Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Aug 2007 06:08 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS Kelly Wilson ported the Gnash Flash player clone to Syllable [screenshot], enabling the playing of Adobe Flash content. It uses the Boost C++ libraries, the SDL and Anti-Grain Geometry libraries for graphics rendering and FFMPEG for multimedia decoding. Work on the player is continuing to add the FreeType library and make the player native to Syllable, so it can be integrated in the web browser. Also, on some Adobe Flash news, an upcoming update will be supporting native h.264 videos, HE-AAC audio support, as well as hardware accelerated, multi-core enhanced full screen video playback.
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Looks promising
by irbis on Tue 21st Aug 2007 15:12 UTC
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Syllable is gradually starting to get to the stage that if there would also be enough reliable small scale office like software (messaging, contacts, word processing, basic image editing, some basic media player etc.) available for it, many people, who need just a small good suit of software for basic needs, could start to consider using Syllable as their ordinary desktop OS, especially on slower and older computers that couldn't handle modern resource hogs like Windows XP/Vista, MacOS, or Linux with KDE or GNOME.

By the way, what kind of security Syllable has in network environment or what kind of solutions are at least in development for it? So is it more like Windows or BeOS or more like Linux/Unix in that sense?

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