Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Mar 2007 19:32 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS Thanks to improvements in PThreads support in the new version 0.6.3 of the Syllable desktop operating system, the Transmission BitTorrent client could be ported. Currently only the CLI version works. The project is looking for a volunteer to put a GUI on it, possibly by porting the BeOS GUI. Transmission is included in a new version of the Network Necessities package collection. Furthermore, there are new versions of the Developer's Delight and PERL Pit collections, with many updated packages. Most notably, GCC is now the new version 4.1.2. Also, a new version was released of the sIDE native integrated development environment. Lastly, there is now a driver for the popular SysKonnect/Marvell Yukon1 gigabit ethernet chips.
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Syllable and Haiku are neat and all.. but..
by BSDfan on Sun 18th Mar 2007 05:12 UTC
BSDfan
Member since:
2007-03-14

I personally am not a fan of using C++ in the kernel..

Well, I don't like C++ at all really.. ;-)

Hooray for individuality ?

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cipri Member since:
2007-02-15

Syllable uses a lot of C++ , but I don't think that the kernel is written in C++. I think it is only C , so far as I know.
C++ is a very powerfull tool, it is worth learning it. In particular templates are something you don't get from any language. Make use of the boost library and you'll see the difference.

I tested Syllable on more than 10 different computers (P1,P2,P3,P4........), and installing it was never a problem.

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Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

There is no C++ in the kernel. At one point someone even submitted a patch that would allow the use of basic C++ in the kernel and I rejected it. All of the high level system components are written in C++ and currently the high level APIs are only available for C++, but we do plan to offer wrappers and libraries for other languages in the future.

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predictor Member since:
2006-11-30

"There is no C++ in the kernel. At one point someone even submitted a patch that would allow the use of basic C++ in the kernel and I rejected it."

Why? I work on a C++ kernel and have no problems with it (only plusses mostly).

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