Software

Fireworkz Pro 2.10 released

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.

Announcements

Fireworkz Pro 2 released at London Show

Announcement from Andrew Rawnsley, 21st October, 2015. We are pleased to announce the release of Fireworkz Pro 2 at the London Show this weekend. Fireworkz Pro 2 is a huge upgrade for the popular Fireworkz integrated word processor / spreadsheet / database software. The list of “bullet point” improvements alone covers 11 A4 sheets of […]

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.

Snippets (mixed news)

Snippets – 12th October, 2014

If news were a hot dog, this would be the ketchup. (Ketchup? Catch-up? Geddit? No? Ho hum – where’s my coat?) Here at the RISCOSitory/Soft Rock Software top secret underground bunker (whose entrance is cunningly disguised as a ramshackle shed) things have become somewhat busy positively hectic over the last couple of months, which has […]

Announcements

PipeDream and Fireworks hosting and linking

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 […]

Software

A new version of Fireworkz for the new year

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, […]

Software

Fireworkz and Fireworkz Pro updates

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 […]

Software

Fireworkz Pro updated

R-Comp have released another update to Fireworkz Pro for RISC OS, the integrated word processor, spreadsheet and database package previously developed and sold by Colton. This latest development, bringing the software up to version 1.34/05, boasts the following enhancements and fixes:

Snippets (mixed news)

Snippets – 24th February 2012

Basalt and the Toolbox Steve Drain, prompted by a discussion in the RISC OS Open Ltd forum about AppBasic, has written a document about the using the Toolbox with Basalt which, he explains, has never been very well described. Basalt (“BASic ALTernative keywords”) is a module that extends BASIC by providing “alternative keywords by extending […]