Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

Being a RISC OS software developer is going to be an expensive business if one has to buy a variety of machines in order to thoroughly test and debug code.

Perhaps we just have to accept that that is the way it is.

By way of illustrating this viewpoint, let me comment upon how delighted I was when my software, developed on StrongARM, worked straight away on Iyonix. Even so, in retrospect, I'm glad I bought an Iyonix, as two bugs did later emerge that a RiscPC forgave but the Iyonix did not. I'd not have found and removed those bugs without having my own machine to work with. At the recent Wakefield Show I found out that my code does not quite work properly on an Omega. Alas, I'm not willing to buy an Omega to sort that problem out...

So, I guess, a few developers (many coding for freeware) are hoping that the some of the titles that don't currently work under the developmental RISC OS 4.40, will work, as it becomes commercially release ready.

Paul's evolving and changing list could, perhaps, prove to be an interesting indicator of how backward compatable the A9home is becoming.

And I have to decide if I feel about the A9home as I do about Iyonix (I bought one) or Omega (I did not).

 is a RISC OS Usermartin on 7/6/05 11:33PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Should the TCO of RISC OS be higher?
    Show us the money
     61 comments, latest by datawave on 16/06/05 5:07PM. Published: 17 Feb 2005

  • Random article

  • MSN Messegner Beta Out Now
    A beta version for you lucky people to try out
     39 comments, latest by on 12/12/01 5:06PM. Published: 18 Nov 2001

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "The Drobe 'Best of 2005 awards' seems to have been infiltrated by a form of favouritism or censorship"
    Page generated in 0.1132 seconds.