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[9]: Cool, I guess...
by Kaj-de-Vos on Wed 9th Jun 2010 23:47 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Cool, I guess..."
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I've read that page and I don't think I'm confused. On it they say that there's Syllable Desktop and Syllable Server and no where does it say "And when the Desktop GUI has been made to work on Syllable Server we will stop building a separate desktop kernel" instead it talks about the Syllable GUI being ported "so it will be a very easy to use server system"--not so that it can be a desktop system too.

So where is my mistake? Are you building a server OS that happens be quite similar to your desktop OS and is intended to serve as a complement to it or are you planning on replacing your 'desktop' system with the 'server' one when the porting is all finished? 'Cause if it's the latter you don't seem to say so anywhere.

Why don't you just believe what it says? It doesn't say we're going to replace Desktop, because we're not. Server doesn't "happen" to be quite similar to Desktop, it says it is specifically meant to be as similar as possible. It doesn't mention a Linux desktop system, because we don't have one.

However, when Server becomes very similar to Desktop, doesn't it seem obvious to you that it could be used as a desktop system? People want to use Syllable Desktop as a server system, so doesn't it seem natural to you that there will be people who will want to use Syllable Server as a desktop system?

Once you have understood that we write there that the current Server is the base for a more Desktop-like system, don't you think you are blaming the foundations of a house for not looking like a house?

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