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By Chris Williams. Published: 14th Feb 2004, 07:16:48 | Permalink | Printable

Hard Disc Companion and loads more

round up motifHere's a gentle round up of software news that's built up this month.

APDL's Hard Disc Companion software is now Iyonix compatible and existing users can upgrade to the 32bit safe version for a small fee. The new version supports long filenames and F+ format discs, can generate log files more rapidly than before and also includes general updates to the user interface.

screenshot of tapirmailCraft your web pages and HTML from scripts using Gavin Wraith's updated Weave utility. Media rescue tool DiscKnight, developed by Dave Ruck of the ARM Club, is up to version 1.45 after a series of bug fixes. Wake up slumbering computers on your local network from your RISC OS desktop with the newly released WakeUp from Dave Higton. WakeUp, distributed under the GPL, is suitable for use with computers with a 'Wake-on-LAN' capability, which at the moment excludes current RISC OS machines. Version 0.99 of David Llewellyn-Jones' shareware, light weight email client TapirMail (pictured) is now available. This new release includes MIME decoding, a simple address book, SMTP authentication and other bits and pieces.

Theo Markettos has ported a number of tools from the popular PuTTY family to RISC OS, including pscp and psftp which are useful for secure file transfer over networks and the Internet. Printer driver master Jonathan Briggs has produced a driver for the HP Deskjet 5650. StarFighter 3000 gamers are also treated to a bug patch, available free of charge online.

A PlayKiss dollAlso, all of the following software enjoyed updates and new releases recently: file searching apps Locate and TextSeek, spam filter BogoFilter, the Risk game resources, Dr. Wimp utility DrW2HTML and the amusingly titled development aid NurseW, web search tool RiscSearch, online gallery creaters Webgen2 and Thumbcat, Roger Darlington's MP3 toolbox and crazy Japanese doll 'puzzle' game MakeKISS (pictured; not one for the kids, if you know what we're saying).

Finally, we were going to mention the fact that Matthew Price has produced a straight forward networking guide for RISC OS users with Windows XP machines, but unfortunately he's been forced to pull down his archez.co.uk website, blaming heavy traffic filling up his bandwidth quota. We specifically blame the unbelievably huge screenshots he had in his guide - maybe someone ought to put together a ChangeFSI tutorial? Check back later when Matt's sorted out his hosting.

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/me coughs something about spicey products of the sea in Matthew's direction :)

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 14/2/04 11:33AM
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/me pondered how long it would be before Chris found an excuse to put anime on drobe ;)

nunfetishist: Surely not a CurrySquid?

Andy :)

 is a RISC OS Userandypoole on 14/2/04 2:01PM
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When I bought my Riscstation (ooh say 5 years ago?) It was advertised as supporting Wake on Lan. I think they just copied what was supported by the motherboard and didn't bother to write all the software ;)

 is a RISC OS Userjohn on 14/2/04 2:16PM
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Curried squid is really rather lovely. On the subject of fish, today for our lunch, we're having grilled smoked cod, with a mayonaise, mustard and lemon goo. Yum. Spicey fish.

 is a RISC OS Usernunfetishist on 14/2/04 2:18PM
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Hopefully the hosting problems should be sorted by the end of the weekend. I didn't actually realise when I made the guide that it would attract so much attention! Looks like I'll have to do some image resizing :)

 is a RISC OS Userarchez on 14/2/04 5:38PM
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john : it does support WakeOnLan - in fact, I have the WOL application here. Development sort of stopped due to, erm, how should I put it, disagreements - probably not the best word for it as it's waaaaaaaaaay to strong.

The software worked as well. Didn't work under Select and for some reason, didn't work on all machines either (we never could figure out why either!)

 is a RISC OS UserNodoid on 14/2/04 8:39PM
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That's really helpful knowing that it exists. I'm sure it solves all the problems. :p So is this semi-developed peice of code going to be released so it can be completed? :D

 is a RISC OS UserSnig on 14/2/04 11:19PM
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Nodoid: When you say "I have the WOL application here", are you referring to an app that would make the RiscStation respond to WOL packets? If so, can I have a look at it, please?

 is a RISC OS Userdavehigton on 15/2/04 10:20PM
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Archez is back online again

 is a RISC OS Userarchez on 16/2/04 8:07PM
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ARCHEZ There is quite a nice article on Matthew Price's site called "The RiscPC Chronicles". It's about buying an old RiscPC 600 and upgrading it with CD, Network Card and RISC OS 3.7. All done for next to nothing via ebay and a request on a notice board. A nice, gentle read. DROBE REVIEW He also describes drobe as having a unique and refreshing publishing team. (What exactly does he mean?)

 is a RISC OS Usermartin on 17/2/04 8:33AM
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I'm willing to put money on the fact that Nodoid will release nothing and give some NDA or other reason for not doing so. However, I give him my full support in his development of his dhcp software ;)

-- Spriteman

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 17/2/04 2:06PM
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