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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RE: Giving in?
by zizban on Tue 16th Jan 2007 18:00 UTC in reply to "Giving in?"
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Okay, I'll disregard your offensive lanquage to answer some of your questions:

Deciding what to port and what not to port is up to Robert. I was against Wine because it doesn't encourage native apps. This was one reason why Linux binary compatiabliity was dropped. But that's Robert's choice.

Humble Framework was one third party programmer who simply didn't have time to continue it. Not much one can do there.

FLOSS programs in various states of abandon, which ones?

The source code to some example apps will do you zero good. There is a cross compiler for Windows but you still need SkyOS to do the actual work. If you buy the beta you get tons of source code examples on the CD.

Finally, the api documentation is in sad shape for two reasons: For a while it was in flux but now that it has stabillized the second reason comes up: We need more people document the APIs fully. Robert simply doesn't have time to do everything.

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