News in briefBy Chris Williams. Published: 31st Jul 2004, 12:10:19 | Permalink | Printable
New and updated softwareAnd now, a summary of this week's software related news.
Kees Meijer has developed a new application called nzb-grab, which uses .nzb files to find and download other files from binary newsgroups. VirtualAcorn have updated and released a new version of the Internet plugin for VirtualRiscPC. No fuss POP3 based email client Tapirmail has also been updated and now includes new features, such as signature and "Graphical emoticon (smiley)" support.
Chris Terran, maintainer of the Smartgroups hosted Photodesk users' mailing list, has emailed in to say his list is suffering at the hands of spammers, and has therefore made the mailing list invite-only and private for now. Chris commented, "In the past couple of days, I've had to remove over 50 successfully joined spammers, and about 1000 unsuccessful attempts. They're coming about every ten minutes currently. Obviously I can't keep on top of this for long." Other Smartgroup hosted mailing lists for RISC OS users have reported that they're having no spam problems, however.
OreganoUK is having a new office built this summer and will also be taking on one new member of staff. OreganoUK's Richard Brown explained, "This then means that I will be able to have more time to dedicate to all matters RISC OS especially Oregano2. Whilst the new emloyee does not know about new RISC OS matters he has spent sometime on the older versions circa A3000. I am sure he will come to appreciate our superb computers."
And finally, Thumbcat, Shortcut, Beebit and Graphite have all enjoyed updates, plus there's a new app from Kevin Wells called FormFiller.
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