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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

Posted by Mark Stephens on 06:55, 6/7/2018 |
 
Steve Fryatt is a well-known face in the RISC OS world and a regular fixture at RISC OS shows where his stand always has lots of interesting software.
 
His website hosts lots of free software including the free home accounts software CashBook. This has recently reached release 1.41
 
There are utilities like Locate, PrintPDF and PS2Paper, lots of games.
 
If you are looking to write your own software, there are Build Tools and a guide to Wimp Programming In C
 
Steve also has some interesting pages on his website on his non-RISC OS activities.
 
Steve Fryatt's website
 
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!Organizer updated to 2.28a

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:29, 22/6/2018 |
 
A surprise release at Wakefield 2018 was an updated version of !Organizer (2.28a). As the number suggests, this is an incremental update to fix bugs and also add minor improvements to the ToDo Section and the interaction with RiscOSM. According to the change log there are 30 changes in the code from v2.28
 
As with all recent releases of !Organizer, when you run the new software for the first time, it will do some house-keeping and update your data to the latest version.
 
Much of the software world is moving towards more incremental and regular releases, and it is nice to get more regular releases rather than just once a year. And if you have any ideas for features you would like to see in the next release, the developers are keen for your feedback.... (I would love more draggable items as I have become hooked on Trello at work).
 
!Organizer website
 
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55 BBC Micro Books on CD

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:53, 9/3/2018 | ,
 

If you are looking to experiment with BBC BASIC (or a bit of nostalgia), you should take a look at the 55 BBC Micro Books CD from Drag'N'Drop.
 
The disk consists of a wide range of BBC BASIC material, republished. The books themselves are included in multiple formats (PDF, HTML, Impression and EasiWriter) with the BASIC supplied as separate listings.
 
Many of the listings are quite short and targeted at the capabilities of the BBC range, but there is a lot of material here to explore, nicely presented. There is a wide range of programs and guides, with lots of games.
 

 
 
There are plenty of places to get lost, old friends to rediscover and new ones to find in this compilation of material.
 
The CD costs 12 pounds from Drag'N'Drop website
 
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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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DDE reaches release 28 and above

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Elesar quicks dispels stormy clouds

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!DualHead second release reviewed

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