Linked by martini on Wed 29th Jun 2011 09:50 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation OpenJDK had been released as GA for OS/2 and eComStaion. This allows eCS-OS2 users to run modern Java apps on their platform. The development is open source and had been in part sponsored by donations of the community.
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RE: Good to see
by orfanum on Wed 29th Jun 2011 13:18 UTC in reply to "Good to see"
orfanum
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2006-06-02

I agree completely: I think there used to be an educational discount for my region, which seems to have gone. In terms of their offical suppliers, information also appears to be outdated (I know you can download verson 2 but some of us still have a penchant for the physcial, and for the UK at least you only get pricing info on V1.2 http://www.ecomstation.co.uk/html/prices.html)

Poking around some of the other European suppliers (German language) sites indicates that a student/home user rate is available:

http://www.shop.appfox.de/Betriebssysteme/eComStation/eComStation-2...

which isn't *too* bad (esp. since you have up to 5 licences), but still high enough to put me off personally.

If I were Serenity Systems I would be doing a lot more to get information about my product out that was current and more easily understood (is there still a V2 upgrade from Warp 3, at all, as there was for 1.2? If not, why not - a clear explanation would be nice).

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RE[2]: Good to see
by cmchittom on Wed 29th Jun 2011 15:11 in reply to "RE: Good to see"
cmchittom Member since:
2011-03-18

Poking around some of the other European suppliers (German language) sites indicates that a student/home user rate is available:


You must not have read the original comment I linked to. ;)

Yes, there's a "Home and Student" edition, available for $149—it's this edition that I was referring to as "ridiculously overpriced" (even though it's less than the business edition). People who want a work OS will just spend the extra $50 and buy Windows 7. People who want to play with an OS will download one of the free ones.

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RE[3]: Good to see
by frajo on Thu 30th Jun 2011 06:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Good to see"
frajo Member since:
2007-06-29

Yes, there's a "Home and Student" edition, available for $149—it's this edition that I was referring to as "ridiculously overpriced" (even though it's less than the business edition). People who want a work OS will just spend the extra $50 and buy Windows 7. People who want to play with an OS will download one of the free ones.

Now I don't intend to spend for MS, but I regularly download "the free ones" and I'm using eCS rsp. OS/2 as my main system continuously for two decades now.
Somehow your statistics seem to be incomplete.

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RE[3]: Good to see
by orfanum on Thu 30th Jun 2011 08:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Good to see"
orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

Kind of 'whoops' ;) - I am from the UK, and it seems SS is relying to an extent on regional suppliers. H2ORG in the UK definitely seems to be behind the times...

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RE[2]: Good to see
by Tom9729 on Thu 30th Jun 2011 03:10 in reply to "RE: Good to see"
Tom9729 Member since:
2008-12-09

The cost may not be high if you divide it up by the number of licenses you get, but that doesn't mean I'd be willing to pay for all of them when I only (hypothetically) need one.

In my opinion eCS is really shooting themselves in the foot by not having a cheap/free student version. They could still make money off of the legacy OS/2 people, while at the same time hopefully getting some new people interested in using and potentially developing for eCS.

I know the price issue seems to come up in the comments every time there's an eComStation post, so I apologize if I am just beating a dead horse. ;)

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