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In reply to mrchoky & apdl:

True, for the programmers the "OS fork" is not really an issue since the API is pretty much the same on all - assuming they are indeed written by the book. PM@ROL does try to make it an issue though by requesting programmers to make use of the new features of Select which then would result in apps running on Select only. But most programmers prefer to have their app run on as many systems as possible to they stick to the common API part which is the only sensible approach (until Select is there to have for all RISC OS computers).

But I think that for RISC OS as such the "OS fork" is a pity since it does result in duplicate developments thus using up more resources. And it certainly keeps the discussions about which RISC OS is better and the "OS fork" as such alive...

And as for Select and IYONIX pc: I don't want a full RISC OS Select - soft loadable Select features would be fine and probably much less work for ROL than supplying a full OS with all the hardware drivers and making sure that when the nVidia cards change that their OS runs on the newest IYONIX models...

 is a RISC OS Userhzn on 21/10/06 08:25AM
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