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On In brief: Acorn World show this weekend:

I was there on Sunday for WROCC; it was much quieter than the Saturday (I'm told), but attendance still seemed good and at least we got to leave the stand.

I didn't catch all of Rob Sprowson's ROOL talk (I'm afraid lunch was more pressing), but the other two presentations (Steve Furber and Mel Pullen) were very good. Some interesting exhibits, too, even though I'm definitely not an 8-bit enthusiast.

I think TIB's report sums it all up. Thanks to the organisers -- it was a good day, both as an exhibitor and a visitor.

 is a RISC OS Userstevef on 14/9/09 10:06PM
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On Video: Prof Steve Furber on 8-bit Acorn days and beyond:

"Will you be interviewing Sophie Wilson? I read somewhere that she modeled the entire ARM command set in BBC BASIC."

Steve Furber did. Apparently (according to the talk he did for WROCC, which looks similar to what is planned for Huddersfield next Sunday) he recently re-discovered the files on an old disc in his garage. ARM still consider them commercially valuable, however, so don't expect to see them released on the internet any time soon.

 is a RISC OS Userstevef on 6/9/09 4:45PM
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On RISC OS Open seeks rep for Acorn World event:

"How likely is it that anybody is going to be able to volunteer to represent an organisation they're not part of? Why did ROOL agree to go in the first place?"

Maybe at the time they agreed, they could attend? And perhaps now something more important (this RISC OS thing being a spare-time, and hence by necessity low-priority, activity for many) has come up, meaning that they can't attend any more?

I'd imagine that it would be possible, in theory, for one of the developers working on RISC OS 5 to talk about the project. Whether anyone will want to is a matter for them.

And in the end, if you don't ask, you don't get...

 is a RISC OS Userstevef on 1/9/09 12:14AM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

As I understand it, no. While the lack of a RISC OS maintainer is holding up the release of some major updates, other updates (including bug fixes and the like) are still being produced.

 is a RISC OS Userstevef on 19/8/09 9:31PM
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On NetSurf on RISC OS faces axe:

Aside from the fact that throwing money at this kind of problem may not end up being that helpful (and might even make things worse), where is this pool of commercial RISC OS developers who aren't already working on other projects? Having money to throw at a problem is fine, but only works if there's someone who wants to catch it (IYSWIM).

 is a RISC OS Userstevef on 8/8/09 5:10PM
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