The impression I got was that RISCOS would probably like to work on Iyonix Select, if they could afford it, but how to balance the conflicting requirements of the subscribers and hardware developers (only some of each cough up dough for the work). If they announce they're going to work on 32bit for Iyonix, perhaps the 26bit subscribers will cancel or refuse to renew their subscriptions? 100 Iyonix pledges will not go far enough to keep RO afloat, but how to attract more Iyonix subscribers without promising to produce product they may not be able to deliver?
Clearly it is in the platforms overall interest if development of the various strands of the OS were brought together, but this will require quite a bit of money (as well as co-operation that isn't in evidence), some of this money being supplied by people who are unlikely to see much future benefit after the next 26bit Select release.
Perhaps that pledge should have read: 'Ipromise to renew/take out a subscription to Select for at least a year in order that RISCOS Ltd can produce a version of Select running on all 32bit RO platforms, at which point I might buy one if I don't already own one'...
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