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Outside of the hardware abstraction work that RO Ltd are doing, Im a little concerned that the work on Select is still very "bells and whistles" - toolbars, key shortcuts, highlighting icons etc, whereas some of the main shortcomings of the platform remain unaddressed (e.g. a modern secure filing system). I've never seen any solicitation from RO Ltd about what they should be working on - maybe this takes place on the closed Select list, but their prioritisation does seem strange given their limited resources.

One can only fill the desktop with so many extra widgets and toolbars afterall, but if the underlying filing system cant cope with modern large discs, removeable USB storage etc then all these GUI tweaks will just be wasted.

Castle also dont seem to have made the progress I'd hoped on supporting things like large USB mass storage, or updating DOSFS, but if RO Ltd isnt doing that work either, that means noone is and we just stagnate.

Just my 2p's worth



 is a RISC OS Userspellinn on 24/10/05 8:28PM
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