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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Midlands User Group discussing Pi cameras – 4th December

Pi… Camera… Action! (And erm… RISC OS?) Although most laptops these days include webcams, as do some normal monitors even, the Raspberry Pi has its own camera module and a number of third parties also supply cameras for the device. At the next Midlands User Group (MUG) meeting, John Rickman will be talking about cameras for the Pi, and exploring what you need to use one.

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ROUGOL meeting room – use it or lose it!

Back in January 2020, the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) moved from their previous home of some eighteen years to a new one, after the old pub had unexpectedly closed. With the arrival of the coronavirus on the UK’s shores and the subsequent lockdowns, however, the meetings moved online after only a small number of meetings at the new venue. With restrictions lifted, the group returned to its new home in July of this year with a new hybrid format. This means that those able to come to…

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