Castle didnt made the announcement via drobe but via their own webisite. Dgs just picked it up very quickly.
Fact is that Castle now ownes risc os 4. Fact is that ROL ownes select. Fact is that they drink eachothers blood for quite some time.
I firmly beleive that it is *not* Castles intention to "kill" ro 4 in favour of ro5. That would be destroying their investement that they made. I think that Jack L. realises that it is in Castles benifit that there is an strong ro4 market. They earn money from that too.
Futhermore a strong ro4 userbase means also opportunities for Castle, since the majority of users are still using that. They are potential Iyonix buyers!
Fact is that, compared to "big" Hardware companies, Both Castle and MD are relative small players. So devolpment is in a different pace that one can expect from a big player.
Best for us is to wait that all the facts become available before we start drawing conclusions.
If you read the announcement carefully you will see that not all doors are closed for ROL. This is a sort of "last resort" method to bring ROL back to the negotiation table.
I do hope that ROL realises that it is better to work with Castle instead of opposing them.