WPS4WIN under public license

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December 14, 2007 at 09:00:46
Specs: WinFW 3.11, P3/128
Recently Workplace Shell for Windows was
released under a public license. I
contacted Mario De Armas, who wrote it
originally, to see if it could be open
sourced.

I am very pleased that it has been
released. My hope is that it will be
enhanced (eg. LFN support) and included in
projects such as "Open Windows 3.x".

The WPSFWIN source code tree can be found
at the following link:
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerwor...

Tim Locke
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#1
May 5, 2008 at 10:18:31
I know this is a really old thread but I love to read about open sourced products. Judging by the title of the page it appears WPS4WIN is a port of the WPS used on OS/2 (now eComStation)?

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#2
May 5, 2008 at 10:34:04
"Port" would be too strong a word. It is a
GUI shell that replaces Windows' Program
Manager. To the user, it appears to operate
quite like OS/2's Workplace Shell,
especially considering it fits on a floppy.
It would not be possible to recompile OS/2
software to run on it.

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#3
May 5, 2008 at 11:17:18
hrmm interesting. I love the os/2 WPS. Has anyone created something like this for XP?

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#4
May 5, 2008 at 12:45:49
I love Workplace Shell as well,
particularly versions 2 & 3.

I am not aware of anything like this for
Windows XP. I'm not sure whether it would
be easier to port WPS4WIN or start from
scratch.

I am also not aware of anything like this
for X11.

To start I would like to see someone take
WPS4WIN and add LFN support to it.

Tim Locke
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#5
April 15, 2010 at 04:43:05
Is IBM considering an OS/2 redo?
http://searchdatacenter.techtarget....
d80_gci1508584,00.html

I'd love to see WorkPlace Shell running on Linux/X11. I agree
with the article that it could compete with Gnome and KDE.

Tim Locke
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