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"punters have been unable to decide which version to stump up their hard earned cash for"

No, Punters have never been given the opportunity to decide as the two OS branches have never run on the same hardware. ROL have not made Select work on the Iyonix, and RO5 doesn't run on anything RO4/6 runs on - currently, although the ROOL work will (and has already) result in certain components being made available for all machines.

But even taking the announcement just at face value, this is a welcome move to prevent APIs diverging and hopefully stopping the module version wars, which makes life very hard for developers and provides a poor and confusing experience for users.

 is a RISC OS Userdruck on 28/11/07 8:59AM
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