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em2ac: I wonder what the real characters thought?

Come to the ROUGOL meeting on 16th November and you can ask one of them! Steve Furber will be there talking about the creation of the BBC Micro and ARM.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 12/10/09 1:35PM
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Message board post:

Excellent new articles about Micro Men. Thanks. Reminds us why we already miss the old Drobe so much :-(

I enjoyed the programme, despite the obvious sexing up of the situations. It managed to present an exciting time in computing history in a way that would seem exciting even to non-geeks.

And it was funny too :-D

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 9/10/09 12:38PM
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On In brief: Acorn World show this weekend:

I think you mean ROUGOL :-)

[link]

Was a fun show to attend, glad I made the long journey. The Acorn World room actually seemed far more lively than the main room, with lots of chatter compared to people just sitting quietly playing a game.

The biggest buzz I saw in the main room was when someone completed the marathon on Track & Field - 3 hours of button bashing!

For those that missed the show, Dave Moore of Retro Software and others will be bringing a subset of Acorn World along to the RISC OS London Show.

[link]

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 15/9/09 1:18PM
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On In brief: Acorn World show this weekend:

There will be a small subset of the exhibitors from Acorn World at the London Show, including Retro Software. [link]

ROUGOL have a stand at Acorn World, so all those who never make it far enough south to meet us, do drop by to say hello!

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 11/9/09 2:47AM
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On 'Threaded' Firefox for RISC OS build released to test:

diomus: "Prove me wrong"

That's easy, just look at the csa.announce and csa.programmer groups over the past six months :-)

But a lot of those will be BASIC programmers. The number comfortable working with 100000 lines of C code will be rather fewer :-(

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 9/9/09 12:00PM
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On Video: Prof Steve Furber on 8-bit Acorn days and beyond:

Anyone in the south east of England who wants to see Prof. Furber talk in person, he will be at ROUGOL on Monday 16th November. Entrance is free, all welcome!

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 4/9/09 6:02PM
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On RISC OS 5 port hopes for netbook now in production:

Oi, stop pushing in, get behind me in the queue!

I was hoping to have mine before the London show so that we could demo it running RISC OS, but that is looking unlikely now :-(

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 30/8/09 6:03PM
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On Dual-head DVI ViewFinder graphics card announced:

Stop drooling over video cards and read your emails, there's show organising to be done :-)

43 days to go... [link]

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 20/8/09 5:34PM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

We can provide the LCDs, gang leads, ethernet and lunch. So that only leaves the two RISC OS machines (A9's going by previous show visits), two laptops and the banner. Unless you are carrying tham all on your own, that's easily transportable by train.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 16/8/09 10:52PM
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On Prof Steve Furber joins Acorn World 2009 talks:

Steve Furber will also be giving a talk on 16th November at ROUGOL.

[link]

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 16/8/09 5:29PM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

Have you not heard of those big long things on wheels called trains?

Journey time from Manchester Piccadilly to Feltham is just under 3 hours, most of which you can spend asleep.

We've deliberately made the opening time slightly later (11am) to make it easier for those with longer journeys to get there in time without needing to stay overnight or set off horribly early.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 16/8/09 5:15PM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

Now that really would be a slap in the face for RISC OS users :-(

Come on, it's only one day! And being organised by ROUGOL, it's bound to involve beer and curry at some point :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 15/8/09 2:54AM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

"Most of the money we collect at shows gets gobbled up by travel and stand expenses"

Your stand booking for the London Show seems to have been lost in the post :-)

We are willing to give the NetSurf team a free stand, so you can use the show to try to drum up programmer support. How about it?

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 14/8/09 6:05PM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

I think Druck has slightly overreacted, as at no point have I got the impression that the NetSurf team *want* to drop RISC OS support. It is just that if there is no one to work on it, what else can they do?

Hopefully all this discussion will prompt a C Wimp programmer to come forward and take on the challenge.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 14/8/09 1:49PM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

Yeah, plug the NetSurf backend into the Browse frontend - best of both worlds :-)

Anyone got some incriminating photos of Andrew Hodgkinson so we can make him do it ;-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 14/8/09 12:42PM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

I can see a problem for NetSurf if RISC OS support is dropped - who is going to provide bug reports? At least 90% of the messages on the NetSurf mailing list are from RISC OS users.

Suddenly there would be almost no testers, which could seriously hamper devlopment.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 13/8/09 11:16PM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

But also, to avoid scaring off potential programmers, it is not as complicated as working on the NetSurf core. It is "only" a RISC OS Wimp program that needs to be worked on, without needing to get involved in the complexities of HTML, CSS, DOM, etc.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 10/8/09 2:31AM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

performance - a 32bit OS on a RiscPC will be slower memory efficiency - eh? cpu upgrades - for the RiscPC, really? single source - not an advantage to a user

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 25/5/09 3:49PM
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On Five tips for ROL over the next five years:

"a 32 bit OS brings as many advantages as it does disadvantages"

???

I'm really struggling to think of *any* advantages for a RiscPC user, but there are lots of disadvantages.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 25/5/09 2:58AM
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On First screenshot: Beagleboard runs RISC OS 5 desktop:

Now what rumours have you been listening to ;-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 12/5/09 10:34PM
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On Is there a way out of RISC OS version number hell?:

As the ROOL work offers the possibility of getting RISC OS on newer hardware, it has relevance to all users.

I would be willing to sacrifice some OS features to be able to use newer, faster hardware.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 5/5/09 1:40AM
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On RISC OS 5 spotted running on RPCEmu:

At the Wakefield show ROOL did say that 5.15 does not work on a real RPC yet, only on an A7000.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 29/4/09 12:17PM
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On Three student coders picked to work on NetSurf over the summer:

I think all the forum activity effectively moved to iconbar.com

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 21/4/09 7:20PM
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On What should be NetSurf's priority?:

> More pressing demands on people's time I expect

Like implementing Dave Holden of course :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 2/4/09 5:28PM
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On The web in 2009: Your thoughts:

Have you seen The Register after its multiple redesigns? Or the mess that is the new shiny Streetmap?

Are you seriously suggesting they are improvements?

If you want information, pages are much better in "crusty old HTML2"!

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 12/1/09 5:48PM
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On Voting now open for the Drobe Awards 2008:

Just because you want to win something :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 24/12/08 10:45AM
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On Using ROL's 4.02 ROM image in Linux RPCEmu:

Unfortunately the pub's internet connection wasn't working so we couldn't do anything with the install :-(

Theo: you found the same links as me! I had bookmarked them to use during the meeting.

Anyone else here with a standard EeePC like to give it a go and let us know? Or have you all hacked yours :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 18/12/08 1:59PM
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On Using ROL's 4.02 ROM image in Linux RPCEmu:

At tonight's ROUGOL meeting I'm going to have another go at getting RPCemu running on a standard EeePC, which we failed to do last month (the EeePC used for the demo had Ubuntu on it).

As I've never used an EeePC or Xandros, and am not to familiar with the packaging systems, this could be amusing!

So anyone who wants to come along and help is more than welcome! Or bring your own EeePC in the hope we are successful :-)

See [link] for info.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 15/12/08 1:32PM
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On EeePCs and RPCEmu at ROUGOL:

The other thing ROOL had at Guildford was the RiscPC HAL, so RISC OS 5 can (does?) run on a RiscPC and hence on rpcemu. After all, what do you think RISC OS 5 was developed on?

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 20/11/08 2:40AM
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On EeePCs and RPCEmu at ROUGOL:

One thing we forgot to mention on the night, was that at the Guildford show ROOL were talking about producing a ROM image of RISC OS 5 for rpcemu. This would mean a completely free emulator could be produced, all ready to run with an OS.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 19/11/08 6:42PM
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On EeePCs and RPCEmu at ROUGOL:

Press Ctrl-End and pick fullscreen from the menu that appears.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 19/11/08 6:36PM
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On EeePCs and RPCEmu at ROUGOL:

Oh, and I tried to update the wiki guide but got an SQL error. I've just gone to try again, and now the whole site is down with a SQL server failure!

Keith: One thing not made clear is that the Linux networking commands (iptables, etc) need to be run every time the machine is restarted. They really need to be put in some sort of startup script.

Of course, those commands need correcting on the wiki first...

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 18/11/08 1:34PM
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On EeePCs and RPCEmu at ROUGOL:

Well the pair of us gave up and left the pub about midnight, without getting much further :-(

I don't really know much about the various Linux packaging systems (I'm a Solaris man!) so it was all a bit of guesswork. The EeePC only has the Asus site in its list of package sources, so it couldn't find the allegro libraries.

Adding in the Debian repository just caused it to complain that it couldn't verify the PGP key of the site and refuse to use it.

We tried downloading the *deb packages manually from the Debian site. This worked for the first allegro library, but the next one just hung the installer - probably because it had dependencies that it didn't know how to fetch.

So getting RPCemu running on a standard EeePC still needs some work :-(

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 18/11/08 1:27PM
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On Illustrated guide to setting up RPCEmu on Linux:

The next London user group meeting, Monday 17th November, will be doing a demo of getting RPCemu running on an eeePC.

See [link]

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 10/11/08 4:44PM
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On Wakefield 2008 show live news:

Oh and Chris "Drobe" Williams was running around with a camera like a true paprazzi snapping away like mad! Expect lots of pictures of Louie to follow!

But still not as many as Druck has got :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 26/4/08 5:27PM
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On Wakefield 2008 show live news:

On the train back to London, and this year the wifi is free :-)

The show seemed decently busy, with crowds round each stand.. I had to queue for the Artworks upgrade at 3.30!

The EeePC running VirtualRPC looked very cool. It was being run at 1000x600 resolution but the display still looked very clear. If only it didn't Windows to be installed :-(

As others have said, maybe a Linux version of VRPC could be produced for the EeePC and sold as a complete system. I'd buy one straight away!

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 26/4/08 5:19PM
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On New Arculator and RPCEmu Mac ports released:

Well with you writing it, we could just assume that about every sentence! Back sort of on topic, I do have RPCemu running under Xubuntu on my still fairly shiny and very expensive when I bought it 7 years ago laptop. Crashes quite often though :-(

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 1/9/07 5:20PM
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On New Arculator and RPCEmu Mac ports released:

lproven: Liam, aren't you missing the point that this article is about emulators on other platforms? Therefore the "shiny and expensive" comment was in comparison to the Windows PCs that the emulators are usually run on, not the native RISC OS hardware.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 31/8/07 2:14AM
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On Multi-page ArtWorks 2.7 now available:

For those who can't make it to Wakefield but are within reach of London, there is another chance to meet Martin (and buy ArtWorks!) at ROUGOL's next meeting on Monday 21st May.

Given how busy Martin tends to be at shows this is also a great opportunity for longer more in depth chats with him :-)

See [link]

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 16/5/07 2:13PM
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On Could NetSurf 2.0 support JavaScript?:

The next ROUGOL meeting on 16th April will feature jmb and other web browser developers talking about the issues involved in developing web browsers in general, and on RISC OS in particular.

Keep an eye on csa.announce or [link] for more details.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 3/4/07 1:20PM
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On Midlands 2006 show photos and news:

Ooo, Zarch! Who's got that running? I want to be able to play Zarch again. Gimme gimme :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 27/11/06 2:10PM
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On Firefox 2 will be Iyonix-only:

Getting Firefox running on RiscPCs might increase sales of the Iyonix and A9. People will be able to see how well Firefox copes with all their favourite websites, hence making RISC OS more viable for them to continue using, but find it too slow on a RPC and so they'll need to upgrade!

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 21/11/06 1:03PM
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On Flash 7 player port started:

Leo: That's great, but when is it going to be available? Before Firefox2 and Gnash?

It seems the next issue of RISC OS Now has an interview with Richard Brown, but last night Louie refused to tell ROUGOL what he had said about Oregano3 :-( Damn her principles!

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 21/11/06 12:55PM
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On Firefox 2 will be Iyonix-only:

AMS: Just how many times do you need this issue clarifying??? The Foundation DVD is a standard DVD ROM. The only reason it didn't work on the Iyonix is because RO5 had ancient CD drivers that couldn't read any DVD! No conspiracy and nothing ROL could do about it except wait for Castle to upgrade the drivers, which they did in one of the 5.0x updates.

Now can we get back on topic - Firefox2, yay! But most users won't be able to run it, boo! Yet :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 19/11/06 03:42AM
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On New usergroup to launch at North-East roadshow:

mrmac: The date was originally pulished back in June!

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 16/10/06 5:56PM
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On R-Comp Dad suffers 'major' heart attack:

My best wishes to Allan too. I was always pleasantly surprised that Allan would remember my name when I wandered up to the Rcomp stand - a nice friendly touch that reminds me why it's good being in the RISC OS market.

I look forward to seeing Allan and the rest of Rcomp back at the next show.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 12/10/06 1:10PM
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On Not enough room for two mags says Qercus ed:

RichardHallas: "I'll admit that I'm a meticulous rather than quick worker"

We noticed :-)

That is meant as a compliment of course! The high quality and attention to detail in Foundation RISC User was much appreciated.

By the way, what's going to happen to FRU now you have moved on? Any idea who will be taking over as editor? They'll have a tough act to follow.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 12/10/06 1:00PM
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On New Iyonixes shipping with Nvidia FX52 cards:

Yeah, a new type of card for ROHC to blow up!

He must have been bored with killing the old Nvidia cards by now - been there, done that, got the Iyonix turned into a door stop due to lack of video output :-)

(Apologies to non-ROUGOL members who will wonder what on earth I'm on about!)

So to get back on topic, is the new card fanless, i.e. quiet?

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 21/8/06 12:33PM
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On ROS must open up to survive says Wild:

Those all look fancy but are they any more productive? They still seem to be getting the fundamentals wrong, e.g. the Sphere UI demo scatters the windows at all sorts of angles and sizes, but still leaves the menu bar at the top of each window where they are now even more awkward to get to than in a traditional 2D desktop. The Bumptop demo doesn't show how you get your pretty looking files into and out of applications - hopefully just by dragging, but I wouldn't bet on it, more likely to be some sort of tedious file open dialogue box. Though of course it will be in 3D and bounce onto the screen in an attractive way. Which is what really matters obviously.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 25/07/06 3:31PM
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On Could public cash save our software?:

I've never seen the point of an office suite. If you have a well designed GUI (which RISC OS does) then all applications are equally integrated. You don't need to buy them all from one supplier. The office suite is a clever marketing gimmick dreamt up by Microsoft to get their inferior products, that couldn't compete with rivals on their own, out into the market place so that they would become the defacto standard :-(

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 9/7/06 2:48AM
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On Euro 2006 show report:

What about running RPCemu on a Sharp Zaurus - that already runs Linux so could a decent speed be achieved?

Of course, a native port of RISC OS would be better :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 23/6/06 2:18PM
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On ROL: Giving Select 4 date is tricky:

druck:

Doesn't the A9 prove that ROL are still in the OS development business?

Not that that helps Select subscribers though :-(

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 23/6/06 10:05AM
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On Bristol usergroup shuts after 17 years:

ROUGOL meeting update. As of right now, Omega owners at the meeting outnumber non-Omega owners! More details to follow.....

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 19/6/06 10:48PM
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On Bristol usergroup shuts after 17 years:

Shame to see a user group die. On a more positive note, ROUGOL has seen a rise in attendees over the past 18 months. We now get about 25-30 attendees every month, and it has been over 50 at times, and what once seemed a decent sized room can get a bit cramped! Even more encouragingly, it isn't the same 30 people every time. There's about a dozen regulars and the rest vary from month to month. Having no membership or entrance fee probably helps with this. Next ROUGOL meeting is tonight (Monday 19th), where the ever entertaining and informative Stewart Brookes will be demoing the latest EasiWriter, ArtWorks, GhostScript, and all things PDF related. Come along and join the world's fastest growing RISC OS user group :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 19/6/06 1:26PM
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On Don't rely on Drobe, says R-Comp:

Maybe this story was just Drobe's cunning plan to make sure everyone hears about MPro4, by putting it under a big controversial sounding headline :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 6/6/06 10:03AM
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On ROX desktop in new Debian package:

Sadly installing ROX desktop doesn't magically make all the applications have pop-up menus, support drag-and-drop loading and saving, make good use of the Adjust button, etc, so the applications will continue to be almost as horrible to use as on Windows :-(

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 30/5/06 6:21PM
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On Chuckie Egg returns as 32bit compatible:

And the same for Elite too of course!

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 30/5/06 6:13PM
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On Chuckie Egg returns as 32bit compatible:

I would love to see Zarch running at 1280x1024 :-) Being a vector based game it should really be able to use that extra resolution. I wonder if anyone still has the source code?

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 30/5/06 6:10PM
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On RISC OS 3 caught running on Amiga hardware:

AMS: "I'd choose function every time" Good, so that means you'll be wanting Select then?

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 22/5/06 2:18PM
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On Unofficial A9home mailing list opened:

druck: A few mailing lists? I'd need to be on at least a dozen just to cover the things that could be on csa.apps instead. And that's just the ones I know about - another problem with mailing lists is that there's no central list of what's available. One of the reason's the newsgroups are full of "off topic rambling" is because all the relevant stuff is on some mailing list somewhere! Mailing lists are fine for low volume announcements, like the DiscKnight one (Is that still going? I lost track after it moved servers, yet another problem with them!), but a pain for general discussions among more than half a dozen people. hzn: You haven't read my message properly - I do filter the mail, but that's no use when I'm not using my mail client to read it! Of course, web forums are far worse ;-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 18/5/06 7:43PM
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On Unofficial A9home mailing list opened:

I hate mailing lists! Why not just have the discussions on c.s.a.hardware? It's what it is there for. All these mailing lists for every bit of hardware and software are killing the newsgroups and segmenting the users. There is no longer anywhere to discuss the pros and cons of software, or find out about useful features of packages you don't have, because all the users are tucked away in their own little mailing list. Plus mailing lists have a similar effect to spam - filling up your mailbox with hundreds of irrelevant mails that obscure your "real" mail. Yes, once downloaded it can be filtered, but I like to be able to access my mailbox from webmail, pda, or even mobile phone. This would be impractical if I actually signed up for the lists for all the software I own. All assuming Smartgroups is working of course :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 18/5/06 3:06PM
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On Wakefield 2006 live news:

Woo, posting this from the train on the way back to London! Isn't tchnology wonderful?!? Using an ARM powered PDA of course. Apparently CJE sold out of all the A9s they had with them, which is good news. MartinW said that currently using Artworks' PDF export is the only way to get CMYK output on RISC OS but his next project, with Jon Tytgat, will be a Postscript level 3 printer driver. Then any app can will be able to do it. Martin will also be looking at porting the new version of GIMPprint when it comes out, although its release has been imminent for several years!

And big thanks to the Wakefield group for organising another excellent show :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 13/5/06 6:32PM
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On Wakefield 2006 theatre preview:

My train is due in Wakefield at 10:15, so hopefully it will be on time and I can rush straight into the Adv6 presentation! There's always the chance it could be repeated at 4pm, or maybe all the theatre times could be pushed back 30 mins to allow more time for people to arrive.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 27/4/06 5:46PM
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On VirtualRiscPC sneaked onto Mac OS X:

I don't understand VirtualAcorn's reluctance to release OSX and/or Linux versions of VRPC. It was at last year's Wakefield show that we saw VRPC running on Mac OS X (natively on PowerPC) and I think it was the Guildford show the year before (if not earlier) that had VRPC running on Linux. All together now: Why are we waiting, oh why are we waiting... :-(

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 20/4/06 2:24PM
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On Speak open sourced:

TonyStill: But if you check the thread on csa.programmer you'l see that is exactly what Jonathan Duddington is doing :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 4/4/06 1:08PM
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On Unix Porting Project issues refunds:

What's gone wrong with the ordering on the front page? This story is way down the list with stuff from two weeks ago. I almost missed it, and the small number of comments suggests lots of other people have. This is the second time I've seen this happen.

It is a shame that Peter doesn't have the time (or motivation?) to complete the port of Firefox. Beta 5 was looking really good.

The problem is that there are not many programmers with the time and skills to take on a project of this size and complexity. And most of them are probably working on NetSurf!

Let's hope someone, if not Peter, finds a gap in their schedule soon.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 22/3/06 6:27PM
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On RiscPC emulator ported to Linux:

Forget RON, what we want is ROZ - RISC OS on Zaurus! New model just out with a 6GB hard disc, see [link] , you coulds store every RO application ever written on there! Drivers for all the hardware are open source, so there's none of the normal problems of trying to get information out of another company that isn't interested in our small market. But, RO Ltd barely has enough resource for its current commitments, so who is going to do it? :-(

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 15/3/06 11:31AM
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On South West 2006 theatre talks:

I don't see Castle's comment as any change from what they have been doing so far: bug-fixes for free, upgrades chargeable. Seems reasonable to me!

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 22/2/06 1:24PM
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On RISC OS 5.11 released:

Bluenose: Well that's good news. Should have known it would just be Keith's machine that was screwy! (again :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 21/2/06 1:49PM
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On RISC OS 5.11 released:

At last night's ROUGOL meeting the Iyonix being used for the demo had to be reflashed back to 5.10 because FTPc didn't work on 5.11. This made demoing the uploading of a website a bit tricky!

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 21/2/06 10:02AM
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On Web gallery apps compared:

Using Return to move between fields, then activating the window on the last one was the RISC OS 2 style guide recommendation. When the shiny new RO3 style guide arrived it recommended using Tab to move between fields and Return to activate the window wherever the cursor was.

Back on topic - I use ThumbCat to generate HTML galleries for writing to CD. These CDs can then be displayed on any machine, not just RISC OS. It is a nuisance that you have to create a catalogue first (which I always delete afterwards!), then export it as HTML, but I liked the way it produces a three level web site: 1) Thumbnail gallery, clicking an image opens: 2) Medium sized picture, with EXIF info, etc, if required. I set this to be a suitable size for screen display (e.g. 1024x768). Then clicking on the image again opens: 3) Full size image, which with the resolution cameras now tends to reqiure lots of scrolling around to see!

Bryan.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 10/1/06 2:41PM
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On Christmas roadshow report:

It might have been me that did the *help modules. However I didn't think to check the dates on them, I was mainly loking at how many of the ROM modules were replaced by softloaded ones. The answer was most of them. All the other machines (RPC, A9, VRPC) were running the exact same build dated 11th December 2005. That was one of the things RO Ltd were trying to highlight - that they are now using the same source to build all versions.

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On Archive booklets review part two:

I did try StrongEd many years ago but didn't like some features (can't remember what). When I made some comments on possible changes, Guttorm Vik was rather rude and offhand. I never used it again. A lesson to all software authors there I think...

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 19/12/05 1:56PM
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On Unix Porting Project to ditch name:

There must be lots of old PCs being thrown away that have SIMMs in them that could be used in a RiscPC. Just need to get hold of them before they are skipped...

Sawadee: Firefox runs in a bit under 30MB, so you should be OK providing you restart it regularly, because it has horrible memory leaks (on all platforms, this isn't a RISC OS port issue).

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 16/11/05 2:32PM
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On Archive usage survey: VRPC edges past Iyonix:

Probably not much help to Wouter or Datawave, but Stuart Tyrrell will be demonstrating the A9 at next Monday's ROUGOL meeting. So if you're anywhere near London (or even if you aren't!) come along and get the info direct from the source. Free admission, with plenty of drinks and curries available, what more could you want? (End of blatant plug ;-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 16/11/05 2:16PM
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On ROL cuts deal with Omega users:

Getting back to the original topic of his article...

One of the benefits of running Select on and Omega is that it is much faster than RO4.0. But if this speed up is mostly due to it running from RAM rather than ROM, will Adjust be back to the slower speed? Or does it get copied to RAM at startup?

Of course, once Select4 arrives this becomes a moot point anyway, but it would still be nice to know.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 23/9/05 3:02PM
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On Survey: Iyonix use leads VirtualRPC:

In reply to paulbev: Well you didn't get my Omega vote because my subscription doesn't expire for a few months - see you with cash in hand at the south east show :-)

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On Oregano 3 survives user group meeting:

I really did plug my PDA into Richard's Iyonix "just to see if it works"! Having only recently got hold of a lovely little Sharp Zaurus I was interested to see if it did come up as a mass storage device accessible from the Iyonix. It worked nicely. And it was Richard who took files off my PDA, not the other way round! He particularly liked the picture of Tux swatting the flying Windows logo :-)

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On Firefox first beta published:

Except of course in user interface and speed, where the Linux apps will be terrible, behaving depressingly like Windows apps :-(

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On Firefox first beta published:

Oi Liam, what are you doing still up at this time of night! Your comment got in while I was typing mine, which shows one of the glitches in the current version of Firefox - text entry is strangely slow. Rather than getting your old Acorn out, I'm sure we had enough bits left over at the end of the meeting to build another RiscPC ;-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 21/6/05 2:30AM
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On Firefox first beta published:

Earlier tonight a packed house at ROUGOL saw Peter demo Firefox on a StrongARM RiscPC running Select. Slow, but it got into every site shouted out by the audience and tested after the talk, and all without a crash. Not bad for beta software! Peter sold out of CDs in minutes :-) The crowd also had the amusement of watching Keith and I cannabalise three RicPCs to make one of high enough spec to run Firefox! Now typing this using Firefox on an Omega. Still slow, but bearable, and could be useful for those particularly bad javascript heavy sites. And it is only going to get better :-) Thanks again Peter.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 21/6/05 2:21AM
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On Expo 2005 pre-show news:

My understanding of it was that you could take out a subscription to provide Peter with money now, or pledge an amount you will pay when it finally becomes available.... ...which appears to be about now! Yeah! Firefox beta can be downloaded from here [link]

I'll be at the ROUGOL meeting tonight with cash in my sweaty palms to make good on my pledge. As ROUGOL now has a braodband internet connection we should be able to see Friefox doing its stuff on real live pages for the first time :-)

And if I may put in another plug for ROUGOL, [link] we have Oregano and Netsurf demos scheduled for the next two months, so it's an entire summer of browsers!

It's like buses round here :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 20/6/05 1:13PM
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On Expo 2005 rolls on without MicroDigital:

I get "No visible boards" when I login to the owners club (user name "bryan"). Is my config wrong?

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 17/6/05 10:13AM
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On "Vast majority" of ROS 4 now 32bit:

What features does RO4.39 lack compared to RO5, other than those required to support the Iyonix hardware? Unicode fonts is the only thing I can think of.

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 22/04/05 10:29AM
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On ROL extends Select offer through January:

In reply to jonix: I would say Andrew is far better position to speak impartially, because he makes his living selling RISC OS software. He's more likely to get software sales to people with native ARM based machines than emulators - users with Windows so close to hand are unlikely to buy copies of WebsterXL, DialUp, Grapevine, etc (although they might still buy Messenger, because that is so much better than the Windows alternatives!). So he is slightly cutting his own throat by selling VirtualRPC, but then that is better than not selling them anything at all and possibly having them leave RISC OS completely. (I'm slightly biased in favour of Andrew at this time, due to feeling guilty about disturbing him in the middle of dinner last night! Apologies Andrew)

 is a RISC OS Userhelpful on 19/01/05 6:52PM
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