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ArcaOS 5.1: is it supported?

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AlexTP:
ArcaOS 5.1 supports booting with UEFI, as I 've read. It boots within few seconds on modern PCs!

What if I cross-compile by text editor to OS/2 and run the binary on ArcaOS? Or let's make simpler question: what if I compile some Lazarus GUI examples (with listboxes, MainMenu, buttons, listViews, treeViews) for OS/2 and run the result on ArcaOS?

ccrause:
From Arca Noa's website: "Yes, everything that you were able to run under IBM’s OS/2 installs and runs on ArcaOS."

So give it a go!

AlexTP:
I want to see impression of how Lazarus GUI runs on ArcaOS. Because the GUI framework is needed: GTK or Qt. ArcaOS has Qt (Qt4 it seems?). Anybody tried Qt4 apps under Arca?

valdir.marcos:

--- Quote from: AlexTP on September 06, 2023, 02:35:39 pm ---ArcaOS 5.1 supports booting with UEFI, as I 've read. It boots within few seconds on modern PCs!

What if I cross-compile by text editor to OS/2 and run the binary on ArcaOS? Or let's make simpler question: what if I compile some Lazarus GUI examples (with listboxes, MainMenu, buttons, listViews, treeViews) for OS/2 and run the result on ArcaOS?
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--- Quote from: ccrause on September 06, 2023, 05:34:32 pm ---From Arca Noa's website: "Yes, everything that you were able to run under IBM’s OS/2 installs and runs on ArcaOS."

So give it a go!
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Just curiosity.

ArcaOS is a Linux flavor and uses some kind of "Wine" to support old "IBM’s OS/2" 32 and 16bit versions in modern 64bit world?


I have used IBM OS/2 before Microsoft run away of the project with its brand new Microsoft Windows 95.

IBM OS/2 was and kept being really stable up to even being used three decades latter by some few companys up today when Microsoft Windows 95 and following versions never succeed in being stable enough at all.

It's a pitty that IBM gave up on IBM OS/2 project.

"Looming competitive situation" is the best expression to explain what happend at that occasion.

Looking back, it seems that "fair play" was not so in vouge at that time.

A funny fact of that old times is that Microsft DOS and Windows 95/98 (at least) executables/binaries worked stably on IBM OS/2, but not the contrary. :)



OS/2
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS/2

Half an operating system: The triumph and tragedy of OS/2
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/11/half-an-operating-system-the-triumph-and-tragedy-of-os2/5/

AlexTP:
ArcaOS is not Linux flavor, it is based on OS2 kernel which is updated to the modern times.

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