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.
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!
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.
What questions to make to the managers of Arca OS?
What to ask from the developers? What impressions to collect from the users?
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.
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.
The conditions of OS/2 support
A) Until the end of 2016, such conditions of OS/2 / eComStation / ArcaOS users support
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:
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."