Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Sep 2006 16:57 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation "OS/2 has many applications that had been created by companies, individual developers and hobbyists. Many of these applications still works under the newest version of eComStation and have demonstrated a good quality. The only issue is that they are turning into abandonware since developers had switched to other platforms, but there is a chance to extend their life with the 'Open Source Long Live Elixir'. Here at OS2World.com we will like to make a call to OS/2-eCS developers and ex-developers to open source their creations. We believe that the software can be expanded for the benefit of the community and allowing a learning experience from the code of these applications."
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Why?
by dekernel on Mon 18th Sep 2006 13:16 UTC
dekernel
Member since:
2005-07-07

As an engineer that spent years developing software on OS/2, I think I have enough history to ask why?

OS/2 does not really have anything special going on with it anymore. Everything that it did well, now is done by other OS's.

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RE: Why?
by flywheel on Mon 18th Sep 2006 13:42 in reply to "Why?"
flywheel Member since:
2005-12-28

That might well be (15 years later), but does any of them do it well all at the same time, well apart from Zeta ?

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RE: Why?
by dylansmrjones on Thu 21st Sep 2006 09:29 in reply to "Why?"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Not quite right.

They have the potential to do the same - even better;
They just don't do it (except for even more exotic OS'es.

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