This year’s Wakefield Bradford Wradfold Show – the first in person RISC OS Show in the North of England since the 2019 event in Wakefield, and the 25th physical show organised by the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) – takes places this Saturday, 21st May.
Yes, it can now take you there and back again. Kevin Wells has released an update to his latest application, KevNav, a route finding tool that uses Wget to look up directions from one place to another on the Transport API website.
A roundup of 2021 news and releases not already covered on RISCOSitory With 2021 now behind us, the time has come for one final round up of news that hasn’t already found its way onto onto these pages – although this time, in fact, it’s the only round up of such news for 2021; for 2020, a snippets post appeared half way through the year and then another just after the year ended – but no earlier post has been compiled for 2021.
If you need to find your way from ‘a’ to ‘b’ you have a number of options available to you, with the most modern of these being to use a SatNav. However, some people (hello!) find their nagging insistence that you do what they tell you somewhat annoying, so very rarely bother to use them.
Not long after updating TrainTimes so that it could launch RiscOSM(or other suitable application) to display stations on a map, Kevin Wells has added a similar facility to BusTimes, an application that allows users of public transport to plan their bus journeys using the RISC OS desktop.
Kevin Wells has released another update to TrainTimes, his application that allows people to look up timetable information about trains and stations from the RISC OS desktop without having to resort to a web browser on another platform.
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.
A final round up of 2020 news that hasn’t found its way to RISCOSitory before I was aiming to get this final round up of news posted on the last day of 2020, but as ever other things got in the way, so what was intended as the last post of 2020 has become the first post of 2021. Still, never mind, better late than never – which should probably be the official motto here in the RISCOSitory bunker!
In a break to the regular schedule, the January meeting of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) – which is customarily the group’s annual general meeting – will be a regular meeting, with a guest speaker, and to which you are all invited.
An application from Kevin Wells that uses Wget to provide easy access to online resources from the RISC OS desktop, the aim of StreetFix is designed to make it easy to report neighbourhood problems to the relevant local authority, such as potholes, damaged lampposts, and so on, via the FixMyStreet website.