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druck: "but it isn't"

There are two different "owners" (more like licensees as far as we know) scrambling around on different branches of a proprietary codebase, developing their own APIs, playing leapfrogging version numbers, with people running different vintages of both of them (although probably a lot more running different versions spawned by RISC OS Ltd., due to people bailing out when they didn't get their updates), and that isn't fragmented? At least with Linux there's a thorough understanding of how all the parts fit together, you can freely combine them, limited only by compatibility issues between tightly bound components. And here's the crucial thing: on Linux you almost always have some obvious migration options if you start to disagree with where your distro is going, whereas the RISC OS scene seems to rely on continual good luck that people will still be able to open their applications to get at their data if they move over to another flavour of the operating system. And people wonder why Select never came out for the Iyonix, let alone why RISC OS 5 (or perhaps they'll call it RISC OS 7) will ever make it onto the Risc PC.

 is a RISC OS Userguestx on 02/02/07 11:50AM
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