Acorn News Service Newsletter
Issue: 282 (5 February 2012)
Featured site this issue: http://www.riscos-swshow.co.uk/
Orpheus and RCI announce South West Show
Orpheus Internet and R-Comp Interactive are pleased to announce the
RISC OS SouthWest Show, 2012. Given that there was some doubt over the
show this year, the two companies have joined forces to ensure that "the
show must go on"!
The date for the exhibition will be Saturday, 25th February, 2012. The
location is the Webbington Hotel, near Weston-super-Mare, the same as
To allow time for people to arrive in the morning, the show will not begin
until 10.45am, and will finish at 3.30/4pm depending upon how busy things
Many of the "usual suspects" for RISC OS exhibitions have already
confirmed their attendance, so hopefully it will be a good show. With so
many new RISC OS/ARM developments recently, there is a real buzz in the
RISC OS scene at the moment, and we hope you will be able to come to share
it with us.
Richard Brown of Orpheus Internet said, "I always find the SW Show very
enjoyable, and wanted to ensure that the show took place - it is important
to us to keep in touch with our friends and customers in the South West".
Andrew at R-Comp added, "The shows are the lifeblood of the RISC OS world,
allowing users and companies to meet up during the year. They are
integral to keeping RISC OS alive, and so we wanted to ensure the SW Show
continued. With exciting new hardware such as the ARMini and the latest
RISCubes, not to mention other new possibilities, it is a great time for
RISC OS, and we look forward to sharing this excitement with everyone at
MassFS OtherDevs list updated
The OtherDevs list on the RISC OS wiki has been updated with details of
more devices supported by Simtec USB:
New Fireworkz Pro update available
R-Comp is pleased to announce a new release of Fireworkz Pro, the popular
integrated word processor, spreadsheet, and database system for RISC OS.
The main improvements in this release have been to Excel import, with
significant enhancements to the handling of newer .xls format files. The
release also incorporates the latest changes from Fireworkz for Windows,
improved DOS/data file format detection, cut'n'paste improvements, and
various cosmetic enhancements.
Impact v3.40 released
A new version of the Impact relational database application has just been
released. Impact now is at version 3.40. It is available as a free upgrade
for users who have purchased 3.37 or later.
Anyone using versions 3.37 to 3.39 is urged to download the upgrade and
install as soon as possible, as it fixes a nasty bug in card design mode,
which was only present in those versions.
As usual there are lots of other bug fixes and minor improvements in this
version. The major work in this release has been around speed improvements
and the import tool.
Upgrade prices for users who are on versions 3.36 or earlier are also
available on the web site.
Updated software summary
- DrawPrint v1.34
Splits DrawFiles for printing over several pages. Bug fixes.
- Form Filler v1.14
At the press of a button, places pre-configured text where the cursor
is. This version works with the ARMini.
- PrivateEye v2.99
Viewer for Sprites, DrawFiles, JPEGs, ArtWorks, GIFs, and PNGs. This
version is rebuilt for ARMv7 compatibility and is licensed under a BSD
license. It also has an improved blur effect, midpoint curve effect,
improved FFG import, and uses libjpeg version 8c.
- Wrangler v1.03
Wrangler offers a range of mathematical puzzles. This version adds a new
puzzle, "Binary", where you complete a grid with the numbers 0 and 1 to
satisfy simple rules. Shareware GBP5.
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