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 Vanders on Sat 9th Jul 2011 17:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: almost a fork (2)"
Vanders
Member since:
2005-07-06

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)


The build system for Syllable (Builder) is actually pretty damn good.

I'm trying to solve some problems, there exist more than 240 makefiles


Well, yes, there will be. Building an entire OS requires building a lot of components. Note that the ancient recursive-Makefile based build system was replaced long, long ago with Builder.

The very first i want to do is to update the building script, create.sh, because i not just want to build the whole system in a straightforward way, but also to assemble the whole iso and then burn first a copy of the new iso and then an installation cd.


I'm not sure if you're aware of the existing build scripts: http://syllable.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/syllable/syllable/system... ? You install Syllable, run start.sh to install the additional build components and then build everything by running start.sh. Once the build is complete you can use build-cd.sh, build-vm.sh or build-upgrade.sh scripts to create installable media. It's really pretty simple.

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RE[4]: almost a fork (2)
by anonymkous8756 on Sat 9th Jul 2011 18:48 in reply to "RE[3]: almost a fork (2)"
anonymkous8756 Member since:
2011-06-19

"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)


The build system for Syllable (Builder) is actually pretty damn good.

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Yes, my effort is in order to achieve a more standard build system, in my opinion, to use builder is a way to get more "bloat". just my 2 cents. The other topics i mentioned are the poor documentation in the mediaserver, appserver, and specially, "registrar". Not to mention the kernel also with poor documentation.

To CIPRI, Haiku has some good points over many HobbyOSes, but my effort is to offer a product in that world, exactly, hobbyOSes (a topic covered by the "hype" in Syllable, adding more features without simplifying the install process, without being capable to self compile..).

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RE[5]: almost a fork (2)
by Vanders on Sun 10th Jul 2011 18:39 in reply to "RE[4]: almost a fork (2)"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, my effort is in order to achieve a more standard build system, in my opinion, to use builder is a way to get more "bloat".


I doubt you could replicate what Builder does in less code. Just take a look at the complexity in some of the third-party package recipes to get a sense of how complex building something can be.

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