Yes, good call. It's been quiet for a while now, I wonder how progress is going. Can a release date be approximated?
I look forward to a new version of Grapevine, hopefully enhanced by some of the improvements users have suggested on the mailing list. I also hope R-Comp can be bothered to send its userbase (and the media) some kind of plan how they would like Grapevine development to continue. It now seems to be up to users to convince R-Comp of the viability of the project. Grapevine is the only chat client on RISC OS which supports the MSN chat protocol. Since millions of people use this daily to communicate, I believe it should be a high priority the project is continued. In my case, it is often more important than E-mail, so frankly I am astounded as to the apparent low-profile status of this 21st century mode of communication. And yes, I know relatively few people seem to be interested in buying Grapevine, which is a shame really since it seriously hinders its development.
Hopefully Select 4 will be released sooner than a full 32 bit RO4, since I believe more people are very anxious to see this seriously delayed project be released. IMO it would be more appropriate if a full 32 bit RO4 is ready when the A9home is ready.