Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Dec 2007 21:54 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS The Syllable project has published the second version of the Linux-based Syllable Server. A number of fixes were made, most notably to terminal initialisation and printing. GhostScript is included now. Some of the Syllable-specific initialisation scripts are executed now. Many packages were updated, including GLibC, CoreUtils, BASh, ORCA and the printing packages. Several new packages were added. IPTables is included, so Syllable Server can be used to build a firewall. The wireless tools are included for configuring wireless networks. The ALSA userspace library and tools were added to provide full access to the audio system, instead of relying on OSS emulation. All separate binary packages for Server 0.1 are still valid on Server 0.2. On Syllable, binary compatibility is maintained as much as possible. [Screenshot of Syllable Server running on Syllable Desktop, installation and usage instructions, change log, torrent (preferred), installation package (75 MB 7-Zip archive).]
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Good to see this!
by obsidian on Fri 14th Dec 2007 23:03 UTC
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Really good to see Syllable progressing nicely!

I was particularly interested to see them include Orca as the main scripting language. Good on them for daring to be a bit different!

Orca (for those who haven't heard of it) is an open-source "work-alike" of the Rebol programming language. Orca and Rebol look (to me) like an interesting blend of Forth and Python. Take the concise nature of Forth and add the user-friendliness of Python and you might end up with something like Orca / Rebol.

Orca is still in its early days, but shows good potential. Rebol itself packs a *massive* amount of power into a very small size, and hopefully Orca can do the same.

Edited 2007-12-14 23:18

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