Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jan 2007 13:34 UTC, submitted by Tomasz Dominikowski
SkyOS Lots 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 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.
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by klynch on Tue 16th Jan 2007 14:32 UTC
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I love how in the modern age of networking, we still need to rely on awful DNS host entry hacks. Ah, technology!

As far as SkyOS goes, I really need to check this out. Maybe it's time to actually purchase (!!!) a license.

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by merkoth on Tue 16th Jan 2007 14:55 in reply to "DNS"
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As far as SkyOS goes, I really need to check this out. Maybe it's time to actually purchase (!!!) a license.

Count me in, this is gettin quite impressive. It feels kind of painful though, because there are many, many, parts of SkyOS based on FOSS. _I'm not_ saying that Robert's (and all the SkyOS Team's) work isn't worth the mere US$30 but, talking seriously, I don't need SkyOS to run Classpath nor Wine.

Anyway, an amazing work wich deserves to, at least, a try :-)

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RE[2]: DNS
by stestagg on Tue 16th Jan 2007 21:30 in reply to "RE: DNS"
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I keep on seeing this argument, but the same thing applies to Windows, all the FOSS software that has been ported to SkyOS has already landed in Windows Land. The only difference is that (to date, almost) all the FOSS ports to SkyOs have been made (publically available) by the lead developer.

The actual Operating System (Kernel, Core driver modules, API, even Windowing API), is (apparently) all new, and this is the thing that you are paying for. Of course, the extra FOSS bits are sweetners to make the transition easier, but Robert is not unreasonable for charging for the bits that he has independently (of any OSS project) done himself.

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by umccullough on Tue 16th Jan 2007 14:56 in reply to "DNS"
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I love how in the modern age of networking

IIRC, there is a problem with the domain ownership of the domain (a third party owns it) - and the SkyOS team doesn't have direct control over it. There is only so much you can do in that situation.

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RE[2]: DNS
by Alex Forster on Tue 16th Jan 2007 15:13 in reply to "RE: DNS"
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That's true. Indra Gunawan, one of the SkyOS developers in the 1.0 days, is the domain's legal owner and the one who actually manages DNS entries. Robert can only get changes made when convenient for Indra.

The problem is that one of the seven nameservers listed gives out the IP of the old host. So unfortunately one in every seven of you should have to use this hosts fix.

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