Linked by Kaj de Vos on Tue 8th Jun 2010 22:07 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS

The Syllable project is pleased to announce that the reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated, and that the new version 0.4 of Syllable Server has been released. This release focuses on maturing existing functionality, improving security, ongoing system restructuring, and making the system a suitable base for third-party package managers. Although the project admits it hasn't brought its unicorn factory online yet, extensive work was done on the nitty-gritty, so the full change log is quite long.

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RE[7]: Cool, I guess...
by cipri on Thu 10th Jun 2010 10:09 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Cool, I guess..."
cipri
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"Keep up the good work ! "

I can not stop laughing about that :-))

If they really keep up that kind of good work, the next syllable desktop release will be..... I don't know... very far away :-).

You should inform youself, and take a look at the changelog since the last release (which is more than a year ago). Take a look at the bus that were fixed in the last year.

In a lot of cases, if there is someone, who finally decides to write a bug-report, the answer is more or less "formally", somethink like: "if is not on our high-priority list, so it will not be fixed in the near future", or another answer is "thank you, for the report".
Quite visible bugs, like the bug of ListView and TreeView, that were reported about 5 years ago, have not been solved even today.

Basic, and necessar, and easy to implement features, like saving the value of the sound volume, so that the volume-settings are not resetet after a restart, have not been implemented in the last 4 years.

I don't want to give a lot of details, but since I spent a lot of time with the syllable api, I know very clearly how many bugs (and of course even unreported) are in the syllable api, and how many basic features a missing.
A little example, you want to create a window, with a green button (not the standard gray one), how do you proceed? Let's see if Kaj will provide the source code to that little problem.
Yes you can change the background color of that gray button, there exists a global Variable which you can change with your c++-programm, and then you have the nice result, that all buttons on the syllable system change from gray into green. Yes this is great, I'm asking myself who was that c++-genius who introduced such a global variable ;) .

Edited 2010-06-10 10:14 UTC

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