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Fireworkz Pro 2.22 update

Posted by Mark Stephens on 11:19, 14/6/2019 |
 
The latest update to FireWorkz Pro was demonstrated at the recent Wakefield and SW Shows. FireWorkz is a key RISC OS application, so it is good to see it continuing to evolve and be developed. So what is new?
 
The 2.22 update release is an incremental update with several nice to have features. The headline figure of this release was a new Statement view mode. This displays your data more like a traditional bank statement. Rows are displayed in alternative gray and white backgrounds, making it much easier to read. You can also use this to good effect in split view mode.
 
There are also some improvements to the Database in FireWorkz and better mail merge. In his Show talks, Andrew showed how the software now removes blank lines so documents appear to be neatly formatted.
 
As with every release, there are also bug fixes and some UI tweaks.
 
As usual, existing user scan purchase an upgrade and the software can be obtained directly from R-CompInfo or on !Store
 
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RISC OS Interview with Sophia “sapphire” Bartram

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:10, 7/6/2019 |
 
This time round we would like to introduce you to a talented, young programmer you may well have met on the AMCOG games stand at recent RISC OS shows. Many thanks to Sophia for taking part.
 
Would you like to introduce yourself?
 
Hello I am Sophia “sapphire” Bartram
 
How long have you been using RISC OS?
 
4 years, playing my dad’s games which he made.
 
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May News Round-up

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:58, 31/5/2019 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
 
Wakefield talk videos are now online to watch.
 
A nice port of Silexars Creation demo from Jeffrey Lee on his website
 
A simple git client for RISC OS ported.
 
Amcog Games appeared on Wi-fi Sheep youtube channel.
 
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New RISC OS bounties announced at Wakefield 2019

Posted by Mark Stephens on 11:27, 17/5/2019 |
 
Wakefield 2019 saw a large number of new Bounties announced for taking RISC OS forward (dragging it kicking and screaming into the 21st Century).
 
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Amcog Games Escape from the Arcade reviewed

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:06, 10/5/2019 |
 
One of the many exciting reasons to be at Wakefield 2019 was to visit the Amcog Games stand and see (and indeed buy!) their new game "Escape from the Arcade". This is their latest maze/platform game and should run on just about any RISC OS 4/5 system (I am playing it on my TItanium).
 
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April News Round-up

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:00, 30/4/2019 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
 
New release of NetFetch - now version 5.50
 
Fireworkz Pro 2.22 now available on !Store or from R-Comp
 
There was a show in Wakefield. Read our report here
 
A new version of StrongEd (4.69) can found on the StrongED website
 
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Wakefield Show 2019 Report

Posted by Mark Stephens on 17:21, 27/4/2019 |
 
The Wakefield Show took place in a slightly windswept Wakefield today. The hotel has introduced charges to discourage people from using their ample car park for general parking. There was a tablet to avoid these for all attendees at the show desk.
 
The show format was very familiar from previous years with 2 rooms (a RISC OS room and an 8bit room), a theatre. 
 
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Wakefield show 2019 in pIctures

Posted by Mark Stephens on 12:00, 27/4/2019 |
 

Take a walk around the Wakefield 2019 with us....

(Click on the thumbnails for the bigger image)


 
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Wakefield 2019 Show Preview

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Elesar releases Prophet 4

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R-Comp releases 2 new machines at SW show

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Internet integration added to RiscOSM

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2 new Web browsers preview at SW Show

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