StrongED 4.69 ‘Vorhees’ edition released

Okay, not really: ‘f13’ means thirteenth full release, and is not a reference to Friday the 13th! Fred Graute has released an update to StrongED. The application was originally developed by Guttorm Vik, who described it, modestly, as a general purpose text editor, allowing you to edit any type of file whose contents were textual in nature, or which could be easily converted to text, such as BASIC programs.

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News nybble: CloudFS 0.34 available

CloudFS is a filing system from Elesar Ltd that provides RISC OS with access to cloud-based storage, currently via pCloud. An update to the software has been released, bringing it up to version 0.34. This now checks for, and selects, the closest and least loaded server when connecting, in order to bring a speed gain of up to 30% over using the default servers. It also now preserves load and execution addresses in a more suitable way for use with HostFS and RPCEMu, as well as newer versions of LanManFS…

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Not working network printer drivers now working!

If you use R-Comp‘s Network Printer Drivers, you may have encountered a problem if you’ve also been using recent beta versions of RISC OS 5.29, incorporating changes to FileSwitch. Those changes have brought about compatibility issues with support for HP JetDirect, a technology in use on many network capable printers – not just those from Hewlett-Packard. An update to the Network Printer Drivers software, released this week, addresses the issue – version 2.04 is now available from !Store.

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News nybble: PiTools and 4téTools 1.21 released

R-Comp‘s support packages for the 4té and Raspberry Pi 4 (on which it is based) have both been updated, with the latest versions – 1.21 – both available to download. In the case of PiTools, that’ll be via !Store, and in the case of 4téTools, from the users’ download site, detailed in the machine’s support documentation. The reason for the update is that an issue cropped up with some of the LockScreen options, which have now been resolved.

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