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By Chris Williams. Published: 13th Mar 2003, 22:26:41 | Permalink | Printable

Freeware updates and other bits [Updated 13:15 14/3/2003]

It's been all quiet on the drobe.co.uk front but in the desert of silence we've found our oasis of news and other cliches. So before you thought we were going to go un-updated Cybervillage-style, let's start with software news.

Freeware news

Jan-Jaap van der Geer has emailed us to say he's once again updated his DirSync software, available here. DirSync is a handy util that lets you visually compare two directories for file differences.

Bruno D'Arcangeli has 32 bitted golden oldies FastSpr, TrackerModule and msgUpdate as well as a little silly especially for Iyonix users, all available here. Simon Melhuish has updated his weather station software Oww (not like 'it burns my eyes') to version 0.68.8 which features improved log timing and a heat index. John "Viewfinder" Kortink, our bestest pal honest, has updated ZeriLink, the parallel port file transfer utility, to version 2.43. Hot on the heels from the mighty version 1.00 release, Harriet "Sister of Chris" Bazley has updated her DDF2Html software which converts Impression DTP documents into HTML, frightening as it may sound. Malcolm Ripley has been bug hunting in his extensive image gallery app Thumbcat. And then we finally drown in Midiway's tidal wave of software updates to Verma, Swish, Historian, Syncopath, Mixer and Midiphile - lots of software for you to play with.

In other news (updated)

We've been reminded by iconbar.com's moss that Micro-'We're making an Omega, don't you know?'-digital are trekking across Germany this weekend, more details also from here. We've also been promised yet more pictures of the elusive Omega being demonstrated from Jules Zimmerle of the German Arche Acorn user group who'll be overseeing the Soest event on Saturday.

And furthermore, it's been whispered to us that the WROCC have been taking the depressingly low myriscos.co.uk Wakefield show poll count too seriously; more details later we hope but for God's sake, just make sure you all turn up to the Wakefield 2003 event.


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I am so suprised at the appauling poll results. Everyone knows that myriscos.co.uk has the circulation of headlice in a primary school playground. I'm convinced that all the people reading the high quality up-to the minute newsgroup postings on myriscos.co.uk must have accidently pressed the close icon before voting.

-- Snig Undoubtley doubtfull.

 is a RISC OS UserSnig on 14/3/03 1:22AM
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It's because you have to log in to vote, I'm sure. I've looked at the poll a couple of times, but haven't got around to voting until just now (after reading this) because it involved remembering a password and logging in.

How about we stick the question on The Iconbar's poll and see how well it does?

And for the record, I voted "wouldn't miss it". :)

 is a RISC OS Usermonkeyson on 14/3/03 1:26AM
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Has anyone told the nice people at WROCC about Drobe ;-P . Perhaps Chris could be a guest at the next usergroup meeting... -- Cheers Steve

 is a RISC OS Userknutson on 14/3/03 1:32AM
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Oops, hit the wrong button... [Removed blank posting - Chris, 01:44 14/3/2003]

Just noticed that drobe is the only RISC OS portal without a live poll...no wonder they used mylinux instead ;-) -- Cheers Steve

 is a RISC OS Userknutson on 14/3/03 1:34AM
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What's myriscos.co.uk then?

It's no surprise that the poll result is dreadful. -- Dave Higton, Southampton

 is a RISC OS Userdavehigton on 14/3/03 12:57PM
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-- Ron Briscoe, Birmingham I can't vote as the site won't let me log in. Duh!

 is a RISC OS Userron. on 14/3/03 10:38PM
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In an un-ashamed act of theft we now have a similar Poll on the <a href="[link]" target="_blank">Iconbar frontpage.</a>

 is a RISC OS UserThe Doctor on 15/3/03 8:18AM
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Bugger it!

 is a RISC OS UserThe Doctor on 15/3/03 8:19AM
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Well, I'd prefer to update the comment system, myself ;)

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 15/3/03 11:02AM
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