Nov 272018
 

Kevin Wells has released another update to his TrainTimes application, which uses Wget to display information about trains due at any given UK railway station via the TransportAPI website, and thence about those trains themselves.

The update to version 1.06 contains a few small fixes. Firstly, When the number of trains due is either ten or twenty, there is now no button for the next pageful after the last ten. Secondly, there is now an hourglass displayed when timetables are loaded. In addition there are a couple of spelling and wording corrections.

Kevin has also uploaded a short video showing the application in use.

Nov 202018
 

Kevin Wells has released another update to his TrainTimes application. The software, which uses Wget to interrogate the Transport API site, presents the user about trains due at a chosen station.

Clicking on a button for any of those trains will reveal stations and times for that train’s route – and the new feature in version 1.05 is that it is now possible to click on any of those stations to view the times of trains due there.

Nov 072018
 

Kevin Wells has updated VKeyboard, his application that presents the user with an on-screen keyboard, driven by the mouse. Whenever a key is clicked on, the relevant character is inserted into the keyboard buffer, and the system then sees it as a normal keypress and passes it to the application that has the input focus.

The update tidies up the menus by removing blank space at the end, and the relevant entry is now ticked for the selected keyboard – including the default keyboard when the application is first started.

Oct 302018
 

Kevin Wells has released an updated version of TrainTimes, his application for finding out the times of trains due in at a given railway station.

The update brings with it a similar function to the not unrelated BusTimes, in that it now politely informs you when there are no trains expected at the station (though it doesn’t tell you if this is because there are leaves on the track). It also now correctly displays an ampersand (&) when it encounters the character’s UTF8 code.

Oct 222018
 

Kevin Wells has released version 1.02 of his bus timetable application, BusTimes. The software can show the user which buses arrive at a given stop and at what times, and clicking on a button for a particular bus will display its route and timetable.

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Sep 112018
 

TrainTimes also fixed, but that ruins the play on words in the title!

Kevin Wells has released small updates to two of his applications, StreetFix and TrainTimes. In both cases, the updates address bugs in the programs, with one of those bugs shared by both.

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Aug 192018
 

Kevin Wells has released a new version of Kquiz. The application – which needs wget to operate, because it draws its data from the Open Trivia Database website –  offers the sort of trivia questions you might encounter in quizzes. As such, it allows you to hone your knowledge in all sorts of areas of trivia and to get in some practice if you intend to enter any quizzes yourself.

The new version adds a ‘quizmaster’ option, which offers ten questions on the various subjects selected by the user. Kevin has also dealt with a bug that manifested itself in the form of an error when the same category was used twice in a row.

Aug 142018
 

A round-up of news items found anywhere but the RISCOSitory news submission address!

With time rarely being on my side, I’m always glad when people who release software or other resources for RISC OS, or who do anything else relevant to the platform let me know about it by sending their news to the email address made available for the purpose.

However, there are still plenty who don’t send me their announcements, and that is the purpose of these ‘Snippets’ posts – so what follows is the result of me attempting to catch up on my reading of RISC OS-related newsgroups, mailing lists, and other online fora.

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Apr 052018
 

Kevin Wells’ application for displaying information about your local representitive, MPdata+, has gained another new feature – it can now tell you when there are upcoming elections in your local area.

The program uses wget to fetch data from remote sites, parse it, and then present it in a RISC OS window, and for the new feature the data is found on the Who Can I Vote For website.