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The Icon Bar: News and features: Quickies: another random infodump

Quickies: another random infodump

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 12:12, 17/9/2001 | , ,
A press release has been sent out by Melotech about research being done with regards to RISC OS being used in education. The main thrust of the research is:
  1. What software is available for Education (freeware or commercial)
  2. Which parts of the National Curriculum it covers
  3. Whether the software is in development any more
  4. Whether the software house is commited to future RISC OS development
  5. Whether the software house would develop in the future should RISC OS sales in schools rise appropriately or Government policy changed.
They're asking for as many developers (and teachers) as possible to email sales@melotech.co.uk, with company logos if possible (vector format preferred) for inclusion in the resulting documentation. I'm not sure if they'll ever be able to pry the Government away from their close ties with Microsoft, but a hearty good luck and well done to Michael Stubbs for the attempt.

The RISC OS Enigma emulator continues to develop into one of the coolest toys of the year, with version 0.30 introducing even more emulation styles. As Paul Reuvers puts it, "Thanks for the many responses I've recieved after the release of the Enigma Simulator for RISC OS a couple of weeks ago. I didn't know there were so many people interested in the subject!" Even if you aren't into crypto and/or World War II spy stuff then at least take a look and admire the quality of the work that's gone into this extremely well presented piece of software. And if you're really sad, my photos from the fair at Bletchley Park are up, including pics of the real thing.

And I guess I should really have made some mention of Justin Fletcher's XML ports before now, although I think I'm correct in writing that they're still not up on his usual website. Go to http://homepage.ntlworld.com/justin.fletcher/XML/ for ports of libxml, xmllint, parsexml etc.

  Quickies: another random infodump
  (15:04 17/9/2001)
  Steve knutson (00:43 18/9/2001)
    Michael Stubbs @ Mel (00:59 18/9/2001)
Jon Hall Message #89125, posted at 15:04, 17/9/2001
Unregistered user Just had a go on the Enigma sim - excellent piece of work!
Well done Paul.
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Steve knutson Message #89126, posted at 00:43, 18/9/2001, in reply to message #89125
Unregistered user Good luck to Melotech. According to their web site, they have some RISCOS projects under development.
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Michael Stubbs @ Mel Message #89127, posted at 00:59, 18/9/2001, in reply to message #89126
Unregistered user We have what I refer to as a RISC OS Development plan - but that's about all I can say! Well, except to point out that Melotech is *not* involved in development of hardware or the operating system, just in case anyone reads too much into that ;-)

I have to say I am very pleased with the response I've been getting from people so far and it hasn't even reached the printed press yet. We should end up with a good bit of research here.
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