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 172018

Gavin Wraith has released a new tool for generating websites and updating individual web pages. Called Qoppa, the application is – unsurprisingly – built on RiscLua, and it will parse the directory in which it is placed, generating web pages from those files.

The files can contain HTML or some limited ‘markdown’, get a default but customisable header and footer added, and link to a simple – but again customisable – CSS file. The output location is specified in a system variable, and if any of the files are updated, running Qoppa again should result only in new web pages based on those updated files.

Sep 222013

Wake catch up! wake catch up! King news in a Catholic RISCOSitory style.

When I resurrected the Snippets format back in July, I commented that it hadn’t brought me entirely up to date with RISC OS news and, with the Midlands Show fast approaching at that point, I predicted that I would very likely fall further behind again.

In the period after the show, I’ve only been able to publish a few items on RISCOSitory – mainly show news, which I try to get online ASAP, even if I don’t really have the time, because it’s important that people know about such events as they are key to many of the companies and developers in the RISC OS world for promoting their software and products. Continue reading »

May 122012

Absoluately fabuluas.

RiscLua is a dialect of Lua adapted for use on RISC OS computer systems, and its maintainer, Gavin Wraith, has reorganised the download page on the RiscLua website, and added a handy new application for developers using the language.

The download page now has the distribution split into separate, smaller zip files containing RiscLua itself, example programs, utilities, the source code and the StrongHelp manual โ€“ and the new application, called Absolua.

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