Linked by Kaj-de-Vos on Mon 16th Jul 2012 21:35 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the first release of Syllable Desktop, then plainly called Syllable 0.4.0. The original website and announcement are gone, and many other circumstances of the time have changed quite dramatically. The project is happy that Syllable is still here - which, judging by comparable ventures, is a feat to be proud of.

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RE: Nice
by Earl C Pottinger on Tue 17th Jul 2012 12:19 UTC in reply to "Nice"
Earl C Pottinger
Member since:
2008-07-12

Honest question, what have you gained in usable features over using Haiku-OS?

Is the source to the Syllable-OS available yet? Asking since I don't follow the Syllable forums often.

It seems to me that all sorts of systems/features are grafted onto the Syllable-OS but I don't see how they integrate together.

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RE[2]: Nice
by henderson101 on Tue 17th Jul 2012 12:36 in reply to "RE: Nice"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

It seems to me that all sorts of systems/features are grafted onto the Syllable-OS but I don't see how they integrate together.


Syllable has been floundering with no direction for years. A lot of good people have left the project because of this.

I mean, I give Kai props for trying. But from what I can tell, he isn't best suited to this. He has a Qt 4 port with no UI. He has a GTK+ port lacking the GTK part. And this, but no widget set. Really? Why not bite the bullet and learn the native API inside and out. It's no harder to learn than the BeOS API, and pretty much shares the entire metaphor. Plus, people have actually written commercial apps using the BeOS API... you know what... I own 3 or 4 of them too!! (Gobe productive being one that springs to mind.) The native API is heavily threaded, but you can learn threading in a few weeks if you really try. And most of the hard stuff is wrapped in (god, I think the namespace is correct here... been a while...) OS::Loopers, OS::Handlers, OS::Messages and such like.

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