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Applications / Re: Curious about OS/4
« on: July 25, 2019, 10:11:34 pm »
It is a "clean-leaf" implementation of the same kernel.

The developers are available at IRC channel.

Programming / Rust to Plain C compiler is exists, really...
« on: December 29, 2018, 01:05:02 pm »
Reading our local forums I discovered a link to Rust compiler that works without LLVM:

There are some books about the language:

I suppose it's now possible to compile FireFox (at least compile).

General Discussion / Re: ES/2 will be renamed e/OS2
« on: November 22, 2018, 04:20:41 am »
What's a trademark?

Technically, trademarks and brands are just words that companies tells to their customers. Like IDs and numbers in a price list, but here lies roots of the problem known as "what is genuine and what is not".

If you will put a margarine in a box with picture of a cream-milk butter and start to sell it, people eventually will hate both you and your fake butter. Sooner or later, they will realize that it is a poison full of omega 6 trans fat (because it is a margarine from cotton oil, and omega 6 TF is a poison), and will start to buy 25%-fat baked milk and 50%-fat butter with a true vengeance (both contains a saturated fat, which keeps temperature of human body close to 36.6 C). They will treat your product as "not genuine" and will never buy it again.

To understand this particular example, you could read a book "Fat for Fuel" by Joseph Mercola. But there are same problems with other goods and services, from chocolate and green tea to clothes and shoes, from ballroom dances and relaxing music to... for example, software.

So... despite you would prefer to keep API compatibility, don't imitate other's trademark (including icons, fonts and colors) because people will feel that "this is not a genuine software".

General Discussion / Re: ES/2 will be renamed e/OS2
« on: November 21, 2018, 11:35:07 pm »
It's a trademark. Don't touch other's trademark under any circumstances.

Hardware / Re: 122-Key keyboard
« on: September 28, 2018, 03:26:50 pm »
Unicomp, a company in Kentucky, still produces them.

The Nice WPS Enhancer shows that's possible to add functionality of the AMouse driver by an application, without changing the driver. Unfortunately its automatic focus switching to the window below the muse pointer doesn't work with the VirtalBox Addtions drivers.

Yes, it does not work because this program just adds message filter (also known as "input hook") and it works with Presentation Manager only.

If you open a file "MouseMapper_hook.cpp", you will see the function named "MouseMapper_MoveInputFocusWhenScrollingNode()" which switches input focus (the term "node" in this case means "a special part of program"). It just calls "WinSetFocus()".

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Censorship complaints
« on: February 25, 2018, 05:20:13 pm »
I dislike the idea of bans and censorship.
I see no violations on the forum at all.

General Discussion / Re: 2ine - OS/2 on Linux
« on: February 24, 2018, 09:12:30 am »
What is a symptome of illness of software industry?
Alongside with discrimination (if he doesn't wrote in language X they will not hire him) the coding monkey should present a masterpiece (showing that he's so experient so he's ready to work for free). I wish him to find a job... but...

Events / Re: Reminder about OS/2 VOICE IIRC speaktup in about 18 hours
« on: February 19, 2018, 10:05:55 am »
So, it's time to come to a conclusion.
There is no cause-and-effect relationship between "killer app" and "sales".

Events / Re: Reminder about OS/2 VOICE IIRC speaktup in about 18 hours
« on: February 18, 2018, 12:56:12 pm »
Q: What application will become the MAIN application for ArcaOS? The application which attracts new people and makes them buy ArcaOS. (example: 90-th, for Macintosh it was PageMaker, 2000-th: MSOffice for Windows) Do we have such "locomotive" application or Arca Noae is developing it?
May I haz to understand where is physically existed relationship between "the MAIN locomotive application" and "attracting new people and making them buy".

Article Discussions / Re: AN changing USB driver stack to 32-bit
« on: January 27, 2018, 11:00:46 pm »
Guessing the change was made to make future development easier. For AN. Not for the rest of the world. Except David make his changes and his DDK publicly available some day.
Somebody's got a star fever, isn't it?..  :P

Applications / Re: Dynamic Icons
« on: January 06, 2018, 10:54:29 am »
I think it is looking good.
"Proof of Concepts" are really good and modern. They are much better than aggressive "eye candies" in eCS 2.x.

Polls / Re: Compatibility with OS/2
« on: December 11, 2017, 03:48:30 pm »
I hope people, who WERE employees in the 90s, will come forward from wherever they are now
Some of them are connected with Arca Noae.

When I discovered a bug in Panorama we are (with Alex G who's working on OS4 kernel) contacted Lewis Rosenthal, and he asked one of ex-IBM employees about possible effects of the bug (it was annoying bug with boot time crashes in OS4 and colored snow on the screen in eCS 2.x). Then someone (who? I don't know) fixed it.

Both ArcaOS and OS4 kernels works fine. Everything fine, after all. I would like to see both kernels in one installation. But, of course, nobody will deliver them or fix old software for free.

Polls / Re: Compatibility with OS/2
« on: December 10, 2017, 08:56:19 pm »
Okay.  If I don't hear from anybody else who's able to help me, I will try to contact someone at IBM directly.
There are no employees in IBM who remember the 90s.
According to a report by Russian-speaking IBM employee from the forum, "IBM today is a conglomerate of companies acquired in Silicon Valley and all around the globe".
So it's better to buy the latest OS version from Arca Noae and concentrate one's efforts on free software.
And, of course, they will not sell nor open anything to a random person (including you and me).

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