Jan Vibe’s graphics programs find their way to YouTube

Well, their output does, anyway, thanks to Richard Ashbery.

Those who have been on the RISC OS scene long enough to remember our printed magazines – Acorn User in particular – will undoubtedly remember the graphics delights provided by Danish programmer Jan Vibe, whose programs featured regularly as type-in listings in the magazine (and later ready to run from the cover discs).

Richard Ashbery, who is well known for his work with ArtWorks2, and publishes a graphic of the month created with the application on his website, has taken a look at many of Jan’s old programs, and made the necessary code changes to get them to run on modern ARM hardware – more specifically, the Raspberry Pi running at 1920×1080.

Having got them up and running, Richard has recorded the output of two batches of Jan’s programs, and uploaded the resulting videos to his YouTube channel:

Jan Vibe’s graphics running on a Pi – batch 1


Jan Vibe’s graphics running on a Pi – batch 2

Richard says at the end of the videos that he is hoping to put more of Jan’s graphics on YouTube in future – so let’s look forward to that possibility!

Updated to add: Jan Vibe was interviewed by Drobe in 2007.

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