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Ronaldlees



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder why the original author doesn't seem to care about it. That's maybe the strangest thing about Syllable.

Anyway, I've been hopping back and forth between this project and Visopsys. The Visopsys.org project is another very attractive project that is starting to gain some traction. Recently I've been using QEMU, GDB, and Emacs together to single step the Visopsys kernel, in an attempt to help its author ferret out some nagging little interrupt issues. He's just now moving from PIC to APIC, and there's apparently something related to the interrupt subsystem that occasionally pops up. It's the kind of thing that's hard to diagnose with ANY debugging tools. But he's a dedicated guy. He'll get it done.

Meanwhile, I'll probably try playing with the syllable kernel in approximately the same way, just for fun.

- Later
Ron
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By original author, I mean of Atheos
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Kaj
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kurt is our mythical founder, who flew off into the skies, literally. AtheOS used to be his private project, and he always had a strained relationship with the community that formed. He published the project, but couldn't really get himself to let others in on it. His interests were already diverging when Syllable emerged. We can guess that he was disappointed and didn't feel like competing with his own creation, but we really don't know. His project was AtheOS, not Syllable, so it's not surprising that he doesn't relate to what happens in Syllable. He may even have continued AtheOS privately; we just don't know.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Kaj"]Kurt is our mythical founder, who flew off into the skies, literally.[/quote]

Literally? You mean he's passed on?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that we know. He stopped AtheOS development because his priorities switched to a used aeroplane that he bought. Smile

Actually, I'm now in a similar ship, as we say in Dutch.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just looked at the history pages on atheos.syllable.org, and reread the story as you told it, (so long ago now - 2002).

It's still hard for me to fathom how AtheOS's (pretty nice, IMO) code base was just abandoned. There seems to be no significant internet history, relative to the original author, after about 2002. Personally, I haven't done anything so significant as to develop an operating system, yet I have a pretty extensive internet history. TBH, I just don't get it.

I flew planes myself, a very long time ago. You have one?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a rumour that Kurt later contined privately for a while, but he was always in two minds about the community around his project.

I don't have a plane, though I would like one. Starting humbly with a boat.
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