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    Phoronix: The AuroraUX Operating System Is Dead

    While figuring out what niche operating systems to benchmark on Phoronix next, I realized the AuroraUX operating system project quietly disappeared...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTIyMTI

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    AuroraUX source code or documentation

    Too bad that very interesting open source projects are abandoned
    I am interested in Ada programming language and software written in this language.
    Does anyone know a mirror for the OS, source code or documentation or anything related to the AuroraUX OS? Linux or Solaris ports.
    Unlike closed source software, any dead open source code can be ressurected and brought back to life after many years.
    Mention that Google did not find anything relevant.

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    • #3
      I must have missed this one - Why can't more people seem to get along with Ada? It isn't just a dead pascal copy... it's actually... well, very good!

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      • #4
        It was a very interesting idea, but perhaps a bit overambitious. For example, I believe they planned to write their own X server in Ada, even if they could get it working in a reasonable time frame, would it have made much of a difference?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by philcostin View Post
          Why can't more people seem to get along with Ada? It isn't just a dead pascal copy... it's actually... well, very good!
          Object orientation is possible but a bit strange. Maybe this will get better with the next version of the standard...

          GUI bindings... Well, there is gtkada...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by philcostin View Post
            I must have missed this one - Why can't more people seem to get along with Ada? It isn't just a dead pascal copy... it's actually... well, very good!
            Ada and Pascal are terrible if compared to C++11

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            • #7
              FPC

              Old Pascal (of N. Wirth) is considered obsolete. A new version could be Frepascal, a clone of Delphi FreePascal/ObjectPascal. Fpc is a mature compiler.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by onicsis View Post
                Old Pascal (of N. Wirth) is considered obsolete. A new version could be Frepascal, a clone of Delphi FreePascal/ObjectPascal. Fpc is a mature compiler.
                Free Pascal still needs much longer source code to implement same functionality than C++11.

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                • #9
                  It would have been nice a DesktopManager/WM/FileManager written in ADA + necessary tools and other user-space programs, in top of Linux/Solaris or BSD kernel.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JS987 View Post
                    Free Pascal still needs much longer source code to implement same functionality than C++11.
                    From what I know, even Qt still does not use all the features of new C++11 standard.

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                    • #11
                      From
                      [Phoronix:]Qt 5, KDE 5 To Be Written In C++11 (C++0x)?

                      Marc Mutz, a Qt/KDE developer, has written a blog post calling for C++11 to be utilized quickly by Qt, KDE, and other free software projects. Mutz wants C++11 to be adopted as quickly as possible for the new features of this language and to avoid this language becoming stagnant or only slowly deployed over many years. Mutz also calls for C++98 support to be dropped as quickly as possible.

                      There's already been other blog posts responding to this proposal. It's extremely unlikely that C++11 will be a requirement for Qt 5.0, which is due for release next year, and that it's also unlikely for KDE 5 / KDE Frameworks. However, optional support for C++11 may come sooner.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by onicsis View Post
                        From what I know, even Qt still does not use all the features of new C++11 standard.
                        Qt5 needs to be compatible with old compilers.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by onicsis View Post
                          Unlike closed source software, any dead open source code can be ressurected and brought back to life after many years.
                          Mention that Google did not find anything relevant.
                          Correct. So opensource project live as long as someone needs it and able to develop it. When everyone abandons it, it's historic relic. Kind of archives or so. And to my taste Solaris is a bad choice. Sun released Solaris as opensource too late (Linux has been a way too strong competitor at the moment), under awkward license (IIRC initial plan has been GPLv3 but they never got to this point), some essential parts were not opensourced (serious disadvantage compared to Linux) and so on. Not to mention Linux does not depends on single company - fail of single company can't stop Linux. OTOH Sun has been sold to Oracle and Oracle had no interest to those projects. So most solaris-based project either completely died or half-dead.

                          So everyone who bet on this project were betting on dead horse.

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                          • #14
                            Unfortuneli OpenSolaris derivates could become a time bomb, because of patents, such as those related to ZFS, patents owend by Oracle.
                            An application or any application should not be tied to any given OS, but developed as a cross-platform from the start.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by onicsis View Post
                              Unfortuneli OpenSolaris derivates could become a time bomb, because of patents, such as those related to ZFS, patents owend by Oracle.
                              An application or any application should not be tied to any given OS, but developed as a cross-platform from the start.
                              The CDDL provides patent protection, so that should be impossible.

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