Elesar raises four points

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Well, point releases for four products – TextEase, CloudFS, Prophet, and the WiFi Hat

Over the last few weeks there have updates to four of Elesar Ltd‘s products, all being ‘point’ releases. This generally means the least significant digit of a version number has been increased, usually indicating minor changes. A small change, however, isn’t necessarily an unimportant one – so these are the four items that have seen changes that you may wish to benefit from.

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Two talks at the next Wakefield meeting – 3rd March

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Phil Pemberton on software preservation, Andy Marks on RISCOSbits

The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) will next meet up on Wednesday, 3rd March, when there will be two guest speakers talking to the group.

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Cavern pops its way into !Store

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I’m forever blowing bubbles orbs

A popular game from yesteryear was Bubble Bobble, which was available for a number of 8-bit home computer platforms and consoles – a platform game in which the player moved around each level, firing bubbles at the monsters in order to eliminate them. It’s also one of the games featured in the Code the Classics book from the Raspberry Pi folk – and the ‘type in listing’ from that book, written in Python, is called Cavern.

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Infinite Bunner crosses the platform divide

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And the road, and the railway line, and the river…

Available to download now from !Store is a newly ported game for RISC OS called Infinite Bunner.

Brought to the platform by Jeroen Vermeulen, the conversion is from Python (using PyGame) to BBC BASIC (using the AMCOG Development Kit.

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Historical document retrieval arrives with HistoryFS

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Thomas Milius has released a new image filing system called HistoryFS that implements a simple document management system. At its most basic level what Thomas’ software does is retain previous copies of a file whenever a new version is saved (or the file is deleted).

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ROUGOL talks optical disc burning with Steffen Huber

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If you’re out and about in or near London on Monday, 15th February… ask yourself what you’re doing, then get yourself home. Once there, consider setting up a suitable computer to join the meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) which takes place that evening. The guest speaker will be Steffen Huber, covering the subject of putting data on optical discs – CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Rays – using his CDVDBurn 3 software.

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GAG-News DVD collection to commemorate it reaching 175

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That’s 175 issues, not 175 years, obviously!

In May of this year, the German Archimedes Group magazine GAG-News will have reached its 175th issue, having been published consistently every two months since April 1992. The magazine’s publisher, Herbert zur Nedden, notes that this probably makes it the only printed1 Acorn/RISC OS magazine to have managed such a long run with no breaks in its schedule.

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