> As for Select for IYONIX pc.
What I wonder is why ROL doesn't consider to offer the Select features they can as add-on for RISC OS 5 instead of telling everybody that it's too much work to make RISC OS 4 32bit. I do believe it is much work to make RISC OS 4 32 bit and furthermore they'd have to look into HAL and the hardware drivers but that is all already there. So my whish is that ROL starts to get their user visible parts of RISC OS Select to tun on RISC OS 5 and I'm sure that that can be done e.g. for Paint and Draw as well as e.g. for the ImageConvert module series to name a few. They did manage do get that done for the Toolbox modules.
True some parts can't be done this way but as for the internal things like moving parts from the kernel to some other place, fixes and the like: You can assume that when 32bitting RISC OS Pace and now Castle did fix quite a few things and quite a few new things have been built in like DHCP and HAL and so on so that I see no need for them to be redone in 32 Bit but 32 Bit Select should sit on top of RISC OS 5.
>But I have the distinct impression that ROL doesn't care to consider to offer the Select features for RISC OS 5 but wants to do a full RISC OS operating system with Select for IYONIX pc. That is indeed much work - too much duplicating work.
*Please* *ROL* *and* *PM* *offer* *Select* *features* *for* *RISC* *OS* *5* *and* *thus* *IYONIX* *pc* - please do *not*go for a full 32bit RISC OS 4 since that would be a waste of energy!
> To jcmcculloch
"The most different OS is running on IYONIX" you write.
I don't think RISC OS 5 is more different from RISC OS 4 than Select is from RISC OS 3 e.g.
And with a 26 bit RISC OS your'e heading straight for a dead end due to new ARM processors not offering 26 bit anymore ...