Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Nov 2007 21:36 UTC, submitted by Coldfirex
SkyOS SkyOS build 6814 has been released. Among its new features are streaming support, system-wide spell checking, the Mozilla embedded Gecko engine (which is used to create a few applications like a Wikipedia reader), an updated Viewer (file manager), a new theme engine, and more.
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RE[2]: Closed source / Proprietary?
by protagonist on Tue 27th Nov 2007 03:51 UTC
protagonist
Member since:
2005-07-06

"Now wouldn't that be ironic! Do you have any idea how much of the userland in this OS is ported from Linux? heaven forbid he would give anything back. "

No I don't, and unless you are coding for the project I rather doubt you have any idea either.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

No I don't, and unless you are coding for the project I rather doubt you have any idea either.


Actually, Robert has been very open about what opensource components he has used and if you want the patches, how to go about getting these patches.

I don't know why people make assumptions (like the person whom you replied to) simply because Robert doesn't have a Goodyear blimp riding above his head advertising everything he does.

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Al2001 Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't need to code for the project to see that Gecko is a port, but alas maybe you didn't know that.

My comment was a response to the accusation earlier that ideas could be stolen by linux, it said nothing whatsoever about the legality of SkyOS source.

Try to make a point in future please, simple one line flames don't cut it.

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