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Blue Lion, by Arca Noae - Developer Interest

Arca Noae needs your help

In order to make the installation of Blue Lion as smooth and intuitive as possible, we need to update and maintain an extensive database of hardware we are likely to encounter during installation and the drivers associated with the various devices installed in current machines.

Luckily, during the installation of eComStation, a file is created: MACHINE.CFG, stored in <boot drive>\ecs\install\rsp. This file contains all of the relevant data we need to update our current database.

We are asking for community assistance to gather as many MACHINE.CFG files as possible. If you have installed eComStation systems, please attach the MACHINE.CFG file from each one to an email (you may attach multiple files to a single email or send separate ones) addressed to hardware-info at arcanoae dot com. This file should not contain any personally identifiable information, but to be sure, please review before attaching.

Many thanks from the Blue Lion Dev Team for your assistance!

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Arca Noae’s support of open source projects: Firefox

Did you know that Arca Noae provides ongoing funding for continued Firefox development and maintenance on the OS/2 platform? Firefox development by our strategic partner, bww bitwise works, GmbH, enables building Thunderbird and SeaMonkey, too, as well as many ancillary components which are used by other programs, so like the space program, there are other technologies which grow out of this work and allow OS/2 users to get more out of their investment.

Sponsoring this important work helps to ensure that new releases of Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey are available to all. The Mozilla for OS/2 Project aims to keep relatively close to the official Extended Support Release (ESR) cycle for Firefox as outlined by Mozilla, with additional components released as they are ported and/or developed along the way.

 

 

Who’s speaking at Warpstock Europe?

There will be plenty of information on hand at this year’s Warpstock Europe event. Here’s a sampling of what to expect from Arca Noae:

Saturday, David Azarewicz will be presenting on device driver progress and plans for the future (Blue Lion will be a milestone, but not the end of the road, by any means).

Also on Saturday, Lewis Rosenthal will be discussing what to expect in the Blue Lion package. While all of the details have not been set, we have a pretty good idea of what will be included.

Later in the afternoon, Steven Levine will pick up on Arca Noae SNAP. Learn what is coming next for this accelerated video driver.

We will return on Sunday with an update on YUM and RPM and how these technologies play an important role in Blue Lion by Lewis Rosenthal, as well as future plans for the well-received Arca Noae Package Manager.

Arca Noae’s last presentation on Sunday will be from Alex Taylor via Skype, discussing printing and fonts.

Between Arca Noae staff and the other presenters, there should be something for everyone. Arca Noae is the exclusive source for Warpstock Europe tickets. If you haven’t yet purchased your tickets, please visit our store today.

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Arca Noae at Warpstock Europe 2016

Arca Noae principals David Azarewicz and Lewis Rosenthal will be on hand at this year’s Warpstock Europe event to discuss some of the great offerings from Arca Noae, including latest driver development and the upcoming Blue Lion release.

Expect more details in the coming days, and be sure to visit the event page for general information and the Arca Noae store to register and purchase your tickets.

Arca Noae Package Manager: German language pack refreshed

The German language pack for Arca Noae Package Manager has been refreshed to clarify a few terms in the message file. Note that this pack does not yet include a translated help file.

Thanks to Andreas Schnellbacher and Andreas Kohl for the update.

Arca Noae Package Manager is available in English with Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Swedish language packs (more languages to be added).

This open source utility is available to everyone, free of charge, regardless whether you have an Arca Noae software subscription.

Please review the wiki for important first-time installation notes and other tips.

Arca Noae Package Manager: Dutch language pack refreshed

The Dutch language pack for Arca Noae Package Manager has been refreshed to address a minor typographical error in the message file.

Arca Noae Package Manager is available in English with Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Swedish language packs (more languages to be added).

This open source utility is available to everyone, free of charge, regardless whether you have an Arca Noae software subscription.

Please review the wiki for important first-time installation notes and other tips.

Arca Noae Package Manager: Dutch language pack now available

Arca Noae Package Manager has been refreshed to include support for the Dutch language pack (thanks to Jacques van Leeuwen for the translation).

The package is now available in English with Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Swedish language packs (more languages coming soon). Dutch includes a fully translated help file, as well.

This open source utility is available to everyone, free of charge, regardless whether you have an Arca Noae software subscription.

Please review the wiki for important first-time installation notes and other tips.

Arca Noae Package Manager: language packs refreshed

All language packs for Arca Noae Package Manager have been refreshed, and a complete French help file has been added (thanks to Guillaume Gay for the translation). The other help files saw minor updates, mainly to correct compilation errors.

The package is available in English with French, German, Italian, and Swedish language packs (more languages to be added). Dutch is coming soon.

This open source utility is available to everyone, free of charge, regardless whether you have an Arca Noae software subscription.

Please review the wiki for important first-time installation notes and other tips.

Arca Noae Package Manager: Italian language pack now available

Arca Noae Package Manager has been refreshed to include support for the Italian language pack (thanks to Gabriele Gamba for the translation).

The package is now available in English with French, German, Italian, and Swedish language packs (more languages coming soon). Italian includes a fully translated help file, as well.

This open source utility is available to everyone, free of charge, regardless whether you have an Arca Noae software subscription.

Please review the wiki for important first-time installation notes and other tips.

Arca Noae Package Manager: Swedish language pack now available

Arca Noae Package Manager has been refreshed to include support for the Swedish language pack (thanks to Jan-Erik Lärka for the translation).

The package is now available in English with French, German, and Swedish language packs (more languages coming soon). Swedish includes a fully translated help file, as well.

This open source utility is available to everyone, free of charge, regardless whether you have an Arca Noae software subscription.

Please review the wiki for important first-time installation notes and other tips.