StrongHelp 2.90 released with three claws

Oops, sorry, I meant released under a three clause licence. Silly me. Fred Graute has released a new version of StrongHelp with some changes not only to the software, but also to the licence under which it is available – now the three-clause BSD licence. The software is designed to be a simple hypertext system, and considering its original release was at least twenty four years ago it has certainly proven the test of time, and remains a popular method of distributing manuals with RISC OS software.

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News nybble: StrongMen 1.27 released

Originally developed by Guttorm Vik in the late 1990s as part of his editor project – which today we all know and love (Zap users excepted) as StrongED – StrongMen can display a hierarchical menu structure based on the contents of a text file. The menu entries can be used to run applications, launch URLs in the default web browser, provide a list of open files, and more. Fred Graute, the application’s current maintainer, has just released version 1.27, which offers full Choices support, three new commands for use in…

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StrongHelp given a leg-up to version 2.89

Eigen see why a new version was needed. Fred Graute has released a new version of StrongHelp, the simple hypertext system for designing and reading on-screen manuals, help texts, etc. The software dates back to a time when the world wide web, and HTML, was largely unknown1, and provided a neat way for software developers – particularly small companies and hobby programmers, who might not have had the resources to produce full-blown manuals – to include manuals with their software that were something more than just text files.

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MiniTime gains access to bigger units of time

Micro moment monitor manages massive months! Once upon a time there was an application called SmallTime, which sprouted from the programming hands of James Freeman. That application, however, has never been updated to run on 32-bit hardware such as the Iyonix, let alone modern ARMv7-based platforms. Aemulor can save the day, but that’s hardly ideal, and the licence under which SmallTime was released meant newer versions updated by third parties couldn’t be distributed. Fred Graute therefore took SmallTime as his inspiration, and developed a completely new application that achieved the…

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News nybble: StrongHelp 2.88 released

Fred Graute has released a new version of StrongHelp, a small hypertext program which can be used for displaying manuals, help documents, and anything else that will benefit from the individual pages being interlinked, with everything held in a single file. Changes in version 2.88 include fixes for a few more ARMv7 issues, a more logical order for items on the icon bar menu, a bug when deleting groups of twenty or more files has been fixed, and more.

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StrongED 4.69f9 released… again

If you were using 4.69f9, you should probably upgrade… to 4.69f9. Fred Graute has released another new version of StrongED, a general purpose and very powerful, yet easy to use text editor. The software, which is an ideal replacement for the vastly less-featured Edit that has been supplied with all RISC OS computers since the days of Acorn, can load any type of file, and be configured to recognise certain types and behave in particular ways as a result.

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Snippets – 12th April, 2016

Can I stop being so busy now, please? Pretty please? Aw, go on… Observant readers will no doubt have noticed a low post count on RISCOSitory since the Southwest Show – a grand total of eight, in fact, including the show report itself, and this year’s April Fool. As is often the case, this is because I’ve been too busy to devote time to this site (or anything RISC OS-related in general).

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