Monthly Archives: November 2014

Commercial Edition of Arca Noae’s OS/2 & eCS drivers and software package now available

Remember these?Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our popular OS/2 & eCS drivers and software subscription service for commercial enterprises, non-profits, and government agencies.

The Commercial Edition is priced per-system (one physical workstation or server, or one active virtual machine), with volume discounts available. In addition, the commercial edition entitles the subscribing entity to prioritized support and elevated consideration of feature and enhancement requests, as well as requests for new packages.

Subscriptions up to 100 seats can be bought directly from our webstore; please contact for price quotations of 100 seats or more.

Searching for something? – Try our OpenSearch plugin

As we continue to add content and products to the Arca Noae site and online store, we thought it might be handy to have a way to search that content from Firefox or SeaMonkey (or any other browser which is OpenSearch-compatible).

To add it to your browser, simply follow this link to the Mycroft Project, click the Arca Noae link, and allow the search provider to be added to your browser.

So, what would you like to see next?

Our mission at Arca Noae is to do what we can to ensure the longest term of usefulness of the OS/2 platform, for both individuals and enterprises. Part of that mission is addressed by updates to existing drivers and applications, part by adding new functionality to those softwares, and part by adding new drivers and/or applications entirely.

What we’d like to know is: What do you need to be able to stay on OS/2?

Other platforms (both closed and open source) tend to follow their own path. A large software developer in the state of Washington in the US decided a couple of years ago that the entire desktop interface was somehow no longer useful, and needed to be scrapped in favor of something completely different, taking a one-size-fits-all approach across desktops and mobiles. Linux has had desktop wars waging for decades between Gnome and KDE, and once Unity appeared, it seemed to draw almost universal scorn from both camps (and somehow, the steering groups of various distros tend to make unilateral decisions insofar as which desktops to include by default in their distros).

Arca Noae is different in that our direction should always be guided by the needs of the community. As we have pledged to reinvest as much of our earnings as possible into further development, we need to regularly solicit input from you, so that we may be assured we are heading in the right direction.

So please drop us a note on our contact page and let us know what you need. We’re listening, we care, and we’re not going away anytime soon.

[solved] Trouble registering for an account?

This is just a quick note to confirm that several hours ago we did indeed fix the issue causing the blank page on user registration.

If you continue to experience difficulties with your account, please do not hesitate to use our contact form or email us directly at webmeister [at] arcanoae [dot] com.

We apologize for any inconvenience which this may have caused.

Thanks again for visiting Arca Noae!

USB Stack update now available

A sort of USB stackArca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our updated USB stack. This update (11.08) contains fixes for many reported problems and addresses many of the regressions which have occured in recent updates. Specifically:

  • A problem that caused some devices to not be attached was fixed.
  • A problem where USB printers would suddenly stop working has been fixed.
  • A problem with USB drivers sharing an interrupt with other devices was fixed.
  • Resource manager entries are now created for USB keyboards and mice.
  • The USBCALLS DLL was updated.
  • Some changes were implemented to help with the problems detecting keyboards and mice.
  • Fixed a problem where the driver would not work on some UHCI hardware.
  • The ability to do Isochronous transfers was fixed.
  • The USB software is now distributed as a Warpin package.

If you haven’t yet purchased a software subscription, this is a great reason to do so now.


Trouble registering for an account?

We are aware of an issue on the site when registering for an account. Upon clicking the Register button on the My Account page, the user is greeted with a blank page. Rest assured, your account has been created, but a minor internal error has occurred, preventing the acknowledgment from displaying.

Simply click the Back button in your browser, and if prompted to re-send your previous post, click Yes or OK. The My Account page should redisplay, with a message that the account already exists. That indicates that the account has been created successfully (attempting to create an account which really does exist will immediately return the error and not a blank page).

If you continue to experience difficulties, please do not hesitate to use our contact form or email us directly at webmeister [at] arcanoae [dot] com.

We apologize for any inconvenience which this may cause, and are working to correct the problem.

Thanks again for visiting Arca Noae!

Online Store Opening Pains

We never knew how much work it would be to get an online store like this operational! From custom components for the site to back-end scripts to entering descriptions and uploading content, everyone at Arca Noae has been working very hard to get things working. We have some things available now, with more coming in the days and weeks ahead.

If you experience problems, please be patient with us, we are working as hard as we can. Also if you see some things missing, again, please be patient. We are adding items as quickly as we possibly can.

Privacy Policy Update

In response to visitor feedback, we have clarified the portion of our Privacy Policy concerning use of Google technologies.

To summarize, while we have not knowingly enabled any Google technologies on our site, such technologies may be enabled by third-party components which we employ and of which we may be unaware. If we do choose to employ any such technologies, or if we become aware of a third-party component which utilizes them, we will take reasonable steps to provide advance notification.

We invite you to revisit our Privacy Policy and provide us with your comments.