ROOL roll in to ROUGOL – 21st September


21st September is the date of the next husking bee for ROUGOL – the RISC OS User Group of London – and this month the group’s guest speaker will be Rob Sprowson (aka Sprow), who will be there yammering about what RISC OS Open Ltd (ROOL) have been up to over the past year, as well as what they have planned for the future.

RISC OS 5.20 on ROM, held (by Rob Sprowson) in front of a still frame of the installation video
RISC OS 5.20 on ROM, (held by Rob Sprowson) in front of a still frame of the installation video

There are a number of topics that  Rob – who also has a side-line in hand-modelling (see pic), – may or may not give the long and short about, including:

  • Relocation of zero page and the ZeroPain module, a move designed to help make RISC OS right as a trivet.
  • Floating point improvements using VFP.
  • RISC OS Open Limited’s recent forays into the world of publishing, having brought out a new printed edition of the Style Guide.
  • The Roadmap to RISC OS 5.24… and beyond!
  • Bounties currently in progress.
  • The many ways users can contribute to the ongoing development of RISC OS – which doesn’t just mean being a programmer or ponying up to a Bounty (though that obviously helps!)

Any questions about RISC OS Open Ltd owing the Irish government a large amount of chink will be strenuously denied amid claims that the payments to a Cayman Islands-based subsidiary were a legitimate business expense.

So, if you want a hog-killin’ time on Monday evening, you can put on your best bib and tucker and mosey on down to bend an elbow with Rob and other members of ROUGOL from around 7:45pm at their regular groggery:

The Blue-Eyed Maid (upstairs, in the Spice Lounge restaurant)
173 Borough High Street

Getting into the pow-wow is  free, and there will be a range of hot and cold chow on sale. The venue is between London Bridge and Borough tube stations, so easy to get to if you rail it.

If you’re a-comin’ in under your own steam, Congestion Charging ends at 6:00pm – but the meeting starts much later. Avoid double red lines at all costs – but if you want dismount your ride on single red or yellow lines, it’s best to hold your horses until after 7:00pm.

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