Linked by Kaj-de-Vos on Fri 18th Feb 2011 16:03 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS Syllable now has its first separate REBOL binding (screenshot on Syllable Desktop). The project created a binding with the popular cURL library, which is included in Syllable as its networking library. Documentation and downloads for Syllable, Linux and Windows are available here. The binding will be demonstrated at the upcoming REBOL & Boron conference.
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Rebol now .. and then the world?
by churlish_Helmut on Fri 18th Feb 2011 23:04 UTC
churlish_Helmut
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2010-04-12

I have to say, i like the syllable project. The same as the antecessor atheos, except from the creepy Name. Well, there is soo much potential in there...

But i think, besides the rebol engagement, there is no high activity in this project.

Am I right?



But good to see this project evolving.

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Kaj-de-Vos Member since:
2010-06-09

I would say that the activity has been flaky for the last few years. In the sense that before that, our development speed and release rhythm were extremely stable, but in the past few years the project has been going through many changes, both planned and unforeseen. We're still recovering from the unforeseen changes, and the planned changes mean that we've been starting up new subprojects that have been largely under the hood until recently.

Thanks for the kind words. We're planning to stabilise our development this year and bring a number of our new developments to the forefront.

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pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Any plans to step up the work on the UI and the applications for Syllable Desktop?

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Kaj-de-Vos Member since:
2010-06-09

Yes, two people have been working on a native theming engine for Syllable (Desktop), and one of the plans to get more applications on Syllable is to make it easy to write REBOL 3 apps.

Another subproject, that we created a year ago, is to have more standard open source programs, starting on Syllable Server. In the past year we have been using Syllable Server with X11, the ROX Desktop and many apps such as Firefox and Thunderbird exclusively for our own development and infrastructure. (I'm on it right now, and the websites pointed to in the article are running on it.) Sadly, this standard software is so complex that it's much more work to reach release quality, so we can't release this system yet:

<a href="http://web.syllable.org/news/2011-01-01-20-30-Good-Syllable-year.ht...

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pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

That's good news. Is there an estimated timeframe for next release?

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Kaj-de-Vos Member since:
2010-06-09

No, we can't commit to that yet until we have restabilised development. But there's a hint on the ReBorCon site. :-)

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Comment by cipri
by cipri on Sat 19th Feb 2011 00:39 UTC
cipri
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2007-02-15

"The project created a binding with the popular cURL library"

Which project wrote the binding? Rebol, or Syllable? Because it's not that clear from the text.

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RE: Comment by cipri
by Kaj-de-Vos on Sat 19th Feb 2011 01:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by cipri"
Kaj-de-Vos Member since:
2010-06-09

The Syllable project.

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by Neolander on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 14:57 UTC
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2010-03-08

Moderation test : reporting abusive content to myself.

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