Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Oct 2007 23:12 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS The first development release of Syllable Server is available. It provides a text mode Linux environment, but also contains a preliminary graphical environment built on the framebuffer device, with DirectFB and SDL on top. The planned graphical environment from Syllable Desktop is not included yet. The installation procedure is short, but is still manual - and resembles the installation procedure for the old AtheOS. Included are tools such as a graphical web browser, a file manager and an editor. One thing Syllable Server is designed for is to function as a light-weight virtualisation platform for running other operating systems (or multiple instances of itself). The QEmu virtualisor/emulator is included, and the KQEmu Accelerator kernel module is integrated into the system. There's a screenshot of Syllable Server running on Syllable Desktop, installation and usage instructions, a torrent (preferred), and an installation package [.tar.7z].
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Cosmoe?
by bsharitt on Sun 7th Oct 2007 22:06 UTC
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2005-07-07

Isn't this similar to what the Cosmoe guy was doing?

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RE: Cosmoe?
by unthinkableMayhem on Mon 8th Oct 2007 00:53 in reply to "Cosmoe?"
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2006-01-16

I think Cosmoe was more of an attempt to make a BeOS type system on top of Linux with the possibility of source level compatibility with other systems like Mac OS Carbon. It used the AtheOS appserver as a base for the GUI.

Syllable Server is a companion for Syllable Desktop that provides services that the Desktop system is not suited to.

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RE[2]: Cosmoe?
by Vanders on Mon 8th Oct 2007 08:17 in reply to "RE: Cosmoe?"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Syllable Server is a companion for Syllable Desktop that provides services that the Desktop system is not suited to.


Yes. Both yourself and the grandparent are actually correct. Technically the act of running the Syllable appserver and application on top of the Linux kernel is very similar to how Cosmoe did it. Basically we'll have a small compatibility layer that adds Syllable native APIs on top of the Linux kernel and then simply build our desktop and software on top of that.

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