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Quick guide to what's been going on

Published: 11th Oct 2001, 15:56:46 | Permalink | Printable

From MP3 gadgets to a java compiler to a library of resurrected Acorn dealer and developer discs

A lot can happen in a week and while we've been away, the RISC OS world has kept ticking over. So we thought you might like to be kept up to speed with things. Email to the drobe editors is still patchy at the moment so please forgive us if we haven't replied. Ok hold on tight and think of SunOS shell accounts:

Amplayer 1.36
AMPlayer, the popular and rapidly developing MP3 player for RISC OS, has been treated to another public release. You can read about the many improvements (such as multi processor support, output to WAV and SharedSound support) here and a feature article on AMPlayer here. The AMPlayer developers are also keen for beta testers.

We've got no idea what it is and no matter hard we ask, we always get told to wait and see. Drobe would love to speculate but we'd only get sat on.. More details promised.

More ports than the Swiss Navy
Peter Naulls announced three new ports: ArcEm (an Archimedes machine emulator), tetrinet (a funky multiplayer internet tetris game) and interestingly the java complier Jikes.

Codecraft competition closes
Following our earlier article on CodeCraft 3, voting for the demo coding compo has now closed. And the winner is..

RISC OS 2001 draws near
20th and 21st of October this year will be RISC OS 2001, the UK RISC OS event highlight. Book your tickets online in advance as well as checking out the exhibitor list.

Also, a quick list of new software out for you to quickly jump to:

  • GraphTask 4.01 Enables graphics to be displayed in previously text only taskwindows
  • More XML tools Justin Fletcher continues his campaign to bring XML technologies to RISC OS.
  • BookMaker 1.68 Show those web links who's boss
  • NetTime How long can you computer stay up before needing a reset?
  • Lame MP3 encoder for modern RISC OS computers. Don't let the name put you off.
  • Old Acorn discs Following permission from Pace (corporate developer of RISC OS), a large collection of old Acorn software and special developers and dealers discs are now available for public download.
  • Locate 0.60 Never lose a file again

Feel free to try and email us any news you feel we have left out.

Chris Williams

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 is a RISC OS Usermavhc on 11/10/01 4:00PM
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Sure is :) I don't know what we'd do without it. thought about helping myriscos.co.uk out?

-- Chris Williams, News Editor, chris@drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 11/10/01 4:05PM
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Coo! Archiology mentioned on Drobe! Don't I get a namecheck then?

Mike posting as a guest as he's not entirely sure why the login he had from before your exams doesn't work any more...

 is a RISC OS User on 14/10/01 11:57PM
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Ook. Sorry Mike. Drop me an email at chris@drobe.co.uk and I'll sort something out.

-- Chris Williams, News Editor, chris@drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 15/10/01 6:47PM
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