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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RE: What's the point?
by BurningShadow on Fri 17th Aug 2007 14:23 UTC in reply to "What's the point?"
BurningShadow
Member since:
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?"
KugelKurt Member since:
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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RE[3]: What's the point?
by Vanders on Fri 17th Aug 2007 16:23 in reply to "RE[2]: What's the point?"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Vanders said that they "just need to maintain our lower APIs on both kernels".
Yeah piece of cake... Obviously it's not.


Actually it will be. I've already done one prototype on top of SDL, which took about three weeks. The low-level API that will be common across server & desktop is actually pretty small.

If it was so easy, the Server video actually had something to show like a GUI.


Why do you think that? The version in the video is a development build. I need a usable development build before I can do any work on the APIs and get the appserver running. That's what is in the video. I've been on holiday and then been ill (In fact, I still am) so I haven't done any work on it yet. That's all. It's no grand conspiracy to defraud the readers of OSNews.

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