Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Dec 2007 21:54 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS The Syllable project has published the second version of the Linux-based Syllable Server. A number of fixes were made, most notably to terminal initialisation and printing. GhostScript is included now. Some of the Syllable-specific initialisation scripts are executed now. Many packages were updated, including GLibC, CoreUtils, BASh, ORCA and the printing packages. Several new packages were added. IPTables is included, so Syllable Server can be used to build a firewall. The wireless tools are included for configuring wireless networks. The ALSA userspace library and tools were added to provide full access to the audio system, instead of relying on OSS emulation. All separate binary packages for Server 0.1 are still valid on Server 0.2. On Syllable, binary compatibility is maintained as much as possible. [Screenshot of Syllable Server running on Syllable Desktop, installation and usage instructions, change log, torrent (preferred), installation package (75 MB 7-Zip archive).]
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RE[2]: Syllable Server
by merkoth on Sat 15th Dec 2007 04:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Syllable Server"
merkoth
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The screenshot shows Syllable Server running in Bochs on a Syllable Desktop system. In the installation and usage instructions it says "- Most notably, Syllable Server doesn't have the graphical environment from Syllable Desktop yet." IIRC, they intend to implement their GUI system without using X.org, but I don't think it's ready yet.


So, anyone has any idea of what parts of Syllable are in fact running over the Linux kernel? The post at syllable.org only talks about Linux packages.

And yes, IIRC, the GUI won't use X but the frame buffer.

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