ROUGOL meeting room – use it or lose it!

Back in January 2020, the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) moved from their previous home of some eighteen years to a new one, after the old pub had unexpectedly closed. With the arrival of the coronavirus on the UK’s shores and the subsequent lockdowns, however, the meetings moved online after only a small number of meetings at the new venue. With restrictions lifted, the group returned to its new home in July of this year with a new hybrid format. This means that those able to come to…

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Gerph to fan the Pyromaniac flames at ROUGOL

Last November, Gerph gave a talk to the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) on the subject of Pyromaniac, which he initially launched earlier that year as the RISC OS Build Service, and discussed how it came about and how it was developed, and its practical use for testing things. One year on, he is returning to the group to give a follow-up presentation, to update the group on what he’s done with it since.

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London Show next Saturday

Organised as an online event last year because of the pandemic, the RISC OS London Show is returning to the physical world this year, and will take place on Saturday, 30th October, at its customary venue: St Giles Hotel,Feltham,TW14 9AD. The doors will be open to the public from 11:00am until 5:00pm, with an entry fee of £5.00 for adults – under-16s can get in for free.

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Compare RISC OS distributions with ROUGOL – 20th September

Depending on which platform you use, there may be a number of different options available to you for RISC OS itself. As well as the standard distribution from RISC OS Open Ltd (ROOL), for example, there’s also the ePic option, also from ROOL, which – for a price – adds a great deal of bundled commercial software. Then there’s RISC OS Direct from RISC OS Developments Ltd, and if you’re opting for an emulated solution, what about older versions of RISC OS?

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And the winner is…

…to be announced on Monday, 16th August! The annual RISC OS Awards poll was brought to a close recently a month and a half ago and it’s now time to reveal the results. This would normally be done in the form of a thread on the RISCOSitory Twitter account followed by a post here on the site, with the Awards website itself then updated accordingly… This year, however, things are being handled a little differently.

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Introducing the DARIC programming language at ROUGOL – 15th March

The next RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) meeting will take place on Monday, 15th March, and once again it will be an online event, held using the Zoom video conferencing system. The guest speaker will be Daryl Dudey, talking on the subject of DARIC, a programming language he has been developing for both RISC OS and Windows.

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