Linked by Kaj de Vos on Tue 8th Jun 2010 22:07 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS

The Syllable project is pleased to announce that the reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated, and that the new version 0.4 of Syllable Server has been released. This release focuses on maturing existing functionality, improving security, ongoing system restructuring, and making the system a suitable base for third-party package managers. Although the project admits it hasn't brought its unicorn factory online yet, extensive work was done on the nitty-gritty, so the full change log is quite long.

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RE[5]: Cool, I guess...
by tails92 on Wed 9th Jun 2010 13:05 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Cool, I guess..."
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Kaj-De-Vos, cipri is right, and calling him a troll is wrong. I stopped caring about Syllable (which I installed twice just for kicks) after the moment they announced Syllable Server based on a Linux kernel. That stabbed the project badly, as people who wanted to develop on Syllable simply felt it wasn't worth it, and people who wanted a Linux-kernel based server OS simply used something else more familiar, conventional and supported.

It does no good for an aspiring operating system to split in two like Win9x and WinNT. It just drains very needed resources. A server is just a computer which runs server programs on a normal operating system, it is not, I repeat not, anything special which requires an ad-hoc operating system. And people who wanted to make Syllable more responsible were put off due to the Server version (the "Desktop" kernel just isn't worth it for server usage, they understood).

AtheOS was pretty good already back in the day and Syllable did not need much to become a good operating system for day-to-day use.

It is sad that Vanders and the other developers on board have never been able to understand this simple fact. As much as one may think other operating systems are dead, they have more potential than your Syllable project which unlikely, if ever, will attract much attention again.

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