AFAICR, the last news from the Sibelius stables was that they've pretty much moved on to the PC and Mac market exclusively. From fairly recent telephone conversations on an unrelated matter, it seems there's basically one or two people at Sib HQ who deal with re-issuing broken Sib7 install discs.
The company as a whole seems fairly content not to bother actually making their software anything special anymore, as they're getting loads of money putting it on every secondary school Music PC in the country.
I recall their original reason for leaving the RO market was that they were looking at rewriting in C, and at the time, the Acorn C library was horrendous.
It's a real shame, as Sib7 remains intuitive, and (barring the occasional editing bug) a pleasure to use. The windows (and, I assume, Mac) version is far less user friendly.
I have yet to hear from anyone willing to take up my challenge: Me on Sib7, them on Sib for win or mac. 1 page of music, however complex you like. I'd stake quite a bit on a faster time, and a nicer end result.
Wind tunnel study RiscPC turns up on telly Many of you were eagle-eyed enough to spot that a RiscPC appeared to be controlling a wind tunnel at the University of Kingston in London - which was featured in Richard Hammond's BBC 2 series Engineering Connections on the evening of Sunday, February 15. The particular episode looked into the A380 Super Jumbo. Let us know if you can shed any more light on the RiscPC's involvement at the university. 5 comments, latest by Lobey on 15/3/09 11:43PM. Published: 23 Feb 2009