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Thanks for the detailed answer.

On the specifics of tinct, since there are two versions, wouldn't it be best to do the big version, no compromise minimum OS 3.5 (or greater if need be) and the simpler version lowest common denominator code and 3.1 support?

With the netsurf issues, if the OS doesn't support what is needed to make thumbnails, then wouldn't a good approach to be detect whether it does (ie to allow a module to be written to provide it, if anyone is keen) and if it doesn't to prove a conventional text page?

Alternative keep the lite version 3.1 compatible and drop support on the full version.

WIth regards to encouracing users to try 3.1, if there were a free version of VA I could probably get over 20 people (possibly a lot over over) to try it. There's no way I could see a new version of the OS being given away, but 3.1 (especially if the splash screen said what an old version it was and adviertised the new) may be within the realm of possibility. I suspect a free version of VA5000 could up the userbase of RISC OS tenfold or more, the question is whether that would be a bad thing or not.

I think it would be of benefit, especially if RISCPKG had a load of free retrogames packed.

 is a RISC OS Userjess on 01/09/06 2:45PM
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