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Paul Smedley

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Re: Any questions for Warpstock 2016 ??
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2016, 10:19:00 am »
Hi Dave,

In theory it may also be possible to have an ELF loader to load the Linux CUPS plugins. This is how XFree/2 loaded Linux graphic drivers and that code is available. How hard it would be, I don't know. And as usual there is the shortage of talented developers.

There is already an elfomf.exe (http://www.os2site.com/sw/dev/gcc/misc/elfomf.zip) but unfortunately source isn't available.  I guess this could convert a elf format static lib into omf format? However, most closed source plugins are in .so format....

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Re: Any questions for Warpstock 2016 ??
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2016, 06:15:44 pm »
The lack of source is a killer for a GPL application and elfomf is based on GPL code, namely emxomf.
A better option is objconv http://www.agner.org/optimize/#objconv also on Hobbes. It'll convert ELF to OMF, unpack and repack static libs and disassemble DLLs and SO files. Worth looking at the documentation and a nice tool.
In theory if ELF code is just linked into CUPS, it may work but if using system calls, a compatibility layer would be needed.

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Re: Any questions for Warpstock 2016 ??
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2016, 06:50:40 pm »
Hi Joop.

I didn't understood what do you mean with "Full USB implementation for add ons".
Can you please explain me a little bit the question.

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Sure, its not that hard, camera's, audio equipment, sticks any size, gps equipment, lots of stuff needs an usb connection just for updating maps or software and does need the pc just for the connection.

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Re: Any questions for Warpstock 2016 ??
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2016, 10:24:30 am »
... and none of the additional SW needed is likely to be available under OS/2.

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Re: Any questions for Warpstock 2016 ??
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2016, 04:27:24 pm »
 I'd be interested to know what ever happened to the Arca Noae printer driver that was announced awhile back as going to be part of the subscription service...

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Re: Any questions for Warpstock 2016 ??
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2016, 04:51:19 pm »
Thanks David.

I found the reference since I didn't remember it.
https://www.arcanoae.com/roadmap/

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Enhanced printer support for OS/2 (with and without CUPS)

A new printer driver package as part of the Arca Noae subscription is in the works. This package will consist of an updated PostScript printer driver for OS/2, usable both with and without CUPS. OS/2 and eComStation users with a need to print to newer PostScript-compatible printers should be pleased with the enhancements planned for this driver package.
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Re: Any questions for Warpstock 2016 ??
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2016, 02:08:31 am »
Thanks David.

I found the reference since I didn't remember it.
https://www.arcanoae.com/roadmap/

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Enhanced printer support for OS/2 (with and without CUPS)

A new printer driver package as part of the Arca Noae subscription is in the works. This package will consist of an updated PostScript printer driver for OS/2, usable both with and without CUPS. OS/2 and eComStation users with a need to print to newer PostScript-compatible printers should be pleased with the enhancements planned for this driver package.

I'm sure this will just be Alex's psprint driver with further improvements....

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Re: Any questions for Warpstock 2016 ??
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2016, 05:17:46 pm »
@joop,
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Unluckily larger drives are now exFAT, which can be another question, "will we ever get exFAT support?"
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Valery Sedletski(Valerius on IRC) is writing Fat32 driver with more speed, format, chkdsk support, files up to 4GB and much more. In plans - universal fat driver (Fat/Fat32/ExFAT), and rewrite it to 32 bit(similar to new ramfs.ifs) after ArcaOS beta release.
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Re: Any questions for Warpstock 2016 ??
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2016, 05:23:14 pm »
Thanks David.

I found the reference since I didn't remember it.
https://www.arcanoae.com/roadmap/


Hi all,

My first question would be whether Arca Noae is still on the roadmap.

In particular I would be interested, if the development of "Support hard disks larger than 2 terabytes" is still on the agenda.
My last OS/2 system is a Samba server for my family. With the 2TB limitation, I reach now my limits. Without a clear statement, the transition to FreeBSD would be inevitable - very unfortunate.

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Re: Any questions for Warpstock 2016 ??
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2016, 05:47:58 pm »
Warpstock 2016 begins this week on Friday. This is the only gathering of it's kind in North America. The list of presenters and sessions has grown, and now includes some time for participants to bring their own issues, questions and comments.

The main web page for Warpstock 2016 is here. Instructions and a link to watch the conference on-line will be posted there.

http://www.warpstock.org/staticpages/index.php?page=ws2016_home

At an early session, we will ask each attendee why they came to Warpstock and if they would like to present or request a discussion. Subsequent sessions will be reserved to cover topics proposed by attendees.

Why did you come to Warpstock?
Tell us how you use OS/2 or eComStation.
Do you want to give a presentation? Title of presentation?
Do you have a question to discuss? Question (or questions) to be discussed?
Do you bring a laptop or other system that is a problem system? Describe problem?

There is a little room in the schedule for these questions and discussion. The list of activities will grow as we make last minute changes.

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