jueves, 30 de julio de 2015

Documenting the OS/2 Components

I noticed that even that we have some documentation about the components that compose OS/2, there was not a single unified source with it.

So, some months ago I started to try to document the OS/2 components on the EDM/2 wiki under the Creative Commons Share Alike license. With that the documentation generated can be used for derivative works and since it is a wiki, more people can help me to complement it.

For the moment I started the "Components" category on the EDM/2 wiki: http://www.edm2.com/index.php/Category:Components

And I'm trying to put a little description of the OS/2 component and put the files that belongs that that components.

Also, on the DLL files I'm trying to put more information on the versions available, the DLL entry points, the other DLLs that this file calls and, if applies,  to put if there is an open source alternative of it.  At the end I'm putting all the files on this category: http://www.edm2.com/index.php/Category:Files

Let see how this documentation evolves over time and if it can be useful for developers on the future.


martes, 31 de marzo de 2015

More Source Code !!!! MORE !!!!!!

Every time I think that I'm done grabbing more OS/2 related software source code on github, more shows up. Now I have 1509 projects there:
https://github.com/os2world

And now I had dressed up the mascot "Artie" as a "Octo-Cat" to help me (morally) to keep uploading more source code.



jueves, 26 de febrero de 2015

Making an open source clone of PM ?

An open source clone of Presentation Manager still jumps in my mind from time to time.

I wrote a draft idea (very high level) of a possibility on how to do a clone with Qt.

URL: http://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/Wild_Idea:_A_PM_clone_using_the_Qt_library

I'm not sure if it will be a good idea or not, or if it can be doable. But it is just a brainstorm draft.

martes, 30 de diciembre de 2014

OS/2 and eComStation Open Source Software Catalog - December Updates


Octocat a Mascot of GithubThe search is not over yet. I still have more source code left to upload to the repository.

For the moment there are 1401 public repositories of OS/2 and eComStation open source related projects on GitHub.


Remember.

You can fork the repositories and try to "hack" yourself into the code without any worries or breaking anything. Github gives you the freedom to store any source code and generate all the forks you want.

If anybody wants administration rights to any repository, or want to help me uploading more source to github or have any other suggestion just write me to martin@os2world.com

Remember that help is always welcome. This is a community effort to help this platform.
Please give me your feedback on the OS2World Forum or write directly to me.

Regards.
Martín Itúrbide

miércoles, 8 de octubre de 2014

OS/2 and eComStation Open Source Software Catalog - September Updates

This month I finished looking for source code on hobbes. I still need to organize some other projects that I found and the open source games to be included there.

For the moment there are 1213 public repositories of OS/2 and eComStation open source related projects on GitHub. There is also a more friendly open source list at OS2World wiki (work in progress).


Remember.

You can fork the repositories and try to "hack" yourself into the code without any worries or breaking anything. Github gives you the freedom to store any source code and generate all the forks you want.

If anybody wants administration rights to any repository, or want to help me uploading more source to github or have any other suggestion just write me to martin@os2world.com

Remember that help is always welcome. This is a community effort to help this platform.

Please give me your feedback on the OS2World Forum or write directly to me.

Regards.
Martín Itúrbide

viernes, 29 de agosto de 2014

More on Open Source

This are some "snippets" from a discussion on the OS2World forum that I will like to document here too:

Trying to not drift away, it is not which model is right or wrong. It is which model do we need right now.
  • eComStation uses a lot of open source software, without it, it will be just Warp 4.52.
  • The more interesting software ported to this platform latetly had been from projects that had been originally open sourced (OpenJDK, Qt, Firefox, OpenOffice, Qt apps ported, etc)
  • Open source reduces the risk of vendor dependency. IBM dumped us in the past and can happen again, with open source we reduce that risk.
  • We should stop thinking that we will be the last ones, there will be people left after we leave the community. It will be better to leave software and documents for this platforms that allows derivative works without the dependency of a single person or group.
Open Source it is not the saver, or the end of the world. It is just the model that is working for us right now. I see open source as the path, the community and persons using and developing for the platform are "the savers".

That's why I see that should start to care about the close source components an try to clone them in the open source path (PM, SOM, WPS, Control Program, etc).

lunes, 4 de agosto de 2014

...More code.

It seems that it a never ending story uploading all the source code that is available for OS/2. But it seems that I'm close to finish my hobbes search for source code. The last directory I have left to search is "\dev" and I hope to finish that on the next weeks.

Check: https://github.com/OS2World

After that I plan to check some other sources like OS2site, Netlabs and some individual developers webpages to upload more public code.