The story behind RiScript 5By Chris Williams. Published: 9th Nov 2005, 11:45:05 | Permalink | Printable
For all your PDF fansThe tale of how RiScript 5 was born has been published on the software's website. Written by RiScript co-author Jeroen Medema, the piece discusses the technology used in the PDF generating package, how development progressed and how it all works.
Jeroen writes: "Roeland van den Bos and I started the design and development of RiScript in 1990. This was on an Archimedes†A310 and an A5000. We were close colleagues, and Roeland introduced me to the wonderful world of RISC†OS.
"There are alternatives to RiScript on RISC†OS, but they all offer fewer facilities and are not native to RISC†OS. However, these packages are available for free, and RiScript is a commercial product, so my advice is to choose what you need."
The article is fairly spin free and appeared a while ago in Foundation Risc User. Normally we're allergic to pieces written by those close to the subject material, but in this case, it's a good example of how software developers should promote their software - lots of screenshots and useful information. Since Jeroen penned the article, ArtWorks has gained PDF export capabilities.
RiScript 5 was released earlier this year to much fanfare, with demand initially overwhelming the publisher's website.
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