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lym: Druck owes many of us an apology for saying untruths that are commercially damaging and making it difficult to support RISC OS generally.

hEgelia: ROSIX is not only a 26/32 bit operating system - it is also a promise for the future. Justin had the vision to produce an OS that could be the basis of future development even if that caused problems in the short term. Some of the arguments that we have had (and have now disappeared) over the A9 were to do with producing an OS that was more stable and pushed software developers to stick to the PRMs. To get that right the PRMs needed to be updated - and that has been done and they are available on the web - free of charge. He also believed that a good OS encouraged 3rd party developers by offering interesting 'hooks' on which to hang their work - rather than have the OS do everything (or at the other extreme force developers to start each application from scratch). By encouraging those third party developers (working commercially or for free) is the way to best ensure a future for RISC OS.

Whilst Justin had the vision, many others have (and are) contributed to the OS and it's their current work that confirms the foundation that has been laid.

The product (the OS) is only part of what is being offered. The PRMs (and getting those third party developers interested in producing new software) is another. Letting end users know about new things they can do with the new OS/new programs is a third requirement and, although that will include material available soon it will also require (and get) a long-term support project.

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