To Mr. Chocky (Peter):
I've spent a long time ensuring RISC OS is trouble free and as up to date as it can be, given lack of suitable funds and uncertainty over RISC OS useability for interactive sites.
Unfortunately there is still no sign of Macromedia Director port (needed to run much of the new education software and for interactive web content). Every time it has been brought up, back comes the reply that Macromedia require many thousands of pounds - more money than anyone wants to invest in RISCOS's future.
I know that Oregan are close with Flash 5 - but there is no other hopeful news.
Oregano 2 sadly has some faults too (it can't cope with the output from Textease very well), it expires without warning too often and seems to remove sprite memory - causing problems for other software.
If someone were to say that there will be Macromedia Director and Flash 6 ports real soon, it would be very easy to convince my Governors that we could buy new RISCOS machines, or at least buy 11 sets of RISC OS 4 with Select to update our current stock (one third of the computer stock).