Kevin Wells has released a point update to his application for generating QR Codes. New in this version is the ability to create a QR Code for geo-location purposes, containing longitude and latitude information.
The program has also had a small bug addressed that could result in a notable delay when fetching QR Codes of a certain size. The software uses Wget to make use of the QR Code Generator website, and it was the use of an asterisk rather than an ampersand when fetching that caused the delay.
PackMan, the package management program for RISC OS computers, features an interesting screen saver program called !Dozer. Written by R.A Swetman it consists of a number of graphic savers that after a user-selected delay are automatically displayed on the screen. Having explored this program, I thought people might like know about it.
But it’s not a meeting about greener forms of transport – it’s both online and in-person
For over a year because of the pandemic, the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meetings have been held online so that the group could continue to meet, and continue to present an interesting and diverse range of speakers to its members.
A new commercial offering from Thomas Milius is CaxDAV, which can be used to synchronise calendars and addresses between local clients and servers that support the CalDAV/CardDAV protocols.
Well, its version number has, anyway.
Kevin Wells has released an update to his application for validating VAT and GST registration numbers, VATGST.
Combating what Germans apparently call ‘Sommerloch’ and he believes translates as ‘Silly Season’, Thomas Milius has been browsing an archive of old software he’d written, and an interesting find has prompted a new release.
RISC OS users with an interest in designing printed circuit boards (PCBs) may wish to attend the next Midlands User Group (MUG) meeting, when Terry Swanborough will be the guest speaker, talking about his freeware PCB designer application, RiscPCB. Terry will also explain how and why he began using RISC OS, and about a current project for which he uses the operating system.
The guest speaker at the next RISC OS User Group of
London the World (ROUGOL) meeting will be ex-Acorn and Pace programmer Mike Stephens, who will be talking to the group about his time at the two companies, and ‘RISC OS in those StrongARM days’.
Along with an updated look at the alternative votes
The 2020 RISC OS Awards poll has now underway for more than a couple of months, which means it’s about time a final deadline for votes was issued so that the
hundreds hundred or so votes that have been cast can be counted up and the results published. That deadline, therefore, is the end of this month – 30th June. If you haven’t yet voted, please ensure you do so by then.
If you’ve looked at the options and decided one or more of them aren’t what you’d like to vote for, you can always opt for something else and pop what you’re voting for in the text field for that category – just as many others have done. With that in mind, then, here is a final round up of what other people have voted for in case it’ll help you make up your own mind.
Jeroen Vermeulen, who has already ported two games to RISC OS from the Raspberry Pi Code the Classics book – Infinite Bunner and Cavern – has now given the same treatment to two more games found in the book – Boing and Myriapod.