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Another interesting new OS is Sartoris. Santiago Bazerque is part of the Sartoris team and he writes: "Me and my friends from the Univeridad de Buenos Aires are working on an experimental microkernel. We are now finishing our second release. We are not OS gurus, just a few students (our Computer Organization professor looked at us in a quite funny way when we told her we wanted to build an operative system, but hey, we did it!). The webpage is here, in case you feel like taking a look."
Note: Before everyone starts again "what does that OS do and why do we need it?" please let me clarify that these hobby/small OSes are built with the purpose of gaining knowledge. They were never meant to create userbases or user communities or markets. They are solely of developer-only interest, users can try them, but they won't directly benefit.
A new version of Athene has been released this week for Windows and Linux. New features include an installation standard for package distribution, a fast menu system and pkzip compression is now a supported standard. The DML interpreter included with Athene now works for stand-alone development, so you can write DML programs that will run without the Athene desktop. The Internet plug-in for DML is also in development following this release, so that DML apps can be embedded in web pages. A complete change-log is available. OSNews hosted an interview with Rocklyte a few months ago.