Linked by Kaj de Vos on Tue 5th Jul 2011 17:54 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS Red is a new programming language inspired by REBOL, but compiled and open source. The language is currently being bootstrapped by first implementing a lower level dialect, in which the high level, dynamic language will be written. This C class dialect for systems programming, Red/System, has reached beta status after only half a year of development. It now supports using dynamic libraries on Syllable. Also, a new version of Syllable Desktop's FTP client, Transferrer, was released (screenshot accessing Syllable Server).
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by cipri on Wed 6th Jul 2011 15:01 UTC
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But that news has nothing to do with syllable development in fact. These are 3rd party products.
"Transferred" (which is just a very very simple GUI using curl as backend) is developed since about 3 years. Nearly all people are gone who contributed to it. Now after many years of doing nothing, anthony took a little time, to fix some minor bugs and it seems that's a good reason for kaj to publish a news related to it. It's really pathetic.

The syllable (atheos) kernel lacks important features, that's the reason why nobody tried to port the latest gcc. Their latest gcc compiler is about 4 years old.
Their latest development build is going to be soon 2 years old!!! (Their latest release build is already more than 2 years old). To be fair, there is no real reason, why they would need a new development build, since in last years there were nearly no commits to the syllable repository.

Nearly all syllable developers disappeared, but what happened to the syllable leader VANDERS?
Since years he is not really contributing with code, but since about 1 year, it seems he is completed away, there are no forum posts of him, nothing. No sign of life. Why doesnt he clarify the situation?

I have some guestion to Vanders, perhaps he reads that:

1) Why did you abandone syllable?
2) Do you intend to return back one day?
3) Do you want to give the leadership of syllable to somebody else?
4) Do you spend your free time with another open source project?
5) Kaj declared you, as not being the leader of syllable anymore. Is that true?
6) I know it's hard to admit a failure. But you should be a man and clarify the situation.
7) You said many years ago that you would never leave syllable, even if it would have no success. What changed your mind?

I think all syllable users deserve answers, when developers and the leader are abandoning the syllable project. At the moment it's a big confusion and nobody knows what's going on. You could give an official statement or you could give an osnews interview, like Robert did when he didnt contribute to skyos for month.

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