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Reply from "Less success with MP3 audio stream at Warpstock Europe 2013..."

About the MP3 audio stream I happen to connect to it the first day (Friday). I had the luck that friday was here a holiday and I have some problems sleeping that day, so I joined at 4:00am local time.

That day the MP3 stream worked fine and I think that one of the best presentation that day was from David Azarewicz (Why does ECS miss feature X?). On that presentation he took some time at the end to do some brainstorm, took questions from the IRC channel  and also motivated the audience to make drivers for eComStation.  Motivating people is hard and sometime developers had taken so much heat, but lets remember that in this community the developers are the one that have more recognition. So that was an excellent point that David did at the end of that conference.

About the rest of the days, I was not able to connect as long as I want to, so I don't know how the MP3 streaming went.

The only suggestion that I have is try to bring more content to the world. We need more videos and documentation available for eCS-OS2, and putting someone to film the presentations is not hard. I don't care if it not 100% professional, but today an intern with a camera and PC hooked with Google+ Hangouts can do a very good broadcast on the web and record it to YouTube on the same time . It will not affect my pride to see a Mac/Win/Lin machine on a Warpstock doing the streaming, I'm no longer a teenager :) . Or it does not even matter if it is live streaming, just if in some weeks someone can upload the videos to YouTube for the rest of the world to see it.

Or maybe the people of the audience can volunteer in turns to film the presentation on different hours. If I have the way (sorry, money related) to be on WarpStock I will be honored to film myself the presentations and put them online. The presentations I hear were very good the content was very relevant.

On Friday there were about 113 connection attempts and on average 15 people tuned in during the day. On Saturday we had 40 visitors.

This was very good news. I really appreciate that this year we were able to have live audio streaming on WarpStock Europe and I enjoy it. I hope we can have more live streaming on the future and hopefully more YouTube videos. It was a very good friday for me and I sleep early that day.


Programming / What about the EDM/2 Wiki? - Help !!
« on: May 27, 2013, 05:13:02 pm »
Intro: The EDM/2 wiki is the source for OS/2 and eComStation developers.  (

I wanted to take a little while to share my thoughts about EDM/2. For the last year I had been updating it and getting authorization from the authors to move more content into it (and allow derivative works too).

I still have some pending tasks on the site (like finishing posting some books) and some specific articles I keep finding around. But I'm starting to see that I have  (or don't know) no more sources of what I can include there, so it feels like now I'm starting to squeeze the rock :)

So it seems that I'm going to move to other part of the EDM/2 Wiki that I think we need to improve. That is the "The OS/2 API project", which tries to be an open documentation source of the OS/2-eCS components.  Since I want to align this with "the dream", I will start trying to document as much of Workplace Shell (WPS) as possible.

HELP: I need to help on the following:

1) Let me know what the EDM/2 is missing. I can link it or/and request the author permission to be republished on the wiki.

2) You can also help me with the Wiki. Ask for an account to Adrian (netlabs) ( and help me organizing whatever you see wrong on this pages.

3) Any other idea is welcome with the objective to have more open resources for OS2-eCS developers on the EDM/2.

4) I need support/suggestions/recommendations from WPS experts or anybody that knows it better than me. I do not have deep technical knowledge about WPS and I need suggestion to improve the documentation.

It does not matter if you have one hour at saturday, or only 15 minutes. You can help on the wiki with little time that you have.


Applications / hwman installation
« on: May 22, 2013, 03:29:45 am »

I found it very interesting that a WPS class like "WPHwManager" got replaced by a open source one by Lars Edman.

I didn't found "WPS Class List" (XWPClassList class) icon on eComStation 2.1, I installed XWorkplace 1.0.9 over it so I can found the "WPS Class List" icon.

After that I installed and replaced the class as the instrucciones. I'm attaching some screenshots just for the fun of it.


Applications / RPM Not working- Installing Qt4
« on: May 13, 2013, 04:44:52 am »

I'm trying RPM and I get this error when trying to install Qt4.

On: yum install libqt4
I get the error shown on the following screenshot.

It gives me the same error with Odin and other programs.

Any tip is appreciated.

Utilities / Making a RAW partition Image
« on: March 30, 2013, 03:08:49 am »

I still want to try something with eComStation and Dual boot, but I need a suggestion.

Which tool do you recommend (eCs or Windows) to make a RAW image of a eComStation partition (JFS) ?


Article Discussions / eComStation 2.2 Beta First Impressions
« on: March 25, 2013, 05:13:12 pm »
Since today it is available for download "eComStation 2.2 Beta ISO" for software subscribers.

I was recommended to that if we found bugs to open it on the bugtracker (of check if it was already reported):

Also take notice of the recommendations on ""

Please post your first impressions. Give all detail you can !!

Applications / Java Applications
« on: March 12, 2013, 03:44:00 am »
I was testing ProjectLibre and seems to work fine.

ProjectLibre 1.5.4
Open source replacement of Microsoft Project, based in OpenProj.

Article Discussions / OS2World Wiki is back
« on: March 11, 2013, 11:24:40 pm »

I noticed that are several OS/2-eCS related articles that can not fit on the EDM/2 wiki, since are not development related, and that requires a new home.

That's why I'm starting some efforts on the Wiki.

Everybody is welcome to help. Once you register on you can log on the wiki and help to improve it.

Programming / A little help with OS/2 Warp Architecture Components
« on: March 06, 2013, 09:40:47 pm »

I'm trying to build a graphic with the OS/2 Warp and eComStation architecture component.
I want to make a graphic inspired on some I had see for Linux and MacOS X like this ones.  Something at a very high level and based on Warp 4.52 - eComStation 2.x

I have this draft version:

But I still miss:
- where does DIVE, DART or GPI goes? ohh and OpenDoc.
-  I guess DSOM should be in same block as SOM, right?
- Uhm.. no idea what goes in Ring 2.  Is there any specific component names that goes there?
- Any suggestions on how to improve the graphic?

I know we may not reach a 100% agreements since this is only a visual representation at a high level, and sometimes we really like to dig as deep as possible, but your comments are welcome.

I hope that at the end I can write something and post it on EDM/2.

General Discussion / #OS2World IRC Channel
« on: March 06, 2013, 04:07:47 pm »
Some years ago we launched an IRC channel for but it never had enough traction.

The channel is on the efnet and can be accessed if you have chatzilla installed on firefox with this link.

I connect frequently to this channel from time to time, and there is no activity, I'm the only member on it.

So my question is, would there be someone with more experience creating IRC bot, and hanging out on IRC wanting to collaborate taking over the channel ? (well, it is the efnet, so it is like the wild west there).

Also, is there any interest on group, online chat rooms on the community ?

Any comments are welcome.

Does anybody wants to share their first impressions about the "eComStation 2.2 Beta Demo CD".

I will be trying it today and post something back.

Which active mailing lists on the web, about OS/2-eCS, do you know?

BayWarp MailList Lists: eCS ThinkPad T60/61 Mailing List, OS/2 Wireless Users Mailing List, Virtualized eCS Users Mailing List

eComStation Yahoo Group

GenMac netlabs mail group seems active too.
genmac-user(at)   (

Any other active related mailinglist/group/forum on the web?
How is the USEnet going? to be honest I don't check it much.

Applications / VisPro C++
« on: January 29, 2013, 05:11:46 pm »

I'm trying to get VisPro C++ V3.01 so I can upload it to hobbes. I got Dave Hock permission last year to turn their software freeware (AS IS).

I tried to get it from Mensys. since they have it for free.
But I can not pass the payment option. It seems that you can not pay US$0 with Paypal :)

Can anybody help me to get it, and/or upload it to hobbes?


Applications / Why Firefox for eCS-OS2 didn't went up from version 10?
« on: January 19, 2013, 11:45:18 pm »

I have this question since I didn't followed the mozilla OS/2 port forum/newgroups.

What was the technical limitation because the Firefox ports didn't went from version 10 to 11 and follow on?


Programming / somFree - Portable implementation of SOM
« on: January 12, 2013, 05:26:51 pm »
"A portable clean-room implementation of IBM's SOM. Includes DSOM capabilities with CORBA IDL and IIOP."

I'm not sure for how long was this project on SourceForge. But it looks it had been some activity recently (2013-01)

I don't know much about it, but I hope it can also help us to have a open source clone of SOM on our platform. The compiled files are only available for some *nix flavours, but maybe it can help us on the future.

It is an open source project under the LGPL V3 license.

UPDATE: I noticed the project was registered 4 days ago.  And the source code it says is from "Roger Brown's Toolkit"(LGPLv3)

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