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.
Is that what a time traveller does when crossing the road?
At their next meeting, which takes place just two days from now on Monday, 20th February, the RISC OS User Group of London will be looking back over the last year, and forward to the next – but without the benefit of a crystal ball or a time machine.
Using this year’s RISC OS Awards nominees as an initial guide, along with the alternative options suggested by a number of voters, the group will start the evening by reviewing the highs and lows in the RISC OS scene over the last year. This will be followed by looking forward, with a discussion of people’s hopes and fears for the coming year – with what can be expected at next Saturday’s Southwest Show being a starting point.
But if you want more details, pop along to the ROUGOL meeting on Monday!
As well as talking about CloudFS, the mystery product that Elesar Ltd‘s Rob Sprowson is set to reveal at the next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London has been revealed as an updated version of Font Directory Pro, which was originally developed and sold by LOOKsystems. The software has been updated so that it can be used on the latest hardware, and on zero-page versions of RISC OS, and MW Software have provided an updated file scanner plug-in for Artworks files that contain text areas.
The only task remaining in order to be able to release the new version of Font Directory Pro is converting the large user manual, which is taking longer than expected – but in the meantime, the meeting on Monday, 16th January (full details in the previous announcement) is the place to be to see a demonstration of the software and pose any questions about it to Rob.
But what is that something else? Why… It’s a Mystery1!
If you’re Sheep Farming in Barnett or lost in the Jungles of Jupiter on Monday, 16th January, you will probably miss out on having a Brilliant Day – well, okay, a Sensational evening – because Rob Sprowson of Elesar Ltd will be visiting the RISC OS User Group of London where he will Be Proud, Be Loud, Be Heard on the topic of CloudFS.
‘Transactions’ when copying files reduced from a downpour to a drizzle.
A new version of CloudFS is available from Elesar Ltd, the main benefit of which is improved efficiency.
CloudFS provides RISC OS with access to remote, cloud-based storage, by integrating with OmniClient so that to the user it appears like a native filing system. The software currently works with just one cloud provider, pCloud, who are based in Switzerland and offer 10GB of free storage, with a range of price plans if you need more. In time it is hoped that more providers can be supported.
So if this was a news nybble, it would be a nybble about having a nibble, then?
The RISC OS User Group of London‘s next meeting will take place on Monday, 19th December, and with no set topic of formal speaker arranged, the group will instead take the opportunity to have an informal discussion about what has happened in the RISC OS world during 2016, and what people hope to see happen in 2017 – and all of this over a drink and a meal.
Talk about leaving it until the last minute, that’s only 320 days away! EVERYBODY PANIC!
Completing the trio of dates in 2017 for the main shows that take place in the United Kingdom, the date on which next year’s RISC OS London Show will be taking place has been announced as 28th, October, 2017.
The St Giles Hotel, Feltham will once again be the venue, and while it may be a little too early to be absolutely certain who will be there (well, I will be – and you can obviously expect ROUGOL to be there, since they organise it) the show website has already been updated with banners for people to promote it on their own websites.
And for the first time ever, that means this website is sporting banners for all three UK shows down the left hand side!
As well as covering sound synthesis, as previously announced, tonight’s ROUGOL meeting will also cover 3D graphics modelling and projection in BBC BASIC. This is presumably because the presentation is being given by Tony Bartram of AMCOG Games, who has over the last few years written a number of games – all in the language that has been supplied as standard with RISC OS since day one.
The meeting takes place from 7:45pm tonight (2st November, 2016) at the Blue Eyed Maid (upstairs, in the restaurant), 173 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR. The venue serves a range of food and drinks, and can be found between (and a short walk from) London Bridge and Borough tube stations. There is no fee for attending – so if you’re in the area, feel free to join the meeting!
And pencil in 16th January to hear about CloudFS and an as yet unannounced new product from Elesar!
Anthony Bartram of AMCOG Games will be talking about sound synthesis at the next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London, which takes place on Monday, 21st November, kicking off at 7:45pm. Tony – a musician, as well as a games developer – is working on a sound synthesiser for RISC OS, based on Wavebox for Windows, but with some differences in the sound engine, which will be geared towards chip tunes and sound effects.
The group meets at the Blue Eyed Maid (upstairs, in the restaurant), 173 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR – which serves a range of food and drinks, and can be found between (and a short walk from) London Bridge and Borough tube stations. There is no fee for attending – so if you’re in the area, feel free to join the meeting!
Feltham’s calling to the faraway towns, come along and see the best OS around!
It is now just one week until I’ll be heading home from Feltham (and will have already long since reached home, looking at the time) – which means it’s just five days until I’ll be heading in the direction of Feltham.
The day between those two journeys, of course, is when I’ll be in Feltham, exhibiting at this year’s London Show, organised by the RISC OS User Group of London – and here’s why you, the discerning RISC OS user, should be there as a visitor1: