Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jan 2007 13:34 UTC, submitted by Tomasz Dominikowski
SkyOS Lots of news on SkyOS. Kaffe using GNU Classpath (without AWT) is now working fine on SkyOS, just like Wine. Although there is no Wine graphics driver yet, you can already start Windows console applications directly from within SkyOS (once a Wine/SkyGI backend is available Wine should run on SkyOS as good as it does on Linux, and will be available via Software Store). On the driver side there is now an ACPI driver including support for ACPI power/sleep buttons (a SkyOS service, the PowerMonitor, will react on power events with configurable actions like shutdown, reboot, etc.). And finally, the SkyOS LiveCD is shaping together and should soon be available. Take a look at the changelog for all updates. Note: If you have problems accessing the website, please click read more for how to solve this issue. Other than that, read more for a first glimpse of yet another improvement coming to SkyOS.
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Giving in?
by johndaly on Tue 16th Jan 2007 17:24 UTC
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Why is SkyOS giving in to the Idiots, um Users, this much? If you read the forum you find lots of threads along the line of >>port this, port that, I want my favorite programming language ported<< all over the place.
At the same time some interesting projects like the Humble Framework appear to have died. I would like to see some work done on SkyOSes API documentation, a few tutorials on some basic apps (there are enough small games to write a tutorial for) and a place where native SkyOS projects can get hosted with source code on the main site (there appear to be a few FLOSS projects in various state of abandon on the forum).
C and C++ aren't bad languages, and it would be nice to see some more native development instead of ports of the same old software that runs on every Unix clone out there. There was talk at one time to produce a native interface for the Gimp and other ported GTK+ applications, you don't hear anything about that anymore.

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