Courtesy of Leo White, the five talks from the RISC OS London Show 2018 are now available to watch on YouTube. So, in the order they were listed on the show programme, here they are:
As everyone in RISC OS land should know by now, this year’s London Show will take place tomorrow at the St Giles Hotel in Feltham. With my exhibitor hat on, I get very busy in the run up to a show – and I also deal with trying to get any last minute news posted here before the show takes place.
But, as ever, it depends largely on the news being sent to me in the first place – not all of it is. With that in mind, I’ve done a quick scan of the comp.sys.acorn.announce usenet group, and the most recent posts on the RISC OS Open Ltd (ROOL) forums, to see if there is anything else to mention. And there is…
If you need more detailed information about a small selection of Wakefield Show exhibitors and their wares than is provided in Mark Stephens’ show report and pictures on the Icon Bar website, but can’t wait for the usual RISCOSitory show report and videos, Ruth Gunstone has stepped in to fill in the gap. Ruth is a member of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club and, along with Peter Richmond, looks after the show theatre – and has now uploaded her recordings of the various talks to Youtube:
And you thought I was slow putting my videos online!
Ruth Gunstone is one of the duo that handles the theatre at the annual Wakefield Show, along with Peter Richmond, and she has also made video recordings of the talks for the last couple of years. Her recordings from last year’s show are now online for your viewing pleasure – just in time for this year’s show! The videos in question are:
- Steve Revill, RISC OS Open Ltd
- Andrew Rawnsley, R-Comp
- Chris Evans, CJE Micro’s and 4D
- Mystery announcement (aka Richard Brown, RISC OS Developments Ltd)
- Matthew Phillips, Sine Nomine
No product called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, apparently.
The king of amusingly named products, Andy Marks of RISCOSbits, has come up with the goods once again in time for this year’s London Show, with a new interlocking acrylic case for the Raspberry Pi, suitable for the credit card-sized computer with or without a PiSSDup add-on board – another of Andy’s products.
It’s for the Pi, it’s made of acrylic, it’s interlocking, and it’s ace1, so if you pull together the parts of that I’ve highlighted, it’s easy to see that the name can really only be one thing,
RiscOSM, the mapping software from Sine Nomine that uses data derived from OpenStreetMap has gained a major new feature in time for the London Show. Towards the end of his talk at April’s Wakefield Show, Matthew Phillips mentioned that Sine Nomine were looking at adding contour lines, the data for which is now available from Ordnance Survey under an open data licence.
That feature has now been added – although, being data from Ordnance Survey, that does mean it’s only for Great Britain. Upgrades to the latest version, supporting contour lines, along with map data that includes it, will be available at the show on Saturday, and Sine Nomine will be accepting old RiscOSM SD cards and USB sticks in part exchange for the upgrade.
In my preview of the Wakefield Show, which is looming ever closer as I type this, I mentioned that Sine Nomine will have a new version of puzzle game Wrangler available, and were expecting to have new versions of RiscOSM and, possibly, other products from their range. Sine Nomine’s Matthew Phillips has now been in touch to confirm exactly what they will have – rather than just expect to have. In short, the Durham Duo will be releasing several updates to their range at the event, so here’s the low-down on those updates:
Visitors to Saturday’s London Show will be able to see (and buy or upgrade to) a new version of RiscOSM, the map viewing software from Sine Nomine. The headline feature of the new version is the ability to trace out routes on the map – the software can now follow map features when doing so, making it easy to plan an accurate route. See it in action on Sine Nomine’s stand, or in the show theatre during Matthew Phillips’ presentation. Also check out Chris Hall’s GPS software, relaying location data to RiscOSM, which will be on display on the Soft Rock Software stand.
The latest map data will also be available to purchase, on both USB sticks and SD cards – and anyone bringing back an SD card (including the SD adapter for micro-SD cards) previously purchased from Sine Nomine will be entitled to a discount.
Out of the chaos comes… another round up of (mostly late) news!
With yet another protracted busy period here in the RISCOSitory/Soft Rock Software bunker, it’s time to round up some news that has either been previously missed, or held back until more time was available.