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    Articles in September 2009

  • 'Threaded' Firefox for RISC OS build released to test
    An experimental build of the RISC OS port of Firefox that promises a smoother experience has been released for people to test. You'll need the latest 2.0.0.20 version and then replace its executable with the one from here. The technical bit: developer Peter Naulls has moved the browser's polling for user interaction into a separate thread to aid multitasking with the rest of the RISC OS desktop.
     14 comments, latest by rjek on 9/9/09 1:53PM. Published: 8 Sep 2009

  • In brief: Acorn World show this weekend
    Archive editor Jim Nagel summarises what to expect at the retro-themed show. Official website here [Update 2] A report by iconbar.com's Phil Mellor of the sell-out show is here - with pictures
     16 comments, latest by Charlie on 20/9/09 1:43PM. Published: 8 Sep 2009

  • RISCOScode.com webzine publishes autumn issue
    Drobe man Martin Hansen has updated his personal web publishing endeavour, RISCOScode.com, with a new issue for the autumn. It includes interviews with an organiser of the inaugural London RISC OS show, to be held in October 2009, and Richard Hallas, plus more bits and pieces. Go check it out. It's free.
     3 comments, latest by rjek on 4/9/09 1:12PM. Published: 4 Sep 2009

  • Tanks a lot! Double USB toy driver joy
    RISC OS USB guru Dave Higton has released drivers for two remote-controlled gadgets: an 'executive mayhem' tank and a mini car. Get ready to order your armoured, missile-firing kit into position and destroy your office colleagues, or instead swap your computer's circuits for your own race track with a remote-controlled banger. The source code is available and the software should work on Simtec and Castle USB stacks.
     4 comments, latest by davehigton on 4/9/09 2:32PM. Published: 3 Sep 2009

  • Video: Prof Steve Furber on 8-bit Acorn days and beyond
    In an interview filmed at Manchester University on August 17, Prof Stephen Furber CBE talks about his involvement with the Mk14, how he became involved with Acorn Computers, the success of the BBC Micro, the development of the ARM processor and his latest project: SpiNNaker.
     14 comments, latest by killermike on 8/9/09 5:50PM. Published: 3 Sep 2009

  • Online RISC OS mag proposed
    An anonymous editor has revealed he or she plans to produce an online quarterly magazine for RISC OS users. There will be no subscription charge as readers can instead pay per issue. The publication will be called Drag 'N Drop and downloadable in PDF format. Drobe has tried to contact the publisher, but there was no immediate reply: we were curious as to who was behind the venture, how much each issue will cost, what it will look like and why the decision to go for PDFs rather than a normal website of articles - this is beside the point of why should writers contribute to a completely new mag when there is a great alternative still going. Feel free to send in your screenshots and short assembler demos, though.
     10 comments, latest by diomus on 4/9/09 1:25PM. Published: 3 Sep 2009


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