With 2019 drawing to a close at the end of today, to be immediately followed by a year with the official designation of 2020, it’s time to round up a selection of news that hasn’t been covered on RISCOSitory over the course of the year.
A new version of Fireworkz Pro has been released by R-Comp. The software is an integrated word processor, spreadsheet and database package that was originally released by Colton Software in the 1990s, and resurrected a few years ago by Stuart Swales, one of Colton’s programmers. It has seen regular updates since.
Also now realises realizes is just plain wrong1! Stuart Swales has made version 4.55 of PipeDream available from the Colton Software section of his website, featuring a number of improvements to its graphics related functionality – both in terms of what it can read, and what it can save.
Because while no news is good news, some news is better. Or something. Keen eyed readers of RISCOSitory will no doubt have noticed that for the last couple of months they have in fact not been keen eyed readers of RISCOSitory at all. As is sometimes the case, the workload here at the Soft Rock […]
Announcement from Gerald Fitton, 3rd February 2014 Colton Software and Abacus Training together with Stuart Swales, the former lead programmer of Colton Software, have decided that the time has come to make PipeDream and Fireworkz more widely available. Colton Software are the owners of PipeDream and Fireworkz; we at Abacus Training have the exclusive distribution […]
Well, there are always fireworks to mark the new year, so why not Fireworkz as well? New Year’s Day 2014 saw Stuart Swales announce the release of the latest version of Fireworkz – v1.35/00 – for both RISC OS and Windows – with a long list of changes, some affecting the RISC OS version only, […]
Dynamite! Back in late 2011, RISC OS users saw the welcome return of Fireworkz and Fireworkz Pro, an integrated word processor, spreadsheet and – in the case of the Pro version – database package. The software, originally from Colton Software, had been resurrected by Stuart Swales, and has seen a number of releases since. Fireworkz […]
Gerald Fitton of Abacus Training has announced via the Archive-on-Line mailing list that he has now received permission from Colton Software “to make a version of PipeDream 4.50/23 available as Freeware.” In his message to the list, Gerald explains his long standing history with Colton Software and PipeDream, which started in (or around) 1988, soon […]