Programming

Basalt 1.42 beta released

Beta Basalt for a better BASIC. Steve Drain, developer of Basalt, has released a new version of the module. Short for BASIC Alternative keywords, Basalt is a module that adds many additional keywords and features to all versions of BBC BASIC V, the built in programming language included as part of the ROM (or ROM […]

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RTMPDump comes to RISC OS

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 […]

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BBFlash updated to version 0.03

…after version 0.02 proves itself too indecent to be allowed out in public. Dave Higton has released a new version of BBFlash, his application that allows BeagleBoard or BeagleBoard-xM owners to reflash SD/SDHC/MMC cards, from which their devices boot RISC OS, with all of the standard files while the card remains in situ in the […]

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Dungeons of Daggorath ported to RISC OS

Come and ‘ave a go if you think you’re ‘ard enough! Christopher Martin appears to have taken a break from his ongoing stream of releases of new versions of OpenVector, OpenGridPro and DrawPlus, FFmpeg and FFplay, and DRenderer – and has now announced the release of a port of Dungeons of Daggorath. The game originally […]

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Impulse module updated again

Release of previous version a little too impulsive! When Sine Nomine released a new version (0.21) of the Impulse module recently, the intention was to deal with some issues whereby the module could interfere with messages sent by a task to itself – issues that came to light during the development of ImpEmail, the new […]

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Lcheck updated for Euro Millions

App to tell you when Euro millionaire. Lcheck, the lottery syndicate checking application from Kevin Wells, has been updated to version 1.08. The recent update to version 1.07 added the facility to for the software to use wget and a working internet connection to fetch the last eleven draws for the main Lottery, Thunderball and […]

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Welcome to PandaLand!

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 […]

Programming

Charm 2.5.5 released

A sunbeam to warm you, a new keyword to charm you. Peter Nowosad of Qubit Consultancy Ltd has announced the availability of version 2.5.5 of Charm, his programming language for RISC OS computers. With a compiler that generates efficient code with a small memory footprint, and a desktop shell that supports easy editing, compiling, assembling […]

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Previously missed: A 32-bit version of TBAFS

Sadly spotted after TBA’s revival comes to a halt. A piece of news that somehow passed me by is that a month after making the 26-bit version of TBAFS available for download, which was itself back in October 2011, an update to the 32-bit version was released – itself having been made available last May. […]

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FFplay speed boost

Smooth moves for the movies. FFplay, the simple media player closely associated with FFmpeg, has been updated. The version number remains at 1.23, and Christopher Martin, who has been working on both, describes the update as a minor one. A minor update which increases the player’s speed by up to 10%, with particular benefit to […]