*bww bitwise works GmbH Newsletter August 22, 2014*
Hereby we would like to give you an update on current and possibly future projects and keep you informed about what we do for your sponsoring units!
Right now we work on various projects as you might have read or heard. Some people seem to think that all projects are done by the same people in parallel, which is not the case.
We have a very qualified team of developers working on the various projects, nevertheless our resources are limited and therefore we have to put projects temporarily on hold and resume later, as we never over schedule our resources. Thereby we are very capable of running multiple projects in parallel.
We can assure you we do not announce or promise more than we can manage at a given time!
bww bitwise works GmbH has been in touch for some time with Lewis Rosenthal, who has recently announced the new OS/2-focused company, Arca Noae LLC. He has launched Arca Noae mainly due to a lack of updated offerings for the OS/2 community. We continue to work closely with Arca Noae to map out the schedule for the release of new and updated items. Both companies will also sell each other's products.
As mentioned in Lewis' recent public postings to the community, the Arca Noae team is working on the final bits and pieces in order to get their new website live and open their shop for business.
- Firefox 24
We know that a later one is out for a while, but we stick at this version until it's GA for us as this means a new base version from which the newer releases are easier to be build. At the moment it is depending on underlying tooling to be finished first as in: git (versioning application used for github as example), which is 98% done now.
- SWT (Standard Widget Toolkit)
This will also include odin updates. SWT will bring eclipse and current SmartSVN/SmartGit tools.
- Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1
RC3 was announced recently, see also: www.bitwiseworks.com
- Injoy Firewall
Version 4.2.2 is available since some weeks already, see also: www.bitwiseworks.com
- update Java to latest OpenJDK, which brings new recent Java applications
- update Qt to Qt5, to have latest webkit working. With this we will get even more Qt applications
Please mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a need for other projects.
*Track record for this year:*
We also updated a whole bunch of other stuff, as we needed it for some projects we work on. Here is the list we did so far:
All the above ports are available as rpm and the source is at svn.netlabs.org
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
BayWarp meeting announcement
Date: Tuesday, August 26
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Place: Panera Bread
501 E Hamilton Ave
Campbell, CA 95008
Panera Bread has plenty of room, it's quiet and they have WiFi. There is a
light rail station near the meeting location.
Changes at OS/2 VOICE
eCS and OS/2 tips and tricks
OS/2 Q and A for any user questions.
Come join us in our monthly meeting. We are OS/2 and eComStation users, and we
meet every month to discuss ideas about our favorite operating system.
Apache OpenOffice for eCS (OS/2)
St. Veit an der Glan, Austria, August 18, 2014 --- After a long period of
silence, we are now proud to show our commitment to Apache OpenOffice.
We took over the development lead from Mensys beginning this year. The
developer behind Apache OpenOffice is still the same, however he is now
working for bww bitwise works.
While we think a subscription service might work out, we have decided to
not go this way. We believe a donation way is better more the suitable
for current situation.
If you like Apache OpenOffice, please pass by our online shop at
www.bitwiseworks.com/shop and buy Apache OpenOffice for
eCS(OS/2). This donations save the ongoing development and bugfixing.
Apache OpenOffice is the free and open productivity suite, consisting of
several mighty applications, such as Calc, Writer, Base, Impress and
several more. Apache OpenOffice is compatible to the leading commercial
bww bitwise works is commited to provide the latest version available,
which will be version 4.1.1.
By providing a 4.1.1 RC3 our version for eComStation (OS/2) is on the
same level as for other major platforms such as Windows and Linux.
Download Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 RC3:
and Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_os2gcci_install-arc_en-US-rc3-strip.zip is the
non debug file, if you have issues please use the debug file to get more
To fill a bug please use:https://issues.apache.org/ooo/
CTO bww bitwise works GmbH
News from netlabs.org:
11. August - 17. August
Java port for eCS (OS/2)
New sponsoring link!
Set of updates
Qt Version 4 for OS/2
Wiki updates including a new sponsoring link!
RPM and YUM
Loads of updates and fixes
Unix Ports and more
Two updates and a ticket raised and closed
New ticket raised
4. August - 10. August
Qt Applications for OS/2
Two applications updated
RPM and YUM
A mix of updates and fixes
Unix Ports and more
Loads of updates, mostly OpenSSL
Netlabs.org 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 netlabs.org via netlabs.org sponsoring units:
Thanks for your support!