The latest issue of on-off-on-off-under-new-management PDF magazine Drag ‘N Drop is now available to buy. The quarterly-ish publication is mainly targeted at users of RISC OS on the Raspberry Pi, but editor Christopher Dewhurst says content will be of interest to all RISC OS 5 users.
The latest issue is the second one of volume seven, and weighs in at 48 pages (including the cover). As well as the usual news pages there are a number of ongoing series and a variety of other features, with sound and programming both featuring heavily.
Sound-related articles include:
- A step-by-step guide to updating SoundCon32 – an application that converts between different sound formats – to run on the Raspberry Pi.
- A how-to guide for taking old, 26-bit sound modules and making them 32-bit compliant.
- The latest instalment in the Files of the World series focussing this time around on sound sample files.
Programming is covered in:
- “Mr Frog’s Armcode Corner” – a series presented by an “amphibious machine code artiste” who is, this month, discussing subroutines and stacks.
- Module surgery – the first in a series about updating modules to work on 32-bit systems.
- Python Primary School – a programming series aimed at those wishing to learn Python.
- Wimps – a tutorial series in which a multitasking application called PDFtext is being developed.
- The second part of an article about creating wireframe graphics in BBC Basic.
Other features include a quick guide to making Steffen Huber’s CDFaker module easier to use1, the latest in a retro gaming series, a light hearted discussion about hexadecimal numbers, and more besides.
The magazine costs £3.50 per issue when purchased via the website, or £4.50 when purchased via R-Comp’s !Store application – for the difference in price, though, any type-in listings in the magazine are already typed in for you.
- The URL given in the article for the module is incorrect, and should be www.huber-net.de/cdfaker.html (with a hyphen between ‘huber’ and ‘net’ rather than a dot).