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South West Show 2020 date confirmed

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:31, 12/7/2019 | ,
 
An early date for your diaries for next year....
 
Richard Brown has confirmed that the South-West Show will take place on Saturday 22nd February 2020.
 
In 2019, the show moved to a new, much more accessible venue in Bristol. You can read what you missed in the Icon Bar show report.
 
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Adventures in Optimisation - Audio mixing

Posted by Jeffrey Lee on 09:00, 5/7/2019 | ,
 
Welcome to the first in a (very) infrequent series of articles about optimisation. In this article I'll be looking at audio mixing in C/C++ using GCC 4.7.4, running benchmarks of various routines and optimisations across multiple machines in order to work out what works well and what doesn't.
 
 
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June News round-up

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:35, 28/6/2019 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
 
Sine Nomine update Impact to 3.58
 
R-CompInfo updates Doom trilogy
 
RiscLua 8 can now be downloaded
 
RISC OS blog goes into archive mode - many thanks for all the articles over the years.
 
Raspberry Pi 4 arrives.
 
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NetFetch updated to 5.50

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:31, 21/6/2019 | ,
 
Continuing with our theme of recent updates, NetFetch has been updated by R-CompInfo.
 
The main new feature fo this release is to move unto the new AcornSSL module which allows for support for 'modern' SSL/TLS support. This has require a lot of internal changes to the way the software works. It is really nice to see examples of developers making use of the Bounty enhancements and encouraging for the future.
 
NetFetch also gets the ability to quick-fetch individual mailboxes.
 
The update is 15 pounds and available from R-Comp directly.
 
R-Comp web site
 
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Fireworkz Pro 2.22 update

Posted by Mark Stephens on 11:19, 14/6/2019 |
 
The latest update to FireWorkz Pro was demonstrated at the recent Wakefield and SW Shows. FireWorkz is a key RISC OS application, so it is good to see it continuing to evolve and be developed. So what is new?
 
The 2.22 update release is an incremental update with several nice to have features. The headline figure of this release was a new Statement view mode. This displays your data more like a traditional bank statement. Rows are displayed in alternative gray and white backgrounds, making it much easier to read. You can also use this to good effect in split view mode.
 
There are also some improvements to the Database in FireWorkz and better mail merge. In his Show talks, Andrew showed how the software now removes blank lines so documents appear to be neatly formatted.
 
As with every release, there are also bug fixes and some UI tweaks.
 
As usual, existing user scan purchase an upgrade and the software can be obtained directly from R-CompInfo or on !Store
 
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RISC OS Interview with Sophia “sapphire” Bartram

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:10, 7/6/2019 |
 
This time round we would like to introduce you to a talented, young programmer you may well have met on the AMCOG games stand at recent RISC OS shows. Many thanks to Sophia for taking part.
 
Would you like to introduce yourself?
 
Hello I am Sophia “sapphire” Bartram
 
How long have you been using RISC OS?
 
4 years, playing my dad’s games which he made.
 
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May News Round-up

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:58, 31/5/2019 |
 
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
 
Wakefield talk videos are now online to watch.
 
A nice port of Silexars Creation demo from Jeffrey Lee on his website
 
A simple git client for RISC OS ported.
 
Amcog Games appeared on Wi-fi Sheep youtube channel.
 
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New RISC OS bounties announced at Wakefield 2019

Posted by Mark Stephens on 11:27, 17/5/2019 |
 
Wakefield 2019 saw a large number of new Bounties announced for taking RISC OS forward (dragging it kicking and screaming into the 21st Century).
 
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Amcog Games Escape from the Arcade reviewed

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April News Round-up

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Wakefield Show 2019 Report

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Wakefield show 2019 in pIctures

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Wakefield 2019 Show Preview

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Elesar releases Prophet 4

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