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    Charm version 2.6.0 [32 bit,VFP] the set of high level language tools and demos for RISC-OS computers and emulators is now freely available under the terms of the GNU GPLv3 license.

    Posted by pnowosad on Friday, August 17, 2012 Read full article: 'Charm version 2.6.0 released'   

    The RISCOScode website has been relaunched. Gone is the webzine format and in its place is a 'rolling news' type layout. To celebrate the relaunch four full length items have been posted. They are.... (read more)


    Next Saturday is the RISC OS South East Show, having become a regular slot in the RISC OS callendar, the show is at the usual venue of Guildford College and we can look forward to a packed event. The opening times are 18th October 10am - 4pm. Despite the recent news about Castle / Iyonix Ltd withdrawing from the market, there is still much to be positive about. This is a chance for RISC OS users, past and present, to re-unite with one common goal - the progression of RISC OS and its applications and accessories.


    Chris Hughes, Show organiser has sent us the following press release about the Wakefield show...

    Posted by StevePotts on Sunday, April 20, 2008 Read full article: 'Wakefield Show reminder'   

    Professor Steve Furber, one of the pricipal designers of the ARM 32-bit RISC microprocessor, as used in native RISC OS kit, will be visiting the RISC OS North West User Group on Wednesday 21st May 2008 and giving a talk about that development.


    Yes! At last. The Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club is pleased to be able to announce that we will be holding another show this year.

    Posted by StevePotts on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Read full article: 'Wakefield Show - 19th May 2007'   

    John Cartmell has announced that Issue 278 of Qercus will be with readers soon.

    "Again we have crammed tons of good RISC OS stuff into another extended issue." John says.

    Posted by cobalt on Monday, November 13, 2006 Read full article: 'Qercus 278 - Imminent (November 2006)'   

    Message from Sion Cleaver of Blasts of the Xtreme:

    'We here at Blasts of the Xtreme are searching for the best logo for our new product 'UnrealChampionship', the best logo that is sent in to us will win a free copy of Unreal Championship worth √ā¬£10!

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Saturday, October 14, 2006 Read full article: 'Unreal Championship Logo Competition'   

    The much anticipated 277 Issue of Qercus Magazine has been released and is now being sent out to subscribers.

    We at myriscos have received the following details from John Cartmell:

    Issue 277 of Qercus has been much delayed and we apologise for the long gap in production of the magazine. Reasons for the break in publication have been production and personal problems (illness). We will be making use of our experience of the former in future articles about publishing from RISC OS. A new organisation here will ensure that future personal problems won't leave readers waiting for their copies of Qercus.

    Posted by jc on Friday, October 13, 2006 Read full article: 'Qercus 277 released (article updated)'   

    The Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club have after much debate and reviews, once again decided to run another Wakefield Show.

    Posted by Wakeman on Thursday, February 02, 2006 Read full article: 'Wakefield RISCOS Show 2006 Announcement'   

    Wakefield 2005 Update 10680 Reads announcements
    Chris Hughes, show organiser has contacted us with more details about the forthcoming show.

    Posted by StevePotts on Tuesday, April 05, 2005 Read full article: 'Wakefield 2005 Update'   

    Stuart Tyrrell Developments have once again brought us a seasonal special offer. Following on from their Advent Prize Draw and January Sale, we now are treated to a special offer for Valentine's Day.

    This offer is brought to us in conjunction with RISC OS Ltd and gives a special price on a fully populated Unipod, with RISC OS Adjust, a preinstalled hard drive and a £50 voucher for subscrption to the Select Scheme.

    All of the above for only £290.

    Rather than try to reword the excellent press release from STD, we thought we'd quote it below for your amusement...


    BOGOFF in the January Sale

    Stuart Tyrrell Developments have announced a special Unipod upgrade offer for the month of January - Buy One, Get One For Free.

    STD are encouraging take up of Unipod by offering extra function enablement for free.

    Posted by StevePotts on Wednesday, January 05, 2005 Read full article: 'Stuart Tyrrell Developments January Sale'   

    Almost as though it were a Happy New Year wish to the RISC OS community, the Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club have today announced their annual computer show is again set for May this year.

    This is the 10th year of the show and will hopefully be just as good if not better than those of recent years. Again the show is to be a 2 day event over the weekend of the 21st / 22nd of May.

    Chris Hughes, Show Organiser sent the press release below:


    Castle Technology have today sent out a press release that confirms the future of our favourite Operating System. At the conclusion of talks last evening, a new licence has been agreed between Castle Technology Ltd. and RISCOS Ltd.

    Posted by StevePotts on Saturday, October 16, 2004 Read full article: 'The Future of RISC OS is announced'   

    At last we can all breathe a sigh of relief, now that the reported dispute between RISCOS Ltd. and Castle Technology Ltd. is officially over. Many will agree that this has not come a moment too soon.

    The agreement came from a meeting held yesterday, chaired by Icon Technology's Mike Glover (Thanks Mike, We're sure that we echo many people's appreciation of your time in helping to reach this agreement). Thanks also to all the parties involved for managing to work together for the common good.
    Let's hope this marks the beginning of a new era of cooperation within the RISC OS market.

    Today's joint press release has been included below:


    We've received a short press release from STD this afternoon stating that they are to close for seven days to allow them to minimise losses and review recent market changes.


    Although this news was posted out by Castle before the statement about RISC OS legal issues, we've not had chance to post both until now, and thought that the legal one should be posted first.

    Castle have announced the immediate availability of a new 1GB version of the Panther - The Panther TC.

    Posted by StevePotts on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 Read full article: 'Castle launch new Iyonix variant'   

    Following reports here and elsewhere on the net, Castle Technology Ltd. have today issued a statement about the legal dispute between previously unnamed parties.

    We have included the statement in full at the bottom of this item.


    Stuart Tyrrell Developments have sent us a press release about their Generic MassFS product for the Simtec USB card. We've not included the entire release but the main highlights can be found below...

    Stuart Tyrrell Developments are pleased to announce the immediate availability of an extension of their MassFS mass-storage drivers for the Simtec/STD USB card, MassFS V1.00


    To celebrate the Festive Season (and the release of ArtWorks 2.1 at the Guildford Show in October) the following Christmas offers are available when ordering the full version of ArtWorks 2 or upgrades from plain ArtWorks 1 between Dec 15th 2003 and Jan 15th 2004:

    - Either -

    • get ¬£10 (EUR 15) off the regular price AND get a free 64 pagecolour printed manual

    - Or -

    • get a staggering ¬£25 (EUR 35) reduction off the regular price

    This offer is valid for orders with cash/cheque/bank transfer payment only (Sterling cheques and Euro bank transfers).

    Online credit card orders during the offer period are at the regular prices but include the free 64 page colour printed manual. The manual is delivered world wide without any extra postage required.

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 Read full article: 'ArtWorks 2 Christmas Special'   

    Finnybank Ltd earlier announced that it has purchased Acorn User magazine from Tau Press and promised more details of the format of the new magazine. Finnybank now own both Acorn Publisher and Acorn User magazine and whilst it might be tempting to simply merge the two publications there are subscribers to Acorn Publisher who may not be interested in taking a general RISC OS magazine.

    Acorn Publisher will consequently continue as it is at present and will be produced every two months as in the past using the same team of contributors as before. UK Subscription rates will remain unchanged but there will be a very slight increase in the Europe and World rates to help pay for the postage of the additional issue of the magazine that will be sent to all subscribers.

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 Read full article: '"Qerky" name for merged titles'   

    Finnybank Ltd and Tau Press today announced the sale of Acorn User magazine. Tau Press have been responsible for publishing Acorn User for the last five years, mainly under the editorship of Steve Turnbull. The magazine now passes into the hands of Finnybank Ltd who currently produce Acorn Publisher magazine.

    Steve Turnbull from Tau Press commented
    "I am very happy that John has agreed to take over the publication of Acorn User. With Tau Press moving into new areas we won't be able to devote all our energies to it and a change in publisher always generates new ideas and new viewpoints. You can be sure that I will continue to use my own RISC OS machines and I think we are all in for some interesting times."

    John Cartmell, editor of Acorn Publisher magazine, confirmed that it was Finnybank's intention to continue to produce Acorn User as a monthly magazine available from newsagents or by subscription. There would be changes to the magazine but the best of the current contents would be retained and Steve Turnbull has been invited to continue to write for the new magazine. Readers can also expect to see new contributors and articles, with favourites returning from some years ago

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 Read full article: 'Magazine mega-merger unveiled'   

    IC Software has launched a new web-site containing details of their current RISC OS printed manuals, as well as those which might be produced in the near future.

    IC Software's first manual was a 64-page Artworks 2 manual, produced in association with MW Software, the developer of RISC OS' leading vector drawing program. It is hoped that future collaborations will result in the production of other paper-based documentation, including a much needed, up-to-date Photodesk manual.

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 Read full article: 'RISC OS Manuals for top software'   

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