Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Jan 2010 18:29 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation For some months now, independent developers have been working on a Qt4 port for eComStation, and it's almost ready. Some Qt4 applications have been ported to eCS, as well. This project is funded by donations from the eCS-OS2 community and currently they have 82% of the needed sum.
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My congratulations
by Sparrowhawk on Tue 5th Jan 2010 16:37 UTC
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I'd like to congratulate the developers and other people who have made this happen. Although I now only run eCS occasionally, and that in a VM, I still have enormously fond memories of this OS, which was my main OS both at work and at home for many years. Ahhh... Visual Smalltalk for OS/2, shall I tell thee how much I love thee? :-)

Really, it doesn't matter whether eCS has 1, 2 or several thousand users (the latter by all accounts), the fact is that this is a highly commendable achievement by a bunch of geeks doing great geekiness. And porting QT is a great way to extend the life of an OS.

I booted up my copy of 1.2R in VMWare Fusion just now and was surprised by how much I can still do. Up to date Firefox. Up to date PHP. Up to date MySQL. I haven't tried getting Netbeans to work on it, as I'm not sure that the latest OS/2 Java is up to the job, but there are other good editors available. Flash 10 is nearly ready, as I understand it.

Maybe instead of knocking people who are doing no one else any harm and themselves and their community a lot of good, people should maybe relax a little and enjoy fellow techies delivering great work.

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