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    Ovation Pro bugfixes 6934 Reads applications

    Announced on the mailing list, David Pilling has updated Ovation Pro with some bug fixes.

    Posted by stan on Friday, November 06, 2009 Read full article: 'Ovation Pro bugfixes'   

    A few hours after Draw Print version 1.15, the next update in the series was up and available for free download for anyone who may wish to use it. It can be downloaded from



    Just released today, a new version of the VNC Server front end application, now supports new features within RISC OS 6.

    The application has been updated to take advantage of RISC OS 6.14 and offers a couple of minor enhancements for users of that operating system.

    Posted by StevePotts on Saturday, February 28, 2009 Read full article: ' New VNC Server front end for RISC OS 6'   

    Apparently a new version of LanMan98 is currently under development, as noted recently by Chris Evans of CJE Micros in response to a discussion about NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices.

    Posted by cobalt on Monday, July 21, 2008 Read full article: 'LanMan98 upgrade under development'   

    David Pilling has recently updated his legendary SparkFS application with a minor bugfix.

    Posted by StevePotts on Monday, November 05, 2007 Read full article: 'SparkFS update to 1.41b'   

    Following on from the release of my VNC Server Front End last month, I've now updated it further.

    Posted by StevePotts on Saturday, November 03, 2007 Read full article: 'VNC Server Front End updated'   

    A short while ago, Martin Würthner made the latest ArtWorks Viewer application available on his web site.  An important point to note about the latest version is that some earlier versions were only available as commercial purchases, whereas Martin has decided to make version 2.10 available to everyone for free.

    Posted by cobalt on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 Read full article: 'Latest ArtWorks Viewer free for all'   

    Text > Draw 6056 Reads applications

    Chris Johnson has produced a brand new application, Text > Draw, here's Chris' USENET announcement: "Diagrams produced in Draw often need to be annotated using standard draw text objects. However, a draw text object can have only one text style. When annotating technical or scientific diagrams, for example, it is often necessary to include subscripts, superscripts, greek
    characters, mixed styles such as italic and normal, etc. Thus, to enter an equation or a chemical formula would involve the entry of a number of separate text objects as small as single characters, with subsequent careful grouping and alignment to construct the complete equation.

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Thursday, July 05, 2007 Read full article: 'Text > Draw'   

    Bloody Battlegrounds 8032 Reads funandhumour
    Blasts of the Xtreme have now released their second commercial map pack for Heroes of Might and Magic 2.

    This new pack has been released just in time for the SouthWest Show at the Webbington Hotel in Loxton, where you will be able to purchase directly from Blasts of the Xtreme.

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Friday, February 23, 2007 Read full article: 'Bloody Battlegrounds'   

    !NoButton 2.1 6335 Reads applications
    Jochen Lueg has updated !NoButton to version 2.1 and is available from his website:

    !NoButton is a frontend for various printers to enable functions like nozzle cleaning and nozzle test to be carried out from the computer.

    It can be used from the Iyonix and this new version displays the currently selected printer on the icon bar.

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Friday, February 23, 2007   

    Peter Naulls from the Unix Porting Project has ported the open source email client, Thunderbird to RISC OS, this is a demonstration version and is not yet fully functional.

    You must own a A9Home or Iyonix (Virtual RiscPC?) machine in order for this to work,

    RiscPC,RISCStation etc. machines will not run Thunderbird at this early stage in development.

    To download, visit:

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Sunday, February 04, 2007   

    Chuckle 5507 Reads funandhumour
    Message from Sion Cleaver of Blasts of the Xtreme "We are very proud to announce the release of our first RISC OS demo, !Chuckle."

    Chuckle is a rather simple demo where an alien presence hacks in to FBI computers and threatens to destroy the earth due to missiels being launched by accident at their home planet.

    Chuckle can be downloaded from the downloads section of our site:

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Monday, January 22, 2007   

    LaBella 6.10 10143 Reads applications
    Ray Favre has updated !LaBella with some features and bug fixes that were recommended to him by various show attenders, you can download it for free from Ray's website:

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Monday, November 13, 2006 Read full article: 'LaBella 6.10'   

    7th Software have released version 1.11 of MoreDesk, the program that allows you to you to organise your windows on over a space which is larger than the normal desktop. It does this by creating a grid of desktop space and by allowing you to select which of these is the one you are currently looking at.

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Saturday, October 14, 2006 Read full article: 'MoreDesk version 1.10 available'   

    A new version of GCCSDK is now ready for download from:

    In this new version:
    * Correction of Release 1 filename handling regression with GCC.
    * Enabling of throwback for C preprocessor.
    * Pass gcc include paths through to 'as' assembler. There are known limitations on the current assembler include path support concerning Unix and RISC OS style pathname syntax so we recommend using path variables when you want to specify assembler include directories.
    * Allow suffix swapping in its include filenames and adding hdr/Hdr suffixes to its default suffix swap list. This allows RISC OS and cross compilation of same assembler sources which include OSLib headers.
    * No longer supporting GCC @ comments. This is no longer needed for the GCCSDK build procedure and allows the @ as built-in variable by default i.e. without having to resort to the -objasm option.
    * Assembler now supports all ARMv5E (XScale) instructions (i.e. not including the Thumb instructions).
    * Fixed several miss-assemblings or unsupported corner cases: LFMFD, LDC/STC, PLD, LDR/STR(H,SH,SB), etc.
    * Added testcases for future regression tests.
    * Replacing AOF object in ALF file didn't work.
    * Several code fixes improving its stability.
    * Fix for C++ using SharedCLibrary. Examples Makefile updated to build hello world examples in different ways.
    * Various documentation updates.
    And lots more!

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Tuesday, September 19, 2006   

    Steve of 7Th Software has now updated MoreDesk to version 1.10, this new version contains many bug fixes and tweaks so it's more usable.

    Taken from CSA Announce post "MoreDesk allows you to organise your windows on over a space which is larger than the normal desktop. It does this by creating a grid of desktop spaces and by allowing you to select which of these is the one you are currently looking at.

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 Read full article: 'MoreDesk version 1.10 available'   

    Weave 2.0 Update 4624 Reads worldwideweb
    Gavin Wraith has updated his great application, Weave.

    What is weave?
    Taken from Gavin's homepage "Weave is a language for describing tagged text and, in particular, webpages. Why not use HTML? Because it has no provision for variables or functions. It has no abstraction facilities. By contrast Weave can be used as simply as HTML, but gives you a lot more descriptive power. You can create a whole website with a single Weave script. Alternatively you can split a website description up among various Weave scripts, each specialised for different aspects, e.g. content versus page furniture, site structure from the visual aspects of the navigation furniture, and so on. Objects common to more than one page need never be duplicated. In a word, Weave is a lot more powerful and abstract than HTML."

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Read full article: 'Weave 2.0 Update'   

    Steven Simpson has updated his front end and back end for his Draw-to-SVG Converter.
    They can both be downloaded from his site: and are quite small in size.

    Draw-to-SVG Converter converts vector-graphic Drawfiles on RISC OS to SVG.

    Draw-to-SVG Converter should work on any machine running RISC OS 3.1 on an ARM3 Archimdes right up to the latest Iyonix running RISC OS 5.11.

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Friday, July 28, 2006   

    Thumbcat Version 5.4f 4510 Reads applications
    Malcom Ripley has released Version 5.4f of Thumbcat, a application for viewing, converting and printing files.

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Friday, July 28, 2006 Read full article: 'Thumbcat Version 5.4f'   

    Z80Em Version 4.01 5066 Reads applications
    Murklesoft have released Version 4.01 of Z80Em thanks to Colin Ferris.

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Friday, July 28, 2006 Read full article: 'Z80Em Version 4.01'   

    DScript 0.10 Released 4739 Reads applications
    Marc Zinnschlag has released V0.10 of DScript, a new data compiler from the author of Graphite.

    DScript is handy for writing map or level editors and has lots of other uses too.
    DScript is currently in the beta stage so it's quite buggy and more features will be added soon.

    If you want more information on Marc's projects visit his website:

    If you want to keep up to date on his project then why not visit his blog:

    Posted by cheatwarrior on Friday, July 28, 2006   

    Mike Glover of Icon Technology wrote to us a little while ago about the availability of Easiwriter and Techwriter 8.31, thanks to the efforts of Martin Wuerthner.

    The new versions are fully 26/32 bit compatible meaning they will run on anything from RISC OS 3.5 to RISC OS 5.

    Posted by StevePotts on Sunday, February 13, 2005 Read full article: 'Easiwriter / Techwriter 8.31 released'   

    A new version of my Background Control application is now available for download via the downloads section of Myriscos.

    For anyone who's not used the Myriscos Downloads section before, it's as easy as downloading from any other website, only on Myriscos, things are sorted into categories and come from many different sources. Additionally, you as users within the Myriscos community can submit your own downloads for inclusion in our database.


    32 bit round up 9844 Reads applications
    Well, the frenzy to go over to 32 bit is hotting up. So far, we've had announcements from RComp that lots of their products will be available (at a small charge for upgrades) for 32 bit machines, Cerilica are there already, the 32 bit developer tools are already available, Icon Technology had a 32 bit happy version of their amazing TechWriter/EasiWriter products ages ago.. A 32 bit version of CDBurn (called CDBurnLite) will be shipped with the Iyonix.

    David Pilling is making his software available as 32 bit, as is a new version of ArtWorks from Martin Wuerthner. Abacus Training, the bods behind PipeDream have already made FireWorkz 32 bit and have plans to do the same with PipeDream.

    Even GCC has a 32 bit version!

    Who does that leave?

    We're still waiting to hear back from Clares Micro Supplies and also to see what APDL/Proaction will be able to do with their catalogue. Most of the applications for RiscStation machines will be 32 bit in the near future.

    At this point, it is unsure what will be happening with the 4th Dimension software from CJE - our newshounds are onto that one ;-)

    Note: I suppose what this does show is how quickly applications can be moved to 32 bit neutral when it came to the crunch. Question is, why has it taken this long to get something like the Iyonix?
    Posted by bluebottle on Friday, November 29, 2002 Read full article: '32 bit round up'   

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