Linked by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 15th Mar 2012 12:48 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS Version 0.2.5 of the new Red/System programming language has been released, after it celebrated its first birthday at the third Red Developers Conference. Bindings with the standard C library, cURL, SDL and SQLite that were developed over the past year are now properly supported on Syllable Desktop. Conference videos introduce Red/System and the bindings. Earlier, new floating point support was released (Mandelbrot screenshot; demo source, see the .reds file).
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RE[6]: Comment by henderson101
by moondevil on Sat 17th Mar 2012 10:06 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by henderson101"
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"Finally a good news related to syllable.
I guess you noticed that haiku is going (hopefully soon) to get gallium3d working, i hope you can borrow something from them ;) .


I know, I've been working on doing so for BOTH Pyro & Haiku. I'm trying to figure out how to use the pipe drivers without needing DRI/DRM. It's painfully obvious that DRI/DRM don't make sense for OS's like ours, we aren't working with the same core principles that *nix derivatives work with.


I think it will be very difficult for you, because syllable has a really very incomplete api.
In many aspect haiku and syllable are quite similar, that's why i still dont understand why you didnt take haiku-gcc4 and build on top of that.


It's simple, really. Currently, OSes like ours aren't on anyone's radar. The open sourced *nix clones have become successful & virtually slammed the door behind them. In order for OSes like ours to succeed, we must build a common community much like the overall *nix community that's shared by Linux, BSD, MacOS X, & all of the proprietary *nix systems. The only successful way forward is for Haiku, Pyro, & Syllable to create a larger overall community of cooperation. I first realized that this was necessary a few years ago & my original idea called for four main OSes - the three that I've already named & SkyOS. Unfortunately, SkyOS didn't make it. Just as unfortunate, it seems as though major development on Syllable (Desktop) itself has slowed down even more. I was hoping that they'd be able to work through their manpower problems & focus on getting Desktop back on track. Perhaps that'll still happen.
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Not to put you off, but the only reason UNIX clones become successful was that many companies saw a way out to get off commercial UNIX systems, while preserving their investments, thus they allowed some of their employees to invest on getting them better.

I don't believe besides Windows and UNIX compatible systems, any other system will get successful.

It just the way it is, sadly.

This being OSNews, I wish you all the luck for your project.

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