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Changelog updated. Closing in on a beta release.

Submitted by Tomasz Dominikowski on Tue, 2007-04-03 19:52.

I've gathered some information on the alpha forum and also received some more information from Robert and finally updated the changelog. Before you all scream - no, I'm not usually responsible for updating it, honestly! :]



Registrar Service.

Submitted by Tomasz Dominikowski on Tue, 2006-12-05 12:57.

Robert is working hard to bring us another cool feature - Registrar. Why yet another service instead of plain old registry? I'm not going to get into details, I'll let Robert explain:

It's insolated, per user and allowes manual configuration using the system manager plugin. A service is just an application with which you can communicate using the desktop communication service. (yeah, you need a service to communicate with a service ;) ). Anyway, a service is isolated in its own address space, can easily be enabled/disabled, doesn't require special linking with your applications and can easily be updated without affecting applications using it. (no re-compilation, ....)

Obligatory screenshot (click to enlarge):



GTK+ port coming along nicely.

Submitted by Tomasz Dominikowski on Fri, 2006-11-24 17:18.

Phew, build 6669 is out of the door. Robert is of course not stopping and yes, he has ported GTK+ 2.10.6. There were drawing issues and all the usual unpleasent things connected with such a feat, but there's some hope:

RobertSze: hmm, interesting. The new GTK/Cairo build is damn fast. GTK apps work at full speed now, at least it looks so when starting the GTK tests. Not sure about applications like abiword yet



Wrapping up. Flash Support.

Submitted by Tomasz Dominikowski on Sun, 2006-11-12 12:12.

Alright, it seems we're close to releasing another beta build for our beta testers. The new USB functionality is finally working for Adamk "Mr Special Hardware", so we're ready in that department. If USB doesn't work for you, we won't believe you. No, but seriously, we just need to sort out some printing issues experienced by a few of our alpha testers and we're good to go. SkyOS is really looking good and ready as ever. For a beta build, that is.



Preparing For Another Beta Release

Submitted by Tomasz Dominikowski on Tue, 2006-10-24 19:08.

Both Robert Szeleney and the Alpha Team are working hard to bring you the best next beta release possible. It nearly seems as if there are daily alpha builds of SkyOS (four released already). Here is the unofficial changelog for alpha builds to show you what's been achieved through this relatively short period of time (careful, this is confidential information, don't tell anyone):