Below is the presentation schedule for Warpstock Europe 2024 for Friday to Sunday from the 7th to the 9th of June 2024.

You can follow the presentations live via the following Warpstock Europe Youtube channel.

Some presentations are pre-recorded, however the presenters will be online to answer your questions live. If you want to ask questions you should join the #WSE2024 IRC channel on the Libera IRC network. Either use a web client (go to, Or use a native IRC client, server:, port 6667, channel #WSE2024.

If you would like to support the Dutch OS/2 VOICE foundation please consider making a donation.

Times mentioned below are Central European time, see table below for other time zones. The video presentations will be stored later on the Warpstock Europe Youtube channel.

Note this schedule was last updated March 24th. Other presententations are not confirmed yet. So far, all presenters listed below will be present in person.

Friday 7th of June

09:15-09:30 Opening Warpstock Europe 2024 Roderick Klein
09:30-10:30 What's Next for ArcaOS 5.1? Lewis Rosenthal
10:30-11:30 BIOS, UEFI and GPT.  Keith Merrington
12:00-13:30 Break for Lunch  
13:30-14:30 Enhancements for MMOS2 (Multimedia) Gregg Young
14:30-16:30 Update from OS/2 VOICE/BWW Roderick Klein
16:30-17:15 Free slot  

Saturday 8th of June

09:30:10:30 UEFI applications Keith Merrington
10:30-11:30 ArcaOS in Your Language: What could be so Hard? Lewis Rosenthal
12:00-13:30 Break for Lunch  
13:30-14:30 FM/2 Update Gregg Young
14:30-16:30 Free Slot  
16:30-17:15 Free Slot  

Sunday 9th of June

09:30-10:30 rEFInd the EUFI boot manager Keith Merrington
10:30-11:30 Secure boot & VMware support for ArcaOS Roderick Klein
12:00-13:30 Break for Lunch  
13:30-14:30 Free Slot  
14:30-16:30 Free Slot  
16:30-17:15 Free Slot  
17:15:17:30 Warpstock Europe 2024 closing Roderick Klein

 Presentation descriptions:

  • Keith Merrington:  BIOS, UEFI and GPT.  A look at the differences between the two common firmware initialisation systems used to initialize computer hardware. Legacy, BIOS mode, Compatibility Support Module. The EFI partition and how to access it. What the differences are between MBR and GPT. The advantages and disadvantages of GPT  when used with ARCAOS.

  • Keith Merrington: UEFI applications.  In this presentations we will look at a number of UEFI applications and what they can do. A more in depth look will be taken to the special UEFI application, the UEFI Shell. We will see how to use and install it, (if it’s not already installed as it is with some systems, such as the HP ProLiant systems). The available shell commands will be discussed with an emphasis on those commands relating to data manipulation of the nvram for boot order readjustment.

  • Keith Merrington: rEFInd the EUFI boot manager. An in depth look at this graphical boot manger. Why or why not to use it. How to install it from various operating systems (ARCAOS,  Linux and Windows). The configuration file and the configuration options. How to add ARCAOS to its menu including adding an ARCAOS icon.

  • Lewis Rosenthal: What's Next for ArcaOS 5.1? In this session, Lewis Rosenthal, Managing Member of Arca Noae, LLC, will discuss enhancements to ArcaOS 5.1 which are expected in the upcoming 5.1.1 release, including installer fixes and component updates.

  • Lewis Rosenthal: ArcaOS in Your Language: What could be so Hard? Lewis Rosenthal, Managing Member of Arca Noae, LLC, will outline just what goes into building a non-English ArcaOS distribution from beginning to finished product, and will offer never before released tips on how to download the released language of your choice as part of your ArcaOS Support & Maintenance subscription.

  • Gregg Young: Enhancements for MMOS2 (Multimedia). Presentation about the CWMM classes, they replace the MMOS2 classes from IBM. Gregg will explain what was fixed and what new functionality was added.  The MIDI player Timidity now works, Gregg will also explain how to install MP3 support.
  • Gregg Young: FM/2 update: Gregg Young will explain what has been updated on the open source FileManager/2.

  • Roderick Klein: Update from OS/2 VOICE/BWW: Update from OS/2 VOICE projects and Bitwise Works GmbH.
  • Roderick Klein: Secure boot & VMware support for ArcaOS: Demonstration of the Secure Boot support for ArcaOS 5.1. and VMware tools for ArcaOS (mouse, clipboard integration).


The table below lists a few times in CEST and corresponding times in different timezones.