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sa110>How can Select or RO6 be considered the defacto standard when *it doesn't* run on Iyonix ?

We have a split, there is *no* defacto standard only two related OS'es with a considerable degree of API commonality.

RO5.xx is at least open to all - that will give it traction. You may find *some* of the modules that are not hardware specific may run as is on A9 - some others would require work - but with the source that becomes *feasible*.

The most likely area to see rapid improvement *is* RO5.xx - so be it defacto standard or not it's features will become more desireable. That will either cause (i). ROL to adopt some of these implementing their own "workalikes" (ii). ROL to license from Castle the fed back improvements from RO5.xx and not have to use their own development resources to implement these or (iii). A9 owners with some programming skills to contribute to and take advantages of the improvements on their machines. (i) and (iii) being the most likely.

In any event you'll see improvements. To benefit first you'd be better off on an Iyonix (the source is for *it's* OS and can be used directly), overtime though others can take advantage too. In the absence of one defacto standard that would make RO5.xx the version that sets the standard and sets the pace - not a bad place to be methinks.

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 21/10/07 12:28PM
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