The Icon Bar Technology news and views South West Show Report http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1343.html The 2017 South-West Show took place at the Webbington Hotel, its regular home. It was a bright, sunny day (at least to start with) and attendance seemed good. The final count is still awaited, and there was also a questionnaire for visitors to get information and suggestions. If you were not one of those visitors, here is what you missed. SouthWest show reminder http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1342.html This Saturday, the 25th, is the date of this year's RISC OS SouthWest show. Organised by R-Comp and Orpheus Internet, the show will take place at the Webbington Hotel, south of Bristol. Exploring Mathematical shapes in RISC OS http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1340.html One of my long-time favourite programs for RISC OS is !PolyDraw from Fortran friends. If it is not already installed on your RISC OS machine, it deserves to be (shame on you). It is fast, fun, educational (and since 2016 it has also been free). It also has that wonderful property of a great game - you can use it pretty much instantly without the manual but it has loads of depths to explore. What are you hoping to see at South-West Show http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1341.html The South-West Show is now less than three weeks away. Given that Companies often gear their updates around the major shows, we generally see a spike in activity around each event. A fresh look at the Desktop Development Environment Manuals http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1339.html TheDesktop Development Environment manual is the essential documentation to make the most of the Desktop Development Environment. Both have been adopted and are now updated by RISC OS Open. The manuals come free with the DDE and are also available to buy in printed manual form. Running RISC OS under emulation with RPCEmu http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1334.html In previous articles, I looked at VirtualRPC as a way to run RISC OS on my Mac. Another options is RPCEmu. Rob Sprowson talk at January Rougol meet-up http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1338.html Rob Sprowson returned to Rougol (he was here almost exactly a year ago) to give an update on his exciting hardware and software projects. Running a presentation on a Titanium (one he knocked together over breakfast to give him an easier carrying case on the tube), he started by talking about Cloud storage. ROOL updates RISC OS development toolset to release 27 http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1337.html DDE (the Collection of tools for developing software in Basic, C and Assembly) has been updated to release 27. If you have a DDE26, you should receive an email telling you that you are eligible for a free update. Developers with older releases can upgrade for 25 pounds. R-Comp support scheme http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1335.html In 2017, Iconbar will be looking at a number of sites, schemes, packages available for RISC OS, reminding you what is on offer, seeing what is going on, etc. As always, if you have any suggestions (or articles!), please drop us a line. We start with the software support scheme from R-Comp. Keeping up with RISC OS in 2017 http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1332.html As a minority platform, you can sometimes feel a little isolated. So here are some suggestions of how updated with developments and meet with the Community.