http://www.ecomstation.com/news.phtml?action=fullnews&id=3312&title=eComStation%202.0%20GA%20to%20be%20Released%20for%20Warpstock%20Europe%202010 eComStation 2.0 GA to be Released for Warpstock Europe 2010

April 22, 2010 by rwklein@mensys.nl

First of all, Mensys BV and Serenity Systems International would like to take this opportunity to thank the OS/2 and eComStation community for their continued support.

eComStation 2.0 GA

After a long delay, eComStation 2.0 GA will finally become reality. It will be released in time to be presented at the Warpstock Europe 2010 event which starts on May 14, 2010.

We consider eComStation 2.0 to be the biggest overhaul of OS/2 so far. Together with a team of both hired and volunteer developers, we have extended the functionality, removed limitations, updated hardware support as far as possible, and resolved almost 1000 issues that had been reported since the release of eComStation 1.2R. The new eComStation 2.0 GA is the result of several years of combined efforts and investments.

Into the Future

Over several years we have made considerable investments into the eComStation product and this persistance is rewarded. In spite of the general notion of OS/2 being an obsolete operating system, 2009 has been the most successful year in terms of sales to corporate customers so far, with the first quarter of 2010 showing a further increase in sales compared to 2009.

We have always been positive about a much higher business usage of OS/2 remaining than generally assumed and is now proven right. While the majority of enterprise users will not advertise to have stayed with OS/2, it is still widely used in areas like, e.g., embedded systems, mission critical control systems, and running existing, large in-house applications. These users are and will be in need of an update that enables them to use current hardware and removes existing shortcomings: eComStation.

This enables us to make increased re-investments and to make the commitment that we will continue to support and further develop the eComStation product.

While enterprise sales provide the financial base, we also have always been well aware of the importance of the OS/2 and eComStation community. That is why we have been – and will be – closely involved with it, be it by funding the independent OS/2 and eComStation news system, supporting OS/2 and eComstation related projects, or helping to get another Warpstock event off the ground.

Warpstock Europe 2010

On behalf of the event team, Team OS/2 Region Trier e.V., and the Warpstock Europe Steering Group, we would like to invite you to come to Warpstock Europe 2010. The event will take place in Trier, Germany from May 14 to 16, 2010.

This is an excellent opportunity to get the latest information about developments in the OS/2 and eComStation world, get to know the people behind the projects, and exchange with other developers and users. Learn about topics ranging from the roadmap for future eComStation development over interoperability with other systems to matters of general interest like aspects of internet related law.

Please note that accomodation space in Trier is scarce due to parallel events, so be sure to make your reservation in time!

For more information see: http://www.warpstock.eu

Best regards,

Mensys BV, Serenity Systems International and the eComStation Development Team