Fred Graute has released version 2.09 of Transient, a utility designed to present an easy to access, temporary storage location on your hard drive – but one that is, er, less transient than the RAM drive, as the files stored there don’t disappear when the computer is shut down. The program creates a new subdirectory each day, and anything saved within is kept until you choose to delete them – or, if you choose the Logan’s Run option, until they reach a certain age.Continue reading “Transient becomes more robust with version 2.09”
Kevin Wells has released a new version of MACadd, his application for looking up and displaying public information about MAC addresses, giving it a bigger address field, and rather than the country code, it now displays the country name. It also now benefits from the addition of interactive help.
The Southampton RISC OS User Group will next meet on Tuesday, 14th May, from 7:00pm until 9:00pm, in the Sports Centre of Itchen College, Deacon Road, Southampton. As ever, the meeting is free to attend, and everyone is welcome – bring along any software or hardware you wish to show off, etc. There will be at least one RISC OS network, hopefully with internet access.
The car park can be found on Deacon Road, opposite Whites Road, and you need to head for the College Centre, an open area with tables and chairs next to the Sports Centre Reception.
Well, the wider RISC OS world, anyway!
Initially available at the Wakefield Show as part of his CD software collection, proceeds from which go to a good cause, it is now possible to download Steve Fryatt’s, erm, application launcher application, Launcher! The software can be downloaded either from Steve’s own website, or via !Store.Continue reading “Steve Fryatt launches Launcher to the wider world”
RISC OS users in and around Bristol have the next opportunity to get together for a pie and a pint on Wednesday, 8th May – when the local user group holds its next meeting, at:Continue reading “Meeting in Bristol – 8th May”
Promises to stay out of trouble and on the straight and narrow
If you point your web browsers at the StrongED website, you’ll be able to download StrongED 4.69f11 – the eleventh full release of StrongED 4.69. According to Fred Graute, who now develops StrongED, the download contains a copy of the application with all modes installed, to ensure they are compatible with this version.Continue reading “StrongED 4.69 gets its eleventh full release”
Even though the show they organise took place only yesterday, the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) will be holding their next meeting this week, on Wednesday 1st May. The guest speaker will be the group’s own Steve Fryatt.Continue reading “Steve Fryatt talks lesser known software in Wakefield on 1st May”
R-Comp and RCI will be at the Wakefield Show on 27th April with a number of updated software packages. NetFetch 5.50, released earlier this month, benefits from increased security thanks to the new AcornSSL module, and Messenger Pro 8.02 gains ‘Big mode’ support on ARMBook laptops. Fireworkz Pro 2.22 sees further improvements to its database integration and more, while Genealogy Records adds support for DNA testing and matching, and other features. The ARMX6 graphics acceleration module, meanwhile, will see a new version released in time for the show with some small bug fixes.
On the hardware front, as well as a number of machines from their range from the tiny mini.m to the biggly named Titan, the new ARM-powered laptops will be on display – its first ever appearance at the Wakefield Show. The company proudly says the first sale has already been made, although the first bulk shipment of machines into their stock room (and from there to the hands of customers) is expected in May.
Having missed this year’s Southwest Show, CJE Micro’s (and 4D) – the little shop with a lot of stock – will be exhibiting at the Wakefield Show on Saturday, 27th April, with their usual wide selection of items from their catalogue, including a number of new products.
There will be small displays with multiple inputs, including HDMI, the ZIDEFS IDE interface podule, the econet clock/hub designed by Simon Inns. In terms of computers, there will be a selection of models from the RapidO range, the RaspberryRO Lite, and much more. The company also has a wanted list for things you might want to get rid of and which they would welcome.