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 SkyOS.org 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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by Darkness on Tue 16th Jan 2007 20:05 UTC
Darkness
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2005-08-27

Sirhomer, In recent posts about Skyos you have been breaking down skyos a lot.

Since you seem to be a beta tester (don't know under which name), why don't you report the problems you are having so Robert or other people can help fix it.

You say Skyos is buggy, I didn't see any bugreports from you lately.

Lack of GUI support for the recent ports? Yes, but we're working on that. At this moment the GTK version of AWT is incompatible with skyos since it requires X...

Recent ports not released to beta testers? True, but the thing is that they won't work in the current beta due to fixes in skyos that were needed to get it running. They will be in the next beta release, we're not keeping it from you on purpose.

Fact of the matter is, SkyOS *right now* takes a lot of memory, is slow, crashes very easily, supports almost no hardware, has very few applications, the native applications it has have very few features, and is hard to develop for. Kelly and Robert won't tell you any of this.

First of all, Skyos does not really use that much memory any more. A freshly booted system uses about 100MB. It's true that SkyOS has memory leaks, but they are getting fixed if there are decent bugreports.
Second, same point from the beginning, if it is slow, crashes, ... , why don't you report about it so it can be fixed. Robert will be happy to fix issues you have, as long as you point out where the problem is. You are just sitting in a corner crying.

And about skyos using open source software...
Is that a crime? Every major OS has Mysql, gaim, apache, ...
Does that mean SkyOS should not use that software? Didn't think so, why try to recreate some buggy application if there is a great open source project. From my own experience, most open source projects are very happy if their software gets ported to yet another platform.

See you soon on the forum or IRC, I hope.

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