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In reply to Druck: ROL does have a choice. Either to try and produce a full version of RISC OS 6 for the Iyonix hardware, or to produce a kind of "Select Plus Pack" for Iyonix with some Select features. The first route would probably be a better one to take, but as you have said Castle haven't supplied the information that's been requested.

So looking at a "Plus Pack". Despite what some people maintain a lot of the changes to the RISC OS 6 applications *do* rely on other changes made to RISC OS. If you have a Select4 RISC OS 6 then why not try running the apps on the Iyonix and see what happens. All the disc based components in Select4 are 32bit neutral. However lets look at Paint. This now uses the Image File Renderer, so this needs to be present. This in turn relies on other things being present. It's not just a case of a couple of days work to port things across.

This brings me to another point. Currently everyone is busy working on RISC OS 6 for the A9. This is the next project that needs to be completed. ROL has taken note of people's comments. Select4 has (finally) been released. The OS has been documented. A PRM has been produced that gives developers the information they need. In the past ROL has (in my opinion) been working on to many projects at once. The result being that although a lot of work was being done nothing got up to release standard. This led to various people claiming incorrectly that nothing was being done.

ROL, like all RISC OS companies has limited resources. In my view these resources are best being currently targetted at the A9, a full 32bit platform. Once RISC OS 6 is released on one 32bit platform that is the time to look again at the Iyonix. It is not good time management o divert people of the A9 at the moment.

In reply to flypig:

ROL has shown an Alpha version of some Select features running on the Iyonix. However what's been shown is Alpha quality and is nowhere near good enough to be released. What ROL have shown is a test build, which was produced in order to evaluate the project, both commercially and technically. I would like nothing more that to see RISC OS 6 running across all machines on the platform, but it can't be done immediately. There is no magic button that can be clicked. People have to do the work and at the moment they are busy on RISC OS 6 for the A9. Once that is completed then what has been done can then be applied to the Iyonix.

 is a RISC OS UserVirtualAcorn on 20/07/07 11:37AM
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