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David Pilling Treasure Trove

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:02, 18/1/2019 | ,
 
If you are looking to learn about software, there is a treasure trove of source code and resources available on the Internet.
 
One of the more interesting resources is from David Pilling. He is something of a RISC OS legend (being behind OvationPro and many critical tools for RISC OS). His website lists his software and also includes several free utilities.
 
There is also an interesting section for 'retired' software here. Rather than just let the packages disappear, the source code is now available for all the ArcFax, Panorama, SparkFS and many other former commercial applications. Enjoy digging....
 
[Updated 18 January] Thanks to Sprow for pointing out SparkFS does not include source code
 
David Pilling website
 
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December news

Posted by Mark Stephens on 10:24, 28/12/2018 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
 
RISC OS Blog has a review of Island of the Undead
 
Pipedream 4.56 released.
 
The long-awaited Riscository Wakefield show report is now online
 
Some interesting things are happening on riscos.fr
 
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November news

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:07, 30/11/2018 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
 
Elesar finds a way to improve performance on your Titanium machines with free software update.
 
New stunt drivers game from AmCoG games.
 
Updated free guide to VirtualRPC in Use available to download.
 
Review of the new RaspberryPi3 A+ on RISC OS blog.
 
Elesar update !Prophet to 3.95
 
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October News Headlines

Posted by Mark Stephens on 12:30, 31/10/2018 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
 
R-CompInfo released a 6th version of their Monitor software, offering more screen modes for Titanium.
 
RISC OS Developments acquire CastleInfo Technology. Expect lots of speculation on the Internet and some hard facts at the London Show.
 
Interesting article on Reading Manga on RISC OS on RISC OS blog.
 
The 10th London show. Read our report.
 
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September News round-up

Posted by Mark Stephens on 06:57, 28/9/2018 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
 
Orpheus Internet hits crowdfunding target.
 
Elesar offering a free 128GB SSD drive promotion with a new Titanium bought before 8th October.
 
Some packaging confessions and advice on running RISCOS OS directly on Linux The RISC OS Blog.
 
A video of ARM's 1992 presentation to Apple about the ARM610 - YouTube / Centre for Computing History
 
Reminder there is a show next month....
 
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DDE tools updated to DDE28c

Posted by Mark Stephens on 06:00, 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 07:11, 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 20:30, 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

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July News round-up

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RISC OS ports website

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RiscOSM continues to expand its horizons

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Font Directory Pro moves to 3.23

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CashBook and other goodies

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