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 bassbeast on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 03:28 UTC in reply to "Good to see"
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2007-11-11

That is because the product is not FOR you or general users, it is for financial institutions that were using OS/2 and believe me they have the money.

And frankly I'd say that is a good thing too as the last thing eComstation needs to do is to try to compete in the general OS market. Not only is there a truly insane amount of hardware to support unless they decided to "do an Apple" and release their own machines, but frankly their OS is obviously 90s tech in a 21st century bling bling world.

Still I can see why some wanted Java ported as Java is still pretty big in financial circles so I'm happy for them. But there is simply no way for eComstation to compete in today's market, not with Windows 7, OSX lion, and of course a bazillion Linux distros all for free. Better they stick to their niche which is obviously still making them money after all these years or they wouldn't still be doing it.

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RE[2]: Good to see
by cmchittom on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 11:31 in reply to "RE: Good to see"
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2011-03-18

That is because the product is not FOR you or general users, it is for financial institutions that were using OS/2 and believe me they have the money.


You might be right—though personally I believe that such an approach would be incredibly short-sighted, since it would guarantee that their revenue could only go down as financial institutions transition to more widely-supported OS's (most ATMs in the US, at least, have already gone from OS/2 to Windows XP Embedded, from what I understand). However, I think you're wrong for one simple reason: if eComStation is only "for financial institutions that were using OS/2," why offer a Home and Student Edition at all? Generally, when businesses offer something for sale, they really do want to sell it, strangely enough.

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RE[2]: Good to see
by pantheraleo on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 14:38 in reply to "RE: Good to see"
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2007-03-07

That is because the product is not FOR you or general users, it is for financial institutions that were using OS/2 and believe me they have the money.


Truth be told, there are very few financial institutions that are still running OS/2 either, with the exception of a few very old ATMs.

Try a job search on Dice for OS/2 and see how many results you get. And of the four results that even mention OS/2, how many of those actually look like OS/2 is relevant, and not just part of a long laundry list of generic skills they copied for their job description?

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RE[3]: Good to see
by e-co on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 17:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Good to see"
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2006-01-03

Areas of eComStation usage -- http://en.ecomstation.ru/solutions

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