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Chris Thanks for your considered reply.

Perhaps what I am asking for is 'facts' to elucidate the 'facts' we get from Select.

I am not trying to say that ROL is responsible for improving/developing applications.

Drobe indeed hasn't said anything about how Select would help the musically gifted but that is my point. How does Select really help in normal daily tasks that RISC OS users carry out? IF it doesn't help someone using Sibelius then who does it help?

If my daily RISC OS experience with or without Select is the same then why upgrade do I need to continue upgrading? Obviously the improvements for you are so great that it is worthwhile. So what do you do with your RiscPC that I didn't with mine to make the difference? ;o)

IF Select is faster (a plus) why not do some benchmarking between RO3.7/4/Select to quantify speed increases between differing versions of the OS rather than saying 'it's faster honest' (not that Drobe have said that ;o) ?

As far as stability goes how on earth can you test that or prove that Select is more stable than RO4?

Paint for me is an application that just gets in the way when I would prefer DPlngScan to open a sprite. I have almost never used it. I can imagine that a devotee of Paint would see improvements. For them that is a visible and useful part of the feature set and I can understand how that would be useful.

I don't expect Drobe to sell me Select but some objective 'quantifiable' reporting surely is within the remit of Drobe.

grek1 See comments re paint and conversion between image file formats

What exactly does the extended sprite format do for me? I rarely use sprites but there must be some advantages so what are they? Which current sprite using apps can make use of the extra features and in what way?

I can't get this information from a feature set list.

 is a RISC OS Userblahsnr on 25/3/04 7:10PM
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