Linked by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 20th Dec 2012 00:22 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS As the Syllable project predicted many years ago, version 3 of the REBOL programming language has finally been open sourced, under the Apache 2 licence (screenshot on Syllable Desktop). Also, the alpha version of the high-level Red programming language, supporting Syllable Desktop, has been released, by now in version 0.3.1 (screenshot, demo program, video at the Science Park in Amsterdam).
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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 20th Dec 2012 11:54 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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You only have to start Syllable once to experience that it's not Linux. Why don't you give it a try?

Syllable's concept has always been to be an excellent base to port existing open source software on. Syllable is a complete stack of its own: kernel, driver framework, application server, multi-media server, user-space toolkit, and a collection of native apps. Around that skeleton, by now more than 99% of the code is ported. How do you suggest we arrive at end-user functionality if we would reinvent the wheel for everything?

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 20th Dec 2012 12:08 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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I'm planning to give it a try. My attempt this morning failed, but that's apparently because VirtualBox and Syllable isn't a great match.

With regards to reinventing the wheel, there is a wheel and if too much stuff is just ported you end up with another wheel and then I wonder why bother if there already was a fine wheel. In this case the first wheel is called Linux.

Maybe I should try Syllable first, because now I see all these open source projects that are also on Linux, giving me the impression it's all the usual suspects running on a different kernel.

There have been and are a number of "operating systems" that are just the Linux kernel, GNU stuff and then some small twist. If Syllable presents me with a bash shell and vi I will get a Linux feeling.

But okay, maybe I should try it first.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 20th Dec 2012 12:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Again, Syllable Desktop is built on its own kernel, not the Linux kernel.

VirtualBox works, but needs to be configured right. Syllable doesn't support SATA, so you need to set VB to an IDE disk.

Here's an image in standardised OVF format, generated by VMware, if that helps:

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