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Roderick Klein:

--- Quote from: Mentore on January 09, 2024, 08:05:49 am ---
--- Quote from: Andy Willis on January 09, 2024, 03:11:09 am ---Just read this on hobbes:


After many years of service, will be decommissioned and will no longer be available. You the user are responsible for downloading any of the files found in this archive if you want them. These files will no longer be available for access or download as of the decommission date.

As of April 15th, 2024 this site will no longer exist.

No one will be able to access this site or any information/files stored on this site as of April 15th, 2024.

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This is one of the worst news I expected to hear to date.
Of course we should have more than one way to preserve the amount of OS/2 software stored on it, but still... Visiting Hobbes has become something like a daily stroll.
A lot of work will be needed to change the links present, e.g. in eCSoft/2.


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For Ian I run the copy of Contact me via roderickklein at if you have any questions.


Martin Iturbide:
Hello Ian, Roderick

I was wondering if OS2Site can be organized in two main parts:
1) The "Active" repository as a copy of hobbes with the goal to only having the latest version of OS/2 software.
2) The "Archive" repository where we can have several older versions even of the same software and mirrors/backups of other sites.

This is just a suggestion. I was planning to have OS2site as the "Archive" repository and on the future maybe help to reorganize it, but things are changing now.


Martin Iturbide:

--- Quote from: Mentore on January 09, 2024, 08:05:49 am ---A lot of work will be needed to change the links present, e.g. in eCSoft/2.

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It is also an issue for the OS2World wiki, but in this case, I tried to create the hobbes links with a wiki "template".
So, I only need to change "" for a similar to a different site in one place and all the links will get updated. But I need a similar search script on the different site where I can just put the file name.


Ian B Manners:
Hi Roderick,

--- Quote from: Roderick Klein on January 09, 2024, 01:13:00 pm ---

--- Quote ---I already send an email this morning to you as well Ian :-)
I send it to your gmail address.

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ok, checked my gmail account, mostly full of rubbish as I rarely look at it, you are better off emailing me at ian@ the website :)
Have a lot to think about at present but limited time to do so.
Thinking it might be easier if I got paid hosting but that limits options as to software that I can use. I think I will have to maybe go the linux route locally for and mirror that to an external host, either way Roderick, your version of would then be able to be updated regularly though the preference is for your version to pull the updates from my version.

Martin, yes, I would keep the last version of hobbes that I have mirrored before I moved, the last version of hobbes as it would be the day before it is closed down, and a version that you would be free to update, modify etc.

I would simply add a date to the older versions of hobbes at so there would be a hobbes_2021 and hobbes_2024. Gives you an option to have the new location called Martin if you like :) Webservers have this wonderful thing called 'rewrite rules'.

As a user, how do I upload files to OS2SITE ? As far as I understand I currently cannot.
If I knew, I could already start to upload my files to OS2SITE instead of still uploading them to Hobbes.


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