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RISC OS User Group Of London



ROUGOL is a not-for-profit organisation consisting of RISC OS users in London and the south-east. Our aim is to bring those users together. There is no membership fee and entry to all meetings is free. To find out more, email us.


Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month. Most meetings feature a guest speaker, demonstrating the latest hardware or software, giving tutorials of software both new and old, or simply to kick off discussions on the current hot topic. Entrance is free, so why not come along and say hello?

Next meeting - Monday 18th June 2018 
RPCemu - Matthew and Peter Howkins

RPCemu is the free, open source, RiscPC emulator available for use on Windows and Linux systems. Originally developed by Sarah Walker, it has been maintained by brothers Matthew and Peter Howkins for almost 10 years now.

This year saw the release of version 0.9.0. Despite the small change in version number, this is a very significant release that has seen some major "under the hood" changes. Chief among those is the move away from using the old unsupported Allegro4 graphics/sound library to using Qt5. This enables the Windows and Linux versions to share a common and much improved user interface, reducing the support overhead.

Matthew and Peter will be talking about those changes, as well as the other improvements to the ARM and hardware emulation that have enabled RPCemu to support all versions of RISC OS from 3.50 to 6.20, and even the unreleased Phoebe version 3.80!

Click here for full details

Future Meetings
18 Jun: RPCemu, Matthew and Peter Howkins
16 Jul: DrawScript, David Lane
20 Aug: TBC
17 Sep: Aerospace Testing, Keith Emerton
15 Oct: TBC
19 Nov: TBC

If there is a topic you would like to see covered, or (even better!) if there is a subject/program you would like to talk about or demonstrate, please contact us.

London Show
The next RISC OS London Show is on Saturday 27th October 2018.

Recent Meetings
May: Raspberry Pi Interfacing with BBC BASIC, Andrew Conroy, Owl Art Un Ltd
April: 30 years up in ARMs, Clive Semmens - Summary...
March: Game Development, Square Games and AMCOG Games
February: ARMs, ARMs, everywhere, Bryan Hogan
January: The Year Ahead
November: Hard problems and why they're important, Dr Colin Wright, Denbridge Marine
October: DiscKnight, David Ruck
September: Return to RISC OS, Jason Tribbeck
August: Informal meeting
July: AMCOG Development Kit, Anthony Bartram, AMCOG Games
June: PGP Cryptography and Security, Dr Nat Queen, Birmingham University - Slides...

Click here for a full index of past meetings, reports etc...
If you see a topic that hasn't been covered for a while that you think needs revisiting, please let us know.