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Sigh. Most of the points you've made in your rant are nothing to do with what I said, and are just a hobby horse on which to air your views. Whether I agree with those views or not is another matter.

Let me recap: For the third time, there is no issue with getting RISC OS 5 onto another machine _if_ there is a valid case for it. This has nothing to do with selling bare bones Iyonixes.

If you think you have a valid case for putting RISC OS 5/Select/Whatever on another board, then please do. The fact that it hasn't been done so far reflects several things:

(a) projects we don't yet know about

(b) The considerable manpower required to do so, such as developing drivers.

(c) The potentially very small market.

(d) Hostility (perceived or otherwise) towards Castle (e.g. MD, whose machine was designed to run RISC OS 4, not 5)

(e) The very small number of people willing and able to do so. (technically and financially)

So, again, feel free, but I suspect in this case, and I'll quote David Holden here once again, you're volunteering everyone else, rather than yourself.

I'd be happy for you to prove me wrong, even by just presenting a comprehensive business case.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 4/2/04 8:36PM
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