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nx said >"Lots of users/people seem to think that they know ROL has used Select subscribers money to fund the development of the A9. It is quite possible that advantage6 have funded ROL for their time and effort. Lets give ROL the benefit of doubt shall we?"

But... it was ROL who said that they might produce Select for Iyonix and said so more than once. Some Iyonix users *did* take out or keep up subscriptions - so what did *they* get for the money they spent - where *did* their money go ?

nx said > "Also, many people seem to think that ROL should bend over backwards to develop Select for Iyonix. Users knew when they purchased their Iyonix that the OS was developed by Castle - Not ROL. So why should they expect ROL spend a lot of their effort on supporting another companies OS when they already have many thousands of users of RO 4.xx to support first? "

Yes I bought an Iyonix - I knew it did not have any immediate prospect of it at that time (or possibly *ever*) running select. I have *no* problem with that and at this stage am not pushed about it - but here's the rub *some* Iyonix users *did* keep up or take out Select subscriptions because at some point ROL hinted that that would be a Select ported to the Iyonix.

If ROL then or now had *no* intention of supporting Iyonix - fine they should have said that. If it was the case that technical reasons prevented it fine - they could say that too. Point is they *did not* - that's where the problem lies. From time to time ROL "hint" that they might support Iyonix then change their minds or put it lower on their list of priorities. That's (IMHO) is what is causing the problem - if peoples' expectations are raised then dashed that's what causes problems.

At this point the best thing I would suggest Iyonix users could do is buy software from vendors who support Iyonix and avoid those that don't. At least then the money that's spend *will* benefit that platform rather than money spend on Select Subscriptions that *don't*.

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 23/9/05 1:25PM
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