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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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ArcaOS 5.0.6 Now Available

ArcaOS 5.0.6 is now available

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the general availability of ArcaOS 5.0.6, the sixth maintenance release of ArcaOS 5.0 (Blue Lion).

ArcaOS 5.0.6 includes refreshed content and fixes since 5.0.5 was released. If you have experienced difficulty installing previous releases of ArcaOS on your hardware, 5.0.6 may address your issue(s). If installing from USB stick, the image 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 Support & Maintenance subscription at no additional charge. To download your fresh ISO, simply visit your customer portal page, select the Orders & Subscriptions link on the navigation panel to the left, then click on the order for your ArcaOS license. Once there, click the download link to request a fresh ISO, and wait for your notification email.


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.


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.


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.

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:

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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