Linked by Kaj de Vos on Tue 5th Jul 2011 17:54 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS Red is a new programming language inspired by REBOL, but compiled and open source. The language is currently being bootstrapped by first implementing a lower level dialect, in which the high level, dynamic language will be written. This C class dialect for systems programming, Red/System, has reached beta status after only half a year of development. It now supports using dynamic libraries on Syllable. Also, a new version of Syllable Desktop's FTP client, Transferrer, was released (screenshot accessing Syllable Server).
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RE[3]: almost a fork (2)
by cipri on Sat 9th Jul 2011 13:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: almost a fork (2)"
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As i said in other thread,
No new code, no fork, just more documentation and a clean sh build script without ruby, rebol crap (nothing personal about rebol, just want a cleaner compile way)

I dont want to say something bad, but you really waste your time and effort. Syllable is as good as dead. On top of that, it has a lot of bugs and very deep problems. Haiku is beating syllable in all domains (posix, hardware, software,..). Now recently Haiku got a payed full time developer, and also just recently somebody donated 10.000 dollar.
I know kaj told you a lot of lies related to haiku, but I can really can give you the advice not so spend your time with syllable.
Syllable was already declared by Thom (osnews owner) to be dead. And he had a good appreciation, even he didnt know the "internals".

There are now more than 2 years, since the last release, and a new release is even not in sight. Most developers are gone, even the leader disappeared. The last development build is nearly 2 years old too. Taking all that facts together, your "alarm bells" don't ring? What can you expect?
Syllable will remain "quasi-dead", and I dont expect much more than some osnews articles which say: "script xy is working on syllable correctly", "a new boot-option was added to the menu", "keyboard navigation was enabled", "some sdl games have been build by a user", "some bugs in transferrer were fixed".
That's what I expect from syllable.

Edited 2011-07-09 13:34 UTC

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