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New RISC OS User and Programmer Magazine!

My name is Louie Smith and I am going to launch a new bimonthly RISC OS
programmers' and users' magazine; "RISC OS Now; For Users and Programmers".
I am aiming the magazine at the existing user and programmer group but also
with the aim of attracting new users. 

I'm looking for anyone able to write articles and reviews aimed at experts
and beginners alike. I am interested in articles about existing software
and new releases. Also, if anyone is interested in writing a regular column
please contact me.

As well as there being regular articles, news and reviews, there will also
be competitions. The most important of these being an artwork competition
for the front cover. The magazine will be A4 portrait. So get creative and
submit artwork in either the form of drawings created on RISCOS Software,
or photographs.  A �20 prize will be issued for use of artwork in the
magazine.

There will also be advertising space for companies associated with the RISC
OS world. For a price list please email me directly. I'm also going to
include a classified section for people who are wanting to sell second hand
computer (RISC OS) equipment or make general announcements.

As this is going to be a magazine for the programmers and users, if anyone
has any more suggestions about inclusions, feel free to email me. 
Louie@orpheusnet.co.uk.


Hope to hear from you soon

Louie Smith






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Hi,

Louie wrote:

> There will also be advertising space for companies associated with the
> RISC OS world. For a price list please email me directly. I'm also going
> to include a classified section for people who are wanting to sell second
> hand computer (RISC OS) equipment or make general announcements.

Good luck on this venture. Could you fill the good folks around here with
such things as the cost, if it's a net only publication, can it be bought
through WH Smiths - you know, slightly important things!

Not sure about the announcements bit - unless it's a web based mag, they'll
be out of date before they're seen!
 
TTFN

Paul

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paul84 (611)
7/30/2006 4:31:24 PM
Hi,

Paul F. Johnson wrote:

> Louie wrote:
>
> > There will also be advertising space for companies associated with the
> > RISC OS world. For a price list please email me directly. I'm also going
> > to include a classified section for people who are wanting to sell second
> > hand computer (RISC OS) equipment or make general announcements.
>
> Good luck on this venture. Could you fill the good folks around here with
> such things as the cost, if it's a net only publication, can it be bought
> through WH Smiths - you know, slightly important things!

The announcement was so light on details, it needs to get off its diet.
Would be nice for a reply to my email too, although the address at the
bottom of the announcement bounced :(

Chris.

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diodesign (172)
7/30/2006 8:05:38 PM
Hi,

diodesign wrote:

> Paul F. Johnson wrote:

>> Good luck on this venture. Could you fill the good folks around here with
>> such things as the cost, if it's a net only publication, can it be bought
>> through WH Smiths - you know, slightly important things!
> 
> The announcement was so light on details, it needs to get off its diet.
> Would be nice for a reply to my email too, although the address at the
> bottom of the announcement bounced :(

Could be a relaunch of AU from Messr Turnbull...

Now let's start a new conspiracy theory!

TTFN

Paul

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paul84 (611)
7/30/2006 9:13:49 PM
In article <hi9zg.109441$wl.70706@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk>,
   Paul F. Johnson <paul@all-the-johnsons.co.uk> wrote:
> Could be a relaunch of AU from Messr Turnbull...

Somehow I suspect not, I have my own ideas

-- 
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SW_NOSPAM (1409)
7/31/2006 4:55:24 PM
Stuart <SW_NOSPAM@dsl.pipex.com> wrote:

> In article <hi9zg.109441$wl.70706@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk>,
>    Paul F. Johnson <paul@all-the-johnsons.co.uk> wrote:
> > Could be a relaunch of AU from Messr Turnbull...
> 
> Somehow I suspect not, I have my own ideas
> 
JC overcoming his recurring problem with the printers? :-)

Cheers,

Ray D
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Ray6068 (3130)
7/31/2006 6:00:57 PM
Ray Dawson <ray@magray.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:

> Stuart <SW_NOSPAM@dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
> 
> > In article <hi9zg.109441$wl.70706@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk>,
> >    Paul F. Johnson <paul@all-the-johnsons.co.uk> wrote:
> > > Could be a relaunch of AU from Messr Turnbull...
> > 
> > Somehow I suspect not, I have my own ideas
> > 
> JC overcoming his recurring problem with the printers? :-)

I thought he'd abandonned using printers and was going to copy them all by
hand as it'd be quicker, no?  >:-)


-- 
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7/31/2006 6:20:21 PM
Stewart Brodie wrote:

> Ray Dawson <ray@magray.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> 
>> Stuart <SW_NOSPAM@dsl.pipex.com> wrote:
>> 
>> > In article <hi9zg.109441$wl.70706@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk>,
>> >    Paul F. Johnson <paul@all-the-johnsons.co.uk> wrote:
>> > > Could be a relaunch of AU from Messr Turnbull...
>> > 
>> > Somehow I suspect not, I have my own ideas
>> > 
>> JC overcoming his recurring problem with the printers? :-)
> 
> I thought he'd abandonned using printers and was going to copy them all by
> hand as it'd be quicker, no?  >:-)

Me-ow!

;-D

TTFN

Paul
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paul84 (611)
7/31/2006 7:29:54 PM
In article
<SSszg.109879$wl.6936@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk>,
   Paul F. Johnson <paul@all-the-johnsons.co.uk> wrote:

> Wenn sie denken, dass die bildung teuer ist, versuchen
> sie ignoranz

Nouns are capitalised in German!

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see.sig7767 (1966)
7/31/2006 8:24:29 PM
In article <w95zg.109333$wl.78067@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk>,
   Paul F. Johnson <paul@all-the-johnsons.co.uk> wrote:
> Good luck on this venture. 

Thank you very much for your encouragement. At this early stage I need lots
of it!
> Could you fill the good folks around here with
> such things as the cost,

I have already written to Chris Williams stating that I aim the magazine to
be �4.20 per issue, or �29.95 for the annual subscription, but obviously at
this stage it may well change- after all I've only just put the
announcement out!

> if it's a net only publication, can it be bought
> through WH Smiths - you know, slightly important things!

Noooooooooooo! It's a hard copy magazine and will actually published. To
sell through WH Smith's is proving rather difficult, however I'm working on
it. But for those that need it I will be able to post it directly to you.

> Not sure about the announcements bit - unless it's a web based mag, they'll
> be out of date before they're seen!
>  
I think all magazines have this problem. However there are many people who
don't use the interent as their source of news, so I would still like to
include it.


Thank You for you support.

Louie Smith

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louie (180)
7/31/2006 10:55:08 PM
On 31 Jul 2006 Louie <louie@orpheusmail.co.uk> wrote:
> I have already written to Chris Williams stating that I aim the magazine to
> be �4.20 per issue, or �29.95 for the annual subscription, but obviously at
> this stage it may well change- after all I've only just put the
> announcement out!

You really think there is a market for such a magazine?

The days of a premium general magazine like the Acorn User are long gone (and
the non-Qercus has put the nail in the coffin of that heritage), and smaller
high quality publications like Archive are only just viable by all accounts.

> It's a hard copy magazine and will actually published. 

Targetting particularly on programming is puzzelling, as prgramming articles
have never been a very popular feature in general magazines, since the days
of useful small programs passed away with the coming of the Wimp and the
demise of the yellow pages. Even if there was a willing readership for them,
a printed magzine is not the best medium to convey information such program
design documation, code examples and screen shots. A CD based magazine would
do it better, but with people able to contribute articles to websites like
riscos.info, I really don't see a magazine being viable.

---druck

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news5843 (7461)
7/31/2006 11:26:44 PM
Hi,

Louie wrote:
> In article <w95zg.109333$wl.78067@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk>,
>    Paul F. Johnson <paul@all-the-johnsons.co.uk> wrote:
> > Good luck on this venture.
>
> Thank you very much for your encouragement. At this early stage I need lo=
ts
> of it!
> > Could you fill the good folks around here with
> > such things as the cost,
>
> I have already written to Chris Williams stating that I aim the magazine =
to
> be =A34.20 per issue, or =A329.95 for the annual subscription, but obviou=
sly at
> this stage it may well change- after all I've only just put the
> announcement out!

Ta for the reply - full article is here:

http://www.drobe.co.uk/riscos/artifact1676.html

Chris / drobe.co.uk

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diodesign (172)
7/31/2006 11:57:10 PM
Hi,

On Mon, 2006-07-31 at 16:57 -0700, diodesign wrote:

> Ta for the reply - full article is here:
> 
> http://www.drobe.co.uk/riscos/artifact1676.html

An interesting article Chris, keep up the good work. It does look like
quite a fun idea, the only concern I have is the level of those wanting
the mag - assuming a good churn from Qercus of say 3000, that should be
enough (depending on print quality, running costs et al) to break even
at the price listed.

Of course, this all depends on getting enough contributors. As the
former ed of AU once said to me (just after Acorn ditched), "things
today aren't like what they used to be - you can't set up a new magazine
over a weekend and get thousands of reader anymore".

Good luck Louie!

TTFN

Paul

-- 
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Dr Who

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paul84 (611)
8/1/2006 12:22:06 PM
In article <1154434926.2605.23.camel@localhost.localdomain>,
   Paul <paul@all-the-johnsons.co.uk> wrote:
> Good luck Louie!

Thank you!

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louie (180)
8/1/2006 4:41:54 PM
In message <67544a4f4e.druck@druck.freeuk.net>
          druck <news@druck.freeuk.com> wrote:

> On 31 Jul 2006 Louie <louie@orpheusmail.co.uk> wrote:
>> I have already written to Chris Williams stating that I aim the magazine to
>> be �4.20 per issue, or �29.95 for the annual subscription, but obviously at
>> this stage it may well change- after all I've only just put the
>> announcement out!
> 
> You really think there is a market for such a magazine?
> 
> The days of a premium general magazine like the Acorn User are long gone (and
> the non-Qercus has put the nail in the coffin of that heritage), and smaller
> high quality publications like Archive are only just viable by all accounts.
> 
>> It's a hard copy magazine and will actually published.
> 
> Targetting particularly on programming is puzzelling, as prgramming articles
> have never been a very popular feature in general magazines, since the days
> of useful small programs passed away with the coming of the Wimp and the
> demise of the yellow pages. Even if there was a willing readership for them,
> a printed magzine is not the best medium to convey information such program
> design documation, code examples and screen shots. A CD based magazine would
> do it better, but with people able to contribute articles to websites like
> riscos.info, I really don't see a magazine being viable.
> 
> ---druck
> 
CD based magazines, isn't this already being done by APDL with 
RiscWorld?

I stopped purchasing AU because most of the mag pages were PC related, 
I assume to provide revenue - is a new magazine able to stay away from 
that avenue?

Bryan
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bryanpage1 (56)
8/1/2006 8:47:21 PM
Bryan wrote:

> I stopped purchasing AU because most of the mag pages were PC related,
> I assume to provide revenue - is a new magazine able to stay away from
> that avenue?

From memory, AU tried to include some Linux stuff (usually 4 pages or so) as
they were testing the water for a new mag (which never saw the light of
day, mainly as Linux User existed and they couldn't get anyone to write for
the mag for nothing).

I don't recall seeing that much PC stuff in there, but then after the slight
disagreement between me and Steve (!), I didn't see that much of AU.
However from what I did see in Smiths, there wasn't a whole load of PC
stuff in there.

TTFN

Paul

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paul84 (611)
8/1/2006 9:45:59 PM
In message <rYPzg.110457$wl.60361@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk>
          "Paul F. Johnson" <paul@all-the-johnsons.co.uk> wrote:

> Bryan wrote:
> 
>> I stopped purchasing AU because most of the mag pages were PC related,
>> I assume to provide revenue - is a new magazine able to stay away from
>> that avenue?
> 
> From memory, AU tried to include some Linux stuff (usually 4 pages or so) as
> they were testing the water for a new mag (which never saw the light of
> day, mainly as Linux User existed and they couldn't get anyone to write for
> the mag for nothing).
> 
> I don't recall seeing that much PC stuff in there, but then after the slight
> disagreement between me and Steve (!), I didn't see that much of AU.
> However from what I did see in Smiths, there wasn't a whole load of PC
> stuff in there.
> 
> TTFN
> 
> Paul
> 
Sorry,

I should have been more explicit!  Whilst there were pages devoted to 
the Risc OS scene and alike, a lot of the advertising space appeared 
to be PC related (hence my comment "to get revenue?"), which I felt 
was too large a portion of the whole of the magazine, like most 
tabloids - take away the advertising and what have you got?

It would be great to see a new Acorn/RiscOS magazine around, maybe 
with an occasional cover CD - who says it has to be A4 format?

Bryan
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bryanpage1 (56)
8/1/2006 10:15:39 PM
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Arch User Magazine Issue 2 http://archuser.com/2009/05/arch-user-magazine-issue-2-are-you-ready/ Linux Gazette: May 2009 (#162) ,----[ Quote ] | * Mailbag | * Talkback | * 2-Cent Tips | * News Bytes, by Deividson Luiz Okopnik and Howard Dyckoff | * Command-Line Processing with 'process-getopt', by Bob Hepple | * New Options in the World of File Compression, by Brian Lindholm | A short history of compression; a comparison of gzip, bzip2, and 7-zip; | and a pointer to some conversion software. | *...

New OS Announcement
OpenSoresBSOD: a new OS resulting from a cross between a Squirrle & Can Opener On Fri, 3 Sep 2010 17:43:47 -0500, "Ibrahim Al-Qassam \(Abdelaziz\)" <IranWillRuleWorld@alibaba.ir> wrote: >OpenSoresBSOD: a new OS resulting from a cross between a Squirrle & Can >Opener High Plains Thumper = George Hostler= Wendy Toiletwater = HPT is probably looking for pictures of naked squirrels as we speak! -- Moshe Goldfarb Collector of soaps from around the globe. Linux...Disappointing users for 19 years. Linux::It's free when your time has no value...

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New RISC OS Application
Hi all, Inspired by the BBC story at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7102180.stm and getting rapidly disgusted at this country's spiralling disintegration into a police state, I've released !FakeFiles - a new utility for RISC OS. FakeFiles will generate an arbitary number of completely fake, yet genuine looking 'encrypted files', to provide "plausible deniability" if you're ordered to hand over encryption keys. The files produced by FakeFiles look identical to securely PGP encrypted files, but have NO keys and contain complete gobbledegook. Thus you can legitimately say they're just random files and you don't have any keys. Of course, 'some' files may be encrypted - but there's no way of telling, and you've got a valid excuse as to why you don't actually have an encryption key. :-) If you have any comments, feedback or ideas for future features, then please feel free to contact me. FakeFiles v1.00 can be downloaded from http://www.vigay.com/software/fakefiles.html FakeFiles is public domain and full source code is provided. regards, Paul -- Paul Vigay Editor, www.RISCOS.org Using, programming and promoting RISC OS - the most productive computer system in the world. Check it out now, and change your view of computers!! To reply/email, visit http://www.riscos.org/feedback/ To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield. _______________________________________________________________ a.m.conroy@argonet.c...

Acorn / RISC OS Community
Issue 284 of Qercus/Acorn User will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Acorn User magazine. For that issue we will be including a roundup of those companies, groups, and individuals who are: supporting current development and support of RISC OS; or keeping archives about Acorn or RISC OS. How we present the information (in the magazine and in associated web support pages) depends on the response but we would like to cover a much wider range than that illustrated on the ROOL mousemat. If you develop, publish, retail, or support RISC OS products in any way then we would like to hear from you URGENTLY with: * Your current contact details (name, address, e-mail, telephone, web-site); * A short statement / advert describing what you cover - in under 100 words; * Your logo (if you have one) for company / main product NB in vector graphics form or at least 300dpi assuming reproduction in a frame 1" high. NB This means *you* (of course) if you are a major retailer, developer, &c but it also means clubs and groups, those who have exhibited at shows in (say) the last 10 years), those offering PD or shareware from websites, those offering general services but with a RISC OS link, those keeping web-sites with articles once published in Acorn / RISC OS magazines, those keeping web-sites with archive Acorn / RISC OS material, &c, &c Don't assume that we already know about you. Don't assume that you're not important enough. Don't assume that, be...

New OS X Programmer
Hey all. I just purchased a powerbook a couple weeks ago, and a interested in learning macos programming. I know a bit of c, and a bi of java, as well as some other stuff like perl and php. From what i'v heard, most people seem to think Cocoa with objective c is the best wa for beginners.... Can anyone point me in the direction of any goo resources such as books or websites for me to start with? Like i sai i know C very superficially and know objective c almost none at all. Thanks in advance - iva ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted via http://www.codecomments.co ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ivai wrote: > Hey all. I just purchased a powerbook a couple weeks ago, and am > interested in learning macos programming. I know a bit of c, and a bit > of java, as well as some other stuff like perl and php. From what i've > heard, most people seem to think Cocoa with objective c is the best way > for beginners.... Can anyone point me in the direction of any good > resources such as books or websites for me to start with? Like i said > i know C very superficially and know objective c almost none at all. > Thanks in advance. I, and I suspect many others (and I'm just starting to learn Cocoa as well) would recommend the Hillegass book (Cocoa: Programming for OS X). Superb introduction to Mac programming with Cocoa/Objective C....

RISC OS on the new Zaurus?
Hi, Have you seen the new Zaurus fron Sharp (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10/15/linux_4gb_hdd_pda/)? It seems like a better machine on which to put RISC OS than a Netbook. Key details: - 416MHz XScale PXA270 - 64MB SDRAM - 16MB Flash ROM - 4GB hard disk - 3.7" 640x480 LCD display - QWERTY keyboard - USB port - weighs 298g It may, actually, be a tad too small for many uses, but it would be really cool to have RISC OS on it. The inclusion of a HDD makes it a much more useable as a RISC OS machine than other PDA's. The Flash ROM could hold RISC OS, so it is "only...

Programmers needed for a new OS
Hi I search some programmers able to build an OS. here is my project: http://futurism.freepgs.com If you know a good place to ask this question, email me: jonano@gmail.com I really need coders for this new project. It is open source. --Jon jonano@gmail.com wrote: > Hi > > I search some programmers able to build an OS. > > here is my project: > > http://futurism.freepgs.com > > If you know a good place to ask this question, email me: > jonano@gmail.com > > I really need coders for this new project. It is open source. This is even better than To...

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