Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Aug 2007 18:58 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS The first development build after Syllable 0.6.4 is here, with the new USB and scanning subsystem. The project was contacted by the Python project concerning support for the upcoming Python 3, so far resulting in an upgrade of the Syllable Python port to the latest release version 2.5.1. Also this weekend, Syllable got a new window decorator in Vista style [screenshot], 7-Zip, UnRAR and UnACE.
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by Obscurus on Mon 20th Aug 2007 01:39 UTC
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2006-04-20

I like the size, placement and style of the window buttons in Vista quite a lot. The UI is one thing MS got right with Vista, although it could be argued that they might have done better in other areas if they had focussed less on the GUI. Anyway, getting back on topic, this new Syllable windows decoration is an improvement, but it still needs some work. Grey is so last century, and my preference is for blue or black as far as the window bar is concerned.

Personally, I'd like to see a hybrid of the Amiga UI and the Windows Vista UI - that would work well for me. I like having the close window button as far away from the other buttons as possible - accidentally closing a window you meant to maximise can cause a lot of damage, especially when some programs just shut down straight away when that little red X is clicked, without prompting to save. Some OSs/DEs let you customise the positions of the buttons, which is nice.

I think Syllable is coming along well, and it will be interesting to see where it goes form here.

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