17/10/2018 10:19
Hi !DayCalc has been updated to v1.06 it now includes A day ahead count A future date count down And can include the start date or not.
DayCalc calculates days between two dates -- Ian J Hartley http://ianhartley.drobe.co.uk

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09/10/2018 10:19
Hi, I require a program to link with <unistd.h> . This is supplied as part of gcc and refers to the RISC OS Shared Library, can I just use that file while linking with stubsG or do I need more modifications? thanks, nico -- Running RISC OS Select 4.39 on VRPC / Omega / RiscPC Mk 1 For information on the Select Configure Plugins visit www.gh2.nl Home of: AppsSetup / BootBanner / CCWsetup / MDFsetup

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05/10/2018 10:19
On 22 Jan atimbrell wrote: On page 60, the booklet mentions David Pilling's Scanning Software for Windows (DPScan) and tells us that this would only work when Ovation Pro for Windows had been registered. It goes on to say that we understand it ... no longer requires OPW to be installed and registered for it to work.
On visiting the apposite part of DPs website, however, I can find no evidence of this change in policy.
Is anyone here in a position to confirm or deny this (before I go to the t.... read more

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04/10/2018 10:19
I've been reading a lot about Acorn, BBCs, risc etc. online recently, as I've been given an A5000.
It is useful to have all this information online, though there are big gaps. To see how practical it was I converted 'The Advanced User Guide for the BBC Micro' into electronic format, by fairly brute force means.
It nows exists as an HTML indexed set of JPEGs. This takes up about 100MB at the moment, but could probably be reduced to half that, at which point I would consider plac.... read more

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03/10/2018 10:19
Ive been frustrated several times by ChangeFSI on the Iyonix refusing to reduce files to fewer than 256 colours (especially when the original input files - e.g. before processing with Variations - contained fewer colours than this!), and discovered accidentally this evening that InterGif on the Iyonix remains quite happy to process files in this manner.
Under Palette in InterGifs options there is a writable icon which allows you to reduce the palette to the best <n> colours - it will quite.... read more

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02/10/2018 10:19
Simple question (I hope!): What programming languages are (currently) available for RISC OS? NB the FAQ list appears to be out of date - links not working and references to versions that are not fully developed for RISC OS.
Back in 1993 Acorn User and Archimedes World found: BBC BASIC Desktop Assembler Helix Basic Producer ABC RiscBASIC Charm Acorn Desktop C I-APL Keylink Prolog Cambridge Pascal EdScheme APL-A LISP WinLogo SmallTalk BTW Archimedes World reckoned that C probably shouldn't be .... read more

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30/09/2018 10:19
Can anyone who is also a multi OS user advise please.
Is there an editor similar to Zap in the Linux Ubuntu world.
Thanks Dave -- Dave Triffid

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26/09/2018 10:19
Have a problem trying it initialise a 'toolbox' program.
In the program file it has:- ********* e = toolbox_initialise ( 0, WimpVersion, wimp_messages, toolbox_events, <Prog$Dir>, (MessagesFD *) &messages[0], &id_block, &ret_wimp_version, &task_id, (void **) &sprite_area); .... read more

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22/09/2018 10:19
A recent post mentioned how Zap leaves System variables set and I think there are other apps doing this.
It doesnt seem a correct thing to do, I think when you terminate a program it should remove its system variables.
I am knowledgable about system variables now, but I can remember a time when it was a frustration I had to put up with.
If someone must use Zap not StrongED to view a text file upon clicking, the program can be started at boot time anyway.
I can remember on slower machines it wa.... read more

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18/09/2018 10:19
Hello there, I'm still working on my USB ethernet driver and have it functioning at last - I can browse drobe and so on. The current transfer rate is something slightly over 1Mb/sec. I'm working on improving this.
For reception, I hooked into UpCall 15. This seems to work OK.
When many packets are transmitted by the Internet module, they are queued by the driver. These are eventually sent on callback, which is less than ideal as it would be more time efficient to send each packet as.... read more

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08/09/2018 10:19
Taken for granted I *don't* want to spend a 100 quid plus on a RO CAD application just to view a few DXF files...
Does anyone know of a RO graphics application that can read DXF files? Cheers Dave S --

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04/09/2018 10:19
I am having trouble with my copy of Boogie Buggy on my A3010 - on selecting one of the levels requiring disk 3 (top-down view instead of platform side-on view) it only loads as far as the motors/points/damage details at the top, the good/evil bar at the bottom and the music. The rest of the screen is black :S I've had it running on a A3000 with ROS2 before now so wondered if there might even be a patch to get it running on ROS3.11 - I did try the RO4 patch hoping it might be backward-compati.... read more

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30/08/2018 10:19
Hi one and all, Ive just aquired a scanner (after months of waiting) that I was told would work on my RiscPC. So when I was first promised the scanner, I went to Davyn computers to buy the drivers. The Drivers are for a Mustek SP my scanner is a mustek 600 CP, so i tried the scanner and obviosly it doesn't work (well it lights up and says warming up but it goes no further) Ive tried getting in touch with Davyn but since been informed that they have closed, just my luck! So I was wondering if.... read more

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29/08/2018 10:19
Does anyone have a copy of the last version DOSbox that was available for non RISC OS 5 machines? I think it was version 0.65, well at least it is according to this no longer working URL I found: http://www.riscos.info/packages/emulation/dosbox-0.65-1.html Thanks, Mike

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27/08/2018 10:19
Risc PC StrongArm 162MB RISC OS 4 I've 'deleted' lots of files prior to 'retiring' this machine but would like make sure they cannot be resurrected. So I need a suitable App. please.
S -- Address: 10 Fettes Road, CRANLEIGH, Surrey, GU6 7EU Telephone: 01483 271632

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