Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

Realist > Whoa there man !

Ok, so ROL's version of RISC OS doesn't have a HAL, doesn't have UDMA support, nor Gigabyte network support, lacks some of the USB facilities of RO5, can't handle PCI the list goes on and on. And you say Castle "stole" it from ROL. The version Castle have is a variant of 3.8 that was used by both Pace (who at the time OWNED RISC OS) and ROL (ROL's version later became RO4.XX and Pace's (later Castle's) became 5.0X).

ROL since 1999 have managed to produce a version of RISC that (apart from maybe CYMK sprites, round buttons and gradient backdrops) has changed little and is only fractionally closer to 32bit than it was then (when ROL committed themselves to produce a 32bit RISC OS). Pace (repeat PACE) owned RISC OS (lock stock and barell) and sold their rights to Castle - LIVE WITH IT and move on.

I am no lawyer but what you've written sounds very much like slander, perhaps next time you can publish your actual name so you can stand over your words eh ?

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 18/11/04 8:08PM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Internationalising RISC OS
    Unicode, i18n and more explained
     30 comments, latest by caliston2 on 16/7/03 8:57PM. Published: 10 Jul 2003

  • Random article

  • NetBook Missing In Action
    Please Return [Updated]
     72 comments, latest by sa110 on 12/03/04 7:11PM. Published: 5 Mar 2004

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "'Public interest' is what tabloids use to trot out all sorts of tat. It's turned into a meaningless term meaning 'I'm just trying to be sensationalist'"
    Page generated in 0.0581 seconds.