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The Icon Bar: News and features: Another new RISC OS portal launched
 

Another new RISC OS portal launched

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 12:26, 19/8/2001 | , ,
 
As the debate rages over the dead tree RISC OS news outlets, another online presence is born. www.myriscos.co.uk went online Thursday, and uses a Slashdot-style interface written in PHP.

Source: Cybervillage
 

  Another new RISC OS portal launched
  (17:34 19/8/2001)
  MyRISCOS (17:48 19/8/2001)
    guest (23:10 19/8/2001)
      Jeffrey Lee (13:37 20/8/2001)
        Mr Jake Monkeyson (13:58 20/8/2001)
          Andrew Poole (RISCOS (21:27 20/8/2001)
            Jeffrey Lee (13:17 21/8/2001)
              Andrew Weston (13:41 21/8/2001)
                Rob Kendrick (14:24 21/8/2001)
                  Andrew Weston (18:03 21/8/2001)
                    Rob Kendrick (20:29 21/8/2001)
                      Andrew Weston (21:10 21/8/2001)
                        Tim Fountain (21:44 21/8/2001)
                          Gunnlaugur Jonsson (23:50 21/8/2001)
                            Lee Johnston (08:24 22/8/2001)
                              Rob Kendrick (10:55 22/8/2001)
                                Jeffrey Lee (11:17 22/8/2001)
                                  Andrew Weston (13:54 22/8/2001)
                                    Rob Kendrick (15:46 22/8/2001)
                                      Richard Goodwin (17:20 22/8/2001)
                                        Andrew Weston (20:04 22/8/2001)
                                          Andrew Weston (20:05 22/8/2001)
                                            Andrew Weston (20:06 22/8/2001)
                                              Chief Whigham (20:07 22/8/2001)
                                                Chief Whigham (22:05 22/8/2001)
 
Thundersticks Message #88976, posted at 17:34, 19/8/2001
Unregistered user It only takes a holiday for a portal to become dead doesn't it? ;-)
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MyRISCOS Message #88977, posted at 17:48, 19/8/2001, in reply to message #88976
Unregistered user And allows you to submit your own news items / stories as per Slashdot (www.slashdot.org) :-) .
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guest Message #88978, posted at 23:10, 19/8/2001, in reply to message #88977
Unregistered user So what, basically, is the use of it over Usenet ? Is it likely to have he same amount of drivel as Slashdot ? Or the same amount as usenet ?
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Jeffrey Lee Message #88979, posted at 13:37, 20/8/2001, in reply to message #88978
Unregistered user Looks good to me, although some of those avatars are a bit wierd...
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Mr Jake Monkeyson Message #88980, posted at 13:58, 20/8/2001, in reply to message #88979
Unregistered user Yeah, no monkey pictures :(

All we need is to create some RISC OS news! There seems a lot of effort being put into new disc magazines, portals, and so on, but not enough happening for them to report.

Everybody, go write some PD software, or develop USB, or kidnap the Queen Mother, or something.
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Andrew Poole (RISCOS Message #88981, posted at 21:27, 20/8/2001, in reply to message #88980
Unregistered user Back to the first post, a holiday? RISCOS.net was well, dead for a long time, and has been up for a month or two now, and hasn't picked up at all.

Don't get me wrong, we get a few hits, but not even a third of the hits of the others about.

And to top it all off, today the leased line it runs on is down, but the site is accessible, not through it's main address, but otherwise. and I can't access the update pages at all though :-(

Portals are good when they are working and actually get visitors. Otherwise it can be downheartening to the people running it when they get few hits to the site, so it's a precarious position that the webmasters are in. If MyRISCOS can get the visitors, it will be a very nice site (if they get a logo too!)

I think I've started babbling now :-)

Andy.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #88982, posted at 13:17, 21/8/2001, in reply to message #88981
Unregistered user Strangely enough I remember offering to write some programming tutorials for TIB, but apart from 1 poll to find out how many people would benefit from them it never got any further...
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Andrew Weston Message #88983, posted at 13:41, 21/8/2001, in reply to message #88982
Unregistered user Jeffrey,

Write them for Acorn User. It;s a bigger and I'd think more appreciative audience.
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Rob Kendrick Message #88984, posted at 14:24, 21/8/2001, in reply to message #88983
Unregistered user I think most people who read TIB are 'appreciative' of TIB, but can see the massive shortcommings of AU.

It surprises me that there seem to be more blind-advocates of AU than blind-advocates of RISC OS!

The world is a strange place.
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Andrew Weston Message #88985, posted at 18:03, 21/8/2001, in reply to message #88984
Unregistered user Acorn User is a nice magazine and programming tutorials would both make an interesting read and be useful to a larger audience, I suspect, than TIB.

As for RISC OS advocates, I suspect many like it's plesant and efficient GUI, in-built programming languages and the software they use.
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Rob Kendrick Message #88986, posted at 20:29, 21/8/2001, in reply to message #88985
Unregistered user Yes, and many people like other OSes because of their efficient GUIs, in-build programming languages, and the software they use. :)
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Andrew Weston Message #88987, posted at 21:10, 21/8/2001, in reply to message #88986
Unregistered user So let's say that personal preferences do not necessarily make people 'blind'.
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Tim Fountain Message #88988, posted at 21:44, 21/8/2001, in reply to message #88987
Unregistered user Article contributions for TIB are always welcome :).
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Gunnlaugur Jonsson Message #88989, posted at 23:50, 21/8/2001, in reply to message #88988
Unregistered user Jeffrey - write that tutorial, someone will want to publish it and if it's a C++ tutorial it's much needed for RISC OS!
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Lee Johnston Message #88990, posted at 08:24, 22/8/2001, in reply to message #88989
Unregistered user I don't think a general C++ tutorial has much merit. People are far better off checking out places like

http://www.programmingtutorials.com/main.asp

Thinking in C++ is freely available at

http://www.mindview.net/Books/TICPP/ThinkingInCPP2e.html

and there are probably dozens of other sites out there.

What's lacking are RISC OS specific tutorials - it doesn't help though that there hasn't been a standard way to create applications since we all learnt about SWIs. RiscOS_Lib as supplied with Acorn CV4 has a reputation for being next to useless without the source code and the toolbox doesn't seem to have really taken off (Acorn really should have created a good class library to sit on it).

I remember a comment a long time ago by Andrew Rawnsley while he was still at RISC OS Ltd that they were looking into the possibility of low cost development kit based around GCC with the ResEd tools. Well I guess that fell through (to be fair to Andrew he only mooted the possibility and then left RISC OS Ltd). This is another area of concern to me - I know Pace own the C environment and the engineers there are trying to get it released but I don't see RISC OS Ltd doing anything - must be very hush hush ;)

I'm as guilty as anyone for not writing articles - my networking tutorial got cut short after one article. Then again this was partially because of a certain VOTI-Artex announcement.
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Rob Kendrick Message #88991, posted at 10:55, 22/8/2001, in reply to message #88990
Unregistered user Blind advocation is not equal to personal preference or opinion. Saying that it does, however, simply shows unwillingness to see anything else, which /is/ blind advocation.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #88992, posted at 11:17, 22/8/2001, in reply to message #88991
Unregistered user The programming tutorial discussion is now being carried on over here...

http://www.iconbar.com/alpha-board/viewthread.php3?forum=programming&threadid=998478854-273
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Andrew Weston Message #88993, posted at 13:54, 22/8/2001, in reply to message #88992
Unregistered user I'm sorry Rob, I thought you were calling /me/ blind.
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Rob Kendrick Message #88994, posted at 15:46, 22/8/2001, in reply to message #88993
Unregistered user I never said that. Read things carefully :)
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Richard Goodwin Message #88995, posted at 17:20, 22/8/2001, in reply to message #88994
Unregistered user Apologies? It's not like that on Usenet... >;-)
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Andrew Weston Message #88996, posted at 20:04, 22/8/2001, in reply to message #88995
Unregistered user It was a strong inference Rob even if you didn't say it, and I fuind it hard to see how anybody would interpret that you didn't say 'blind-advocates of AU' when it is written above directly after my commment!
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Andrew Weston Message #88997, posted at 20:05, 22/8/2001, in reply to message #88996
Unregistered user It was a strong inference Rob even if you didn't say it, and I fuind it hard to see how anybody would interpret that you didn't say 'blind-advocates of AU' when it is written above directly after my commment!
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Andrew Weston Message #88998, posted at 20:06, 22/8/2001, in reply to message #88997
Unregistered user We like to keep things civilised around here Richard ;-)
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Chief Whigham Message #88999, posted at 20:07, 22/8/2001, in reply to message #88998
Unregistered user Acorn User! Hurrah!
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Chief Whigham Message #89000, posted at 22:05, 22/8/2001, in reply to message #88999
Unregistered user "Looks like there's beer comming out of the Simpson's place - I'm proceeding on foot."
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