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Home > Archive > Issue 284 Current Issue: No. 286 (03 June 2012)
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Acorn News Service Newsletter

Issue: 284 (1 April 2012)

Featured site this issue: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15969065

General News

Request for commercial developers

Do you sell software for RISC OS? If so, ROOL are very keen to speak to you about an idea that could bring you more customers and bring more users and developers to the RISC OS scene.

ROOL are planning to speak to active developers of free RISC OS software over the coming weeks. Commercial developers should send an e-mail to <oem@riscosopen.org> including the following information:

  • Subject: ENQUIRY
  • The name of your business
  • Your web site URL
  • A list of your commercial RISC OS software

ROOL manages the source code to RISC OS on a largely voluntary basis, and also offer professional services to help develop commercial RISC OS software.

<http://www.riscosopen.org/>

RISC OS books on MagCloud

BASIC V for the Acorn Archimedes and RISC OS 4 First Steps are now available as free downloads from: <http://alligatamedia.magcloud.com/>

Commercial News

Updated Fireworkz Pro released

R-Comp is pleased to announce the release of another update for Fireworkz Pro. The big enhancements in this release related to the graph/charting features and significantly improved DrawFile export.

As usual there were improvements to Excel import, as well as refinements to the user interface in line with customer feedback.

Fireworkz Pro is an integrated word processor, spreadsheet, and database package for RISC OS, with a superb level of integration - a table in a letter is, in fact, a fully functional spreadsheet, which can then be used to create a dynamic chart!

<http://www.rcomp.co.uk/>

PD/Shareware News

New software summary

Updated software summary

  • PlayIt v1.72
    A disc-based engine for playing sound samples. This release has much improved reliability, especially on 26-bit platforms, through the correction of several interrupt-handling bugs. All users should upgrade to this version.
    <http://www.users.on.net/~belles/software/playit/>

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