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

Reply to thread

"Any development is good development" -- probably so, yes. The point is that Martin is completely dissing RISC OS developers, then chucking out stuff like Flicker and actually expecting /payment/ for it! How many versions of RISC OS and how many configurations has that been tested on, I wonder? Does it still work on RISC OS 2? If not, why not? As rjek says, there's very good reasons to move onward and forget RISC OS limitations of the past. Progress is progress and if you don't want it, stick to stuff produced in the era you /did/ like. [RISC OS 2 has a charm long since lost, for example].

Anyway, this particular nonsense argument of Martin's coupled with the Beagleboard work it's hijacked beneath, has me wondering; what exactly IS "RISC OS" now/immediate future. I mean, what do people value most? Being able to run their 1995 issue of Impression, unmodified? (Not on a beagle you won't). Or just the desktop/filer/UI in general? (Which is prettymuch all beagle is likely to offer without some serious rebuilding of major apps from [probably lost] source and dead companies). Do people actually value any apps, or could we design a RISC OS API/UI-alike on, say, x86 and not care about silly ARM chips any more (They have few redeeming features really). How about what MacOS has done, sitting the same kind of UI experience on a completely different OS core?... People still think it's MacOS. What's beagleboard really trying to achieve other than "wooyay look what we COULD have if there were still developers". A feature-slim OS on its own is prettymuch worthless.

 is a RISC OS Userimj on 21/5/09 9:24PM
[ 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

  • RISC OS filename translation
    Being understood in the outside world
     31 comments, latest by mrchocky on 09/01/04 11:06PM. Published: 2 Jan 2004

  • Random article

  • MSN to lock out unauthorised clients from October
    MS asking for licenses, so alternatives?
     24 comments, latest by mavhc on 6/9/03 6:03PM. Published: 31 Aug 2003

  • 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
    "We've written to our solicitor, you'll hear from them"
    Page generated in 0.0787 seconds.