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[5]: OpenBFS
by Vanders on Tue 8th Jan 2008 22:46 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: OpenBFS"
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Vanders, I'm sure you know this, so just so no one gets the wrong idea here: GRUB doesn't have to understand B(e)FS to boot BeOS or Haiku. You simply use GRUB's chainload feature

Yes. However the discussion originally started with the question of if you could now install Syllable on a BFS filesystem instead of AFS. My point is this: ignoring the Syllable block cache issues, we would require a GRUB that is capable of booting BFS itself as Syllable Desktop has a multiboot kernel and GRUB is a multiboot loader. Chain loading the Haiku BFS bootloader is no use for Syllable, even if we ported it.

If and when we solve the block cache issues, we can simply use the BFS/SkyFS stage1_5 patches written by Robert for use with SkyOS.

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