The Ant Suite - Questions and Answers
Will the current ANT Suite still be sold?
Yes, until the new RISC OS Internet Suite is available later in the year.
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
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
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
A. As a full package it will be available for £49.95 inc VAT excluding delivery. Back to the top
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
A. Yes, as long as you are not a resident of a prohibited country such as Iran, Libya, Afghanistan etc. Back to the top