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Syllable, AtheOS Syllable OS lead developer Kaj de Vos has been interviewed by Techworld Australia. The full Q&A is also available (via Slashdot).
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Comment by neticspace
by neticspace on Thu 1st Sep 2011 01:41 UTC
neticspace
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2009-06-09

Forgive me. I don't have enough background knowledge on the development of Syllable. The latest stable release of Syllable was released on May 15, 2009.

What were the Syllable developers doing for the past 2 years?

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RE: Comment by neticspace
by ebasconp on Thu 1st Sep 2011 02:10 in reply to "Comment by neticspace"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Forgive me. I don't have enough background knowledge on the development of Syllable. The latest stable release of Syllable was released on May 15, 2009.

What were the Syllable developers doing for the past 2 years?


Remember, Syllable is an OS implemented by guys that make it in their spare time.... so... I think these 2 years they simply were working for a living; like you or me.

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RE: Comment by neticspace
by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 1st Sep 2011 03:02 in reply to "Comment by neticspace"
Kaj-de-Vos Member since:
2010-06-09

If you read our front page news articles and change logs for the past two years and the articles here on OSNews, you will know.

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RE[2]: Comment by neticspace
by fran on Thu 1st Sep 2011 08:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by neticspace"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

That interview was nice to read.

Kaj and the syllable team does great work.
Your fortitude is inspirational and shows what can be done.

My 20cents here to the Syllable team.
Regarding future applications.
Please consider only getting one or two highly functional programs per application type.
More people working say on just one audio application for example can polish it more and add more depth to it.

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RE: Comment by neticspace
by testadura on Thu 1st Sep 2011 06:55 in reply to "Comment by neticspace"
testadura Member since:
2006-04-14

Well, for sure there have been some trouble in the upper layers of the Syllable organization.

This is a comment (from an (ex-)insider at Syallable) on a thread at haiku-os.org: https://www.haiku-os.org/community/forum/syllable_vs_haiku#comment-1...

This explains why there has been little progress on the actual OS itself. Of course there will be two sides on the story, but where there is smoke.....

But of course I wish Syllable all the best since I am a fan of alternative operating systems.

But me, me like Haiku ;) (Aplha3 is another great leap)

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RE: Comment by neticspace
by cipri on Thu 1st Sep 2011 13:05 in reply to "Comment by neticspace"
cipri Member since:
2007-02-15

Forgive me. I don't have enough background knowledge on the development of Syllable. The latest stable release of Syllable was released on May 15, 2009.

What were the Syllable developers doing for the past 2 years?


Since i know all the internals (since i spent a lot of time with syllable) I can tell you what happend with the developers.
They run away, and let kaj alone, who is not a c/c++ developer. His abilities are scripting, and that's i guess the reason why he insists on rebol/red and other scripting languages. Nearly all developers are gone, and the if there are some left (which are not officially gone), then they are inactive. On syllable project there are very rarely people doing anything related to development. You can watch their source code activity, it's nearly constantly zero, since the most developers left. Also the leader of syllable (vanders), was declared by kaj as not being the leader anymore. The potential of syllable is really zero. Even FreeDos is making a lot more progress and has more potential for the future than syllable. And the reason why most of the developers left, is not because suddenly they didnt have any free-time, no, it was exclusively because of kaj, who started to insist on his ideas (even he is not a c/c++ developer). What is the result? Kaj has still his philosophical ideas, but without having done much in the last years. He hopes, that 3'rd party stuff will work on syllable without too much work needed. Anyway in any case, the GUI bindings need to be done by syllable, and nobody is there to do that job. Even Haiku, which doenst put scripting as a priority has now scripting languages on haiku with gui bindings. Syllable does not, even the ideas of kaj to incorporate rebol in syllable are dated back to the year 2007 (or perhaps 2008). After nearly 4-5 years the results are nearly zero.

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RE[2]: Comment by neticspace
by Vanders on Thu 1st Sep 2011 13:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by neticspace"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Since i know all the internals (since i spent a lot of time with syllable) I can tell you what happend with the developers.


I don't recall every committing any significant patches from you, cipri.

They run away
...
And the reason why most of the developers left, is not because suddenly they didnt have any free-time, no, it was exclusively because of kaj


Excuse me?

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