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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RE[4]: Syllable Server
by merkoth on Sat 15th Dec 2007 05:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Syllable Server"
merkoth
Member since:
2006-09-22

Sorry I keep asking questions, I don't really have time to give it myself a try:

From what I can tell it's still pretty close to a basic Linux system. The tree under usr/ has been changed significantly (each package gets its own directory, with its own subdirectories for bin/ lib/ documentation/ and so on).


Maybe I got it wrong, but that means that, for example, two binaries that need the same libX.so will have each one a copy of the lib? If that's the case well... ugh ;)

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RE[5]: Syllable Server
by charles on Sat 15th Dec 2007 05:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Syllable Server"
charles Member since:
2005-06-30

A quick check reveals that there is a /usr/index/lib directory which has symlinks to the actual libraries. The binaries appear to be tied to the symlinks, allowing just one copy of the library to be installed.

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RE[6]: Syllable Server
by merkoth on Sat 15th Dec 2007 14:05 in reply to "RE[5]: Syllable Server"
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

A quick check reveals that there is a /usr/index/lib directory which has symlinks to the actual libraries. The binaries appear to be tied to the symlinks, allowing just one copy of the library to be installed.


Thanks for the info ;)

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RE[5]: Syllable Server
by hornett on Sat 15th Dec 2007 10:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Syllable Server"
hornett Member since:
2005-09-19


Maybe I got it wrong, but that means that, for example, two binaries that need the same libX.so will have each one a copy of the lib? If that's the case well... ugh ;)



As long as the basic system libraries cover all typically required functionality, only a few apps should need custom libraries. It seems to work well enough on OSX.
I'm all for it if it prevents problems like the libexpat fiasco a few months ago on Gentoo.

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