GCC 9.2 released - new milestone for OS/2 development!
It is not only the applications and libraries that matter, but also the possibility to develop and compile these. Our old proven GCC 4.9.2 compiler, which has been used for every single program during the last few years, is showing its age with newer software projects such as Qt 5, Poppler and CMake ‐ which it could not build anymore.

So, bitwise works has taken the challenge to port the latest stable GCC (which is only a few months old, dating from Aug 12, 2019).

Our work is based upon Knut St. Osmundsens work on GCC3, Paul Smedleys work on GCC 4 and later versions, Ko Myung-Huns important patches to that and has been completed by the proven skills of our Dmitriy Kuminov.

So, now OS/2 is on par compilerwise again with all significant other platforms!
Here is our official readme.

We hate to repeat us, but as you all know meanwhile, good software does not grow on trees! In order to enable us to continue to create software for ArcaOS (and eComStation and OS/2), we have to ask for some help. Please contribute either in our shop or on Patreon!
We appreciate both and thank you in advance!
Apache OpenOffice for OS/2 and OS/2 based systems 4.1.7 GA
We are proud to announce that we now deliver the version 4.1.7 GA.
This GA includes drag and drop support like on other platforms.

The GA version includes English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch and Russian language pack. And of course this version comes nicely packed in a wpi. A rpm version of it will be available shortly.

Apache OpenOffice is the open productivity suite, consisting of several mighty applications, such as Calc, Writer, Base, Impress and several more. Apache OpenOffice is compatible to the leading commercial productivity suite.
You need only one complete wpi for your preferred language. If you want to install an additional language you need only the language wpi for the new language.

For additional installation information, please read the readme file. The file is also found in the download directory.

To fill a bug please use the Apache bugtracker. If you create a ticket, please also set your ticket to block ticket 118923.

If you ever bought a Apache OpenOffice Development unit in our shop, you will receive a link shortly. If that's not the case, please send us an e-mail. If you are a first time customer, then please buy a Apache OpenOffice Development unit at our online shop. The download link will then be sent within some hours.

Development units help to pay the costs for developing OS/2 compatible ports of Apache OpenOffice. Development unit purchases help to ensure that development will continue. Note: you are not buying an Apache OpenOffice license. Apache OpenOffice is licensed under the terms of the Apache License v2.0.
libusb1, sane-backends, xmltoman, pthread, libdaemon, fontconfig, zip, libunistring, libidn2, wget, libtool, gcc
We released version 1.0.21-2 of libusb1 (A library which allows userspace access to USB devices), version 1.0.26-1 of sane-backends (Scanner access software), version 0.4-1 of xmltoman (Scripts for converting XML to roff or HTML), version 0.1.1-1 of pthread (A posix pthread emulation for OS/2 and OS/2 based systems), version 0.14-1 of libdaemon (Library for writing UNIX daemons), version 2.13.1-4 of fontconfig (Font configuration and customization library), version 3.0-9 of zip (A file compression and packaging utility compatible with PKZIP), version 0.9.10-1 of linunistring (GNU Unicode string library), version 2.3.0-1 of libidn2 (Library to support IDNA2008 internationalized domain names), version 1.20.3-2 of wget (A utility for retrieving files using the HTTP or FTP protocols), version 2.4.6-4 of libtool (The GNU Portable Library Tool), version 9.2.0-2 of gcc (Various compilers (C, C++, Objective-C, ...))
It is uploaded as rpm to the netlabs rel or exp repository. To install just use either yum or ANPM. If anyone prefers a zip file, those are available at the netlabs rel repo or at the netlabs exp repo.

What's new in libusb1:
  • remove unused poll implementation
  • finetune errorhandling
  • handle the case when we opened the device already, this is to mimik the nix behaviour better (libsane testcases failed because of that)
What's new in sane-backends:
  • first release
What's new in xmltoman:
  • first release
What's new in phtread:
  • add a real pthread_sigmask, so returncode is correctt
  • move source to github and clean it a bit
What's new in libdaemon:
  • first release
What's new in fontconfig:
  • handle _EURO extention in set lang env
What's new in zip:
  • fix a 4GB issue
What's new in libunistring:
  • first release
What's new in libidn2:
  • first release
What's new in wget:
  • enable libidn2
What's new in libtool:
  • Use scm_ macros
  • Resync with latest Fedora spec (11bb551)
  • Rebuild for GCC 9
  • Add support for LT_BUILDLEVEL [#1]
What's new in gcc:
  • Use os2_config_sys macro (with -e and %%) instead of hard-coded c:\config.sys
  • Fix gcc1.dll BLDLEVEL string
  • merge spec with fedora one
  • Initial RPM release of GCC 9

To be able to finish our goals we need your support. Please sponsor as much as possible via our webshop or via our Patreon page.
Qt 5 donation meter
Below you find the current state of all fundraising campaigns to port Qt 5 to OS/2
We estimated that we need around 42000 €.
As of 14.02.2020 we collected 31260 €.

Please help us to reach our goal.

More on the Qt 5 Port can be found here.