Having tried to raise funds through a Kickstarter campaign around the start of the year, which fell short of their quite ambitious goal, RISC OS Cloverleaf have had a second try. And this time they seem to have reached their target – which was set much lower than before.
The Kickstarter fundraising page set up by RISC OS Cloverleaf came to a close today, with the funds falling short of their target – the goal was to raise €50,000 (£44,447 at time of writing), but the amount pledged was just €26,870 (£23,886), which is €23,130 (£20,561) short.
And gets off to a good start Since late 2019, RISC OS Cloverleaf has been mentioned a few times here on RISCOSitory. It was clear from when the name first appeared that there was going to be a crowdfunding campaign, and this has since been confirmed and expanded on further by Cloverleaf’s Stefan Fröhling.
The next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) will once again take place online via the Zoom video conferencing system, and will feature Stefan Fröhling from the Cloverleaf project.
No London Show again? Read about the last Wakefield one instead! Due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers, last year’s Wakefield Show morphed into the Wradfold show – Wakefield, but in Bradford – and this year, the show carried on in the same location, for much the same reason. It took place on 22nd April at the Cedar Court Hotel in – well, yes – Bradford.
Kevin Wells’ application that allows a RISC OS computer to be used with a mouse but no keyboard has been updated. A small update to the software, 1.09 of Vkeyboard brings with it some configuration improvements, and a brand new icon.
The RISC OS filer, a key part of the RISC OS desktop environment is clean and simple, and does its job superbly – even though we use it whenever we use the RISC OS computer, we probably don’t give it that much thought; it’s just there, showing us our files, and providing a target to drop new ones into.
In the UK, the last of the physical RISC OS shows1 before the Long Gaptm until the next is Wakefield, which took place last month, but if you are able to get to The Netherlands, there’s one still to go – the annual RISC OS eXperience, hosted by the Big Ben Club in Koog aan de Zaan, and which takes place tomorrow.
Anyone with an interest in coding on RISC OS – at any level – is invited to join an initial fireside chat, starting at 7:30pm on Saturday, 26th November. Organised by Andrew McCarthy in cooperation with Paolo Zaino and the RISC OS Community project, the idea dates back to last year when Andrew had the initial idea. The aim is to hold a series of meetings on the subject of Coding on RISC OS, and this one is intended to be the first.
Join in from your own home for free – sign in, sit back, enjoy… It is now just one week to the day until the Midlands User Group (MUG) holds their inaugural virtual show – a resurrection of sorts of their old physical shows, but held online. This means that the most obvious barrier to getting there – transportation – is eliminated, and you can enjoy the company of RISC OS developers and enthusiasts from wherever it is convenient for you to do so.