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[9]: Cool, I guess...
by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 10th Jun 2010 15:47 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Cool, I guess..."
Kaj-de-Vos
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2010-06-09

Well, that's a choice, but I think that you're being a bit harsh about the "lurkers" curious guys who just want to learn what the project is about and how it's doing without wanting further implication at the moment. They happen to be pretty handy when your software needs testing, and, what's even more important, they form the vast majority of your future customers so they should be handled with care ;)

I think we agree, but what I'm trying to stress is the principle that things should come from both sides. I'm all for handling spectators with care, but they should also extend that courtesy to us. As you can see in this thread, that's unfortunately often not the case.

I know this doesn't go down well in a consumer society, but Syllable is a free product, so I don't think it's too much to ask for courtesy in exchange.

A little post from times to times, written in a way that's comprehensible even for non-participants, maybe together with a screenshot which shows how great you're doing, does not cost much time and can be very well-perceived... Look at Gimp's or KDE's design blogs for examples...

Again, I agree with the notion, but it's easy to say for someone else. Practice has taught over the years that somehow, most people seem to think that all those tasks should be on my plate, or in any case nobody picks them up if I don't do them. All in all, I have a murderous schedule in which to apply priorities. I could spend most of my time creating news items, and there are periods that I do, but if I do that all the time, little development will happen about which to report.

"Our fundamental approach to this is REBOL.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REBOL
+ search results in the same vein, no matter which additional keywords are being used
= Fatal error. CRC checksum failed...
"
Not sure what you mean, but Wikipedia seems to have problems.

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RE[10]: Cool, I guess...
by Neolander on Thu 10th Jun 2010 16:30 in reply to "RE[9]: Cool, I guess..."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REBOL
+ search results in the same vein, no matter which additional keywords are being used
= Fatal error. CRC checksum failed...

Not sure what you mean, but Wikipedia seems to have problems.
"

What I meant was that Wikipedia could not explain what REBOL was, and that usual search engines like Google and Yahoo were not helpful either ;) Could you go more into details about what it is, except for a COBOL successor wannabe ?

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RE[11]: Cool, I guess...
by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 10th Jun 2010 19:50 in reply to "RE[10]: Cool, I guess..."
Kaj-de-Vos Member since:
2010-06-09

"[q] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REBOL
+ search results in the same vein, no matter which additional keywords are being used
= Fatal error. CRC checksum failed...

Not sure what you mean, but Wikipedia seems to have problems.
"

What I meant was that Wikipedia could not explain what REBOL was, and that usual search engines like Google and Yahoo were not helpful either ;) Could you go more into details about what it is, except for a COBOL successor wannabe ? [/q]

When I click that link, I get an extensive Wikipedia page about REBOL, albeit somewhat misformatted in their new styling, at least with Firefox 3.5. From there you can also click through to its own web sites. REBOL is a unique word, so when I enter it in Google I get only REBOL pages, with the official one on top and my own REBOL demo site at the bottom of the first page.

You're not by any chance using your own web browser on your own operating system on your own network stack, are you? ;-)

You can also use our Syllable pages as a starting point for finding out about REBOL and how we are fitting it into Syllable:

http://web.syllable.org/pages/about.html
http://development.syllable.org/main.html

Hint: it's not a COBOL successor, although the naming does place it in that tradition, and it would be a good thing if COBOL programming would be upgraded to REBOL. (I did both.)

Edited 2010-06-10 20:02 UTC

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