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Drobe Competition Result

By Peter Naulls. Published: 20th Jan 2003, 00:42:07 | Permalink | Printable

On the edge of your seat?

We're proud to announce the winner of our recent competition to win Castle's C/C++ tools. Although the number of entries was very small, all were of good quality, such that we wouldn't have minded calling our own.

Eventually tipping the scales in his favour with his commentary on patching RISC OS programs and taking the prize was Alex Macfarlane Smith; whose article we'll be publishing on Drobe in the next few days, followed later by the remainder of the aritcles. Mention also goes to David Watson for his last minute entry (20 minutes to spare) and A Team parody. And finally our last two entries from Steve Knutson with his discussion of RiscLua and Chris Wraight's satirical warning about the dangers of Usenet.

And of course we must again thank John Myers for his kind donation of the prize. We hope Alex enjoys it, and maybe we'll see more Drobe content written in the future by our participants.


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Any reason for not publishing *all* the submissions?

 is a RISC OS Userdanielbarron on 20/1/03 3:43PM
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I would have entered my new article about the ODP, but I have no use for the tools, so have held it back for now! I would only have given them away... probably through riscos.org in a competition! ;) -- Andrew Harmsworth, Cambridge. www.gcse.com owner and author

 is a RISC OS Userharmsy on 20/1/03 3:57PM
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None. But then, we didn't say we weren't. Don't assume the worst :-)

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 20/1/03 3:57PM
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"followed later by the remainder of the aritcles."

I thought that meant that *all* the submissions were to be published.

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 20/1/03 4:30PM
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moss is right (it happens :-) - I had thought for a moment I'd left that bit out of the article. But even so, my above point still stands.

We'll publish them about a week apart.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 20/1/03 5:01PM
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See, nothing gets past me. Well, apart from the Omega news, and the Laptop news, and the...

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 20/1/03 5:30PM
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Well done Alex :-) I hope you get hours of enjoyment from the new development tools.

-- Steve Knutson

 is a RISC OS Userknutson on 20/1/03 10:48PM
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Doh! And I re-read it twice. Can't see the wood for the trees.

 is a RISC OS Userdanielbarron on 21/1/03 2:07AM
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I'm just going to send all my code to Alex for him to compile :-) -- Spriteman.

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 21/1/03 4:46PM
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Just to let you all know, Alex has now received the C/C++ tools. -- John Myers,

 is a RISC OS UserJohn Myers on 21/1/03 8:27PM
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My first batch of code is on its way. -- Spriteman.

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 21/1/03 11:35PM
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