The Icon Bar Technology news and views Wakefield 2017 Show Report The 22nd Wakefield Show took place at the Cedar Court Hotel. If you were not at the show, this is what you missed. Wakefield 2017 show in pIctures Take a stroll around Wakefield 2017 with us.... Chris Gransdon tells ROUGOL about Otter browser and other ports A good crowd braved the Bank Holiday public transport to attend the April ROUGOL meeting with Chris Gransden talking about porting !Otter and other software to RISC OS. Drag'N'Drop brings you a new selection of fonts One of the great things at the recent South-West Show was the number of new software releases for RISC OS. There were new upgrades, new games, and even new fonts.... Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Show, 22nd April 2017 It's now just under two weeks until this year's Wakefield show. On 22nd April the Cedar Court Hotel near Wakefield will be filled to the brim with all manner of Acorn and RISC OS related people and paraphernalia, including but not limited to:The Acorn and BBC computer User Group (ABug)AMCOG GamesArchive MagazineChris HallCJE Micro’s and 4DDaniel Jameson (Networking)Drag ‘n DropFlax Cottage Educational ArchiveIdent ComputerOrganizer / North One Communications LtdOrpheus Internet / RISC OS Developments LtdR-Comp & R-Comp InteractiveRetro HardwareRetro SoftwareRetroAcornRISC OS Open LtdRISCOSbitsSine Nomine SoftwareSoft Rock SoftwareSteve FryattWakefield RISC OS Computer ClubAnd of course the Charity Stall, who will be raising money for Wakefield HospiceIn addition to the usual number of new and updated products that will be on display around the show, ROOL are promising an "announcement of epic proportions", suggesting that this show isn't one to miss. A tale of 2 package managers In the 'early days' most software had to be 'sourced' from different locations. The only big source of software in one place was Hensa on the University systems if you were lucky enough to have access. You could also connect to Bulletin boards (Arcade BBS) or get floppy disks through the post from Skyfall or APDL). RISC OS Interviews - Anthony Vaughan Bartram This time round we introduce you to the talented musician, programmer and games maestro Anthony Vaughan Bartram, the person behind AmCoG games. Elesar brings back Font Directory Pro for modern machines Acorn brought us the exciting world of fonts RISC OS Interviews - Vince Hudd This time round we interview Vince Price Hudd. He talks to us very candidly (maybe we might tell people in future that it is on the record and being recorded) about his experiences with running Soft Rock Software, relaunching the Bristol RISC OS User group with Trevor Johnson, and what it is like to run the second best RISC OS news site on the planet. RISC OS Interviews - Andy Marks (RiscOSBits) The recent South-West Show gave the IconBar team a chance to 'persuade' some more faces in the RISC OS world to tell us about themselves and their plans. (We will return your wives, kittens, computers, and families safe and unharmed when we receive the finished interviews). So we will be running several interviews in the next few weeks for you to enjoy and catch-up with some of the faces in the RISC OS scene.