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    Topic: News

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    Martin Wuerthner of MW-Software has updated InterGif to version 6.18, this new update ensures that InterGif is fully ARMv7 compatible, meaning that it'll run on your ARMini or BeagleBoard. InterGif is a handy utility that converts Sprite and Draw files to GIF format with optimised palettes and allows GIF animations to be created from a series of Sprites. It can also convert from GIF to Sprite format.

    InterGif is free to download, and you can do so from the MW-Software website. The download includes the !InterGif front-end and command-line tool, but does not supply the !IGViewer utility, which you is still only available from the original InterGif site, see here.

    Posted by apacketofsweets on Friday, September 09, 2011   

    August has seen a decent amount of activity, mostly relating to free software, although I forsee a wave of commercial activity in September and October as the RISC OS world gears toward the London Show, which takes place at the end of October. Here's what's been happening:

    The spreadsheet application PipeDream is now available for free download thanks to Gerald Fitton of Abacus Training. The previously commercial application is still considered an essential application for many RISC OS users, unfortunately it is not 32-bit compatible, so you'll need Aemulor to run it on an Iyonix or A9Home.

    Christopher Martin has released Murnong 2.13, a utility for fetching and decoding videos from the video sharing and video on demand site YouTube, this update corrects many issues that have developed after changes were made to the YouTube system. Chris has also released version 1.20 of FFmpeg and FFplay. The former is a multi-platform video and audio conversion system with FFplay providing a simple media player built upon it.

    Posted by apacketofsweets on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Read full article: 'August software round-up'   

    !PDF is a PDF file viewer for RISC OS and has been updated, with an emphasis being made on Saving. You can download this new version of PDF from the link supplied at the bottom of this article.

    RiscTV has now had a major update to correspond with the recent change from Analogue to Digital Television, hence you can now watch Digital TV on your ARM-based computer running RISC OS. £59.50 will now get your old RiscTV podule hardware updated and a shiny new version of !RiscTV, there's a neat little article on this interesting development in the latest issue of Drag 'n' Drop magazine, an online PDF magazine for 8-bit and 32-bit Acorn communities. Alternatively, take a peek at the link supplied at the bottom of this article.


    Michael Foot has announced the availability of BeebIt 0.62, the BBC Micro computer emulator for RISC OS systems. BeebIt emulates the Acorn BBC Model B, BBC Model B+ and BBC Master range of computers. BeebIt will now run on all RISC OS computers, including the A9Home, Beagleboard and ARMini.


    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)


    RISCOS Ltd's Paul Middleton has just announced that this year's South West Show welcomes special guest, Sophie Wilson - Designer of the Acorn Micro-Computer, Author of BBC Basic, ChangeFSI and Acorn Replay (and much more!)

    For more details, see the RISCOS Ltd. Web site at:

    Posted by cobalt on Wednesday, February 09, 2011   

    MUG Show News  6801 Reads news
    Yesterday's MUG RISC OS Show went off without very much of a fanfare and there's not been too much news about the show but we do have a little bit of news for you...

    Posted by cobalt on Sunday, December 06, 2009 Read full article: 'MUG Show News '   

    The NetSurf team have published an update to what has been acheived by this years Google Summer of Code students.  Well worth a read if you like to follow NetSurf developments.

    Posted by sa110_mk on Friday, October 02, 2009   

    We've just learned the news that the much anticipated Postscript 3 Printer Driver being worked on by star coders John Tytgat & Martin W√ľrthner is currently in beta testing and close to release.


    It's show time! 7664 Reads news

    On the eve of the Wakefield show, exhibitors will no doubt be frantically preparing so will be forgiven if they're not answering the phones today. The usual wave of press releases have started to flow and some private and public speculation and hints about potential punter purchases has been happening in various discussions.

    Posted by cobalt on Friday, April 24, 2009 Read full article: 'It's show time!'   

    Recently preannounced on the newsgroups by maintainer André Timmermans, he plans to release a new version of KinoAmp this weekend.

    Posted by StevePotts on Thursday, January 15, 2009 Read full article: 'New release of KinoAmp imminent'   

    Yesterday's Midlands RISC OS Show was a great day out. The major news from the show was from RISCOS Ltd. with no less than three releases!


    The show did go on 6903 Reads news

    This is just a brief summary of the recent RISC OS show in Guildford for those who didn't make it in person but are thirsty for news.

    Posted by StevePotts on Sunday, October 19, 2008 Read full article: 'The show did go on'   

    More news 6022 Reads news
    Adam Richardson has released version 3.20 of WinEd, a feature rich template editor for RISC OS window definitions. WinEd is available from:

    Rik Griffin has released the latest version of TreeView (a Toolbox gadget for
    developers). The latest version of this can be found at:

    Also Dave Daniels has been attempting to get the PC Card in Risc PCs working under RISC OS Six and has now reported some possitive although limited success with some simple tests running DOS. He's not yet released details or updated software, first wanting to have something "that is not bodged together".

    Posted by cobalt on Wednesday, September 24, 2008   

    News roundup 5191 Reads news

    It's been a while since we did a news roundup and life has been hectic in this part of the world, but here's a brief summary of what's been happening recently...

    Posted by Admin on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Read full article: 'News roundup'   

    It has only recently come to our attention, that back in June, RISC OS dealer CTA Direct's (aka RiscStation) shop was destroyed by fire.


    Brief news round-up 4682 Reads news

    Since the Wakefield Show there has been a little news but this has not been widely reported. This short article is just a list of some of the news items which have hit the newsgroups.

    Posted by StevePotts on Sunday, June 22, 2008 Read full article: 'Brief news round-up'   

    Wakefield Show 2008 4508 Reads news

    Although plans are still in the fairly early stages, the Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club has again decided to run a show in Spring 2008.

    Posted by StevePotts on Friday, November 09, 2007 Read full article: 'Wakefield Show 2008'   

    Archive Editor Quits 4139 Reads news

    Paul Beverly, the owner and editor of Archive magazine ( every month for the last twenty years says in the latest issue that he is stepping down but will still be seen at shows and on mailing lists and newsgroups.

    Paul did not want to close Archive down as he feels that it plays a very important part in the RISC OS market, so he started looking for a new editor.

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Friday, June 22, 2007 Read full article: 'Archive Editor Quits'   

    We noticed this afternoon, shortly after lunch, that the Drobe web portal appears to have lost many recent articles going back from the present to 3rd of December 2006 (the most recent article up there at the time of writing).

    Maybe they've had a hardware or disc crash and had to restore from an older backup. Hopefully this is just a temporary set back and that normal service will be resumed as soon as possible. All the best guys.

    It would be a shame to have lost all that pointless, wild, and uninformed speculation in the forums about the possible (or not) release of RISC OS source code and legal issues surrounding it, posted by so many people who just don't have a clue. :-)

    Posted by StevePotts on Monday, January 22, 2007   

    Louie Smith recently announced that he is planning to launch a new bimonthly magazine for RISC OS users and programmers.


    From a recent press release posted at csa, Peter Wild, CEO of Pattotek Ltd has anounced the he is selling Pattotek's 30% share in Castle Ltd.


    RISC OS Ltd. have announced that there will now be RISC OS roadshows up north in Newcastle (on Tyne) and Glasgow, Glasgow on the 18Th of October and Newcastle on the 19Th.

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Friday, June 23, 2006 Read full article: 'RISC OS Nothen Roadshow'   

    Recent RISC OS News 12125 Reads news
    With the RISC OS Roadshow looming fast (It's this week!), now is the time to get all those last minute Christmas software or hardware updates for your favourite OS.

    Posted by StevePotts on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 Read full article: 'Recent RISC OS News'   

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