News in briefBy Chris Williams. Published: 25th Aug 2004, 23:09:51 | Permalink | Printable
Websites, security, softwareIconbar, as you may have noticed, is back online after it was earlier disposed of by defacers. There's still faith in the NoughtPointOne network, as the PCITV website is due to relocate to the online RISC OS hub. Speaking of moved websites, Justin Fletcher has shifted his website to gerph.org, while Michael Curtis has moved his website and software to riscos.moltenmercury.org.
As mentioned on the RISC OS security mailing list, a weakness has been found in MD5, which is a method of generating 'digital signatures' of files.
For anyone considering buying an Iyonix, Castle are now offering money off a 19" triple input LCD monitor when bought with a new machine.
David O'Shea has uploaded a beta version of DOSFS2, which according to David, "allows you to read (but not write) large DOS discs, both FAT32 and greater than 2GB in size, and gives long filenames." DOSFS2 is meant to be a replacement to the RISC OS component DOSFS, and currently supports RISC OS 5 only.
Binary newsgroup utility nzbgrab has been updated with bug fixes, support for JPEG, GIF and RAR files. Author Kees Meijer commented, "Most of these things were possible due to the beta testers and their support."
APDL's David Holden recently told Archive readers that APDL are "nearing completion of a new version of Schema2", which is also to be Iyonix compatible. They're after beta testers familiar with spreadsheet, so perhaps you should get in touch if you're interested. Also, Dave "APDL/ProAction" Bradforth announced before the weekend that he's stepping back from the software side of operations. AcornArcade reports that APDL have also slapped two classic old era games, Nevryon and Technodream, on CD.
Excellent system diagnostic tool Bazound has been updated to make it easier to hunt down an offending program if your sound system falls apart like a cheap motorcycle. Encryption app GnuPG is up to version 1.2.5, email reader TapirMail has been bug-fixed some more. The RISC OS Dict port now has a frontend, for when the taskwindow just isn't good enough. And finally, Jeremy Brayshaw has produced a new face for Tock.
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