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Feb 072015

Question: Where can you find a Raspberry Pi 2, a new Style Guide, and a robot arm, all together? (Um. Have I got the question and answer the wrong way around?)

RISC OS Open Ltd have confirmed that they will be appearing at the RISC OS Southwest Show on Saturday, 21st February, at the Webbington Hotel, Loxton – and that they’ll have some interesting goodies to entertain and/or sell to visitors. Continue reading »

 February 7, 2015  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , , , , ,
Jan 072015

Show ’em the money!

RISC OS Open Ltd, responsible for managing the RISC OS 5 source code, have announced another run of bounty matching for this month.

The bounty scheme was launched in 2011 as a way to allow members of the RISC OS community to contribute funds towards the development of certain aspects of RISC OS. A number of different bounties are listed on the RISC OS Open website, and people can send money to go towards whichever one(s) they see fit. Continue reading »

 January 7, 2015  Posted by  News Tagged with: , ,
Apr 152014

And, for many people, you’re still going strong.

The RiscPC was the most powerful computer Acorn ever put into production, and it was officially launched twenty years ago today, on Friday, 15th April, 1994. according to Acorn’s April 1994 Developers’ Newsletter and the date of their announcement on usenet. RISCOSitory takes a look back over its twenty year (so far) life. Continue reading »

 April 15, 2014  Posted by  Misc Tagged with: , , , ,
Oct 042013

Putting Portsmouth on the RISC OS map.

The first ever RISC OS show in Portsmouth took place on 28th September, 2013- and it seems to have been a successful one, with both exhibitors and visitors reflecting positively about the event.

The venue itself, the second floor of Innovation Warehouse Portsmouth, was comparatively small, offering a much more limited amount of space than other RISC OS shows, but the number of exhibitors filled the space very neatly, giving a good balance of things to see and people to talk to versus adequate space for visitors to be able to wander around without feeling crowded. All in all, it worked well. Continue reading »

 October 4, 2013  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , , ,
Sep 222013

 A chip off for the old block RiscPC.

Shortly after unveiling it at the Midlands Show on July 13th, RISC OS Open Ltd announced the official release of RISC OS 5.20 – the latest ‘stable’ version* – towards the end of the month.

This version incorporates a massive 625 changes for the IYONIX pc, and 654 changes for the OMAP3 platform, as used on the BeagleBoard. Many of the changes are common to both platforms, but there are – obviously – differences between the hardware and facilities offered by the platforms Continue reading »

 September 22, 2013  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , , ,
Aug 012013

Set a new date for your diaries: 28th September, 2013

Following RISC OS Open Limited‘s announcement of a proposed new show to be held in Portsmouth, originally slated for 20th July, which would have put it a mere week after the Midlands Show and may have proven difficult for exhibitors, the idea was taken back to the drawing board and some possible new dates considered, with 21st and 28th September being offered up as possibilities. Continue reading »

 August 1, 2013  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , , ,