manuals with RISC OS software. Continue reading »

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.

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 »

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 »