• News

    From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to All on Tue Aug 2 11:48:57 2022
    Hello All,

    Ray Gwinn and I are in discussion about my taking over the care and feeding of SIO/VMODEM (a telnet engine/virtual modem/FOSSIL driver for OS/2 that Ray developed about 25 years ago). Nothing is set in stone yet but the discussion is going well.

    -- Sean

    ... Me and my recliner go way back.
    --- GoldED/2 3.0.1
    * Origin: Outpost BBS - bbs.outpostbbs.net:10123 (1:18/200)
  • From Don Lowery@3:633/410 to Sean Dennis on Sat Aug 6 03:11:00 2022
    On Tue Aug 2 11:48:00 2022, Sean Dennis wrote to All <=-

    Hello All,
    Ray Gwinn and I are in discussion about my taking over the care and feeding of
    SIO/VMODEM (a telnet engine/virtual modem/FOSSIL driver for OS/2 that Ray developed about 25 years ago). Nothing is set in stone yet but the discussion
    is going well.

    Great news! Hopefully...we can see a way to register it or have it go open source the same way some of the old BBS software you can use with the consent of the author.

    ... Dewey, Cheetim & Howe, Attorneys at Law
    === TitanMail/winnt v1.1.6
    --- SBBSecho 3.10-Linux
    * Origin: Freeway BBS Bendigo,Australia freeway.apana.org.au (3:633/410)
  • From Alexander Grotewohl@1:120/616 to Don Lowery on Sat Aug 6 11:57:42 2022
    On 06 Aug 2022, Don Lowery said the following...

    Great news! Hopefully...we can see a way to register it or have it go
    open source the same way some of the old BBS software you can use with
    the consent of the author.

    tbh if it's not open source it's not a win for the os/2 bbs community at all..

    ... If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/12/25 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: cold fusion - cfbbs.net - grand rapids, mi (1:120/616)
  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Don Lowery on Sat Aug 6 10:06:45 2022
    Hello Don,

    Saturday August 06 2022 03:11, you wrote to me:

    Great news! Hopefully...we can see a way to register it or have it go
    open source the same way some of the old BBS software you can use with
    the consent of the author.

    It will never be open source because the use of commercial libraries but I plan on giving out free registrations.

    -- Sean

    ... Inspiration is sometimes another name for desperation.
    --- GoldED/2 3.0.1
    * Origin: Outpost BBS - bbs.outpostbbs.net:10123 (1:18/200)
  • From IB Joe@1:342/200 to Sean Dennis on Sat Aug 6 10:45:12 2022
    On 06 Aug 2022, Sean Dennis said the following...

    Hello Don,

    Saturday August 06 2022 03:11, you wrote to me:

    Great news! Hopefully...we can see a way to register it or have it go open source the same way some of the old BBS software you can use wit the consent of the author.

    It will never be open source because the use of commercial libraries but
    I plan on giving out free registrations.


    I'm just wondering... will you be able to fix any bugs or add to it, if need be, or is it locked in time and all we can do is get a registered copy??

    IB Joe
    AKA Joe Schweier
    SysOp of Joe's BBS
    -=JoesBBS.com=-

    ... When all else fails, read the instructions

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 2022/07/11 (Windows/64)
    * Origin: JoesBBS.Com, Telnet:23 SSH:22 HTTP:80 (1:342/200)
  • From Dieter Schauf@2:2452/280 to Sean Dennis on Sat Aug 6 19:37:50 2022
    Hello Sean,

    06 Aug 22 10:06, Sean Dennis wrote to Don Lowery:


    Great news! Hopefully...we can see a way to register it or have it go
    open source the same way some of the old BBS software you can use with
    the consent of the author.

    It will never be open source because the use of commercial libraries but I plan on giving out free registrations.

    The topic of further development/release of Sio comes up like Christmas every year. Sometimes the sources have disappeared or they're in the basement and Ray can't get there anymore.

    Ok, it's up to Ray what he does with it. Only I find it ridiculous to keep waving the sausage.

    I don't want to take away your hope now, but I'm skeptical that it will work this time.

    regards, Dieter

    ... Win10/32 uptime 22 days, 23 hrs, 20 min (Schrat/W32)
    --- GoldED+/W32-MSVC
    * Origin: DOENE - Merzenich - Germany (2:2452/280)
  • From Daniel Path@2:371/52 to IB Joe on Sat Aug 6 19:49:34 2022
    Hello IB,

    06 Aug 22 10:45, you wrote to Sean Dennis:

    On 06 Aug 2022, Sean Dennis said the following...

    Hello Don,

    Saturday August 06 2022 03:11, you wrote to me:

    Great news! Hopefully...we can see a way to register it or
    have it go open source the same way some of the old BBS
    software you can use wit the consent of the author.

    It will never be open source because the use of commercial
    libraries but I plan on giving out free registrations.

    I'm just wondering... will you be able to fix any bugs or add to it,
    if need be, or is it locked in time and all we can do is get a
    registered copy??

    you already can have a registered copy as Ray Gwinn gave the permission 1-2 years ago. even i can send you a copy if you want. :)

    Regards,
    --
    dp

    telnet://bbs.roonsbbs.hu:1212 <<=-

    ... 9:43pm up 3 days, 9:46:09, load: 73 processes, 275 threads.
    --- GoldED/2 1.1.4.7+EMX
    * Origin: Roon's BBS - Budapest, HUNGARY +36-1-4454412 (2:371/52)
  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to IB Joe on Sat Aug 6 16:11:02 2022
    IB Joe wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    I'm just wondering... will you be able to fix any bugs or
    add to it, if need be, or is it locked in time and all we
    can do is get a registered copy??

    First, I need to learn assembly language. <G>

    I plan on fixing bugs in both versions though I will not likely touch
    version 1.60d. I do want to try to fix SIO2K's habit of not working
    on certain hardware combinations though. I may set up a dedicated
    testing team.

    I do not plan on charging for a registration but may take donations
    in kind if people find my work useful.

    I understand this is a niche product these days but I'd like to keep
    it going.

    -- Sean

    ... I pulled a muscle digging for gold. Just a miner injury.
    ___ MultiMail/Win v0.52

    --- Maximus/2 3.01
    * Origin: Outpost BBS - bbs.outpostbbs.net:10123 (1:18/200)
  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Dieter Schauf on Sat Aug 6 16:12:04 2022
    Dieter Schauf wrote to Sean Dennis <=-

    I don't want to take away your hope now, but I'm skeptical
    that it will work this time.

    I won't know until I try.

    -- Sean


    ... You never know what you have until you clean your room.
    ___ MultiMail/Win v0.52

    --- Maximus/2 3.01
    * Origin: Outpost BBS - bbs.outpostbbs.net:10123 (1:18/200)
  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Daniel Path on Sat Aug 6 16:13:06 2022
    Daniel Path wrote to IB Joe <=-

    you already can have a registered copy as Ray Gwinn gave
    the permission 1-2 years ago. even i can send you a copy if
    you want. :)

    I'll be changing the registration algorithm for both versions of
    SIO...

    -- Sean


    ... WinErr 010: Reserved for future mistakes by our developers.
    ___ MultiMail/Win v0.52

    --- Maximus/2 3.01
    * Origin: Outpost BBS - bbs.outpostbbs.net:10123 (1:18/200)
  • From Alexander Grotewohl@1:120/616 to IB Joe on Sat Aug 6 20:04:44 2022
    On 06 Aug 2022, IB Joe said the following...

    I'm just wondering... will you be able to fix any bugs or add to it, if need be, or is it locked in time and all we can do is get a registered copy??

    Ray wasn't confident he could even teach someone how to compile it
    without a long weekend with them in-person. Let alone improve upon it.

    You don't just pick up assembly. Or driver programming. I still think it's better off with netlabs or the like. And if it's what I'm thinking.. they already have a license to this other code.. the IBM Device Driver Development Kit..

    I really don't mean to offend heh

    ... Message encrypted: Press ALT-F4 to read encoded message

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/12/25 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: cold fusion - cfbbs.net - grand rapids, mi (1:120/616)
  • From Daniel Path@2:371/52 to Sean Dennis on Sun Aug 7 08:32:41 2022
    Hello Sean,

    06 Aug 22 16:13, you wrote to me:

    Daniel Path wrote to IB Joe <=-

    you already can have a registered copy as Ray Gwinn gave
    the permission 1-2 years ago. even i can send you a copy if
    you want. :)

    I'll be changing the registration algorithm for both versions of
    SIO...

    why wasting your time instead of fixing bugs?

    do you have a list of bugs you want to fix?

    Regards,
    --
    dp

    telnet://bbs.roonsbbs.hu:1212 <<=-

    ... 10:27am up 3 days, 22:30:25, load: 74 processes, 276 threads.
    --- GoldED/2 1.1.4.7+EMX
    * Origin: Roon's BBS - Budapest, HUNGARY +36-1-4454412 (2:371/52)
  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Alexander Grotewohl on Sun Aug 7 00:05:00 2022
    Hello Alexander,

    Saturday August 06 2022 20:04, you wrote to IB Joe:

    I really don't mean to offend heh

    You didn't offend; you assumed. But now I know not to talk to about the project. Thanks for the warning, kid.

    -- Sean

    ... Open mouth, insert foot, echo internationally.
    --- GoldED/2 3.0.1
    * Origin: Outpost BBS - bbs.outpostbbs.net:10123 (1:18/200)
  • From Torsten Bamberg@2:240/5832 to Sean Dennis on Sun Aug 7 14:55:59 2022
    Hello Sean!

    I won't know until I try.
    If you need someone for testing, just drop a notice to me.

    -- Sean
    Bye/2 Torsten

    ... MAILBOX01: up 4d 14h 06m load: 40 proc, 190 threads (tbup1.1)
    --- GoldED+/OS2 1.1.5.22
    * Origin: DatenBahn BBS Hamburg (2:240/5832)
  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to Sean Dennis on Tue Aug 9 17:43:51 2022
    Re: Re: News
    By: Sean Dennis to Daniel Path on Sat Aug 06 2022 04:13 pm

    Daniel Path wrote to IB Joe <=-

    you already can have a registered copy as Ray Gwinn gave
    the permission 1-2 years ago. even i can send you a copy if
    you want. :)

    I'll be changing the registration algorithm for both versions of
    SIO...

    Hopefully you (or someone) would just be removing all the registration/copy-protection mechanisms altogether.
    --
    digital man (rob)

    This Is Spinal Tap quote #4:
    David St. Hubbins: He died in a bizarre gardening accident...
    Norco, CA WX: 91.3F, 24.0% humidity, 9 mph SE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs
    --- SBBSecho 3.15-Linux
    * Origin: Vertrauen - [vert/cvs/bbs].synchro.net (1:103/705)