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Article Discussions / Re: Writing bug reports
« on: July 26, 2016, 11:17:18 am »

The IBM debuggers work fine with gcc/klibc as long as the appropriate flags are used. Unluckily most of the debuggers aren't freely available.
Indeed I was referring only to the gcc/klibc compiler, which is what the community has decided to adopt including other open-source tools (read WATCOM for linker and sure the WATCOM itself), compiler which also lacks other components, such as the GO compiler, for example. Other hybrid solutions we do not concern, especially if based on proprietary software, outdated and not available to all: it is absolutely normal that 99% of users of this forum privately use all possible available solutions to develop their own programs/software they need, most of them has know-how, unfortunately, not always this software is suitable for release, as you said, due to this hybrid and not compatible licenses used to achieve the targets,  we need to be as clare as possible talking about developing, saying how really things are.
Here's what I mean when I say that the system, for the moment, is intended to proceed for an amateur way.
Under this concepts, Martin's Open-source campaign is totally right.
We are going forward using only open-source tools, a great thing, and for now, Exceptq is right.
Regards

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Article Discussions / Re: Writing bug reports
« on: July 26, 2016, 10:55:12 am »

The IBM debuggers work fine with gcc/klibc as long as the appropriate flags are used. Unluckily most of the debuggers aren't freely available.
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Indeed I was referring only to the gcc/klibc compiler, which is what the community has decided to adopt including other open-source tools (read WATCOM for linker and sure the WATCOM itself), compiler which also lacks other components, such as the GO compiler, for example, not only the debugger. Other hybrid solutions we do not concern, especially if based on proprietary software: it is absolutely normal that 99% of users of this forum privately use all possible available solutions to develop their own programs/software they need, most of them has know-how, unfortunately, not always this software is suitable for release, due to this hybrid.
Here's what I mean when I say that the system, for the moment, is intended to proceed for an amateur way.
Under this concepts, Martin's Open-source campaign is totally right.
We are going forward using only open-source tools, a great thing, and for now, Exceptq is right.
Regards.

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Article Discussions / Re: Writing bug reports
« on: July 25, 2016, 06:40:29 am »
About bww Bitwise article: Writing bug reports
Hi, please note also that last yum/rpm packages use debug files from Exceptq (http://ecsoft2.org/exceptq): downloading/installing also this special kind of debug files will generate a full report in form of *.trp files in case of crash, sending simply this files, will very, very helpfull to developers!
Developers which use gcc/klibc use this toolkit too, since OS/2 gcc still has not a valid debugger and if you see symbol files (.sym/.xqs) or debug (.dbg) ones inside a package, be quite that this package use Exceptq!
Regards

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Setup & Installation / Re: Video drivers
« on: July 24, 2016, 10:05:17 am »
After finally locating the OS/2 Video driver for my ThinkPad T42 I downloaded it .....

and it turns out to be a DOS self extracting file


ARRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!


and I don't have a floppy drive

ARRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
ARRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
ARRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
ARRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
Sorry for this outdated reply, maybe you solved:
If you need a floppy driver, simply use this:
http://ecsoft2.org/virtual-floppy-disk-driver
Regards

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Applications / Re: New QTpy from BWW Bitwise
« on: June 25, 2016, 06:15:30 pm »
Yes, there is no way to stimulate interest into OS/2, sad but true. Younger generations do not even know the system and they never tried it.
I suppose we all use and know alternative and new systems, but since we are old OS/2 users, we still have an eye of regard for it. This is not the same for youngest, most of them know only Windows, OSX, Linux and maybe Android.
Martin, about your "there is no much feedback", this is quite normal: everyone lives its times, and OS/2 users now are very few.
Patience, we will remain on amateur way.
For sure, after 30 years it is still alive/used and only this assertion say all!
Regards

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General Discussion / Re: Setting right a WinOS/2 printer
« on: May 29, 2016, 04:12:34 pm »
Eureka!!
I was able to install and configure adobe3 and distiller, found on abandonware sites, in the right way!!
Inside there is the Acrobat PDFWriter printer which can set  layout options in a more confortable way!!!
Anyway, has been quite hard to get the distiller assistant works properly since it need the Win32s extensions for Windows 3.11 ver. 1.30, patched following this how to (http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/info/tips/win32s.zip) and this one found on voice (http://www.os2voice.org/VNL/past_issues/VNL0503H/vnewsf3.htm).
Regards, and thanks to all  :D !!!

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General Discussion / Re: Setting right a WinOS/2 printer
« on: May 28, 2016, 08:18:42 pm »
Hi, Joop
Yes, I've a printer into win-os2 (Agfa color PS), which works very well: it print postscript files from all my windows apps! This issue occur only printing from powerpoint: if i need to print into landscape format a .doc or a .xls file from the same suite it works just like with other windows apps i' have!!
Damn MS$%@#@#!!!
Still not found a valid way to open/convert/print it and i don't wanna a portrait format, rewrite it using AOO needs a lot of time!
Also Libroffice for linux and MSOffice 2003 for Windows does not open it (again wrong version)!

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General Discussion / Setting right a WinOS/2 printer
« on: May 28, 2016, 06:54:06 pm »
Hi all!
I urgently need to print some powerpoint 4.3 for WfW slides made long ago into landscape format.
The file is not recognized by AOO (wrong version) and the PS output from WinOS/2 PrintManager comes only in a portrait format!
Where can i set the right output?
I've no time now to search for an alternate solution or to manage a virtualbox installation, i need them for monday!
Meanwhile I'm trying to open it using other office suites for OS/2.
Thanks for any suggestions!

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Setup & Installation / Re: Thinkpad t61
« on: April 16, 2016, 08:30:08 pm »
Just a quick...
And....

I got a trap in DOSCALLS.DLL when booting.

Back to the drawing board.
Perhaps by setting the disk controller in legacy mode and using, how can I say, maybe some alternative kernel? maybe you'll be luckier  ;) !!
Anyway, you will need also the ahci driver to fully enjoy the hard disk speed.
Again, have a nice Warp!
Regards

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Setup & Installation / Re: Thinkpad t61
« on: April 15, 2016, 06:45:58 am »
I am trying to install OS/2 warp 4.52 server version and it keeps failing to get to the message that says for me to input the install disk.
To install OS/2 warp 4.52 server version on new hardware you need to boot from a customized installation floppy disks set, since you need Daniela's EIDE/SATA driver instead of IBM ones:
http://ecsoft2.org/danielas-eidesata-driver
This is the reason why OS/2 is still alive and we are still here  ;).
Have a nice Warp!
I'll suggest you to try instead eComStation until the Blue Lion will be available.
Regards.

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Applications / Re: AVxCAT 1.4 alpha
« on: March 31, 2016, 08:02:51 am »
OK, I built trunk and it worked fine with AVxCAT....
As supposed, great news Dave!

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Applications / Re: AVxCAT 1.4 alpha
« on: March 31, 2016, 07:54:40 am »
Just try AVxCat

Only convert a mp4 to a wmv and that worked.
Maybe they are working on it, however syntax has changed a lot of times, release by release. My logs attempting to convert into wmv, the same you did, in this case here works right only SVN-r25157 and 2.1.5.
Regards.

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Applications / Re: AVxCAT 1.4 alpha
« on: March 30, 2016, 08:36:33 pm »
I'll give it a try to check compatibility.
Hi Remy and Dave, it seems quite compatible with latest releases...
Hi!

It is strange it works for you... 
Can you please post the result of your AVxCAT parameters dialog ?
Do you have V3.0.0 listed or v2.1.5 ?...
FFmpeg v.2.1.5, sorry, I badly expressed: installed/tested with appropriate instructions, both seem to work quite fine (not tested much).
Regards.

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Applications / Re: AVxCAT 1.4 alpha
« on: March 29, 2016, 04:48:35 pm »
I'll give it a try to check compatibility.
Hi Remy and Dave, it seems quite compatible with latest releases (no tested deeply but works quite well).
Thanks for your efforts!
Regards

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Article Discussions / Re: Happy Birthday OS2World - 16 years online
« on: March 29, 2016, 04:42:06 pm »
Hi, thanks to all.

I think that putting a site like OS2World is easy, what it really make this community awesome is the people that visit it and collaborates everyday.

Some guy told me "...at the end of all this community is only about software". I think diferent, "it is about people".

Regards
You are right, Martin, eCSoft/2 is a site only "about software", not OS2World, because thus was born many years ago (maybe something more in the future). What really make difference are people and desire to share their knoweleges, ideas, suggestions, tips, tricks and software about OS/2 with other passionates. This is what OS2World has done in all this years.
Thank you for all your work and Happy Birthday to OS2World!

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