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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backwards compatibility
by Darkness on Tue 16th Jan 2007 23:55 UTC
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One of the great things about the current state of skyos is that it absolutely does not care about backwards compatibility :p

You made a nice application for build XXXX and it doesn't work in build XXXX+y, well, go fix it!

Backwards compatibility is something that I think hurts some other operating systems in certain areas.
For example Linux, why do they keep supporting the old open sound system? Dump it, allow only alsa in the next release and force devs finally to update their software to make use of the new/improved features.
Have the people of alsa/arts/esd sit together and make it uniform and working out of the box, on every system

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