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The Icon Bar: News and features: Wakefield Show this Weekend
 

Wakefield Show this Weekend

Posted by Chris on 21:26, 22/4/2010 | , ,
 
Wakefield Show logoThe fifteenth Wakefield Show will take place this weekend in, er, Wakefield. It runs from 10.30am to 4pm this Saturday, and a ticket will set you back a fiver (free for children).
 
There are quite a few exhibitors confirmed, including both RISC OS Ltd and RISC OS Open. The former will have the latest versions of RISC OS SIX, while the latter will be demonstrating the latest builds of the open source Beagleboard port, and possibly even a Touchbook running RISC OS. Other highlights will (hopefully) include:
  • NetSurf 2.5, including all the latest improvements and fixes
  • Messenger Pro 6 - lots of updates to the leading commercial email client for RISC OS
  • Latest versions of MW Software's applications, including the new PostScript 3 printer drivers
  • Latest versions of CashBook, PrintPDF, Organizer 2, and other apps
There'll be theatre presentations from all the usual suspects, including ROOL, ROL, R-Comp and MW Software. For more information, head over to the website.
 
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Trevor Johnson Message #114096, posted by trevj at 16:09, 23/4/2010
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I wonder if the AA will be signing it as the RISCO OS show again? tongue
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Jason Togneri Message #114097, posted by filecore at 17:10, 23/4/2010, in reply to message #114096

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Considering how many people have heard of it in this day and age (and that's a lot fewer than have vague memories of "Acorn" and "Archimedes" from school), I think the AA did quite well, actually.
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Bryan Hogan Message #114098, posted by helpful at 19:26, 23/4/2010, in reply to message #114097
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The opening times are wrong on this article - it says 10am - 4.30pm on the show website.

Because of the engineering works on the trains between London and Wakefield, I've come up on Friday and I'm now sitting in my room in the Cedar Court Hotel, which seems to be right under the new location of the show!
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Martin Bazley Message #114101, posted by swirlythingy at 22:10, 23/4/2010, in reply to message #114096

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Can we expect a Drobe-style write-up of the show on here after it happens for those of us who can't attend? It looks like being an interesting one!
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Phil Mellor Message #114102, posted by monkeyson2 at 22:26, 23/4/2010, in reply to message #114101
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Can we expect a Drobe-style write-up of the show on here after it happens for those of us who can't attend? It looks like being an interesting one!
Drobe style? Why not Iconbar style? tongue

EDIT: found another URL that the forum code can't parse correctly wink

[Edited by monkeyson2 at 22:27, 23/4/2010]
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Rob Kendrick Message #114103, posted by nunfetishist at 00:58, 24/4/2010, in reply to message #114102
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OH GOD OH GOD OH GOD WHY AM I NOT IN BED YET?
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Phil Mellor Message #114107, posted by monkeyson2 at 13:20, 24/4/2010, in reply to message #114103
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I'm live tweeting from the show - http://twitter.com/monkeyson
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Jason Togneri Message #114108, posted by filecore at 13:34, 24/4/2010, in reply to message #114107

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I'm live tweeting from the show - http://twitter.com/monkeyson
A RISC OS show full of twits? Surely not.
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Chris Williams Message #114109, posted by diodesign at 15:48, 24/4/2010, in reply to message #114107
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I'm live tweeting from the show - http://twitter.com/monkeyson
Cheers for making me giggle and rage at the same time with tweets like these...

#wakey10 Paul Middleton is showing off all the ways you can display a desktop wallpaper - stretch, fit, tile etc.

#wakey10 Draw application doesn't have user interface for the back end charting facility. Instead we are shown how to resize a rectangle.

#wakey10 That's it. The grand finale was a demo of keyboard navigation in the Filer and failing play an incompatible MPEG.
*** edit: rant snipped. tldr: Nice to see some stuff happening betwixt utter madness.

[Edited by diodesign at 15:53, 24/4/2010]
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Simon Willcocks Message #114110, posted by Stoppers at 16:16, 24/4/2010, in reply to message #114109
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Aw, I missed it!
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VinceH Message #114112, posted by VincceH at 17:18, 24/4/2010, in reply to message #114108
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I'm live tweeting from the show - http://twitter.com/monkeyson
A RISC OS show full of twits? Surely not.
It's worse than that - there were a load of mugs on the RISC OS Open Ltd stand!
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Phil Mellor Message #114113, posted by monkeyson2 at 19:30, 24/4/2010, in reply to message #114112
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My twitter feed will probably get filled with me whinging about the onscreen graphics during Doctor Who, so search for the #wakey10 tag instead: http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23wakey10
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Trevor Johnson Message #114114, posted by trevj at 20:31, 24/4/2010, in reply to message #114107
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I'm live tweeting from the show - http://twitter.com/monkeyson

#wakey10 ROOL are pleasantly surprised that there are new people interested in RISC OS. (Not lapsed ex-Acorn types - new ones!)
Wow! When was the last time this happened? arc
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Trevor Johnson Message #114115, posted by trevj at 20:37, 24/4/2010, in reply to message #114112
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It's worse than that - there were a load of mugs on the RISC OS Open Ltd stand!
That's not so bad. It confirms (as if we needed to know) that the mugs were neither behind the stand nor in front of it wink
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Jason Togneri Message #114116, posted by filecore at 20:55, 24/4/2010, in reply to message #114114

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#wakey10 ROOL are pleasantly surprised that there are new people interested in RISC OS. (Not lapsed ex-Acorn types - new ones!)
Wow! When was the last time this happened?
Um... when the Beagleboard was released?
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VinceH Message #114127, posted by VincceH at 16:17, 25/4/2010, in reply to message #114116
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I now understand why RISCOS Ltd's corporate colour is green, in that AFAICR Paul Middleton always wears a green t-shirt at shows. The reason is here:

(adopts a terrible Irish accent and raises voice an octave or two)

Paul Middleton is a wee little leprechaun. Aww...
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Trevor Johnson Message #114130, posted by trevj at 17:55, 25/4/2010, in reply to message #114116
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Um... when the Beagleboard was released?
Possibly... not much evidence here though.
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Jason Togneri Message #114131, posted by filecore at 18:08, 25/4/2010, in reply to message #114130

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RISC OS people didn't join the Beagleboard community; Beagleboard people joined the RISC OS community. You're searching in the wrong place (and more specifically, RISC OS-related IRC channels have been abuzz with RO/BB talk).
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Trevor Johnson Message #114134, posted by trevj at 19:56, 25/4/2010, in reply to message #114131
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RISC OS people didn't join the Beagleboard community
Which is why I didn't search under c.s.a.*.
Beagleboard people joined the RISC OS community. You're searching in the wrong place
Perhaps there are online forums of BeagleBoard users where they're excited by the prospect of trying RISC OS - if so I've missed them or forgotten about them. (And the Touch Book forums don't show much new RO interest to date either.)
(and more specifically, RISC OS-related IRC channels have been abuzz with RO/BB talk).
I've not been on IRC for about 15 years so am not really in a position to comment... but even so, following your argument, is there a lot of RO talk on the BB channel? Cheers anyway - just happy to learn of the news really. Hope you are too!
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Phil Mellor Message #114135, posted by monkeyson2 at 20:11, 25/4/2010, in reply to message #114134
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It will probably only be one or two users and they may have engaged in private correspondence rather than ask on a public forum. Let's not scare them off by having an argument about whether they exist or not. smile

Anyway - here's a new article with my photos and tweets from the show:

http://www.iconbar.com/articles/Wakefield_2010_photos_and_tweets/index1257.html
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Jason Togneri Message #114137, posted by filecore at 21:12, 25/4/2010, in reply to message #114134

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following your argument, is there a lot of RO talk on the BB channel?
Following my argument, I can say that yes, there is a lot of talk about RISC OS snd the Beagleboard. Mosts of it happens on IRCnet/#riscos. As for talk on the Beagleboard channels - why are you so obsessed with it that way round? I couldn't possibly comment, since I'm a RISC OS user and not a Beagleboard user, and therefore don't frequent their IRC channels or forums.
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Eric Rucker Message #114138, posted by bhtooefr at 21:37, 25/4/2010, in reply to message #114137
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What he's asking is whether RO is being discussed in other communities than the RO community, I believe.

If it's being discussed extensively in other communities, that means it's a potential source of new users. RO users discussing Beagleboards means interest in new hardware, but no new users. Beagleboard users discussing RO may mean new users have interest in playing with the OS.

Anecdote is not the singular of data, but I do know someone who is getting a Beagleboard, and plans to run RISC OS on it (as well as Linux,) to play with the OS.
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Trevor Johnson Message #114139, posted by trevj at 02:33, 26/4/2010, in reply to message #114138
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What he's asking is whether RO is being discussed in other communities than the RO community, I believe.
Indeed. (Not lapsed ex-Acorn types - new ones!)
Let's not scare them off by having an argument about whether they exist or not. smile
Couldn't agree more. Please come back, new users. We'll try to bicker no more!
I do know someone who is getting a Beagleboard, and plans to run RISC OS on it (as well as Linux,) to play with the OS.
More good news! How long do you think it'll be before there's a RISC OS show in the US? grin
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Eric Rucker Message #114140, posted by bhtooefr at 03:19, 26/4/2010, in reply to message #114139
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I suspect that if there is one, it'll be more like hijacking someone else's event that everyone was going to go to anyway. laugh

(And, I highly doubt there'll be the critical mass to actually have such an event. More like a couple of RISC OS users that happen to be in the same area at the same time meeting up. The US is pretty big, and there's not many active users at all. wink)

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van Engelen Thomas Message #114148, posted by highlandcattle at 09:58, 27/4/2010, in reply to message #114130
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Um... when the Beagleboard was released?
Possibly... not much evidence here though.

That is because you have typed RISC OS wrong. It must be with all capitals!!!! The devil wil get you now!

[Edited by highlandcattle at 09:59, 27/4/2010]
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Trevor Johnson Message #114149, posted by trevj at 10:07, 27/4/2010, in reply to message #114148
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That is because you have typed RISC OS wrong. It must be with all capitals!!!! The devil wil get you now!
Ah - excuse me... I must've been getting confused with the ROOL forum search!
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van Engelen Thomas Message #114151, posted by highlandcattle at 11:37, 27/4/2010, in reply to message #114149
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Touché wink

By the way I've finally got network going on my IGEPv2 board and I'm typing this straight from that. Almost turning into a fully usable computer...
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Trevor Johnson Message #114164, posted by trevj at 21:27, 28/4/2010, in reply to message #114151
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By the way I've finally got network going on my IGEPv2 board and I'm typing this straight from that. Almost turning into a fully usable computer...
Just got the network going on my BeagleBoard! big grin
cog RISC OS rules! cog
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van Engelen Thomas Message #114212, posted by highlandcattle at 07:52, 30/4/2010, in reply to message #114164
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Hooray!
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Graham Thurlwell Message #114243, posted by Jades at 22:10, 2/5/2010, in reply to message #114212
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To my considerable annoyance, my family's Omega chose /this/ weekend for its hard drive to enter the Disc Error 10 Spiral of Death rather than a few days before the Show. frown

Luckily, I installed a network card in it several months ago and I'm currently ShareFSing the files over to my A9. I managed to semi-fix the drive with DiscKnight (money well spent, BTW) and got to the desktop to do the transfer but on this session I've only managed to get to the command prompt and had to set networking up via the command line.

New drive time, methinks.
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