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GuestX: "RISC OS is already quite a fragmented thing" but it isn't, there is just an irrational obsession with only having one OS version. The most important issue is the overwhelming vast majority of software both old, current and new runs on all versions of RISC OS which means it is not fragmented, the APIs remain compatible so it doesn't really matter how many development strands there are apart from the obvious issue with duplication of effort amongst limited programming resources.

There are dozens of Linux distributions, and you don't see the Linux community in paralysed by the prospect and spending all their time debating how to get back to the "one true distro". As long as the effort continues to standardise the APIs, each distro can target its specific strengths and areas of interest.

 is a RISC OS Userdruck on 02/02/07 09:04AM
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