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DDE tools updated to DDE28c

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:00, 21/9/2018 |
 
Over the summer, ROOL quietly slipped out another update to their DDE toolset. We saw an update in April and the July release of DDEc is another incremental release.
 
There are some changes to !C++ and !CC applications and existing users can update just by copying the existing files onto the existing release. New copies on the ROOL store are using the latest release.
 
While there is no real features, it is really important to see such a critical tool being maintained and updated.
 
ROOL also mention in their release email the bounty to add ARMv7 inline assembler to the C Compiler. If you are interested in contributing to this bounty, details are here.
 
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August News round-up

Posted by Mark Stephens on 08:11, 31/8/2018 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
 
DDE28c update from ROOL.
 
Prophet Version 3.94 and Font Directory Pro 3.23 now available from Elesar
 
Orpheus Internet launches a crowdfunding campaign to finance the upgrading of their services. Latest total
 
It is games month on RISC OS blog!
 
New 32bit version of Dickie Brickie now on !Store for free.
 
R-CompInfo SP12a brings DualMonitor version 5 and lots of RISC OS 5.24 software updates to TiMachine.
 
The ROOL TCP/IP "phase 1" bounty reaches a major milestone with a beta release of the updated AcornSSL module, supporting the modern TLS protocol instead of the old and insecure SSL protocol.
 
André Timmermans releases DigitalCD 3.11 and KinoAmp 0.48. The new version of KinoAmp is able to use hardware overlays for improved playback performance on machines and OS versions which support that functionality.
 
ADFFS 2.68 released. ROOL have also updated their website
 
IconBar will be running regular articles over the Autumn after a bit of a summer break. We kick off next friday with an interview....
 
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The state of PackMan in 2018

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 21:30, 20/8/2018 | , , , , ,
 
In a previous article we've looked at what software is available via !PackMan. But what if you're a developer who wants to get your software listed - where do you start?
 
 
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Elesar releases new version of Prophet

Posted by Mark Stephens on 16:50, 13/8/2018 |
 
Hot on the heels of updating Font Directory Pro, Elesar have announced a new release of the resurrected Accounting package Prophet.
 
The main changes in the new releases have been to bring the software so that it runs on all modern machines with a nice set of RISC OS 4 or 5 icons and does not need Aemulor to run on 32bit. Oh, and it understands the tax system in 2018.
 
There is also a revised 262 page manual for the product.
 
Elesar has been developing quite a track record of reviving and updating old RISC OS software, and we look forward to seeing what they have planned for Prophet (and what other surprises they spring on us).
 
Website link with a new license for 97.20 (Including VAT) or 68.40 for an upgrade.
 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
 


 
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July News round-up

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:37, 31/7/2018 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
 
Interesting debugging tool called BreakAid that hooks into the OS breakpoint system.
 
Review of Jason Tribbeck's game Equinox on RISC OS blog.
 
Elesar releases new version 3.23 of Font Directory Pro
 
R-CompInfo have announced that their new mini.m computer is available for sale, squeezing the power of their ARMX6 into a much smaller and cheaper package.
 
Mark will be taking a break from writing articles over the summer holiday.
 
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RISC OS ports website

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:26, 27/7/2018 |
 
If you are a MacOS user, you have probably heard of MacPorts (unless you are a Howebrew fan).
 
RISC OS users have a similarly named website at http://www.riscosports.co.uk
 
This site has a good collection of software including lot of Emulators for classic consoles and machines, Games, and a selection of downloads.
 
There are also some programs compiled with VFP support, including Quake, POVRay and MuView.
 
You will also find Raspberry Pi specific items including Khronos.
 
Finally there are some fun little OpenGL examples and some useful resources.
 
Some of the software is older release (ie Vice) but the site is still being update in 2018 and there is plenty of interest to download and try.
 
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RiscOSM continues to expand its horizons

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:05, 20/7/2018 |
 
We wrote previously about the welcome continued improvements in Organizer. Another application which continues to see welcome regular improvements is RiscOSM, the software which allows you to create your own maps from raw data. These can then be exported to other RISC OS applications.
 
You can review the version history online. The latest update is 20th June 2018. As well as lots of bug fixes, Sine Nomine continue to expand the software in two key directions.
 
Firstly the software features allow you to do more and more with the maps. A highlight of the recent Wakefield show was watching the enthusiastic demonstration of the new editor features for changing paths.
 
Secondly, a map creation program is only as good as the raw data it is able to use. There is now a large range of data available for use covering not just UK but large parts of Europe, America and Australia. The software now also offers integration to some online photo resources.
 
It is great to see the software continuing to evolve, and we look forward to seeing what Sine Nomine will be showing at the next Show.
 
RiscOSM website
 
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Font Directory Pro moves to 3.23

Posted by Mark Stephens on 06:44, 13/7/2018 |
 
Elesar have released an updated version of Font Directory Pro. As the version number suggests, this is just an incremental update. It does add one really useful feature (suggested by a user) to allow text on the global clipboard to be used in the application.
 
It is good to see the software being updated, and Elesar are always keen to hear if you have any other ideas for improving the software.
 
The update is free to existing users (you should have received an email if you are registered) and can be purchased online
 
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CashBook and other goodies

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!Organizer updated to 2.28a

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55 BBC Micro Books on CD

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Returning to ImpressionX

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ArtWorks 2.X3 released

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!OBrowse reviewed

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