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By Chris Williams. Published: 20th Sep 2002, 01:32:05 | Permalink | Printable

It's like a RISC OS NTK

We at drobe.co.uk like to post articles as news unfolds, because we like distributing information and that's how non-commercial portals like drobe.co.uk work. Ahem. However, when our editors are working on other cool RISC OS projects, things tend to slip and articles such as this one are born. Below is a summary of what's been going on over the past week or so.


South easterly showtime [www.fillin.co.uk/seshow/]
Saturday 2nd November will see the RISC OS South East show held at Guildford Technical College in Surrey which is apparently replacing the usually large Epsom or Bracknell show held around this time of the year. It's your chance to meet the usual show crowd and bump into fellow users, as well as paying a visit to our man Peter Naulls who'll be sharing a stand with some dude called Paul Vigay. Managed by SASAUG, see the imagemaptastic show website for more details, if you can.

When HTML becomes mightier than the page [www.acornpublisher.co.uk (look Margret, a working url)]
Acorn Publisher magazine, dedicated to graphics and publishing work on RISC OS, is getting a new website and an online sister magazine called AP One-line. John Cartmell, the new owner of Acorn Publisher following Mike Williams' exit in June this year, decided to let RISC OS portal mylinux in on his magazine's website redesign first, although we're not at all bitter. In the email, John explains that the site is still a skeleton design and all comments are welcome. We'd quote John but his favourite news site has done all the hard work for us.

Over to the judges [riscos.org article]
"This is a brief announcement, to let you know the RISCOS.org design a T-shirt or mousemat competition has now closed", writes Ian Karley of riscos.org. "Thank you everyone who has sent in entries. The voting system will be setup in a few days on RISCOS.org."
drobe.co.uk first reported on riscos.org's softwear competition in July, where users were invited to design a t-shirt or mousemat to promote the RISC OS platform. We look forward to the designs.

Freeware goodies
Our favourite bit and where shall we start? Stefan Bellon has ported online dictionary client dict. Queries are sent to online dictionaries via the Dictionary Server Protocol, to be returned to the user. Also, drobe.co.uk noticed that Stefan's ported amongst a lot of other things, Analog to RISC OS; it's probably been available for some time but it's worth a mention anyway. Next, we have two programmer utilities ARMalyser and VECstat, both written by Dave Ruck and available here, both applications being useful for low level ARM programmers. Moving along, Chris Terran of the Photodesk Tutorial site has released EXIFinfo (beta), which generates files containing the information hidden inside the EXIF files (JPEGs) produced by digital cameras. According to Chris, you can create simple text summaries to webpages with thumbnails. Cor. Next is Kevin Edwards' updated Account2 home accounting software, available from here. Finally, Neill McNeill has released Password, a game to enhance childrens' spelling. You can find it along with lots of other educational software at the Sensoft website.


And finally
"ARMTwister multi-processor 26/32bit technology - the fastest thing since sliced bread"

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Excellent, only, I wasn't aware that sliced bread is particularly fast. But I've never tried it, there's no suitable processor socket to put a slice into in my RiscPC. 'spose I'll have to get an Omega.

 is a RISC OS UserPhlip on 21/9/02 5:46AM
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Well it's fairly fast when you throw it loaf at a time into the big bins :-).. (I did work in a bakery you know :-))

 is a RISC OS Userandypoole on 21/9/02 10:41AM
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I think the bread goes next to the PC card. -- Simon Wilson, Boulder, Colorado

 is a RISC OS Userksattic on 24/9/02 6:06PM
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mmm, toast.

 is a RISC OS UserPhlip on 24/9/02 6:20PM
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:-)

 is a RISC OS Userandypoole on 26/9/02 8:11PM
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