Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 21:11 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS The Syllable project has published the source code for Syllable Server. The code to build Syllable is maintained in Builder, the build system. There is a main repository of build specifications and overlays for Syllable Desktop and Syllable Server. The code for Server is now completely published in the source repository. A package of Builder (11 MB) for Syllable Server has been released that corresponds to Syllable Server 0.2 with a few fixes. The procedure to build Syllable Server will be the subject of an article in a future Syllable Newsletter.
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RE: Great news
by antik on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 22:42 UTC in reply to "Great news"
antik
Member since:
2006-05-19

It'll be interesting to see how Syllable Server differs from a standard Linux distro.

* Booting usually takes less than ten seconds
* A full GUI is built into the OS
* Support for a wide range of common hardware devices, including video, network, and sound cards from manufacturers such as Intel, AMD, 3Com, nVidia, and Creative (see Syllable Hardware for a complete list)
* Internet access through an Ethernet network (PPP and PPPoE are not fully supported yet, but are available in a test version)
* A graphical web browser (ABrowse), based on WebKit; an e-mail client (Whisper), and hundreds of other native applications
* A journalled file system, modelled on the BeOS file system
* An application launcher (like the Windows Start button)
* 99% POSIX compliance
* GUI-based preferences tools for networking, display preferences, user administration, etc.
* The entire source is available via the GPL and LGPL
* An object-oriented programming API


I guess everything is *different*. How large percent of POSIX is implemented in GNU/Linux? 50%?

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RE[2]: Great news
by BurningShadow on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 22:48 in reply to "RE: Great news"
BurningShadow Member since:
2006-09-07

That's Syllable Desktop, not Syllable Server ;-)

At the moment, Syllable Server doesn't have a GUI.
Hardware support will be like other Linux distros.
Our AFS filesystem won't work on Syllable Server (because it's a Linux system).

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RE[3]: Great news
by antik on Mon 24th Dec 2007 00:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Great news"
antik Member since:
2006-05-19

That's Syllable Desktop, not Syllable Server ;-)

Now I am confused- what is Syllable? Linux distribution or Amiga OS clone? Desktop and Server got different base systems?

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RE[2]: Great news
by smitty on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 23:24 in reply to "RE: Great news"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

I was under the impression that POSIX was mostly supported in Linux as well, around the 95-99% mark just like Syllable. I could be completely wrong about that though.

The main difference between Syllable Server and Linux will be that it uses it's own widget toolkit and doesn't use X for anything.

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