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Ofcourse there is a matter of 'general support' and 'charity'. One may donate money to ROL, because one desires for RISC OS to grow and develop. For some people, including Iyonix users, that may be reason enough to subscribe. Personally I don't appreciate ROL hinting Select may appear for Iyonix, taking in subs, but giving no firm commitment or offering a guarantee it will (ever) appear. Furthermore, as I understand it, the Select initiative means about 3 CD releases a year. Well, there haven't been any releases whatsoever since 2nd quarter 2004, which by now is well over a year ago. People have paid for that period. I wonder if the subscribers got a message from ROL explaining what has happened with their money? In that same period ROL worked on 32 bitting RO4. AIUI most or all Select enhancements were already made to be 26/32 bit neutral. The guinea pig for the new 32 bit RO4/Adjust is the A9home. Once Adjust32 is formerly ready for public consumption, ROL will probably concentrate in readying Select4, which will hopefully be not long afterwards. I really hope Select4 will be handed out to those who already subscribed last year, but ofcourse I can't be sure about that - the 32 bitting process also needed to be financed, ofcourse.

AFAIK Castle handed their Merlin project to ROL and there hasn't really been word ever since. Nevertheless I think the Merlin project is important and I believe RO5 itself needs to be updated and enhanced. Not necessarily Select-like features, but definitely in that same direction.

 is a RISC OS UserhEgelia on 26/09/05 1:22PM
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