Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 18:16 UTC, submitted by martini
OS/2 and eComStation "After a long delay, eComStation 2.0 GA will finally become reality. It will be released in time to be presented at the Warpstock Europe 2010 event which is held in Trier, Germany, from May 14 to 16. We consider eComStation 2.0 to be the biggest overhaul of OS/2 so far. Together with a team of both hired and volunteer developers, we have extended the functionality, removed limitations, updated hardware support as far as possible, and resolved close to 1000 issues that had been reported since the release of eComStation 1.2R. The new eComStation 2.0 GA is the result of several years of combined efforts and investments."
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Good. Though it's really late. :-(
by rcsteiner on Fri 23rd Apr 2010 19:43 UTC
rcsteiner
Member since:
2005-07-12

Most of the boxes that I have which could run OS/2 or eCS 1.2 are effectively dead now due to CMOS battery issues (hard to replace a spot-welded battery), but I think I can resurrect at least one of those to take a look (since I paid for a copy and all oh so many years ago). I'm hoping the batteries are just spot soldered in place, not welded.

I ran Warp 4 FP 15 until maybe 18 months ago when that box stopped booting for unknown reasons. When I have the time, maybe I'll try to bring that one back as well...

Edited 2010-04-23 19:44 UTC

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glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

You can solder a new battery onto the leads of the dead one without too much trouble or risk, especially if you use heat sinks to isolate the leads from the mobo.

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e-co Member since:
2006-01-03

eComStation works fine on modern notebooks, barebones and servers -- http://en.ecomstation.ru/hardware.php?action=category§ion=brand

Edited 2010-04-23 22:47 UTC

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It's never too late :-)
by frajo on Sat 24th Apr 2010 12:11 in reply to "Good. Though it's really late. :-("
frajo Member since:
2007-06-29

Most of the boxes that I have which could run OS/2 or eCS 1.2 are effectively dead now due to CMOS battery issues (hard to replace a spot-welded battery), but I think I can resurrect at least one of those to take a look (since I paid for a copy and all oh so many years ago).

Just join something like http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eComStation/ and you'll get sufficient information to be able to run eComStation on modern hardware.

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