This part of the site is dedicated to resources and utilities developed for computers using the RISC OS operating system.
Using !Webserve as a webcache proxy.
The Oregano web browsers, both 1 and 2, lack a web cache so fetch files from the web for every page, including pages just fetched, e.g when using the back arrow. By incorporating !Webserve as a proxy, previously fetched pages are not downloaded but taken from a cache on the hard disk. Click here for instructions on setting up !Webserve as a webproxy.
Printer Definition Files for PostScript Duplex printers
This release of the duplex printer definition files combines and supersedes version 2.20 for Brother Printers and version 3.03 for Generic PostScript printers. This version aims to cover PostScript printers from 20 manufacturers. The method of installation is more straighforward than that used in the earlier versions but contains the same functionality as previously. This driver allows duplex (two sided) printing automatically from up to three paper trays and the Manual/Multi-Purpose Tray, flipping on either the long side or the short side.
This duplex driver accommodates both the Acorn PostScript 2 and the new PostScript 3 printer driver available from Martin Würthner's website. Version 1.15 (or later) of the PostScript 3 printer driver (!PS3), now has the coding to operate the feeds in the same way as the PS2 driver. Earlier versions do not have this code so you must upgrade to the latest version to take advantage of this feature.
Click to download PDFs for PostScript duplex printers. Release 4.00 8 June 2018.
I have successfully printed in duplex using this PDF with my Brother printers which have PCL emulation in addition to PostScript.
The key to this capability is a new PDumper which is the work of Herbert zur Nedden, developed from PDumperLJ. This was submitted to RISC OS Open Ltd. and accepted into the CVS and has now been incorporated into the nightly builds.
Click to download PDF for PCL duplex printers. Release 1.00 17 June 2018.
Instructions on using !HForm
Instructions from the RISC OS 4 upgrade Manual.