Drobe "closes"

Taken from The Icon Bar.

And so farewell to another part of RISC OS; as noted in our forum, longtime RISC OS news and articles website Drobe has closed… or, rather, entered “archive mode”. (Note to all other websites: please do this, rather than just disappear, taking your content with you.)
 
A full announcement is to follow, but it’s been clear for a while now that the time to run the website just hasn’t been there. Many thanks to Chris Williams, original founder Peter Price, and everyone else involved in Drobe over the years; for all the occasional controversy, Drobe did a fantastic job at covering RISC OS online, comprehensively and intelligently. And that’s a harder and more time-consuming job than it looks.
 
UPDATE @ 22:40: And here is that announcement. Whilst the main news and articles service is ceasing, the plan is to build the site up as a RISC OS resource site; anybody interested in helping with this is encouraged to get in contact. User webspace will also continue, and a new message board is planned. Any future updates to the site will be announced on their new Twitter feed.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: