Linked by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 20th Dec 2012 00:22 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS As the Syllable project predicted many years ago, version 3 of the REBOL programming language has finally been open sourced, under the Apache 2 licence (screenshot on Syllable Desktop). Also, the alpha version of the high-level Red programming language, supporting Syllable Desktop, has been released, by now in version 0.3.1 (screenshot, demo program, video at the Science Park in Amsterdam).
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 20th Dec 2012 12:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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I'm planning to give it a try. My attempt this morning failed, but that's apparently because VirtualBox and Syllable isn't a great match.

With regards to reinventing the wheel, there is a wheel and if too much stuff is just ported you end up with another wheel and then I wonder why bother if there already was a fine wheel. In this case the first wheel is called Linux.

Maybe I should try Syllable first, because now I see all these open source projects that are also on Linux, giving me the impression it's all the usual suspects running on a different kernel.

There have been and are a number of "operating systems" that are just the Linux kernel, GNU stuff and then some small twist. If Syllable presents me with a bash shell and vi I will get a Linux feeling.

But okay, maybe I should try it first.

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