Not to get too tied up into technical talk - but surely if CTL develop their 32-bit RISC OS 5 - why would this be problem to users of older machines (as indicated above) - is there any technical reason to preven CTL releasing a rom set of RO5 to RiscPC/A7000 users? Last time I checked these all had ARM processors supporting 32-bit mode. In fact (unless I am overlooking something obvious) - surely CTL will release RO for these machines - handy extra income (I for one would value a few of the enhancements of RO5, DHCP being a prime example, without needed to spend large on Select.
With regard to CTL's legal statement (above) - ya gotta love the legal implications of it - ROL have to feed enhancements back to license owner - they can now either claim that RO 5 is a completely different OS to theirs, rendering their earlier complaints (about CTL not having a license for their OS) entirely moot, or they can claim RO 5 is the same OS (so they can continue to drag on their argument), but would have to turn all work on Select/Adjust over to CTL.
Ah, the saga continues to develop - such excitement
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