Ray Favre — homepage


Ray at the Wakefield RiscOS show in 2008

This is Ray Favre’s website

Ray Favre, who died in May 2010, left a note with his will asking that Archive magazine look after his books, software and website to keep them going. He was one of the magazine’s most prolific writers over the years, as you will read in the article about his life published in Archive 22:9.

2012 January 07 — software revisions: An update of the Dr Wimp programming utility (from 5.00 to 5.02) is now available, catering for Fat32 filing systems as on the Beagleboard and Armini. Labella 6.43 has had a second lot of bug-fixes, as well as small updates to its manuals and additional envelope sizes by Chris Newman. New versions of Calibre and Meddle appeared last month. All three of these programs are now compatible with RiscOS on new Arm hardware such as Armini, ArmX6, Rapido, Titanium and Raspberry Pi. Thanks to Steve Fryatt, Chris Johnson and Martin Avison for the work.

Source code is also downloadable — anyone interested in contributing updates should contact the Archive editor to coordinate and avoid duplication. —Ed.

Wanted: electronic copy of Ray’s books

The Archive editor and Ray’s daughter Sue have searched in vain for Ray’s original Impression document file of his first book, Starting Basic. The file would be so useful for incorporating necessary updates and producing PDF copies of the book. Knowing Ray, he will have kept security copies of his work somewhere!

As for the second book, Dr Wimp’s surgery, Ray’s printer found an Impression file, though perhaps not the latest revision.

Do you have a disc copy? Perhaps in the past Ray asked you to proofread his book? If so, please contact Archive via the “Ray” address below. —Jim Nagel, editor

My books

Find out about the books. Read a synopsis. Download a sample chapter.

These books have so far raised over £3000 for charity. Let’s keep it going!

The fabulous freeware wimp-programming package Dr Wimp logo

(originally authored by Andrew Ayre)
Latest release is version 5.02 (2012-01-01)

Click here to see changes made in latest release

Applications and utilities authored using Dr Wimp

(and free ASCII charts etc.) — available for downloading.

The Learners’ Column in Archive magazine

How to contact me

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