|I second that! Eric? Thomas? Thoughts?|
Message #8 Posted by Les Wright on 18 Sept 2008, 1:33 a.m.,
in response to message #7 by Pal G.
I have been away for some months and I didn't want to appear clueless by asking something that was already commonly known in the community, but since it is out there I might as well ask:
What is the status of a iPhone/iPod touch ports for Nonpareil and Free42? I imply from Eric's comments a Nonpareil submission has been made to the AppStore.
As for Free42, all I could find on Googling was a comment Thomas made in the spring of this year suggesting that not much was happening there. But that was a few months ago, and I haven't written Thomas directly about anything in months, though we have communicated quite regularly in the past about some of the inner workings of Free42.
Free42 for PalmOS has for three years been my favourite handheld calculator simulator and I would be elated to see it on the iPhone. I am keen to see what Nonpareil looks like, too. I don't have the Linux savvy to get the source code to compile under Ubuntu, and my Windows executable is an older version.
Considering how much I have spent on my calculator hobby for the past two years, eight bucks for i41CX+ is a bargain, and I likely would have spent more. The same applies to ports of Nonpareil and Free42.
As for 12c lite, Ricardo of RLM replied to my query and advised me in so many words that due to Apple's rigidity bundling RLM software is not going to happen. This means that the RLM lifetime subscription many folks here may have will not apply to the iPhone releases. He says that a fully functioning 12c Classic paid version is in the AppStore approval process, and that we may see 10BII, 11C, 12C Platinum in a couple of months. I am hopeful for a 15C emulator fairly soon too--my real one is in near mint condition and I barely use it ;)
If anyone can enlighten me regarding Free42 and Nonpareil for iPhone, I would be eager to hear it.