Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Oct 2006 18:32 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation The proposed design for Voyager, which aims to become an OS/2 replacement, is now available. "Voyager is the codename for the idea of having a replacement OS/2 on top of modern technology. This idea is the result of around 1.5 years of thinking a lot about what we can do in the future as current OS/2 and eComStation users. Note that it's absolutely impossible to convey what we plan to do in a few sentences. I made a speech on it at Warpstock Europe 2005 that, by itself, took 1.5 hours so you get the point." Read the Voyager FAQ to understand what it actually is and aims to become.
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RE: Well, what shall I say:
by jelway on Sun 15th Oct 2006 20:09 UTC in reply to "Well, what shall I say:"
jelway
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2006-05-14

I think he made it perfectly clear: "And, we don't like X. Period."

My guess would be that they don't like it. But I don't know...there might be something hidden in that statement.

Somewhere else in the FAQ, there's something about preferences - you know, like it's okay for people to prefer different things. Whoa, prefer seems like a root word for preference.

...however, let's look at this objectively: This is not the first time that people have 'reinvented x'. There have been other projects that have taken this stance: Berlin/Fresco. Maybe not to the same breadth or depth, but they certainly aren't the first. Even X itself is now a split: Xfree86 and X.org. Of course this paragraph may not have been the proper aim at addressing your 'invent everything for the 2nd time' statement.

But the statement is rather cliche these days, especially here on OSNews. Looking at what you said the wrong way could easily spawn the argument that "why are there so many OS projects when there is Linux, FreeBSD, MacOS - they're all reinventing everything for the nth time."

If they don't like and they want to do something else, than by all means. I mean after all, that's gotta be the 50,000th sometime someone said they're reinventing something.

But, I digress.

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RE[2]: Well, what shall I say:
by flywheel on Mon 16th Oct 2006 00:38 in reply to "RE: Well, what shall I say:"
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2005-12-28

"...however, let's look at this objectively: This is not the first time that people have 'reinvented x'."

They are not going for a reinvention of X, they're going for a free reimplementation of WPS/PMShell, using existing technologies like Cairo.

X and WPS/PMShell are two very different animals.

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