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On New release of RISC OS Firefox available:

Wow. This is great news for RISC OS. I had given up on seeing another Firefox release on our platform. I hope there is some coverage of this release on other sites (well, it made Slashdot a couple of years back)

 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 27/2/08 8:51PM
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On Intel Mac VirtualRiscPC beta on sale:

Fantastic news. Have been awaiting this for such a long time!

 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 3/10/07 10:10AM
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On 32bit MIDI drivers progress website launched:

The lack of MIDI support has been keeping me back from buying new RISC OS kit for some time now. This is fantastic news - keep up the good work Alan!

 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 29/3/07 11:38PM
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On 32-bit MIDI drivers see light of day:

Well done Alan - great news. Won't see you at Wakefield this year tho!

 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 12/5/06 9:45AM
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On MW Software reveals PDF work:

In reply to nijinsky: "Also soon to be Mac, since you will soon be able to run win apps on mac (without windows and the doalboot,I mean native)" How? Is this touted in a forthcoming version of Mac OS or do you need additional software? Can you post a link?

 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 28/4/06 6:29PM
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On VirtualAcorn drops VAT and prices:

That should read d:\Govind's Documents above, i.e. with a backslash character inserted

 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 14/9/05 12:56PM
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On VirtualAcorn drops VAT and prices:

Thanks for bringing attention to the update. Earlier this week I asked on the VA forums for a 1680x1050 monitor definition file and Aaron posted it within a couple of hours. VRPC-Adjust now looks brilliant on my widescreen laptop :-)

Is there any further info on what fixes were made between versions 1.2 and 1.3? I applied the update but notice that two little bugs concerning adding HostFS mounts (under Tools->Options) have still to be fixed: (a) not being able to add mounts with apostrophes in the path name (e.g. d:Govind's Documents) and (b) changes to an existing mount's options not being saved (e.g. ticking bootable/show dos extensions) - you have to remove the mount and add it again from scratch.

Otherwise this app is fantastic and one that I use every day.

 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 14/9/05 12:54PM
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On Online banking with RISC OS:

The NatWest system (nwolb.com) has now been updated and claims to support Apple Safari 1.3 and 2.0 for the first time. I checked RBoS as well and their system hadn't yet changed to reflect this, though a news update saying "We are making the service easier to use and more accessible for customers with disabilities. We will be launching this new service..." suggests it will happen soon. I've been using the NatWest site with Firefox on the PC with no problems, so today I decided to give it a try with FireFox beta 3 on RISC OS. However, a certificate warning came up, so I chose to accept the certificate temporarily, and on making it through, the NatWest page stated "The Internet Browser you are using is not supported by OnLine Banking. Please use a recent version of IE, Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari or AOL" Maybe the Firefox beta is identifying itself as something else, possibly "Deer Park"?

 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 9/9/05 4:59PM
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On Online banking with RISC OS:

RBoS appears to use the same system as NatWest.

 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 1/9/05 6:11PM
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On RiScript 5.0 released:

I did use RiScript 4.13, but now convert postscript (created on RISC OS) to pdf using GhostScript 8.51 on the PC. It seems far faster than doing the conversion using RiScript 4.13 (under VirtualAcorn) and allows me to manually specify the paper size before the conversion, which although I have it set up correctly in RISC OS in !Printers+.ps.paper, isn't always correctly read by GhostScript.

Examples of the output are on [link] - as you can see the EFF type-1 postscript fonts are retained, which works great. So I'm not sure if upgrading to RiScript 5.0 would give me any benefit yet.

Future versions of RiScript - "Support for printing PDFs from applications" - would this bypass the postscript generation altogether? (e.g. the problems with printing sprites) Creation of password protected pdfs - is this a possibility?

 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 1/8/05 3:10PM
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On RISC OS Firefox developments:

Yes. I forgot to say that I needed to increase the memory allocated to VirtualRiscPC from 32Mb to 128Mb. Otherwise, it gets as far as drawing a blank browser window with "Transferring data from mozilla.org" in the status window, and then exits without warning.

 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 5/7/05 9:30AM
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On RISC OS Firefox developments:

Just tried Firefox beta2 today on VirtualRiscPC. I was dreading a long ReadMe with detailed installation instructions but it was all concise and simple. Created the /mozilla directory in UnixHome, tried running it. !Firefox told me to update Tinct and SharedULib, so quickly found these using Google, and then it ran fine. Must have taken me all of four minutes.

It is one thing seeing Firefox demonstrated at a show, but quite another trying it out on your own machine. Well done Peter!

 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 4/7/05 9:21PM
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On South East show report:

VirtualAcorn on Linux comes as a welcome surprise :-) I know it may be early stages, but any indication on how this performs in comparison to its Windows counterpart? Is it expected to be feature-equivalent with the Windows version? Does porting to Linux make a Mac OS X version viable? Also is a potential release weeks or months away?

 is a RISC OS Usergovind on 30/10/04 7:15PM
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