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The Icon Bar: News and features: Vote for the Icon Bar Awards 2009
 

Vote for the Icon Bar Awards 2009

Posted by Phil Mellor on 23:59, 21/12/2009 | ,
 
Thanks for your nominations for the inaugural Icon Bar awards. It's now time for you to choose the winners, so click here to vote! The polls will remain open until the end of the year and the results will be revealed on New Year's Day. The nominees are:
 

Best Commercial Product

  • ArtWorks 2.9
  • Dual-head ViewFinder
  • LuaFox
  • Organizer 2
  • PostScript3 drivers
  • RISC OS 6
  • WebWonder

Best Non-Commercial Product

  • Dave Higton's USB toys
  • DigitalCD 3
  • Firefox
  • GCC
  • NetSurf
  • StrongEd
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Best New Development

  • BBC Four's Micro Men
  • RISC OS Open on BeagleBoard
  • V-Pod Graphics Card

Best Show

  • Acorn World / Retro Reunited
  • MUG Christmas Show
  • ROUGOL Show
  • Sophie Wilson at Alt Party 2009
  • Wakefield Show

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  Vote for the Icon Bar Awards 2009
  bhtooefr (00:53 22/12/2009)
  diodesign (01:16 22/12/2009)
    Enzo (13:33 22/12/2009)
      tlsa (13:36 22/12/2009)
      nunfetishist (13:52 22/12/2009)
        swirlythingy (13:57 22/12/2009)
          nunfetishist (16:12 22/12/2009)
            swirlythingy (17:48 22/12/2009)
              nunfetishist (00:33 23/12/2009)
                swirlythingy (12:38 23/12/2009)
                  webmonster (04:42 27/12/2009)
                    polas (12:29 31/12/2009)
          VincceH (17:51 22/12/2009)
 
Eric Rucker Message #112497, posted by bhtooefr at 00:53, 22/12/2009
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Because the best show vote was mandatory, I can't attend any of the shows, and the nomination of ROL admitting their pointlessness being rejected, I decided to vote for ROUGOL, as a vote for that happening there. naughty laugh
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Chris Williams Message #112498, posted by diodesign at 01:16, 22/12/2009, in reply to message #112497
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I heart the logo. Cheers, thanks for continuing the awards tradition.
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Xavier Tardy Message #112502, posted by Enzo at 13:33, 22/12/2009, in reply to message #112498
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Why is there the Vpod and not the Viewfinder with its DVI output ?
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Michael Drake Message #112503, posted by tlsa at 13:36, 22/12/2009, in reply to message #112502

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Why is there the Vpod and not the Viewfinder with its DVI output ?
It's in the best development section.


[Edited by tlsa at 13:37, 22/12/2009]
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Rob Kendrick Message #112505, posted by nunfetishist at 13:52, 22/12/2009, in reply to message #112502
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Well, DVI-output VF is a refinement of an existing product. Vpod is an entirely new one, requiring entirely new drivers and hardware.

And incidentally, I believe it to be the most advanced podule ever built in terms of manufacturing processes used. (I can't think of any others with BGA parts on, for example.)
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Martin Bazley Message #112507, posted by swirlythingy at 13:57, 22/12/2009, in reply to message #112505

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Well, DVI-output VF is a refinement of an existing product. Vpod is an entirely new one, requiring entirely new drivers and hardware.

And incidentally, I believe it to be the most advanced podule ever built in terms of manufacturing processes used. (I can't think of any others with BGA parts on, for example.)
And yet it still only works on a fifteen-year-old machine...
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Rob Kendrick Message #112508, posted by nunfetishist at 16:12, 22/12/2009, in reply to message #112507
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Well, DVI-output VF is a refinement of an existing product. Vpod is an entirely new one, requiring entirely new drivers and hardware.

And incidentally, I believe it to be the most advanced podule ever built in terms of manufacturing processes used. (I can't think of any others with BGA parts on, for example.)
And yet it still only works on a fifteen-year-old machine...
How does the ViewFinder differ in this respect?
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Martin Bazley Message #112510, posted by swirlythingy at 17:48, 22/12/2009, in reply to message #112508

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Well, DVI-output VF is a refinement of an existing product. Vpod is an entirely new one, requiring entirely new drivers and hardware.

And incidentally, I believe it to be the most advanced podule ever built in terms of manufacturing processes used. (I can't think of any others with BGA parts on, for example.)
And yet it still only works on a fifteen-year-old machine...
How does the ViewFinder differ in this respect?
I never said it did.
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VinceH Message #112511, posted by VincceH at 17:51, 22/12/2009, in reply to message #112507
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And yet it still only works on a fifteen-year-old machine...
Sadly, that reflects the state of the RISC OS market - it's designed for that hardware because so many people are still using that hardware.
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Rob Kendrick Message #112520, posted by nunfetishist at 00:33, 23/12/2009, in reply to message #112510
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How does the ViewFinder differ in this respect?
I never said it did.
Then I'm confused as to why you commented at all.
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Martin Bazley Message #112524, posted by swirlythingy at 12:38, 23/12/2009, in reply to message #112520

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How does the ViewFinder differ in this respect?
I never said it did.
Then I'm confused as to why you commented at all.
I was pointing out that both the ViewFinder and the Vpod, while both undoubtedly flashy upgrades, are nevertheless flashy upgrades for fifteen-year-old hardware that was outmoded and underpowered when it first came out, no matter how many flashy upgrades can be slapped on it. And while the lifespan of a RiscPC is undoubtedly longer than that of your average Windows clone from the same period, it is not indefinite, and while it was a good piece of hardware, we can't cling onto it forever, and it really is time for the RISC OS world to move onto other things. This is why I voted for the BeagleBoard.
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Robert Message #112542, posted by webmonster at 04:42, 27/12/2009, in reply to message #112524
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I was pointing out that both the ViewFinder and the Vpod, while both undoubtedly flashy upgrades, are nevertheless flashy upgrades for fifteen-year-old hardware
Which is rather remarkable really. Imagine making upgrades for 15 year-old computers which are worthwhile and economically viable to produce.

and while it was a good piece of hardware, we can't cling onto it forever, and it really is time for the RISC OS world to move onto other things
I quite agree and I am extremely pleased to see RISC OS 5 being made to work on new hardware.
In the meantime I still want to use RISC OS and my RiscPC+Unipod+vpod with especially Artworks2.9, OvationPro, Sibelius and the new PS3 driver will do the trick for a while longer.
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Nick Message #112585, posted by polas at 12:29, 31/12/2009, in reply to message #112542
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Having voted, I would like to say that I think by far the most important development this year has been the Beagleboard porting work done. It is my opinion that this is critical for the survival of the platform and I really hope that this continues at its current pace into 2010 - all involved with this and specifically Jeffrey have done a fantastic job so far smile It is just a shame that there seems to be a shortage of the boards (digikey don't get them in stock till March!)
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