Oct 282016
 

A new version of RPCEmu is now available to download. The software, from Peter and Matthew Howkins, provides an emulation of Acorn computer systems such as the RiscPC or A7000 on other platforms, such as Windows and Linux.

Version 0.8.15 sees a number of changes – some for all platforms on which the software is available, such as a stability issue with 8MB VRAM being resolved, and a UI change to the Windows version: the window maximise button has been disabled, since the window size is determined by the RISC OS screen mode.

 October 28, 2016  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,
Oct 202016
 

RISC OS Bits, who popped up on the RISCOSitory RADAR with an amusing acronym just in time for April 1st this year,  has released a new product called the RiscPOD – a 40GB 2.5″ hard drive in an Acorn branded enclosure, with an emulator installed and ready to run. Four versions are available – IyoPOD, with RPCEmu installed; ArcPOD, with ArcEM installed; BarePOD, without an emulator so you can set it up yourself; and CustomPOD, on which other set ups can be installed on request.

 October 20, 2016  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , , ,
Feb 112016
 

AKA: RISC OS on the cheap.

The next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London will take place on Monday, 15th February, and the meeting’s presentation – with the multi-puntastic title “RISC OS for Pi-nuts” – will be presented by Peter Howkins and Bryan Hogan. The pair will be looking at ways to run RISC OS without having to run up a large bill to do so. Continue reading »

 February 11, 2016  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
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 »

Jan 032012
 

Peter and Matthew Howkins have announced the availability of a new version of free emulator RPCEmu.

Version 0.8.9 brings with it a long list of improvements, fixes and new features. These include, for all the platforms on which the emulator can be run:

  • There is now support for emulation of 256 MB of RAM. This is the maximum amount supported by the RiscPC (which, as its name suggests, is hardware the emulator is originally designed to emulate) and A7000.
  • A new option has been added to reduce CPU usage. When enabled, Continue reading »
 January 3, 2012  Posted by  Software 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: , , ,