Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Nov 2015 16:44 UTC, submitted by Sparrowhawk
OS/2 and eComStation

Lewis Rosenthal announced at Warpstock that Arca Noae is now licensed by IBM to create a new OS/2 distribution; it is currently codenamed "Blue Lion" and has a tentative release of Q3 2016. It will be based on OS/2 Warp 4.52 (MCP2) and the SMP kernel, with a new installer which does not require floppies or optical media (USB and possibly network installs), the Arca Noae driver updates including ACPI, USB, and MultiMac, and an updated version of SNAP Graphics. Lewis made it clear that there is no agreement between Arca Noae and XEU (formerly Mensys), and they intend to be a better OS/2 distribution than eComstation. Note that eComstation has been effectively dead since December 2013, despite some vague promises earlier this year that 2.2 would finally be released this month.

Not sure if the harsh words for eComStation are entirely warranted, but the long, long release cycle for eCS 2.2 and IBM engaging in this new agreement is, honestly, quite telling.

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RE: Not the Pascal from the 90s?
by ggeldenhuys on Fri 6th Nov 2015 20:00 UTC in reply to "Not the Pascal from the 90s?"
ggeldenhuys
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2006-11-13

What are you talking about? The 90s? You must mean the 80s.

I was very much into BBS's between 1989-1994, and a LOT of software was written in Pascal in those days. If it used Objects I don't really remember. All I remember is that it was DOS or OS/2 command line programs, written mostly with Turbo Pascal or Virtual Pascal. ;)

Lets then rephrase it as: "It's not the Pascal from the 70's and 80's!". ;-)

Edited 2015-11-06 20:01 UTC

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