New articles about VOICE and ArcaOS

05 August, 2022 - Browser status update from OS/2VOICE and BWW Bitwise Works, update 14
13 February, 2022 - Browser status update 13
07 August, 2020 - The status of the new QtWebEngine/Chromium based browser, update 12
01 March, 2020 - VOICE/Bitwise works new browser update 11
25 December, 2019 - VOICE/Bitwise works new browser update 10
26 September, 2019 - New Web Browser for OS/2 is within reach!
29 June, 2019 - Remote OS/2 Desktop Support via the internet
31 March, 2019 - New Web Chromium based for OS/2 getting closer!
24 March, 2019 - Update 8 from OS/2 VOICE/BWW QT, QT partly working!
12 March, 2019 - Update 7 Browser funding campaign
8 October, 2018 - Remote OS/2 desktop support via the internet.
30 August, 2018 - Update 6, browser fund.
19 July, 2018 - Update 5, browser fund.
13 April, 2018 - Update 4, browser fund and QT roadmap.
29 March, 2018 - Browser funding upate.
26 February, 2018 - LAN Server installation utility.
Saturday, 17 February, 2018 and Sunday, 25 February, 2018 and Sunday, 4 March, 2018.
Logs of recent VOICE SpeakUps, 4 February, 2018 - VOICE projects for 2018.
20 November, 2017 - Latest word on our browser funding campaign.
11 October, 2017 - Sponsorship of a new browser.
3 September, 2016 - Recent activity and our new organization.


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2024/02/19

Hobbes Development

The Hobbes website at NMSU has been shutdown due to the retirement of the person who was looking after it.

Nathan Woodruff created and hosted a new replacement for the Hobbes NMSU Archive.

The site is called Hobbes Archive and is located at http://hobbesarchive.com/

The new site is now allowing OS/2 file uploads.

Nathan and Martin Iturbide have been working together to implement a lot of cleanup and improvements to the new site.
Compared to Hobbes NMSU there are some improved features:
- Similar layout to Hobbes NMSU.
- Upload web form. There is no ftp upload and no need for the .txt companion file.
- Improved search which can now be done by file name, short description and long description.
Special thanks to Nathan Woodruff for creating the site from scratch and his commitment to maintain it in a long term.




2024/02/13
Revised 2024/03/31

Warpstock Europe 2024 Announced

The Dutch OS/2 VOICE organization is pleased to announce Warpstock Europe 2024. The first Warpstock Europe after COVID-19 that is not only virtual but where you we can meet you in person again!

The Warpstock EU website has more details.

The Warpstock EU website now has the first version of the schedule online. If you want to give a presentation in person or remotely, please contact Roderick Klein via roderickklein at xs4all.nl We still some presentation slots available! Some presentations are not yet confirmed. There will be a video stream via Youtube.com for people who are not able to make it in person. Lewis Rosenthal from Arca Noae LLC will also be present.
Note: Presenters will also need to pay for access to Warpstock Europe 2024.

Tickets can be purchased at VOICE until the 24th of May.

This announcement is to inform you Warpstock Europe 2024 will be held on the 7th, 8th and 9th of June in Rheinen Germany. It will be held in Hotel-Lucke. When you book a ticket for Warpstock we will send you the discount code so you get a special price for the hotel room. There are rooms put aside for the event, but you need to book them before the 1st May.

Pricing for 3 day event will be 215 Euro and that includes a 2 course lunch. That is per visitor.

We hope to see you at Warpstock Europe!

Roderick Klein
President OS/2 VOICE




2024/01/01

Warpstock Video Stream

The videos of Warpstock 2023 sessions are available here.




2023/08/27
Revised 2023/08/29

ArcaOS 5.1.0 Announced

After years in development, Arca Noae is pleased to announce the general availability of ArcaOS 5.1.0.

In a first for any OS/2-based distribution, ArcaOS 5.1 supports installation on the latest generation of UEFI-based systems, and includes the ability to install to GPT-based disk layouts. This enables ArcaOS 5.1 to install on a wide array of modern hardware.

ArcaOS 5.1.0 can be used for new installs or to upgrade any prior version of ArcaOS 5. If installing from USB stick, the USB install stick may be created using any major operating system at hand (Windows, Linux, MacOS, and of course, OS/2, eComStation, and ArcaOS). Once built, the USB stick can be inserted into any USB port in the target system to boot into the ArcaOS installer/updater in either UEFI or traditional BIOS mode (alternatively, the DVD image may be burned to physical media and also booted to either UEFI or traditional BIOS systems).

For a complete list of updates in this release, see the ArcaOS wiki. Be sure to review the README.TXT, as well, as this contains critical information to ensure that you get up and running fast, and includes tips for getting things adjusted right away.

This upgrade is available at a steep discount with your valid ArcaOS 5.0 Support & Maintenance subscription (and your remaining subscription time will be added to the included support term). To download your fresh ISO, simply visit your customer portal page and select the ArcaOS Download Center link on the navigation panel to the left. From there, click the "Upgrade to 5.1" button, and proceed to checkout.

If your ArcaOS 5.0 Support and Maintenance subscription has already expired, you may still upgrade at less than the cost of a new ArcaOS 5.1 licence. Follow the provedure above to order your upgrade, and the discount will be reflected in your cart.

ArcaOS 5.1.0 is available in English ONLY, with other languages planned to follow in the near future.




2023/08/26

Warpstock 2023 Announced

Warpstock, the annual conference for ArcaOS, OS/2, and eComStation users, administrators and developers, is now open for registration.

Warpstock 2023 will be held at the Drury Inn and Suites Phoenix Airport, located at 3333 E. University Drive, Phoenix, Arizona 85034.

This year's event will begin Friday, December 1 and continue through Sunday, December 3. Find out more here.




2023/06/07

Arca Noae Announces ArcaOS 5.1 Pricing

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the pricing schedule for the upcoming ArcaOS 5.1 release. Full details here.




2023/06/05

ArcaOS 5.0.8 now available

In our continuing commitment to ArcaOS 5.0 (Blue Lion), Arca Noae is pleased to announce the general availability of ArcaOS 5.0.8, the eighth maintenance release of the 5.0 line.

It should be noted that ArcaOS 5.1.0, the successor to the 5.0 line, is nearing availability. While ArcaOS 5.1.0 itself is ready, the production system which manages, builds, and distributes the new ISO images is not. However, the final testing of our updated production system is underway and nearing completion. In the interim, we are releasing ArcaOS 5.0.8 which can be distributed using the old production and distribution system.

ArcaOS 5.0.8 includes refreshed driver content, updated kernel and included software, as well as installation boot fixes since 5.0.7 was released at the end of 2021. It also rolls in a few fixes that come from our 5.1.0 development work. ArcaOS 5.0.8 can be used for new installs or to update any prior version of ArcaOS 5. If you have experienced difficulty installing previous releases of ArcaOS on your hardware, 5.0.8 may address your issue(s). If installing from USB stick, the USB install stick may be created using any major operating system at hand (Windows, Linux, MacOS, and of course, OS/2, eComStation, and ArcaOS). Once built, the USB stick can be inserted into any USB port in the target system to boot into the ArcaOS installer/updater.

For a complete list of updates in this release, see the ArcaOS wiki. Be sure to review the README.TXT, as well, as this contains critical information to ensure that you get up and running fast, and includes tips for getting things adjusted right away.

This update is included with your valid ArcaOS 5.0 Support & Maintenance subscription at no additional charge. To download your fresh ISO, simply visit your customer portal page and select the ArcaOS Download Center link on the navigation panel to the left. From there, click the "Request ISO build" button, select English language (ArcaOS 5.0.x is only available in English), and wait for your notification email.

If your ArcaOS 5.0 Support & Maintenance subscription has already expired, and you missed your window of opportunity to renew at regular rates, you may still renew at less than the cost of a new ArcaOS license. Also, your active ArcaOS 5.0 subscription will entitle you to a discount on your ArcaOS 5.1 upgrade purchase, when available.




2023/01/14

Warpstock 2022 videos available.

Watch the unedited videos WarpEvents channel

When the videos have been edited they will be updated to a Warpstock 2022 playlist.




2021/09/26

New Web Browser Support

It's central to VOICE policy to promote donations to benefit the Otter web browser project.
This is a link to donate for the new Web Browser.




2021/09/27

Warpstock 2021 Videos

Warpstock 2021, the annual conference for ArcaOS, OS/2, and eComStation users, administrators, and developers is over for this year but you can see the videos of the presentations here.




2021/08/02

PMMail for OS/2 version 3.25 has been released.

For more information, release notes and a free download of the demonstration version of the program, please visit our website here.

The filename of the released version is pmmail-3-25-00-1993.wpi

PMMail/2 allows limited usage until it is registered. The limitations are:

A registration code is required to use all features of the program. A PMMail/2 licence is free for those who have been a VOICE sponsor with one standard sponsorship unit at least two consecutive years. Others can obtain a PMMail/2 licence by donating two standard sponsorship units to VOICE.

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PMMail now requires libcx
===============================================================================

Starting with version 3.24, PMMail is built with GCC 4.9.2 and requires libcx. To satisfy this requirement, you can use Arca Noae Package Manager (ANPM) or yum. The package to install is named libcx.

In addition, PMMail now requires aspell, and aspell can also be installed by ANPM or yum. The PMMail Utility requires DrCtl. At the command line the additional requirements can be installed by:

yum install libcx aspell-en DrCtl

The following language dictionaries can be specified instead of aspell-en



Warpstock Europe 2020 went virtual

Warpstock Europe 2020 in Frankfurt was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Instead a virtual conference was streamed live over YouTube. To view the recording go here: warpstock.eu.




VOICE supports open-source projects

In 2017, VOICE donated 2,800 Euros to BitWiseWorks for Software development, and a 1,126.93 Euro subsidy was provided to Warpstock Europe.

In 2016, VOICE donated 1000 Euros to Netlabs to help Netlabs buy a backup server.

In 2013, VOICE donated 2700 Euros to support developement of Firefox 17.

In 2012, VOICE donated 8100 Euros to support development of the following projects.


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