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Here it is the direct link:
If I don't get it wrong it is inside and it is pcntnd.os2.

Give it a try, I remember that Warp 3 (with the network stuff installed) network used to work fine under VirtualBox but I haven't tried it in a long time.

Also, if you prefer Warp 4.52 will be better to run on VirtualBox since you require less fixpacks to be tuned :)


General Discussion / Re: ES/2, the open source OS/2
« on: October 14, 2018, 07:04:52 pm »
Hi Rick

My opinion is that it will be better to start with something smaller and that can allow you to show progress in a positive way. I would lean more on trying to replicate/clone some of the OS/2 API working over OS/2 and ArcaOS. For example: Trying to create a CPI clone that works over OS/2 and that can little by little replace DOSCALL1.DLL. Like creating a fake "DOSCALL1.DLL" with some of the functions replacements and rename IBM's DOSCALL1.DLL to "DOSCALLX.DLL" and what can not be cloned yet forward it to the IBM's DLL until with time and more development a full "DOSCALL1.DLL"  clone can be achieved. The first version does not has to be perfect, the idea will be to have a starting point of something that can grow with time, and that is also the importance of using an open source license.

Or it can be with some other PM DLLs (PMMMERGE.DLL?) or any other component. So, instead of trying to go directly from scratch and from zero, you can do something over OS/2 that can be growing and showing progress at the same time. It would be interesting to show some accomplishment in a component that can be used under OS/2 and that is open source so it can keep growing.

The idea is not to take you away of the path of you ES/2 goal, the idea is to make something that can work on the current OS/2, show accomplishment, show benefits for the OS/2 user/community, and that can also be part of the bigger ES/2 when you get more time and support to accomplish a full OS.

Like I said before, this is just my opinion.


Applications / Re: back on OS2 after 18 years
« on: October 14, 2018, 02:09:06 am »
Welcome back Mauro !!!

Hardware / Re: ArcaOS 5.00 on an Lenovo IdeaPad?
« on: October 12, 2018, 03:34:54 am »

Just in case here are the specs of that model:


Hardware / Re: The best ThinkPad models for running ArcaOS?
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:58:43 pm »

I can not recommend any laptop, but I had tried to document some of the laptops used by the community with OS/2 and ArcaOS.
I had them listed on the OS2World wiki:

I hope it can give you some hints.


Applications / Re: Gimp & ArcaOS
« on: October 10, 2018, 03:11:46 am »

Here it is the Gimp 2.2.8 reference that I know. It requires X server.


Hardware / Re: ArcaOS 5.03 running on Thinkpad 25
« on: October 08, 2018, 01:55:39 pm »
Thanks Sigurd for your post.

Can it be possible for you to post the PCI.exe and LSusb reports so I can include it to the wiki?
What is the model number of your TP 25?
I'm guessing you are using Panorama, Uniaud, right?
Any special change on the config.sys to support any of the devices?


Hardware / Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller
« on: October 02, 2018, 05:56:33 pm »

Just in case I had tested the "Lenovo 500 Multimedia Controller" with ArcaOS 5.0.2.
Here are my comments.


Off Topic discussions / Happy 35th Birthday GNU!
« on: September 28, 2018, 06:51:32 pm »
Hate it or Love it, according to the news, GNU was publicly announced on September 27, 1983, so yesterday was the 35th anniversary of the GNU Project.

- Happy Birthday, GNU: Why I still love GNU 35 years later

Even that I dislike how Stallman turned free software into a holy way with people measuring who is more pure (free) than the other, I agree with what Soylent news has posted: "Richard Stallman's genius in crafting the copyleft license that is the GNU General Public License is probably the best hack of the 20th century software industry."

While everybody at that time was worried how to pull money and to create business models, nobody really cared about the impact of software on society. Even that today the GNU GPL can be seen as a reverse hack of the commercial copyrighted (I squeeze out every single dollar from software as it was a book) model, I still think it was genius at that time to focus on software for the common good and not just for business.

Even that "Software does not grow on trees", we have very interesting things on our platform thanks to the people touched by Stallman's original idea and his license.


Article Discussions / Re: OS4 Kernel Discussion
« on: September 26, 2018, 03:13:40 am »
klipp, my issue is that I possible said something wrong on my presentation, if so, I want to publicly stand corrected.

Like I think I may discussed on some other forum thread, for me OS4 is legal for educational and research purposes. (according to US copyright law 107). But for commercial use it can be a legal risk, as when money start flowing lawyers can get creative suing money off people/companies.

On the other hand, dreaming in technicolor, I really want for OS4 to overcame any binding or use of IBM copyrighted material (or leaked source code if apply) and any legal issues/risk on the US, so it can became a full OS/2 kernel replacement someday. Nobody else is so close to have an OS/2 kernel replacement than the OS4 team, but doing it close source and in shadows is something I personally don't like.


Article Discussions / Re: OS4 Kernel Discussion
« on: September 25, 2018, 10:25:22 pm »
Hi OS4User.

Since OS4 source code is close and it is not available to the public, it can not be compared to the OS/2 Warp 4.0 (Merlin) leaked source code. If that comparison can be finally done it will finally close the discussion and complete remove that issue from your project.

About Roderick claims, I think he is referring "reverse engineering from binaries", I really don't know any reverse engineering method for the OS/2 kernel (if anybody knows that please let me know on public or private). On my limited knowledge on this point I haven't seen anything that can produce something useful for the kernel and drivers.

You say that OS/4 is a patch for Aurora 4.5, which means that the OS4 kernel uses IBM binaries, so to use the OS4 kernel anybody must have a legal OS/2 license. (We had that discussion before). 
But is the source code of the patch complete property of the developers (which I don't know the names)?
Or did they use any of the Merlin's leaked source code to produce that patch?
Can at least the developers confirm that there is no leaked IBM kernel source code on their binary patch, since they project is close source?


Article Discussions / OS4 Kernel Discussion
« on: September 24, 2018, 06:02:28 pm »

I was criticized at my Warpstock intervention because I told that the OS4 kernel was illegal (depending on the copyright laws of the country) since it was based on leaked source code of the IBM's OS/2 Warp 4 kernel.

OS4User told me on IRC that I was wrong and that I should correct that but it didn't not provide me any more feedback about it.

Even that I can found some exception according to the US copyright law for the OS4 kernel to be "legal" for some specific uses, I would like to give the opportunity to the OS4 kernel people to explain me in the last years if there had been any changes on the OS4 project and if it no longer using IBM's leaked source code.


Multimedia / Re: Sound not working on my laptop and the card was recognized
« on: September 24, 2018, 05:43:26 pm »
Thanks Eugene. The page is now taking shape:
Please let me know if the device list I created is fine on need modification.

If you also have the lsusb report please attach it to this thread.
Also, if you can add on the wiki page any thing you want to include on your experience about installing ArcaOS on this machine under "General Comments".


Events / Re: Warpstock 2018 Questions
« on: September 22, 2018, 08:23:17 pm »
Hi Ivan

On his presentation David told me that the USB 3.0 driver is going to be released this year.


Multimedia / Re: Sound not working on my laptop and the card was recognized
« on: September 22, 2018, 08:18:36 pm »
Hi Eugene.

You can not upload the txt files to the wiki, you need to include it as a wiki page/article.
If you want  you can post it here on the forum and I will help with the page.

Right now I'm creating the page for the Dell Inspiron P28F.


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