The thought of having to abandon their favourite software is a big fear for RISC OS users hoping to upgrade to a new machine. The Castle Iyonix is a RISC OS machine unlike all others in existance and so one would naturally be worried about old software. A software compatibility database is always a good plan (the Acorn StrongARM upgrade had one, RISC OS 4 has one too) and the announcement of such a listing for the XScale powered Iyonix was inevitable.
As pointed out in a press release sent to drobe.co.uk, www.iyonix.com/software/ is now the home to a database that lists Iyonix compatible software and users (or enthusiasts as Castle put it) are welcome to browse the site and check which packages are compatible and which are going to be compatible. RISC OS software developers should contact email@example.com if they wish to add their products to the current listing.
Also, we're told to expect further announcements about the Iyonix PC in the coming weeks.
I see the little logo to indicate the software is "Iyonix OK" features the RISCOS Ltd cog wheel logo...So is the "Third Party Investor" that was talked about by them a little while ago Castle? It would explain there silence about RISCOS 5
Yes I saw on one of the RO5 screenshots the Switcher was the Select cog, but on others there was the RO3 Acorn and the Iyonix cyan blob logo....
Something which disturbed me was a comment on csam that Castle don't have the RO5 source, so don't really see how they can intermingle it with Select (or even develop it past it's present 'alpha' status).
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