spellinn: "If RO Ltd have shipped 1000 copies of Select for example (Im guessing at the figure btw) and Castle have shipped 100,000 copies of RISC OS 5 on some "ARM powered device", I know as a developer which market I'd be looking to support, even if the APIs were different (which at present they arent) "
Would those (hypothetical) 100,000 units all be the full version of RO5 as found in the Iyonix or a cut-down embedded version? (I'm just curious to know).
jwcr: "Select is a scheme to keep the older equipment as upto date as possible. Castle via the Merlin project are the future."
I'd like to say a rude word followed by an exclamation mark to that. That's not how Select was sold to prospective buyers and it's not a phrase I've heard said until, well, this last week or so when Castle's proposals were made public.
If Select is simply to keep older equipment up to date, then surely it and RO5 need to be as compatible as possible so they both have something to be up to date with?