Watcom VX-REXX

Release date: 
Saturday, 13 January, 2018




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VX-REXX is a Visual Programming tool from Watcom that is completely integrated with the Workplace Shell and offers multiple views, drag-drop interaction, popup menus, settings notebooks, direct editing, all CUA '91 features and supports the OS/2 Font and Color palettes. The toolkit is now "Abandonware".
There is also a Client/Server edition, which implement functions to managing databases and networks (unfortunately available only in Demo).
It is hard to find today a regular license and unfortunately the ex software-house Watcom has never authorized using it as freeware.

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 containing self-installer packages: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

Read included documentation to install a patch for updates.

Fundamentals of REXX language, mandatory to the use of this toolkit, can be found in the book "Procedures Language /2 REXX User's Guide", included in the operating system, to deepen, REXX Reference Summary Handbook.

Add-ons, documentation and extensions.

Self-installer package.

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Patched BUILDCDO.CMD, BUILDODK.CMD and BUILDVRX.CMD (VX-REXX, VXODK) (13/1/2018) Readme/What's new
Patched or modernized BUILDCDO.CMD (VX-REXX), BUILDODK.CMD (VXODK) and BUILDVRX.CMD (VX-REXX), to set the (possibly unused) default screen size to 1024x768 instead of 640x480. Replace your matching existing install scripts. Do not execute any of the files, unless you really have to (re)create the VX-REXX WPS objects and/or VXODK WPS objects.
Patches VX-REXX CE 2.1 -> 2.1A (23/9/2012)
Patches VX-REXX CE 2.1A -> 2.1B (23/9/2012)
Patches VX-REXX CE 2.1B -> 2.1C (23/9/2012)
Patches VX-REXX CE 2.1C -> 2.1D (23/9/2012)
VX-REXX Demo Version - Installed Format (23/9/2012)
VX-REXX Programmer's Guide for Watcom VX-REXX (2.1 Patch level D C/S Edition) (23/9/2012)
Watcom VX-REXX Client-Server Demo Edition (23/9/2012)
Watcom VX-REXX Object Developer Toolkit (23/9/2012)
VX-REXX for OS/2 (29/4/2008)
Patches to upgrade VX-REXX from version 2.00b to 2.00c (8/12/1996)
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/dev/rexx/patches/vxrx20c.zip  local copy
Patches to upgrade VX-REXX from version 2.00 to 2.00a (30/1/1995)
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/dev/rexx/patches/vxrx20a.zip  local copy
Patches to upgrade VX-REXX from version 2.00a to 2.00b (30/1/1995)
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/dev/rexx/patches/vxrx200b.zip  local copy
Record updated last time on: 29/01/2018 - 05:00


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Link: ftp://os2.fannet.ru/archive/PROGRAMMING/WVREXX.ZIP Server not found

Now linked to a different server.

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