Linked by Kaj-de-Vos on Mon 8th Nov 2010 22:37 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS The latest version of the REBOL 3 open host kit, alpha 110, enables Syllable Desktop for the first time to run the REBOL 3 client/server RebDev collaboration application for chat and development files sharing (screenshot).
Thread beginning with comment 449250
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Dead OS
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 9th Nov 2010 17:21 UTC in reply to "Dead OS"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Syllable, like pretty much any hobby os, is dead. The only ones surviving are either supported by corporations - Windows, Os X, QNX, Symbian, Android, Solaris, either supported by big comunities - Linux(es), FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OpenIndiana.


So ... Windows, Os X, QNX, Symbian, Android, Solaris are Hobby OSes?? That can't be what you meant. But neither does the other implication that hobby Oses are only alive and successful if they have as many people using them as those you listed as "not dead".

IMHO, a hobby OS is successful if its use and development is ... a hobby for 1 or more people. I don't go around and declare people's stamp collections to be failures because there are larger collections out there with more valuable stamps.

By the same logic, I declare you to be dead as you are not supported by a large community, and people don't use you on a regular basis to get work done.

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[2]: Dead OS
by Kaj-de-Vos on Tue 9th Nov 2010 18:12 in reply to "RE: Dead OS"
Kaj-de-Vos Member since:
2010-06-09

Good reply. :-) I don't think we will be able to agree on a common definition of "dead" here on OSNews. For informational purposes: Syllable Server is currently being rolled out at a large, established US company. It's literally a household name: they're producing housekeeping materials.

I'll admit this isn't the glorious sort of news that OSNews geeks like to dwell on. ;-)

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[3]: Dead OS
by pandronic on Tue 9th Nov 2010 18:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Dead OS"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Syllable Server is currently being rolled out at a large, established US company


Go on ...

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: Dead OS
by stippi on Thu 11th Nov 2010 22:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Dead OS"
stippi Member since:
2006-01-19

Hm, but that is Syllable Server, i.e. Linux under the hood. As a Haiku developer who feels the pain of insufficient hardware support and sometimes lacking stability, I can really sympathize with trying to port your userland onto the Linux or another well established kernel. It's still sad, in a way, that this seems to be where the development resources are focused. At the same time, I wouldn't know at all where the development of Syllable is really currently focused on, since there has been like one or two posts to the Syllable mailing list in the last two years or so. Communication must be going on somewhere else, I suppose. Don't get me wrong, though! To start a clean, non-redundant userland on top of Linux is worthwhile in itself. I will be sure to checkout the results, but I am more interested in a desktop, not a server, don't know if it will ever take this direction.

Reply Parent Score: 1