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Games / Re: MAME 0.151 ROMs
« on: December 28, 2013, 10:48:07 pm »
I also found the "World of OS/2" shareware CD preserved there:

Maybe it can be interesting to preserve other shareware CD on

Games / Re: MAME 0.151 ROMs
« on: December 28, 2013, 10:27:39 pm »
Hi Ian.

I read that news on -
I wondered if the copyright of that ROMs expired so they can all be public now and on a serious site like

That makes we wonder, when can we post the installers of OS/2 1.x, 2.x, Warp 3 and Warp 4 to be preserved there too ?

By the way, I'm using a lot to recover old OS/2 related URL sites.


Programming / Re: Closed source parts of eComStation
« on: December 27, 2013, 09:15:28 pm »
Here it is the ODG (openoffice) file for the architecture graphics.

Everybody is welcome to go wild and create their own versions.

Programming / Re: Closed source parts of eComStation
« on: December 27, 2013, 08:17:17 pm »
Hi Neil.

I tried to talk a little bit about this on the earlier posts of my blog:

Since I'm not very sharp on this subject I tried to understand the components from "Top to down". So I think that the three components that are almost the "face" of OS/2 are:
- Workplace Shell Classes - which are based in SOM
- SOM - which depends on PM
- PM - which is the GUI library.

I think that any efforts to start with any of this three components are good... no matter how little the effort is, like replacing some PM's DLL or making a single  WPS Class.

The stuff in the backend I don't understand it well yet, I will really like to create a more detailed graphic about it. Like understanding the relation between the Kernel, Loader, Drivers and the "Control Program", "GPI" , "REXX library", etc. I'm still now sure what the "Control Program" is, or where does the "GPI" stuff goes.

I tried to create a very high level graphic of the main OS/2 architectural components.

Applications / Which are your Favorite OS2-eCS Apps?
« on: December 26, 2013, 08:14:19 pm »
I know I ask this from time to time. But I want to know untill today which are you favorite OS2-eCS apps, it does not necessary had to be the ones that you use the most, but the ones that you like the most.

List your top 5 here.


Marketplace / Re: OS/2, software and books on eBay
« on: December 26, 2013, 04:24:34 am »
If Eugene will really like to "add up" to the community he should think on open sourcing his eCo Software (like eCo Software Runtime) instead of thinking on making money by selling licenses, this are not the 90's and this is not "Google Play Marketplace" or "Apple's App Store" . And also do not take BSD licensed software and turn it close source (it is legal but it does not gives you a good "open source citizen" reputation)

I think that eCo Software can make more money by creating open source projects and requesting donations from the community like Silvan (Bitwise works) is doing. Eugene has some very sharp WPS/PM developers on the backend and it will be great if eCo Software starts to "add up" to the open source community.

But the community will not pay for more close source software, we don't want to be dumped just like happened before with IBM, and open source software help us to mitigate that risk.

This is my personal opinion, but it is also very frustrating that Eugene can not clearly express himself in English, when he write something I don't understand like the 80% of what he means.


Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Merry Christmas!
« on: December 24, 2013, 04:42:23 pm »
Happy Holidays to everyone.

I will be playing with the $25 famicon clone till midnight remembering the old days :)

Article Discussions / Re: EDM/2 - September Updates - IBM Publications
« on: December 24, 2013, 02:06:48 am »

I'm trying to find this IBM Documentation Workshops. If anybody has a copy, or can look on any local library for them please help me out. I want to ask for permission to include this material to the EDM/2 if it is interesting.

  • OS2DD101 - OS/2 Physical Device Drivers (PDD)
  • OS2DD201 - OS/2 Virtual Device Driver (VDD)
  • OS2DD302 - OS/2 Graphics Accelerator Driver
  • OS2DD303 -  OS/2 Adapter Device Driver (ADD)
  • OS2DD304 - Pointer Device Drivers 
  • OS2DD305 - OS/2 Device Manager/Filter (DMD/FLT)
  • OS2DD306 - Printer Device Drivers
  • OS2DD307 - Industrial Control Device Drivers
  • OS2DD308 - NDIS-MAC LAN Device Drivers
  • OS2DD309 - OS/2 Multimedia Device Driver (PDD)
  • OS2DD401  - PCMCIA
  • OS2DD402 - OS/2 SMP Device Drivers

I also found reference to this one:  - OS2DD402  Workplace OS

Applications / Re: VRML/2
« on: December 23, 2013, 12:11:00 am »
I'm just found that chaging the install path of the file "VRML2.DSC" file will make the app start screen to show up, but it hanged there. I'm still checking.

Applications / VRML/2
« on: December 22, 2013, 11:56:43 pm »

I got permission from the author to turn "VRML/2" as freeware, sadly he does not longer has the source code or binaries.

But I'm having a problem running "VRML/2". I installed OpenGL 1.1 but the applications runs and quit.

POPUPLOG says me:

Code: [Select]
12-22-2013  17:48:52  SYS3175  PID 0056  TID 0002  Slot 00a2
P1=00000001  P2=00000000  P3=XXXXXXXX  P4=XXXXXXXX 
EAX=00000000  EBX=646e6501  ECX=00000001  EDX=13e8af01
ESI=00000000  EDI=00560002 
DS=0053  DSACC=f0f3  DSLIM=ffffffff 
ES=0053  ESACC=f0f3  ESLIM=ffffffff 
FS=150b  FSACC=00f3  FSLIM=00000030
GS=0000  GSACC=****  GSLIM=********
CS:EIP=005b:00000000  CSACC=f0df  CSLIM=ffffffff
SS:ESP=0053:01a4ff28  SSACC=f0f3  SSLIM=ffffffff
EBP=01a4ffd4  FLG=00010283

Any tips to make VRML/2 work?

Internet / Re: Flash and file uploads
« on: December 20, 2013, 02:08:40 pm »
Hi Mick

My only idea is going to the "CMS-django" and look if there is a "plugin" or feature to replace the flash upload components for a web based one.

Are you the administrator of the "CMS-django" site? if not maybe you can convince the administrator by saying that flash is unreliable on any platform.


Events / Re: Already full paid: OS/2 User Meeting 2014
« on: December 20, 2013, 01:52:40 pm »
Thanks Sigurd for your efforts.

I will like to insist on the idea of having video/audio recording for the sessions. The idea is to preserve the content of the meeting in someway that can be consulted on the future and not being something temporal that does not get documented.

That will mean having, someone to video record the sessions and possible having a microphone to make it easier the record the audio.

Also trying to collect all the content generated like presentations, source code used in workshops, any documentation and put it on the web.

I understand that the goal is for users to meet, but I want to suggest that the secondary goal is generate and preserve OS/2-eCS contents for the community.


General Discussion / Re: Big thanks to Martin
« on: December 19, 2013, 04:09:41 pm »
What about IBM OS/2 Red Books ? I have gone to them in the past...

I'm sure that there will be no problem requesting permission for the RedBook, but they already public on the IBM's Redbook site.

What I want to is to start first with the "non-public" OS/2 contents to make them available on the Internet first.

There was some workshops for OS/2 development (and also driver development) that IBM used to provide. I'm trying to find someone that has some documentation about it.

Setup & Installation / Re: Strange and annoying problem with printing.
« on: December 19, 2013, 12:19:40 am »
Hi Einar

Can you detail a little bit the USB drivers versions you are using?
Do you have that same USB disconnect behavior with other USB devices (mouse, keyboard)?
Are you using the "Brother HL-2070N B&W laser printer" with CUPS?


General Discussion / Re: Big thanks to Martin
« on: December 18, 2013, 10:51:54 pm »

I paid for the scanning to a local copyshop (at the end my wife found out because the copyshop called my home to tell that it is going to be a delay) it was more expensive than expected, but what the hell, it is like 1100 pages and I didn't want to scan it myself. After that I just did the OCR, table of contents and compressing the file.

Andreas, check out this link:
both are the same file, see if you can get them.

I'm also looking for some other IBM non-public (and non-confidential/non-internal) books / manuals that can be released to the public.  Maybe something like training material. I can give it the try to request permission for that too.

For the moment I need some help to republish the latest things that IBM authorized for the EDM/2.


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