I smell the end of the RISC OS market, I would be very surprised if the non-Castle camp, particularly the VA camp dont just go mainstream Windows.
If various software companies, large and small can produce RISC OS like clones of their software for Windows, David Pilling, and Mark Sawle, spring to mind, then I can see a large shift away from Castle toward Windows XP based products.
The market place will be decimated, and Castle will ultimately follow Acorn down the proverbial pan.
If that's Castle's game plan, so be it.
I am not saying that ROL are faultless, but I think it bad form at the very least that Castle if they have the legal high stand allowed the situation to continue, and ROL to support Select/Adjust, and the VA marketplace, much longer than a few weeks after their acquisition of RISC OS.
They must be seen as the baddies, for pulling the plug nearly a year after.
Little or no press has been given to the impression than ROL were all at fault.
Personally I feel the time has come, sadly to fully migrate. I have supported it in all forms since 1982. But this is the final straw, that broke the camels back!
Enjoy, what's left, but the Iyonix was never on my shopping list, and having suffered from Castle's crass stupidity regarding it's own marketing of Products, I bid it fairwell!
< Oregano, Oregano 2 > spring so clearly to mind. Promises, promises, promises, oh it is Oregan's fault.....seems everyone is at fault but Castle.
I do hope ROL manage to survive this, and should that be the case, I may linger a while longer, but ultimately the market looks doomed!