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RO as a desktop platform is just a toy now, we need to migrate to other CPUs and IMHO the way to do this is to gradually recompile and reimplement bits of RISC OS for other architectures, running the bits that have not yet been migrated under emulation along with the applications that have not been rebuilt and/or never will be. I think emulating a full ARM-based machine on a non-ARM platform is a dead end, and sadly I think ARM-based desktop computers are a dead end also. If ROOL releases the whole RO source with the license as described in the article I'd be interested in speeding up the FontManager and that's about it, but with permission to migrate to other hw I'd put in a lot more energy to help migrate RO onto readily-available, higher performance hardware and still pay the license fees to Castle for every sale of RISC OS. I can understand them wanting to protect their hardware sales but I fear those sales are very limited in number now.

 is a RISC OS Useradrianl on 21/1/07 12:23AM
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