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    Merry Christmas 4349 Reads miscellaneous
    Merry Christmas!

    To all our readers and contributers.

    Let us know if you are about over the Christmas Hols, post a comment :-)

    Note: A Happy New Year to you all! :-)
    Posted by MyRISCOS on Sunday, December 23, 2001 Read full article: 'Merry Christmas'   

    Forum discussions 3810 Reads news
    Just a quick note to say the forums are back - not perfect yet but working.

    Note: Just thought I'd point out, the new forum code allows you to subscribe to each forum to receive emails - so as soon as a new post is made, you will get an email of the forum post, with a link back to that forum topic so that you can quickly reply. :)
    Posted by MyRISCOS on Friday, December 21, 2001   

    GCC 2.95.4 released 5030 Reads gnu
    GCC is a free collection of compilers that provide the user with a powerful tool for translating C, C++ and Fortran source into fast ARM assembler that is suitable for execution on RISC OS.

    GCCSDK is a portable build environment for creating ARM executables to be run natively on RISC OS. The build environment is designed to be hosted on a Unix-like system, such as GNU/Linux, FreeBSD or Solaris.

    This is the first proper release of GCC since back in 1997 though there have been experimental versions of 2.95.2 available since 1999.

    Posted by bluebottle on Thursday, December 20, 2001 Read full article: 'GCC 2.95.4 released'   

    Sorry couldn't resist...#

    The Interface Hall of Shame is an irreverent collection of common interface design mistakes

    OK so it's mostly about windows...

    Posted by pjwerdna on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 Read full article: 'Interface Hall of Fame'   

    Just a quick note to inform everyone that there will be a meeting of the Manchester Acorn User Group this Wednesday evening, 19th December.

    This meeting will be entirely informal, with a wide variety of things to see and talk about:

    • Arm Linux on Bush STB
    • Magazine roundup
    • My RISC OS
    • Discussion

    Posted by jeremy on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 Read full article: 'MAUG meeting Wednesday 19th December'   

    There has been some confusion recently over the existence, or otherwise, of a RISC OS discussion list for education. Let us put the record straight once and for all...

    Posted by harmsy on Tuesday, December 18, 2001 Read full article: 'Education Discussion Lists: RISC OS'   

    Fancy being an editor for a leading (rival - ed!) RISC OS news portal? Drobe Launchpad is looking for editors to extend its crazy yet friendly team. Send your applications to, closing date is 31st December 2001.

    Good luck and merry christmas!

    Note: Drobe Launchpad

    Until recently, RiscDomain has been a rather sporadic publication, missing it's published deadlines by quite a bit. In a recent announcement though, Dave Bradforth, owner, publisher and wizzard in charge has decided that the mag is to come out monthly, with a firm set of titles for each edition.

    Posted by bluebottle on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 Read full article: 'RiscDomain goes from strength to strength'   

    Another sad loss 3792 Reads news
    Bob Pollard, author of the internationally renowned TechWriter and EasiWriter range of software and chief programmer at Icon Technology,has recently passed away after a long illness.
    He will be sadly missed
    Bob leaves a widow, Reena
    All of us here at pass on our deepest condolences at this sad time.

    Posted by bluebottle on Wednesday, December 12, 2001   

    RiscStation Ltd have announced today that their new software support email address has gone live.

    This address is for software upgrades, bug reports or problems regarding any of the software supplied with the RiscStation range of machines. Please do not use this email address for sales enquiries or hardware problems!

    email :

    Posted by bluebottle on Wednesday, December 12, 2001   

    The RISC OS Banner Network has moved to a new address.

    Posted by andrewduffell on Sunday, December 09, 2001 Read full article: 'RISC OS Banner Network moves'   

    Introducing: Your new Editor for Acorn User Magazine

    Mr Michael Stubbs

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Tuesday, December 04, 2001 Read full article: 'Acorn User Press Release'   

    In preparation for Christmas, the Cerilica web site has received some useful updates aimed at both existing and potential customers. Some new resources have been uploaded for Vantage users including a native file copy of the new great looking Cerilica pamphlet.

    Cerilica is also due to attend the last RISC OS show of the year held in the Midlands. Thanks go, once more, to the ARM Club for organising this event.

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Friday, November 30, 2001 Read full article: 'Cerilica Press Release'   

    MAUG Monthly Meeting 2958 Reads announcements
    The next meeting of the Manchester Acorn User Group will be:

    • !Photostitch (finally)

      Presented by its author, Dr J.D. Pearson
    • 6:45pm for 7:30pm, Wednesday 21st November 2001

    Trafford Metrovick Rugby & Cricket Club

    Finnybank Road



    M33 6LR

    This is a demo which has been arranged previously, however had to be postponed due to lack of time on one occasion, and software clashes on the demo machine on another.

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 Read full article: 'MAUG Monthly Meeting'   

    Melotech has announced some special offers for Christmas...

    Posted by arenaman on Saturday, November 17, 2001 Read full article: 'Christmas Offers from Melotech'   

    EasyGCC release. 3718 Reads announcements
    Melotech is delighted to announce the immediate availability of EasyGCC,a freeware GCC compiler front end...

    Posted by arenaman on Saturday, November 17, 2001 Read full article: 'EasyGCC release.'   

    It is with regret that I have to announce that I will not, after all, be editing Acorn User magazine.

    When it was announced that I would edit the magazine a group of us were at an advanced stage of negotiations with a director of Tau Press to purchase Acorn User magazine. We understood that it had been agreed that two of our group would work on the magazine for a limited time prior to purchase. Soon after the announcement was made it became clear that Tau Press no longer had any interest in such an agreement. They were no longer willing to sell the magazine.

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 Read full article: 'Acorn User Editor - Oops!'   

    Melotech has available two re-engineered RiscPCs, with more on the way.


    Mystery flight sims! 4416 Reads questions
    Ive stumbled across a strange web-site selling flight sims for the Acorn. Never seen this before, does anyone have any of these games or know anything about them? Very strange. Cant find any reviews for them.

    Posted by Simon on Wednesday, November 07, 2001   

    Emergency announcement

    We regret to announce that David Atkins of MicroDigital has, due to a personal crisis, had to cancel his visit to Wakefield today.

    David was looking forward to showing us the final working prototype and taking questions from visitors. Due to short notice, nobody else from MicroDigital was available to step in. David sends his apologies.

    The Wakefield Acorn Computer Group meeting will still be taking place, but with an alternative event. This is likely to be a PD night, showing various bits of software on RISC OS.

    We apologise for the short notice.

    Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 07, 2001   

    Although I had not known Mike as long as many others, I felt that we had become good friends over the last year or so. I often gave Mike a lift in the car to WACG meetings and will miss our little conversations on the journeys. Mike was very good at telling stories about his past and had some really interesting tales to tell.

    Steve Potts - Wakefield Acorn Computer Group (Secretary)

    Posted by StevePotts on Tuesday, November 06, 2001 Read full article: 'Tragic Death of Mike Wilson'   

    On Wednesday 7th November 2001 David Atkins of MicroDigital will be talking at the Wakefield Acorn User Group's meeting.

    Visitors are welcome (small fee for non-members).

    David is coming to give the latest news on 'Omega' and we are hoping to see the final working prototype version....


    Omega 4612 Reads miscellaneous
    I understand that David Atkins and the OMEGA are likely to make an appearance at the next meeting of the Wakefield Group, scheduled Wednesday 7th November. For those able to attend how about a report.

    Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 02, 2001   

    The ANS Filebase (, a directory of RISC OS software, has been significantly enhanced with the addition of a new interface and personalisation system.

    Posted by barti on Tuesday, October 30, 2001 Read full article: 'New ANS Filebase now online'   

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