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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RE: nice, but..
by ronaldst on Thu 3rd May 2007 20:56 UTC in reply to "nice, but.."
ronaldst
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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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