Updated versions of a number of StrongHelp reference manuals are now available to download from riscos.info, where they are kindly hosted. Useful for developers, these manuals are:
Strap yourselves in… there’s a lot in this post! Andy Marks of RISCOSbits has been busy in the extended period between the last physical show and Saturday’s London Show, and has a number of new products that he’ll be bringing along to show – and hopefully sell – to you.
Something that has been increasingly talked about in recent years is how to preserve old software, to ensure it doesn’t disappear when old discs, etc, become unreadable, with a number of people taking steps to do just that. One such person is Paul Emerton, who will be at the London Show to talk about the subject, and hopefully take the necessary steps to preserve any software people may bring along.
Depending on which platform you use, there may be a number of different options available to you for RISC OS itself. As well as the standard distribution from RISC OS Open Ltd (ROOL), for example, there’s also the ePic option, also from ROOL, which – for a price – adds a great deal of bundled commercial software. Then there’s RISC OS Direct from RISC OS Developments Ltd, and if you’re opting for an emulated solution, what about older versions of RISC OS?
Open for approximately three months, the 2020 RISC OS Awards poll covering 2020 ran from April until June of this year, and received 141 valid votes. The results were calculated a little later than planned, but making a change from the normal approach of publishing them on Twitter and then the Awards website, this time around they were presented live at the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting on 16th August.
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.
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.
And a new ‘case study’ game thrown into the mix BASIC games programmers who use the AMCOG Development Kit to make the process easier can now fetch a new version of the kit, which has been updated to v1.09.1. Features added to this version include:
The annual RISC OS Awards poll, undertaken by RISCOSitory, is now open for votes.
They’ll all be discussed at the next Wakefield meeting! Offering a range of topics, rather than just one speaker talking on one topic, the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meeting has been designated a Potpourri evening, with spots from Cliff Hatch, Doug Webb (infiltrating the Club from the Midlands), and Ruth Gunstone.