timephoenix: I can understand *why* Castle bought RISC OS though - out of frustration with the way the market was going - Omega seemingly nowhere in sight, ROL dallying about "making graduated pinboards" and denying any demand for a 32-bit ROS, RiscStation's laptop getting later and later - something drastic had to be done! So something was done - Castle developed the Iyonix and bought RISC OS 5 (which to this day remains the only 32-bit version of the OS for desktops).
I dislike the current forked situation as much as anyone else, but the only people who can actually change things are ROL and Castle, so perhaps it's best to leave the technicalities of merging the forks in their capable hands. I can't imagine either company is pleased with the fork either, as it means lower revenue for each of them as they lose customers to the other company.
andypoole: Are Phoebe cases still available from anywhere? I wouldn't mind putting my Iyonix in one