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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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comparision
by cipri on Thu 1st Sep 2011 13:26 UTC
cipri
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2007-02-15

I like the comparisions of Kaj. Translated to a nontechnical analogy, they use to be like that:
Somebody says to kaj's two years old child: kaj, look at vandam, he has so many muscles, and he is so fast compared to your two years old child.
And kaj answeres:
"Yes, but does vandam fit in a toy-car like my son? If you weight vandame, how many kg's does he have? 70? 80? My child has only 10kg!! "

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RE: comparision
by fran on Thu 1st Sep 2011 13:32 in reply to "comparision"
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2010-08-06

these forums is ruthless

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RE: comparision
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 1st Sep 2011 15:22 in reply to "comparision"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

70,80 kg for a child? That's not something to be proud of. 10 kg is a bit on the emancipated anorexic side as well. Something more like 22 kg sounds better to me for a generic child of generic child age.

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RE[2]: comparision
by cipri on Thu 1st Sep 2011 15:53 in reply to "RE: comparision"
cipri Member since:
2007-02-15

70,80 kg for a child? That's not something to be proud of. 10 kg is a bit on the emancipated anorexic side as well. Something more like 22 kg sounds better to me for a generic child of generic child age.


you didnt get the idea. Light doesnt mean automatically it's great. Vandam is heavy, but instead full of muscles, which you can use to do work. The child has 10 kg, but mostly fat.

Syllable misses really a lot of things. It's light, but it also doesnt offer much. It has a "leight" api, but which instead is very very uncomplete and very buggy.
Even if you do something simple you come across it's liminations and bugs, and if you try to do something more complex the bugs become more and more obvious.

The syllable community has come to the conglusion that it even has no sense to report bugs, because even the most trivial ones are not solved, even they have been repetedly reported over the years.
It's really in such a funny situation, that you could think that it's bug-free if you look how often bug reports are done. It seems like nobody has anything to complain about. But in fact most people dont care anymore, and so bugs are not reported. Or just very rarely by newbies which are new and dont know yet, that the project is know alredy for some years mroe or less in a pause-periode. Most of the devs / ex-devs are expecting it to die, a new version 0.6.7 is not expected by them to come out anytime soon.

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