Some Minor Changes To TrainTimes

My UK train time table application for RISC OS called TrainTimes has had a few changes bringing it to version 1.20

New in this version is that the map icon on the station and future windows has been renamed as Info which when pressed brings up a menu with three choices which are

  • National Rail Enquires
  • Wikipedia
  • Map

The last option Map is greyed if Nominatim has not been seen by the filer, which the detection of has been altered allowing it work with Virtual Acorn.

It does require a working internet connection and wget to work with the data coming from the Transport API site.

I have a short YouTube video showing what’s new for viewing.

IF you like my software why not purchase some of my merchandise or donate some money through my Ko-Fi pages.

Minor Bug Fix For TrainTimes

My UK train timetable application for RISC OS called TrainTimes has had a little bug fix taking it to version 1.19

The bug was introduced in the previous version when I added links to wikipedia for the selected station, it occurs if Nominatim has not been seen by the filer and a wkipedia link was clicked would cause a crash, which has been fixed in this version.

I have one further issue to fix which is that if used on a Virtual Acorn machine then TrainTimes does not see Nominatim so I will have to find another way to detect Nominatim but that will be done in a future release.

It does require a working internet connection and wget to work, with the data coming from the Transport API site

I have also uploaded a short YouTube video explaining this.

If you like my software why not purchase some of my merchandise or donate some money to me through my Ko-Fi pages.

Set The Route Colour With KevNav

My UK route planning application for RISC OS called KevNav has had a couple of new features added taking it to version 1.04

New in this version is the ability to set the colour of the route colour and line thickness used in mapping software that can handle KML files.

I have a short YouTube video of the new features in action for your viewing pleasure.

It does require a working internet connection and wget to work, with the data coming from the Transport API site.

If you like this or other software of mine why not purchase some of my merchandise or donate money through my Ko-Fi pages.

Wiki The Station With TrainTimes

My UK train time table application TrainTimes has had a little upgraded to version 1.18

New in this version is the ability to get the Wikipedia page for a station in the train route time table window with a right hand mouse click which opens up a menu with 3 options.

The options are

  • National Rail web site for the station
  • Wikipedia entry for the station
  • A map of the station

The map option will be greyed out if Nominatim has not been seen by the filer.

This application requires a working internet connection and wget to work, with the data coming from the Transport API site.

There is also a short YouTube video of the new feature in action.

If you like my software why not purchase some of my merchandise or donate through my Ko-Fi pages.

Minor KevNav Update And Future Plans For It

My UK route finder application for RISC OS called KevNav has had a minor upgrade to take it to version 1.03

The upgrade is to fix a potential bug that if a description for a route had over 256 characters in it would cause the application to crash in the private transport route description.

My future plans for the application in no particular order are

  • Set the colour of the route for KML files
  • Perhaps different colour for different transport types
  • Use place names as well as post codes
  • Set defaults for every option

There is a short YouTube video of my plans for viewing.

If you like my software why not purchase some of my merchandise or donate some money through my Ko-Fi pages.

Public Transport Comes To KevNav

My UK route finder application for RISC OS KevNav has been upgraded to version 1.02

New in this version is the ability to select public transport as an option to do alongside of small motor vehicles and push bikes. Another new feature is if metric is selected and the distance is over a 1,000 metres then kilometres will be used instead of metres.

With the public transport option you select the time and date you want to either leave after or arrive before. After a while it will display a route and may give a choice of other routes to use. Which can be saved as either a plain text file or a HTML file. Left clicking on the route description will try and launch an application that can handle KML files whilst right clicking will let you save the KML file.

I have a short YouTube video of the new features in action.

It does require a working internet connection and wget to work. With the data coming from the Transport API site.

IF you like my software why not purchase some of my merchandise or donate money through my Ko-Fi pages.

Thanks for reading this.

Fixing a Hard Space Bug With BusTimes

My application for RISC OS to get bus time table information for UK bus stops BusTimes has had a minor upgrade taking it to version 1.19

The upgrade is to fix a slight bug in which if a hard space was entered into any of the post code fields it would not fetch any information. This has been fixed, this bub would not effect most users of the application. Their is no new features so no video to accompany this upgrade.

It does require a working internet connection and wget to work with the data coming from the Transport API site.

If you like my software why not purchase some merchandise or donate some money through my Ko-Fi pages.

Set The Default Currencies

My application for RISC OS for currency exchange rate conversions called Currency has recently been upgraded to version 1.12

New in this version is the ability to set the default currency to convert from and convert to. Also when changing any currency then the current exchange rate is removed. Another update is that if for some reason there is a problem with the download of the exchange rate then the user will be informed.

I have a short YouTube video of the new features in action.

Currency requires a working internet connection and wget to work with the data coming from The Free Currency Converter API site

If you find this or other software of mine useful why not purchase some of my merchandise or donate some money to me through my Ko-Fi pages.

Insert a Tip Here

A few days ago whilst doing some development on one of my applications (sorry cannot remember which one) I accidentally hit the Insert key whilst the cursor was in an input icon and the contents of the clipboard was copied into that icon.

In all my many years of using RISC OS I never knew about this, this is on RISC OS 5.29 dated the 1st February 2022 and an ARMX6