AltME: Syllable

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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.
AdrianS
just saw you answered Nicolas on the same question, back in April
AdrianS
I got the browser to be unresponsive again and tried to kill the process using the System Information Processes tab, but that didn't work and the info applicaton became unresponsive as well. At that point the mouse didnt work either and when I tried to send the OS a ctrl-alt-del, that didn't do anything.
Kaj
Yes, that's the other way to do it, but you probably killed a system process instead. Look for the first thread that says "Webster" (the web browser) and end that thread. It will take all the other Webster child threads with it
By the way, when you installed Syllable, did you use the menu option for installing on VMware?
Hosting a VMware image would be great, but we have to make sure that it's correct

AdrianS
I'm pretty sure it was the "Webster" thread that I tried to kill
AdrianS
I did choose that option when installing, but I can re-create the VM to try to fix a little hassle with the startup menu. What happens now is that on the default first option, 'Start Syllable', you get an error saying that the selected disk does not exist. Choosing the second option, 'Start Syllable (automatic boot drive search), finds the OS and boots. I'm not sure what went wron there - I tried to install grub to the MBR - basically, I pretty much accepted the defaults or suggestions when installing. I'll go through it again just to make sure that I didn't mess something up, though, since it doesn't take very long.
DocKimbel
I will give a quick try at installing 0.6.7 on VMware.
AdrianS
during VM setup, I chose "Other" and 32 bit for the OS choices - not sure if that was what I should have chosen

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