Yesterday's announcement of the publically available free documentation on Select was a good move by ROL.
This on the other hand I can't think of as anything other than "neutral".
How does renaming/rebranding something make it any better/worse? More likely just the same - but with a different splash screen and different message on an "*FX 0"
The article says "It will also be possible to produce A9home and Iyonix builds." But will that *actually* happen. It's a bit like saying "it is possible someday to have world peace", yep in principle sure - but will it happen?
The article said (and I quote) "For years, ROL have privately fumed that Castle's RISC OS 5 is considered wholly superior to their RISC OS 4 because of the version numbering". For the love of Pete, that's mad - utterly butterly bonkers. I refuse to believe ROL think that - people buy hardware based on technical considerations not because of the ordinality of some integer. If for marketing reasons ROL want to call a 32bit RISC OS 4 - RISC OS 6 that's their right - at the end of the day it doesn't really matter what it's called - it's what it *does* that counts.