News in briefBy Chris Williams. Published: 28th Jun 2005, 23:53:29 | Permalink | Printable
Good bye RISC OS 4.02, software news and some laughsRISCOS Ltd. have confirmed that they are now out of the last ever stocks of 4.02 ROMs. The company announced in April that 4.02 had reached its end of life, paving the way for RISC OS 4.39 (aka Adjust aka Select 3 in ROM) to become the baseline RISC OS 4 version in ROM - hopefully this'll give them the chance to draw up a full yet concise feature list for Adjust. According to ROL, they've shipped 4,600 ROMs with the last batch of 4.02 going to Castle (as they sell RiscPC equipment to clients as industrial-embedded kit), and an anonymous user who is allegedly too embarrassed to tell his partner that he's still using RISC OS. Will the fact that the A9home fits in a make-up bag score any points on this front?
A free update for Techwriter and Easiwriter has been issued to users by developer Icon Technology. Version 8.43 includes a few bug fixes and an index number merging feature.
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Manuals for the 2D design package RiscCAD are now available in HTML format on CD, as previous editions were available in just Impression format. Version 10 is also now in the hands of beta testers and includes features as flood fill, improved editing of bezier curves, area calculation and more. Programmer David Buck has yet to pencil in a release date for this version, however.
Luckily, some of us can escape the rat race of the UK IT market: having spent a holiday relaxing in the Algarve, one reader returns with a picture of some StrongARM flavoured pasta, as pictured here. It's apparently, "Pastificio!" according to our friend, a one time RISC OS 4 developer. You can take the user out of RISC OS, but you clearly can't take RISC OS out of the user's shopping list.
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