From the Editor
Written by Larry Salomon Jr.
month seemed to be the month of corrections. I have finally - thanks
David Singer - updated the information about obtaining EDM/2 from within
and without IBM on their gopher and WWW servers. Many other corrections
have been made, and thanks go to all who sent me email with bug fixes to
I mentioned last issue that I would hopefully be attending the Technical Interchange in San Fransisco at the end of April. Unfortunately, that is no longer true because I have changed jobs; as of April 4, I am an employee of Cheyenne Software, Inc. As such, I have lost the approval from my management at my last job to go to San Fransisco. :) Speaking of New Employment Our collective net-friend Timothy Sipples has finally been swept into the Blue Family. Congratulations go to Timothy; hopefully, he will be able to continue his perpetual fight for truth, justice, and OS/2-for-the-masses from within IBM. More Recognition? Just a quick note here: I have started receiving mail at my house as the editor of this magazine. While I still wonder how my mailing address got out - maybe I am the victim of a smart mailing list merging program :) - I am happy that the magazine is getting recognized more and more as a real magazine. Rumor Central/2 Rumor has it that OS/2 2.2 has slipped to November of this year. I don't know what that portends, nor what ramifications it holds, but it sure is interesting. :)
Another rumor is that the volunteer authors are spending a lot of time on Spring Break and mid-terms, so this issue is a bit lean. I would have written some more myself, but I already have two columns and just recently contracted this virus called 'Internet Relay Chat'. :) My apologies, therefore, for the lack of quantity this month. Rexx Symposium Cathie Dager sent this to me and I thought the readers would find it interesting.
The Rexx Symposium is the Rexx event of the year! It is a participtory conference for technical exchange, so bring your ideas, programs, diskettes, announcements, and questions to share. Author Mike Cowlishaw will attend and speak, along with implementers and developers for REXX on OS/2 and other platforms, including several for Unix. Also Timothy Sipples, the OS/2 FAQ author, will speak as well as developers for Object REXX for OS/2 and for several visual versions: VX-REXX, VisPro REXX and GPF REXX.
This is your opportunity to share information and interact personally with implementers and others interested in using and enjoying programming in REXX.
Registration is $200, $75 for students. To register contact Village Travel at 1-800-245-3260, 1-415-326-0510, fax 1-415-326-0245.
In addition, the kick-off meeting of the REXX Language Association (RexxLA) will be held Monday, May 2, at 7:30 PM also at the Omni Parker House.