And gets off to a good start
Since late 2019, RISC OS Cloverleaf has been mentioned a few times here on RISCOSitory. It was clear from when the name first appeared that there was going to be a crowdfunding campaign, and this has since been confirmed and expanded on further by Cloverleaf’s Stefan Fröhling.
The next RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting will take place online on Monday, 16th November, and the guest speaker will be none other than Gerph, who made a welcome return to RISC OS earlier this year, talking on the subject of building RISC OS online.
Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean what you think! Read on…
New from RISCOSbits is a new small-footprint Raspberry Pi 4-based system called the FOURtress – which, in an unusual move for the company, uses an off-the-shelf aluminium case, rather than something custom-designed. The case doubles up as a heatsink for the Pi, which allows the processor to be overclocked to 2.1GHz, yet remain cool.
The recent London Show, held online via Zoom, featured a number of talks by a variety of organisations in the RISC OS world – but the main schedule of presentations lacked one from CJE Micro’s, even though Chris Evans does usually book a slot in the theatre for the shows he is able to attend.
He did manage to give a brief talk after the scheduled talks – essentially after the show had closed, so many people may have missed it – but he also published a blog post on the day, which he’s described as the talk he would have given if he’d been organised enough to book a slot. If you want to read what he would have said, you can therefore do so via that post.
Well, okay, they aren’t actually calling it an Archimedes, but…
Although the first Archimedes computers from Acorn took on a standard PC configuration of a main box housing the computer itself, with a separate keyboard (and mouse) that could be plugged in, there were also some machines that combined the keyboard and computer into a single case, such as the A3000 and A3010.
And now the Raspberry Pi Foundation is getting in on that act by releasing such a device – which they’ve named the Raspberry Pi 400.
New hardware from R-Comp, and RISC OS 5.28 released!
With the recent RISC OS London Show being a virtual one, taking place online via Zoom and streamed to YouTube, I decided in advance not to write a show report. Even now the event is over, it’s still possible for people to go back and watch those streams.
However, there was some news that became evident as the day progressed, both within the various talks and in announcements put out to coincide with it, so it’s worth a brief look at a couple of notable items.
If you’re local to Yorkshire on 4th November, where ‘local’ in this case means you have access to a suitable computer (or mobile phone or tablet) and and internet connection wherever you are in the world, then you might wish to attend the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club meeting, which takes place online that evening.
Jason Tribbeck will be the guest speaker for the next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL), which will once again be taking place online – and the title of his talk is:
Apparently, Yahoogroups mailing lists will be brought to a close in December and, if no further action is taken, that will mean the end of a number of mailing lists used to support (or allow discussion of) some RISC OS software. This would therefore be an ideal time to remind people that RISCOSitory is able to offer mailing lists on the .co.uk domain.
The 2020 RISC OS London Show was originally scheduled for 24th October, but due to the ongoing pandemic, the decision was taken some time ago to cancel the physical event and instead take it online, using video conferencing software Zoom – so it’s still scheduled for that date, only now you don’t have to go to the show; the show can come to you.