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On Nominations open for the Drobe Awards 2008:

Best Commercial Software David Snell's WebWonder, Chris's Acorns wouldn't exist without it. Best non-commercial software Alex Waugh's Sunfish/Moonfish. I replaced Omniclient/LanmanFS/Lanman98 with NFS and it just keeps working on RISC OS, Windows and Linux. Best Show South Esat RISC OS Show 2008. Guildford.

 is a RISC OS Userchriswhy on 18/12/08 6:28PM
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On South West show reports and photos:

I would like to add my thanks to John Stonier and the organisers. This year I was not one of those leaving with bulging carrier bags, but felt it was well worth the 270 mile round trip from Surrey. As others have said it is a show were you can talk to exhibitors without feeling guilty about a long queue waiting patiently behind you.

 is a RISC OS Userchriswhy on 27/2/07 11:32AM
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On WebWonder review:

I think that I have been a WebWonder user for nearly 3 years. I can definitely recommend it to anyone think about creating a website but frightened of the detailed work involved. WebWonder makes it all easy, allowing you to concentrate on what you want rather than how to do it. My site has grow from nothing to ove 180MB and is steadily growing, and all written in WebWonder although my use is a bit more sophisticated these days.

I find image processing a delight, I have lots of thumbnails almost all generated within Webwonder, because I want the basic pages to load quickly whatever your internet connection and allow the user to decide which pictures to see full size. I have both software and documents in the site and depending on the browser they can all be downloaded or displayed, just by linking to them.

The only real problems I have encountered is WebWonders love of adding   at every opportunity which sometimes have to be editted out manually (I use !Edit) and the occasional abort when editting larege pages usually cured by exporting and importing the page for some reason (I discovered this when trying to save a concise example that consistently failed to send to David Snell for debugging. once editted it refused to fail!

The only real improvement I would like to see is a typo checker, to catch the many typos I leave behind in spite of proof reading, I think I have dyslexic fingers in one hand.

 is a RISC OS Userchriswhy on 4/9/06 5:56PM
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On Unofficial A9home mailing list opened:

In reply to Diomus:

I bought a retail A9home from CJE at wakefield. I did not have to sing an NDA.

 is a RISC OS Userchriswhy on 18/5/06 2:01PM
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On Unique StrongARM NC in auction:

I hope Chris Whytehead does manage to win it. So do I : -))

But it would be a few months before it appears on [link] as I need to catalog 3 boxes of hardware upgrades etc., before putting them away, so I have room for more computers. Still got the A680 to add to the site.

 is a RISC OS Userchriswhy on 28/10/05 6:33PM
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On Iyonix Select demand barely double digits, says ROL:

Like many others, I have an RPC, joined select, bought an Iyonix, stopped using RPC, still subscribe to select. I am also sure that sometime ago, South East show 2004(?) I completed a mandate for extra 15 for Select on Iyonix, I wonder if I am one of the 15 peopel ROL said showed an interest?

Time has come to cancel/not renew my Select subscription. It delivers nothing I use, in fact it delivers nothing now, so I'll wait for Godot (sorry, I meant an Iyonix Select) and maybe buy it. Now, maybe, ROL will find out the size of the Iyonix marketplace, based on the number of lost subscriptions.

Finally how do we encourage Castle, to revive Merlin and look at delivering some of the requested enhancements?

 is a RISC OS Userchriswhy on 28/09/05 12:24AM
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On Web browser offerings compared:

I use both WXL and Netsurf, very occasionally I use O2. I download the current Netsurf Test Build about once a month and it alsways seems to be better than before (but I have kept a list of changes). Checking back, I find I have updates to WXL in May 2003 (v1.99u1), Oct 2003 (v 1.99u7 32bit) and june 2004 (v 1.99u11 32 bit). I am not sure if I have fallen off a support list or the frequence of updates seems to have dropped off a bit recently.

As far as the browsers are concenred I like netsurf and find most thins the Netsurf can't handle WXL does but is much slower and has one or two annoying features like not covering the whole screen when maximised.

But there again I writing this from Opera on W2k.

 is a RISC OS Userchriswhy on 18/03/05 6:58PM
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On ROL surveys Select32 interest:

In reply to Chris:

ROL/ROD have NOT asked subsribers to Select, Foundation or any other list of potential customers. What they did was post the question on the RISCOS Select Smartgroup, so it went to a really small audience. This annoys me, and has done so in the past, because I don't read the smartgoup daily, I just get the digest and read it every 2-3 weeks and look at any posts that may be interesting. Unless i am looking for the answer to a Select question, not very frequent.

 is a RISC OS Userchriswhy on 22/11/04 3:11PM
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On New RISC OS 5.08:

I bought my Iyonix at the end of December 2002, I think ordered it on Boxing Day! It arrived in January 2003 and I have used it ever since. I have applied Castle's updates more or less as when they were first available and I have had no problems of stability or reliability. The Iyonix is networked with a RPC and 2 Windows systems and only powered off on the rare occasions I have to open it up. It just works, it's at least as reliable as the RPC with Adjust. I have even modified the disc image quite a bit so I have do do some installs manually. So I find it strange to read hear and elsewhere about all the problems other people have. I read the about the problems with interest and think at least its not me! I can't say I've found Castle helpful, I haven't needed any assistance. I just wish it was easier to find things on their web site!

 is a RISC OS Userchriswhy on 14/11/04 1:11PM
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