Apr 162017
 

With it being the Easter weekend, and with the RISC OS User group of London‘s next meeting taking place tomorrow evening, the group has sent out a reminder. The evening’s speaker will be Chris Gransden, talking about his efforts porting things from Linux to RISC OS – with Otter Browser being one of the most notable ports to date, as well as arguably the most important. And since the meeting is less than a week before this year’s Wakefield Show, it’s an opportunity to discuss the show with other like minded folk.

The timing of the meeting – on a public holiday – means two things: Firstly, it’s an ideal day to do some sight seeing in London before heading to the meeting and, secondly, for those who may choose to head into the city closer to the time of the meeting, there shouldn’t be as much traffic as you would normally expect. Full details can be found on the meetings page of the group’s website, or the earlier post about the meeting on this site.

 April 16, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Apr 072017
 

No bunnies were harmed sent on their holidays in the arranging of this meeting.

If London on the Easter weekend is still too daunting for you, the next Southampton RISC OS User Group meeting will take place six days earlier, on Tuesday, 11th April.

However, this doesn’t coincide with any public holidays and is a normal working day, and there aren’t as many famous tourist attractions in Southampton as there are in London anyway. Readers could therefore be tempted to conclude that I’m just using the London meeting as a basis to add some verbiage to this announcement – and rightly so. Ahem. Continue reading »

 April 7, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , ,
Apr 072017
 

The Easter Bunny has taken a year out to travel the world.

One of the most notable ‘problem areas’ for RISC OS is the web browser situation. NetSurf is an excellent piece of work, but it still has a long way to go to get us to the point where we no longer need to switch to another system in order to perform some web-related tasks, and the developers have to fit their work on the browser around their normal lives and commitments.

Step forward, then, Chris Gransden, who brought an initial port of Otter, another open source web browser, to RISC OS. And stepping forward is exactly what Chris will be doing as the guest speaker at the RISC OS User Group of London‘s next meeting, which takes place on Monday, 17th April. Continue reading »

 April 7, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Apr 032017
 

The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club‘s next meeting will be on 5th April, with Andy Marks of RISCOSbits stopping by to show off an early version of Wispy – his wireless bridge solution for RISC OS that also provides the platform with access to an up-to-date version of Firefox – along with one or two more of his impressive range of, er… RISC OS bits!

The meeting kicks off at 7:45pm and there is a £3.00 entry fee for non-members, with membership itself costing £15.00 (£7.50 in year one) and including free access to the meetings – full details on the Club’s website. The meeting takes place at:

West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club,
Sandal Hall Close, off Walton Lane,
(A61) Barnsley Road,
Sandal,
Wakefield,
WF2 6ER.
 April 3, 2017  Posted by  Announcements Tagged with: , , , , ,
Mar 142017
 

Note: Being in the Midlands is not a compilation prerequisite!

The Midlands User Group‘s next meeting takes place from 2:00pm on Saturday, 18th March, and the guest speaker this month will be Chris Hall, who will be showing MUG members how to use RISC OS Open‘s Desktop Development Environment to build their own RISC OS ROM image – as well as touching on other uses for the software suite. The place to be is:

The Methodist Church Hall,
Greenhill,
Blackwell,
Bromsgrove,
B60 1BL.

There is a small entrance fee to cover costs, and refreshments will be available.

 March 14, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Mar 142017
 

The next monthly meeting of Cheshire-based RONWUG takes place tomorrow evening – Wednesday 15th March. Organised by Steve Potts, the meeting kicks off at around 7:30pm, and is open to anyone with an interest in RISC OS – and there are no membership or entrance fees. So, if you’re in the area tomorrow evening, the place to be is:

Trafford Metrovick Rugby and Cricket Club,
Finnybank Road,
Sale,
Cheshire,
M33 6LR.
 March 14, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , ,
Mar 052017
 

Insert witty comment about Witty Pi here. Um… that’ll do.

The next meeting of Bristol RISC OS Users (BRU) will take place on Wednesday, 8th March, at the Hope and Anchor pub in Bristol – and, as ever, anyone with an interest in RISC OS who is in the area is welcome to come along; there are no membership or entry fees.

Running from around 7:30pm until closing time, the meetings are generally informal in nature, and consist of a group of like-minded people meeting up for a chat over a pie1 and a pint2. Continue reading »

 March 5, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Feb 272017
 

The next meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club takes place on Wednesday, 1st March – two days from now. The theme of the evening covering a selection of hardware and software, that visitors will be able to look at and play with. The meeting starts at 7:45pm, and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along. Members get in for free, and non-members have to pay £3.00 – but annual membership costs just £15.00, discounted to £7.50 in the first year, and full benefits of doing so are described on the Club’s website.

Where to go? Try:

West Yorkshire Sports and Social Club,
Sandal Hall Close, off Walton Lane,
(A61) Barnsley Road,
Sandal,
Wakefield,
WF2 6ER
 February 27, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , ,
Feb 182017
 

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. Continue reading »

 February 18, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , ,
Feb 112017
 

Neil Thurlow has been in touch to let me know that the Surrey and Sussex Acorn User Group – aka SASAUG – will be holding their February meeting on Monday evening (13th February) from 8:00pm – but in a change from their previous schedule, the venue will not be the Horsham Methodist Church Hall. Instead, those wishing to attend should plot a course for:

The Olde Stout House,
Carfax,
Horsham,
West Sussex,
RH12 1EE.

Continue reading »

 February 11, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , ,