It's done

Submitted by Robert Szeleney on Tue, 2006-07-11 13:46.

It's done. One of the biggest changes SkyOS has ever seen are now finally completed.

The main changes from build 5550 to build 6110 include:

  • Desktop composing. The entire GUI subsystem was rewritten to support desktop composing including flicker free drawing, double buffering, full alpha transparency, plugable composing effects, etc. Read more...
  • New binary format ELF. PE support was completely dropped, all libraries, application, drivers and the kernel are now ELF binaries.
  • Toolchain updates. Everything is now compiled with GCC 4.1.1 (ELF) and latest binutils. All standard and SkyGI header files have been updated for better C++ compatibility. Factory has been updated to build all recipes as ELF binaries
  • libtool. Finally libtool is fully supported, making it very easy to compile libraries without changing any single line of code.
  • New libc and libm.
  • New versions of various applications and new recipes
  • 280 bugs fixed
  • Changelog...

And the obligatory screenshot:
Desktop

Composing

In other news: Lukas Linemayr was busy bringing support for the BeOS people files to SkyOS. Using People you can add/change people files and with the SkyOS query system (Video) you can search for all your contacts really quick now.

Build 6110 is scheduled for 16th, july 2006.



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Well...

It is about time! :)

Good work robert, once my new ram comes (which should have been today, gah!) i will give it a go in vmware or something.

Awesome job Robert!

Awesome job Robert!
Can't wait to light up BugTracker once its released. j/k ;)