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New OS/2 Company

eComStationNews.com - Wed, 20140521 - 03:07 -0600

My name is Lewis Rosenthal. Some of you may already be familiar with me as the maintainer of several OS/2 and eCS mailing lists, the web host for VOICE, and as the treasurer of Warpstock Corporation, the advocacy organization which holds the annual OS/2 and eCS conference in North America.

Our community has been relatively quiet over the past year or so, in terms
of new OS/2 products and eCS releases. Late last year, I began to think
about the future of OS/2 as a platform, knowing that in the background, a
considerable amount of work was being done to maintain, update, and support
eCS, with little made available to the audience.

I began actively seeking investors for a new company with a new vision for
OS/2. To my delight, I have been able to assemble a group of such
like-minded people, and as I write this, we are forming this new company.
Part of the philosophy of the new entity will be to maintain strong ties to
the user community through the remaining organizations we have, and to
cultivate long term relationships with cooperative developers and vendors to
provide what we think is a more unified and organized face for our platform
of choice. Call this "branding and packaging" if you will.

While the products offered by the new company as packaged will be fee-based,
as far as we are able, code will be GPL (or GPL-compatible).

In the coming weeks, look for further announcements, a new website, public
forums and mailing lists, and soon after, a working web shop.

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

netlabs.org newsletter #217

eComStationNews.com - Mon, 20140519 - 07:07 -0600

This is the latest edition of the bi-weekly netlabs.org newsletter. The newsletter can be read on the web at the following URL:
wiki.netlabs.org/index.php

News from netlabs.org:
6. May - 12. May
Dynamic Windows Library
Wiki updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/dwindows/timeline
Qt Applications for OS/2
Mixture of new tickets, fixes and updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline
Samba for eCS (OS/2)
Samba Server updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline
Unix Ports and more
Another fix for gcc 4.7.3
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline
28. April - 5. May
ACPI Subsystem for eComStation
Ticket closed
See: trac.netlabs.org/acpi/timeline
FAT32
Initial branch commit
See: trac.netlabs.org/fat32/timeline
Java port for eCS (OS/2)
Ticket closed
See: trac.netlabs.org/java/timeline
Mozilla for OS/2
Console logging added
See: https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/commits/master
Qt Applications for OS/2
A lot of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline
RPM and YUM
Some updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline
Samba for eCS (OS/2)
gcc4core wpi changed
See: trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline
Unix Ports and more
Poppler updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline
USB
Some support implemented
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline

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Categories: eComStation - OS/2
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