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RISC OS User Group Of London



ROUGOL is a not-for-profit organisation consisting of Acorn/RISC OS computer 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 20th September 2021 
RISC OS Distro Comparison - Bernard Boase et al

This month we will be covering an expanded version of the subject that was due to be discussed at our March 2020 meeting which didn't happen for some reason or other...

In Archive magazine issue 25:3 Bernard Boase did a comparison of the ROOL ePic and RISC OS Direct distributions. At this meeting Bernard will be leading us through a discussion about which apps are included with each distribution and the directory structure used. Additionally, we will have at look at what is included in the more retro focussed distribution, the RPCEmu RO3.7 Easy-Start bundle.

Come along in person or online to join in the discussion with your own thoughts and ideas on what is and isn't included, and what could be changed or improved.

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Future Meetings
20 Sep: RISC OS Distro Comparison, Bernard Boase et al
18 Oct: The Desktop Modernisation Engine, Paolo Fabio Zaino (TBC)
15 Nov: RISC OS Pyromaniac update, Gerph
If there is a topic you would like to see covered at a future meeting, or (even better!) if there is a subject you would like to talk about, please contact us.

London Show
The next RISC OS London Show will take place on Saturday 30th October 2021.

Recent Meetings
August: The RISC OS Awards Ceremony, compered by Vince Hudd
July: Hybrid Meeting Trial, Open discussions
June: RISC OS in those StrongARM days, Mike Stephens, ex-Acorn and Pace programmer - Report...
May: Software Testing, Gerph - Slides... and Report...
April: The Future of Microprocessors, Sophie Wilson CBE - Report... and Video...
March: The DARIC Programming Language, Daryl Dudey - Report... and Video...
February: CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray Burning, Steffen Huber, hubersn Software - Report... and Video...
January: The AMCOG Development Process, Anthony Bartram, AMCOG Games - Report... and Video...

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.