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OS/2 Guru: Frequently asked questions

2018-01-07 19:18:57 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

What topics are actual for you in january?

  • Q1: How to setup Poscript printer? how to import PPD file? What happend if you should import several PPD files for different printers?
  • Q2: How to repair borken RPM/YUM?
  • Q3: How to connect to WiFi in hotels, a) OS/2 computer is connected via Ethernet and Access Point, working as wifi adapter, b) but router shows additional pages *to the access point* and waits for confirmation from you
  • Q4: Is it safe to use AirBoot included to ArcaOS 5.0, if UEFI disk/flashdisk is attached? Does UEFI disk stay working or becomes broken?
  • Q5: What to write to the history of OS/2 in 2017? Neo OS/2

Warpstock Europe 2018

2017-12-24 02:48:47 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

The board of VOICE International is pleased to announce that Warpstock Europe 2018 will be held in Berlin, Germany on May 26 and 27 2018. The conference will take place in the NH Hotel Alexanderplatz at the Landsberger Allee 26-32.

The hotel offers good conference facilities and has rooms at a reasonable rate. As you can see in the picture there is a tram running in front of the hotel which connects Alexanderplatz in the city center with S-Bahn station Landsberger Allee; the latter has a direct connection to Sch?nefelder airport.

How to make the conference successful?

  • 1. It's necessary rotate banners about the conference at OS/2 sites (in 3-5 monthes before the conference)
  • 2. it's necessary publish list of speakers and presentations in advance. (in 2-3 monthes before the conference)

ArcaOS 5.0 Russian version

2017-12-20 01:35:51 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Good news! Russian version of ArcaOS 5.0 is available. It's free for users which purchased ArcaOS via russian local distributor.

Yuri Larin (LIP package developer) reports that ArcaOS is different from other distributions of OS/2 Warp system.

  • a) Updated drivers and system kernel. On the other side, some sub-systems were changed (Samba instead of IBM Peers).
  • b) Different directory structure, different system utilities
  • c) All eCo Software applications were translated already
  • d) XWPS, Firefox, .. applications are updated

eCo Software recommends to the developers make their applications multi-language in advance. For example, LANGE library exists during 10 years and demonstrated its efficiency.

ArcaOS 5.0 LIP package is available from homepage: http://os2.guru/lip


Whatsnew, ArcaOS LIP package

  • syslevel is increased
  • improved translation for Dynamic icons
  • improved translation for some objects on Desktop

ArcaOS: Black Friday sales

2017-12-02 12:57:53 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Arca Noae is selling ArcaOS with discounts, shop

Sponsorship needed for a new OS/2 web browser for OS/2

2017-10-12 01:03:44 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2voice.org]

The Dutch OS/2 VOICE foundation is looking for people who to sponsor the DUtch OS/2 VOICE foundation to collect 10.000 Dollars to contribute to a new browser on OS/2.

Firefox for the next 2 years we can still use but we are looking for an alternative. For more details please visit the following page: http://articles.os2voice.org

OS/2 Firefox downgrade

2017-09-02 03:56:34 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

How to downgrade Firefox 38 or 45 down to Firefox 24.8.1?

As you know, version 38 and 45 don't allow print from Firefox to printers with standard drivers.

To print a document the operator (user) should make some additional redundant efforts.

Let's share information how to install Firefox 24 to ArcaOS?

Warpstock Europe 2018

2017-09-01 10:40:26 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

The next conference maybe will take place in Berlin (Germany) discussion

Warpstock Europe is the most important OS/2 conference which gives impulse to the developers so they work during the year.

Fix for NetDrive FTP

2017-07-28 11:15:22 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [Glassman]

Fix to support FTP servers with russian codepage 1251

ArcaOS 5.0.1 now available

2017-07-27 11:01:55 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

(July 9, 2017)

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of ArcaOS 5.0.1, the first maintenance release of ArcaOS 5.0 (Blue Lion).

ArcaOS 5.0.1 is the result of many hours of work to adjust things discovered after the release of ArcaOS 5.0, particularly impacting installation of the operating system. Of course, there are many other post-install fixes included, as well, 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.

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 5.0.1 updates as critical.

If you have experienced difficulty installing ArcaOS 5.0, the fixes and updates included in 5.0.1 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.


ArcaOS, testing compatibility with OS/2

2017-06-08 14:19:09 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

ArcaOS is fully compatible with IBM OS/2 Warp

But the system includes other versions of drivers and libraries, system directories structure is different. so it's necessary verify the compatibility.

Let's test:

  • REXX compatibility
  • USB libraries compatibility
  • ported software from linux

ArcaOS 5.0 (organizational matters)

2017-05-31 14:17:02 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

1) Screenshots of ArcaOS 5.0

2) How to access your personalized ArcaOS ISO

3) Compatibility with OS/2

ArcaOS: Lewis Rosenthal interview

2017-05-28 13:38:54 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Bryan Lunduke is discussing ArcaOS with Lewis Rosenthal.

"OS/2 Based ArcaOS" / Lunduke Hour / May 23, 2017

Seems that the subscribers of this channel are not interested in this topic.

What is the area of OS/2 usage?

2017-05-07 23:24:57 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

What is the area of OS/2 usage in 2017 and 2018? We should discuss this problem before talking about other topics.

OS/2: real-time or wait for completed?

2017-05-01 00:51:20 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

What method of OS/2 development is better:

  • real-time show, when the system is developed in open mode: every week you get news and alpha-versions of modules / components.
  • or hidden development, when full completed version will be released at D-day. (Alpha versions are not available for public, ..)

Both approaches have advantages and disadvantages. Selected method of development is very critical. and there are two variants only: success or fail.

ArcaOS 5.0: Prices

2017-04-23 22:43:25 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

ArcaOS 5.0: Blue Lion is coming

ArcaOS: Frequenly asked questions

2017-03-17 01:24:15 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

You can post your questions here.

Official pages:

The users ask us:

  • Q1: What are the minimal system requirements of ArcaOS?
  • Q2: Is it necessary prepare NEW harddrive using DFSee or other utilities? Or ArcaOS is able to initialize, create the 1-st partition by itself?
  • Q3: Does ArcaOS support hard drives with AF label (Advanced Format)? does MiniLVM create partitions as required by the standard?
  • Q4: Does ArcaOS include OpenOffice?
  • Q5: Does ArcaOS support memory above 512Mb? (computers manufactured after 2010)
  • Q6: Does ArcaOS support Warpin format? (installer of eComStation applications)
  • Q7: How to connect ArcaOS with Android device?


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