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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RE: backwards compatibility
by saxiyn on Wed 17th Jan 2007 00:48 UTC in reply to "backwards compatibility"
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For example Linux, why do they keep supporting the old open sound system? Dump it, allow only alsa in the next release and force devs finally to update their software to make use of the new/improved features.

Because ALSA is Linux-only, but OSS support is widely available. Until you get ALSA working on BSDs and numerous other Unix systems with OSS support, supporting *only* OSS leads to Linux lock-in. GNOME and KDE run on Unix-like systems, not on Linux, and such lock-in would be hard to sell.

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RE[2]: backwards compatibility
by Darkness on Wed 17th Jan 2007 01:00 in reply to "RE: backwards compatibility"
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Because ALSA is Linux-only, but OSS support is widely available.
ok, didn't think of that for a moment ;)

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