µDesk (MultiDesk)

Release date: 
Saturday, 27 July, 2013



Authors/Port authors:

µDesk (stands for MultiDesk) is a program that will let you have multiple desktops on OS/2. Actually, it does something more: it presents you with a login screen at boot time, and when a user is recognized it can:

  • setup environment variables (e.g. HOME, USER, etc)
  • lock some files so that users won't touch them
  • run a customizable rexx script before and after login
  • start a customized desktop
  • keep track of logins (user name, time, failed logins..)

On 26/07/2013, the author, Cristiano Guadagnino, has released µDesk 0.2.0 as Open Source software under the GPL license. OS/2 and eComStation users would like to thank Cristiano Guadagnino and the best wishes for a glorious future to µDesk!

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack. Self-installer package. See below for download link(s).

OS/2 Warp 4.0 and above Rexx (traditional), MAKEINI.EXE utility required.

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

µDesk (MultiDesk) v. 0.2.0 (27/7/2013, Cristiano Guadagnino) Readme/What's new
History: ======== v0.2.0 ====== . MuAdmin: Creation of multimedia folder, and the "multimedia setup" object, in new desktops. . MuAdmin: Added a group to copy XWorkplace Settings while customizing the INIs for a new desktop. . MuAdmin: Now it lets the administrator customize the INIs for a new desktop in a more thorough way (see the "more..." button in the "INI Setup" dialog). . MuDesk: Now it shows the system initialization actions it is performing after login. . MuDesk: Now it supports a pre-login rexx script and per-user post-login rexx scripts. . MuDesk: Added multiple WarpCenter configuration management. . Installation adds RUN=rexinit.exe before the PROTSHELL statement, to initialize the REXX runtime environment and interpreter (see above, about pre-login and post-login scripts). . LOTS of bug fixes and enhancements in MuAdmin and MuDesk. v0.1.9 ====== . Mudesk.exe crashes on WSeB. Fixed. . Mudesk sometimes locks files even when the administrator logs in. Fixed. . MuAdmin sometimes can't change directory when creating new user. Fixed. . Installation adds "." to the LIBPATH, to make sure that MuAdmin can find its DLLs. . The archive on hobbes was named md-0-9-8 instead that md-0-1-8. BTW, documentation reported the correct number. Now the naming is correct. . Added a notice to the installation, informing the user about a bug in WarpIn that requires user intervention. v0.1.8 ====== . First public release.
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