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[2]: Giving in?
by johndaly on Tue 16th Jan 2007 19:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Giving in?"
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>>Humble Framework was one third party programmer who
>>simply didn't have time to continue it. Not much one
>>can do there.

I know what the Humble Framework is, some others in your community I'm not so sure of. It appears somebody started another C++ wrapper (SkyGI++) instead of continuing work on the Humble Framework. Something like this should be part of SkyOS proper, even if the source is open.

>>FLOSS programs in various states of abandon, which

Well for one there is the Humble Framework we are talking about [1] and there was the SkyFTP client somebody was working on and wanted to open source once he didn't have the time anymore. I don't know if that developer fallowed through though. I'm not sure but I believe there where some other source dumps in your forum for small games.

>>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.

I'm not talking about source for example apps, I'm talking about tutorials for those apps. You had some people that where inexperienced developers, didn't know C/C++ or where just interested in learning programming to produce native apps. It would be nice to make it easier for them to get started; in my opinion tutorials are a big part of that.
By the way I tried the cross compiler setup a long time ago, in my opinion it sucked.

>>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.

You need more people period, not just for documenting the APIs but also to develop and port apps. I believe you have instituted the Beta Application for Developers to get more people? How's that turning out for you?
You have Robert porting apps, porting programming languages and writing the OS, of course he doesn't have enough time to also write the documentation but tell me who besides him knows SkyOS well enough to do that job?

You have some problems to solve and the large proportion of hollow headed fluff bunnies hopping around in your forum won't be able to help you.


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