Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 21st Nov 2005 20:24 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Syllable, AtheOS After a long gap, the latest edition of the Syllable Development Newsletter is now available. This covers progress in the last eight months, including the 0.5.7 release, Whisper updates, SDL and games ports, along with much more.
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XPDF
by Anonymous on Mon 21st Nov 2005 21:24 UTC
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The PDF viewer is cool but instead of using xpdf they should probably switch to libpoppler, there are reasons why Evince and KPDF use it now. I know the Syllable people sometimes read OSNews so here is a link.

http://poppler.freedesktop.org/

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Ooh!
by Ronald Vos on Tue 22nd Nov 2005 00:14 UTC
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They got Bochs! To test all those unstable niche hobby OSes on ;)

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RE: Ooh!
by Anonymous on Tue 22nd Nov 2005 01:06 UTC in reply to "Ooh!"
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Kewl! Can I download a Syllable disk image somewhere?

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RE: Ooh!
by gilboa on Tue 22nd Nov 2005 08:47 UTC in reply to "Ooh!"
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/+1 funny.

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RE: Ooh!
by MamiyaOtaru on Tue 22nd Nov 2005 14:33 UTC in reply to "Ooh!"
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"They got Bochs! To test all those unstable niche hobby OSes on ;) "

Or better yet, mainstream OSs ;) Might make a few more apps available

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RE[2]: Ooh!
by Anonymous on Tue 22nd Nov 2005 15:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Ooh!"
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In fairness, Syllable is pretty stable for a deep-in-development OS. I've been using it for hours at a time recently, stressing it with multiple simultaneous compiles (whilst running other apps) and it's not fallen over.

There's still the occasional appserver freeze or filesystem glitch, understandable for a 0.5.x release, but it's getting better and better...

M

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downloading
by Anonymous on Tue 22nd Nov 2005 05:45 UTC
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Try the website - http://www.syllable.net
There is an install cd, live cd, Qemu image, VMware instructions, Virtual PC instructions, lots of ways to play with Syllable. Just click on 'Get it' on the menu at the top of the page, and there you are! (Lots of other stuff on the website too, check out the forums while you are there.)

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Nice progress
by JohnMG on Tue 22nd Nov 2005 07:00 UTC
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Great to hear about the Syllable progress -- especially the SDL port. Thanks for the story. ;)

Does Syllable come with a current version of bash? I don't see it listed here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=55553
(nice to see such a long list of available software there btw. ;)

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RE: Nice progress
by Anonymous on Tue 22nd Nov 2005 09:39 UTC in reply to "Nice progress"
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Bash is included in the Syllable base system, although I can't remember off-hand which version (but it's fairly new).

See http://kamidake.other-space.com for other Syllable software (where most new native apps are posted).

M-Saunders

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RE[2]: Nice progress
by Vanders on Tue 22nd Nov 2005 09:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice progress"
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Syllable currently runs Bash 2.03, and we plan to start testing Bash 3.x soon. We're very conservative when it comes to Bash because it's such a critical component.

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RE[2]: Nice progress
by JohnMG on Wed 23rd Nov 2005 00:12 UTC
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Syllable currently runs Bash 2.03, and we plan to start testing Bash 3.x soon. We're very conservative when it comes to Bash because it's such a critical component.

My Debian Sarge system uses 2.05b-26 -- didn't know there *was* a 3. ;)

I only asked because the software package listing at the sourceforge page doesn't list bash but *does* list zsh (I thought maybe zsh was the default shell).

Syllable is a very exciting project. Keep up the good work!

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Available software
by Anonymous on Wed 23rd Nov 2005 12:45 UTC
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There are more software packages available here:

http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/syllable/syllable/system/apps...

These are the ports that Syllable's build system can build from source. A number of them are included in the base distribution, so we don't release them as separate binary packages.

Kaj

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by Anonymous on Fri 25th Nov 2005 00:28 UTC
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