Mystery image app to demo at WakefieldBy Chris Williams. Published: 11th May 2006, 14:35:22 | Permalink | Printable
R-Comp keeping an almost tight lid on curious projectR-Comp are set to demonstrate a mystery graphics application at this weekend's Wakefield show. Aimed at scanner and digital camera users, the project is being kept under tight wraps to avoid details being leaked ahead of Saturday's event. It's understood Alan Wrigley is involved in the software, and will be showing it off at the weekend.
A mole close to the development of the program said: "An announcement will be made in the next day or two. R-Comp boss Andrew Rawnsley wants to keep it under wraps until he makes an announcement, and all will be revealed soon. We won't have a complete ready-to-ship product at Wakefield anyway."
Given previous R-Comp products have involved revisiting existing software - such as audio ripper Music Man and email client Hermes - there is speculation that it will be an Imagemagick style package, a port of which exists for RISC OS, or a similarly related tool.
R-Comp's Andrew Rawnsley admitted the secret application will not be available at the show, but will be ready for punters to play with it on the R-Comp stand.
He added: "It's magic stuff for scanning and digi-cameras, and maybe even some video cameras eventually. Right now I'm being vague, because I won't know how much is done until Friday. That particular item won't be on sale at the show, that's for sure, but should be ready by end of month I hope."
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