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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

file

+ 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)

http://warpstock.eu/

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.

Today:

What questions to make to the managers of Arca OS? What to ask from the developers? What impressions to collect from the users?


February mix of OS/2 news

2017-02-10 15:43:34 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

  • Tinkoff bank improved their bank so you can't login from OS/2 anymore. Try: my.tinkoff.ru
  • How to replace user agent in Firefox? in this case the behavior of web-sites to your OS/2 computer is changing, instructions
  • Japanese OS/2 twitter
  • How to increase quantity of OS/2 computers? Every existing OS/2 user should install OS/2 to the computers which he can see.
  • [RUS] How to capture screenshot in Firefox?

    Test 1:

    • Shift+F2
    • type "s" and select "screenshot". and tab
    • write "??f" and tab
    • as result you see: "screenshot ??fullpage"
    • enter
    • instructions

    Test 2:

    • Firefox 25: ;
    • screenshot --clipboard
    • => png file is created
  • [RUS] Remembering SB Live! 5.1

Blue Lion moves into beta testing

2017-02-02 03:50:18 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [https://www.arcanoae.com/blue-lion-moves-beta-testing/]

Per Arca Noae's revised release schedule, and as announced at Warpstock 2016, Blue Lion (ArcaOS 5.0) moved into beta testing stage today. The first beta release has been made available to the test team, and we anticipate a rigorous round of installation, modifications, formatting, deletion, disk wiping, and all that other fun stuff which accompanies a healthy beta test.

We do not anticipate a public beta cycle nor are we planning a gamma release or an untold number of release candidates. Instead, we fully expect ArcaOS 5.0 to emerge from beta testing at the end of March and to become generally available at that time.

We wish to thank our loyal supporters, our beta testers, and our development team for their dedication to the Blue Lion project, and look forward to the next 60 days as we ready the next release of OS/2.

Pricing will be made available in the near future. Expect two tiers, much like our subscription service (Personal and Commercial), with the latter including prioritized support and a longer bundled maintenance period. Volume discounts will also be available.


OS/2 in 2017

2017-01-22 03:04:33 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

How to use OS/2 in 2017?

  • for accounting, for warehouse control - YES, no need to develop drivers / we have script language
  • tools for engineer - YES // control of programmers, machines, direct access to hardware
  • ..

This areas are not available:

  • Music / other data processing - NO, because no specialists, interested to implement algorithms. // of course, simple functions can be implemented
  • Games, games platform - NO // of course, simple games can be manufactured
  • Main server in the office - NO, because no full compatibility // on the other side, there should be server for OS/2 network
  • ..

This areas are not available at all:

  • 3D graphics - NO
  • movies editors
  • ..

What OS/2 application could you buy?

2017-01-09 06:10:25 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

New started and it's a good moment to value the demand, What OS/2 application could you buy? 15$? 35$? 50$?

  • maybe you need special photo editor
  • or utility aimed to sync data with smartphone
  • or database for ..
  • or application which is streaming data from internet ..
  • your request?

GlassPM C++ library

2017-01-03 16:32:37 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Do you know C++ ? Do you want develop applications for OS/2 faster?

Glass PM C++ library was updated in the end of 2016.

Homepage: os2.guru/glasspm

Compatibility: IBM OS/2 Warp 4, eComStation, ArcaOS

Features:

  • It's easy to start new project (no need to take old programs as base for new)
  • You can mix this library with OS/2 API, window handles are not incapsulated to classes.

How to upgrade?

  • (The library is completed already, interfaces are defined)
  • Include current version of the library to your project
  • Develop your application, extend the functionality.
  • 6 monthes pass..
  • If you want upgrade to new version of the library, include new version try recompile with new version, upgrade your code if needed.

What applications are using the library?

  • DVD Toys
  • PM Backup Suite

and more:

  • Zippy
  • Device Manager / PCI Dock

P.S. You can create test applications (samples) based on this library and share with other developers.


OS/2: Lost chances

2017-01-02 01:02:10 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Since the end of 2014 till 2016 the exchange rate of USD was very high (relating to rouble, graphics)

It was a good chance to move the development of OS/2 to Russia/Ukraine because many developers could agree to work for salaries in "OS/2 dollars" (many people could agree to work for $300 or $500, per month)

But the chance was not used. There were technical tasls, but no investments.


Development of OS/2 operating system: queues

2017-01-01 05:34:17 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

You can check the behavior of this test program on your computer, it relates to the queses \\QUEUES

testQ-201506.rar

If you have a fix for the operating system then we will make efforts to include it to the official build.


How to download OS/2 drivers from ArcaNoae?

2016-12-19 23:55:44 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

The users report again that can't find drivers on the sites of ArcaNoae.

1) All technical problems (bugs) are discussed in the bug-tracker of Arca Noae: mantis.arcanoae.com

2) Download OS/2 drivers:

  • arcanoae.com
  • => jump to ACCOUNT (= Cabinet, Personal page)
  • => Input login (email) and password => List of Orders
  • => select the latest order, example: Order #4567
  • => here is the trick, click "here", not the name of product
    OS/2 & eCS Drivers & Software Subscription Renewal - personal edition x 1
    You can find the original order [[here]].
    
  • you see the list of downloads available

Searching for technical reviews

2016-11-19 21:08:25 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

OS2.GURU (eComStation.RU) is a largest storage of reviews related to OS/2 / eComStation.

We are interested collect and publish more reviews and articles about OS/2 technologies.

What topic to discuss?

  • guide for developer
  • research of a system module
  • suggestion what module to integrate to the system

Send draft texts / offers via web-form


Zippy 0.09.00 release

2016-11-19 21:02:40 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Zippy is a powerful and modern archiver for OS/2.

os2.guru/zippy

Version 0.09.00 (2016/11/15)

  • Now, if there is no marked archive items, all operations are applied to the currently selected item.
  • Commands that allow extract, test or remove a currently selected archive item are added to the archive context menu.
  • Fixed program crash after pressing the F1 key.
  • Fixed program crash after pressing "Remove" button if there is not any open archive

Version 0.08.01

  • Location of the directory used to hold temporary files can be changed via configuration dialog.
  • Correctly extracts boot images containing a boot information table from ISO9660 files.
  • Fixed WPS associations and integration during program installation.

The conditions of OS/2 support

2016-10-28 14:26:54 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

The conditions of OS/2 support A) Until the end of 2016, such conditions of OS/2 / eComStation / ArcaOS users support are accepted:

  • 1) company: eCo Software
  • 2) we work by principle: "goodwill", "as far as possible". We are interested answer to every question related to OS/2, but our resources are restricted so we can process the request "as far as possible".
  • 3) the user should have access to Internet.
  • 3.a) support by email only. Support by phone is not provided
  • 3.b) we don't send CD with drivers and applications. The users should get all updates via internet.
  • 4) speed of processing: 1 - 7 days
  • 5) minimal quality of reply: we can send the link to FAQ collection, in other words show our message which we have generated in the past when discussing similar topic with other users.

B) Preliminary, In 2017 the conditions of OS/2 support will stay the same as in 2016.

C) Usually US and european users are supported by other company: Arca Noae

 

Clarification: the same message in short: "Until the end of 2016 we will not provide support by phone. Please send an email with your questions or check our FAQ section on our website. eCo Software does not send drivers or applications via mail on CD. Please download from the internet."


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