New, improved DrawPrint – new, improved speed

Better, stronger, faster – the Six Million Dollar free Man DrawFile printing utility. Sine Nomine Software, aka Matthew and Hilary Phillips, have released a new version of DrawPrint, their free application for printing DrawFiles, Sprites and JPEGs over multiple pages. The new version, 1.46, brings with it an improvement in the speed at which DrawPrint can handle detailed DrawFiles.

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JDServer reaches a new high

That means the app’s version number, not a barman getting more drunk than ever before! JDServer is an application from Dave Higton that enables the RISC OS computer on which it is run to act as a print server, running HP’s JetDirect protocol (which is sometimes known as ‘raw’), allowing a printer connected to that machine to be shared with other computers on the network, even if they are not running RISC OS themselves.

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JDServer 0.05 available

Here at the top secret RISCOSitory bunker, we’re disappointed to discover that’s Jet Direct, not Jack Daniel’s! Dave Higton has released a new version of JDServer, which allows a printer connected to a RISC OS computer to be shared between other computers on a network. It works from RISC OS, Linux and Windows, and should work with MacOS as well, although Dave is unable to provide any specific instructions. When one of the other machines sends its printing task to JDServer, it is sent to the currently selected printer. A…

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Snippets – 19th November 2011

Following on from the news that Pipedream is now free to download, Gerald Fitton has announced that Fireworkz for RISC OS is also now free to download. Fireworkz is an integrated word processor and spreadsheet package, with some very powerful and useful facilities, which works in a fundamentally different way to PipeDream. Both are very powerful and useful pieces of software and, if you haven’t used them before, they come highly recommended. A mailing list has also been set up for the software on Google Groups by Stuart Swales, the…

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