OK I can understand both points of view, but really am getting to the 'what is the point' point. csam is full of off topic rubbish. ROL haven't released anything for yonks, the A9 isn't finished, 03 hasn't made an appearance, Firefox development has 'paused', internecine warfare has arrived on the Iyonix list.....My old Acorn User magazines have started the short journey to the recycling point.
If I total up what I have spent on FF1/2 development and commercial RISC OS browsers (none of which are being maintained at the moment), it would pay for a cheap PC to run Ubuntu on. Oh and Ubuntu comes with a copy of Firefox2.
I do genuinely admire the effort that PN has put into getting Unix programs ported to RISC OS. Also other developers who have taken an active role. I don't just mean the programs themselves but the infrastructure that makes new ports easier. I wish I could actually take part in development but I simply don't have the skills to do this, and am very unlikely to be able to develop them.
I think that if PN could find a go-between to improve communication, in BOTH directions, then maybe we could make progress. I'd certainly value a bit of clarity in a form I can understand. Then maybe we could all contribute in some small way to solving the many important issues that RISC OS is facing.
The alternative is to just add another program to the list of promising RISC OS developments that have fallen by the wayside.