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I wonder: If the OS's are too far apart for genuine merging & the two organisations are collaborating a little might this extend to merging as much as is practicable?

ie: module, by module ROL & ROOL saying to each other: 'hmmm, your's is better than mine, we'll standardise on that one' where functionality is fairly interchangable...

...followed by: 'where it's too much hassle to standardise or rewrite we'll agree to aim @ functional convergence'...

...followed by: 'we'll agree on a standard HAL API' so once there's a HAL for a platform users get to choose what OS they want to run on it.

Would that be a fair compromise that wouldn't be too taxing to implement while reducing many of the difficulties that have sprung up as a result of two branches?

 is a RISC OS UserCharlie on 1/5/09 4:32PM
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