Desktop application to present applications listed on eCSoft/2.
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README.md

Program window of Online Sofware / 2

APP-INTERNET - Online Software / 2

Desktop application to present applications listed on eCSoft/2.

License

  • GNU GPL V3

Compile Tools

  • DrDialog
  • REXX

Requirements

Author

Jan-Erik Lärka

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Summary

Online Software / 2 is not intended to be an installer (there are plenty already available) itself, but it present you with information about new and updated software from various sources in one place. It should also (when implemented) be able to launch / download software depending on the installation technique provided with each record.

First step: Try the binary

You as Developer

One of the purposes of this project is to involve you in the process of writing useful rexx scripts and applications for OS/2, eComStation and Arca OS.

Second step: Development tools

Third step: Download the project files

You as User

Another purpose is to create a tool that make you explore software written for OS/2.

Overview

Online Software / 2 connect to the site eCSoft/2 (http://www.ecsoft2.org) and fetch information about the latest software added to the site. The response is formatted as XML and UTF-8 that it has to process. It follow links to each preview image and full screen image that can be seen for each application/tool/... listed. Each image are stored to be reopened immediately the next time a record refer to it. The application display each record with a title, image, a descriptive text, download link and possibly something more. The title for each record act as a link to the web site page (launch the web browser).

Prerequisites

Generalized Bitmap Module (GBM) - support large number of image formats (Heiko Nitzsche) https://ecsoft2.org/generalised-bitmap-module-gbm

DrCtl017.dll - to attach window on window and image viewer (Chris Wolgemuth) https://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/DrDialog_Control