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From the Editor

Written by Larry Salomon Jr.


  Ah! I've been running around like a madman the past two weeks. So much has happened that needs to be told that I doubt I will remember to tell it all. First, the IBM PSP Technical Interchange in San Francisco (yes, I finally spelled it correctly) was amazing. I was fortunate enough to meet so many people, and many of the people I met told me they knew of, if not read themselves, EDM/2. Of the many I met, I have to say that the best meets were with Kathleen Panov (just because I coauthored a book with her doesn't mean I've met her!), Tim Sipples, and Dave Whittle.
The sessions themselves were chock full of useful information. Myself, I got the most from Sheila Harnett's WPS Programming, and I hope to apply that to my current work projects (and eventually write an article for EDM/2). There was a Meet the Editors session where the editors of OS/2 Developer, OS/2 Magazine, and OS/2 Professional talked a lot and answered questions; of course, yours truly jumped in the conversation whenever possible to plug the magazine. Throughout the week, I managed to distribute close to 100 flyers to people who asked for one about the magazine, so if any of you are out there, welcome aboard!

New Conquest Achieved

Also, I had the pleasure of meeting Janet Gobielle who graciously volunteered to distribute EDM/2 on FidoNet. Onward to plunder and burn! <grin>

Things Desired

Recently in the comp.os.os2.programmer.misc newsgroup, a few people griped about the need for sprite support. So, starting with this issue, there will be a multi-part series on a completely modular, multithread-enabled library that supports sprites of up to 128x128 pels in size. The library is already written and even incorporated into a new version of Common/2 - soon to be released on hobbes - so don't worry about this becoming an undoable project. <grin>

Credit Deserved

Since Carsten has been proofing the magazine since volume 2, issue 3 (although I lost his changes for the last issue), I've decided it's time to start giving him credit for his extra work beyond the call of duty; so, Carsten is now officially the/an Associate Editor of the magazine. Congratulations on a job well done!

More From the Credit Department

David Charlap, in his endless pursuit to open problem reports against OS/2 <grin> has notified me that APAR number PJ13781 has been created for the problem of the Palette Manager samples (in volume 1, issue 1 of EDM/2) causing PM to become unstable. Thanks, David!