Written by Henry Sobotka
Free/Open Source Orphans and Projects
W3C, the Internet standards committee, has released Amaya 1.4a, its editor/browser used to demonstrate and test the latest Web protocols and data formats. Currently only Unix and Windows 95/NT binaries are available <HINT>along with the source code.</HINT>
The GameCode multimedia development library is now open source. At present only Win32 and Mac builds are supported...
Are you a happily hacking hobbit or just feeling impish? Trollish? Docish? Grumpy? Sneezy? Then it's off to work you can go at GNOME/2, a new international project aimed at porting GNOME applications to XFree86/2.
Don't gnu what to do? Try gnawing on the GNU project's gneverending task list. You might find software begging to be Warped, or consider writing documentation (a top priority), or even doing original GNU programming with emx+gcc and other OS/2 gnuware.
Hexen & Heretic
OS/2 Netlabs is willing to set up OS/2 ports of Hexen and Heretic as a new project at their site (with the benefits of http, ftp and "soon" CVS access) since Raven Software has released the source code for the blatantly wicked two games. If you're interested, drop Netlabs a note, perhaps after checking out the SciTech MGL (multi-platform graphics library) used by the medieval duo.
Sharon Dagan no longer has time to complete NICE/2, so has released the latest version along with the source code and would like someone to take over and continue working on the tool for dynamically reshuffling process priority in OS/2.
The appmap for roadrunner, er... roadmap for apprunner, the alpha version of the Gecko (Communicator 5.0) component of Warpzilla (OS/2 port of the Mozilla source code), was updated in late March with release of the Milestone 3 (M3) binaries (parenthetically speaking). If you're interested in contributing, post a message to the newsgroup or email John Fairhurst (whose to-do cup runneth over). apprunner is only one of many goodies in the fastgrowing tree, to which Electrical Fire, a crossplatform Java compiler, was recently added; an OS/2 build of EF has yet to be attempted.
The Win32-OS/2 project has found a new home at OS/2 Netlabs and is being revived in an effort to get Microsoft Office running on OS/2 and stem the corporate drift to Windows NT (if Melissa doesn't already have them thinking twice). Developers interested in contributing are asked to sign on to the mailing list to discuss feasibility and help decide whether or not to go ahead with the humongous project, which could have a real impact on the future of OS/2.
Free Device Driver Developer Listing
The OS/2 Programming Device Driver mailing-list site now carries a roster of programmers capable of writing OS/2 device drivers and interested in doing freelance or contract work, or maybe even landing a full-time job. The listings are free, and also open to firms that hire out OS/2 driver developers.
OS/2 Employment Opportunities
Dates specify when the notices were received; these positions may or may not already be filled by the time you read this.
15 Temporary SysAd Positions in Los Angeles, California (March 10)
Job title: OS/2 Admin/Desktop support.
Contact: Steven Vince
Network Administrator in Salt Lake City, Utah (March 13)Full time staff position as Network Administrator in Salt Lake City, Utah. OS/2 Warp Server, OS/2 clients. Responsibilities include evaluation and installation of hardware and software, system maintenance, user training, troubleshooting, etc. Experience with OS/2 required. Requires good problem solving and communication skills.
Contact: Darren Croft
OS/2 Administrator in Youngstown, Ohio (March 24)
TEKsystems is an international IT company specializing in LAN/WAN support and implementation. We currently are in need of an OS/2 Administrator with Citrix WinView or WinFrame experience in the Youngstown, OH area. This person will be responsible for the support of a multi-platform LAN. The platforms include in priority order OS/2, Novell 3.x and Windows NT. MS Exchange and Outlook experience is a plus but not necessary. The salary is negotiable and there is a fairly flexible schedule totaling 40 hours per week.
Contact: John Doan, Technical Recruiter
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