I am pleased to report that having now set up the ARMini computer that I purchased at Wakefield 2011, I have been able to briefly test the following pieces of software and found that they appear to work without problem:
- WebChange – the website maintenance tool for RISC OS computers. The software features a wealth of features that allows the user – you – to simplify what could otherwise be repetitive work when maintaining and updating websites.
- Seek’n’Link – a search tool that will search HTML and other text files, and generate a HTML file containing the results as links.
- WaitUntil – a command line tool that allows you to insert ‘pauses’ in Obey files. Such a pause can be for a set amount of time, until a specified file is closed, or for many other reasons.
- TimeToHex – another command line tool, this one generates a hexadecimal string based on the current time and puts it in the specified system variable.
- Quicksand – a free text adventure game in which you play the part of Stan Tyler, and must find your way out of the woodland park and back to a world in which fashion sense prevails. Quicksand is written using Trellis, which is itself written in BBC BASIC, but they both require the relocatable module SRSLibrary – so Quicksand (and therefore Trellis) working indicates that this module is compatible.
Note that I haven’t performed exhaustive tests on these; I’ve simply run them and carried out a selection of tasks with them (where appropriate) and haven’t encountered any problems. All versions are those that may be freely downloaded from the linked pages.
Note also that I haven’t tested either AddTags or FresCache. In both cases, I no longer run the software they are designed to work alongside, so testing them is not practical – and while AddTags might work, FresCache certainly won’t since it has never been updated for 32-bit compatibility.