RISC OS South East show this SaturdayPublished: 20th Oct 2006, 17:57:55 | Permalink | Printable
Plus Newcastle gossip and RISC OS Now splashThe RISC OS South East show opens on Saturday morning in Guildford, Surrey. A number of exhibitors will be touting their wares, hard and soft, from the usual faces to some news ones. A pre-show round up will appear here much later tonight, and we hope to post news and pictures through out the day.
As the telling graphic on the left shows, the first issue of new bi-monthly mag RISC OS Now will be on sale and editor Louie Smith will be taking subscriptions. The first cover splashes on a big interview with Castle's Jack Lillingston - a large photo of the man himself appears over a dark graduated cover with a strapline revealing Jack's views on Castle, RISCOS Ltd and RISC OS Open. The cover also plugs ArtWorks and programming features.
Also: R-Comp will be showing off DialUp 3 and NetFetch 4, plus its UniScan software - its scanning answer to Uniprint; Spellings will be launching a new web hosting package, and showing off the lastest Geminus version. The event is the fifth RISC OS South East Show at Guildford College. The full list of exhibitors: APDL, ARM Club, Archive, Castle, CJE Micros/4th Dimension, Electronic Font Foundry, Fortan Friends, Icon Technology, MW Software, Mathemagical Software, NetSurf, Orpheus Internet Services, Qercus, R-Comp/R-Comp Interactive, RISC OS Ltd, RISC OS Now, RISC OS Packaging Project, Spellings Computer Services, Virtual Acorn, a charity stand with Ray Favre books.
The theatre programme line up looks like this: RISC OS Shared Source Initiative by Jack Lillingston (Castle Technology Ltd) and Steve Revill (RISC OS Open Ltd); John Cartmell - Qercus; and Louie Smith - RISC OS Now. Other theatre presentations are expected to include: Paul Middleton (RISC OS Ltd) and Stuart Tyrell (Advantage 6 Ltd).
Newcastle earlier this week
The event in Guildford will mark the final leg in the RISCOS Ltd autumn roadshow. After stopping in Glasgow, the gaggle of RISC OS dealers and developers visited Newcastle. Below is Drobe writer Martin Hansen's account of the day. Martin exhibited his Mathemagical software.
"It was pretty low key and I think Paul Middleton must have been a bit disappointed with the number of people that turned up. I was completely knackered after the drive up there having only had three hours sleep the night before - but I had some relaxed and interesting talks with the twelve or so people who came along.
"Qercus was represented 'because it's important to show that we're back and still a going concern.' I've got the latest issue and it's got drobe.co.uk's interview with the RISC OS Open engineer as well as the feature article on using Artworks to jazz up a pig in it. The magazine as a whole seems slightly disjointed to me and, can you believe it, rushed. It's going to be very interesting to see RISC OS Now at Guildford.
"Icon technology where next to me and seemed to sell quite a few upgrades considering how few people where there. I sold enough copies of the new ArtGraph to cover my petrol costs. I'm not sure Castle or CJE Micro's or ROL sold enough to make the effort worthwhile but maybe it's important to do these sort of everts more than just for financial return?
"I had a look through the new programmers manual from ROL - it's subtitled Volume 6 - and it is an impressive document in terms of volume and detail. It makes one appreciate just how much effort has gone into continuing to develop the OS under ROL.
"The most amusing aspect of the evening was the folks working out in the gym downstairs as the exhibitors all lugged out equipment into the room upstairs.
"Soundbites: Castle's Jack Lillingston said: 'We must prevail upon Paul to book ground floor venues in future.' Chris of CJE Micros said: 'I guess if the gym was upstairs less folks would become members.' Paul Middleton said: 'The Glasgow show was quiet. I thought more people would turn up just to play on the machines.' The guy who was starting up the Northern user group seemed happy enough and said he now had over twenty people signed up as members."
South East 2006 show website
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