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OS/2 World bounty update

February 17, 2006 by admin

If simply contributing to an Open Source project is not enough, you now have an added incentive. OS2 World.Com has organized an ongoing Bounty hunt together with OS2 User Group Sweden. Listed below are various tasks we would like to see completed or features which have been requested. If you have suggestions for possible bounties, look at the current list of enhancement requests and submit yours if it is not already listed.

As of today we have managed to collect 870 USD, but we are still missing sponsorship for a lot of suggested bounties and we hope of course to get full sponsorship to all of the suggested bounties.

Following bounties have sponsorship are still open:

$150 - TrueCrypt port
$108 - GemPlus PC400 driver support
$100 - Interface InnoTek's font-engine
$100 - Maul XHTML import handler
$100 - ZGV picture viewer
$75 - Common File Open/Save Dialog
$75 - Universal Webcam drivers
$50 - PCMCIA USB 2.0 cards drivers
$42 - Mpeg2Schnitt port
$40 - Icon routines in OS/2
$15 - USB extended keyboard driver
$15 - Port of LyX 1.3

Bounties that still are missing sponsorship:

Porting AbiWord

OS/2 native port of Apache Harmony

OS/2 native port of Java 6

Porting 7-zip

Freetype/2 based on Freetype 2

GNASH open source Flash 7 Standard Windowing Toolkit (SWT) OS/2 Port

OpenGroupWare web based team/group software

BlueTooth Driver Development

OpenWengo port

OS2 & eCS kernel

Universal PrinTrio - Multifunctional drivers

Synchronising Software for PDAS

USB Wireless Security Lock driver

Universal CardBus drivers

To make your own suggestion of needed bounties, please then use this form:

New suggestions can either be new software, new features to existing applications, drivers or what ever you think that you would like to see. For more information about the bounty system:

Big thanks must also go to OS2 User Group Sweden that takes cares of all the feed involved using PayPal. If there are any kind of problem using PayPal as payment option or if you have enhancement suggestions for the bounty system, please then contact Bjorn Soderstrom at bjorso at os2world dot com.


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