Part 47 - Aug 08 2008

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Part 47 - Aug 08 2008

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#1961 Re: [osFree] Candidate list
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Allan Holm
Aug 8, 2008
On Fri, 08 Aug 2008 11:13:32 -0700, Lynn H. Maxson wrote:

>As we once had two such forums, freeos and osfree, both associated with
>producing a compatible OS/2 replacement, what impact has eCS on this
>discussion. Now we had two forums due to a difference of opinion on
>approach. One group wanted to build it upon a microkernel designed to
>eventually to replace not only OS/2 but possibly Linux and Windows as
>well. The second group believed the easiest and shortest path lay in
>building an API interface layer on Linux. Thus too little resources
>broke itself into two too littler groups.

>Now if the remaining members of this list don't have either of these as
>principal interest, we need to decide what more little groups to create.

Ehh ? We will end we 2 persons in each group !

>Personally I would like to pursue the microkernel, if for no other
>reaseon than acquiring a detailed understanding of it and the approach.
> I would like to pursue it to the point where we can have a consensus
>on its viability, whether or not to pursue it as an approach.

Isn't this exactly what osFree is duing today ?
Although they do not speak a lot on this list, looking at
http://www.osfree.org
seems they have started the microkernel approch.

>Thus will others on this list take time to respond with their opinions?

I'm mostly lurking.... but
another alternative have been started in Russia - creating a clone
of the current OS/2 SMP kernel.
The loader have already been done (on hobbes), and they say first
public beta of kernel should be ready in september.

I have never been a member of freeOS list - so I have no idea,
if that is alive, and for what purpose.


Allan.


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Re: Candidate list

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:15 pm

#1968 Re: Candidate list
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alh01dk
Aug 18, 2008
--- In osFree@yahoogroups.com, "Allan Holm" <alh@...> wrote:

>
>
> Now we have 2 candidates:
>
>
> Lynn H. Maxson
> Allan Holm


As it seems there are no others, who want to be
moderator, I will now create a poll, so the members
of this group can decide, if you want one of the
candidates as moderator, or no new moderator.


Allan.

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New poll for osFree

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:16 pm

#1969 New poll for osFree
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osFree@yahoogroups.com
Aug 18, 2008
Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
osFree group:

To stop spam to this group, 2 persons has volunteered
to act as moderators.
What do you prefer ?



o Lynn H. Maxon (lynnmaxon) as moderator
o Allan Holm (alh01dk) as moderator
o No new moderator


To vote, please visit the following web page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/osFree/su ... d=12803812

Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
web site listed above.

Thanks!

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Real development

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:17 pm

#1970 Real development
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Yuri Prokushev
Aug 18, 2008
Hello, All.

While you plays with mailing list, pls, think about join to osFree
development. At the present time only few active developers. Having so
small amount of resources we will wait for real release very long
time. Actually, we have different areas for development. Starting from
the loader and ending with WPS.

wbr,
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Re: [osFree] Real development

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:18 pm

#1971 Re: [osFree] Real development
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Lynn H. Maxson
Aug 18, 2008
Aside from the fact that the poll lists me as "lynnmaxon" instead of
"lynnmaxson", the "son of max", I do believe that we should eliminate
spam if we have the choice.

As a member of SCOUG (Southern California OS/2 User Group) our
Programming SIG has taken a somewhat different approach. We seek to
improve the tools by reducing them to a single tool, the Developer's
Assistant; a single language, SL/I; and a single source library. All
this based on the Warpicity proposal I made at Warpstock98.

Yuri points out the effect that developer numbers have on the progress
of a project. You have two ways out of this. You can increase the
number of participating developers by increasing the ratio of developers
to users in the open source community. Alternatively you can increase
the productivity in terms of orders of magnitude of the developers you have.

Oddly enough we in the SCOUG Programming SIG believe that our approach
has the ability to do both, increase the number of developers and
significantly (50 times) increase productivity. I think we have the
participants necessary to carry on our development at an acceptable
rate. Thus this is not a solicitation for additional resources.

For those wishing to follow our progress as we evolve to a final product
set, you can subscribe to scoug-programming at the SCOUG website
(www.scoug.com). I in turn will revisit the osfree website to see where
I might best make a contribution even if only in documentation.

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Re: [osFree] New poll for osFree

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:19 pm

#1972 Re: [osFree] New poll for osFree
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Carlos
Aug 18, 2008
osFree@yahoogroups.com wrote:

>
>
> Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
> osFree group:
>
> To stop spam to this group, 2 persons has volunteered
> to act as moderators.
> What do you prefer ?
>
> o Lynn H. Maxon (lynnmaxon) as moderator
> o Allan Holm (alh01dk) as moderator
> o No new moderator
>
> To vote, please visit the following web page:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/osFree/su ... d=12803812
> <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/osFree/su ... d=12803812>
>
> Note: Please do not reply to this message. Poll votes are
> not collected via email. To vote, you must go to the Yahoo! Groups
> web site listed above.
>
> Thanks!
>

#

> It didn't say whether or not my vote registered, nor did it tell me I
> already voted when I tried again, so cross fingers that it worked...
>


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Re: [osFree] Re: Candidate list

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:21 pm

#1973 Re: [osFree] Re: Candidate list
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J. Francisco Garcia Martinez
Aug 18, 2008
Hi.

2008/8/18 alh01dk <alh@...>:

> --- In osFree@yahoogroups.com, "Allan Holm" <alh@...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Now we have 2 candidates:
>>
>>
>> Lynn H. Maxson
>> Allan Holm
>
> As it seems there are no others, who want to be
> moderator, I will now create a poll, so the members
> of this group can decide, if you want one of the
> candidates as moderator, or no new moderator.
>

Ok. Good idea.

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Re: Real development

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:22 pm

#1974 Re: Real development
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alh01dk
Aug 18, 2008
--- In osFree@yahoogroups.com, "Lynn H. Maxson" <lmaxson@...> wrote:

>
> Aside from the fact that the poll lists me as "lynnmaxon"
> instead of "lynnmaxson", the "son of max", I do believe that we
> should eliminate spam if we have the choice.

I'm really sorry about that mistake, Lynn....
I discovered it 1 minute after I created the Poll, and immediately
went back and edited your name and ID. The announcement email was
however sent automatically by Yahoo with the original wrong names.
When you open the Poll, it should state the correct name.

Allan.
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alh01dk
Aug 18, 2008
--- In osFree@yahoogroups.com, "Lynn H. Maxson" <lmaxson@...> wrote:

>
> Aside from the fact that the poll lists me as "lynnmaxon"
> instead of "lynnmaxson", the "son of max", I do believe that we
> should eliminate spam if we have the choice.

I'm really sorry about that mistake, Lynn....
I discovered it 1 minute after I created the Poll, and immediately
went back and edited your name and ID. The announcement email was
however sent automatically by Yahoo with the original wrong names.
When you open the Poll, it should state the correct name.

Allan.

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Re: New poll for osFree

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:30 pm

#1975 Re: New poll for osFree
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alh01dk
Aug 18, 2008
--- In osFree@yahoogroups.com, osFree@yahoogroups.com wrote:

>
>
> Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the
> osFree group:
>
> To vote, please visit the following web page:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/osFree/su ... d=12803812

I just want to add, that I set this Poll to be closed
on 28 Aug. so please everyone, try to give "us" a vote,
so we can show Yahoo, that the majority of this group wants
them to insert a new moderator !


Allan.

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Re: [osFree] Re: Real development

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:32 pm

#1976 Re: [osFree] Re: Real development
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Lynn H. Maxson
Aug 18, 2008
No problem, Alan, a common mistake. After 36 years with IBM my internal
mail continued to come to Ms. Lynn Maxson. At least it tells me in mail
who knows me and who doesn't.

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