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by SEDev
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS C Development Tutorial Series
Replies: 49
Views: 11852

Re: RISC OS C Development Tutorial Series

The idea is that I'm doing things very verbosely for the purposes of the tutorial. I appreciate that but for me having to type in the same command every time would grow tedious very quickly (I'm a lousy typist). So I thought it'd be good to incorporate a few more 'tricks' to speed up the developmen...
by SEDev
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS C Development Tutorial Series
Replies: 49
Views: 11852

Re: RISC OS C Development Tutorial Series

A really nice set of tutorials, I enjoyed watching them. Keep 'm coming! I do have a few pointers (pun intended) to make life even easier. Get yourself a copy of the LineEditor module so that you can use command recall. Much easier than retyping the last command each time (or maybe that's just me be...
by SEDev
Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISCOS and RPi B+
Replies: 12
Views: 3900

Re: RISCOS and RPi B+

Try updating all 3 firmware files: BOOTCODE/BIN, START/ELF and FIXUP/DAT

If that still doesn't work, update the ROM image to the last nightly build from the RISC OS Open site.

My SD cards, updated as above, work with both an original RPi B and a RPi 3.
by SEDev
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS On RPi3 Closer.
Replies: 7
Views: 1525

Re: RISC OS On RPi3 Closer.

Can you explain to me the difference between update4.zip and HartDisk4.zip? update4.zip contains newer firmware files that are required to run RISC OS on the RPi3. HardDisc4.zip provides a disc image with !Boot and a number of useful programs. !Boot is needed to allow RISC OS to become fully functi...
by SEDev
Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: What can I do with RISCOS?
Replies: 11
Views: 4231

Re: What can I do with RISCOS?

The thing I wanted to do with RiscOS is to use the BBC V Basic. I cannot find from where to launch its IDE I press the F12 and I only get a tiny-non friendly cli window at the bottom which I cannot set to fullscreen or to something bigger to be usable. The CLI window will get bigger when more outpu...
by SEDev
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Opening a file into StrongED
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Opening a file into StrongED

There are several ways to load files into StrongED: If it's a text file then you can just double-click it. Double-click with Shift held down to load non-text files. You can also drag files or directories to the iconbar-icon. Ctrl-drag a directory to control which filetypes are loaded. If you drag a ...
by SEDev
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: StrongED char size
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: StrongED char size

StrongED can display text in three different font types: - System font - Built-in bitmap font drawn by OS - Bitmap fonts - Custom bitmap fonts drawn by StrongED - Outline fonts - Scalable fonts drawn by the FontManager I don't know what version of StrongED is included in RC-14 but I assume it's 4.69...
by SEDev
Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: GCC installation difficulties
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

Re: GCC installation difficulties

If 'ld' can't be found then that suggests that the system variable GCCbin$Path hasn't been set. This is normally done when you run GCC. To check if the sysvar is set open a TaskWindow using Ctrl-F12 and enter Show GCC* . If the sysvar isn't listed then you'll need to run GCC before compilation. If y...
by SEDev
Mon May 19, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Programming an internet enabled app on RISC OS
Replies: 7
Views: 3408

Re: Programming an internet enabled app on RISC OS

There are no IDEs available for RISC OS but there are two good text editors that you can use; Zap and StrongED. Which of these is the best is a never ending debate so I'd suggest you try both and see which suites you best, personally I'd go for StrongED but I'm heavily biased :-). First you'll need ...
by SEDev
Fri May 02, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: DOS, Unix and RISC OS textfiles
Replies: 3
Views: 2623

Re: DOS, Unix and RISC OS textfiles

How would I open a text file that originally comes from DOS or Unix in BBC BASIC? The INPUT# statement is for reading information that was written out using PRINT#. To read a plain text file in BBC BASIC you need to use something like this: fh% = OPENIN "README/TXT" IF fh% > 0 THEN WHILE NOT EOF#fh...
by SEDev
Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS Assembly Tutorials.
Replies: 82
Views: 19329

Re: RISC OS Assembly Tutorials.

This is due to the length of the row being much greater than the visable width. The LineLengh his the number of bytes required to store an entire line. Hence it's (number of pixels * bits per pixel) / 8. In 8 bpp mode it will be the same as the X resolution. In lower a bpp it will be smaller, in hi...
by SEDev
Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Filetype?
Replies: 10
Views: 3440

Re: Filetype?

One of the reasons I temporarily convert BASIC files to TEXT files is so that I can write comments without a knob or whistle changing any words that just happen to be BASIC keywords into uppercase. Sometimes knobs and whistles get in the way. There are better ways to do this (apart from using BasAs...
by SEDev
Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Filetype?
Replies: 10
Views: 3440

Re: Filetype?

Yesterday the file type was ffb and the programs without an error still ran ok but everytime I opened one it was in an edit window instead of the basic one that shows the line and column numbers in the bar at the bottom of the screen. I found no way of getting back to the way things were before. It...
by SEDev
Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Internet Connection Not Working
Replies: 12
Views: 13297

Re: Internet Connection Not Working

If you're using DHCP then try clearing the gateway field. IIRC connection will fail when there's both DHCP and a gateway address.
by SEDev
Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: StrongED 4.69 released
Replies: 0
Views: 739

StrongED 4.69 released

Hi, I'm pleased to announce that StrongED 4.69 is now available from the StrongED website: http://www.stronged.iconbar.com/ Please note that this is a minimal release that contains only BaseMode. Other modes that you may wish to use have to be downloaded separately from the website (Download page ->...
by SEDev
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Very basic guide to BASIC please?
Replies: 28
Views: 3488

Re: Very basic guide to BASIC please?

I'm on the StrongEd blue-background screen having selected BASIC mode, and in the row of pictorial icons along the top, fourth from the left is a clear 'disc' icon under which I would normally expect to see 'save' and 'load' options - but if I left, centre or right click on it I only seem to see op...
by SEDev
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: using CTorrent
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Re: using CTorrent

Hi guys. I thought I'd have a ook at the torrent application but when i run it i get 'Path.!Run not found'. CTorrent can only be used from the command line, you can't run it as a desktop application. It therefore has no !Run file, only a !Boot file that sets up the command alias 'ctorrent'. You the...
by SEDev
Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: Full screen RiscOS?
Replies: 10
Views: 6576

Re: Full screen RiscOS?

To have a 'larger' fonts If it's the desktop font you're referring to then you can set its size using the Wimp$FontSize system variable. To see it working, press F12 and type 'Set Wimp$FontSize nnn' (without quotes) where nnn is the required size in 1/16th of a point. So, for 14 points you'd use nn...
by SEDev
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: SWI documentation/info
Replies: 45
Views: 5058

Re: SWI documentation/info

Are there Stronghelp compatible versions of the PRM's? There are StrongHelp manuals that are similar to the PRMs that describe the APIs. They don't contain the background information that is in the PRMs, but they're a great, and quick, reference once you know the background stuff. See my earlier re...
by SEDev
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: SWI documentation/info
Replies: 45
Views: 5058

Re: SWI documentation/info

I can understand extending a Text Editor to provide syntax based help on the lnguage beng used and the SWIs, OSBytes, OSWords, etc in order to provide some extra aid in developing aplications There's no real need to extend an editor for that, just use StrongHelp. Most modes in Zap/StrongED already ...
by SEDev
Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: C programming
Replies: 20
Views: 2836

Re: C programming

Ok I have looked up PackMan. PackMan is ROOL's package manager, and RiscPkg is the community package manager. No, PackMan and RiscPkg are both front-ends for the same package system. RiscPkg is older and development seems to have stopped, PackMan is more recent and is still actively being developed...
by SEDev
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: StrongED "Unauthorised action"
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

Re: StrongED "Unauthorised action"

As an example, I was wandering through some Firefox config files earlier, looking for all occurences of the string "cache". After a few hits (using the interactive search), every time I hit the 'next' button it started matching on "ca" rather than "cache". Is this a known bug? I could probably recr...
by SEDev
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: StrongED "Unauthorised action"
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

Re: StrongED "Unauthorised action"

Thanks for the tip. All working now, and I'll read the help some more to learn about the other mode preferences. Apart from reading the manual, another good way to get familiar with StrongED (and other RISC OS apps) is to use interactive help. Run Help from the Apps folder on the iconbar, then hove...
by SEDev
Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: StrongED "Unauthorised action"
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

Re: StrongED "Unauthorised action"

StrongED allows you to pass a (selection of) text to an external tool for processing and reading the output back in. To prevent this from happening without the user knowing about it, all such actions are blocked by default. When a mode tries to call an external tool a dialogue box is put up asking t...
by SEDev
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: NutPi version of DDE
Replies: 8
Views: 1537

Re: NutPi version of DDE

Yup, that helped with the second example - I can now build the exampleapp program, and run it, so that's a step forward :) I still get the same errors when building the examplemod test program though - that hasn't changed at all. Might this be the same issue as the one discussed here: https://www.r...

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