• Re: The 'NEW' PC Board

    From Dan Clough@1:123/115 to Charles Stephenson on Wed May 22 08:24:00 2019
    Charles Stephenson wrote to Night Rider <=-

    Yes PCBoard v16 is being worked on by Ozz Nixon. It is being written in Modern Pascal which is 16/32/64bit compatible. This is an open source project. I will be hosting the first alpha/beta test board. Much will be changed, much will be added. At the moment, the project needs a
    document writer to assemble the beginings of a manual. No easy task! Anyone versed in PCB with good language skill please reply. I will post the progress of this project in this echo once an alpha version is up
    and running. A timeline is yet TBD.

    Nice! I'm not a PC Board SysOp (I did run it for a short time
    years ago) I liked it! When I went to OS/2 I wanted a OS/2 native
    BBS, so I gave up on it. Wondering, will there be a Linux version
    in the future? Regards,

    Charles, this message along with a couple of dozen others, is a
    month old and was sent out by your BBS for reasons unknown...

    But to answer your questions, PCB was always available in an OS/2
    version, as far as I remember. I ran the DOS version many years
    ago. This new rewrite/clone that is going on will be available
    for Linux. There is an active Facebook page for it if you want to
    have a look there.



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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Charles Stephenson on Wed May 22 19:31:00 2019
    In a message on 04-17-19 Charles Stephenson said to Night Rider:

    Hello Charles,

    Yes PCBoard v16 is being worked on by Ozz Nixon. It is being written in Modern Pascal which is 16/32/64bit compatible. This is an open source

    Nice! I'm not a PC Board SysOp (I did run it for a short time years
    ago) I liked it! When I went to OS/2 I wanted a OS/2 native BBS, so
    I gave up on it.

    I started using PCboard with v14 under DOS/Desqview and continued
    uppgarding it through the years. Then came v15.2 with support directly
    under OS/2.

    I did switced immedetely to running under OS/2. What a relief and still
    going strong. I only wish I could install it on modern machines.

    That is possible now with eCS and Arca OS but my wallet is too thin and
    with the "demise" of Fidonet echo- and netmail I hesitate that upgrade.


    Have a good night,

    Holger


    .. - Hiroshima '45, Chernobyl '86, Windows '95 -
    -- MR/2 2.30


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  • From Holger Granholm@2:20/228 to Dan Clough on Thu May 23 12:33:00 2019
    In a message on 05-22-19 Dan Clough said to Charles Stephenson:

    Hello Dan,

    I repeat my message to Charles with a few spelling corrections.

    But to answer your questions, PCB was always available in an OS/2
    version, as far as I remember. I ran the DOS version many years
    ago. This new rewrite/clone that is going on will be available
    for Linux. There is an active Facebook page for it if you want to
    have a look there.

    I started using PCboard with v14 in 1992 under DOS/Desqview and continued upgrading it through the years.

    Then came v15.2 in 1995 with support directly under OS/2.

    I switched immeadetely to running under OS/2. What a relief and it's
    still going strong. I only wish I could install it on modern machines.

    That is possible now with eCS and Arca OS but my wallet is too thin and
    with the "demise" of Fidonet echo- and netmail I hesitate that upgrade.


    Have a nice day,

    Holger


    .. Canadians drank 24,000,000 gallons Kool-Aid summer '95.
    -- MR/2 2.30

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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to Dan Clough on Thu May 23 23:17:48 2019
    Re: Re: The 'NEW' PC Board
    By: Dan Clough to Charles Stephenson on Wed May 22 2019 08:24 am

    Charles, this message along with a couple of dozen others, is a
    month old and was sent out by your BBS for reasons unknown...

    I had a computer issue, and restored things from a backup. It's been fixed. :)

    But to answer your questions, PCB was always available in an OS/2 version, as far as I remember. I ran the DOS version many years
    ago. This new rewrite/clone that is going on will be available
    for Linux. There is an active Facebook page for it if you want to
    have a look there.


    I'm a member of that Facebook group, I've been following the progress. Looks like it's coming along nice! I tried to run PCB/2 but my system didn't have enough juice to do what I wanted it to do. I DID like it a lot. If I had the money at the time, I would have upgraded my PC just TO run it! (I was in HS, had a part-time job).
    Regards,
    KrUpTiOn
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  • From Ozz Nixon@1:1/123 to Charles Stephenson on Mon Jun 10 20:22:27 2019
    On 2019-04-17 01:17:43 +0000, Charles Stephenson -> Night Rider said:

    Re: The 'NEW' PC Board
    By: Night Rider to Charles Stephenson on Tue Apr 16 2019 05:41 pm


    Nice! I'm not a PC Board SysOp (I did run it for a short time years ago) I liked it! When I went to OS/2 I wanted a OS/2 native BBS, so I gave up on
    it.


    Wondering, will there be a Linux version in the future?

    If you noticed the intro screen on the pre-alpha:
    ANSI...

    + Linux 2.6.32-042stab120.16
    #1 SMP Mon Aug 27 21:07:08 MSK 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    up 381 days, 18:38, 1 user, load average: 0.43, 0.52, 0.44

    ** Notice Linux, 64bit.

    As Night Rider shared, Modern Pascal is 32bit/64bit compatible for
    Linux, Mac OSX, Windows (builds for Windows are on hold right now),
    RaspPi.

    Sorry for the delay on replying - been in the process of moving from
    Virginia to Florida - still have hundreds of boxes to unpack...
    however, I am back-online (communications wise).

    Right now:
    PCBoard v16 Pre-Alpha Experience (PAE) is running in Arizona on a Linux
    server inside GoDaddy.
    As soon as I can automate my dynamic IP with my DNS service - I will
    spin up another PAE site here in my office on Mac OSX.... and at home
    on a RapsPi Rev2.

    Next will be to build a git script to synchronize all these systems
    nightly. ;-)

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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to Ozz Nixon on Sat Jun 15 00:57:18 2019
    Re: Re: The 'NEW' PC Board
    By: Ozz Nixon to Charles Stephenson on Mon Jun 10 2019 08:22 pm

    Wondering, will there be a Linux version in the future?

    If you noticed the intro screen on the pre-alpha:
    ANSI...

    + Linux 2.6.32-042stab120.16
    #1 SMP Mon Aug 27 21:07:08 MSK 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    up 381 days, 18:38, 1 user, load average: 0.43, 0.52, 0.44

    Nice!

    ** Notice Linux, 64bit.

    As Night Rider shared, Modern Pascal is 32bit/64bit compatible for
    Linux, Mac OSX, Windows (builds for Windows are on hold right now), RaspPi.

    When will there be a public release?


    Sorry for the delay on replying - been in the process of moving from Virginia to Florida - still have hundreds of boxes to unpack...
    however, I am back-online (communications wise).


    Understandable. I've been having a very rough week. I buried my father this past Tuesday. Mood and motivation has been up and down...
    Regards,
    KrUpTiOn
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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Charles Stephenson on Sun Jun 16 10:19:12 2019

    On 2019 Jun 15 00:57:18, you wrote to Ozz Nixon:

    Understandable. I've been having a very rough week. I buried my father
    this
    past Tuesday. Mood and motivation has been up and down...

    i'm sorry for your loss... i lost mine 10 months ago :(

    )\/(ark

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  • From Ozz Nixon@1:1/123 to Charles Stephenson on Tue Jun 25 01:35:42 2019
    On 2019-06-15 00:57:18 +0000, Charles Stephenson -> Ozz Nixon said:

    When will there be a public release?

    Version 16.0 and bug fixes will be OPEN SOURCE and FREE!!

    Understandable. I've been having a very rough week. I buried my father this past Tuesday. Mood and motivation has been up and down...

    Sorry to hear that!
    Ozz

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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to Ozz Nixon on Sat Jul 6 03:16:15 2019
    Re: Re: The 'NEW' PC Board
    By: Ozz Nixon to Charles Stephenson on Tue Jun 25 2019 03:35 am

    When will there be a public release?

    Version 16.0 and bug fixes will be OPEN SOURCE and FREE!!

    Is it released yet??

    Understandable. I've been having a very rough week. I buried my father
    this past Tuesday. Mood and motivation has been up and down...

    Sorry to hear that!

    Thank you. I've been having my good and bad days. Hopefully the 'good' days will outnumber the bad ones....soon
    Regards,
    KrUpTiOn
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