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[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 20th Dec 2012 12:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
Kaj-de-Vos
Member since:
2010-06-09

That's exactly what Syllable is. As I said, it has a collection of native applications that you won't find anywhere else, and it has a software development environment that's easier than many others so you can develop more native applications of your own.

In addition, there's ported software, but you seem to contradict yourself on that. Would you rather not have ported software be available, or would you want the operating system to be unable to get software ported?

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 20th Dec 2012 12:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It's okay to have some stuff ported. The Amiga had WordPerfect, OS X has Microsoft Office, but these were/are not exact ports. Also both systems had a lot of unique software.

It would a shame really if everything on Syllable were exact ports.

I can't get the image to work, although if I play around with the settings I can get it to freeze different ways during boot. I'll try it on a real computer at home.

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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 20th Dec 2012 13:56 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
Kaj-de-Vos Member since:
2010-06-09

Your best quick bet is the live CD on real hardware, or running the install CD on a VirtualBox with an IDE disk, using the VirtualBox install option. It needs special Syllable kernel settings.

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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by cipri on Thu 20th Dec 2012 12:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
cipri Member since:
2007-02-15

and it has a software development environment that's easier than many others


Yes, in the sense, that Notepad is easier than Microsoft Office 2013.

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