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RiScript 5 release imminent

By Chris Williams. Published: 21st Mar 2005, 13:08:18 | Permalink | Printable

No peeking though

RiScript 5 bannerVersion 5 of the PDF creation package, RiScript, is nearing completion and will be 32bit compatible, we've learnt today. Developed by Roeland van den Bos and Jeroen Medema, it's understood that the application will be distributed online, with support given via the Internet.

The fate of RiScript has been a mysterious one, especially after Roeland and Jeroen ended their contract with Cerilica, the software's original publisher, in June last year. Jeroen confirmed earlier, "The software is more or less the way we want it to be for release. We are currently working on the user manual, the website and some other details."

The new website is due to launch in a fortnight's time, which will announce further details and a confirmed release date. As well as Iyonix compatibility, the new version will also feature path clipping and other enhancements.


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FireFox, O3, DVD Writing, and now a new version of Riscript. Surely they'll be nothing left to announce for Wakefield!

 is a RISC OS Usersa110 on 21/3/05 1:12PM
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Excellent news! Though I'll have to be reminded of what the advantages are of creating PDFs with RiScript over the usual method.


Indeed, Wakefield's gonna be fun.

 is a RISC OS Userfylfot on 21/3/05 1:16PM
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And "the usual method" is...?

 is a RISC OS UserHilaryP on 21/3/05 1:45PM
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GhostScript presumably?

 is a RISC OS Useradamr on 21/3/05 2:02PM
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To sa110: You forgot ArtWorks 2.4!

 is a RISC OS Userhzn on 21/3/05 2:38PM
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Good news - well done. A pretty essential app. to those who communicate via PDFs for example e.g. research scientists.

 is a RISC OS UserAW on 21/3/05 2:46PM
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Out of interest, is there a port of Ghostscript for RISC OS? A port of GSView would be excellent for viewing PostScript files too (which nearly all RISC OS apps seems to be capable of producing, but are there any viewers?!) if it's possible. However, I don't think it's a Linux application; only Windows.

 is a RISC OS UserSmiler on 21/3/05 7:00PM
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If you enter 'ghostscript' into the AcornSearch box at the top of the page, you'll sound find it.

GView too.

 is a RISC OS Userxyzzy on 21/3/05 7:16PM
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smiler: MW Software ported a 32bit Ghostscript:


Or there's !PDF for viewing PDFs native:


 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 21/3/05 7:17PM
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yes. has been for quite some time. [link]

A guide to easy setup can be found at [link]


 is a RISC OS Userjymbob on 21/3/05 7:22PM
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I wonder if v5 will be any faster. One advantage of PDF (Leo Smiers et al.) is that it seems faster than RiScript.

 is a RISC OS UserAW on 21/3/05 7:29PM
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In reply to sa110:

If this is what we already know, it will be interesting to learn at Wakefield what we don't know!

I look forward to seeing the reports on Drobe from the Wakefield event, anyone doing that thanks?

 is a RISC OS UserSawadee on 21/3/05 8:57PM
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Can't wait for wakefield, lot's to look forward to (me thinks). New versions of RiScript, Artworks, DVD writing. Wonder if the A9 home will be making an appearence (STD did say they were going to be at the premier RISC OS show BIG style) can't wait. Maybe i'll hold on til' after wakefield to purchase that Iyonix.

 is a RISC OS Userleeshep on 21/3/05 9:07PM
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Excellent news - I think RiScript will really benefit from running on Iyonix too. This plugs an important gap (at least for me, who's had little success with Ghostscript).

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 21/3/05 10:00PM
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Yes, I agree: excellent news!!! I use !RiScript regularly to produce PDFfiles with good results. However - incoming PDFs often kill it and are better displayed in !PDF So maybe a new version will fix that. Anyway... I want it!!! :-) Yo

 is a RISC OS Useryoyojon on 21/3/05 11:24PM
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jymbob: thanks for the plug, though I think you meant [link] :)

 is a RISC OS Usertamias on 22/3/05 2:05AM
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