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Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« on: July 13, 2023, 09:01:28 pm »
Hi

I want to create this thread to get some help on finding some old software for OS/2 that it is missing.
I don't have any attachment to this software, but since I'm reorganizing Hobbes and checking some archives sites, I want to see if it possible to find some old software to have it properly organized and archived.

You are also free to post requests.

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Re: Lost Software for OS/2
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2023, 09:02:34 pm »
Hello.

I want to start with:
TopBar , by Antony T. Curtis, it went by the name "topbr036.zip".

Here it is some info:
https://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/TopBar
http://web.archive.org/web/19990127175357/http://nuts.ml.org/TopBar.html

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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2023, 03:52:59 am »
Also

Pixels, by Pavel Kanzelsberger. Shareware. (Pixel 1.0  Beta 6  521  - 2006-04-01)
 
Info:
- https://ecsoft2.org/pixel
- http://web.archive.org/web/20070704060643/http://www.kanzelsberger.com/pixel/?page_id=4


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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2023, 08:26:42 am »
Hello Martin, I still have a demo-version of Pixel in my filebase:

http://cyberia.dnsalias.com/cgi-bin/maxfind.exe?Action=Search&SearchStr=pixel521.zip&DateButton=Month&DateStr=2023-06-15&MultiPage=0

The author describes his piece of software as "highly unstable" and this was really true.

Best, Harald
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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2023, 03:32:23 pm »
Thanks Harald. And also thanks for the software remark.

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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2023, 07:21:46 pm »
I don't know if this software can be considered abandon ware. At that time I had registered the software, but it never reached a level where it could have been used in an acceptable way.

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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2023, 08:16:38 pm »
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I don't know if this software can be considered abandon ware. At that time I had registered the software, but it never reached a level where it could have been used in an acceptable way.

For what I know it was a public alpha software available for free download, and I'm not sure if it was ever fully released.

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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2023, 08:18:30 pm »
I'm trying to find :

M88 version 2.15. A Japanese PC-8800 emulator for OS/2.

I was able to recover version 2.10, but it is not the latest available.

Info:
- https://web.archive.org/web/20181106012605/http://www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconValley-SanJose/2457/m88/m88.html

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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2023, 08:51:54 pm »
Also from the same author:

X68K Emulator.  A Japanese X68000 emulator. The file used be named: X68K100.LZH.

Info:
- https://web.archive.org/web/20010529094325/http://www.din.or.jp/~sofiya/X68K/X68K_EMU.HTM
- https://web.archive.org/web/20010529094325/http://www.din.or.jp/~sofiya/X68K/X68K100.LZH (dead link)
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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2023, 08:06:39 am »
Hi

I want to create this thread to get some help on finding some old software for OS/2 that it is missing.
I don't have any attachment to this software, but since I'm reorganizing Hobbes and checking some archives sites, I want to see if it possible to find some old software to have it properly organized and archived.

You are also free to post requests.

Regards

A little OT, but I feel it is worth.
What I'd love to see are the sources for X128 0.5, a rather working ZX Spectrum emulator. It was fairly good, albeit a little unstable.

Also - but alas, surely there will be no results: the sources for
- Notamusica (music engraving via TeX with an interesting object oriented GUI)
- MainActor /2 (the only video editor available for OS/2)

Mentore

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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2023, 05:02:24 am »
I'm trying to find:

- QtParted A HDD partition software from 2008.
Seems it was port by Dmitry Froloff in 2008.

Info: http://froloff.homeip.net/utils/qtparted.zip

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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2023, 03:56:17 pm »
Thanks a lot Harald. I will include cyberia on my file searches.
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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2023, 08:52:52 pm »
Unfortunately, what I can't find anywhere is VisualAge for Basic Version 1.5.
SoftMaker's DataMaker for OS/2 would also be interesting software. As would the project management software OPUS 2.0 or MGI PhotoSuite.

@Martin: Is there a way to get VisualAge for Basic for OS/2 free use permission from IBM? I think it's still a very viable solution for developing small programs quickly.

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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2023, 10:06:55 pm »
Hello
@Martin: Is there a way to get VisualAge for Basic for OS/2 free use permission from IBM? I think it's still a very viable solution for developing small programs quickly.
I had been only able to get formal permission from IBM to re-post print material (publications). I was not able to request the same thing for software, otherwise I would go to get Warp 4.52 as unsupported freeware first.  ;D

VisualAge for Basic for OS/2 is abandoware, which does not mean it can freely distributed. But maybe it can show up on archive.org since public libraries has some exceptions in the US copyright law (108).  But that does not give me the right to republish the link or upload it to hobbes.

But I was wondering if version 1.5 was only a patch, or a full version?. If it was a patch I will like to have it, so it can be uploaded to hobbes.

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