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[14]: Cool, I guess...
by renox on Thu 10th Jun 2010 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE[13]: Cool, I guess..."
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(cut) but the fact is not that we have little own code, but that we have a lot of reused code. I'm also proud of that, because we add value to that existing code, and this is the ideal thing to do in an open source ecosystem.

Agreed, and that's why I find Syllable Server very interesting and wish you the best: I still doubt that Syllable Desktop/Haiku/other can have widespread hardware support, ever, so reusing the Linux kernel (even only as a 'hardware manager') and doing your own stuff for the higher layers looks very interesting (and surprisingly a rarely used way: the NIH syndrome is strong).

However, multi-process is not about responsiveness but about stability. (cut) If you open multiple Webster windows instead of tabs (which is the fundamentally correct way, anyway), you also have multi-process.

I agree about the reason for using process, though not only for stability but also for resource management (memory/CPU).
As for the tab vs windows, unless you have some special Window management 'magic', I strongly disagree: I remember having 20+ web-browser opened on Windows before having browers with tab and it was a big pain, when I've switched from FF to Chrome, I had 100+ tab opened and in FF it was painful (difficult to know which tab use too much CPU|memory), in Chrome it's quite usable, the default UI is not perfect, but tabs do scale more!

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RE[15]: Cool, I guess...
by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 10th Jun 2010 15:27 in reply to "RE[14]: Cool, I guess..."
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You're right about the window management: it should be much better and solve the problem that tabbing was introduced for. I've always advocated for a tiling window manager, but this is one of those things that are hard to get off the ground.

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RE[16]: Cool, I guess...
by Neolander on Thu 10th Jun 2010 15:40 in reply to "RE[15]: Cool, I guess..."
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Well, hadn't Microsoft managed to make one in Windows 1 ?

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