There is some really good stuff coming up this year in Archive Magazine. If you’d like to be part of an issue, any contributions should be with the editor by the following dates:

Archive Magazine Issue 27:3 (May/June)

Deadline - Weds 19th June

Archive Magazine Issue 27:4 (July/August)

Deadline - Weds 21st August

Archive Magazine Issue 27:5 (September/October)

Deadline - Mon 14th October

Archive Magazine Issue 27:6 (November/December)

Deadline Tues 26th November


Welcome to a brand new 52 page issue of Archive Magazine.

After a comprehensive news roundup, Chris Johns leads us in creating Toolbox apps with Python. (Incidentally, this is our fifth Python-related article in Archive in recent times).

Next, we have an introduction to Partition Manager, followed by Hearsay, our interview column. In the hot seat for this issue is Andrew Rawnsley, with his gaming hat on. Find out how RISC OS got Doom, Quake and more! (Also, don't miss who our special guest is for the next issue - none other than Eben Upton, who speaks exclusively to Archive, coming up in Archive 26:5).

There aren't too many people who know the intricacies (both good and bad) of RISC OS as much as Nemo - Nemo's nibbles is a new series, collecting little snippets of interesting info. Nemo also has an article explaining MetaSprite, his module that brings the RISC OS Sprite into the 21st century— a fantastic read.

Chris Hall explores RiscPCB, and tells us the pitfalls he fell into, so we can avoid them. Chris also explains "Setting the time" on RISC OS and tells you why it's not as simple as you might think!

Richard Ashbery starts a two-part series using RISC OS BASIC to create simple circle animations — code included. Two reviews of recent RISCOSbits kit may tempt you to open your wallet. And Archive favourites, Computer bits, Acorn Retro, Letters and emails, Hints & tips, and Yellow Pages round out the issue. Phew!

Thanks to everyone who got involved in this issue. The digital edition is out now, and the printed version will be dropping through letterboxes around the world shortly. Not a subscriber? It's not too late to subscribe now and get the latest issue! Click here for more information.


I had hoped to get the new issue of Archive with you by the end of August, but alas, it's not quite there yet. The material is all in place, but it needs a little more editing time. It will still be dated the July/August issue, and it kicks off with a fantastic article about using the RISC OS Toolbox with Python, from none other than Chris Johns.

Thanks for your patience after a tough six months. By the end of this year, we will be on a very regular schedule. You'll see!


I'm back in the office today after taking a little time away due to recent bereavements. Production has now resumed on the upcoming issue (Archive 26:4). The plan remains to get the new issue to you this month (August). I've also a pretty big backlog of emails that I'm now trying to get through, so please bear with me. If you haven't had a reply by Monday 14th August, please feel free to re-send in case I have missed it.


I had hoped to get the July/August issue out in July, which would have got the magazine back into a nice rhythm with the calendar months (i.e. issue 1 out Jan/Feb, issue 6 out Nov/Dec). Unfortunately, at the end of March, my mother passed away, and last week, my father. Two wonderful parents. I'm going to take a week or two for some time with my family, and I'll make sure that the July/August issue will be with you in August - I am very grateful for the contributions to this issue, it'll be another good one. Thanks for your patience with emails and so on.


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