"the kind of people using two-decade old software when more modern alternatives are availble are so stuck in their ways, you can't expect them to upgrade anyway"
Broadly, I agree with this. However, let us assume the following: -
Risc PC Owner,
Running RISC OS 6
Running Podules such as a SCSI Card and a TV playing one
Perhaps the user has both modern version of some software but then also has lots of old utilities which are used on a regular basis.
If ROL suddenly decided that all the next release of their version will be 32bit only, then why as a user of the above hypothetical system would I want to upgrade it if large number of apps and my podules will no longer work?
Martin Avison named as new Organizer developer RISC OS software developer Martin Avison was today unveiled as the coder working on new versions of life management package Organizer. Originally written by Chris Morison, the software was handed over to Nigel Willmott to manage and find Organizer a new developer. Announcing a new website for the package, Nigel said: "It's been a steep learning curve both for me as a software publisher, and for Martin in finding his way around approaching 30,000 lines of code, but we hope an initial new version will be ready for release very soon." 1 comment, latest by jess on 23/1/09 8:56AM. Published: 22 Jan 2009