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Drag'n'Drop Winter 2020 edition reviewed

Posted by Mark Stephens on 10:36, 3/4/2020 | ,
 

Drag'n'Drop magazine is now back into a regular publishing schedule. The latest edition was released at the recent South-West Show and reviewed here.
 
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What is your current RISC OS setup? (Martin)

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:36, 2/4/2020 | ,
 
Here's mine, it's used for hobby projects, not work ones.
 
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What is your current RISC OS setup? (Alan Adams)

Posted by Mark Stephens on 13:01, 1/4/2020 | ,
 
My definitely not minimalist setup. The main monitor is connected via KVM to
4 computers - ARMX6, RPC, Windows2003 server, Windows 10 laptop. The ARMX6
and the laptop are the ones mostly used.
 
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Episode VI - Return of the JFPatch

Posted by George Lucas on 00:00, 1/4/2020 | , , ,
 
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
 
*cue Star Wars theme*
Finally, it's here[1] - the cloud service that absolutely nobody asked
for, nobody wanted, and nobody will ever need!
 
JFPatch-as-a-service is now available at https://jfpatch.riscos.online/.
 
Harnessing the awesome power of cloud computing to provide the astounding
ability to build ARM assembly in a format that hardly anyone but the
author ever used. In the cloud. Did I mention that it's cloud based?
Because that makes it cool. Marvel at the astounding ability to create
26bit RISC OS modules that no modern hardware can run. Be shocked by the
complete lack of speed of building.
 
[1] For a short period.

*cut to C-3PO and R2-D2 making their way across Tatooine's surface*
 
R2-D2: Bleep bloop bleep
 
C-3PO: What do you mean you've never heard of JFPatch? It was written last century by one of the greatest RISC OS programmers of the time, gerph, who also went by the name -
 
R2-D2: Bleep bloop bleep
 
C-3PO: - yes, that's right. It allowed him to create many software patches and utilities which he then shared for free with people over the Internet. A true hero of his time! Unfortunately things took a turn for the worse when -
 
R2-D2: Bleep bloop bleep
 
C-3PO: - yes, that's right. For many years nothing was heard from him, and much of his software was lost from the Internet. But now he's back, and he's brought JFPatch with him! How marvellous!
 
R2-D2: Bleep bloop bleep
 
C-3PO: Yes, I know that he hasn't said how long he's back for or what his future plans are, but in these hard times we need to be thankful for every good thing that comes our way.
 
R2-D2: Bleep bloop bleep
 
C-3PO: *stops walking* Wait, it's just a "trendy" closed-source cloud service which could vanish at any moment, and doesn't work when accessed using NetSurf? Well, f -
 
*hard cut to next scene*
 

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What is the February RISC OS Iris browser release like?

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:32, 31/3/2020 |
 
One of the most exciting developments (for me personally) on RISC OS in the last 12 months has been the prospect of a modern browser on the platform. RISC OS Developments has been co-ordinating the development of not one but two separate browser projects - Iris and OWB. These are ports of existing Browsers to run on RISC OS. Of the two, Iris is based on the more modern Browser release.
 
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What is your current RISC OS setup? (Ed Smale)

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:16, 30/3/2020 | ,
 
I play for an amateur theatre company, and was getting ready to be the orchestra for Jekyll & Hyde the musical in May, but that's on hold now because of the pandemic.
 
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What is your current RISC OS setup? (Mark Stephens)

Posted by Mark Stephens on 09:30, 28/3/2020 |
 
If you are reading this article in UK (or most of the rest of the world currently), the chances are that you are in 'lockdown' at home. Millions of people have been hastily rearranging their homes so that they can try to carry on working from home as much as possible. So what does my setup look like?
 
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March News round-up

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:18, 27/3/2020 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
 
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RIP Jim Nagel - Computer Shopper to Archive

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Wakefield show postponed due to COVID-19

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Moving to RPCEmu for RISC OS on my Mac

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RISC OS interview with qUE

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February News Round-up

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RISC OS Direct RISC OS release - first impressions

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Recent discussions
- Drag'n'Drop Winter 2020 edition reviewed (News:1)
- What is your current RISC OS setup? (Mark Stephens) (News:5)
- What is your current RISC OS setup? (Martin) (News:)
- Episode VI - Return of the JFPatch (News:2)
- What is the February RISC OS Iris browser release like? (News:8)
- What is your current RISC OS setup? (Alan Adams) (News:)
- March News round-up (News:2)
- What is your current RISC OS setup? (Ed Smale) (News:1)
- Moving to RPCEmu for RISC OS on my Mac (News:6)
- RIP Jim Nagel - Computer Shopper to Archive (News:3)
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