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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).

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


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.

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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
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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?

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.

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.


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