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The WROCC Newsletter
WROCC members receive a copy of our monthly newsletter, The WROCC. Produced in A5 format, it contains articles on RISC OS and its software, hints and tips, information about the subjects covered in our meetings, and much more.
Copies are produced in PDF format and either emailed out or made available for download from the members’ area of this site. Members can also choose to receive a printed copy in A5 format for a small fee on top of their annual subscription: those copies not collected in person from a Club meeting are sent out in the post shortly afterwards.
A selection of older issues are available for download below.
An index of the articles found between issues 6.1 and 30.12 of the newsletter has been produced by John Arthur, and can be downloaded here as a PDF document. Volume 6 coincided with the release of RISC OS, and prior to that the newsletter was mainly short hints and tips.
The Wakefield Back Catalogue
Relaunched on the completion of Volume 30 of The WROCC, the third edition of Wakefield Back Catalogue contains PDF copies of the Club’s monthly newsletters going from The WROCC and Awake right back to the very first “hints & tips” sheet handed out at the April 1983 meeting.
First available at the 2013 Wakefield Show, the new disc contains around 360 issues and is for both members and non-members alike. See the Wakefield Back Catalogue for more details on what it contains and how to make sure that you get your copy.
The WROCC Guide to Networking
Starting in late 2009, the Club has been publishing a series of articles on networking in the newsletter. Two years on, we’ve turned them into a stand-alone guide to the subject of networking RISC OS systems. See the WROCC Guide to Networking page for more information on what the booklet contains and how to get hold of your copy.
By April 2010 there had been enough articles published to create the first 20 page A5 booklet; launched at the 2010 Wakefield Show, this covers the basics of setting up a network that contains RISC OS machines and is available for purchase to members and non-members alike. For more details about the first instalment, see the Networking Guide’s page.
Launched in April 2011 at the Wakefield Show, Part 2 of the WROCC Guide to Networking continues where Part 1 left off and looks at file transfer and the RISC OS firewall. For more details about the second part of the Guide, see the Networking Guide’s page.
Here are some old back-issues of The WROCC, which can be downloaded in PDF format to give an idea of what the newsletter is about. More recent issues, along with any additional files which were distributed with the issues here, are available for download from our members’ area.
The files can be viewed on RISC OS using PDF, which is maintained by Chris Gransden: recent versions (3.00.1.21 or later is required to view the newsletter correctly) can be downloaded for free from www.riscos.info/index.php/PDF.
Alongside the regular WROCC meeting report for the previous month, the October 2009 issue started off our networking series (that led to the WROCC Guide to Networking Guide) with a look at setting up a network. There also was an investigation of different ways to transfer files between RISC OS machines, reports of two Acorn or RISC OS related shows from the past month, and news of what had happened at WROCC’s 25th Anniversary dinner.
The May 2010 issue had several reports of the recent Wakefield Show from both helpers and visitors, as well as a summary of the previous month’s Club meeting: an experiment to prove that anyone could write an application in AppBASIC!
In June 2010 the newsletter reported on the previous month’s visit from Mel Pullen, and included an obituary for the late Ray Favre. There was a behind the scenes look at the Wakefield Show in an attempt to prove that the organizers don’t have a cushy job, and a step-by-step tutorial on using ArtWorks 2 and Ovation Pro to produce the numbered tickets that were given to visitors at the event.
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