News nybble: Form filler 1.18 released

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Another update to Form Filler has been released by Kevin Wells, bringing it up to version 1.18. The program allows you to store a number of text strings, which can be inserted at the cursor when the corresponding button is clicked. A simple solution to cases where you might fill in certain details on a particular form repeatedly, or even use certain details on multiple different forms.

The application can store a number of different sets of strings, so any given set could correspond with a particular form – and version 1.18 allows you to choose which one to display when the form window is first opened. In addition, in an earlier update it became possible to name each of the form sets, but this improvement got missed from the announcement.

Archive 25:1 and beyond – plans and prices announced

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Gavin Smith, the new editor of Archive, has announced his plans for the magazine, including an expected date for the first issue to be published with him at the helm, the schedule moving forwards – and of course subscription prices.

Subscribers recently received issue 24:6 – a rounding off of the previous volume, edited and published as a fitting tribute to the late Jim Nagel by his family. The next issue, therefore, will mark the start of Gavin’s editorship by also being the start of a new volume, and that issue – 25:1 – can be expected to appear in mid-October.

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Tom Williamson talks Direct to ROUGOL – 20th July

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Tom Williamson of Wi-Fi Sheep will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London – which will once again be taking place online, via Zoom.

The subject of Tom’s presentation will be RISC OS Direct, the distribution (or distro) of the OS for the Raspberry Pi (and a version available for use on Windows, MacOS, and Linux via RPCEmu) put together in conjunction with RISC OS Developments Ltd.

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MusicMan and MusicCD updated

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Updates for MusicMan and MusicCD are available from R-Comp. Both applications, now at version 2.22, have been updated to remain compatible with the latest versions of RISC OS, and have also been pointed in the direction of a new online database for audio CD look-ups; FreeDB, the service previously used, was recently closed. In addition, MusicCD has been moved onto the same 2.22 codebase as MusicMan, and has therefore gained some features from it – in particular the ability to lookup information online, such as cover art, artist or composer information, etc.

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Archive 24:6 on doormats and online, and introducing the new editor

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A new issue of Archive magazine – volume 24 issue 6 – has been produced by Bart Nagel, and if you are a subscriber it should by now have landed on your doormats. In fact, even if the previous issue – 24:5 – marked the end of your subscription, you should have received a copy of 24:6 anyway.

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News nybble: Form filler 1.17 released

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As if the first update to Form Filler in over eight years wasn’t enough, Kevin Wells has now put out another. The application allows you to store a number of preset strings of text, ready to be sent to the cursor location at the click of a button, and features an option to use a ‘slim’ version of its main window. This version of the window can therefore be put neatly down one edge of the screen so that it’s not in the way so much, while still easily accessible.

Version 1.17 allows you to choose which version of the window is opened by default when you click on the application’s icon bar icon, via a ‘make default’ button which is active in whichever window size isn’t the default, but faded in the other. There are also some general code improvements.

Elesar musters up Debian Buster – a new Linux build for Titanium

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As well as RISC OS, Titanium owners have had the option of using Linux on their system since the motherboard’s launch; it could be purchased from Elesar Ltd bundled with either RISC OS or Linux – and since April 2016, owners of the RISC OS version have had the ability to enjoy the best of both worlds; a RISC OS-based Titanium that could launch from RISC OS into Linux via the GoLinux application.

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Release candidate 16 (RISC OS 5.28) now available for the Pi

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Official support for the Raspberry Pi 4 now within sight

There has been no formal announcement (yet) by RISC OS Open Ltd (ROOL) – but Raspberry Pi users who like to keep up with the latest developments might wish to take a peek at the Raspberry Pi downloads page on the ROOL website.

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