Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Aug 2007 23:09 UTC
SkyOS SkyOS beta 6762 has been released. "SkyOS Beta 6762 is now available to download directly from the Beta Center. This build features the new Viewer, a huge performance increase, 36 additional API Classes, updated libraries, a new font alpha blending method, 280+ fixed bugs including critical boot bug fixes."
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RE[4]: Pfff ...
by StephenBeDoper on Sun 5th Aug 2007 05:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Pfff ..."
StephenBeDoper
Member since:
2005-07-06

But that only proves, if anything, that Robert took inspiration from Syllable's api.


It's also important to note that (IIRC), in turn, the Syllable/AtheOS API drew a large amount of inspiration from the BeOS API.

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RE[5]: Pfff ...
by Andre on Sun 5th Aug 2007 08:26 in reply to "RE[4]: Pfff ..."
Andre Member since:
2005-07-06

The AtheOS/Syllable API is very close to the BeOS API.
HaikuOS is an open source, MIT licenced BeOS clone.
Since HaikuOS is MIT licenced, it's code can be legally used in SkyOS.

And next to that. Designing a good API is difficult, and looking at how others done it, is a good thing to begin with. Having simular APIs makes porting applications between SkyOS, Syllable and BeOS/ZETA/HaikuOS easier, so I think there is not a bad thing to say about this, I think this is good.

But among people at this site, skyos-bashing just seems to be done, just because it's a closed source os.
Then I ask you this question: Does it matter for the end-user?

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RE[6]: Pfff ...
by BurningShadow on Sun 5th Aug 2007 08:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Pfff ..."
BurningShadow Member since:
2006-09-07

"But among people at this site, skyos-bashing just seems to be done, just because it's a closed source os.
Then I ask you this question: Does it matter for the end-user?
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If Robert has copied source, it's just as bad as if you or I copied SkyOS. I paid for my copy (a few years ago). Did you? Does it matter to the end-user if they have a legal copy or not?

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