If you use R-Comp‘s Network Printer Drivers, you may have encountered a problem if you’ve also been using recent beta versions of RISC OS 5.29, incorporating changes to FileSwitch. Those changes have brought about compatibility issues with support for HP JetDirect, a technology in use on many network capable printers – not just those from Hewlett-Packard. An update to the Network Printer Drivers software, released this week, addresses the issue – version 2.04 is now available from !Store.Read More
News nybble: PiTools and 4téTools 1.21 released
R-Comp‘s support packages for the 4té and Raspberry Pi 4 (on which it is based) have both been updated, with the latest versions – 1.21 – both available to download. In the case of PiTools, that’ll be via !Store, and in the case of 4téTools, from the users’ download site, detailed in the machine’s support documentation. The reason for the update is that an issue cropped up with some of the LockScreen options, which have now been resolved.Read More
Up periscope! Nemo to navigate Nautilus up the Thames
An obvious reference like that is impossible to resist – sorry! The next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) will take place on Monday, 20th March, and the guest speaker will be telling us how his submarine, Nautilus, is controlled via RISC OS. Wait, what? No, okay, then. The guest speaker will be Nemo20000, rather than Jules Verne’s fictional captain Nemo. ‘Our’ Nemo doesn’t have a submarine, but he does have some interesting RISC OS things to talk about.Read More
MPdata+ 2.02 released
Kevin Wells has released an update to his political tool, MPdata+. The program allows you to access information found on the They Work For You website about your local MP. It does this by identifying your MP from your postcode – so you can use it to look up any MP if you know a postcode in their constituency.Read More
Stay up above the world so high in your Tappy Plane!
And below those dodgy looking upside down sky mountains! Rebuilding on a game he released last year but had to withdraw1, Jeroen Vermeulen has now released a brand spanking new title for RISC OS called Tappy Plane!Read More
3D Turbo Boost screeches into availability
Released at the recent Southwest Show, 3D Turbo Boost is the latest game from AMCOG Games, and it is now available to buy online via !Store.Read More
HTTPServ 0.12 available… again. Sort of.
It’s not the same 0.12 that was available last year, honest! A new version of Thomas Milius’ freeware web server, HTTPServ is now available – with a version number confusingly reminiscent of the version released back in May 2022, though according to Thomas there’s a reason for that.Read More
Developers’ meeting, 4th March
If you have any interest in developing on or for RISC OS – at any level, from absolute beginner to seasoned programmer – there’s another meeting this Saturday (4th March) with you in mind.Read More
Desktop dock demonstration in Droitwich. Ish.
That’ll be in Wychbold, then!1 The Midlands User Group (MUG) will be meeting up in person this Saturday (4th March) for the first time since before the pandemic – meetings in the interim have all been held online – and the ‘main event’ of the meeting will be a demonstration of the Desktop Dock, for use with laptops such as the Pinebook Pro.Read More
ScummVM 2.7.0 brings more new engines and games
A new version of ScummVM is out now, and brings with it new engines, and therefore even more games. The software is a ‘virtual machine’ designed originally to allow games developed with a specific system to be playable on modern computer system, but has gone on to support many more.Read More