Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2007 22:23 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS The Syllable team has released a development build which includes the new ABrowse. "This week's development build is now available and includes the new version of ABrowse. It will only run on 0.6.4, so if you've been waiting to try it, now is your chance! Note that there is no way to upgrade from a previous release of Syllable using a development build, so unless you're happy to replace your existing installation, wait for the official release of 0.6.4 or use a virtual machine i.e. VMware or Qemu."
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A step closer to usefulness
by bsharitt on Mon 2nd Jul 2007 23:04 UTC
bsharitt
Member since:
2005-07-07

I'm assuming this is the new Webkit based Abrowse, which takes the browser into a much more useful direction, good for them. How is the mail client these days? Last time I used it, it wasn't quite up to day to day usefulness as far as I was concerned.

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RE: A step closer to usefulness
by Vanders on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 06:55 UTC in reply to "A step closer to usefulness"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

How is the mail client these days?


I guess it depends on when you last tried Whisper. It is now at "Alpha8". It's now shaping up to be a fairly solid little client, but the biggest single complaint to date is the lack of IMAP support: Whisper currently only supports POP3 & [E]SMTP.

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bsharitt Member since:
2005-07-07

Ah, so still a bit to go. Either way, it looks like the one of the most promising alternative operating systems out there. Keep up the good work!

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bsharitt Member since:
2005-07-07

Just to check up, I finally go the VMware image just to have fresh look at Syllable(only 6.3, so no new WebKit goodness). It's still progressing steadily, but there are still rough edges, though some of my problems were VMware slowness related. Unfortunately there is still the lack applications(or quality thereof), but still shaping up nicely.

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Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, it's the usual problem: we need more developers. Hopefully the new stuff we're doing will help attract some more, but it's tough to establish a new OS like Syllable no matter what.

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raynevandunem
Member since:
2006-11-24

Since they've now ported WebKit over to Syllable, I wonder if they can build a widget application layer like Dashboard on top of WebKit as well.

I imagine that it would be a good way to start off with creating more applications that Syllable users can use.

I mean, if Firefoxit ( http://firefoxit.blogspot.com ) could add widget/gadget functionality to Firefox, then why not Syllable?

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Re: Widgets
by tunkaflux on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 07:08 UTC
tunkaflux
Member since:
2006-01-25

I think the problem that's prohibiting the implementation of widgets etc is purely a lack of developers...

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RE: Re: Widgets
by bsharitt on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 10:20 UTC in reply to "Re: Widgets"
bsharitt Member since:
2005-07-07

Yeah, considering the work that still needs to go into the operating system itself, much less the "major" applications, I would think a widgets frame work would be lower on the priority list.

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