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eQ trying to recover lost work

By Chris Williams. Published: 8th Jan 2004, 22:04:50 | Permalink | Printable

Source code sought after plug pulled on websites

eQ Global logoDavid Feugey of the international ARM and RISC OS based software and hardware developers eQ, has today told drobe.co.uk that he is "surprised" by eQ Russia's dramatic decision to drop the RISCOS.ru and eQLab.org websites, which previously hosted eQ's RISC OS software and solutions.

Software including StupidPlayer, MPxPlayer, the ARM Linux without installation project, the eQ Kino projects, the eQ SDL port, the popular RDPClient, IPPrint, Zhaba and the GCCSDK for Windows project are now all missing. David, who is part of the eQ France team, is in the process of recovering the original source code to the aforementioned programs from eQ Russia, but is currently having problems contacting his Russian counterparts.

In the meantime, anyone with source code to eQ software is asked to contact David, so that eQ France can ensure they have the latest sources to their software. We had in fact noticed the disappearance of the eQ software and so had users, with many looking for the RDesktop client. One thing the RISC OS platform simply can't afford to lose at the moment is its grasp on recent software, so we're at least relieved that effort is being made to re-host the missing software.

eQ France have insisted that they will remain supportive of RISC OS, although they are relying on support from their subscription scheme. eQ France have also told us that they've managed to get themselves featured in a 3 page magazine article in the French IT press, which is due to be hit the presses in around April.

"That's a very good thing, especially if you consider that no one in France writes articles relating to the RISC OS world - except the 'Virus Informatique' article in 2003", David commented.

"We have also managed to get definitive reseller prices for the Iyonix computers and we'll propose an offer to our clients in a week or two. We hope also to start ANS translations with the next issue. Don't forget that a strong French market would be good even for English users."

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eQ website eQ France website - still a bit weird, they're also looking for comments on their 'Web filer' software

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hmm, are the Russians no longer interested in RISC OS?

 is a RISC OS Userfylfot on 8/1/04 10:49PM
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didn't they do this before with gccsdk?

 is a RISC OS Usersimo on 9/1/04 12:59AM
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New Year's Resolution - I must back up my data, I must back up my data, I must back up my data...

 is a RISC OS Usersascott on 9/1/04 2:15AM
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I wonder if they think a strong French market would also be good for Welsh, Scottish and Irish users. Dutch, German, etc, etc as well, I'd imagine.

-- Spriteman

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 9/1/04 9:46AM
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Sounds like they didn't bother with a proper backup strategy.

If I had a web site holding my only copy of development software I would pretty much ensure I had a recent DAT backup of it at the very least!

Hopefully they and others will learn from their mistake. :-)

 is a RISC OS Userquatermass on 9/1/04 12:03PM
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Why don't you use the Google Translation Tools, I usually find its great for E-bay ;^D

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 is a RISC OS Userem2ac on 9/1/04 1:34PM
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Oh look, come on! This is real Sh*t. It's no joking matter. As a conspiracy theorist, perhaps MS have got their oar in again (as they did with Tony Blur) in Russia. Remeber, it is their mission to destroy RISC OS before the x86 architercture hits the fan and they have to port Windows to ARM. RISC OS needs all the friends it can find, and David is clearly one of them. He needs our support right now and we should make sure he knows it is there. ISTM that David is a guy with visoin. Lack of vision is what killed Acorn when they had both hardware and software advantages over MS/IBM, and could have taken the world if they had had the vision. Instead they limited themselves to education in the UK.

Martin

 is a RISC OS Usermrtd on 9/1/04 11:10PM
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