"Ball", the Byzantine Askemos Language Layer, is an intrusion resistant and incorruptible, autonomous distributed operating system. It provides application programmers with continuations, messages, and rights management on top of a peer-to-peer network resisting byzantine failures of network nodes. The API significantly raises the level of abstraction in comparison with other operating systems: there are very few system calls, and these are expressed in XML. An alternative understanding of Askemos is that of an XML object database with stored procedures.
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Release Notes: The BALL proxy/server now forwards WebDAV requests to Askemos, and the distributed Wiki agent has preliminary support for WebDAV-based authoring.
Release Notes: New features include byzantine synchronization, SSL support, asynchronous DNS lookup, a LALR(1) parser generator (bison port), a pattern matcher, and a general interpreter core. The rscheme persistent store now supports garbage collection. The usual bugfixes were made, including a fix for the annoying lost file descriptor.
Release Notes: Changing the internal data model, making the file system storage adaptor also good as primary storage, support for inactive capabilities, SRFI-19 (date & time arithmetic), and SXPath, an opend mailing list, a binary distro, and several bugfixes.
Release Notes: Support for PCRE has been added. This release is moving towards canonical XML, and has several bugfixes.
No changes have been submitted for this release.