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Archive 24:6 reviewed
Archive 24:6 has now been sent out to subscribers (in a nice biodegradable poly bag). This is a landmark issue in a number of ways. With the sad death of Jim Nagel earlier this year, the edition has been finished off by Jim's sons as a tribute to Jim. So this is the last Nagel edited edition and the last magazine in Volume 24.
RISC OS interview with Gavin Smith
Archive magazine has a new editor. We tracked down Gavin Smith to find out more about him and his plans...
Archive 24:6 is 'in the post' and free to read online
Archive 24:6 is now on its way to subscribers. It looks like a great last issue from the Nagel team, with 60 packed pages in colour!
June News round-up
Some things we noticed this month. What did you see?
ROOL releases PI RC16
In a sign that RISC OS 5.28 is hopefully fast approaching, ROOL have released a new download for RaspberryPi with RC 16. You can download it for free from the ROOL website and it needs an SD card bigger than 2GB.
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Charting our way
As countries around the world grapple with the COVID-19, many people will currently be required to stay indoors, or to change their work patterns and switch to video conferencing. Drinking more? Exercising less? It certainly feels like an interesting time to see what the data says about what’s happening in our community.Take a look with us at various metrics from ROOL’s data banks for the period January to April, to see how things looked heading into the “new normal”.
As I’m sure you are all aware, RISC OS Open places our user and developer community at the very top of our list of priorities. In the light of the current pandemic and the very latest advice from the UK Government, we find ourselves in a position of seeing no alternative but to withdraw from all face-to-face social engagements, such as user group meetings and shows, including the up-coming Wakefield Show.
Three interesting topics for our march towards April
With the added productivity of our bonus leap day behind us, there is still a lot to look forward to in the next couple of months. For example:Setting off towards our new RISC OS 5.28 stable releaseJourneying to Wakefield, UK for the 25th WROCC show on 18th AprilReaching new heights of bounty goodness
New Desktop Development Environment reaches out
Last year’s London show saw the snappily titled DDE29 becoming generally available.Packing in some 300 changes, the main highlights are:Latest Norcroft C compilerCode generation now tailored to use ARMv6/v7/v8 extended instructions where possibleOptimisations to substitute selected code sequences with ARMv6/v7/v8 media instructions where possibleInline assembler updated to accept ARMv6/v7/v8 mnemonicsLiteral pool reductions where available and enabled through use of MOVW+MOVTNew intrinsic functions to get access to operations not normally accessible from CABC (the BASIC compiler) now supports hexadecimal entered in mixed caseRevised User Interface Toolbox and ABC manuals plus detailed change logs for all the provided toolsLibrary improvements to the TCP/IP library adds RFC2553 supporting functions, part of the TCP/IP bounty work getting ready for IPv6, and stronger type checking for all functions in the Toolbox libraryDDT (the desktop debugger) now uses the same disassembly engine as other tools, and can step the new instructions which the compiler emitsTechnical enhancements to AMU, CMHG, and ABC’s command line processing
ROOL at the RISC OS South West Show
After a (relatively) mild winter of hibernation, we’re pleased to announce that some of the ROOL team will be making our annual pilgrimage to Bristol for the RISC OS South West Show.
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If at first you don't succeed... Rackspace files IPO papers to go public once again, hopefully with better timing
Private equity looks to cash in on managed cloud services bizAlmost six years after going private, Rackspace is once again dipping its toes into the public market by filing for an IPO in the US.
Spotted the ISS in the sky yet? How about pulling out some spare kit and giving it a listen?
ESA emits a guide to picking up Slow Scan TV from the orbiting outpostGot plans for the weekend? No? How about pulling that Pi out of the drawer or dusting off an old laptop and getting ready to grab some images from the ISS, courtesy of locked-down European Space Agency (ESA) boffins.
Android 11 will let users stop device-makers from killing background apps, says Google
Users will be able to 'override ... restrictions' on phones and other kit, says engineering teamAndroid 11 Beta 2, out this week, is a fairly modest update, focusing primarily on stability and bug fixes. But behind the scenes there are strong indications that a broader shift is afoot, with Google trying to address overall ecosystem inconsistencies that have formed since its initial release.
Rip and replace is such a long Huawei to go, UK telcos plead, citing 'blackouts' and 'billion pound' costs: Are Vodafone and BT playing 'Project Fear'?
Not sure they spent that much on 'high risk' kit from ZTE and Huawei, coughs analystAnalysis The caution couldn't be more stark. In a meeting with the Commons Science and Technology Select Committee yesterday, execs from BT and Vodafone warned UK lawmakers that a deadline of 2023 to remove Huawei-made equipment from their networks will result in multi-day mobile signal losses for some customers.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Tony Blair tells Russian infosec conference that cross-border infosec policies need more gov intervention
Just what Vladimir Putin's favourite bank wanted to hear, no doubtFormer UK prime minister Tony Blair has declared that governments can't "take 10 years to catch up" with cyber crims - while speaking at an infosec conference organised by Vladimir Putin's favourite Russian bank.
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