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Why so quiet?

By Chris Williams. Published: 12th Feb 2004, 13:07:34 | Permalink | Printable

When all through the house, not a writer was stirring. Not even a mouse

drobe logoEditorial Ok, so things have been a little quiet recently. It pains us to see an un-updated drobe.co.uk frontpage purely because ordinarily we devote a lot of time to the site.

Last year, we set ourselves the target of posting an article a day and by the end of the year, we had more or less managed to achieve that. That's not a brag, incidentally - that's a pure, welcoming indication of how much enthusiasm is still left in a market as small as the RISC OS world.

This year we wanted to do two articles a day, however we should have forseen things like 3rd year university projects, contract work, demanding responsibilities to other publications and other things that lead to the site being left neglected this month. Woe.

One might think that our stagnant front page was a direct representation of the market by somehow illustrating that very little is actually happening. This isn't the case. For instance, a good pile of software releases and updates has built up recently as well as other tit bits that we'll cook together into a round up article this week.

If you've found some news or, even better, done something news-worthy, just let us know.



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 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 13/2/04 12:08PM
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"It's oh so quiet"

 is a RISC OS Userphilipnet on 13/2/04 2:13PM
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How about an article to get more programmers working on Netsurf?

It's looking very respectable, but its taking an age to get updated (through no fault of the current developers I hasten to add). It needs more developers?

 is a RISC OS Userquatermass on 13/2/04 2:43PM
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Where are these developers going to come from? There are a dozen RISC OS projects that could do with more developers (plenty arguably more important than NetSurf), but people don't realise that there are rather few willing and able RISC OS programmers.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 13/2/04 3:13PM
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note to self: Add C programming to the primary school curriciculm when I become dictator.

 is a RISC OS UserAndrewDuffell on 13/2/04 3:56PM
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Yay, let's perpet(u/r)ate it for another 30 years ;-)

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 13/2/04 4:04PM
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So does anyone know of a good C programmers course to go on...

 is a RISC OS UserEddie on 13/2/04 7:45PM
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Anyone who's genuinely interested in learning RISC OS C programming should look firstly at the C tutorial on the excellent LCC site (linked from riscos.info) and secondly at the DeskLib examples.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 13/2/04 8:00PM
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"excellent C tutorial", I meant.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 13/2/04 8:01PM
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......now in pdf format

 is a RISC OS Userpipalya on 13/2/04 9:38PM
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I can program in C reasonably well, but know very little RISC OS specific stuff (despite intending to learn how to write multitasking apps since I was at school), so never thought I'd be much use to these projects. In any case, most of the time I've had enough of writing C after doing it at work.

 is a RISC OS UserSimonC on 15/2/04 12:53AM
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