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South-West Show 2019 Report

Posted by Mark Stephens on 16:20, 16/2/2019 | ,
 
The South-West Show took place in its new (much more accessible and suburban) home in Bristol. Read on to find out more (any mistakes or omissions are mine)...
 
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South-West Show 2019 talks

Posted by Mark Stephens on 16:15, 16/2/2019 | ,
 
There was a full set of talks at the South-West show
 
 
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South-West Show 2019 in Pictures

Posted by Mark Stephens on 16:00, 16/2/2019 | ,
 
Take a walk around the South-West 2019 with us....
 
 
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Show West Show 2019 preview

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:44, 8/2/2019 |
 
Next weekend (Saturday 16th February) sees the regular South West show in its brand new venue. Organised as usual by R-Comp and Orpheus Internet, the show will take place at the Arnos Manor, in Bristol. The venue is really easy to reach by both car and public transport and you can book a room if you want to stay the night.
 
Exhibitors for this year include:The show is planned to run from 10:30am to 4pm.
 
There will probably be show reports from the usual suspects and theatre talks online, but there is really no substitute for being there and supporting the RISC OS community.
 
For more information, check out the show website.
 
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January News

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:37, 31/1/2019 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
 
Bounty updates from ROOL
 
RISC OS Blog reviews Doom.
 
!Vector now has a free manual (OpenVector) on !Store
 
Date for London Show confirmed as Saturday 26th October.
 
Review of RISC OS hardware option on RISC OS Blog
 
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RISC OS on youtube

Posted by Mark Stephens on 10:14, 26/1/2019 | ,
 
The video sharing site youtube is always an interesting place to find tutorials and see what other people are up to. There are some nice tutorials on how to update your RaspberryPi software, requests for help and people showing off their systems. There is plenty going on - what is your favourite link?
 
Latest RISC OS content on youtube can be from here.
 
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David Pilling Treasure Trove

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:02, 18/1/2019 | ,
 
If you are looking to learn about software, there is a treasure trove of source code and resources available on the Internet.
 
One of the more interesting resources is from David Pilling. He is something of a RISC OS legend (being behind OvationPro and many critical tools for RISC OS). His website lists his software and also includes several free utilities.
 
There is also an interesting section for 'retired' software here. Rather than just let the packages disappear, the source code is now available for all the ArcFax, Panorama, SparkFS and many other former commercial applications. Enjoy digging....
 
[Updated 18 January] Thanks to Sprow for pointing out SparkFS does not include source code
 
David Pilling website
 
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South-West Show Q and A

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:04, 11/1/2019 |
 
With the South-West Show a month away, we hunted down the organisers for some more details....
 
We noticed the venue has changed this year. What was the reasoning behind that?
Various exhibitors and some customers have said that as the old venue could only be reached by car that it was not suitable. One exhibitor last year backed out at the last moment citing this as the reason.
 
Is it still easy to reach via public transport and car?
It is now more easily reached. Bristol Meads mainline station is only 20 minutes walk away there are believe something like 11 bus routes that go past the hotel and it has a large car park off of a main route from the M4 motorway. There is a map on the website http://www.riscos-swshow.co.uk
 
Bristol is quite a trek for some. Is it possible to stay the night at the hotel? Is anything planned for the night before the show?
 
Yes it is. Nothing official is planned but usually a few early birds and exhibitors might gather in the bar for a chat.
 
Any other changes you can tell us about?
 
The format for the show will be similar to previous years
 
Who is exhibiting this year?
 
All the usual suspects. we will have an updated list on the website within the next week or so. But most exhibitors from previous years a few new ones should be coming.
 
Are you anticipating any interesting announcements this year at the South-West Show?
 
We always hope that there will be special announcements from the exhibitors.
 
Anything else you can tell us about?
 
RISC OS Developments Ltd will be giving a talk at the BCS on the 17th January in London to their Open Source Groups. Details will be on their website shortly.
 
South-West Show website
 
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