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Info on Arca Noae speakups, Saturday, 17 February, 2018 and Sunday, 25 February, 2018.
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Latest word on our browser funding campaign, 20 November, 2017.
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ArcaOS 5.0.2 Released


LATEST NEWS - 13 February, 2018

ArcaOS 5.0.2, the long-awaited modern OS/2 distribution from Arca Noae, has been released for general availability.

ArcaOS 5.0.2 is available in personal and commercial editions, with the latter including prioritized support and a longer term of included maintenance and updates.


Net: OS/2 VOICE IRC speakup with Arca Noae LLC...


++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++


Dear OS/2 users,

OS/2 VOICE used to organize IRC speaks with developers and organizations supporting the OS/2 community.

The good news is we will be holding a series of speaks ups via IRC. If you are unfamiliar with how IRC works, then no problem. While you can use an IRC client you can also use a your browser, which in my opinion is easier:

Before the meeting starts you goto the following URL:
Fill in your nickname: Its preferred if you use your real name.
At the channel name fill #os2voice.

The first IRC speakup will be targeted at Western Europe, Africa and the American continent.

The speakup with Arca Noae LLC will be held on
Saturday the 17th of February and start at
17:00 hours Amsterdam/Berlin Time. Which means:
19:00 Moscow time
11:00am New York time
08:00am Los Angeles time

The second speakup is will be held on
Sunday the 25th of February. It will start at
02:00 Moscow time,
00:00 Amsterdam time,
local time Syndey 09:00 in the morning.
This means for people in New York the second speakup will start on
24th of February 18:00 hours New York time!

This second speakup is to try and accommodate the OS/2 users in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Its the intention that as many of the developers from Arca Noae will be present to answer your questions. The speakup is intended to not last longer then 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Best regards,

Roderick Klein
President OS/2 VOICE


Warpstock Europe 2018


This is a first public announcement about Warpstock Europe 2018.
The event will be in Berlin on the 26th and 27th of May 2018.
For more information please visit:

Warpstock Europe

Tickets will go on sale later this month and the webpage also needs to be filled with more details as well.

And if you are asking where hotels are, just look at Google maps and search for Alexanderplatz Berlin. Its not that hard to find other hotels near the hotel where we organize the event.


Warpstock 2017


Warptock Corporation is pleased to announce the 2017 event details.

Warpstock is the annual conference for OS/2, ArcaOS, and eComStation users, administrators, and developers. Warpstock 2017 will be held at the Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East, located at 600 Dixon Road Toronto, Ontario, Canada M9W 1J1., Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10, 2017.

The Warpstock Board of Directors is working hard to make this another enjoyable and informative event. We invite you to participate, either as a presenter or as an attendee. 2017 is a year of new beginnings for the OS/2 platform with the launch of an entirely new distribution, and there will be much to discuss at this year's Warpstock!

Warpstock Registration

Register before May 31 and receive a 20% early bird discount on a full or daily conference registration! Also remember to book your hotel and travel early (we have negotiated great rates for this year's event - only $116 CAD/night single or double). Come early and stay a few days to see the sights and keep the conversation going!

Warpstock Corporation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, chartered in Virginia. The Warpstock annual conference is a gathering of OS/2 users, developers, and vendors from around the world for the purpose of education and advocacy. All contributions to Warpstock are fully tax deductible in the US. Consult your tax adviser for more details.

More information on Warpstock available at: Warpstock website.


PMMail Version 3.22 Released


PMMail for OS/2 version 3.22 has been released. For more information, release notes and a free download of the demonstration version of the program, please visit our website at

PMMail/2 allows limited usage until it is registered. The limitations are:
* 1 account
* 1 attachment per new message
* Each message printed has a statement that this is a demonstration version of PMMail/2.

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 is also available from Hobbes


VOICE supports open-source projects


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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2018/02/20 nepmd118_eng.wpi Comprehensive add-on package for EPM, the Enhanced Editor of OS/23.8 MB
2018/02/20 lame3100.wpi lame v3.100 for OS/2 (WPI)253.0 KB
2018/02/15 FDISK/LVM; HPFS, FAT, NTFS, imaging, cloning, fixing9.8 MB
2018/02/11 VLC media player v3.0.0 for OS/240.5 MB
2018/02/09 LAME v3.100 for OS/22.2 MB
2018/02/07 Amoebax Game for OS/29.8 MB
2018/02/05 S3 Vision864/964/868/968/Trio32/64/64V+/64V2 video drivers v3.03.29 (1998/07/13)1.5 MB
2018/02/05 S3 Trio3D video drivers v4.10.10 (2000/02/25)1.2 MB
2018/02/05 S3 Trio3D video drivers v4.10.05 (1999/05/19)1.2 MB
2018/02/05 S3 Vision864/964/868/968/Trio32/64/64V+/64V2 video driver 3.03.16 (1997/06/06)2.9 MB