Home > Syllable, AtheOS > New Syllable Newsletter Released New Syllable Newsletter Released Submitted by M-Saunders 2005-11-21 Syllable, AtheOS 14 Comments After a long gap, the latest edition of the Syllable Development Newsletter is now available. This covers progress in the last eight months, including the 0.5.7 release, Whisper updates, SDL and games ports, along with much more. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 14 Comments 2005-11-21 9:24 pm The PDF viewer is cool but instead of using xpdf they should probably switch to libpoppler, there are reasons why Evince and KPDF use it now. I know the Syllable people sometimes read OSNews so here is a link. http://poppler.freedesktop.org/ 2005-11-21 10:08 pm die! 2005-11-22 12:14 am Ronald Vos They got Bochs! To test all those unstable niche hobby OSes on 2005-11-22 1:06 am Kewl! Can I download a Syllable disk image somewhere? 2005-11-22 8:47 am gilboa /+1 funny. 2005-11-22 2:33 pm MamiyaOtaru “They got Bochs! To test all those unstable niche hobby OSes on ” Or better yet, mainstream OSs Might make a few more apps available 2005-11-22 3:38 pm In fairness, Syllable is pretty stable for a deep-in-development OS. I’ve been using it for hours at a time recently, stressing it with multiple simultaneous compiles (whilst running other apps) and it’s not fallen over. There’s still the occasional appserver freeze or filesystem glitch, understandable for a 0.5.x release, but it’s getting better and better… M 2005-11-22 5:45 am Try the website – http://www.syllable.net There is an install cd, live cd, Qemu image, VMware instructions, Virtual PC instructions, lots of ways to play with Syllable. Just click on ‘Get it’ on the menu at the top of the page, and there you are! (Lots of other stuff on the website too, check out the forums while you are there.) 2005-11-22 7:00 am JohnMG Great to hear about the Syllable progress — especially the SDL port. Thanks for the story. Does Syllable come with a current version of bash? I don’t see it listed here: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=55553 (nice to see such a long list of available software there btw. 2005-11-22 9:39 am Bash is included in the Syllable base system, although I can’t remember off-hand which version (but it’s fairly new). See http://kamidake.other-space.com for other Syllable software (where most new native apps are posted). M-Saunders 2005-11-22 9:57 am Vanders Syllable currently runs Bash 2.03, and we plan to start testing Bash 3.x soon. We’re very conservative when it comes to Bash because it’s such a critical component. 2005-11-23 12:12 am JohnMG Syllable currently runs Bash 2.03, and we plan to start testing Bash 3.x soon. We’re very conservative when it comes to Bash because it’s such a critical component. My Debian Sarge system uses 2.05b-26 — didn’t know there *was* a 3. I only asked because the software package listing at the sourceforge page doesn’t list bash but *does* list zsh (I thought maybe zsh was the default shell). Syllable is a very exciting project. Keep up the good work! 2005-11-23 12:45 pm There are more software packages available here: http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/syllable/syllable/system/apps… These are the ports that Syllable’s build system can build from source. A number of them are included in the base distribution, so we don’t release them as separate binary packages. Kaj 2005-11-25 12:28 am ..