Mar 192014
 

Bringing you 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. Continue reading »

Mar 232013
 

It’s BASIC, Jim, but not as we know it.

Chris Gransden, who has ported a number of emulators and games to RISC OS, has been busy again. In December, he released a test version of XAMOS [direct download], ported to RISC OS after it was suggested on the RISC OS Open forums.

Originally published by Europress Software and developed by François Lionet and Constantin Sotiropoulos, AMOS BASIC was a version of the BASIC language for the Commodore Amiga home computer, Continue reading »

 March 23, 2013  Posted by  Programming Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Jun 252011
 

Peter Nowasad of Qubit Consultancy Ltd has announced the availability of version 2.1 of Charm, described as a free, simple to learn yet powerful high level language with a compiler that generates efficient code with a small memory footprint. Aimed in particular at the RiscPC or an emulator such as RPCEmu, the software comes with a desktop shell that supports easy editing, compiling, assembling and linking of multiple files, and allows a number of configuration options for the utilities to be set through menus.

The Charm source code itself is supplied under the GNU General Public Licence v3, and Peter would like to hear from anyone who interested in collaborating with him on developing the language further, as well as from those who have used Charm to develop anything, and who would like to have their software hosted alongside the language itself.

Demonstration programs written in the language can also be found on the Charm website, along with a support forum.

 June 25, 2011  Posted by  Programming Tagged with: , , ,