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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Holiday hiatus for R-Comp / RCI / RISC OS Developments

With the season of ‘not wanting to get out from under the duvet because it’s cold and dark’ upon us – as well as that festival that happens every year in late December, followed by one that marks the change of year number – R-Comp’s Andrew Rawnsley has announced the dates his company will be officially closed for the period.

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Iris web browser available to OBrowser supporters

Without going into a fully detailed history,RISC OS Developments Ltd was formed only a few short years ago with the original (and initially hush-hush) aim of funding the development of a web browser. The company has achieved a number of other things since, the most notable of which is probably taking over ownership of RISC OS itself and making it fully open source – but all the same, that original purpose was the web browser.

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LanMan98 2.08 released under open source licence

Developed by Paul Gardiner and released as a Warm Silence Software (WSS) product, LanMan98 provided a means to access other devices on a network using the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol. In its original form LanMan98 worked alongside LanManFS and Omniclient, and offered support for long filenames on remote filing systems, but the software grew from those origins and became something that could work independently of Omniclient.

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