I fully agree with your point about users rarely distributing native documents.
Regarding graceful degradation: Transparency in ArtWorks files has been present for 4 years without there being support for it in the renderer and of course, output degrades gracefully if you have the current/old module in that you simply see the file without transparency. Just like in ArtWorks, by the way, when you switch the transparency display option off.
As for the price: I expect to charge just 10 Pounds for the upgraded renderer and I plan to include the renderer upgrade with the ArtWorks 2.6 upgrade anyway.
Martin Avison named as new Organizer developer RISC OS software developer Martin Avison was today unveiled as the coder working on new versions of life management package Organizer. Originally written by Chris Morison, the software was handed over to Nigel Willmott to manage and find Organizer a new developer. Announcing a new website for the package, Nigel said: "It's been a steep learning curve both for me as a software publisher, and for Martin in finding his way around approaching 30,000 lines of code, but we hope an initial new version will be ready for release very soon." 1 comment, latest by jess on 23/1/09 8:56AM. Published: 22 Jan 2009