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The Ant Suite - Questions and Answers

Will the current ANT Suite still be sold?
I'm an existing ANT Suite User, what does the new RISC OS Internet Suite offer me?
How will I get support for using the ANT Suite?
Will ANT be providing support and updates to the Suite?
How much will the RISC OS Internet Suite cost?
What will be included in the RISC OS Internet Suite?
I have looked at the ANT Web Site and it mentions that ANT are still developing Fresco and they have a new email package called Simplemail. In what ways is this new Fresco and Simplemail different from my version and Marcel?
I am an overseas user of the ANT Suite. Will I be able to upgrade to the SSL version of RISC OS Fresco?


Will the current ANT Suite still be sold?

Yes, until the new RISC OS Internet Suite is available later in the year.

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I'm an existing ANT Suite User, what does the new RISC OS Internet Suite offer me?

At present there will be no major updates to the Suite, but it will have a number of changes made to its internal structure to allow it to integrate with the new features being planned for the RISC OS Internet Stack. The new stack will provide new features such as BootP and DHCP support. The new RISC OS Internet Suite will use the standard Internet Stack rather than having to have a separate stack as at present. The new Suite will also provide support for multi-user choices which is to be a new feature of RISC OS. Back to the top

How will I get support for using the ANT Suite?

A. Support for using the ANT Suite will be provided by Paul Vigay. RISCOS Ltd will not be able to deal with telephone support enquiries. There are three levels of support available from Paul:- 

Free support * Available from his web site. http://www.vigay.com/ant/index.html 

Annual Subscriber Scheme (Email) * This enables you to submit problems via email, and to receive personalised help with individual problems. Membership: 45.00 per year (or 25.00 for registered AntUtils users) 

Annual Subscriber Scheme (Phone or Email) * This provides the same level of support as the Email only scheme above, but also allows telephone support between 6.30pm and 9.00pm, with fax support at other times. Membership: 55.00 per year (or 35.00 for registered AntUtils users) Back to the top

Q. Will ANT be providing support and updates to the Suite?

A. NO. All queries should directed to RISCOS Ltd. Please do not contact ANT Limited with any queries, as they will be unable to help you. Back to the top

Q. How much will the RISC OS Internet Suite cost?

A. As a full package it will be available for 49.95 inc VAT excluding delivery. Back to the top

Q. What will be included in the RISC OS Internet Suite?

A. The RISC OS Internet Suite will have different components for different markets 

The RISC OS Internet Suite will be available in four formats:- 

1. As a standalone product for users who do not currently have any internet connection software. This will include all the current components of the ANT Suite. 

2. As a part of RISC OS 4 upgrades under the RISC OS Select Scheme or for new purchasers of RISC OS 4. 

3. Possibly bundled with new machines supplied by RISC OS manufacturers. 

4. As an upgrade for existing users of the ANT Suite and Voyager package who don't subscribe to the RISC OS Select Scheme. Back to the top

Q. I have looked at the ANT Web Site and it mentions that ANT are still developing Fresco and they have a new email package called Simplemail. In what ways is this new Fresco and Simplemail different from my version and Marcel?

A. The new packages are written for use in the embedded appliances market and are not suitable for use as desktop applications., Back to the top

Q. I am an overseas user of the ANT Suite. Will I be able to upgrade to the SSL version of RISC OS Fresco?

A. Yes, as long as you are not a resident of a prohibited country such as Iran, Libya, Afghanistan etc. Back to the top

 


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