Bww bitwise works has announced the fitfh beta of its Firefox port to OS/2 and eComStation. Bww bitwise works also announced that they are makking progress porting SWT/Eclipse, and that they are starting to work on porting a newer version of VirtualBox to OS/2.
Firefox 31.8.0 ported to OS/2, eComStation
2015-07-24 OS/2 4 Comments
This is encouraging for the eComStation-OS/2 community.
The lack of an up-to-date browser is often seen as an hurdle to attracting new users to an alternative/ lesser-known OS.
It is also interesting to find active development teams so long after IBM having given up hope on OS/2.
It is nice to see some modern software on OS/2 but the OS itself is still dead in terms of core development. Due to IP/licensing issues, IBM cannot open OS/2 kernel for development which means it is stuck in 1990s (relatively slow, less and less usable on modern hardware).