Linked by Kaj de Vos on Wed 15th Jun 2011 08:23 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS The Syllable project has released a live CD for Syllable Desktop 0.6.6. It has been a long time since the last live CD, so Syllable 0.6.5 was skipped. The creator of the original live CD left the project, without releasing the build scripts. Further it turned out that a needed patch to Syllable wasn't available, either, so the project had to create a whole new live CD, including a modified kernel. Also, some eighty SDL programs were recently ported to Syllable (video of the Power Manga game).
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RE[2]: It would be nice if...
by avgalen on Wed 15th Jun 2011 09:49 UTC in reply to "RE: It would be nice if..."
avgalen
Member since:
2010-09-23

Why? Do developers work on a live-cd normally?
If I give you a live-cd with Windows XP or Puppy Linux, will you become a Windows/Linx developer?

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RE[3]: It would be nice if...
by Tuxie on Wed 15th Jun 2011 10:06 in reply to "RE[2]: It would be nice if..."
Tuxie Member since:
2009-04-22

Because being able to try it out without too much hassle will make more people try it. Some of them will find that they like it enough to want to help out.

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RE[4]: It would be nice if...
by Kivada on Thu 16th Jun 2011 15:58 in reply to "RE[3]: It would be nice if..."
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

Sounds like more of a hassle then a VirtualBox, VMWare etc. appliance... Have to make and burn a CD that has no persistence and have to reboot any time I want to give it a spin?

Meh...

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Because when it doesn't work on your system and you report that back, the developers give you additional in depth debugging homework to figure out why it didn't work for your system. If you're not careful, you'll soon be a developer without realizing it.

Only works with alternative Operating systems with smaller user bases.

Edited 2011-06-15 14:02 UTC

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RE[4]: It would be nice if...
by adamk on Sat 18th Jun 2011 14:46 in reply to "RE[3]: It would be nice if..."
adamk Member since:
2005-07-08

In the case of Syllable, you tell them that it isn't working, and they shake their heads, telling you they don't know why :-)

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