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In reply to bernie: Yes I absolutely agree that the correct behaviour or ROL would have been to look into servicing their PAYING subscribers with a new Select instead of diverting that money off to adapting Select to the A9home. And now they seriously expect IYONIX pc owners to put forward money (I know that they won't collect money unless they start) when their recent history does show that they use the money for what they think is worth it instead of for what I pay it for - not me; I'll wait for the real product and then decide if it is worth the price.

OK, in the initial setup ROL planned to go for a 32bit operating system which was one reason for me to subscribe, but that was dropped so I'd say the subscribers of Select are already used to not believe what ROL states as what they intend to do ;-) I can accept that the odd feature mentioned to be included in some release doesn't make it in time - but that has to be limited to the odd feature. But as a subscriber to 26bit Select I'd absolutely not accept that my money is used for something that is of no use to me or that what I paid for (upgrades offering a reasonable amount of new functionality) do not come by or are deleayed too much...

In reply to mrchocky: Wow, then my IYONIX pc is reaching the three year mark soon too. And we all know of ROLs committment to support all "RISC OS systems" offering Select for them. OK, everybody knew that that was not really true, since nobody expected them to offer Select for hardware like my A5000 :-) Perhaps RISC OS 5 was not considered to be RISC OS by them for quite some time so that they thus pretty much ignored the IYONIX pc - erm. but didn't they state that they dropped their 32bit plans due to lack of hardware for that - that hardware is there since some 36 months and even has a 32 bit RISC OS which should save them lots of work... So until recently for ROL "all RISC OS systems" obviously meant most 26bit systems like the Risc PC, A7000(+), Omega and VirtualRPC and now the A9home is included (and the others on a back-burner).

To ROL: I dare repeat myself: Finish off the A9home and service your PAYING select subscribers. Then start off to wrap up packs with Select FEATURES to run on top of RISC OS 5. That should even be financially viable since why duplicate all the work Castle did spending lots of hours (wasting them really) expecting the users to pay for that waste. Just do the smaller task to make the intersting Select modules/apps/code run on RISC OS 5 and sell that at a accordingly lower price - you might even get more users wanting that and thus make more money.

 is a RISC OS Userhzn on 04/08/05 08:15AM
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