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markee174: "Which is going to be easier - porting Firefox versions to RISC OS (where Chockys tools/libraries provide an increasing degree of automation) or porting RISC OS to x86?"

It's also a question of which is going to garner more interest; port something which already runs faster and more reliably on better hardware to an obsolete platform, or move an obsolete platform to something which millions of people can run and try simply and easily.

A quick browse of LWN and OSNews comments shows there are lots of people out there willing to tinker with "toy" operating systems. Any of these people could be interested in porting RISC OS to x86; the number with the skill, time and interest to continue the Firefox port to RISC OS are slim.

 is a RISC OS UserJaffa on 28/08/06 9:15PM
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