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RISC OS Expo 2003
The Big Ben Club is again organising its yearly national show, called the
RISC OS Expo 2003.
The Big Ben Club is the nation wide Dutch Acorn User Group. The show is an
excellent opportunity for you to meet the RISC OS/Acorn enthusiasts on the
Continent and to promote your company and products.
date: Saturday, June 21st, 2003
from: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
venue: Expohall, Hotel Mercure
Buizerdlaan 10, Nieuwegein (near the city of Utrecht)
A first class location, with restaurant, parking garage (free)
and rooms for the night.
The Show offers exhibitions/promotions by various companies, including
Dutch, German and British Acorn/RISC OS dealers, demonstrations by club
members, etc. Visitors are members and non-members from Holland, Belgium
and Germany, etc.
In time there will be more info on the web site:
Wakefield Show Prize Draws
The organisers are pleased to announce an exciting Prize Draw for the
visitors at Wakefield 2003. The top prize being a MicroDigital Omega
computer, a CD read/writer and software, and a 5.1 speaker system for the
Omega. The prizes are being donated by MicroDigital Limited.
There will also be a series of Draws throughout the day with prizes being
donated by other exhibitors. As well as these exciting prizes you can see
all the new products and get to talk to the developers. The list of
exhibitors is growing daily, so keep your eye on the show web site
http://www.wakefieldshow.org.uk/ for the latest news and product
You can also download the show poster to help spread news of the show far
and wide, or add the show banner to your web site.
Show date: Saturday, 10th May
Opening Times: 10:00 to 16:30
Entrance fee: GBP5 (sorry no credit/debit cards)
Car parking: FREE
The Wakefield 2003 - Acorn/RISCOS Show is organised and run by the members
and volunteers of the Wakefield RISCOS Computer Club in their spare time.
So please do support the work they do to support the market, without their
support there would be no show.
32bit C/C++ still 50% off at CJE
CJE Micro's still has a limited stock of 32bit C/C++ available at the 50%
off introductory price of GBP99 (RRP GBP199). They also have a very
limited quantity of the original printed Acorn C/C++ manuals, available
with the 32Bit C/C++ for GBP130. Stocks are limited, so first come, first
UK p&p on 32bit C/C++ GBP4, UK mainland p&p on 32bit C/C++ with printed
manuals GBP8. Please enquire for overseas delivery costs.
Special Offer IYONIX pc
Until 30th April 2003, the IYONIX pc MAX, one of the new range of RISC OS
computers from Castle, is available for GBP1399.
This new IYONIX pc features a 600MHz XScale processor, a 100GB hard drive,
512MB DDR RAM, a super-fast CD burner, and bundled software.
Updated software summary
Front-end for the AMPlayer module to play audio MPEG files. New in this
version: up to 10 filter sets can be loaded at any one time; mini
version of main window; customisable main window buttons to launch
related applications (eg equaliser, visualisation etc); block menus for
dealing with menus that could potentially contain many thousands of
items (it displays them in blocks of configurable length); programmer's
API to allow AMPlay to be controlled by other programs, or remotely.
Convert Impression DDF to HTML. Minor upgrades, bug fixes.
Compare two directories and synchronise. New features in this version:
possibility to exclude directories from the comparison; shift-double
clicking on a file Filer_Runs it; some bug fixing.
Classic 3D action game. Portable Doom source code based on iD's
LinuxDoom v1.10 sources, with v1.18 of the WAD tool armDeu. The most
important changes are: 32bit compatibility; optional bilinear resampling
now for sprites and masked segments as well; fixed some some remaining
problems in the Linux engine (sound, superfluous sleep()); added
fullscreen support to Linux engine.
GraphDraw allows the entry, and editing, of x,y values, and the data may
then be fit to best straight line (lin or log), best parabola, cubic
spline curve, polynomial of order up to six. The main point to note is
that GraphDraw is 26/32 bit neutral, and runs on the Iyonix, Select, and
any RISC OS >= 3.1.
A module which makes it easier to delete text from a writable icon by
double-clicking on the icon and typing new text. This may be found to be
more intuitive than typing Ctrl-U. 26/32-bit compatible version.
Run a Dallas / AAG 1-wire weather station from RISC OS, Linux or
FreeBSD. New for this release: heat index, improved log timing.
A computer version of the traditional card-matching game. New to this
version is the ability to attach sound samples to individual cards, so
that they are played when the cards are turned over. Pairs is Freeware
and is compatible with all versions of RISC OS from 3.1 onwards
(including Select and the Iyonix).
Meta-search engine. RiscSearch is now able to automatically update out
of date decoders and install new ones; from downloading the result pages
to scanning them everything happens in memory; slightly rewritten all
decoders; the 'default' and 'Save' buttons in the decoder configuration
window now work properly; Iyonix compatible; some changes to the query
window to accomplish style guide compliance.
Image catalogue application. It will handle a variety of formats without
additional applications. Bug fixes.
Displays detailed information about Modules that are located in memory
or on disc. Bug fixes. (Midiphile, Mixer, Syncopath, Historian, and
Swish are also now 32bit compatible.)
Parallel port file transfer utility (requiring a special cable to be
built/bought, but otherwise free). Files can be transferred to/from
Acorn machines (A5000 and later) and IBM compatible machines (with a
bidirectional or ECP capable parallel port) at up to 800 KB/sec, Acorn
<-> Acorn, Acorn <-> IBM, or IBM <-> IBM. The LinkR and LinkT commands
on the Acorn side can now be aborted, if need be, by pressing Escape.
BARUG (Bristol), 26th March
Jack Lillingston, Iyonix
ICENI (Suffolk), 2nd April
WROCC (Wakefield), 2nd April
SAUG (Southampton), 7th April
LAUG (Liverpool), 8th April
NKACC (Kent), 10th April
Building web pages
DARC (Derbyshire), 14th April
HHRUG (Hemel Hempstead), 16th April
RONWUG (North West), 16th April
ROUGOL (London), 21st April
Neil Spellings, Aemulor
Wakefield 2003, 10th May
RISC OS Expo 2003 (Netherlands), 21st June
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