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ROL and CTL will merge RISC OS 4 and 5

Posted by Phil Mellor on 02:13, 16/10/2004 | , , , , ,
 
Iyonix and cogFinally, RISCOS Ltd and Castle Technology have agreed to co-operate on future RISC OS development. Negotiations on a new licence agreement have recently concluded, and will enable RISC OS 4 and 5 to be merged together "as soon as practically possible". This ends worries that application developers would have to support two diverging operating systems.

Paul Middleton of RISCOS Ltd said that the Select Desktop experience will be available for Iyonix users next year. Castle's Jack Lillingston said "I know that this sets sound foundations for a bright new future of RISC OS."

Castle will continue with the Iyonix PC and other desktop products, whilst Tematic will focus on the embedded market. RISC OS 4 will continue to be available for the forseeable future, and all RISC OS hardware and software developers will continue to supply their products. Meanwhile, Castle and RISC OS Ltd will establish clear areas of responsibility to minimise duplication of effort.

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  ROL and CTL will merge RISC OS 4 and 5
  fwibbler (05:08 16/10/2004)
  ad (12:18 16/10/2004)
    fwibbler (14:36 16/10/2004)
      ilcook (18:05 16/10/2004)
        ams (18:43 16/10/2004)
          Revin Kevin (19:13 16/10/2004)
            monkeyson2 (23:37 5/3/2007)
              Phlamethrower (23:44 5/3/2007)
                andrew (00:31 6/3/2007)
              VincceH (08:34 6/3/2007)
                richcheng (11:39 26/3/2007)
                  VincceH (15:45 26/3/2007)
                    richcheng (17:53 26/3/2007)
                      VincceH (20:02 26/3/2007)
              richcheng (11:38 26/3/2007)
    datawave (05:30 24/3/2007)
 
fwibbler Message #93183, posted by fwibbler at 05:08, 16/10/2004
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Fantastic!!! Posted at quarter past two in the morning! Thats dedication for you.

It's also quite a nice sounding news item too.

Cheers!

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Andrew Duffell Message #93184, posted by ad at 12:18, 16/10/2004, in reply to message #93183
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I wouldn't be suprised if ROL and Castle become one company sometime within the next 5 years.
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fwibbler Message #93185, posted by fwibbler at 14:36, 16/10/2004, in reply to message #93184
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I hope not, as that would have implications for other hardware developers.
Cheers!
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Ian Cook Message #93186, posted by ilcook at 18:05, 16/10/2004, in reply to message #93185
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Depends on how the thearetical merger is done.
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Annraoi Message #93187, posted by ams at 18:43, 16/10/2004, in reply to message #93186
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Good news overall. I doubt if Castle and ROL will merge, the important thing is that there is an *agreed* path forward.

From an end user perspective that's a good thing. I note that from the press release Jack Lillington says (and I quote) "Castle will continue with the IYONIX pc and other desktop products"

The commitment is a good one and if the inference is that there will be *other* desktop products too then that's as big news as the announcement itself.

Regards

Annraoi

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Kevin Wells Message #93188, posted by Revin Kevin at 19:13, 16/10/2004, in reply to message #93187
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Another good thing is non dupication of effort.
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Phil Mellor Message #99550, posted by monkeyson2 at 23:37, 5/3/2007, in reply to message #93188
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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I just wanted to freak out anyone looking at the list of recent discussions.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #99551, posted by Phlamethrower at 23:44, 5/3/2007, in reply to message #99550
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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I just wanted to freak out anyone looking at the list of recent discussions.
Congratulations, it worked
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Andrew Message #99553, posted by andrew at 00:31, 6/3/2007, in reply to message #99551
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Maybe this'll serve as a wake-up. That means no hand-wringing on reading this.
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VinceH Message #99556, posted by VincceH at 08:34, 6/3/2007, in reply to message #99550
VincceH
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I just wanted to freak out anyone looking at the list of recent discussions.
Well, you've successfully reminded me that it's about time I sent yet another email to Castle and RISC OS Open concerning the broken/out of date style guide, for them to routinely ignore and thereby leave me wondering if they're not interested in fixing such an important document, and therefore how serious their commitment to RISC OS itself truly is.
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Datawave Nederland Message #100685, posted by datawave at 05:30, 24/3/2007, in reply to message #93184
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The Sooner The Better they are doing this.
Because RISC OS Select SUCKS.
I had more possibilities with RISC OS 4.02 then i
have now with RISC OS 4.39 Select 3 issue 4.
RISC OS 5 is still handling the universal !Boot sequence,
while RISC OS 4.39 is not anymore, quite a HUGE shame is that !!!
For instance, i cannot read my scsi media anymore with RISC OS 4.39
And with RISC OS 3.10 up to RISC OS 4.02, i had no problems at all with it.
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richard cheng Message #100773, posted by richcheng at 11:38, 26/3/2007, in reply to message #99550

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I just wanted to freak out anyone looking at the list of recent discussions. tongue
You, sir, are a cad.
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richard cheng Message #100774, posted by richcheng at 11:39, 26/3/2007, in reply to message #99556

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I just wanted to freak out anyone looking at the list of recent discussions. tongue
Well, you've successfully reminded me that it's about time I sent yet another email to Castle and RISC OS Open concerning the broken/out of date style guide, for them to routinely ignore and thereby leave me wondering if they're not interested in fixing such an important document, and therefore how serious their commitment to RISC OS itself truly is. unhappy
Couldn't you just set up some kind of automated mailout to fire out your email once every 6 months or so?
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VinceH Message #100790, posted by VincceH at 15:45, 26/3/2007, in reply to message #100774
VincceH
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Couldn't you just set up some kind of automated mailout to fire out your email once every 6 months or so?
As infrequently as that? shock

As it happens, after the last time (mentioned above) I had a reply from both John @ Castle and Steve @ ROOL, so I can stop trying to pester them into taking notice.

The suggestion by Steve was to bring the subject up on the ROOL forums when they're up and running again - and I've just looked, and they have been for a couple of weeks, so I'd better get on and do that, then!

<a moment later>

Hmmm... I'm sure I created an account before, but I can't find my login details ATM. I'm not messing around now, I want to pack up and go home. I'll deal with it later.
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richard cheng Message #100794, posted by richcheng at 17:53, 26/3/2007, in reply to message #100790

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But what did John say?
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VinceH Message #100802, posted by VincceH at 20:02, 26/3/2007, in reply to message #100794
VincceH
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Just that they were undecided on the subject of the style guide.
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