Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jul 2007 16:42 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS Flemming Sørensen created the new Live CD for Syllable 0.6.4. It needs 64 MB of memory. New is the availability of a BitTorrent download. If you are contemplating what to develop for Syllable: Arno Klenke made a new release of the sIDE integrated development environment. The included Sourcery code editor needed to be recompiled to run on Syllable 0.6.4. Also, Kristian Van Der Vliet recently rewrote all Syllable documentation.
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Imagine...
by jello on Tue 17th Jul 2007 23:00 UTC
jello
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2006-08-08

what could have been accomplished if the Haiku, Syllable and SkyOS guys would have worked together the last few years...

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RE: Imagine...
by madcrow on Tue 17th Jul 2007 23:34 in reply to "Imagine..."
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2006-03-13

That would be cool, but SkyOS wouldn't really eneter into the equation as it's a completely different design and philosophy. Still, Syllable is looking quite excellent...

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RE: Imagine...
by Kishe on Wed 18th Jul 2007 05:56 in reply to "Imagine..."
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2006-02-16

Imagine what kind of babel tower we'd have if all linux developers, instead of making 7000 forks of a same thing, would work together?

But people are selfish...open source people are selfish beyond limits because gpl doesnt require any common courtesy and everybody wants to be called the "Project lead"

Edited 2007-07-18 05:58

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RE[2]: Imagine...
by smitty on Wed 18th Jul 2007 07:53 in reply to "RE: Imagine..."
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2005-10-13

Imagine what kind of babel tower we'd have if all linux developers, instead of making 7000 forks of a same thing, would work together?

I'm imagining it, and it doesn't look pretty. I'm seeing a monstrosity of a program that no one actually likes to use except the developers and much lower participation in free software. Sure, some forks are just stupid and wastes of resources, but one of the best features of open source software is the evolutionary process it creates. Someone creates some software, there are disagreements about what to change in it, and a fork is created - then the users and developers get to vote and pick which one they like better instead of simply being locked in to what 1 person likes best. Better software rises to the top and the crud dies out, at least in theory. It's also OSS's greatest weakness, but don't pretend it is all bad.

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RE[2]: Imagine...
by Soulbender on Wed 18th Jul 2007 10:33 in reply to "RE: Imagine..."
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2005-08-18

Imagine what kind of nice forum osnews would be if people just shut up with their uninformed opinions and stopped trolling?

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RE[2]: Imagine...
by Kroc on Wed 18th Jul 2007 12:04 in reply to "RE: Imagine..."
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2005-11-10

Remember what happened at the tower of babel?
God forked the whole project into hundreds of different languages, and that was before anybody had come up with localisation.

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RE: Imagine...
by Vanders on Wed 18th Jul 2007 08:47 in reply to "Imagine..."
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2005-07-06

A lot of in-fighting, disagreements and sulking, probably. The three projects aren't very similar, and don't even share the same goals. Superficially it may look that way, but if you scratch the surface the differences are a little clearer.

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RE: Imagine...
by computrius on Wed 18th Jul 2007 19:59 in reply to "Imagine..."
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2006-03-26

Another over-bloated, over-complicated mess that has no hope of ever having a year where it will because suitable for the desktop. In other words Linux..

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RE[2]: Imagine...
by Redeeman on Wed 18th Jul 2007 20:19 in reply to "RE: Imagine..."
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2006-03-23

and that would be only because of morons like you, who simply go with the mass and judge it "not ready", while reality is that its a hell of a lot more ready than what "currently accepted as ready" systems are..

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