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eirik

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eCS 2.2
« on: May 21, 2014, 11:31:15 am »
After Mensys has been taken over by XEU, and a more time consuming test phase of eCS 2.2 than anticipated, I suppose several eCS users wonder when will a consumer-ready release 2.2 be available?  Moreover, in a longer term perspective, what are the realistic picture of a real updated eCS 3.x?

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Re: eCS 2.2
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 05:27:27 pm »
It looks like eCS is dead and others are taking up the torch, see Lewis's anouncement

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Re: eCS 2.2
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2014, 06:00:18 pm »
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Re: eCS 2.2
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 12:46:22 am »
It looks like eCS is dead and others are taking up the torch, see Lewis's anouncement

Is it really dead? Guess I've been holding out hope and trying to stay positive, but things aren't look good, are they.

On a brighter note, thank you Lewis for this wonderful announcement!!

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Re: eCS 2.2
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 02:36:24 am »
Hi Eirik.

To be honest it is hard to see the future of eCS.

I always considered that eCS was lacking something, there was never a "long term strategy", there was never thoughts about what are we going to do with the close source components of OS/2 that are getting old.  Mensys strategy was always "patch OS/2 to run on modern hardware". That is not long term, and they had never also dreamed about what is coming next.

I can agreed that behind eCS was passion and love for the platform, and I praise the positive things that Mensys did. The open source projects they sponsor, their work patching the platform to run on modern hardware, ACPI, AHCI, USB drivers sponsoring, patching XWorkplace sponsoring, Qt, OpenJDK, Odin sponsoring, etc. But I never shared their long term strategy to maintain OS/2 as a legacy platform that is only good as corporate customers keep paying to maintain the legacy on modern hardware.

I'm not against selling eCS licenses, but just having that model only thinking in short-term is not good thing.

Yes, we require drivers, but at the same time we need to think about what is next and how to remain with the platform in the future.

Whatever comes next after Mensys: They may still need to sell licenses to have funds, but they need to dream harder on the future.

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Re: eCS 2.2
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 03:08:24 am »
Forget Mensys. The future of OS/2 lies elsewhere

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Re: eCS 2.2
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2014, 04:06:35 am »
I think that the future remains on turning it little by little on an open source platform (Dreaming in Technicolor).

Just checking the news of other community - MorphOS (Amiga clone with mixed proprietary and open source) is making some noise. ReactOS released an Open Source Support Program.  We need more jointly efforts to progress.
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Hope in OSFRee?
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2014, 03:30:40 pm »
OSFree seems to be gone. I was hoping that it could replace OS/2 or eCS but I am unable to find the site.
http://www.osfree.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Reiknir/OsFree
http://sourceforge.net/p/osfree/news/2010/01/recent-activity/
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Re: Hope in OSFRee?
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2014, 07:42:01 pm »
OSFree seems to be gone. I was hoping that it could replace OS/2 or eCS but I am unable to find the site.
http://www.osfree.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Reiknir/OsFree
http://sourceforge.net/p/osfree/news/2010/01/recent-activity/

Lolwut no it's not gone. There are some problems with the site. The developer is active and I can see him everyday on the IRC.

He's just now busy working on FAT32.IFS. Please see the recent changes on netlabs: http://svn.netlabs.org/fat32/timeline

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Re: eCS 2.2
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2014, 01:06:59 am »
That is good news. Thanks for the information.  8)
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Re: eCS 2.2
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2014, 01:53:30 am »
Besides Lewis' announcement, there has now been posted this in the eCS newsgroup:
We are working hard on eCS 2.2.
Apologies for the long silence.
More information will follow soon.
Menso de Jong
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