Archive for January, 2015

Warpstock 2014: news pingback

I just recently discovered (with the help of google) another news site that was reporting about Warpstock 2014. Usually the news about Warpstock only hit the main OS/2 related news sites (e.g. / os2news) but this time a german computer news service as well. Here is the top part of the google translated news post:


heise ix news: Warpstock 2014

The Warpcity2 Warpstock 2014 post you can find here.


Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 GA for OS/2 released

Bitwiseworks made the port of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 available. The package is available for the following languanges:

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian

The install requires always the base pack and the language pack, at least the runtime libs are required. All packages are WarpIN packages, for more information check the readme. All files can be found on this dropbox folder. The download is free but please make a donation for bww bitwise works to support the development of this port.
Update: The dropbox folder now needs a password: bww

Update: On 10th of February an updated version GA is now available. The old download links are not valid anymore. I got a very ‘friendly’ comment on the download issue…
Please use the new download link below, the password is still valid:
AOO OS/2 download (dropbox)

OpenOffice 4.1.1 for OS/2

OpenOffice 4.1.1 for OS/2


Firefox 24.8.1 ESR Beta 3 for OS/2 & eCS released

A new year, new software: the new Beta 3 of the Firefox 24 ESR branch for OS/2. The base code is the same as in the Beta 2 release and the main dll of Firefox (XUL.DLL) can now be loaded into high memory (HMA) by using an external utility. To create a detailed error report its required to load the symbol files of this build and the latest Exceptq runtime, the links can be found on the release page. Update: it seems that the ability to load xul.dll into high mem is again broken as issue #89 is tagged as not resolved.

Changes in this release compared to the previous Beta 2 (24.8.1) release:

  • fix for the trap report generation
  • XUL.DLL can now be loaded into high memory (HMA) by using the highmem utility