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The Icon Bar: News and features: Quickies! (the back from holiday edition)

Quickies! (the back from holiday edition)

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 14:05, 13/8/2001 | , , , , , ,
After three weeks off in the past four I'm still trying to work my way through several hundred emails (680 in one mailbox in one week! =:-o ), so here's a catch-up posting...

RISCOS Ltd. have taken over allocation of resources from Pineapple. The resources in question are things like filetypes, application names, SWI numbers and so on to make sure there are no clashes; although some resources are left open for PD usage, this is an important service for serious programmers. Kudos to Pineapple for keeping the system going for so long after Acorn went under, but I guess it does make more sense for the people responsible for the OS to handle OS resource allocation.

Cybervillage are reporting that the first RISC OS Select scheme CDs will be posted on September 1st, with around a week to get all the discs out.

Martin Wuerthner, he of the awesome collection of ArtWorks extension modules, has managed to reverse engineer the GDraw module that handles ArtWorks rendering and fix a major bug. It appears that a limitation in the number of bytes per pixel row meant that you couldn't view ArtWorks files in large, colourful desktop modes, which caused problems for owners of Viewfinder graphics cards and also when saving large bitmaps (often necessary for sending to a printing bureau) using his own bitmap export module. Fixes available from http://www.mw-software.com/software/awmodules/awrender.html

Acorn User has a new online home and webmaster - take a bow Ben Brook. Unfortunately the move means the free ads section and news from the Icon Bar are down at the moment, but should be back up Real Soon Now.

And we don't usually post user group dates - although a section where groups can post their own events schedules has been talked about for some time - but Hemel Hempstead has their first meeting at the Boxmoor Lodge Hotel on London Road on Wednesday August 15th at 7pm (next to the traffic lights at Box Lane). The first meeting appears to be free, email paul@pstewart.freeserve.co.uk to confirm.

  Quickies! (the back from holiday edition)
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Adolf Teresa Message #88969, posted at 08:54, 17/8/2001, in reply to message #88968
Unregistered user Your lack of memory is no reason to berate the Malaysians!
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Guy Inchbald Message #88970, posted at 09:06, 17/8/2001, in reply to message #88969
Unregistered user H'mm, OK.
Got one article accepted for a forthcoming AU.
Another in preparation for Achive.
Hey, it doesn't even hurt.
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William Black Message #88971, posted at 17:56, 18/8/2001, in reply to message #88970
Unregistered user Maybe it's painful to submit to AU because you then get associated with it. Archive and the Web portals check your articles and others, so it's all high quality. No cutting off half-way through a sentence and making the writer look incompetent.
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James T.Berk Message #88972, posted at 23:43, 18/8/2001, in reply to message #88971
Unregistered user It's hardly bad to be 'associated' with it.
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Andrew Weston Message #88973, posted at 23:47, 18/8/2001, in reply to message #88972
Unregistered user Lee - you can submit a location of your local stockist to the Acorn User website.

Michael - thanks.
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Lee Johnston Message #88974, posted at 10:33, 19/8/2001, in reply to message #88973
Unregistered user Ok - WH Smiths in Cambridge also had half a dozen copies or so yesterday too.
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Steve Scott Message #88975, posted at 04:14, 20/8/2001, in reply to message #88974
Unregistered user Only being sarcy Adolf. I'm married to one anyway :-)
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