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Interview: Syllable OS Lead Developer Kaj de Vos
on Wed 31st Aug 2011 21:20 UTC
Syllable OS lead developer Kaj de Vos
has been interviewed
by Techworld Australia. The full Q&A
is also available
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RE: Comment by neticspace
on Thu 1st Sep 2011 13:05 UTC in reply to "
Comment by neticspace
Forgive me. I don't have enough background knowledge on the development of Syllable. The latest stable release of Syllable was released on May 15, 2009.
What were the Syllable developers doing for the past 2 years?
Since i know all the internals (since i spent a lot of time with syllable) I can tell you what happend with the developers.
They run away, and let kaj alone, who is not a c/c++ developer. His abilities are scripting, and that's i guess the reason why he insists on rebol/red and other scripting languages. Nearly all developers are gone, and the if there are some left (which are not officially gone), then they are inactive. On syllable project there are very rarely people doing anything related to development. You can watch their source code activity, it's nearly constantly zero, since the most developers left. Also the leader of syllable (vanders), was declared by kaj as not being the leader anymore. The potential of syllable is really zero. Even FreeDos is making a lot more progress and has more potential for the future than syllable. And the reason why most of the developers left, is not because suddenly they didnt have any free-time, no, it was exclusively because of kaj, who started to insist on his ideas (even he is not a c/c++ developer). What is the result? Kaj has still his philosophical ideas, but without having done much in the last years. He hopes, that 3'rd party stuff will work on syllable without too much work needed. Anyway in any case, the GUI bindings need to be done by syllable, and nobody is there to do that job. Even Haiku, which doenst put scripting as a priority has now scripting languages on haiku with gui bindings. Syllable does not, even the ideas of kaj to incorporate rebol in syllable are dated back to the year 2007 (or perhaps 2008). After nearly 4-5 years the results are nearly zero.
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