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[4]: Cool, I guess...
by cipri on Sat 12th Jun 2010 12:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Cool, I guess..."
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I remember how much I like, even today, to read the interviews that osnews made with Kurt Skauen (atheos) and Vanders (made by Eugenia).
Could Osnews make again such an interview with Vanders?
I'm sure I'm not the only one being curious about the current state of Syllable. For example some questions could be:

1) Is it true, that now Syllable has two leaders?

(Because on various pages, kaj is calling himself a co-leader, that means, syllable must have now two leaders, and I don't know when kaj was elected as a leader. Or he elected himself as the leader? )

2)How many hours does he (vanders) spend on concrete syllable development.

3) What are the main parts of the system, he is working on now at the moment.

4) Why is syllable very successful?
(I have that question, because in another thread, kaj was telling that syllable is very successful, but we just can't see it)

5) What are his plans related to REBOL?
(Because some years, ago, Vanders said in a forum thread, that rebol with be given up, if the release of rebol 3 continues to delay. And rebol 3 indeed continued to delay. Some years have passed since then, and rebol 3 is still inthe alpha stage)

6) When can we expect, to see the next syllable desktop release? Will this release again take about 18 month, like the release before?
(it's more than one year since the last release)

7) What progress can we expect in the near and middle future from syllable?

8) How many hours does he (vanders) spend with communicating with the community.

9) What are the sub-projects of syllable, that kaj is talking about, and whoes results can't be seen too clearly.

10) Please make a comparision of the plans you had 8 years ago when you (vanders) forked atheos and the current situation. How much, an estimation in percents, of that plans have been implemented in this 8 years?

11) When does he expect the final release of syllable 1.0 ?

12) Why doesn't there exist an updated roadmap? (I think the current one is about 5-6 years old, or more)

13)Is there something, related to syllable, that he regrets? If now it would be again the year 2002 and he would fork again atheos, would he go the same/similar way? Or would he change something?

14) If now it would be again the year 2002, would you (vanders) fork atheos again? Or would you spend this time on something else?

15) Do you have now another topic/subject that you are more interested in, than syllable?

16) What do you think about syllable server? Is the idea of syllable server so good, that if you would go back in time, you would suggest by yourself the need of a syllable sever?

This questions should in any case go to vanders, and not kaj, because vanders tends to be more sincer.

I even consider paying vanders, the time he needs to write answers to this questions!!!!

And perhaps there are other syllable users that have interesting questions to vanders.
And perhaps we can make a bountry, and collect money to pay vanders, to have in the end answers to our questions. So that we have more certitude about the current state of syllable.

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