Author Topic: SIO, SIO2K  (Read 9433 times)

RickCHodgin

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Re: SIO, SIO2K
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2018, 02:32:17 pm »
Message from Ray Gwinn:

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I am willing to open source SIO, SIO2K and all its parts, like VMODEM under a GPL license. But I cannot do it myself. If someone could come to my home in Beckley, WV I would let them work with it and provide what help I can.

It would not be a small effort, could be as much as two weeks for a very good programmer. All my stuff is in 386 assembler and I use the advanced features of MASM. Many assembler programmers would be confused by the code. I even use PERL scripts during the make process. It could also be as short as a few hours, if the computer is dead.
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anyone from US to help?

OS4User, I am willing.  Please hook me up with Ray.

UPDATE:  Sent a PM.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2018, 12:08:00 pm by Rick C. Hodgin »

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Re: SIO, SIO2K
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2018, 01:10:17 pm »

OS4User, I am willing.  Please hook me up with Ray.

UPDATE:  Sent a PM.

I do not have a direct contact with Ray. I just passed the message from other person (he is not available now). As far as I know he contacted Ray in Facebook, so you can also try.
When the person contacted Ray appears - I will ask details and let you know.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2019, 02:44:01 pm by OS4User »

RickCHodgin

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Re: SIO, SIO2K
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2018, 02:12:59 pm »

OS4User, I am willing.  Please hook me up with Ray.

UPDATE:  Sent a PM.

I do not have a direct contact with Ray. I just passed the message from other person (he is now available now). As far as I know he contacted Ray in Facebook, so you can also try.
When the person contacted Ray appears - I will ask details and let you know.

Thank you.  I'll try to see if I can contact him on Facebook.

RickCHodgin

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Re: SIO, SIO2K
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2018, 01:59:00 am »
If he's in Beckley, it's only about 5.5 hrs away from where I live.  I could drive there Friday, meet with him Saturday and Sunday, and drive back Sunday.

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Re: SIO, SIO2K
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2019, 02:35:06 pm »

And now  ?

What is the status ?



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Re: SIO, SIO2K
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2019, 03:24:25 pm »
Hi

If there is any volunteer near Beckley please let me know.

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Re: SIO, SIO2K
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2019, 05:09:43 pm »
SInce the community seems to want to have the sources, I do however think its not really worth the effort since the code is getting so old. Its feels a bit like trying to get Daniella to open source here danis506.add driver now.  Would this driver work with the current PCI cards ?

Anyway if the computer can get online I can login with the VOICE remote desktop software. ZIP up the stuff and uploaded it somewhere. I do not think somebody is going to drive up to get the sources. Otherwhise somebody would have offered todo so...

What is Ray his email address ?

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Re: SIO, SIO2K
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2022, 02:34:36 am »
There is currently a fellow on Fidonet stating he is in talks with Ray Gwinn to get the source code, and intends to keep it closed source. Does anyone still have contact with him? Would be sad to see it further hidden away, if only just as another good example of OS/2 driver development.

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Re: SIO, SIO2K
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2022, 03:24:05 pm »
Even the IBM drivers work with current PCI serial cards.

What would be nice is serial support to work with PCIe cards. An active developer could get it done.

USB serial support is pretty good, so we do not really lack for solutions.
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Re: SIO, SIO2K
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2022, 05:22:42 pm »
Hi Fusion

I had been talking with Ray Gwinn for aprox five years via Facebook, requesting him to open source SIO2K. He initially agreed, but when the time comes to share the source code, I don't know why he pulls back. First he wanted to be sure someone will keep the working on this code, later he wanted someone to goes to his hoome to pick up the code and later he said that he can only make available source code on his own ftp (for legal reassons) and that his ISP didn't allow that.

I'm trying to contact him one more time to see what he told me.

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