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Device Manager updated

2018-11-28 13:15:55 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Several weeks ago we have updated Device Manager for OS/2. Smart utility which shows information about hardware devices.


For developers: if you have useful code aimed to detect devices (Serial port, cameras, RAID controllers..) then you can share this code with us (we will mention your participation on the site)

For users: Send us short messages via the utility to improve output

  • The models of devices are not decoded sometimes.
  • name of manufacturer can be simplified.

If you look at Windows experience. Embedded Device manager is the main tool to setup re-installed Windows system. The utility informs what devices don't have drivers or work with troubles. Step by step, every user can resolve the troubles by himself.

Warcraft 2 via network

2018-11-15 14:16:34 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

People install OS/2 to play DOS games.

Let's write the article "How to configure Warcraft 2 for network game"

Add comments if you know tricks and tips.

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?

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?

Fix for NetDrive FTP

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

Fix to support FTP servers with russian codepage 1251

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.


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.

Device Manager: database

2016-10-24 20:40:41 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Device Manager is the only program which is collecting the database of devices and drivers (parity of devices - drivers).

To post the report: in the tree of devices on the left -> click RMB over the device -> Send report about device. Fill the form, sending over Internet.

DevMan homepage

Firefox 38 for OS/2

2016-09-21 18:31:37 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

How to install Firefox 38 for OS/2?


  • Firefox is working with restrictions
  • If you installed Firefox this way, then, your OS/2 supplier may refuse to support you, the porters of Firefox may refuse to support you
  • other ported linux applications may stop to work

Device Manager for OS/2

2016-09-05 00:56:42 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Device Manager it's another important element which changes work with OS/2: DevMan will significantly simplify configuration and maintenance of the operating system.

Download Device Manager. (you need Essentials subscription)


The developers can join the development of plugins for DevMan. The API is not published.

  • Preliminary, our plugin system will work as described:
  • DevMan walks by the tree of detected devices
  • it calls the plugin for every device
  • the plugin can access the information collected by DevMan
  • the plugin can select 1. don't modify, 2. hide/remove the device from the tree, 3. add/update information about device, 4. add more devices to the list.

OS2-SERVER: utility to generate signals

2016-06-13 04:11:45 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Imagine that you have a sever running OS/2. Sometimes the server hangs. So there need to send signals from the server to other os/2 computer. If signal stopped then we can conclue that the server have crashed. (or verify the availability of server from test computer).

What utility do you recommend?

Device Manager for OS/2

2016-03-30 02:31:51 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

eCo Software should develop new system utility Device Manager. Such manager will simplify configuration and maintenance of installed OS/2.

Participation of other developers:

  • you can share the code to detect devices, detect drivers (main developer is busy working on the kernel of the application), the names of independent developers will be published too.
  • Today, (yes, today) you can write and share code how to detect
    • (PCI, USB devices - it's clear, it will be supported)
    • Abstract devices
    • detect of PCI TV tuners, USB TV tuners
    • COM-ports
    • SCSI controllers
    • sensors: temperature, touchscreen, accelerometer, ..

Firefox for OS/2 - not possible to install

2016-03-29 12:51:45 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Huge resources are burned to port of Firefox but the users can't install it. As result major part of users work with Firefox 10 or similar.

Discussion at os2world.com

If you have found the cause of problems then share with other users.

How to connect to Windows server?

2016-02-19 02:33:35 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Let's collect information, how to connect from OS/2 to Windows 7 computer?

XObject for OS/2 update

2016-02-17 19:27:45 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

Whatsnew: New object: chess matrix, when you can click on cells and select location of objects shown as PNG pictures

What is XObject?

Homepage of XObject contains links to reviews on english language.

Here is russian video:

2016/02 -- Updated drivers for OS/2

2016-02-17 15:54:50 -- Eugene Gorbunoff [os2.guru]

How to find drivers?

  • arca noae website -> Account
  • Login ->
  • you see all subscriptions which you prolonged
  • click Order number and you see list of drivers

Arca Noae is supporting users via bug-tracker, which contains about 400 bug-reports and suggestions.


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