• Synchronet and OS2 (?)

    From Marc Lewis@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Mon Feb 19 22:56:33 2024
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    Hello All.

    May be a crazy question, but is there a version of Synchronet that runs natively under OS/2?

    Best regards,
    Marc
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Marc Lewis on Mon Feb 19 22:07:16 2024
    Re: Synchronet and OS2 (?)
    By: Marc Lewis to alt.bbs.synchronet on Mon Feb 19 2024 10:56 pm

    May be a crazy question, but is there a version of Synchronet that runs natively under OS/2?

    Yes, v2.30: https://synchro.net/download.xjs
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  • From MarcL@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Tue Feb 20 16:10:12 2024
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    "Marc Lewis" <@p0.f45.n396.z1[ASC46]fidonet[.]org> wrote in news:00000037 @net396.fidonet.org:

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    Hello All.

    May be a crazy question, but is there a version of Synchronet that runs natively under OS/2?

    Best regards,
    Marc
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    It is painfully evident that there is a fault somewhere in my system as it
    has been posting duplictes of my original message. Once again I will
    unlink the system from alt.bbs.synchronet. Fortunately, the ALT-BBS-
    SYNCHRONET Fidonet echo was NOT lnked to anyone other than my system.

    Apologies for the 4 duplicate posts.
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  • From Marc Lewis@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Tue Feb 20 18:27:32 2024
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    <On 19Feb2024 08:07 Digital Man (1:396/4) wrote a message to All regarding Synchronet and OS2 (?) >


    May be a crazy question, but is there a version of Synchronet that runs natively under OS/2?

    Yes, v2.30: https://synchro.net/download.xjs

    Got it. Now I wonder if it would be possible to commpile the current V3.2 source code to run under OS/2? (I know - probably not, but thought I'd ask anyway. <g> )

    Best regards,
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Marc Lewis on Tue Feb 20 23:27:42 2024
    Re: Synchronet and OS2 (?)
    By: Marc Lewis to alt.bbs.synchronet on Tue Feb 20 2024 06:27 pm

    May be a crazy question, but is there a version of Synchronet that runs natively under OS/2?

    Yes, v2.30: https://synchro.net/download.xjs

    Got it. Now I wonder if it would be possible to commpile the current V3.2 source code to run under OS/2? (I know - probably not, but thought I'd ask anyway. <g> )

    It's certainly not something I intend to try or support. The first question to answer would be: can the JavaScript engine and Crypto (SSH/TLS) engine that Synchronet relies upon be built for OS/2 and I'm pretty sure that answer is no. And getting those ported to OS/2 would be likely much harder than porting Synchronet itself. You could probably build a version of Synchronet without those features (JS, TLS/SSL) on OS/2, but it would take a very motivated C/C++ programmer (and OS/2 lover - AKA, not me) to take on such a task.

    So... not impossible, but highly improbable.
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  • From MarcL@VERT to alt.bbs.synchronet on Wed Feb 21 20:54:39 2024
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    "Digital Man" <digital.man@vert.synchro.net.remove-uyx-this> wrote in news:65D5A5EE.51359.sync@vert.synchro.net:

    May be a crazy question, but is there a version of Synchronet
    that runs natively under OS/2?

    Yes, v2.30: https://synchro.net/download.xjs

    Got it. Now I wonder if it would be possible to commpile the
    current V3.2 source code to run under OS/2? (I know - probably
    not, but thought I'd ask anyway. <g> )

    It's certainly not something I intend to try or support. The first
    question to answer would be: can the JavaScript engine and Crypto
    (SSH/TLS) engine that Synchronet relies upon be built for OS/2 and I'm
    pretty sure that answer is no. And getting those ported to OS/2 would
    be likely much harder than porting Synchronet itself. You could
    probably build a version of Synchronet without those features (JS,
    TLS/SSL) on OS/2, but it would take a very motivated C/C++ programmer
    (and OS/2 lover - AKA, not me) to take on such a task.

    So... not impossible, but highly improbable.

    Thanks, Rob. I know 1 particularly talented C++ programmer; I'll ask if
    he's willing to have a go at it. If he won't I know one lady that's been programming for over 2 decades now - maybe she might take a shot at it. Should be interesting. :-)
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