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!
Kevin Wells has updated his virtual keyboard application VKeyboard to accept multiple keyboards.
The application presents a keyboard display on screen, and the action of clicking on any of the displayed keys will either result in the represented character being inserted wherever the cursor is or, for special keys – such as page up/down, tab, etc – the relevant action is carried out.
With v1.02, users can now add additional keyboards. Creating and editing the keyboards is currently a manual process, involving editing files in the application’s innards, though a blank ‘template’ keyboard is provided as a starting point. Once a keyboard is defined, it can be selected by clicking Menu over the application when running.
Announcement from ROUGOL, 16th July, 2015.
Presented by Kevin Wells, KevSoft
Monday 20th July 2015, 7:45pm
You heard it here
With a ridiculously busy period now over (mostly – and until/unless things get silly again), it’s time to round up what’s happened in the intervening period in the world of RISC OS.
But do try not to have nightmares!
Kevin Wells has released a new version of MPData+, his application for keeping tabs on UK local MPs.
The software is designed to retrieve a variety of information about local MPs from the TheyWorkForYou website, displaying some of it – such as their name, constituency, party, the date they entered the House of Commons, and more – in a window on the desktop.
Big brother is you are watching you them.
Kevin Wells, who seems to have a bit of a penchant for writing applications to keep tabs on MPs, has added two more to the line up.
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!
If news were a hot dog, this would be the ketchup. (Ketchup? Catch-up? Geddit? No? Ho hum – where’s my coat?)
Here at the RISCOSitory/Soft Rock Software top secret underground bunker (whose entrance is cunningly disguised as a ramshackle shed) things have become
somewhat busy positively hectic over the last couple of months, which has resulted in no news being posted to the site whatsoever for almost a month – not even in the ‘press release’ format whereby an announcement is simply quoted in full. So, in order to catch up – and possibly look back over other things that have been missed previously – it’s time for another dreaded ‘Snippets’ post! (Boo, hiss!)
A selection of hitherto unreported items from the past few months.
B gets beefed up to become B+
On 14th July, just a couple of days after the Midlands Show, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a new version of the Raspberry Pi. The Model B+ is the same size as its predecessors (give or take – well, take – about half a millimetre or so in one dimension) but features an improved layout and specification.
the latest yesterday’s last week’s month’s YEAR’s news TODAY!
Thanks to a previous engagement being cancelled, an unexpectedly free day means I can – finally – root through my archive of possible news and put together a snippets-post of things that really ought to have been reported on before now on RISCOSitory.