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.


jueves, 12 de junio de 2014

OS/2 and eComStation Open Source Software Catalog - June Update

Octocat a Mascot of GithubThe open source catalog for OS/2 and eComStation on github had been updated. This last month I kept checking hobbes for source code. I had finished checking the Multimedia and System Apps and including the source code on the repostiory. And I'm half way of hobbes "/os2/dev/" directory.

For the moment there are 912 public repositories of OS/2 and eComStation open source related projects on Git Hub. 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

martes, 1 de abril de 2014

OS/2 and eComStation Open Source Software Catalog - March Update


Octocat a Mascot of GithubThe open source catalog for OS/2 and eComStation on github had been updated. This last month I kept checking hobbes for source code. This month it had been finished checking the "os2/apps" directory on hobbes completing uploading multimedia source code project between others.

Next month I plan to focus on upload the source code containted in /os2/dev/ and /os2/system/

For the moment there are 796 public repositories of OS/2 and eComStation open source related projects on Git Hub. 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