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the thread on closed vs. open source is very interesting.

As I am quite new to this forum, I should remain silent - but I cannot:

I think it is okay to earn a living by developing and selling software.

It is even better to make the sources publically available, otherwise I would
have never managed to develop an own programming language.

What I learned lately is that the author of a Windows 8+ `start-up button`
extension decided to close his sources for he found out that others took his
MIT-licence sources, designed different icons, and dared to sell his application
under different programme names.

Also projects that offer an open source version of their application but demand
a lot of money for the bug-free edition are questionable.

Concerning larger applications I really liked the then Sun Microsystems licence of
Solaris 10: free for private and educational use, with costs for commercial usage.


Programming / Re: Re: eCS 2.2 C API documentation
« on: August 27, 2014, 01:36:36 pm »
> I'm sorry Alexander that your forum thread got hi-jacked by this old conflict.

Pax in terra !  :)

Programming / Re: eCS 2.2 C API documentation
« on: August 26, 2014, 12:53:00 am »

> The whole eCS of any version is fully downward-compatible to Warp 4.52.

this is very welcome news. It suffices altogether. Alex

Programming / eCS 2.2 C API documentation
« on: August 25, 2014, 10:11:40 pm »

I just searched the Net for an up-to-date C API documentation of eCS 2.2, to find information on any changes
at least to keyboard queries, mouse interaction, installed CPU(s), and memory consumption, with respect to
OS/2 Warp 4.5, but unfortunately failed.

I just discovered that fortunately is still on-line, I somehow imagine that I visited
this nice site many times years ago when creating an OS/2 port of an OpenSource project.

The very first hit at Google alleges that a current eCS C API documentation is available only for sale ?

I hope, the C API of eCS is still fully downward-compatible to Warp 4.5.

Do you have any clue ?


Programming / Re: Agena programming language
« on: August 25, 2014, 01:57:26 pm »

I do not know of any `external` repository of Agena programmes - primarily since there is almost
no interest in such an exotic language, and surely the donwload rates have always been very low.

For some math programmes, you might have a look into the /lib folder of the source file distribution available at

See files calc.agn (Calculus), linalg.agn (Linear Algebra), stats.agn (Statistics), and fractals.agn (Fractal computing).



Programming / Re: Agena programming language
« on: August 24, 2014, 12:44:47 pm »

with respect to Barbara's posting:

Thank you very much for your interest. I will try to compile a new OS/2 version of agena and may need
some help especially on the g2 binding (graphics).


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