Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jan 2008 08:18 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS After an extensive development period, the Syllable project has released Syllable Desktop 0.6.5 with improvements all over. As always there are bug fixes, most notably in USB and the network stack, leading to large reliability and performance improvements. LibUSB and SANE were ported, so there is now USB access from user space and support for scanners. There are new network and video drivers, including a unique S3 DeltaChrome driver that Arno Klenke wrote from scratch. Two new window decorators debut from John Aspras. CD burning ability is now integrated in the form of SimpleBurn and CDRTools. A new network preferences applet from Andrew Kennan was integrated, and also Arno Klenke's port of OpenBeFS. Many ports were upgraded and the system layout has been heavily reorganised. Files needed for compiling software have been split off in a separate package. This is also the release that harmonises a number of things between Syllable Desktop and Syllable Server. The full change log is here. Installation CDs, the upgrade, and images for emulators are here. Additional software can be found here.
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RE: I cannot understand..
by Vanders on Tue 8th Jan 2008 20:39 UTC in reply to "I cannot understand.."
Vanders
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Mostly because we're doing different things. The NewOS kernel that the Haiku project chose to use is much closer to the BeOS kernel and it uses a license they prefer so it makes a lot of sense for them to use it. The Syllable kernel is closer to Linux and under the GPL.

Neither Syllable nor Haiku want to go back and re-write our respective kernels.

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