[!Syllable] Syllable free operating system family
0.6.7 has REBOL 3, a recent Boron and ORCA on board
They can be started from the command line. Although this is Syllable Desktop, for details it may be helpful to consult the Syllable Server manual, towards the end:
We've released Syllable Desktop 0.6.7:
Now with REBOL 3, Boron, and prepared for Red
Also, the cURL binding for R3
Now on TechWorld:
Wireless support yet?
Nope. That requires complex new subsystems
It's now on OSNews:
Good work Kaj!
This is the same file as last week(s) right? So I do not need to download it again?
Not identical, but almost. Mostly only the documentation has been updated - considerably - but that's also on the web sites
Do you use a generater tool for the Welcome_XX.html files? The Dutch version contains a considerable amount of English paragraphs. And ugly 'k'-s and some typo's.
If so mail me that file and I will do some extra editing on it.
I am going to install the new version to look at some default value's. Like windows not coming to the top when activated.
I can not copy any file by dragging and dropping also ctrl-c ctrl-v didn't work. Copying a file should be easy?
I think delete should not be in the right-click menu only if you push shift or alt maybe. And there should definitely be an option to select move or copy a file.
I will attach a real mouse to the laptop I am using because clicking and right and left mouse buttons on my trackpad with two buttons seems to work inconsistent. No left button even if left&right button are swapped.
Hey, should there not be a R3/view? I only can start r3 from terminal.
R3/View only works on Windows and Amiga
Dragging moves a file. Hold Control to copy or Alt to make a symlink
We don't want to hide the delete function under another key combination
The documentation is generated by my CMS (in REBOL). We maintain the source files in AltME
Bas does the Dutch translations, but he stopped halfway. I would love you to help with them. Do you want access to the Syllable AltME world?
If I can work on them off-line, I have some hours on a train left coming week.
No dragging with the trackpad. CD can play, no sound probably a wrong driver, under Haiku is it like Auvia 6
Closing down the system is not possible with media player active. Once mediaplayer is quit the system ends with it.
OK now. I plugged in a real mouse. The scroll wheel doesn't work, but that wasnot promised. I can drag and drop files now. Also I could pull up the volume of both volume and CD controls and now I have sound sound.
Sound works, found the wallpaperChanger too. The Switcher should be on by default people like seeing they have more than one desktop.
Plugging in the mouse (non-usb port) seems conflicting with mounting my usb mp3 player. Unplugging the mouse made my mp3 player disks visible again.Well it is not consequent in this. After another try it took me some time to mount it because it didn't show up. After mounting I plugged in the mouse again. For else I cannot copy files. It worked. System hangs up on me or doesn't respond copying the 20th mp3. Enough testing for today.
Maybe my 1Ghz Pentium from 2001 is too old for this work. :)
Hung applications can prevent the system from shutting down:
I've never heard of a scroll wheel not working before. What kind of mice is it?
A 1 GHz machine is very powerful for Syllable, but it sounds like you may be hitting the bugs in the USB 2 driver. Do you have USB 1 ports that you could try?
Of course you can work off-line on files in AltME. I'll mail you account info
Are there any plans to port syllable to raspberry pi?
It seems to me that a major obstacle to operating system adoption is the difficulty of partitioning a hard drive, and potentially losing all the data from the other operating system partition. Raspberry pi is a $35 ARM system with an SD card designed to teach people how to program. It's an embedded system, so syllable would shine because it is light weight. One of these systems is powerful enough to output 1080p video and extremely small.
I agree. It's tough to port Syllable Desktop to a different CPU architecture, but I'm considering porting Syllable Server
I was beginning to despair, but I finally got the Enlightenment canvas library working on Syllable Desktop :-)
I got some of the examples of the Edje layout engine to work
Kaj, not sure if it's of use to you, but I dug out the timings from the last time I built Qt (on a Linux host, 4 months ago): $ ./configure -opensource -nomake examples -nomake demos -nomake docs -nomake translations 5 minutes $ make -j2 34 minutes That was on a moderate dual-core machine with 2GB ram and spinning disks. Not sure how much make could parallelise, but for a single-core machine roughly twice the build time will be a reasonable worst case estimation. I guess that otherwise the configure-to-build time ratio will still be roughly the same.