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."
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RE[2]: Wait a minute
by WyldStylist on Sun 2nd Sep 2007 21:44 UTC in reply to "Wait a minute"
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The ecomsys devs should add win32 support (if it aint in it already) so that windows programs can run on it now having it on an NTFS harddisk being able to cope with win32 would certainly make it more updated maybe it even can replace Vista assuming the devs make directx run on it , After all its IBM/Microsofts project.
And then maybe if they lower the price below vista gamers and alike will get it with new pc's

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RE[3]: Wait a minute
by Johann Chua on Mon 3rd Sep 2007 11:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Wait a minute"
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How hard would it be to port Wine and/or share code with ReactOS?

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RE[4]: Wait a minute
by steampoweredlawn on Tue 4th Sep 2007 09:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Wait a minute"
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From what I've gathered, Odin is somewhat based on Wine, and code from the Wine project is used when possible.

That said, the Odin team is a fraction of the size of Wine's team, and Odin handles running Win32 apps differently than Wine. It actually loads a pseudo- device driver in Config.sys (win32k.sys) that detects Win32 programs and runs them in the correct mode without having to set file associations (which would be very difficult considering OS/2 executable files also have a .exe extension, unlike Linux). Also, in addition to providing a Win32 runtime, Odin converts the PE (win32 format) executable to LX (OS/2 format) in memory, so the program runs on the system as a native application.

Considering the magnitude of the project, and the size of the development team, they've done some amazing work on Odin. OpenOffice/2 and Firefox/2 are both Win32 based, running atop a specialized Odin-based runtime developed by Innotek.

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