The Icon Bar Technology news and views What software updates would like to see at the next show? http://iconbar.com/comments/rss/news1360.html One of the most positive things for me about the last round of shows (London, South-West, Wakefield) was the number of new versions of RISC OS packages released which offered new features. This was not just to support new hardware but to add functionality. Archive 24.3 Review http://iconbar.com/comments/rss/news1356.html Just before Wakefield show, Archive 24.3 arrived on our doorsteps. If you are not currently a subscriber, here is what you are missing out on... RC15 bring RISC OS to any Raspberry Pi http://iconbar.com/comments/rss/news1358.html Acorn World Sat 13th - Sunday 14th May http://iconbar.com/comments/rss/news1355.html This new event/exhibition is being organised in Cambridge at the Centre for Computing History by the Acorn and BBC User group. Wakefield 2017 Show Report http://iconbar.com/comments/rss/news1354.html The 22nd Wakefield Show took place at the Cedar Court Hotel. If you were not at the show, this is what you missed. Wakefield 2017 show in pIctures http://iconbar.com/comments/rss/news1353.html Take a stroll around Wakefield 2017 with us.... Chris Gransdon tells ROUGOL about Otter browser and other ports http://iconbar.com/comments/rss/news1352.html A good crowd braved the Bank Holiday public transport to attend the April ROUGOL meeting with Chris Gransden talking about porting !Otter and other software to RISC OS. Drag'N'Drop brings you a new selection of fonts http://iconbar.com/comments/rss/news1350.html One of the great things at the recent South-West Show was the number of new software releases for RISC OS. There were new upgrades, new games, and even new fonts.... Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Show, 22nd April 2017 http://iconbar.com/comments/rss/news1351.html It's now just under two weeks until this year's Wakefield show. On 22nd April the Cedar Court Hotel near Wakefield will be filled to the brim with all manner of Acorn and RISC OS related people and paraphernalia, including but not limited to:The Acorn and BBC computer User Group (ABug)AMCOG GamesArchive MagazineChris HallCJE Micro’s and 4DDaniel Jameson (Networking)Drag ‘n DropFlax Cottage Educational ArchiveIdent ComputerOrganizer / North One Communications LtdOrpheus Internet / RISC OS Developments LtdR-Comp & R-Comp InteractiveRetro HardwareRetro SoftwareRetroAcornRISC OS Open LtdRISCOSbitsSine Nomine SoftwareSoft Rock SoftwareSteve FryattWakefield RISC OS Computer ClubAnd of course the Charity Stall, who will be raising money for Wakefield HospiceIn addition to the usual number of new and updated products that will be on display around the show, ROOL are promising an "announcement of epic proportions", suggesting that this show isn't one to miss. A tale of 2 package managers http://iconbar.com/comments/rss/news1336.html In the 'early days' most software had to be 'sourced' from different locations. The only big source of software in one place was Hensa on the University systems if you were lucky enough to have access. You could also connect to Bulletin boards (Arcade BBS) or get floppy disks through the post from Skyfall or APDL).