AMS: Why criticise Chris for reporting on what embittered developers say?
One very well-known Acorn dealer told me (on the phone) that my Iyonix would probably have to be sent back to Castle because it was illegal. Maybe the developer that Chris overheard was the same person? I'd think that quite likely.
(I'd hope none of the people who complained about Castle's concerns over RISC OS licensing had any connection with the dealer in question!)
In the meantime, my Iyonix *has* gone back to Castle, but only for a disk upgrade, adding a second graphics card for dual display with Geminus, and adding a PCI-TV card. At the same time, I asked Castle to apply all the latest upgrades, and also bought a second Iyonix.
Personally, I think developers should spend less of their time being bitter, and more of their time getting on and releasing products that we want. The Iyonix has certainly achieved that, despite the nay-sayers!
Drobe never shys away from raising controversy, so why should we criticise Drobe just for pointing out that some developers have (sadly) been on a bad-mouthing spree yet again?
As for 200MHz, please remember the Risc PC was designed to support processors with maximum clockspeeds around 80MHz to 100MHz. The performance advantages of the StrongARM surprised many people, but there's certainly no reason to think the A9home shouldn't achieve performance far surpassing everything
except the Iyonix.
In short, you can *claim* things aren't newsworthy, but proving it is another thing.