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 21:05 UTC in reply to "Nice"
Earl C Pottinger
Member since:
2008-07-12

And once again I honestly ask, what has been gained by adding all these features?

Has it open access to any code/service that the other hobby OSs out there can not do? Or enabled the porting of key software that other hobby OSs still lack?

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RE[2]: Nice
by cb88 on Wed 18th Jul 2012 00:03 in reply to "RE: Nice"
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2009-04-23

Your argument works MUCH better when pointed at Sylable... that much is plainly obvious thier features are at least currently not guided by any coherent roadmap at all.

Haiku on the other hand has been held together by the goal of being a BeOS R5 replacement for the R1 release... you are welcome to take shots at thier choices however the fact is they are making loads of progress because of them. You can't even say that requiring themselves to use gcc2 and gcc4 is bad as it has probabably cause discussions on issues that have allowed the developers to gain a greater understanding of the languages and compilers they are using.... meaning they are more fluent in C/C++ than they would be if they stuck to contemporary modes of programming in C/C++. It also means thier code base is ready to be ported to other compilers such as clang (experimental builds have been done in fact).

Edited 2012-07-18 00:03 UTC

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