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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?

OS/2 and AF / Advanced Format

2017-03-13 04:02:09 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Help us find the discussion of AF standard for harddrives support in OS/2. There was a discussion somewhere in the Internet, maybe at os2world.com

General questions: can you install OS/2 to AF disk? Do you feel slow speed? How to create partitions to follow AF standard?

More OS/2 barriers: ESWay website

Migration to new version of OS/2

2017-02-25 00:32:00 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

If you have old OS/2, let's prepare it for upgrade (migration to new version).

Step 1-: send config.sys from old OS/2 / eCS to eCo Software. to email: support (at) os2 (dot) guru


+ email + name/nickname + model of pc (so you can remember what computer)

The assistant uility will be free for users.

What way of migration to select?

  • The system has "migration" mode when new files overwrite old files. a) some programs are cutted and don't work anymore b) in any case the users want install the system to fresh hard drive / ssd
  • Other way - copy directories with the programs. OS/2 programs don't have migration function so part of programs will not start after move.
  • We offer this way: You install new system to new hard drive. Migration assistant is collecting information from old disk about installed software and data for you.

Warpstock Europe 2017 - you should visit

2017-02-24 14:15:30 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

The conference, it's like a flash / flicker. 2 or 3 days and it's over. In reality, it takes 3-5 monthes, the developers are working, the speakers are preparing the materials. The organizers are spending efforts.

We are searching for person which can make a report from the conference.


Look at "decaying west"

Look at people

Collect all secrets and facts

Walk by the city

Warpstock Europe 2017 (July, 2016)

2017-02-14 13:52:21 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

(the text is based on previous announcements)


OS/2 VOICE will be hosting Warpstock Europe 2017 in Rotterdam the Netherlands.

The location will be the Central library. Dates 20 May Saturday and Sunday.

Day 1) Friday - Social Event

Day 2) and Day 3): Access for 2 days will 50 Euro. The location is a bit expensive, but the location is perfect. Mayor intercity train station under the library. A direct train from Schiphol (Dutch national airport). (one stop from Rotterdam Central station).

If you would like to support OS/2 VOICE and Warpstock Europe 2017! arcanoae.com

While some people that can not make it to Warpstock who sponsor VOICE. We will provide a videostream again so you can tune in! The event this year (Warpstock Europe 2016) in our view has been inspiring for all. People talked about new OS/2 projects to develop! In other words Warpstock Europe played its part to keep OS/2 moving forward.


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