After a long absence, I am pleased to open our new website with the news that Rocklyte's software development tools are being updated with the intent of a re-release in 2014. This includes a complete port of our core platform to Android, updated Windows and Linux builds, and an emphasis on multi-platform development between the mobile and PC spaces. Some of the exciting changes that are taking place include OpenGLES support and the alpha release of RIPPLE, a lightweight and modular HTML alternative. Future blog posts will touch on some of these subjects, but our immediate concern is the release of our core platform for Windows and Android.
Sadly, the public distribution of the Athene Operating System will not be returning. My personal view is that Linux no longer forms a viable base for the development of plug-and-play operating systems. In recent years the size of the kernel has exploded and the large volume of drivers illustrates the difficulty in getting Linux to plug-and-play in the desktop space. How could any vendor test for so many hardware combinations? On the other hand, Linux remains strong in the embedded space and will continue to be well-suited for deployment on specialised devices. For this reason I see the possibility of our work in the desktop area being available as a drop-in replacement interface for Android devices. Stay tuned?
Finally, you will find that our new web site features some of the projects that were built with our technology post 2005, but remained unannounced due to NDA restrictions that have since lapsed. Some internal projects like RIPPLE are also highlighted to give you an idea of what is coming. I will continue to post here on the blog when I can, so I hope you return and I'll keep you updated with progress. Thanks for coming!