Pre-show news roundupBy Chris Williams. Published: 9th May 2003, 21:30:26 | Permalink | Printable
Last minute Wakefield show news
We're told the majority of developers and dealers have finished setting up their stands in preparation for tomorrow's Wakefield show, the scene is set for the most hyped RISC OS event since Acorn World 98. Another surprisingly large show, in terms of visitor turnout, was the South East 2002 show and that was heaving in a sweaty palmed expectation of the first glimpses of a Castle Iyonix. So, who really knows how popular this northern England based show will be given that it this year plays host to the Iyonix, Omega and Select 3?
What's new, on top of previous show news? Diving straight in and contrary to rumour, show exhibitor IC Software will not be re-distributing Dansoft apps and instead be touting Alpha Programming's peer-to-peer Gnutellanet file sharing app CocoGnut. "Cocognut is a brand new application for RISC OS, allowing users to interact with the Gnutella network", Ian Chamberlain of IC Software reminded us in his announcement. "This enables you to find and download files such as audio, video, documents and programs which are shared by other users on the Gnutella network."
The Aemulor.com crew dropped us an email to assure us that development of Aemulor Pro is still plodding along and they hope to employ faster emulation and support of 2-16 colour screenmodes for legacy apps like Sibelius. They'll be previewing their updated 26 bit emulator wares at the show, we're told. CJE Micros' software division, 4th Dimension, have 32 bitted their Impact 3 database software and will have that available at the show.
R-Comp are the masters of pre-show news flurries and this event is no exception. They're bringing their recently 32 bitted software and games and more importantly, they appear to have developed a new feature (soon to be released) for their UniPrint software that allows URL links clicked on in a RISC OS desktop to launch a suitable web browser on a networked PC. R-Comp have loads of faith in their WebsterXL native RISC OS web browser then.
Oh, and trust us on the laptop rumour.
See you there
We'd say we were looking forward to iconbar.com's hush-hush roving show photo feature but we'll be at the show anyway soaking up the atmosphere and new goodies and will therefore most probably miss it. Full show review coming up during and at the end of the event.
And finally, we've finished our Iyonix review mini-series, the final part is now online.
Excellent Wakefield show website with exhibitor info and travel and show details
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