Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Confirm comment report request

I agree that it now looks as if the future is Open RISC OS 5, since in future it is likely to develop more quickly and keep up with advances in hardware more effectively that the RO6 stream, simply because there is more effort available for development. I would expect open RO5 to catch up with and overtake RO6 before too long for that reason. Getting it running on all current platforms is therefore an important part of re-unifying the OS. If RO5 is delevoped as we hope, and available on all current platforms then it will become the preferred option. Personally I own both RO5 and RO4.39, and unlike some find no advantage in the ROL stream, since I never use Paint (or any other graphics program - I can't draw)or Edit (I prefer Zap) and 4.39 can't run Fireworkz 32 which I use on the Iyonix. Both versions are equally good for photo processing (which is really a function of the aplications anyway). I don't use or need the multi-user facility. So I have a slight preference for the RO5 stream, but it is only slight. The real advantage is the likely development of this through ROOL in the future.

 is a RISC OS Usermrtd on 31/1/07 9:46AM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Click on the button below to confirm you wish to flag up this comment to the website's administrators. Abuse of this service will be frowned upon and it should only be used to notify us of comments that are extremely distasteful, indecent or otherwise unlawful. If you disagree with an opinion expressed or fact stated in a comment, please take part in the debate rather than expect it to be removed.

Return to the drobe.co.uk front page


Reporting user / IP: /
Comment GID: 21832
Timestamp: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:17:26 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • BBC4's Micro Men: an interview and review
    Ahead of tonight's Micro Men programme, which charts the rivalry between Sir Clive Sinclair and Acorn Computers in the early 1980s, drobe.co.uk spoke to the film's producer, Andrea Cornwell, to find out more about the show - and now you can read our review of the film
     Discuss this. Published: 8 Oct 2009

  • Random article

  • Drobe Awards 2008: The results
    As the last few hours of 2008 slip away forever, it's time to recognise those who gave the most to the RISC OS platform over the past 12 months.
     9 comments, latest by JohnR on 2/1/09 11:03PM. Published: 31 Dec 2008

  • Useful links

    News and media:

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster


    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign

    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "We accept Drobe likes to be [controversial], no problem there - but a sinister pattern has appeared over the past year or so"
    Page generated in 0.0433 seconds.