Pot Pourrie in Wakefield and beyond – 6th April

The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) will be holding a hybrid meeting – that is to say one that is taking place both at their regular venue and online – on Wednesday, 6th April, and there is no single topic. Instead, it will be a ‘pot pourri’ meeting that covers a number of topics – and in this case, at least part of it will include a retrospective look at the Microdigital Omega.

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Chris Gransden talks porting to the Midlands User Group

Chris Gransden runs the RISC OS Ports website, which is home to a quite diverse selection of software that he has ported to the platform, or which he has updated – in some cases, originally ported by others, and in others software that originated on RISC OS. The Midlands User Group (MUG) will be welcoming Chris through their virtual doors as the guest speaker for their next meeting, at which he will be talking about the portfolio of ports on his website.

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Celebrating thirty years of GAG-News with ROUGOL

With very few exceptions, magazines that centre on RISC OS have tended to come and go since the operating system first appeared1, and only a very small number have stayed the course and continue to be published today. One of those is the magazine published by the German Archimedes Group, GAG-News, which has been published every two months since April 1992 – making it one of the oldest RISC OS magazines still being published, and the oldest – and only – regularly published German language publication for the platform.

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Midlands User Group meeting – prepping for the Summer Show

A handy meeting to join if you’re thinking about exhibiting Later this year, the Midlands User Group (MUG) will be holding their Midsummer Show, resurrecting it as an online event, to be held using the Zoom video conferencing software. Unlike the London and Wakefield shows that have taken place via the software, however, with a run of presentations held one after the other, the group is aiming to make more fuller use of Zoom’s facilities, and make their event more like a traditional show. But online.

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Terry Swanborough talks Lockdown Diversions in London – 21st February

While the last couple of years have been a little less than ideal because of the pandemic, there have been some positive developments, such as the unexpected move to online meetings for some user groups, allowing people to join them from afar. Another useful benefit has been that some people were able to find a little more time for programming, allowing software to be written that might otherwise not have been.

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