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I'm very sorry to hear about Neil Raine. Although I never encountered him personally, I was aware of his name as one of the leading lights of font manager developments in the early days of RISC OS. The font manager, of course, was a truly cutting-edge piece of technology when it appeared (in fact, it still leaves much of its competition in the dust from various points of view), and one of the most important original benefits of RISC OS. Neil also wrote Magic Mushrooms, which was one of the more popular Acornsoft games for the BBC Micro, and Iota Software's Image Outliner, which was the best quality bitmap-to-vector conversion application available to RISC OS for several years. He was clearly an extremely talented programmer.

What a waste of a life, to die like that.

 is a RISC OS UserRichardHallas on 22/3/06 5:11PM
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