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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RE[2]: Cosmoe?
by Vanders on Mon 8th Oct 2007 08:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Cosmoe?"
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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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RE[3]: Cosmoe?
by unthinkableMayhem on Mon 8th Oct 2007 08:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Cosmoe?"
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Hi Vanders,

True - I read it more as a question about goals rather than the implementation.

On another note, I've noticed lately that the dev mailing list doesn't have a lot of traffic about the development people are doing. I understand the desire to keep some things quiet but I find that it's a deterrent to contributing when I have no idea what other people are up to.

Perhaps I should make this comment in that forum rather than here ;]

- Andrew (auther of the olllld Launcher and, most recently, Hex Editor)

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RE[4]: Cosmoe?
by Vanders on Mon 8th Oct 2007 11:51 in reply to "RE[3]: Cosmoe?"
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Yes, sadly a lack of time means we don't get to communicate as much as we'd like. I hope the Developer Newsletter helps a little, though.

I'll talk to the developers about trying to be more vocal on the mailing lists. I may also set up a CVS commit list.

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