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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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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

Posted by Mark Stephens on 15:42, 26/3/2020 |
 
We are all very sad at The Icon Bar to hear that Jim Nagel has died (not related to the current pandemic).
 
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Wakefield show postponed due to COVID-19

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 22:38, 17/3/2020 | , ,
 
The Wakefield show organisers have announced that this year's show has been postponed, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic:
"Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club regrets to announce that, in the light of the coronavirus (COVID-19)
outbreak, the 25th Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Computer Show will NOT go ahead on the 18th April 2020, and
will have to be postponed. We will endeavour to contact all exhibitors directly in the coming days, and
further announcements regarding the event will be made in due course, once the situation becomes
clearer."
Anyone know a good virus killer?
 
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February News Round-up

Posted by Mark Stephens on 15:59, 28/2/2020 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
 
Second edition of Chris Hall's newsletter released
 
Updates from Adrian Lees on Geminus/Evince and chance to be a beta tester.
 
ROOL updates us on DDE 29
 
RISC OS Direct live launched. Watch the first video.
 
Reminder of Wakefield show on Saturday 18th April
 
Read our report on the South-West Show or watch the youtube feed
 
Interesting blog post on why RICOS OS?
 
Adrian Lees updates us on Geminus improvements and releases version for RaspberryPi 4
 
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Archive Magazine website gets a quiet facelift

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:49, 7/2/2020 |
 
The Archive website used to be one of those things you could rely on. Whatever else altered in your life, the Archive website would never change....
 
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January News Round-up

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:31, 31/1/2020 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
 
!ChatCube messenger client for RISC OS from Cloverleaf Project.
 
New applet for Ovation from Gavin Crawford to play a sound after printing has finished.
 
Elesar adds a real-time clock option to its Wifi HAT card for Raspberry Pi
 
ROUGOL has a new venue for its meetings
 
ADFFS 2.68 released
 
Prophet updated to version 4.05 . Bugs fix release.
 
Details on Annual Big ben Club day - May 16th 2020 posted on ROOL forums.
 
A video of Matt Evans' "Ultimate Acorn Archimedes Talk", which discusses many of the technical details of the original generation of Archimedes machines.
 
The South-West Show next month has an updated list of exhibitors including the very welcome return of mw-software.
 
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Rougol kicks off the new decade with a new venue and a talk by Richard Brown

Posted by Mark Stephens on 21:04, 20/1/2020 |
 
The first ROUGOL meeting of the new decade kicked off on monday night at a new venue. After 18 years, the Duke of Sussex (very near Waterloo Bridge) is the new (possibly permanent) home for the meetings. They do a good selection of food and provide a quiet room upstairs, wifi and a big display screen. There were 18 people at the meeting which kicked off at .745pm
 
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