1) OS/2 Guru Jam Session conference is coming! (irc chat conference)
http://os2.guru   (July 25 and 26)

Main topics for the conference:
* What are the areas of OS/2 usage today and in the future
* How to link OS/2 with mobile devices
* What applications to develop for OS/2

See also:
* Warpstock 2014 (USA) -- http://warpstock.org
* Warpstock Europe 2014 is planned, no details
* Previous conferences: http://ecomstation.ru/conferences

Your participation: Do you have questions to OS/2 companies? We are collecting
and forward all questions to the developers and companies.
Do you have a review of OS/2 apps, OS/2 technologies? Let's publish the texts.



2) eCo Software repacked system components to 2 subscriptions:
* Essentials - http://ecomstation.ru/essentials      + Fixpak for eCS 2.x
* NeoWPS - http://ecomstation.ru/neowps

The subscription is actual during 12 monthes
(the applications installed during this term continue to work forever)

Prices: Essentials -- $20 / NeoWPS -- $20



3) Hardware support news:

Wow! Significant updates:
* eCS gets support for GPS receivers
    PMMaps -- http://ecomstation.ru/commentnews.php?id=2352
* You can use USB Audio in eCS now! The driver was updated significantly
* Web-cameras support is improved --
http://www.os2world.com/forum/index.php?topic=196.msg4007#msg4007



4) eCo Software have created excellent must-have apps for OS/2 users!
* Zippy - similar to WinRAR
* DVD/CD Toys - similar to Nero
* PM123 audio player updates - Winamp
* Backup GUI -- http://ecomstation.ru/backup

As you can see, eCS can perform general tasks!



5) Share your experience, How do you use eComStation?
http://ecomstation.ru/usage



6) How to switch eCS to other language?
We have created LIP packs (part of Essentials)
http://ecomstation.ru/lip



7) To develop PM applications, use Glass PM C++ library
To keep data in local database, use sqlite library
http://ecomstation.ru/toolkit



Other OS/2 news:
*) Firefox 24 was updated --
http://www.os2world.com/past-news/80-software/20329-firefox-24-3-beta-1
*) We expect that OpenOffice.org, Flash player, CUPS and other
components will be updated