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Upgrade ArcaOS apps

2019-01-15 03:45:51 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [eCo Software]

Upgrade ArcaTool to Zippy,

Upgrade DVD Tools to DVD Toys
(btw, to use USB DVD Multi burner, install cdrtools from DVD Toys homepage)


eSchemes 2.01.00 are released

2019-01-13 19:38:05 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [eCo Software]

eCo Software released eSchemes WPS extender. It was fully re-written and debugged. eSchemes allows you apply schemes and change colors of windows, buttons and other graphical UI elements.

The package includes 44 schemes (OS/2 Warp 3 appearence, WinXP, etc).

os2.guru/eschemes


You have 5 monthes till..

2019-01-03 20:54:42 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Warpstock Europe 2019 will occur in May 2019. You have time to write usefull utility / application for this event. We will distribute information about your program at this event.

OS/2 conferences


Warpstock Europe 2019 conference

2018-12-22 16:04:57 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

The next conference is planned in May of 2019, The Netherlands. warpstock.eu Some movies about Soest city

Horses:


25 Years ago: IBM OS/2 Warp 3 adv

2018-12-22 15:40:32 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2world.com]

a cut from IBM presentation:


Device Manager updated

2018-11-28 13:15:55 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Several weeks ago we have updated Device Manager for OS/2. Smart utility which shows information about hardware devices.

PIC:

For developers: if you have useful code aimed to detect devices (Serial port, cameras, RAID controllers..) then you can share this code with us (we will mention your participation on the site)

For users: Send us short messages via the utility to improve output

  • The models of devices are not decoded sometimes.
  • name of manufacturer can be simplified.

If you look at Windows experience. Embedded Device manager is the main tool to setup re-installed Windows system. The utility informs what devices don't have drivers or work with troubles. Step by step, every user can resolve the troubles by himself.


ArcaOS installation for audio player

2018-11-25 02:45:44 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

One more review about installation of ArcaOS 5.0 to use OS/2 as audio player ArcaOS installation for audio player


ArcaOS (OS/2) - a road to audio-nirvana

2018-11-24 02:33:18 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

We found a discussuon of ArcaOS (OS/2) for audiophiles at DAstereo.ru site. Discussion (RUS)

(you need a modern web-browser to open this site)


Warcraft 2 via network

2018-11-15 14:16:34 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

People install OS/2 to play DOS games.

Let's write the article "How to configure Warcraft 2 for network game"

Add comments if you know tricks and tips.


ArcaOS 5.0.3 now available

2018-08-25 20:03:59 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [Arca Noae]

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of ArcaOS 5.0.3, the third maintenance release of ArcaOS 5.0 (Blue Lion).

ArcaOS 5.0.3 is (again) the result of many hours of collaborative work to keep up-to-date and to further refine ArcaOS 5.0. Post-install fixes are included, and these will be made available for separate download as part of the ArcaOS 5.0 Support & Maintenance subscription. In the interim, a full download of the refreshed media image is required to obtain all of these fixes and updates.

ArcaOS 5.0.3 includes over 40 updates and fixes since 5.0.2. The USB stick image package (available as a separate download for ArcaOS licensees with current support and maintenance subscription) has also been updated to incorporate the latest changes in ArcaOS 5.0.3.

A bootable ArcaOS 5.0.3 USB stick may be created from any major operating system at hand (Windows, Linux, MacOS, and of course, OS/2, eComStation, and ArcaOS). Once the image is restored, eject, re-insert, and simply copy your personalized ISO (separately downloaded) to the stick per the included directions (also detailed in the ArcaOS support wiki). The stick may then be inserted into any USB 2.0-controlled port in the target system, and used to boot into the ArcaOS installer.

If everything is working in your current installation, it may be prudent to wait for the subscription content to become available, as Arca Noae has not classified any of the 5.0.3 updates as critical.

If you have experienced difficulty installing ArcaOS 5.0.2, the fixes and updates included in 5.0.3 may address your issue(s).

For a complete list of updates in this release, see the ArcaOS wiki.

To download your fresh ISO, simply visit your customer portal page, select the Orders & Subscriptions link on the navigation panel to the left, then click on the order for your ArcaOS license. Once there, click the download link to request a fresh ISO, and wait for your notification email.

You may view the latest post here: https://www.arcanoae.com/arcaos-5-0-3-now-available/

We at Arca Noae would like to thank our development partners, bww bitwise works, GmbH and Netlabs.org for their continued contributions to the OS/2 platform. Monetary contributions to offset their operating costs may be made either through Arca Noae at https://www.arcanoae.com or bww bitwise works, GmbH at http://www.bitwiseworks.com.


OS/2 and 4K monitors

2018-08-06 11:07:14 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru, Igor Sapegin]

ArcaOS 5.0 + Panorama videodriver support 4K monitors:

  • use video adapter with support of 4K
  • the video mode works if connect via DisplayPort, HDMI - doesn't

3840x2160

Now the user should solve the problem of small letters and icons.


ArcaOS network compatibility with OS/2

2018-03-08 15:58:41 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

It's not clear, does ArcaOS work with other OS/2 computers in local network?

IBMPEERS is absent in ArcaOS. Samba client is installed instead.

We can't find information how ArcaOS computer can access disks of other OS/2 computer? (other OS/2 computer: eComStation 2.2 with IBMPEERS)

How to install IBMPEERS?


Running OS/2 apps in Linux

2018-02-23 04:01:51 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru, andy]

(Reference to os2.guru when publishing this message at other sites)

How does it influence on OS/2?

  • we migrate to Linux
  • OR code written by this developer can be ported to OS/2 one more time, to replace IBM modules.

OS/2 VOICE IRC speakup with Arca Noae

2018-02-18 15:29:47 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

The 1-st irc-chat is over. Here is the log: OS/2 VOICE IRC speakup with Arca Noae, Day 1

The next irc-meeting is planned to February 25.

Do you have questions to Arca Noae? Let's collect the list.


ArcaOS 5.0.2 (install from USB Flash)

2018-02-11 13:43:44 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'ArcaOS 5.0.2 now available'

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of ArcaOS 5.0.2, the second maintenance release of ArcaOS 5.0 (Blue Lion).

ArcaOS 5.0.2 is the result of many hours of collaborative work to update and refine ArcaOS 5.0. Post-install fixes are included, and these will be made available for separate download as part of the ArcaOS 5.0 Support & Maintenance subscription shortly. In the meantime, a full download of the refreshed media image is required to obtain these fixes and updates.

ArcaOS 5.0.2 includes well over 60 updates and fixes since 5.0.1, and introduces for the first time ever available, the ability to boot an OS/2-based operating system from USB stick media and perform an installation. This new facility - AltBoot - should enable ArcaOS to be installed on many systems where traditional DVD-based booting has not been possible.

A bootable ArcaOS 5.0.2 USB stick may be created from any major operating system at hand (Windows, Linux, MacOS, and of course, OS/2, eComStation, and ArcaOS). The USB stick image package will be made available as a separate download.

If everything is working in your current installation, it may be prudent to wait for the subscription content to become available, as Arca Noae has not classified any of the 5.0.2 updates as critical.

If you have experienced difficulty installing ArcaOS 5.0.1, the fixes and updates included in 5.0.2 may address your issue(s).

For a complete list of updates in this release, see the ArcaOS wiki.

To download your fresh ISO, simply visit your customer portal page, select the Orders & Subscriptions link on the navigation panel to the left, then click on the order for your ArcaOS license. Once there, click the download link to request a fresh ISO, and wait for your notification email.

You may view the latest post here: https://www.arcanoae.com/arcaos-5-0-2-now-available/

We at Arca Noae would like to thank our development partners, bww bitwise works, GmbH and Netlabs.org for their continued contributions to the OS/2 platform. Monetary contributions to offset their operating costs may be made either through Arca Noae at https://www.arcanoae.com or bww bitwise works, GmbH at http://www.bitwiseworks.com.

OS2.GURU remarks:

  • The topic of OS/2 installation from USB flash disk (Understanding that this feature is important) was discussed since 2008.
  • Boot from USB Flash is supported in notebooks manufactured since 2004 (or early). Any "modern" ACPI laptop will boot from USB flash (there are exceptions) To boot on Modern laptops (2012 and newer) with UEFI support, switch USB 3.0 to legacy, disable Secure boot, disable UEFI (switch to Legacy).

OS/2 + Android

2018-02-05 02:27:58 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Misc questions from users:

  • How to upload ringtone to smartphone from OS/2?
  • how to send SMS from PC via Android smartphone?
  • how to clean directories on Android phone from OS/2 (via ftp)?
  • what is the target directory for wallpapers? so smartphone detects this pictures?
  • how to dump sms messages using OS/2?

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