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[8]: Comment by cipri
by henderson101 on Mon 24th Dec 2012 10:39 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by cipri"
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

With regards to Syllable, RED is about as interesting as an anal exam to most actual users. Wifi, 3d, improvements to the networking, printer drivers, graphic drivers - these are interesting. Faddy programming language that has been justified by grafting it in to as many places in the OS as possible - no one but yourself really cares.

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RE[9]: Comment by cipri
by Kaj-de-Vos on Mon 24th Dec 2012 12:47 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by cipri"
Kaj-de-Vos Member since:
2010-06-09

All is well, then. I'm making Syllable for myself, and I owe you nothing. I implement the features that I need, and I give them freely to the world. If anyone else wants other features, they're free to implement and contribute them. It's called open source.

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RE[10]: Comment by cipri
by henderson101 on Mon 24th Dec 2012 14:45 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by cipri"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

And therein lies the problem. You should be making Syllable for users (which was always the original direction), and making it for yourself alienated most developers that might otherwise help. Vicious circle, your own doing. Don't ever complain that people throw hate in your direction when you can't even help yourself by catering to end users.

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RE[10]: Comment by cipri
by henderson101 on Mon 24th Dec 2012 14:55 in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by cipri"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Oh, and when you say that yo're making it for you, talk about sitting on the shoulders of Giants!! You seem to have done very little that has actually improved the operating system, your work seems to consist mainly of Window dressing. Paper over the cracks and sell the house... nice strategy.

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