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Charm 2.5.5 released

A sunbeam to warm you, a new keyword to charm you. Peter Nowosad of Qubit Consultancy Ltd has announced the availability of version 2.5.5 of Charm, his programming language for RISC OS computers. With a compiler that generates efficient code with a small memory footprint, and a desktop shell that supports easy editing, compiling, assembling […]


Previously missed: A 32-bit version of TBAFS

Sadly spotted after TBA’s revival comes to a halt. A piece of news that somehow passed me by is that a month after making the 26-bit version of TBAFS available for download, which was itself back in October 2011, an update to the 32-bit version was released – itself having been made available last May. […]


FFplay speed boost

Smooth moves for the movies. FFplay, the simple media player closely associated with FFmpeg, has been updated. The version number remains at 1.23, and Christopher Martin, who has been working on both, describes the update as a minor one. A minor update which increases the player’s speed by up to 10%, with particular benefit to […]


OpenVector and DrawPlus gain new feature

A genuine “Nothing to see here, move along please” response to a click. Christopher Martin has released another update to OpenVector and DrawPlus, bringing them up to version 3.41.2, introducing a new feature to both, while OpenGridPro remains at version 3.41. That new feature presents itself when clicking with the Alt key held down; when […]

News Software

DRenderer 0.56 beta 8

Another bug squashed, poor little mite. With the release of Chris Gransden’s ports of Hheretic and Hhexen, a problem was found with the then latest version of the DRenderer module – 0.56 beta 6. Christopher Martin, who has been updating the module lately, was hot on the case and released beta 7, which he thought […]

Mailing lists

OpenVector mailing list

Jumps out. Says “Boo!” With OpenVector and its brethren continuing to be updated by Christopher Martin, Richard Torrens has highlighted the existence of the OpenVector mailing list, which he has been running for a couple of years, and is for both existing users of the software, as well as potential new users. Richard, who also […]


DrawPrint 1.39 in hot pursuit of 1.38

Murphy’s law alive and well in the world of RISC OS software. A new version of DrawPrint is available from Sine Nomine Software, released to deal with a problem discovered in the previous version very soon after its release. DrawPrint is an application that provides more control when printing Drawfiles, sprites or JPEGs, allowing them […]


ArtWorks 2.X2 arrives

Straight up! Or curved a bit, with a variable width and graduated fill! For what may have been a first, this year’s Wakefield Show saw Martin Wuerthner demonstrating a new version of ArtWorks that wasn’t actually ready for sale – though he expected it to become available soon after. After only a very short time, […]


More puzzles in Wrangler and SuperDoku

Even more ways to avoid being productive. Hot on the heels of Wakefield, Sine Nomine Software have announced new versions of their popular puzzle games, Wrangler and SuperDoku, adding new puzzle types to both. SuperDoku is an advanced Sudoku generating and solving application, which can handle more than just standard Sudoku puzzles – it can […]


OpenVector, OpenGridPro and DrawPlus: Three apps, three updates

You’re once, twice, three times an upgrade. Christopher Martin has been busy of late. Not content with updates to FFmpeg, FFplay, amongst others, he has also released three updates to OpenVector, OpenGridPro and DrawPlus. These three are open source enhancements to Draw, with OpenVector and OpenGridPro themselves originally being developed by Jonathan Marten from DrawPlus, […]