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Wakefield Show 2021 Preview

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 15:45, 18/4/2021 | ,
 
This year's Wakefield Show is set to take place this coming Saturday, the 24th of April. With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic ruling out the possibility of a physical get-together, this is WROCC's first attempt at an all-online version of the show. "Visitors" won't have any show stalls to peruse, but instead there's a full day of virtual theatre presentations planned, with the whole event streamed for free on Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom.
 
Although the schedule is still subject to change, the day is currently planned out as follows:
  • 10:30 AM - AMCOG Games will be celebrating the release of their latest game, "Spy Mission: The Ice Caves of Dr. Atom", as well as giving updates on RDSP and the AMCOG Development Kit, and a quick look at their impressive back-catalogue of previous games.
  • 11:30 AM - A bumper two-hour slot for RISC OS Developments to discuss the latest OS developments (Iris web browser, new TCP/IP stack, Pinboard 2, and more), and R-Comp/RCI to discuss their latest hardware & software developments, including some surprises & special offers.
  • 1:30 PM - Half-hour lunch break
  • 2:00 PM - RISC OS Open with updates on OS development and the bounties
  • 3:00 PM - Sine Nomine Software will be demonstrating the forthcoming RiscOSM version 2.00, and development updates on their other software
  • 3:30 PM - Elesar will be showcasing the recently-resurrected TextEase Studio, as well as showing off some of their hardware products.
  • 4:00 PM - CJEInfo Micro's will no doubt be discussing the latest updates to their product line
  • 4:30 PM - Soft Rock Software are aiming to release an updated version of Escape from Exeria, the first game that was released under the SRS label
  • 5:00 PM - Cloverleaf Project will be discussing their new Kickstarter, their hardware projects, and Paolo Zaino's Desktop Modernisation project.
  • 5:30 PM - RISCOSbits will be showing off their range of cases and accessories (including their new Raspberry Pi 4 based "PiAno"), and maybe some previews of in-development products
  • 6:00 PM - The afterparty - the Zoom call will be left open to allow the participants to chat informally
Each presentation is planned to include a Q&A section at the end, with questions drawn from the Zoom audience - so if you want to take part in that, or the after-show discussion, make sure to email zoom@wakefieldshow.org.uk to receive an invite to the call.
 
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Reminder to set your clocks for Rougol talk on monday night

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:00, 16/4/2021 |
 
(As if you needed it), a quick reminder that Sophie Wilson (the co-designer of the BBC Micro and original designer of the ARM chip), will be giving a talk for Rougol on monday night about the Future or Microprocessors with a Q & A afterwards and lots of BBC/ RISC OS trivia.
 
The talk starts at 7:45pm and is free. You just need to ask ROUGOL for an invite...
 
Rougol website
 
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RISC OS interview with Chris Johnson

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:05, 12/4/2021 |
 
This time round, we talk to Chris Johnson, long time software developer of his own applications and more recently recently fo several 'orphan programs' from others.
 
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April update for Iris browser

Posted by Mark Stephens on 09:44, 7/4/2021 |
 
There is another update for the Iris browser (now version 1.010).
 
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March News Round-up

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:11, 29/3/2021 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
 
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LanMan98 revisited

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:56, 26/3/2021 |
 
Another program to be 'adopted' by RISC OS Developments in 2020 was LanMan98. This works with LanManFS. It provides faster access to Windows network shares and also better naming and mapping options. I wrote this article on 2.06 and RISC OS Developments have just released v2.08
 
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RISC OS Developments updates Iris

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:11, 22/3/2021 |
 
Iris continues to evolve and RISC OS Developments announced v1.008 in their latest newsletter.
 
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Git comes to RISC OS

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:23, 18/3/2021 |
 
If you keep an eye on the RISC OS bounties, you will have noticed one for Git. The bounty is now underway and more details are here. In this article we explain all you need to know about Git.
 
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Daryl Dudey talks about Graphics Programming Using DARIC

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Daryl Dudey ROUGOL interview on monday

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Acorn Preservation Team want to help archive your old data before it's too late

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ROOL updates DDE

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Another new game to keep you busy....

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Archive 2021 Issue 2 reviewed

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