Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Aug 2007 18:58 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS The first development build after Syllable 0.6.4 is here, with the new USB and scanning subsystem. The project was contacted by the Python project concerning support for the upcoming Python 3, so far resulting in an upgrade of the Syllable Python port to the latest release version 2.5.1. Also this weekend, Syllable got a new window decorator in Vista style [screenshot], 7-Zip, UnRAR and UnACE.
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by subject8 on Tue 21st Aug 2007 04:29 UTC
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I like how vanders is always available to answer questions and silence ignorant people ,lol

Syllable will be the next great alternative OS someday in my opinion

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by deb2006 on Tue 21st Aug 2007 06:47 in reply to "."
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That is only going to happen in case Syllable attracts many, many new developers. And I don't see any attraction for developers currently developing for Linux.

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by spikeb on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 02:00 in reply to "."
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I'm not seeing it. they've been around for years already and haven't managed to attract but a few small developers, and the work they output isn't that impressive.

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by Vanders on Thu 23rd Aug 2007 06:42 in reply to "RE: ."
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That's because it takes years (decades, in fact) in this lethargic atmosphere to get anywhere, and we're building from nothing instead of assembling a bunch of pre-made components (Any Linux distribution) or forking a fully working OS (Any BSD). We don't have a pre-existing development community to draw on (Haiku).

Developers are fundamentally lazy. Generally, that's what makes them good developers. Getting lazy developers to use a new platform is difficult.

the work they output isn't that impressive

What would you like? Balloons and a circus?

Out of all the "alternative" OSes, Syllable is currently the most complete, most stable, supports the most hardware, has one of the most complete and up to date toolchains. We will soon also have a server version.

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