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Event: BayWarp meets Tuesday, January 23
SW: netlabs.org newsletter #313
Net: [Arca Noae] Policy statement concerning Spectre and Meltdown exploits
SW: Web Family Tree
SW: DFSee 14.11 released
SW: netlabs.org newsletter #312
General: [Arca Noae] Everything you need to know about subscription expiration
SW: netlabs.org newsletter #311
Drivers: [Arca Noae] AHCI Driver Package version 2.04 released
General: [Arca Noae] What also happens when a subscription expires?
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Latest word on our browser funding campaign, 20 November, 2017.
Sponsorship of a new browser, 11 October,2017
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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.


ArcaOS 5.0 Released


LATEST NEWS - 16 May, 2017

ArcaOS 5.0, the long-awaited modern OS/2 distribution from Arca Noae, was released for general availability today.

ArcaOS 5.0 is available in personal and commercial editions, with the latter including prioritized support and a longer term of included maintenance and updates.

The personal edition is also offered at the discounted price of just $99 per license for the next 90 days, so take advantage of the savings during this introductory period.

Current Drivers & Software Subscription holders should watch the Arca Noae site for details on how to obtain a credit or rebate for the unused portion of their subscriptions when purchasing licenses for ArcaOS 5.0.

ArcaOS licensees should also check the wiki pages which should see a number of updates in the coming days to help get the most out of their software.


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.

  New at Hobbes (updates at 60 minute interval);
2018/01/20 pcidevs_20180114.zip Updated vendor-/device-list for Craig Hart's (Veit Kannegieser's) PCI+AGP bus sniffer.256.6 KB
2018/01/18 openurls.zip Open list of entered URLs in Firefox or SeaMonkey (EN/NL)985.0 Bytes
2018/01/17 vrobjex_131.zip VX-REXX Extras library version 1.3.1113.3 KB
2018/01/13 1024x768.zip Patched BUILDCDO.CMD, BUILDODK.CMD and BUILDVRX.CMD (VX-REXX, VXODK)7.1 KB
2018/01/13 fpc-os2304full.zip Free Pascal Compiler v3.0.4 (including sources)84.8 MB
2018/01/13 fpc-os2304.zip Free Pascal Compiler v3.0.430.7 MB
2018/01/09 chiffres120.zip Des chiffres version 1.2.0, the goal is to arrive at the three-digit target number. 35.8 KB
2018/01/08 fluidsynth-1.1.9.zip fluidsynth v1.1.9 for OS/22.2 MB
2018/01/07 tablca13-reg.zip Key generator for Tablica/2 v1.3 (by using TABLC12A.ZIP's source code)511.0 Bytes
2018/01/06 top214-ecs12.zip TOP 2.14 update for eCS 1.2 (main files only)40.9 KB
2018/01/06 top214.zip VIO application to monitor CPU usage by process44.9 KB