Jan 152017
 

Wrapped up well, fed hot soup.

RISC OS Open LtdRISC OS Open Limited have released a new version of the Desktop Development Environment (DDE), the set of tools used by many developers for writing software for RISC OS, as well as anyone working on the operating system itself.

The primary focus of the new release (aka DDE27) is the relocation of zero page, currently only included in release candidate versions of the operating system, but which will eventually find its way into a formal release version. As such, this version of the tools is itself free of any problems on such builds – according to ROOL, “In DDE27 the remaining illegal accesses which have been reported have been fixed.” Continue reading »

Jan 082017
 

The Southampton RISC OS Users Group, aka SROUG, will next be meeting on Tuesday, January 10th, at:

Itchen College Sports Centre,
Deacon Road,
Southampton.

Anyone can attend the meeting, which has free admission and runs from 7:00pm until 9:00pm. There will be a small network of RISC OS computers, hopefully with an internet connection, and anyone attending is welcome to bring along any hardware or software they want to show off.

Aim for the College Centre, an open area with tables and chairs next to the Sports Centre reception desk.

Dec 102016
 

That’ll be mark up creation all sewn up, then.

Gavin Wraith has released a new version of Weave, an application that can generate web pages from scripts, and thus remove any need to understand either HTML or CSS.

The script language used is a subset of Lua, so anyone who writes programs in that language will probably be at home writing Weave scripts – though a quick glance at the user guide suggests anyone who doesn’t probably won’t. However, for those who have the Archive Magazine CD/DVD including volume 15 – or indeed, those who still have the dead tree editions of that volume – Harriet Bazley wrote a two part article on Weave, published in issues 15:8 and 15:9.

Dec 092016
 

The Southampton RISC OS Users Group, aka SROUG, has its next meeting on Tuesday, 13th December, at:

Itchen College Sports Centre,
Deacon Road,
Southampton.

The car park entrance can be found on Deacon Road, opposite Whites Road and once in, visitors should Head for the College Centre, an open area with tables and chairs next to the Sports Centre reception desk.

With free admission and anyone welcome, the meeting runs from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, and there will be a small network of RISC OS computers, hopefully with an internet connection – and anyone attending is welcome to bring along any hardware or software they want to try out or show off.

Dec 052016
 

7th December? But Christmas is still AGES away!

WROCC logoThe Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club – the Yorkshire-based user group after which WROCC syndrome is named1 – will be holding their December meeting on Wednesday 7th December; two days time as I type this.

Being the last meeting before Christmas, it will be an evening of festive frivolity, with mince pies and other ‘seasonal nibbles’ available to eat, and rather than someone giving a talk on a RISC OS or other computer related topic, those attending will be subjected to a “famously fiendish” computer-themed quiz, devised by Peter Richmond. Continue reading »

Dec 032016
 

Micro moment monitor manages massive months!

MiniTimeOnce upon a time there was an application called SmallTime, which sprouted from the programming hands of James Freeman. That application, however, has never been updated to run on 32-bit hardware such as the Iyonix, let alone modern ARMv7-based platforms. Aemulor can save the day, but that’s hardly ideal, and the licence under which SmallTime was released meant newer versions updated by third parties couldn’t be distributed.

Fred Graute therefore took SmallTime as his inspiration, and developed a completely new application that achieved the same goal, but which would work on newer hardware – and in February 2015, version 1.00 of MiniTime was released under the three clause BSD licence. Continue reading »