Roland wrote: ↑Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:26 am
You sound now like some Apple representative
). I represent nobody but myself and just state the facts as I know them. If I have any agenda here, it is to try to avoid future chaos in the area where from time to time I try to help people in the forums.
I was afraid of hearing comments like that... My suggestion was indeed an 'emergency one', if there is no other choise! And if you are using the lisenced software only in ONE machine, even if it not the same it was originally bundled, it would be hypocrite to condem such use. And if one would even resell the Tabor hardware there would not be any possibility to use the software in two machines simultaneously!
The terms, AFAIK, also say that you cannot use a release in any machine for which it is not intended. Which I assume is - partly, of course - also to avoid the chaos mentioned above. (Another part of the reason is of course to earn money for each possible sale.)
Second, you would be completely on our own, nobody here would be able to help you out if you start mixing different parts of different OS updates for different machines. And you would most likely be needing help very soon if you tried. Not least for the Tabor, many modules are quite different from those for other architectures.
I fully understand that, I'm not a complete idiot... (BTW, there are also many problemes with which nobody here can help you, even if you use the original OS/HW bundle!)
Agreed. But we try ...
But as already said, this idea was considering situation where there is NO OTHER CHOiSE available.
So, if no other choice is available, you would also consider murder? And yes, I know this is an exaggeration. But then tell me where you draw the line?
Anyway, my best guess would be that once a Tabor version of OS4 is ready for release, the same level would be released for the other platforms as well (not necessarily for free, but still).
There is NO quarantee that will ever happen, or it may still take several years, even a decade! Hyperion or A-Eon has not given any promise for such updates, and Hyperion may well be in bankrupt before that would happen. Then there wouldn't be any official update path available....
That is not necessarily true. We have seen the codebase survive bankruptcies before. A lot of people are giving their time to move the OS forward (a few are sometimes paid to do it), so there will always be a force to move things towards a release of all their work. I'm guessing a good way to keep such a force strong is to respect that effort and not just panic and try to build your own makeshift solution out of driftwood.
But no, there is no guarantee. But we try ... (in this case "we" could be anyone who still works on improving OS4, in my case by betatesting and translation. I don't presume to speak for others.)
Well, I have already tested in my machine plenty of different formats, including MP3 and WAV but have not found a single one which would have given clear 's' sound. But due to copyright reasons (!) I cannot make them all publicly available.
In that case, your best move might be to find or create a file with one of the formats in question which you can
distribute, and which shows the problem on your system, so we can test it on other systems and compare.