Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Nov 2006 11:49 UTC, submitted by Tomasz
SkyOS After nearly three months of work, the SkyOS team has released a new build of their operating system. Changes include, but are not limited to: desktop compositing working with every graphics card, USB 2.0 stack (with keyboard, mouse, mass storage, printer, card reader, hub, USB-CDROM, and other drivers), SATA drives support, printing stack (about a 1000 USB and network printers supported), and CD/DVD recording support.
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RE: How the hell are ....
by Ronald Vos on Sun 19th Nov 2006 23:19 UTC in reply to "How the hell are ...."
Ronald Vos
Member since:
2005-07-06

Are you planning to go the BeOS direction? Partial or full compatibility? Are you POSIX compliant?

A quick trip to the FAQ would've answered those, but anyway:
-they're mostly but not 100% POSIX compliant.
-The API is inspired by BeOS (just like the filesystem) but it has it's own API. They've hinted they could implement compatibility layers with other OSes (BeOS' API wouldn't be that far off), but realistically speaking I wouldn't wait for it.

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RE[2]: How the hell are ....
by Jack Burton on Mon 20th Nov 2006 14:30 in reply to "RE: How the hell are ...."
Jack Burton Member since:
2005-07-06

"-The API is inspired by BeOS (just like the filesystem) but it has it's own API. They've hinted they could implement compatibility layers with other OSes (BeOS' API wouldn't be that far off), but realistically speaking I wouldn't wait for it."

Actually the api looks much more windows-inspired. At least, looking here http://www.skyos.org/documents/api/html/group__wgstyle.html
I can't find anything even remotely resembling the beos api. Especially because it looks C based and not C++ based. See all those HANDLE parameters ?

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RE[2]: How the hell are ....
by computrius on Mon 20th Nov 2006 16:01 in reply to "RE: How the hell are ...."
computrius Member since:
2006-03-26

Just that statement shows you've never looked at the skyos api. BeOS and skyos api couldnt be any more different. BeOS is object oriented (C++), skyos is not (C).

I would say the skyos api more resembles windows, only much more user friendly.

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