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Kaj

Kaj
For those who have been clamouring for a Syllable installation video in the past, we finally made one, on our SylCon summer conference yesterday:

AdrianS
Kaj, do you happen to have a VMware image for version 0.6.7? I only saw 0.6.6 posted.
btw, is the Enlightenment engine part of the latest binaries now?
Kaj
No, we haven't had time to make emulator images for 0.6.7 yet. The Enlightenment port isn't published in binary yet, but you could compile it with the Syllable build system

AdrianS
Are there some known graphics problems running under VMware? I had the browser showing Google and wikipedia for a while, but then it wouldn't update itself anymore. I also couldn't quit the browser. I have the hardware compatibility set to 6 as per instructions.
AdrianS
now I can't shutdown - need to pull the plug on the VM
AdrianS
this is with 0.6.7, btw - installed it under Workstation 9.0
Kaj
VMware always worked best in the past, but since emulators do very low level things, one can never be sure how a new version behaves
We haven't had your precise report about VMware, but it's quite possible that those symptoms are just general Syllable behaviour. The browser uses the WebKit engine, but it's an older version and the integration is incomplete. Many of the more complex web sites can hang the browser, and in those cases, Syllable can't close the browser and hangs on it when shutting down
Pressing Control-Alt-Delete shuts down Syllable cleanly but forces applications to close, so when you have hung applications, that's the way to shut down. It's described in the Welcome document on the desktop. Does that work?
DocKimbel
AdrianS: if you have a working 0.6.7 image for VMware, it would be nice if you could share it with us by sending it to Kaj (so we can download it from Syllable servers).
Kaj
Be aware that we're not fond of serving anything. We've always made a lot of effort to keep our downloads as small and clean as possible. We welcome contributions, but we also like them to contribute their own hosting. Otherwise, it takes more of our time than it saves
Case in point, one of our contributors recently made a developer edition of Syllable 0.6.7. It's much bigger than the standard distribution, but he's hosting it himself, so that's fine with us
Actually, I've had VirtualBox images of Desktop 0.6.7 and Server 0.4 for several months, but the extra work of publishing them has prevented me from doing that so far (you can blame Red for that ;-)
Would the VB images be usable for you?
DocKimbel
A VB image would be fine too.
Kaj
I'll schedule it for the next days, then. Maybe as an incrowd download first; writing articles and updating the website is a large part of the work
AdrianS
I can provide the VMware image if it's useful - I've got 25 gigs with box.net that could be put to some use. So, are you ok to just have the VB image or would having both be better?
AdrianS
Kaj, I'm curious what the plans are wrt Syllable (either desktop or server) and Raspberry PI. I see that more and more OSs are able to run on it now - just read about webOS, for example.

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