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    After letting it spend an awful long time in quarantine I decided to finally let the CVS 1.11 RISC OS port go. Unfortunately it is only the command line based tool at the moment and not the accompagning GUI which I hope to finish 'soon'.

    More information can be found at cvs.riscos.org.


     
    Posted by bluebottle on Tuesday, April 09, 2002 Read full article: 'RISC OS CVS 1.11 is released'   

    The RISC OS Banner Network has finally been moved to a faster server at banners.iconbar.com

     
    Posted by andrewduffell on Tuesday, April 09, 2002 Read full article: 'RISC OS Banner Network'   

    The ever popular C application development library Desk is back and is now available from Iconbar.

     

    RiscStation at RONWUG 4158 Reads alerts
    Roy Heslop of RiscStation will be giving the main presentation at the next meeting of RONWUG (RISC OS North West User Group formerly MAUG) on the 17th April. Hopefully, he will have the working prototype of the much heralded laptop with him.

    The meeting starts at 6.45 for 7.15 at

    Trafford Metrovick Rugby & Cricket Club
    Finnybank Road
    Sale
    Cheshire
    M33 6LR

    For further information, see the RONWUG website

     
    Posted by bluebottle on Friday, April 05, 2002 Read full article: 'RiscStation at RONWUG'   

    What was originally considered to be an April Fool's has actually turned out to be real. Unisys and Microsoft had ganged together to try and convince people that Unix was incredibly difficult to use and administer. Unfortunately (or fortunately!), they showed the exact opposite.

    For full details, have a look here

    Fills web administrators using IIS with confidence everywhere - not :-)

     
    Posted by bluebottle on Friday, April 05, 2002   

    At the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club on Wednesday 3rd of April 2002, R-Comp were talking about Networking amongst other things.

     

    MW Software is proud to announce the release of Crystal, the ArtWorks transparency module.

    ArtWorks, the best-selling advanced vector graphics package for RISC OS, has received a large number of new features and enhancements over the past years, e.g., the TextArea module adding rotatable multi-column text areas or the BMExport module adding high-quality Sprite and GIF export options.

    The new Crystal module is without doubt the most significant update ever produced: Finally, ArtWorks has full transparency support! Crystal offers three types of transparency (Mix, Stained glass, Bleach) and allows you to apply a transparency type and percentage to any ArtWorks object, no matter whether it is a shape, a line of text, a sprite, a text area, etc

    Note: A quick picture has been put together by Chris Williams (he of EasyGCC fame) which shows what can be done in a very short amount of time with Crystal..

    Click here to view it
     

    The Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club are pleased to announce that R-Comp will be our guests at our April meeting on Wednesday 3rd of April 2002.

    R-Comp have a range of products to offer and will be demonstrating some of them at the meeting.

     

    Cerilica have been busy with their next revision of the !Vantage vector package, the upgrade is free to existing customers and should be with us before the Wakefield show!

    There's an impressive list of new features that are rounding out the facilities nicely for those of us who are mere design mortals...

     
    Posted by MyRISCOS on Thursday, March 28, 2002 Read full article: 'Vantage next incarnation preview'   

    riscos.info went live a couple of days back and it looks to have the makings of a really good site for those in the arena who use C as their main development languages.

     
    Posted by bluebottle on Thursday, March 28, 2002 Read full article: 'www.riscos.info goes live!'   

    Simtec have now released the first pictures of their new 100Mb ethernet NIC card for Risc PCs. The Net100 has 512k of flash memory on board and includes RISC OS driver software.

     
    Posted by MyRISCOS on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 Read full article: 'Release of Net100 imminent'   

    BAUG: Special Event! 4224 Reads announcements
    On Tuesday 26th March, BAUG (prn. "borg") - the Bottisham Acorn User Group, near Cambridge - will be playing host to a VERY special presentation, by an un-named company...

    Note: Unfortunately, this event was postponed at the very last minute. On usenet, it was noted that this was a provisional arrangement.

    Please can those submitting ensure that if there is a change, we are told so we can update the announcement previously made?

    Thanks
     
    Posted by harmsy on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 Read full article: 'BAUG: Special Event!'   

    A new network card 4638 Reads hardware
    Reports from the South West Show have described this new product but some have understated its specification. A collaboration between four of the best RISC OS developers has produced the NET100 - note the number!

    Together with CTA Direct, R-Comp Interactive and Stuart Tyrrell Developments, Simtec Electronics have produced a 100Mb network card for RISC PC and A7000 computers.

     
    Posted by MyRISCOS on Monday, March 04, 2002 Read full article: 'A new network card'   

    Several of us from the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) made the long journey to the South West show yesterday, and were pleased to see that it seemed to be a big success.

    Although the show quietened down quite dramatically from about 2:30pm onwards, earlier in the day it had been quite busy. Many exhibitors said that attendance seemed similar to the previous year, with some saying that sales had been better - so much for the doom and gloom merchants.

    Items of interest included:

     
    Posted by dgs on Sunday, March 03, 2002 Read full article: 'Successful RISC OS South West Show!'   

    RComp are pleased to announce that the first release of Messenger Pro Server Edition will be at the SouthWest Show this Saturday.


    Messenger Pro Server Edition is a top-of-the-line part of the Messenger Pro email software family for RISC OS. The software allows RISC OS users to share email across a network to all manner of computer platforms (RISC OS, Winodws, Linux etc.).


    Why do you need Messenger Pro Server?


    There are many times that you need to have email flowing through a central machine on a network, especially if you want to be able to...



     
    Posted by Paul F. Johnson on Saturday, March 02, 2002 Read full article: 'MessengerPro server edition'   

    As reported at The Register

    During his keynote, Intel's Greg Fister boasted about McKinley's great potential to crush rival RISC systems. And he had figures to prove it.

    Fister unveiled benchmarks that showed Itanic roasting what he described as "one of our leading enterprise contenders", in the form of a BBC Acorn computer.

    Note: The article's author, Andrew Orlowski, whilst these days busy reporting on what he dubs Intel's Itanic Cockups (and similar news), is also, in his own words, "an Archimedes veteran". Little wonder that he's not taken in by Intel's spin.
     

    Twenty Years of BAUG! 3072 Reads announcements
    According to the BAUG (prn. "borg") archives, the inaugural meeting happened on 23rd February 1982 in a house in Bottisham. The three founding members had had their BBC Micros on order since September 1981, and they didn't arrive until April 1982! Unless you know otherwise, this makes BAUG the oldest Acorn User Group in the world.

     
    Posted by harmsy on Saturday, February 23, 2002 Read full article: 'Twenty Years of BAUG!'   

    You may have spotted the new My RISC OS banner on this site.

    It's available for you to use on your own sites too! - click the banner when you see it for more details.

     
    Posted by MyRISCOS on Thursday, February 21, 2002   

    The Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club (organisers of Wakefield 2002, The Acorn RISC OS Show) are pleased to announce that we now have a new Internet Domain name.

    The new domain for the club and the club website is http://www.wrocc.org.uk/


     
    Posted by stevepotts on Wednesday, February 20, 2002 Read full article: 'Wakefield Domain Name Change'   

    Just noticed an article at Slashdot about a ROX Desktop Update.

    There are a fair number of comments from people who seem to like it as well.

    Note: ROX Desktop is a desktop based around a filer - the RISC OS filer!
     

    The next meeting of the Hemel Hempstead RISC OS User Group (HHRUG) will take place on Wednesday 20 Feb.

    SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER - PAUL MIDDLETON FROM RISC OS LTD.

    Everyone is welcome.

    Consult the website (http://www.hhrug.org.uk) for more information.

     
    Posted by pjwerdna on Friday, February 15, 2002   

    Goodward Associates and 4-sale-gb.com would like to announce their great new way of advertising on the net.

    They provide a quick and simple way to place your classified adverts.

    Although they do have a small fee to place your adverts, they currently offer all their services for FREE!

    Note: Best of all, they are RISC OS converts too!
     

    BAUG get WIMPy! 4026 Reads announcements
    BAUG (prn. "borg"), the Bottisham Acorn User Group, will be meeting on Tuesday 12th February to take a look at programming in WIMP Basic. This is a second look at Clares's excellent desktop programming environment.

    Note: We will not be assimilated ;)
     
    Posted by harmsy on Monday, February 11, 2002 Read full article: 'BAUG get WIMPy!'   

    RISC OS gets embedded 5427 Reads news
    RISCOS Ltd have announced that RISC OS is to get the embedded treatement and that work is well underway for ARM7500 and SA1100 chipsets.

    The first machine to have this technology on board is being developed by Castle for their Neuron product.

     
    Posted by Paul F. Johnson on Saturday, February 09, 2002 Read full article: 'RISC OS gets embedded'   

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