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Event: BayWarp meets Tuesday, March 27
SW: [Arca Noae] Support FreeRDP for OS/2!
SW: Test build wpa_supplicant v2.7
Drivers: newsletter #317
Event: Warpstock 2018 Announcement
SW: Unofficial Open Watcom 2.0 beta 3 C/C++ compiler released
Net: IRC speakup with Bitwiseworks GmbH this Saturday!
SW: newsletter #316
Net: BayWarp meets Tuesday, February 27
Drivers: [Arca Noae] ACPI Driver Package version 3.23.08 released
Drivers: [Arca Noae] Panorama Video Driver Package version 1.10 released
SW: DFSee 14.12 released, BUG FIX only (file recovery from browser)
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Warpstock 2018 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada


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

Warpstock 2018 will be held at the Country Inn & Suites By Radisson Calgary Airport, located at 2481 39th Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 8V8.

This year's event will begin Friday, September 14 and continue through Sunday, September 16.

We are working hard to make this another event chock-full of enjoyable and informative sessions, featuring an all-star cast! Join us, as a presenter or as an attendee. ArcaOS continues to wow new, continuing, and returning OS/2 users, and there is a lot to explore and learn about this powerful, secure, alternative operating system - today's answer to intrusive, spying, commercial and open source systems, which is still amazingly versatile and remarkable agile on today's hardware! Find out more about this year's Warpstock!

Register before May 1 and receive a $30 Early Bird discount on a full or daily conference registration! Spouses/family members/guests/office mates attending sessions also receive great discounts, and non-attending guests are FREE. Students with valid student ID are welcome to attend sessions at no charge, with full benefits!

Remember to book your hotel and travel early (we have negotiated great rates for this year's event - King or Two Double: $119 CAD/night; Suite: $134 CAD/night). Come early and stay a few days to see the sights and keep the conversation going!


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.


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 are on sale and the webpage is being filled with more details as well.

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


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 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.

  New at Hobbes (updates at 60 minute interval);
2018/03/23 FDISK/LVM; HPFS, FAT, NTFS, imaging, cloning, fixing10.0 MB
2018/03/20 OS/2 API Research book, written in Russian (cyrillic), INF file format (2018).13.7 MB
2018/03/20 OS/2 API Research book, written in Russian (cyrillic), XML file format (2018).10.4 MB
2018/03/20 Text to formated-text and html-1, html-2, html-3. Freeware ver 1.0104.9 KB
2018/03/20  101.6 KB
2018/03/20 Text to formated-text and html-1, html-2, html-3. Freeware ver 1.0101.6 KB
2018/03/18 PMPRINTF debugger with PM viewer & programmer interfaces217.6 KB
2018/03/12 VNC Server and VNC Viewer1.2 MB
2018/03/11 Example code from "Real World Programming for OS/2"354.6 KB
2018/03/10 A lightweight web server for OS/2668.5 KB
2018/03/07 Galgje voor OS/2 en eCS 1.2 (NL) 16.5 KB