Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Oct 2006 15:12 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS "Arno Klenke has completed the first version of a new audio framework for Syllable. The new system is inspired by ALSA, which makes it more Object Oriented, streams oriented and more flexible. Parts of the stream handling have been 'pushed up' into user-space as part of the media server. The first version supports Intel ICH and Via VT82xx AC'97 chipsets and the new HD-Audio standard."
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RE[2]: Wait...
by miscz on Mon 16th Oct 2006 16:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Wait..."
miscz
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2005-07-17

*sheesh* it was a joke, bad one, I guess, it was an impulse posting ;)

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RE[3]: Wait...
by tomd on Mon 16th Oct 2006 16:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Wait..."
tomd Member since:
2006-10-16

Not the best ever but a good one. I like that you didn't add a ";-)"

About Syllable (or Atheos), the first time I read about it, I was expecting to replace my Linux with it once it would get some more drivers and applications. I liked the desktop approach of it. But the slow pace of its development (*) makes it look like a hobby OS (a nice one).

Is someone using Syllable on his main desktop? Or just using it as an end user at least a few hours a week?

(*)the project started only 3 years after Linux and hasn't reached the status that Linux had 8 years ago (when I started using it).

Tom

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RE[4]: Wait...
by BurningShadow on Mon 16th Oct 2006 17:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Wait..."
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2006-09-07

"Is someone using Syllable on his main desktop? Or just using it as an end user at least a few hours a week?"

Syllable is the only OS on my desktop, and one of two OS's on my laptop.

Some weeks, I use Syllable allmost all the time. If just I could get AltME and AbiWord, it would leave the netbank as the only thing left on Windows.

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RE[4]: Wait...
by Mike Pavone on Mon 16th Oct 2006 19:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Wait..."
Mike Pavone Member since:
2006-06-26

(*)the project started only 3 years after Linux and hasn't reached the status that Linux had 8 years ago (when I started using it).

To be fair, while Atheos may have been started in 1994 it wasn't released to the public until 2000 and it was still pretty much a solo project until Syllable forked off in 2002. By that point most open source developers with both the appropriate knowledge and interest to really drive Syllable forward were probably already involved in more established projects like Linux and the BSDs.

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