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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
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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.
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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.


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.


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.


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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