Malcolm Ripley wrote>"Firefox for one branch of RISC OS is as mad and bad as having two branches of the OS in the first place!"
Peter Naulls *did not* rule out a version for A9 given that there was sufficient monetary interest. Obviously if he *had* an Iyonix but *not* an A9 then the Iyonix is an obvious place to start. As I read the article nothing is ruled out. There may be good *technical* reasons for starting the port on Iyonix too in as much as the video card supports OpenGL so could use the open Flash application referred to in the article.
If you choose to read this as "supporting" one strand of RO/Hardware over another for some sort of petty reasons I believe you're mistaken. Peter seems to generally base what he does on technical considerations.
Malcolm also wrote>"I gave up reading comments on the previous article (ROL calls for Select coders) the stench of hypocrisy, when compared to article comments about Castle open sourcing, was appalling. "
And what has that got to do with FireFox? Or supporting RISC OS?
What ROL are offering and what ROOL are offering ultimately are *different*. That's just a plain matter of fact. ROOL appear to be offering access to the bulk of the OS while ROL are offering a more limited access to "non-core" OS features. If I were to state that where's the offense - it's just stating facts. If someone complains about the "lateness" of Select 4 - yes it may be a bit off-topic (but hey this is drobe but again it's factually accurate.
How you interpret all of this as meaning it's time to leave RISC OS I just don't know. Usually when people react *emotionally* to things it leads to bad decissions being made. Let yourself cool down man and reconsider. This platform needs every hand it can get - don't quit in haste and then repent at leasure eh ?