eComStation - OS/2

bww bitwise works GmbH progress update - Wed, 20140910 - 10:07 -0600

*bww bitwise works GmbH progress update September 10, 2014*

We are finally done with the long awaited git 2.0 software port. Unfortunately this port took us very long, as we had to do a lot updates on other ports, as well as some new ports. Git and all the needed requirements can be installed with "yum install git". If one doesn't like yum there is the possibility to download the zip package of git and install it from there.
If you are curious in what was added or changed for the git port, please have a look at Unix Ports <>

We are now switching to Firefox again and we hope to have a fresh beta out very soon.
If you are interested to see the progress on Firefox, please have a look at Firefox for eCS (OS/2) <>

If you want to support us or a specific project then please check out these links:
You are one of the people making the future possible!

With regards, the bww bitwise works GmbH Team

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

Warpstock presentation announcment: Jan van Wijk - Mon, 20140908 - 16:37 -0600

Warpstock is pleased to announce two presentations by Jan van Wijk.

1) DFSee 12.x overview, demo and Q&A

An overview of the functionality in the DFSee disk analysis and recovery tool DFSee, with emphasis on new features added since 2008 (version 9 through 12). After a brief presentation there will be enough time for questions and perhaps some demos on usage of DFSee.

2) Disk partition and file system basics, with DFSee demos and Q&A

A brief overview of disk partitioning, including OS/2 LVM and GPT style, and a summary of the on-disk structures of several file systems. Some hands-on using DFSee itself, driven by questions asked.

Warpstock is the annual conference for eComStation and OS/2 users.

Warpstock 2014 will be held at the Drury Inn St. Louis Airport, in St. Louis, Missouri October 24 - 26, 2014.

Warpstock 2014 promises to be a can't-miss event, as new developments in the community will be discussed, and practical tips and techniques for getting the most out of existing systems and new hardware will be on the agenda.

Register for the conference on the Warpstock website.

Hotel Reservations: Individual reservations may be made by reserving online at, then enter Group number of 2210046.

Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the Group number of 2210046.
Cut-off date:

Reservations received after Tuesday, September 23, 2014 will be provided on a space-available basis at prevailing rates. Check-In, Check-Out: Hotel check-in is after 3 p.m. on the day of arrival. Hotel checkout is before 11:00 a.m. on
the day of departure.

Warpstock Corporation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, chartered in Virginia. The Warpstock annual conference is a gathering of OS/2 users, developers, and vendors from around the world for the purpose of education and advocacy. All contributions to Warpstock are fully tax deductible in the US. Consult your tax adviser for more details.

More information on Warpstock available at:

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

FtpServer 2.0 is open source - Wed, 20140903 - 00:57 -0600

The FtpServer software, formerly distributed as shareware, is now
open-source and freeware, subject to the GPL open-source licence. The
binaries and the sources may be obtained from

or from Hobbes.

(Binaries in one zip file, sources in three other zip files.)

FtpServer is an FTP daemon for OS/2. Although an FTP daemon already
comes supplied with OS/2, this one has more flexible control over what
clients are allowed to do and see. Each user sees a virtual file system
(which can be different for each user) which, through the use of
symbolic links and visibility controls, hides the actual file system
from the user. It is also possible to control which IP addresses are
allowed to connect to the server.

The included tools include a Monitor program that lets the manager see
who is connected.

-- Peter Moylan

Categories: eComStation - OS/2 newsletter #225 - Mon, 20140901 - 04:41 -0600

This is the latest edition of the bi-weekly newsletter. The newsletter can be read on the web at the following URL:

News from
25. August - 31. August
ACPI Subsystem for eComStation
Requirements update
eFTE2 Editor
Loads of updates
Mix of updates and fixes
New ticket raised
Set of new tickets raised
Qt Applications for OS/2
Three applications updated and one added
Various updates
Unix Ports and more
Pile of updates and fixes
One fix for ACPI
18. August - 24. August
ACPI Subsystem for eComStation
Mix of updates, fixes and new tickets
eFTE2 Editor
Lot of tickets created
One ticket closed as duplicate
Various tickets closed and new ones opened
Nice set of updates
Two updates
Unix Ports and more
Big pile of updates and fixes
WPS Toolkit
Mix of updates
See: relies on your support as well. We hire developers to have better progress on projects, for instance. For sure this costs money so any sponsoring is very welcome! You can support via sponsoring units:

Thanks for your support!

We can be reached at:
And we are on Twitter now as well! See:

Greetings, team

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