May 122017
 

It’s not only Smarties that have the answer – ROUGOL does too!

If you want to know what happened at last month’s Wakefield Show, a reasonable approach would be to read the RISCOSitory report – but I haven’t written it yet. The workload here in the bunker is such that the report is still to be written for the earlier Southwest Show – so the Wakefield one might be a while. You could also look at the videos of the theatre talks, but apart from one, I haven’t even watched them, let alone edited and uploaded them for you to do the same.

So what is the discerning RISC OS user who was unable to attend Wakefield to do? Continue reading »

 May 12, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
May 092017
 

The next meeting of the Southampton RISC OS Users Group, which was originally planned for this evening but had to be cancelled due to a double booking by the venue, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, 16th May – next week. As per the original – and usual – arrangements, the meeting will run from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at:

Itchen College Sports Centre,
Deacon Road (opposite Whites Road),
Southampton.

There is no admission fee, and everyone is welcome – head for the College Centre, an open area with tables and chairs, next to the Sports Centre Reception. There should be a network of RISC OS machines, with internet access, and visitors are welcome to bring along any hardware or software of their own.

 

 May 9, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , ,
May 082017
 

The meeting scheduled and announced for the Southampton RISC OS User Group – which would otherwise have taken place Tuesday, 9th May (tomorrow night) – has been cancelled.

It appears that the venue has made a double-booking, and the room used by the group is therefore unavailable – so any RISC OS users who make the mistake of turning up will be joining an event concerning something else entirely.

Organiser Andrew Conroy says he will try to arrange an alternative date, and let everyone know as soon as possible.

 May 8, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , ,
Apr 302017
 

WROCC logoTaking place on Wednesday, 3rd May, the next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club will see Rob Sprowson as the guest speaker. The man behind Elesar Ltd and the Titanium motherboard, Rob will be demonstrating a Titanium-based computer and talking about its development.

Elesar also has a growing range of software titles, both home-grown such as CloudFS, and taken over and updated from a previous owner, such as Font Directory Pro (originally from LOOKsystems). Continue reading »

 April 30, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Apr 162017
 

With it being the Easter weekend, and with the RISC OS User group of London‘s next meeting taking place tomorrow evening, the group has sent out a reminder. The evening’s speaker will be Chris Gransden, talking about his efforts porting things from Linux to RISC OS – with Otter Browser being one of the most notable ports to date, as well as arguably the most important. And since the meeting is less than a week before this year’s Wakefield Show, it’s an opportunity to discuss the show with other like minded folk.

The timing of the meeting – on a public holiday – means two things: Firstly, it’s an ideal day to do some sight seeing in London before heading to the meeting and, secondly, for those who may choose to head into the city closer to the time of the meeting, there shouldn’t be as much traffic as you would normally expect. Full details can be found on the meetings page of the group’s website, or the earlier post about the meeting on this site.

 April 16, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Apr 072017
 

No bunnies were harmed sent on their holidays in the arranging of this meeting.

If London on the Easter weekend is still too daunting for you, the next Southampton RISC OS User Group meeting will take place six days earlier, on Tuesday, 11th April.

However, this doesn’t coincide with any public holidays and is a normal working day, and there aren’t as many famous tourist attractions in Southampton as there are in London anyway. Readers could therefore be tempted to conclude that I’m just using the London meeting as a basis to add some verbiage to this announcement – and rightly so. Ahem. Continue reading »

 April 7, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Apr 072017
 

The Easter Bunny has taken a year out to travel the world.

One of the most notable ‘problem areas’ for RISC OS is the web browser situation. NetSurf is an excellent piece of work, but it still has a long way to go to get us to the point where we no longer need to switch to another system in order to perform some web-related tasks, and the developers have to fit their work on the browser around their normal lives and commitments.

Step forward, then, Chris Gransden, who brought an initial port of Otter, another open source web browser, to RISC OS. And stepping forward is exactly what Chris will be doing as the guest speaker at the RISC OS User Group of London‘s next meeting, which takes place on Monday, 17th April. Continue reading »

 April 7, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Mar 182017
 

At the recent Southwest Show, RISCOSbits‘ Andy Marks was showing off an early version of an in-development product, called Wispy – and Bryan Hogan has managed to get his hands on a pre-release sample, which he will be presenting to the RISC OS User Group of London on the evening of Monday, 20th March, 2017, when the group next meets. Continue reading »

 March 18, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Mar 142017
 

Note: Being in the Midlands is not a compilation prerequisite!

The Midlands User Group‘s next meeting takes place from 2:00pm on Saturday, 18th March, and the guest speaker this month will be Chris Hall, who will be showing MUG members how to use RISC OS Open‘s Desktop Development Environment to build their own RISC OS ROM image – as well as touching on other uses for the software suite. The place to be is:

The Methodist Church Hall,
Greenhill,
Blackwell,
Bromsgrove,
B60 1BL.

There is a small entrance fee to cover costs, and refreshments will be available.

 March 14, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , ,