Our great and generous overlord The Vigay has blessed us once again with another update - and a new utility. ROTunes, the RISC OS
rip-offimplementation of iTunes by Apple, has been substantially upgraded to support more ID tags such as genre. Handy - so long as you haven't just labelled everything Rock. The utility is an installer/upgrader imaginatively entitled "Universal Application Installer", which was designed to upgrade older versions of ROTunes but might come in handy for anyone else out there wanting a neat installer for their apps.
Matthew Phillips has been busy working on DrawToSprite. Having received Matthew's Burn's Night bribe of a haggis, cunningly encoded for TCP/IP transmission as a Draw file, I promptly forgot to post about it so handily a second update has been forthcoming in as many weeks. This means that the program can output Sprites from a Draw file (duh!) but now also comes with BMP and GIF export, including large, high definition bitmaps for commercial printing even if you don't have lots of memory. I'm partial to haggis - it makes a quick and tasty treat when microwaved - but sadly Matthew hasn't yet released a version of DrawToMicrowave.
Other bits and pieces:
- Continuing the vague Draw/image generation theme of this post: DrawView, not RISC OS software but an Open Source Draw File viewer for Linux/Unix/Qt. Handy if you're away from your RISC OS machine, or need to open legacy files on your new Linux desktop machine.
- Mail/News: "The purpose of this program is to control RISC OS news and mail fetchers NewsHound and POPstar for use with a PC server running IPCop on a dial-up connection". Unlikely you'll need it yourself, but a good write-up of the rationale behind it.
- RiscSearch 0.97 for meta search engine querying.
- ArcSimp 8.50 for your analogue/digital gate simulation needs.
- Sudoku generators and/or solvers: click just about any link and hunt around long enough, you're pretty much bound to find a Sudoku-related prog these days. So I'm not bothering linking to specific pages, apart from Andy Poole's site, as he seems to be the only person on the planet who hasn't bothered to finish his.
I've just noticed that, apart from his own software, at least two of the other links in this update are hosted by the overfiend Vigay's ISP! Truly, he is our lord and master. ArgoNet is dead, all hail the Vigay etc. etc.