Software newsBy Chris Williams. Published: 4th May 2004, 22:09:49 | Permalink | Printable
Artworks 2.2, hotel management and moreWith recent talk of hardware and OSes, let's not forget about the software side of things. Here's a round up of new and updated software.
As revealed earlier on drobe.co.uk, Chris Wragg has developed some new software, Bookings, for bed'n'breakfast or small hotel owners. Written after a request was posted to Usenet, Chris' software "displays bookings made on a see-at-a-glance grid, and records details of guests and their bookings".
We last mentioned Graham Shaw's RISC OS Toolkit in September last year, and we've been reminded to look at it again. Graham's "class library for developing RISC OS application programs in C++" is up to version 0.5.0 and is different from other libraries, in that it allows an application to have a dynamic layout.
Heralded as "the most powerful new feature added to ArtWorks since the introduction of transparency in spring 2002", MW Software has added dynamic clipping (as well as other features) to Artworks 2.2 in time for the Wakefield 2004 show. The dynamic clipping allows objects to 'clip' other images and objects, as shown in this example. The Artworks rendering module will also be updated and a new version released so that third party applications can render Artworks files that include dynamically clipped objects.
And speaking of MW Software, GView 1.41 is now out with support for displaying EPS files. Application launcher NeXTBar has been updated to version 1.13 - although author Paul Vigay's site is 404'ing at the moment. The Feds have denied all knowledge, however. ResourceFS tool RSFiles and BASIC shared library manager Basil are now 32bit compatible. And finally, a new version of PDF is available, bringing it in line with xpdf 3.0.
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