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Christmas 2008 show photos

By James Shaw. Published: 7th Dec 2008, 16:40:49 | Permalink | Printable

The Midlands Christmas 2008 RISC OS show has been and gone and turned out to be a pretty timid yet relaxed affair - there was a steady stream of punters for a few hours. Next year's event has been arranged for Saturday, December 5, 2009.

The most interesting thing at the show was an Iyonix on the RISC OS Open stand running a ROM built from the RISC OS 5 shared sources - proving that a free downloadable RISC OS 5 ROM image is now viable. The OS identified itself as RISC OS Shared 5.14. R-Comp had version 1.03 of their backup package SafeStore, which has better FTP support and a number of speed-ups. Also, a BBC Micro caught fire and a bloke won some statistics software in a raffle.

Pictures from the event
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Diane Rawnsley hands a leaflet to an interested punter.

John-Mark Bell, left, asks fellow NetSurf developer Rob Kendrick where his sandwich went.

An Acorn System 1 on Paul Vigay's stand.

Is that you, Drobe newsdesk contributor Paul Stewart?

Picture the eBay listing now: Ultra-R@R3 Ommeagre PC --- TESTED but not Working, 1ukp or better offer.

Martin Wuerthner, right: "Hey, did you hear the one about ArtWorks being better than Photodesk?"
Chris Evans, left: "Very funny, Martin."

A modest venue for the Midland Christmas 2008 show.

The show seemed to be a very relaxed affair.

Pictures by James Shaw


Show photos and notes by Andy Poole More photos from MyRISCOS

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> The most interesting thing at the show was an Iyonix on the RISC OS Open stand running a ROM built from the RISC OS 5 shared sources - proving that a free downloadable RISC OS 5 ROM image is now viable.

One thing it is worth noting though there are components for which the source is not yet available (such as FPEmulator and Squash) and you have to use binary blobs to make a working image.

 is a RISC OS Userrjek on 7/12/08 10:40PM
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Nice pictures; taken with some thought which is good to see. Sounds like a pleasant, friendly show too.

 is a RISC OS UserTonyStill on 8/12/08 10:48AM
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Do you need the FPE and Squash to run the desktop? I remember they used to both be softloadable.

Mind you, I seem to recall most of the stuff in Resources: is squashed, so you'd at least need Squash if the tooltips are squashed.

Anyway, I need more news on the burning BBC micro. Was it a sacrifice of some sort?

 is a RISC OS Userninja on 8/12/08 5:51PM
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Yes, you need the FPE and the Squash module to run what you'd normally consider to be RISC OS.

 is a RISC OS Userrjek on 8/12/08 11:26PM
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