The Icon Bar Technology news and views Chris Jordan, Music500, ArcElite @ ROUGOL on 21 Apr 2014 http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1292.html At the next meeting of the RISC OS User Group Of London on 21st April 2014 we are very pleased to have Chris Jordan as our guest speaker. Chris had a long involvement with Acorn, all the way through the Beeb and Archimedes era. Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Show, 26th April 2014 http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1291.html This yearís Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Computer Show will be taking place on Saturday 26th April 2014, at its familiar home of the Cedar Court Hotel near Wakefield. Organised by the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club, the northís premier RISC OS event is now in its nineteenth year. Acorn port of Acorn imminent http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1290.html RISC OS 5 users seeking alternatives to Paint may be wondering how the enhancements to GraphicsV will affect them. SouthWest show reminder http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1289.html This year's RISC OS SouthWest Show is to be held next Saturday, the 1st of March, at the Webbington Hotel near Weston-super-Mare. The show is planned to run from 10:30 to 4:00, and the list of exhibitors is set to include:CJE Micro's and 4DMartin WurthnerR-CompOrpheus InternetRISC OS Open Ltd (ROOL)John Norris (Bell ringing)Drag & DropArchive & FriendsFortran FriendsOrganizerVarious User GroupsCharity StandA Raspberry Pi Jam will also be held, in order to help raise interest in RISC OS and usher in a new generation of coders. RISC OS London Show, Saturday 26th October 2013 http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1288.html This yearís RISC OS London Show is on Saturday 26th October, open 11am-5pm, at its usual venue of the St Giles Hotel in Feltham. Software preservation project bearing fruit http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1287.html The preservation project for Acorn software, JASPP, has so far been focused on preserving old games. Many of the titles concerned required 20 year old hardware and obsolete versions of RISC OS to run. Over the last year or so, the project has obtained disc images and box/manual scans for well over 100 of the games released for the Acorn platform. Most of these have been contributed by users. Portsmouth show reminder http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1286.html This is a quick reminder to say that RISC OS Open's free Portsmouth show is next Saturday, the 28th of September. The show takes place at Innovation Warehouse Portsmouth, between 11am and 5pm. RISC OS 5.20 released, free Portsmouth show in planning http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1285.html RISC OS 5.20 released Old games on new screens http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1284.html Steve Harrison, the original developer of the tracker player Q The Music, has produced a new RISC OS module which allows games to be played on old Archimedes systems hooked up to modern monitors or televisions. LCDGameModes patches the screen modes that games use on the fly, such that they work correctly with a VGA or SVGA compatible screen. The effect of this is to prevent scrambled displays and fix the aspect ratio of "letter-boxed" games. New RISC OS news web site http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1283.html Another new site has appeared to fill the void left by Drobe.