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RISC OS London Show 2017

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 22:30
This year's London Show is due to take place on Saturday the 28th of October, at the usual location of the St. Giles Hotel in Feltham. The show runs from 11 AM to 5 PM, with tickets being £5 at the door (and under-16's free). Exhibitors this year are set to include:The theatre schedule is yet to be finalised, and with the number of new and interesting exhibitors it's anyone's guess who's going to be filling the slots. What are your predictions?

For up-to-the-minute show news, remember to check out the show website.

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!DualHead second release reviewed

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 06:11
In our previous review we looked at release 1 of !DualHead. R-Comp have already released an update so we will dive in and see what has changed...

There is more polish in this release with some clearer messages. The software is very smart in making sure that you do not end up with no display. There is no dedicated installer application but the software is extremely easy to update - you copy !Boot over your existing copy and copy the !DualHead software onto your disk, and reboot/run . There is also a !RevertMode application installed in !Boot which will restore sanity with a click of Alt and Home.

As you can see there are some higher resolution modes now available. 2048 x 1440 x 2 is an amazing screen, but I was unable to run this in 16 million colours without a lot of flickering (although for most tasks 32k/64K is indistinguishable). R-Comp acknowledges this in the documentation and is probably pushing the Titanium/RISC OS beyond its limits.

I do think that the documentation could be improved. There is a version 1 PDF document hidden away (which is confusing on a v2 release) and a proper rewrite and release history in the !ReadMe would be nice.

Some advice on how best to use and setup the 2 monitors for RISC OS would also be welcome - my biggest issue after testing the new release was neck ache from playing 'head ping-pong' by switching my view between the 2 monitors all the time due to the Icon Bar now being across both screens.

I am really pleased to see R-Comp produce a second release (I prefer to keep the version 2 tag for major feature updates). R-Comp is leading RISC OS into new territory with this software and I think it really benefits from small, regular incremental releases driven by user and developer feedback. I am really looking forward to talking to R-Comp at the London show about their plans for the software.

My killer feature for the version 2 release would be to fix the issue with the popups appearing in the middle of the screen. What is yours?

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September News round-up

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 06:05
Some things we noticed in the RISC OS world - what did you see?

R-Comp release an update for their !DualHead software.

Elesar offered a free AMCOG Games bundle with the Titanium.

Adrian Lees announced on Iconbar that Aemulor would no longer be sold as a commercial product but would continue in development.

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