Following the acquisition of Castle Technology Ltd by RISC OS Developments Ltd, announced earlier this month, the new owners have now revealed that the operating system is to become fully1 open source.
And unlike the post on 1st April, this one is NOT a joke! It has just been announced that RISC OS Developments Ltd, the company formed last year by Andrew Rawnsley and Richard Brown, has acquired Castle Technology Ltd, and with it RISC OS itself.
The RISC OS friendly ISP needs the help of its RISC OS friends. At the start of last month, Orpheus Internet suffered an outage – on 1st July, the company’s servers became unreachable, apparently due to a network IP address issue. That day was a Sunday, of course – and Richard Brown reported on the […]
Standing firm on this stony ground1. It was brought to my attention via Twitter last night that Orpheus Internet Services Ltd – the company originally set up by Paul Vigay back in 2005 to take on the customers of ISP ArgoNET – has been dissolved by way of a compulsory strike-off. However, while that may […]
Show ’em the money! RISC OS Open Ltd, responsible for managing the RISC OS 5 source code, have announced another run of bounty matching for this month. The bounty scheme was launched in 2011 as a way to allow members of the RISC OS community to contribute funds towards the development of certain aspects of […]
A sad loss for the RISC OS community. It has recently emerged that David Holden, a long standing RISC OS advocate and owner of APDL, passed away on 15th May, 2014, after a short illness, having been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer less than six weeks previously. The funeral is being handled by Francis Chappell and […]
Violent streak makes up for its small size. Along with the usual comp.sys.acorn.* usenet groups read by many RISC OS users, another group that might be worth a look is a new group set up to focus on the credit card-sized Raspberry Pi. comp.sys.raspberry-pi went live on 2nd April, and is likely to carry more […]
Got the hump that streaming gives RISC OS the bump? Get RTMPDump! RTMPDump is a command line tool for fetching RTMP streams and saving them to a local drive, which nicely complements FFmpeg and FFplay – so it is perhaps no surprise that version 2.3 of the software has been ported to RISC OS (as […]
Everything for one panda! R-Comp, who last year brought out the ARMini computer, based around a BeagleBoard-xM and subsequently launched a software support scheme for BeagleBoard owners wishing to run RISC OS on their devices, have now produced a similar scheme for PandaBoard owners – with the potentially puntastic name of PandaLand! The new scheme […]
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 […]