Linked by Kaj-de-Vos on Mon 16th Jul 2012 21:35 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the first release of Syllable Desktop, then plainly called Syllable 0.4.0. The original website and announcement are gone, and many other circumstances of the time have changed quite dramatically. The project is happy that Syllable is still here - which, judging by comparable ventures, is a feat to be proud of.

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RE: Nice
by henderson101 on Tue 17th Jul 2012 12:29 UTC in reply to "Nice"
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Syllable is more interesting to me than Haiku because they are willing to try stuff without the historical garbage argument of Haiku ("gotta be r5 compatible look-alike even tho' it's sooo 1995")


Oh wow... "Throw everything at the wall and see what sticks!!!" Great way to create a stable platform.

Haiku is way closer to a stable and usable platform.

I really LOL at you entire stand point. Haiku, warts and all, has done some pretty freaking amazing stuff in the time it took Syllable to become completely irrelevant to the majority of the coders that once worked on it.

You'll see my question above "Why..?" I ask because as I remember it Vanders was adamant that Non Native would never happen. But, till Kai explains the rational, I won't prejudge any more.


((However, I predict that this layer exists in Syllable because it interfaces with whatever REBOL they currently use and they have a a really big uphill battle with the native threaded API play well enough with a single threaded UI context to make REBOL work well with it.))

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