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

Confirm comment report request

Aaron Timbrell:

Whilst I can understand that it might not have been easy, and that there may still be testing to do, I also understand that ROL have already shown Select features running on an Iyonix at previous shows: [link]

This (amongst other things) is why it's difficult to believe that there are still major technical difficulties, given that some of what people are asking for appears to already have been achieved. My feeling is that it would be great if ROL can make this available.

To be totally clear, I personally don't doubt that the differences between CTL and ROL make things difficult, and I can totally believe that it's not economically sensible to finish Select for Iyonix.

This honestly isn't intended to stir things up. I would personally really like to have the alpha-mask sprites, proper cut and paste in icons, filer-thumbnails, drawfile icons etc. that Select can provide, and would of course be happy to pay for them. But what can be frustrating for an end user like myself is that -- apparently unlike others such as yourself -- we don't have the benefit of knowing the inside dealings that go on between CTL and ROL. The only 'facts' we have to go on are the announcements made by the two companies.

The only thing that seems to be clear is that the situation for Iyonix users remains very unclear. Personally I think it's unfair to blame ROL or CTL for this. The real culprit is the size of the market. But nonetheless it can be frustrating.

 is a RISC OS Userflypig on 18/07/07 5:04PM
[ 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: 24974
Timestamp: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:12:19 +0000

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Fit a USB combo-media drive to your RiscPC
    Hardware How-to
     18 comments, latest by Projjer on 3/12/04 8:10PM. Published: 13 Jun 2004

  • Random article

  • Merry Christmas from Drobe
    And a happy new year!
     5 comments, latest by sascott on 27/12/07 12:43PM. Published: 25 Dec 2007

  • 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
    "RISC OS development is a waste of time with [Drobe's] aggressive attitude towards reporting and disregard of facts"
    Page generated in 0.0447 seconds.