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- Hundreds more printers supported on RISC OS with Gutenprint port update
Gutenprint for RISC OS release 2.3 supports 600 additional printers and printing to CD. More details here.
21 comments, latest by DS1 on 11/2/09 1:31PM. Published: 30 Jan 2009
- How to get RPCEmu Spoon Edition running on an Apple Mac
A guide to getting the open source RiscPC emulator RPCEmu up and running on shiny Apple Mac computers has been drawn up by Timothy Coltman, who uses the recently forked RPCemu Spoon edition and an Intel processor-powered Mac.
2 comments, latest by Spriteman on 17/2/09 10:01PM. Published: 28 Jan 2009
- Classic Archimedes technical bible republished online
A PDF conversion of the Van Somerens' formidable "Archimedes Operating System - A User's Guide" has been uploaded to the internet. Originally published in 1991, the 320-page tome revealed how the internal gubbins of the Acorn Archimedes and its operating systems (including an early RISC OS) worked - all in an easy to follow guide for novice and advanced programmers and computer hardware enthusiasts.
7 comments, latest by JohnR on 30/1/09 12:30PM. Published: 26 Jan 2009
- New version of RISC OS GUI for distributed.net
An updated version of Alex Macfarlane-Smith's RISC OS GUI frontend for the distributed.net project is now available, which supports Peter Teichmann's latest version of the command line binary.
Discuss this. Published: 24 Jan 2009
- Your thoughts on ROL's Select 5i1
Following the release of Select 5i1, powered by RISC OS 6.14, by RISCOS Ltd, what do you make of its new features - the headliners being a 64K colour mode and the ability to slide sub-menus to the left if a menu is opened too close to the right-hand edge of the desktop.
5 comments, latest by jimnagel on 24/2/09 12:32PM. Published: 24 Jan 2009
- Work starts on a RISC OS 5 ARM Cortex port
An attempt to port RISC OS Open's flavour of RISC OS 5 to the Pandora, a 450MHz ARM Cortex-A8-powered ultra-portable net book, is underway, according to programmer Jeffrey Lee.
26 comments, latest by Stoppers on 2/2/09 8:04AM. Published: 22 Jan 2009
- Martin Avison named as new Organizer developer
RISC OS software developer Martin Avison was today unveiled as the coder working on new versions of life management package Organizer. Originally written by Chris Morison, the software was handed over to Nigel Willmott to manage and find Organizer a new developer. Announcing a new website for the package, Nigel said: "It's been a steep learning curve both for me as a software publisher, and for Martin in finding his way around approaching 30,000 lines of code, but we hope an initial new version will be ready for release very soon."
1 comment, latest by jess on 23/1/09 8:56AM. Published: 22 Jan 2009
- DTP package OvationPro in minor update
David Pilling has tweaked his popular publishing software with some minor bug fixes and released a version dated January 14, according to MyRISCOS.
1 comment, latest by bucksboy on 21/1/09 2:53PM. Published: 21 Jan 2009
- RPCEmu Spoon Edition bug fixed
Version 0.8.1 of the Windows build of open source emulator RPCEmu by Peter and Matthew Howkins has fixes for some of its keyboard mappings and handling of the system clock.
1 comment, latest by hzn on 20/1/09 3:18PM. Published: 20 Jan 2009
- Go-faster stripes for PC-format media access app
Fat32Fs, by Jeffrey Doggert, lets Iyonix users read from and write to large FAT-formatted media, such as Flash-based removable media. Drobe reader Richard Ashbery got in touch to say the software is now much faster - it can read 100MB of data off a Sandisk 4GB CF Extreme 3 card in 59 seconds and write it back in 57 seconds, showing write speeds have improved by a factor of four.
9 comments, latest by AW on 21/1/09 9:21PM. Published: 20 Jan 2009
- Privacy apps tightened up
Dr Nat Queen treats his software to a round of updates.
Discuss this. Published: 20 Jan 2009
- New number puzzle game for sudoku package
SuperDoku gains Futoshiki, a 5x5 puzzle with no blocks but with comparison signs between some of the squares to indicate which contains the larger value, among other updates.
Discuss this. Published: 20 Jan 2009
- Acorn grandee Steve Furber to visit usergroup
Prof Steve Furber, who was one of the designers behind the BBC Microcomputer and the 32bit ARM processor, will give a talk about the history of Acorn and what he's up to these days to the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club next month.
1 comment, latest by Wakeman on 3/2/09 6:49PM. Published: 20 Jan 2009
- Video player now supports Select's 64K colour mode
KinoAmp 0.40 supports the new 64K colour mode in RISC OS Select 5i1 and includes a few other bug fixes and updates.
2 comments, latest by AW on 20/1/09 7:01PM. Published: 20 Jan 2009
- RISC OS Experience 2009 show set for May
The Big Ben Club has organised a RISC OS show in The Netherlands for Saturday, May 16 at Wijkgebouw de Vuister in Koog aan de Zaan - just 10km north of Amsterdam.
Discuss this. Published: 19 Jan 2009
- NetSurf team founds formal organisation
During a public meeting held over IRC tonight, the NetSurf team formally founded an organisation "in order to have a bank
account and appropriate protections for the funds and assets of the
NetSurf Project". Michael Drake was elected chairman in a three-way race for the top spot, John-Mark Bell was made treasurer and Daniel Silverstone was elected secretary. The group, which is partly funded by donations from punters, will hold its first AGM at the Wakefield 2009 Show on April 25.
1 comment, latest by Revin Kevin on 21/1/09 1:00PM. Published: 19 Jan 2009
- The web in 2009: Your thoughts
The web in 2009 is ever-so shiny and a long way from the grey HTML2 days of the late-1990s. Is it over-the-top bling or can it provide useful interaction between websites and readers?
6 comments, latest by ricp on 24/1/09 11:58AM. Published: 10 Jan 2009
- A guide to overclocking Kinetic and StrongARM CPU cards
Charlie Lane has compiled a package of notes and photos on overclocking various StrongARM processer cards, including Castle Kinetics, for RiscPCs. Overclocking is the process of ramping up the digital timing signals of the computer to force the processor to work faster. Charlie told us: "I thought it would be fun to investigate the possibilities of speeding up my Kinetic RiscPC - only to find suitable information on Kinetic cards was rather hard to come by so I set about working it out for myself." Note: Follow the instructions entirely at your own risk.
9 comments, latest by rjek on 20/1/09 4:23PM. Published: 6 Jan 2009
- Create site maps and check your HTML with new utility
SiteMap 1.03 by Paul Vigay can automatically create an index of your website, known as a site map, by scanning your HTML files and also tries to carry out simple checks on your coding and links.
Discuss this. Published: 6 Jan 2009
- How to convince more websites to work with the RISC OS Firefox port
Although the Firefox port for RISC OS can access far more websites than any other web browser on the platform, it's still locked out of some sites because it doesn't declare itself as Firefox to web servers. Here Paul Stewart explains how to make the port tango with more picky websites.
16 comments, latest by sa110 on 20/2/09 5:45PM. Published: 3 Jan 2009
- User-friendly RPCEmu for Windows emerges
Matthew and Peter Howkins have produced RPCEmu Spoon Edition, a more user-friendly Microsoft Windows-compatible build of the open source and cross-platform RiscPC emulator. Their version features an installer for Windows users, the software's source code and various bug fixes and improvements - although this Windows port has no networking support.
13 comments, latest by Spriteman on 9/1/09 11:44PM. Published: 1 Jan 2009
- RISC OS Firefox port in bug fix update
The seventh release of the open source port of Firefox, which uses version 188.8.131.52 of the web browser's source code, is now available for download for Iyonixes, A9homes, Omegas and VirtualRiscPC users.
21 comments, latest by Spriteman on 9/1/09 11:50PM. Published: 1 Jan 2009
- Google search utility tweaked
Version 1.80 of Searchy has an improved user interface to cope with RISC OS Select's rounded buttons among other tweaks.
Discuss this. Published: 1 Jan 2009
- Website manager app gains backup-like feature
Latest beta release of SiteMatch can save websites' files to USB-based storage and other discs, allowing work to be backed up, as well as uploading files to web servers.
1 comment, latest by thesnark on 6/1/09 7:11PM. Published: 1 Jan 2009
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