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RISC OS Products Directory finds new home

Posted by Andrew Poole on 21:34, 4/12/2005 | , , ,
 
cogiconRebecca Shalfield of Hypertour Software (which interestingly has no mention of RISC OS) has just got in touch to let us know that their new RISC-OS.net website has gone live. The site is a simpler form of RISCOS Ltd's RISC OS Products Directory.

The RISC OS Products Directory was set up by RISCOS Ltd. and was apparently last updated in January 2005. The new version, on RISC-OS.net doesn't contain as much general information as the RISCOS Ltd. version, but is reported to be slightly more up to date, and allows developers to add their own software to the database rather than having to request that it be added.

Of course, there are still other RISC OS Links directories out there, such as Google Directory Category, The ANS Filebase, Paul Vigay's Links Directory (which has just been overhauled again) and the now somewhat out of date (and similarly named) RISCOS.net.
 

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Jeffrey Lee Message #94038, posted by Phlamethrower at 19:44, 11/12/2005, in reply to message #94037
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So, since I know practically nothing about XML/RDF/RSS/etc, I'm unable to make a decision myself on what schema the files should use. But if someone else was to work all that out, I'd be very happy to write some software to produce or process/spider/search/etc. the files written in that format.
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Richard Goodwin Message #94039, posted by rich at 20:37, 11/12/2005, in reply to message #94038
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I've decided it should be RSS. Not because I have a great depth of knowledge of all the XML schemas out there, not because I'm 100% sure it's the best tool for the job, just because it's well supported and I already know how to use it. Sometimes it's enough to get something working fairly well, than to sit around and discuss the perfect solution then never carry it out!

Maybe no-one else will agree and it'll never get off the ground, but it shouldn't take me long and it's an excuse to work on something vaguely interesting for once this year. Also, the new Microsoft RSS extensions may make my RSS dabblings obsolete - or much, much easier to carry out.

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Jeffrey Lee Message #94040, posted by Phlamethrower at 02:07, 12/12/2005, in reply to message #94039
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Microsoft RSS? ewwww!

*tries to convince Rich to use something else* :p

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Richard Goodwin Message #94041, posted by rich at 08:25, 12/12/2005, in reply to message #94040
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Not using it. Unless they have version and OS tags ;)
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