Show report: London 2021

30th October, 2021, marked the return to physical shows in the UK, when the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) hosted their customary October event at the St Giles Hotel in Feltham – the RISC OS London Show. Understandably under the circumstances, there were fewer exhibitors than in previous years, as well as few visitors; it was a much quieter show than usual – but despite that, it was still an excellent day for finding out what’s happening in the RISC OS world. So what happened? What did we…

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TextEase Studio now served with a thump

That’ll be the sound of the user manual landing on your doormat Last year, Elesar Ltd managed to bring back TextEase Studio for RISC OS, a publishing suite that was first developed and published by SoftEase. The updated suite came with what was, at that point, an updated 72-page but still draft manual, supplied in electronic format. Being draft, that manual was obviously still a work in progress – and that work has now progressed to the point where the manual is no longer in draft. The software is now…

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Wakefield Show prize draw for 2020 morphs into a charity auction

The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club, organisers of the Wakefield Show, have for some years now run a prize draw at the show, with tickets available from the Club stand, and a selection of RISC OS-related prizes for the winner(s). Prizes for the draw are usually provided to the group by exhibitors, and because 2020 was to be the 25th annual Wakefield Show, the first prize planned for this year was something out of the ordinary: Andy Marks of RISCOSbits had produced a specially designed version of the Deuce case.

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Prophet 4.06 now available

A minor update to accounts package Prophet is now available from Elesar Ltd. The software was originally developed by Apricote Studios (now known as Accountz), and hadn’t seen any further updates for many years until Elesar stepped in and took on sales and further development to the package. Initially ensuring it was fully 32-bit compatible, and therefore fully functional on modern RISC OS systems so that anyone still using it could be assured of still being able to do so, the company has also added an important (optional extra) feature…

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