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Users to represent RISC OS at Euro mega-show

By Chris Williams. Published: 30th Oct 2005, 12:43:49 | Permalink | Printable

Spreading the word far and wide

A band of RISC OS loyalists will be exhibiting the platform's technology at next month's HCC-dagen event in The Netherlands. Members of the HCC RISC OS usergroup will be manning a stand at the huge computer show attended by thousands of European mainland enthusiasts. An XScale-powered Iyonix will be hooked up to an A0 plotter to show off the graphics capabilities of the platform, and a gallery of web design and ArtWorks produced work will be on display.

The group will also have an ARM9-powered A9 machine on their stand and people to talk about the low footprint device.

The HCC event takes place from November 25 to 27 in Utrecht.


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I would be a little wary of being enthusiastic about the footprint of an A9. I have a Tungsten T5 PDA which has an x-scale ARM chip inside it. It plays music, videos and games. Displays/edits word,excel and powerpoint. It has built in bluetooth and with a very small card, wi-fi access as well. I can browse the net whilst listening to music. It has 256Mb in-built flash rom (used as ram) and plug-in SD cards up to 2G.

So the question would be. If I can get all that in an ARM powered ROM OS driven machine for 170 why can't an A9 be the same or at least very similar.

 is a RISC OS Usermripley on 30/10/05 1:12PM
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Well done to the usergroup for doing this. I really don't think there is any better way to promote RISC OS as a home system outside the current userbase except by letting people try it out directly.

Showing the work that people have produced using the platform (Artworks gallery etc.) also sounds like a great idea.

 is a RISC OS Userflypig on 30/10/05 1:16PM
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Thats is the reasen whay we what to start up whit this RISC OS ueser group show all the things you can do, and how to do it. We have a member day in the middle, so saterday all members are welcome and join us, support us and so on. The planning is that we will be online, we will annaunce that and the internet adres later bij drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userriscyger on 30/10/05 3:59PM
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In reply to mripley:

Sorry it's a bit off topic but any success in connecting the T5 to RO? Just locks up both the T5 and the Iyonix here. Nice ARM-based machine though, and a change from running Windows.

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 30/10/05 6:16PM
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I haven't even attempted to connect my T5 to by RiscPC (no USB port is a problem ;-) ). Although I had thought about it. In fact I was thinking it would be rather nice to have the full sync capability but that would be one hell of a project. Another thought that crossed my mind was RiscOS on a Tungsten....can but dream. To me it seemed such an obvious bit of hardware to Riscosify.

 is a RISC OS Usermripley on 31/10/05 8:21AM
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If a sync could be done then the palm pdb structure is simple (although a pain). I wrote a palm reader for MacOS, Linux and Windows, but not the sync.

I know CASL has a nice conduit, as does HB++ so there may be a possibility to get the sync source code. (well from CASL anyway) and I beleive HB++ is UK based.

If anyone is interested I could pop somene in the US a mail and ask about their conduit (probably written in .net).

I did ask the developer of my IDE if it could be ported to RISC OS but they considered RISCOS to be dead. Perhaps if JAVA was on the platform something could eb done, however, this is OT.

Cheers Bob

 is a RISC OS Usernijinsky on 31/10/05 9:04AM
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RISC OS desperately needs more users, and this is just the type of thing that people should be trying in order to get them. Congratulations to all involved in making the effort (and even more if it it does indeed bring in a few new users).

 is a RISC OS UserSimonC on 31/10/05 10:01AM
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I have noticed on several occassions that users in the Netherlands and Germany have actively promoted RISC OS to the public. Why do I have the impression this simply doesn't happen in Britain, the birthplace of RISC OS and the place where the most users reside? It seems to keep to itself. Are you going to wear membership tags on the just-us gatherings? It should be open to all! It is crucial for the platform to promote itself, something RO Ltd and Castle should invest more time in. I know certain forms of advertisements are expensive, but that is a lame excuse. There are so many alternatives to actively promote it. Music events, local computer clubs, shows like the HCC mentioned in this article, the internet in general, etc. There is more interest in alternative OS's then ever before! I have spent a lot of time altering and updating articles on Wikipedia to reflect the current state in the World of RISC OS and extend awareness. The overall impression being the platform is dead is an invitation for us to change that view. Have you noticed how many old gents are wandering around on RO events? That is not a critisism, but a sign.

Think creative.

 is a RISC OS UserhEgelia on 31/10/05 11:01AM
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In reply to TonyStill:

I have a PalmOne Tungsten E and it will not connect to the Iyonix. I transfer files from PDA to desktop via an SD card which I insert into a cardreader. The unfortunate thing is that the PDA corrupts SD cards.

I would very much like to be able to sync my PDA with my Iyo. At present, if I want to put music on an SD card to listen to on the PDA i have to use my iMac.

 is a RISC OS Usercables on 31/10/05 12:20PM
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