From Charles Cruden@1:342/806 to Stephen Hayes on Sat Feb 3 16:33:00 2001
From what I have heard, it is continuing development of OS/2.
I wondered if that was true, and if so, what one could exepct in future.
Odin is an attempt to implement the Win32 API in OS/2. In so doing, you can then run 32-bit native Windows programs under OS/2. IBM started it with the Open32 specification, which emulated a lot of the Windows calls under OS/2: it's since been expanded to include the current new additions, and with the more Windows-like memory architechture in FP13+ of Warp 4 (and whatever it is in Warp 3), you can even get things like Word and Excel running, with a few caveats. Of course, they've got a tough job keeping up with the sheer number of APIs Microsoft churn out, and getting them to react *exactly* the same way the MS ones do. (Gotta love undocumented API features.)
I use it to read Windows help files under OS/2 when programming.
* Origin: Xanadu: an odd little spot in Edmonton, Alberta (1:342/806)
From Dale A Cook@1:365/3253 to Stephen Hayes on Sun Feb 4 06:32:38 2001