Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Aug 2007 17:53 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS The videos of the announcements made at the 2007 Syllable Conference are now available. For those who don't have Syllable 0.6.4 yet, there's a demonstration video [torrent, 75 MB AVI video]. Turning our attention to the future, there's a demonstration video of Syllable Server, the server companion to Syllable Desktop that is under development and is being built on the Linux kernel [torrent, 91 MB AVI video]. These videos contain some bloopers, but they decided to present them uncut. They were transcoded on Syllable with the Media Converter application. Also, there are a few contributed videos on YouTube: EFileBrowser on VMware, Syllable 0.6.3 on VirtualPC, on VMware, part 1 and part 2.
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What's the point?
by KugelKurt on Fri 17th Aug 2007 12:30 UTC
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2005-07-06

The videos (especially the Server video) are are so blurry that you can barely see anything. Why film a screen with a camera? Why not just plug a recorder into the VGA port?

The Syllable devs also screwed up Linux so much that it crashes with a USB device plugged in. WTF?
IMHO Syllable Server is a waste of time. But hey... it's the devs' time.

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RE: What's the point?
by Vanders on Fri 17th Aug 2007 12:54 in reply to "What's the point?"
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2005-07-06

The Syllable devs also screwed up Linux so much that it crashes with a USB device plugged in.


As far as I am aware, Kaj has used a stock 2.6 kernel compiled like any other. It isn't anything to do with Syllable: it's a Linux bug.

WTF?


Yeah, that was pretty much our reaction as well.

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RE: What's the point?
by BurningShadow on Fri 17th Aug 2007 14:23 in reply to "What's the point?"
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2006-09-07

"The Syllable devs also screwed up Linux so much that it crashes with a USB device plugged in. WTF?
I'm slightly more worried about how the Linux kernel will find new and innovative ways to screw up an otherwise good system...


"IMHO Syllable Server is a waste of time."
And so are comments like that. Why even read a news like this (plus watching a 10 minutes video), and wasting time on commenting it, if you think it's waste of time anyway?
Btw, why is it waste of time? because of the Linux part, or because of the Syllable part?

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RE[2]: What's the point?
by KugelKurt on Fri 17th Aug 2007 16:00 in reply to "RE: What's the point?"
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2005-07-06

Why even read a news like this (plus watching a 10 minutes video), and wasting time on commenting it, if you think it's waste of time anyway?

I hoped that I'd see something in the video that would change my mind, but there was nothing to see except a few guys who cannot operate a video camera and a Linux distro that's so broken that even the most bleeding edge Linux distro offers better stability.

why is it waste of time? because of the Linux part, or because of the Syllable part?


I said that I find Syllable Server a waste of time, not Syllable itself. In http://www.osnews.com/permalink.php?news_id=18165&comment_id=251547 Vandaers said that they "just need to maintain our lower APIs on both kernels".
Yeah piece of cake... Obviously it's not. If it was so easy, the Server video actually had something to show like a GUI.

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