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By Chris Williams. Published: 30th Dec 2004, 14:55:46 | Permalink | Printable

GCC, prize winners and more

Charity prize draw comes to a close
Stuart Tyrrell Developments have announced the final list of winners in their Christmas prize draw, revealing that James Scholes bagged a free UniPod after previously winning a free Iyonix, DigiFlash and RISC OS 3 keyring. Conspiracy theorists, start your karma.

Prize draw winners are urged to keep their end of the bargain by donating a suitable amount of cash to a chosen charity, and given recent events, the choice is hardly difficult. STD's Stuart Tyrrell adds: "Even if you didn't win, please consider how lucky you really are." STD hope to raise over 500 quid this year for various causes.

News in brief motifGCC 3.4.4
The GCCSDK team have uploaded the first release of a new version of GCC for RISC OS, and recommend that developers use it for production class code. Version 3.4.4 is based on a pre-release of an upstream 3.4.4, which includes an updated C++ library and speed improvements. Other major updates include Linux and glibc compatibility improvements, improved select() and /dev/dsp implementation, and various bug fixes.

Discknight update
Version 1.46 of hard disc repair wonder Discknight is now available for registered users to download. This new release allows users to specify the size of their hard disc in megabytes or gigabytes, rather than in just tracks, heads and sectors.

Historical datasheets
For any one interested, other than the emulator developers, there's a collection of early Acorn era documents online here - covering the first ARM, MEMC, IOC and VIDC chips.


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Every Risc OS user in the UK has now a price. The Risc OS world is just to small for more winners.

 is a RISC OS Useregel on 30/12/04 4:06PM
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Maybe those down under might get a go. And that won't take much!

 is a RISC OS Userpipalya on 30/12/04 8:50PM
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Wouldn't Karma suggest I'd had a really sucky year/life up until that point?

pff. Karma. Give me an omnipotent being any day of the week.

 is a RISC OS Userjymbob on 6/1/05 12:52AM
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No offence meant. I could be so lucky!

 is a RISC OS Userpipalya on 6/1/05 9:58PM
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None taken. Mine was a general comment about the mention of Karma in the article.

 is a RISC OS Userjymbob on 12/1/05 12:40AM
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Whatever happened to Karma?

I had a demo copy but I can't remember the full game being released.

 is a RISC OS UserPBiggs on 12/1/05 11:41AM
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The sapce game seemed to have stopped several years ago. One of the programmers died, and although some time after that there was some more activity on it nothing has been heard since some time around 1997.

As for whatever happend to conspiracy theorist's karma, I suspect there are people around here who could have far more to say about that than me ;-)

 is a RISC OS UserSimonC on 12/1/05 2:27PM
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