Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Sep 2007 15:41 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation The second release candidate of eComStation 2.0 has been released. "This is the sixth public beta release of eComStation 2.0. This product is available for download to all registered eCS customers with active Software Subscription Services (see this explanation). This version of eComStation 2.0 is the second Release Candidate, no big changes or additions will be added before the GA version, it mainly consists of updates to drivers and installation scripts."
Thread beginning with comment 267917
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
eCS comes with Odin...
by rcsteiner on Sun 2nd Sep 2007 18:48 UTC
rcsteiner
Member since:
2005-07-12

...but Odin is limited to only running certain programs. I use it under Warp 4 to run Palm Desktop, Adobe Acrobat, and IrfanView, but there are many programs I've tried to run which fail.

I do think an NTFS driver is included in eCS, but I'm not sure.

Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux armv5tejl; en-US; rv:1.9a6pre) Gecko/20070810 Firefox/3.0a1 Maemo browser 0.4.34 N770/SU-18

Reply Score: 2

RE: eCS comes with Odin...
by helf on Sun 2nd Sep 2007 23:10 in reply to "eCS comes with Odin..."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

I thought Odin worked better than that... I have never actually used it. I'm guessing larger and more complex windows programs fail more often than the simpler ones, right?

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[2]: eCS comes with Odin...
by rcsteiner on Wed 5th Sep 2007 15:31 in reply to "RE: eCS comes with Odin..."
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

Many Windows applications use APIs which are specialized and which cause issues, and many depend on newer libraries that just aren't present in the vanilla Odin installation. Older programs tend to be better than newer ones.

Innotek also has a runtime for running Windows programs which is similar to (and I think partially based on) Odin, so there are a couple of different alternatives.

I would personally love to see an OS/2 port of Wine.

Reply Parent Score: 2