As a Select subscriber, though not willing to put my number in a public forum though i can send it to riscosboss if he likes, since the start, I have mixed feelings about how to approach this. On one hand I have invested a lot of money in the scheme but then I have had the benefits over the years before a lot of other people so in a lot of ways I have had something out of my investment. On the other hand very few applications make use of some of the features so that has limited the scope for maximising my investment. One way out of this is for ROL to make say the last stable set of API and non user facing features available for all i.e say take these from 4.39 and when RO6 goes to the next level, say 6.xx then make 6.xx elements available this means people can still get something out of the investment and the OS does move forward.
There are always people who want things for "free" and it's not just in computing but I do think moving to a rolling set of freely available updates makes sense though again only those at ROL can know if it makes financial sense.
What would make my investment even more value would be some Iyonix components and though late it may be better then never as they say but just a pity that it was only at Wakefield we were told that Select for iyonix was dead so i guess I would have to reserve judgement on that value to I actual see it.
Finally I would like to see ROL/ROOL show some public display of unity on moving forward if for no other reason that to at least silence the constant ownership debate though I don't hold up much hope given some of the entrenched positions on both supporters sides, though perhaps not from those involved in both ROL/ROOL.
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