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The Icon Bar: News and features: January News round-up
 

January News round-up

Posted by Mark Stephens on 16:38, 29/1/2021 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?

Lots of interesting items in the WROCC January Newsletter
 
TextEase updated to 5.97 with bug fixes and updated manual
 
Cloverleaf Kickstarter ends with some new plans
 
Wakefield Show will be online
 
  January News round-up
  Kevsoft (19:24 29/1/2021)
  arawnsley (20:27 29/1/2021)
    helpful (18:52 30/1/2021)
    markee174 (19:57 30/1/2021)
      helpful (05:49 31/1/2021)
        arawnsley (18:52 31/1/2021)
          Kevsoft (19:18 31/1/2021)
          markee174 (19:26 31/1/2021)
    Kuemmel (11:09 1/2/2021)
      arawnsley (13:58 2/2/2021)
        Kuemmel (17:25 2/2/2021)
          richw (20:35 2/2/2021)
            arawnsley (23:17 2/2/2021)
 
Kevin Wells Message #125066, posted by Kevsoft at 19:24, 29/1/2021
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MPdata+ rewritten and upto version 2.00

MPdata+ is an application to help keep tabs on your Member of the UK Parliament,

https://kevsoft.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/mpdata-goes-to-version-2-00/
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Andrew Rawnsley Message #125067, posted by arawnsley at 20:27, 29/1/2021, in reply to message #125066
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RISC OS Direct Pi 4 / 400 update now live at http://www.riscosdev.com/direct

This also includes a number of application updates as well as new OS features etc.
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Bryan Hogan Message #125068, posted by helpful at 18:52, 30/1/2021, in reply to message #125067
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Great news!

RISC OS Direct Pi 4 / 400 update now live at http://www.riscosdev.com/direct
The link to the mirror at the bottom of that page is wrong, link not found.

Also, 500pix fixed width page, yuck :-(
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Mark Stephens Message #125069, posted by markee174 at 19:57, 30/1/2021, in reply to message #125067
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Any news on the south-west show which is traditionally in February?
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Bryan Hogan Message #125070, posted by helpful at 05:49, 31/1/2021, in reply to message #125069
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AIUI there is no South West show this year, and the Wakefield show will be online on Saturday 24th April.
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Andrew Rawnsley Message #125071, posted by arawnsley at 18:52, 31/1/2021, in reply to message #125070
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We aren't running a SW show this year, because Wakefield were concerned that two digital shows in such close proximity would be repetitious. We agreed, so the smaller show "took one for the team".
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Kevin Wells Message #125072, posted by Kevsoft at 19:18, 31/1/2021, in reply to message #125071
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We aren't running a SW show this year, because Wakefield were concerned that two digital shows in such close proximity would be repetitious. We agreed, so the smaller show "took one for the team".
I guess a virtual show location is not important either.
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Mark Stephens Message #125073, posted by markee174 at 19:26, 31/1/2021, in reply to message #125071
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Would it be worth updating the south west show site and putting out an official announcement?
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Michael Kübel Message #125074, posted by Kuemmel at 11:09, 1/2/2021, in reply to message #125067
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RISC OS Direct Pi 4 / 400 update now live at http://www.riscosdev.com/direct

This also includes a number of application updates as well as new OS features etc.
@Andrew: Now both links for the complete disc images are dead...would be nice if you can fix it soon...lots of people would go for that I think. Especially people new to RISC OS. Just tell us and in the RISC OS Open forum when it's done...
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Andrew Rawnsley Message #125075, posted by arawnsley at 13:58, 2/2/2021, in reply to message #125074
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Hi Michael - could you refresh the page please because I updated the links first thing Monday morning. I'm just wondering if you tried just moments before my upload, as it would have been around the time you posted.

Bad luck/timing, I think (hope!).

The mirror is still down, though, because Google seem to have eaten the Google Drive download. I need to investigate that.

[Edited by arawnsley at 13:59, 2/2/2021]
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Michael Kübel Message #125076, posted by Kuemmel at 17:25, 2/2/2021, in reply to message #125075
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@Andrew: Thanks, works now !

Just I got a problem writing that disc image to a 16 GByte card...it's simply too big...I tried formating the sd card in NTFS/exFAT/FAT to see if that helps...Etcher always reports 'too small'.

Generally on the web page it's not quite clear what a user should download or what's the difference between the 3 available downloads, especially for newbies...may be you should state that in a more clear way.
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Richard Walker Message #125077, posted by richw at 20:35, 2/2/2021, in reply to message #125076
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Must admit, I wondered the same. There are multiple links, and it is not clear what the differences are.

I assume the upgrade one is a zip designed to open on RISC OS and extract over the top of your main disc. But that is only a guess.
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Andrew Rawnsley Message #125078, posted by arawnsley at 23:17, 2/2/2021, in reply to message #125077
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If you download and read the instructions, it should be clear. However, putting some dates on the downloads on the site might make things make better sense, perhaps. I can see how it would be confusing if you didn't know the history.

It upgrades a standard RISC OS Direct disc image / installation with all the necessary bits to move to a newer version of RISC OS with Pi4/400 compatibility, as well as updates to bundled software elements.

The upgrade allows existing Direct users to move their installs to Pi4 without losing any data. Reflashing a whole new card image would wipe out anything that went before.

It was also massively easier for me to produce than doing a whole fresh card image. Remember that this is quite a lot of hours of "labour of love", so anything that makes it manageable is, well, good!

[Edited by arawnsley at 23:19, 2/2/2021]
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