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Interview With Cosmoe's Bill Hayden 130

Eugenia writes: "Over a month ago it was reported that a developer had forked the Athe(na) operating system and ported its GUI on top of Linux, without the use of XFree86. This combined OS, called Cosmoe, would support Linux, AtheOS, BeOS and even Macintosh's Carbon APIs (without the use of GNUStep - his port of Carbon is wrapped around the Be API). OSNews today features an interview with the architect of the combined OS, Bill Hayden, where a lot of things are explained about his plans for Cosmoe."
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Interview With Cosmoe's Bill Hayden

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  • GnuSTEP and Carbon (Score:5, Informative)

    by Eugenia Loli ( 250395 ) on Tuesday May 14, 2002 @12:45AM (#3514905) Homepage Journal
    Duh! I made a mistake when I submitted the story. GNUSTEP wraps around the Cocoa API, not the Carbon one. Sorry for the confusion.

    I was deep into porting a game to MacOSX at the time of the submission and everything was like a big knot in my head... :P
  • DVD Playing on Linux (Score:4, Informative)

    by benjj ( 302095 ) on Tuesday May 14, 2002 @03:54AM (#3515668) Homepage
    Woh woh woh woh!

    I think it must have been a while since you tried dvd playing on linux. AFAIK oms isn't even developed anymore. I use xine with the dvdnav plugin. It installed easily on debian, and the only sound sync problems I had were when I tried it using esd.

    I also run 3d games under linux. Both the Wolfenstein and Quake III work, as does max payne running under WineX. All with no trouble after I installed the NVidia drivers.

    I do agree with you about the X configuration issues, this seems to be something that each commercial distro is trying to solve in their installers (somewhat unsuccessfully in my experience).
  • by tbien ( 28401 ) on Tuesday May 14, 2002 @06:06AM (#3515998) Homepage
    First of all Carbon is the C++ based MacOSX API
    based on the old toolbox functions from MacOS 9 backwards. It has nothing to do with Cocoa which
    is a Objective C API based on OpenStep.

    GNUStep is the free (as in GPL) Implementation of
    the OpenStep specification.

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