Snippets (mixed news)

Snippets – 27th June, 2015

You heard it here first eventually! With a ridiculously busy period now over (mostly – and until/unless things get silly again), it’s time to round up what’s happened in the intervening period in the world of RISC OS.

Hardware

Distribution of Baildon Electronics’ products moves to CJE Micro’s

There was an ARCIn, but was there an ARCOut, or an ARCShake-it-all-about? Amongst the various things sold and distributed by the late David Holden through APDL were the Acorn-related products of Baildon Electronics –  IDE interfaces, in the form of ARCIn. Following Dave’s unfortunate passing, Baildon’s Dave Hitchens has teamed up with CJE Micro’s/4D to […]

Websites

RISCWorld and APDL’s PDL (!) back online

Family and friends of David Holden pay tribute with a new website. With the recent, unfortunate death of David Holden, as well as condolences for the family, some concern was expressed on usenet and other forums about what would happen to his business, APDL, including the hardware and software David sold, as well as the […]

Announcements

The APDL Archive – apdl.org.uk

Announcement from Dave Bradforth, 10th July, 2014. Working in conjunction with the estate of David Holden, we will shortly be launching the first stage of The APDL Archive. This is planned to be a lasting tribute to David Holden’s work, and an invaluable resource for all users of RISC OS computers.

News

David Holden, RIP

A sad loss for the RISC OS community. It has recently emerged that David Holden, a long standing RISC OS advocate and owner of APDL, passed away on 15th May, 2014, after a short illness, having been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer less than six weeks previously. The funeral is being handled by Francis Chappell and […]

Software

EasyFont Pro updated

Font front furthered. A big weakness of the RISC OS font manager lies in the way in which it handles and organises lots of fonts from the user’s perspective – which is to say, it doesn’t, not in a meaningful or sensible way*. Normally, the fonts installed on the computer are presented with only rudimentary […]