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emac2 said > "If Adjust is anything to go on...I would be interesed in purchasing an A9, and the immense task of 32 Bitting will be slow (and needed before iyonix users get a look in) "

And the A9 having a 32bit only processor will need the same work won't it? From the OS conversion viewpoint both 32bit conversion for A9 or Iyonix would be equally easy - or hard depending on how optimistic/pessimistic you are.

nx> RO5 looks tame, eh? Ok it doesn't have Round buttons (like that matters) but does UDMA (A9 doesn't), USB2 (no other native RISC OS Platform does), supports multiple screens (up to three of them at different resolutions and orientations), has support for OpenGL (with hardware acceleration provided by the nVidia card) and can support larger hard disks and can write DVD's. Yes tame is fine if it does all those other things instead.....

Grek1> I'd agree with you, up to a point.

The problem is that ROL from time to time raise hopes that Select for Iyonix *might* appear - then go and produce a version for Omega and PC emulators. Then later ROL then hint that Select for Iyonix *might* appear and they produce a version for a machine that is very much a "beta" (the A9). I just wonder how often does this have to happen before people realise what's going on.

If you take out a subscription for Select at the moment chances are the only people to benefit are A9, Omega and RiscPC users (in that order). For an Iyonix user's perspective it's just like throwing money away - it also rewards those who've taken money in the past and (IMHO) gave nothing back to the Iyonix users who *did* pay subscriptions on the basis of a future release of Select for Iyonix.

So how can the "desired" behaviour be induced in ROL - by Iyonix users paying their subscription again ? No - it hasn't worked to date - perhaps the alternative of NOT paying ROL might work better. Alternatively perhaps Castle can be prevailed upon to restart their "Merlin" project- after all it does seem Castle have a tendency to promise and then deliver - this might ultimately be a more viable option than interminably waiting on ROL.

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 24/9/05 3:59PM
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