ROL surveys Select32 interestBy Chris Williams. Published: 15th Nov 2004, 21:57:34 | Permalink | Printable
You can't miss itRISCOS Ltd. contacted its Select subscribers today to gauge the demand for their 32bit Select. Perhaps throwing the survey out to non-subscribers too would be even more useful, but who are we to say.
"We are very interested to find out what the real level of demand is for a 32 bit version of Select, and the features that are expected of it," reads the notice sent via email.
"As you all may be aware Castle are not proceeding with the Merlin project and major developments on the RISC OS desktop features will be done by RISCOS Ltd via the Select scheme."
RISCOS Ltd. believe Merlin will be quietly dropped by Castle, as the merger of RISC OS 5 and 4 leaves ROL at the helm of desktop development, while Castle focuses on embedded technologies.
According to ROL, users can choose to either:
- transfer from Select to Select32
- add Select32 to an existing subscription
- join straight into Select32
- join both Select and Select32 (useful if you have two machines, we presume)
The ROL statement adds: "If you are an Iyonix user and would like Select to be available for it, then please let us know."
Users are invited to email ROL via their developer [at] riscos [dot] com email address, with a firm "yes, please".
Castle and RISCOS Ltd. recently signed a new licensing deal for the future development of RISC OS. RISCOS Ltd. have been working on a 32bit RISC OS since the start of summer this year, and AdvantageSix are already using Adjust32 in their ARM9 powered embedded products.
RISCOS Ltd. currently expects Select32 to be complete by late 2005, if there is sufficient demand.
RISCOS Ltd. website
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