posted by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jan 2007 13:34 UTC, submitted by Tomasz Dominikowski
IconLots of news on SkyOS. Kaffe using GNU Classpath (without AWT) is now working fine on SkyOS, just like Wine. Although there is no Wine graphics driver yet, you can already start Windows console applications directly from within SkyOS (once a Wine/SkyGI backend is available Wine should run on SkyOS as good as it does on Linux, and will be available via Software Store). On the driver side there is now an ACPI driver including support for ACPI power/sleep buttons (a SkyOS service, the PowerMonitor, will react on power events with configurable actions like shutdown, reboot, etc.). And finally, the SkyOS LiveCD is shaping together and should soon be available. Take a look at the changelog for all updates. Note: If you have problems accessing the SkyOS.org website, please click read more for how to solve this issue. Other than that, read more for a first glimpse of yet another improvement coming to SkyOS.

Due to some DNS weirdness, some (including myself) are unable to access SkyOS.org directly. To solve this issue, put the following line in your hosts file:

www.skyos.org     85.214.66.177

The hosts file in Linux is located in /etc/hosts, while in Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista it is in \windows\system32\drivers\etc. Mac OS X stores the file in /private/etc.

Darknesss from the SkyOS community sent me this screenshot, which shows the first signs of life of MySQL running on SkyOS.

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