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All releases of Syllable

  •  13 Apr 2012 15:31
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    Release Notes: This release improved documentation, installation (with Asus EeePC support), keyboard use (installation, log-in without mouse), the Intel eepro100 network driver, Intellipoint PS/2 mice, the Web browser (with cookie support fixed), SDL support (with hundreds of programs available), multimedia (Flash videos), and system structure. 3D support (Mesa3D, PicoGL), REBOL 3, Boron (programming), auto-login without password, memory mapped and async I/O POSIX interfaces in the kernel, a native FTP client, QEMU (virtual machines), Samba (Windows networking), OpenSSH server (remote access), SQLite, and Fossil version control were added.

    •  10 Jun 2010 23:34
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      Release Notes: This release focuses on maturing existing functionality, improving security, ongoing system restructuring, and making the system a suitable base for third-party package managers. About half the packages in the system were upgraded. The latest development version of the Cheyenne Web server is included, providing a new WebSockets framework for advanced persistent, full-duplex communication with the latest Web browsers. The super user account has been renamed from "root" to "system". Logging in to this account has been disabled: there is a new account named "administrator" to manage the system.

      •  17 May 2009 13:03
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        Release Notes: Many bugs were fixed, including several regressions from earlier releases. The window decorators don't destabilize the system anymore. The installation procedure is greatly enhanced, with options to fix hardware support problems. The native Web browser is replaced with Webster, based on a newer version of the WebKit engine. Many enhancements were made to standards support leading, among others, to the ability to run QEmu, so now you can run virtual machines. The documentation was improved and several translations were added.

        •  12 Sep 2008 09:37
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          Release Notes: This release is important because it focused on making the system usable as a server. Several popular servers and several innovative REBOL software stacks were added. Out of the box, Syllable Server can now accept remote SSH logins over the network, run a Web server on the Cheyenne REBOL server, run an FTP server, and more. Special attention has been paid to programming, with support for Model-View-Controller Web applications in QuarterMaster and network applications with the REBOL/Services Service Oriented Architecture. The Genode Nitpicker windowing system is also included.

          •  08 Jan 2008 10:08
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            Release Notes: Support for scanners has been added with the inclusion of the SANE scanner package. There are new drivers for the D-Link DL2000 Gigabit network card and S3 DeltaChrome video card. There have been a number of improvements and fixes to the network stack which gives significantly better network performance. Development files such as headers and static libraries have also been split off from the base installation. SimpleBurn and cdrtools are now part of the base installation, making it easy to create and burn CDs with Syllable.

            •  16 Dec 2007 23:54
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              Release Notes: A versioned package pool was added, to facilitate shipping older versions of libraries to maintain backward compatibility for applications. Terminal initialisation and printing were fixed. GLibC, CoreUtils, BASh, ORCA, the printing packages, and others were updated. IPTables is included, so Syllable Server can be used to build a firewall. The wireless tools are included for configuring wireless networks. The ALSA userspace library and tools were added to provide full access to the audio system. All separate binary packages for Server 0.1 are still valid on Server 0.2.

              •  08 Oct 2007 21:02
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                Release Notes: This release provides a text mode Linux environment, but also contains a preliminary graphical environment built on the framebuffer device, with DirectFB and SDL on top. The installation procedure is short, but is still manual. Included are tools such as a graphical Web browser, a file manager, and an editor. One thing Syllable Server is designed for is to function as a lightweight virtualisation platform for running other operating systems (or multiple instances of itself). The QEmu virtualisor/emulator is included, and the KQEmu Accelerator kernel module is integrated into the system.

                •  16 Jul 2007 15:28
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                  Release Notes: A new version of ABrowse was added. The web browser has been rewritten using the WebKit engine, which is also the basis of Apple's Safari Web browser. A new version of Whisper and the Contact address book are now included. New drivers were added for the SysKonnect Yukon1 network cards and ACPI CPU management. The drivers for Radeon, GeForceFX, SiS, and Trident video cards, HD Audio, Intel, and VIA SATA controllers, and Realtek 8169 network cards were updated.

                  •  05 Mar 2007 19:20
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                    Release Notes: Highlights of this release include initial support for printing with CUPS, support for Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet cards, support for USB CD-ROM drives, and rendering and graphics speed improvements. The GRUB boot loader can now be installed automatically. There are new versions of many applications, including AEdit, AView, and Whisper, as well as improved media support and playback. There are of course the usual bugfixes and improved application compatibility and many improved drivers.

                    •  09 Nov 2006 10:00
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                      Release Notes: A new audio framework was included for the media server. Non-English-speaking users can now take advantage of a number of newly translated applications. A switch to GCC 4.1.1 has yielded noticeable performance improvements. Users with SMP or Hyperthreaded machines will benefit from improvements to SMP support. There are new versions of important applications, including ABrowse and Whisper. Finally, this release adds support for NTFS filesystems, USB keyboards, and gigabit Ethernet controllers.

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