Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 3rd May 2007 18:52 UTC, submitted by e-co
OS/2 and eComStation eComStation has gotten a new VESA video driver and full ACPI support. The developers are working on user interface improvement as well. "In the beginning of the spring we updated: ACPI subsystem, eComStation kernel, USB Tools homepage, Hardware database, General Network Utilities, PMDownloader, eSchemes gallery, Panorama video drivers, Piano Launchpad and Imagination, Calculator for millionaire, Firewall ports setup, LANGE library." Screenshots can be found here.
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nice, but..
by vaskas on Thu 3rd May 2007 19:16 UTC
vaskas
Member since:
2007-05-03

Great news, but the GUI still reminds me of KDE 1.1.2. There hasn't been any innovative about it for years.

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RE: nice, but..
by ronaldst on Thu 3rd May 2007 20:56 in reply to "nice, but.."
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

And there won't be until some developer starts producing a Presentation Manager subsystem replacement. The whole UI is hardcoded. Writing a proper replacement, clean room or reverse-engineered, would be a huge task. But it's doable by a single programmer. Properly motivated and all... lol

Judging by FixPack APAR lists, I fear is that Presention Manager is littered with quick fixes for badly developed OS/2 programs. And a re-write would basically break many OS/2 programs. A lot of time would be spent on fixing compability issues. Only people that have seen the source code knows for sure.

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RE: nice, but..
by rcsteiner on Fri 4th May 2007 17:39 in reply to "nice, but.."
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

Appearance-wise, you're right.

Feature-wise, there still hasn't been anything else developed which touches the WPS in a number of ways.

It ain't all about eye-candy ya know...

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