The Icon Bar Technology news and views The state of PackMan in 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? Elesar releases new version of Prophet Hot on the heels of updating Font Directory Pro, Elesar have announced a new release of the resurrected Accounting package Prophet. Orpheus launch crowdfunding campaign RISC OS friendly ISP and hosting provider Orpheus Internet have recently launched a crowd funding campaign, with the goal of helping to raise the funds needed to set up a second data centre in a new location. This new data centre will act as a mirror of their primary data centre, providing some much-needed redundancy for when things go wrong - like the incident early last month that left all of their servers unreachable for several hours, and left some systems down for a couple of days. July News round-up Some things we noticed this month. What did you see? RISC OS ports website If you are a MacOS user, you have probably heard of MacPorts (unless you are a Howebrew fan). RiscOSM continues to expand its horizons 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. Font Directory Pro moves to 3.23 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. CashBook and other goodies 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. June News Round-up Some things we noticed this month. What did you see? !Organizer updated to 2.28a 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