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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


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?

OS/2 VOICE IRC speakup with Arca Noae LLC

2018-02-05 01:40:32 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [OS2VOICE, Roderick Klein]

Dear OS/2 users,

OS/2 VOICE used to organize IRC speaks with developers and organizations supporting the OS/2 community.

The good news is we will be holding a series of speaks ups via IRC. If you are unfamiliar with how IRC works, then no problem. While you can use an IRC client you can also use a your browser, which in my opinion is easier:

Before the meeting starts you goto the following URL: https://webchat.freenode.net/

Fill in your nickname: Its preferred if you use your real name. At the channel name fill #os2voice.

The speakup with Arca Noae LLC will be held on the Saturday the 17th of February and start at

  • (The first IRC speakup will be targeted at Westen Europe, Afrika and the American continent.)
  • 17:00 hours Amsterdam/Berlin Time.
  • 19:00 Moscow time
  • 11:00am New York time
  • 08:00am Los Angeles time

The second speakup is will be held on the Sunday the 25th of February. It will start at

  • 02:00 Moscow time,
  • 0:00 Amsterdam time, local time
  • Syndey 09:00 in the moring.
  • This means for people in New York the second speakup will start on 24th of February 18:00 hours New York time!
  • (This second speakup is to try and accommodate the OS/2 users in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.)

Its the in tension that as many of the developers from Arca NOae will be present to answer your questions. The speakup is intended to not last longer then 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Best regards,

Roderick Klein President OS/2 VOICE

Warpstock Europe 2018

2018-01-31 00:09:00 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

D day is coming, the conference is planned to the end of May 2018.

What is the agenda?

  • inform WSE organizers and os2.guru site (email: support at os2.guru) what presentation are you going to show, name, title. We are going draw promo banners.

What to expect:

  • (we don't have information what is the list of presentations and speakers)
  • Usually Arca Noae demonstrates new version of the system and the updates
  • Moreover Arca Noae talks about plans for future. What to expect
  • Dmitry Kuminov talks about Firefox / software porting
  • eCo Software goes demonstrate updated applications (Essentials, NeoWPS apps)

Warpstock Europe 2018 homepage

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


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