In message <000c01c54a8c$71ace400$0100a8c0@tinct>
"Richard Wilson" <info(a)tinct.net> wrote:
Continuing to jump through all the hoops to allow NetSurf to
correctly on RISC OS 3.1 is becoming somewhat cumbersome for a few of the
things I'm currently working on. As such, I intend to drop all support for
any versions of RISC OS prior to 3.5 within the next few weeks unless
someone can provide a reasonable reason not to (I cannot think of any.)
As I do not have much free time at the moment, reasons should be provided
in bullet point form and be as concise as possible. I do not intend to
discuss any points that are suggested on this list (other than privately
with the other developers), so please try to express your reasons in the
best manner possible.
If you do, could you keep a final 3.1 compatible version available on
the download page?
Is offering reduced functionality under 3.1 viable instead of not
working at all?
Or keeping the small version 3.1 compatible? (Since RAM usually the
major limit on 3.1 systems, this would be the one most systems would
want to use).
It would be nice to keep it compatible, (So that anyone who gets an
old A5K off ebay or whatever can have a modern browser, and hopefully
will get into RISC OS enough to get a new machine), but if it is a
serious impact on development time, then your intention is probably
best. There probably aren't many other people trying to run it on
VA5000 (or an A500 with 16M).