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: proprietary fasion
by Almafeta on Tue 27th Nov 2007 14:52 UTC in reply to "proprietary fasion"
Almafeta
Member since:
2007-02-22

Now lets have an mind experiment: remove freetype from skyos - we get ugly fonts.


Oh noes. Sometimes a serif font might have a funny thing poking down. Surely, this calls for the injection of copyleft cruft.

Remove gecko - you make this os useles for like 90% of computer users.


Gecko was only added this release -- and removing cruft like Gecko will not disable legit software like SkyKruiser.

No binuils - no bash - have anyone used default shell on solaris?


If you need to use a text shell to do any task in an OS, then you have failed in your design.

Remove openbfs - and you have to design a filesystem


Like SkyFS?

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RE[2]: proprietary fasion
by zizban on Tue 27th Nov 2007 15:09 in reply to "RE: proprietary fasion"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

Firefox was ported awhile ago. The embedded gecko widgets are new.

SkyKruiser? That hasn't worked on SkyOS since version 4.

SkyFS is based on a heavily modified openbfs so the point remains valid.

And what's wrong with a shell? You dotn need to ever use the shell on SkyOS or even Mac OS X, but its there for those who wish to use it.

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RE[2]: proprietary fasion
by Vanders on Tue 27th Nov 2007 15:19 in reply to "RE: proprietary fasion"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh noes. Sometimes a serif font might have a funny thing poking down. Surely, this calls for the injection of copyleft cruft.


You really don't have the slightest idea how complex an issue this sort of stuff is, do you?

Gecko was only added this release -- and removing cruft like Gecko will not disable legit software like SkyKruiser.


SkyKruiser, which is based on KHTML, which is Open Source? Oh noes!

Almafeta, we get it. You don't like Open Source. We don't really know why and I doubt many people are all that interested in an explanation, but we get it. Now could you kindly stop injecting your pointless and ill informed commentary into every discussion on OSNews? It would really help.

Edit: Tag soup.

Edited 2007-11-27 15:20

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RE[3]: proprietary fasion
by Almafeta on Tue 27th Nov 2007 15:49 in reply to "RE[2]: proprietary fasion"
Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

No need to make it personal.

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RE[3]: proprietary fasion
by merkoth on Tue 27th Nov 2007 19:10 in reply to "RE[2]: proprietary fasion"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

Almafeta, we get it. You don't like Open Source. We don't really know why and I doubt many people are all that interested in an explanation, but we get it. Now could you kindly stop injecting your pointless and ill informed commentary into every discussion on OSNews? It would really help.


Absolutely agree. Please. Please. Please.

On topic, SkyOS never ceases to amaze me, coding an entire OS is a monumental task!

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