Software

Netfetch 5.50 lands safely and securely

I could’ve made a joke about safety nets, couldn’t I? Oh well. Now available from R-Comp is the latest version of the NetFetch internet suite, which contains a bundle of software including, amongst other things, Hermes for transporting emails and a version of Messenger so you can read and write those emails. The update to […]

Software

News nybble: RISC OS Open holds up a finger

No, not THAT finger – one to indicate counting to, er, one! The first of RISC OS Open’s bounties to overhaul the USB stack has now been completed, bringing a number of benefits to the operating system, including the ability to use power-on-keypresses to recover the system when things go a little awry at boot; […]

News

Bounty boosting at ROOL

Show ’em the money! RISC OS Open Ltd, responsible for managing the RISC OS 5 source code, have announced another run of bounty matching for this month. The bounty scheme was launched in 2011 as a way to allow members of the RISC OS community to contribute funds towards the development of certain aspects of […]

Snippets (mixed news)

Snippets – 6th August 2011

Dorian Computing have made available from their website one updated and one new piece of software. Originally written by Philip Macfarlane in 1991 and “released into the public domain,” DragCom is an application designed to provide a desktop front-end for star commands, making it easier to specify arguments (often files) by allowing them to be […]

News

Boosting the bounties: A pound for pound pledge

RISC OS Open Ltd, who only made a formal announcement about their bounty scheme earlier this week, have followed that news this evening with a pledge that they will, up to a £1,000 total limit, match every donation into the bounty scheme themselves, with the exception of donations to the administration bounty. This means that […]

Programming

Cash prize offered for USB audio functionality

Hot on the heels of the announcement from RISC OS Open Ltd about their bounty scheme, Jim Lesurf has announced a ‘cash prize’ of £300 for someone (or a group): To develop the USB stack/interface, user API, etc, to allow [modern high quality USB devices like the Halide Bridge, Arcam rDAC, etc] to be ‘plug […]

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News

Announcing the RISC OS Open Bounty Scheme

Anyone reading the RISC OS Open Ltd forum, or who spoke to the team at the recent Wakefield Show or attended their theatre talk, will be aware that a bounty scheme has been brewing. The scheme provides a mechanism whereby developers could receive a cash reward for results in those areas that users have deemed […]