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    Round #3 of the Codecraft Acorn Minimal Coding Competition is over. The results are available online at All entries can be downloaded from there as well.

    Posted by mrhill on Wednesday, October 10, 2001   

    Further to their newsgroup announcement a few days ago, Melotech has decided to reduce the price of the two second-user RiscPCs they are selling.

    Get a StrongARM system for a mere £229.99 including delivery in the United Kingdom. No VAT to pay.

    There are just two machines and this is a one-off offer. First come, first served.

    Visit Melotech's special offer page.

    Posted by arenaman on Sunday, September 30, 2001 3825 Reads announcements
    Once again, I am apologising for the lack of response to email that may have been sent to or I don't know why, but the 'catch all' facility has just ceased to work. I was not aware of this - the problem I fixed was on my RiscPC.

    Thanks to Ian Macfarlane, a user,I have been made aware of this and have fixed the problem.

    All enquiries should now be emailed to

    This has been tested and found to work.

    Apologies for the problems. Please do resend any requests to the above address and I will be happy to action them.

    Posted by arenaman on Wednesday, September 26, 2001   

    6:30pm for 7:15pm Wednesday 19th September (Latest Update)

    Included in this meeting will be

    • An update on the My RISC OS portal ( by Jeremy Coates of Co-Comp Ltd.
    • Paul Middleton (Managing Director, RISCOS Ltd) demonstrating, and answering questions on, RISC OS 4+ and the Select Scheme.


    Here are the results of my little "What is your screen resolution and bitdepth whilst browsing" poll. This poll was specifically targeted at people using/interested in RISC OS, although they would not necessarily have to be using a RISC OS machine to do their browsing with. In short, the results should somewhat reflect the screen settings of people who are the target audience of RISC OS related websites.

    The results of this little poll have helped me in making some decisions about the new design for our website and I post these results here in the hope that they may be useful to others as well.

    Posted by pervect on Monday, September 17, 2001 Read full article: 'Browsing resolution+bitdepth poll-result'   

    As webmaster of I would like to begin by apologising for the lack of a link from the web site to the location of the CDs which have been there since the beginning of the week. Unfortunately the upload of these CDs coincided with me having to wade through a lot of paperwork regarding personal matters and so links to the CDs were not made until last night. However, I accept no responsibility for the good or bad quality of the structure of what would have been on the CD. Any broken links within the contents of the would-be CD are dealt with by a third party. I was only asked to link to those CDs as soon as they were uploaded. Again, I'd like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by this and will endeavour to avoid this problem again.

    [A link to The CD's]

    Posted by Tuano on Thursday, September 13, 2001   

    The deadline for codecraft #3 has ended.

    Now it is up to you to vote the best entries!

    See for details.

    30th September 2001 is the closing date for voting!

    Note: Codecraft #3 is a RISC OS minimal coding competition split into 3 categories: 1k Game & Demo, 2k Tool & 4k Game & Demo
    Posted by march on Thursday, September 06, 2001   

    This month at WACG it is the return of Mike Cook.

    Mike is going to give us his views on how it all began, how Micro User
    originally got off the ground, including the readers‘ letters, and how the
    amateur micro computing movement grew, and then withered. Finally he will
    give a look into the future — as he sees it.


    Nettle, which aims to be the definitive telnet client for RISC OS, is now available. In addition to all the usual telnet facilities, Nettle provides an "ANSI Task" mode, opening the possibilites for a plethora of new programs to be run on RISC OS.

    Nettle can be found at

    To complement the release of Nettle, Lynx is now available for RISC OS. Lynx is a popular Unix text-only webbrowser. In addition to Lynx, also now available (to name a few) are BitchX, ncftp2 and nano, other popular Unix ports.

    Lynx and friends are available from:

    Share and Enjoy.


    We've just learned that Lynx has been updated to fix a problem and improve the overall performance of the browser. Well done!

    Get the update now!

    Posted by MrChocks on Sunday, September 02, 2001   

    Clearance Sale 3571 Reads announcements
    Simtec Electronics have a September Clearance Sale with lots of products for the older RISC OS machines.

    Items include processor and memory upgrades, hard drives and interfaces, floppies and RISC OS 3. Everything on offer in the sale is under £100!

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Friday, August 31, 2001   

    RISC OS 2001 Show 4455 Reads announcements
    The press release is now out and you can get advanced tickets, info on how to get to the show and all other fun things from the website

    There is plently of public transport and the venue is a lot easier to get to that previous years (it's now at the Blue Mountain Golf and Conference centre, Binfield, Berks instead of being squished as it was for the last two shows!)

    • Advanced prices : √ā¬£4

    • On the door : √ā¬£5

    • Kids under 12 free with adult.

    If you don't fancy buying over the net, you can buy by post.

    Send a cheque (payable to The ARM Club) to

    RISC OS 2001 Advanced Sales

    45 Hillview Close



    CR8 1AU

    A full list of exhibitors can be found here and it does look impressive!

    News Flash!

    Tickets are now available to be bought online. Get 'em while their fresh!

    Posted by bluebottle on Monday, August 27, 2001   

    RComp today have sent out a fix for all users of their Webster XL package for the !Webfetch application after finding a small problem when using

    If you have not recieved this yet (or are not on the priority user list), please contact RComp for the upgrade.

    email :

    Note: The My RISCOS effect starts to be noticed! :-)
    Posted by bluebottle on Tuesday, August 21, 2001   

    Due to popular request Quantum Software have created a Mailing list for their ever popular RISC OS Keystroke program.

    If you own (or are thinking of owning) a copy of !Keystroke then subscribe to the list by sending a blank email to:

    Keystroke is a sophisticated macro-making program that allows the user to control their Desktop environment in a automated way.

    Posted by quatermass on Monday, August 20, 2001   

    Downloads Active! 4549 Reads announcements
    The Downloads section is up and running, it has some 'get started' categories so now just needs populating with your favourite download links.

    The downloads system allows you to rate the downloads, write reviews of the items and also report broken links to help make this one of the most versatile and useful resources for your RISC OS downloads.

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Sunday, August 19, 2001 Read full article: 'Downloads Active!'   

    Already, within 2 days of the launch, My RISC OS has moved on to its own server (I got bored hacking about!) ;-)

    Some people may have to wait a little while for their ISPs DNS servers to start pointing to the new place. However if you are reading this, then you are in the new place already!

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Friday, August 17, 2001   

    Co-Comp Ltd today announced the launch of a new web portal to support and enhance the RISC OS community.

    The portal is named My RISC OS and is aimed at enabling the sites' users to submit news articles, tutorials, have discussions, co-ordinate downloads and collect links etc.

    The portal has many exciting features including the integration of messaging systems, chat facilities, downloads and multiple language choices.

    The feature that sets this portal apart from some of the others aimed at RISC OS users, is the ability for visitors to submit news and articles themselves in a similar style to Slash Dot (/.).

    My RISC OS is a collaborative effort that is looking for support from its users to enhance the style and features available. Several administrators have volunteered their assistance, we need you to submit news, visit the site and get involved.

    In particular, there is a need for graphics to be created, icons, logos etc. so if you want to volunteer to help out with this or any other aspects of My RISC OS, then in the first instance, contact the Webmaster

    Posted by MyRISCOS on Thursday, August 16, 2001 Read full article: 'New RISC OS web portal launches'   

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