That's something of an exaggeration - most things will still work perfectly well. After all, there hasn't been a vast amount of development in either branch in terms of updating existing modules and only a fraction of that development will have been divergent to such an extent as to cause failure.
However, the main problem is in all of those odd little edge cases. ROL would be mad to endorse a pick-and-mix solution because where would their support obligation to the user end?
And as the ROOL staff work for free, our support position would be no different to today: you get what you're given.
Geeks celebrate RISC OS time epoch Clock-watching nerds rejoiced this week as all modern ROS machines reached a mildly baffling milestone. The OS keeps track of the current time by storing it as the number of one hundredths of a second elapsed since midnight January 1, 1900 - and this figure ticked over to 0x5000000000 in the early hours of Tuesday, provoking excitement among some. 8 comments, latest by druck on 24/11/08 9:02AM. Published: 20 Nov 2008