Jun 272015
 

You heard it here first eventually!

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. Continue reading »

Jan 242015
 

A beta PackMan than before!

Alan Buckley has released a new beta version of his package manager, PackMan. The software is designed to work with packages distributed using the RISC OS Packaging Project, and is an alternative to the project’s own software, RiscPkg. Continue reading »

Jul 062013
 

Drag and not-drop added, not-drop not dropped, but drag and real-drop added. Sort of.

In May, Alan Buckley released an update to PackMan, his alternative package manager to RiscPkg for downloading and installing RISC OS applications and other resources. Since then, he has also released a test application which shows a proof of concept of how drag and drop installation might work in future versions of PackMan, asking for feedback on the idea. Continue reading »

Mar 162013
 

┬áMoving instead of stubbing? Maybe it’s time to stop snubbing!

The end of November saw the release of a new version of PackMan, an alternative package manager to RiscPkg for downloading and installing software for RISC OS computer systems that has been packaged and distributed using the RISC OS Packaging Project.

Packaging on RISC OS has been a contentious issue since it was first introduced, with valid arguments for its use being presented by its proponents, and equally valid arguments, frequently about the implementation above all else, being presented by its opponents. Continue reading »