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When thinking about Select on Iyonix, what matters to folk like me is whether the select features offer sufficient usful functionlity on top of RO5 to be worth the likely cost. I've never had Select and have never missed it. RO5 already includes some Select features that were not in basic RO4, so its value is less on RO5 than on RO4 unless you really need those missing features. Personally I don't. New features are being added to RO5 all the time, some of these are missing Select features like wheel mouse support. So perhaps RO5 will eventualy include the other missing features too, whithout ROL being involved. And it will probably cost less that way too. If Select became available on RO5, I might buy it, but only if the additional featues over standard RO5 were worth the money to me. At present I'm not sufficiently convinced that they would be. I don't care about cosmetic improvements, and the functional ones will most likely eventually appear in RO5 (for free?) anyway. So I have to ask myself is an improved version of Paint (which I rarely use anyway) and some pretty icons worth a couple of hundred quid? So IMO it is questionable whether it would be worth ROL/CTL committing resources to developing Select on RO5, since it would have to cost at least as much as RO4 Select, with less advantage to most users. So I doubt that it will ever happen, but RO5 development is still ongoing, and might eventually become equivalent to Select in all but name.

 is a RISC OS Usermrtd on 8/3/04 9:08AM
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