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All files are compressed, requiring SparkFS or Sparkplug to decompress.

DISCLAIMER: The content below was last updated in 2005.  Consequently, some of the information, links and contact details will no longer be accurate.  More up-to-date information will be added in the near future.

First Steps in Programming RISC OS Computers (Second Edition) by Martyn Fox


The first edition of this book was originally published under the title First Steps in Programming Acorn RISC OS Computers by Sigma Press Limited in 1993. It has been out of print for several years.

This second edition was released as a freeware DTP document by Martyn Fox in 2001, both in its original form as an Impression document and as a conversion to Ovation Pro format by Richard Hallas.

A printed book version has been produced by David Bradforth of Alligata Media. Email David for details.

Some of these files were also included in Issues 6 and 12 of Foundation RISC User, published by RISCOS Ltd. for members of the RISC OS Foundation. In addition, Issue 12 included a specially enhanced HTML edition, unique to FRU, in which the example programs are integrated into the chapters of the books, and can be run by a single click on an icon.

An online sampler edition of FRU is now a permanent feature of the RISCOS Ltd. Web site. A DVD compilation of Issues 1-16 is also available for purchase, and membership of the RISC OS Foundation is not necessary; for more details see the press release on Drobe.

Ovation Pro version converted from the original Impression Publisher version by Richard Hallas
629k zip file. Click here to download.

Impression Publisher version the original version
654k zip file. Click here to download.

Impression Publisher version in Impression multi-file format. This may help if you have insufficient memory to run the single-file version
669k zip file. Click here to download.

PDF version converted by Richard Hallas
1173k zip file. Click here to download.

HTML version converted by Richard Hallas
561k zip file. Click here to download.


A Beginner's Guide to Wimp Programming (Second Edition) by Martyn Fox

The first edition of A Beginner's Guide to Wimp Programming was published in 1992, also by Sigma Press. My father began work on a second edition, but sadly died before he could complete it. Richard Hallas has kindly finished the remaining work on the book, which can be downloaded below in various formats.

The second edition first appeared in Issue 16 of Foundation RISC User, which includes a specially enhanced HTML edition unique to FRU. This version can also be found on the Foundation RISC User DVD which can be purchased from RISCOS Ltd. See the press release on Drobe for more details about the DVD.

Ovation Pro version
2390k zip file. Click here to download.

Impression Publisher version
2425k zip file. Click here to download.

Impression Publisher version in Impression multi-file format. This may help if you have insufficient memory to open the single-file version.
2436k zip file. Click here to download.

PDF version
2660k zip file. Click here to download.

HTML version
2634k zip file. Click here to download.

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