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Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: January 09, 2018, 10:03:07 pm »
I have added today a new program to my OS/2-Java website. Its called High-Throughput Tabular Data Processor or HDTP for short. It can read direct exports from Data Crow and do something with it. In my database how much books do I have from what printer. Options are almost endless. The program can handle more memory then available in OS/2 or its successors up to today. You can read more on this page http://joopn.home.xs4all.nl/os2ecs/ecs6e127.htm or in Dutch http://joopn.home.xs4all.nl/os2ecs/ecs6n127.htm.

Have a picture too;


Have fun!
Joop

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Applications / Re: Applications OS/2 Needs
« on: January 04, 2018, 01:44:42 am »
#1 A good audio player with playlists and generous file support. It should be able to play: .MP3, .OGG, .FLAC, .IT, .S3M, .MOD, .XM--basically something that could be a distant shadow to xmplay (which there isn't even anything quite like it on Linux, but it can run in WINE). Or maybe I'm just too used to XMplay :p
Still use z.exe, but there are more. We can also run DOS, Windows 3.1 and we have Java with some players.

#2 A decent quick image editing program--like Pinta or Paint.NET
Too many available, native OS/2, DOS, Windows3.1, Java, QT with all levels of editing way up to something like the Gimp.

#3 Audio editing, like Audacity but for OS/2
As far as I know you can run Audacity in OS/2 with Odin. But strictly editing is something for Windows or Apple because all big equipment manufacturers only bring drivers for both. Whats left is playing with your audio card with two, may be four channels.
I tried a few things in Java, but we need a more up to date version.
 
#4 Advanced text editor with the ability to change the colours--like Notepad++ or any other common editors out there
Too many available, native OS/2, DOS, Windows3.1, Java, QT with all levels of editing.

The ability to play common audio formats in playlists, and also the ability to run tracker files is the most wanted thing I'm looking for at the moment.
Z.exe will do that, but the problem is that not every broadcast site will deliver pls format and demand a more specific player. I believe this was the reason for ending development of Z.exe.

If anyone wanted to provide me some pointers where I should start out with?
You can try Hobbes http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/, Java http://joopn.home.xs4all.nl/os2ecs/ecs6e.htm, Qt ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/qtapps/.




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Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: January 01, 2018, 02:04:55 pm »
Today I have added a new program to my site. It has to do with logging astronomical objects. So its a program for a very special purpose. You can read more om my page http://joopn.home.xs4all.nl/os2ecs/ecs6e126.htm or in Dutch http://joopn.home.xs4all.nl/os2ecs/ecs6n126.htm. Don't be afraid for the used language in the picture below, its detected automatically and it happens that I have a Dutch installation.

It looks like this;


So, that's number one for 2018 ;-).

Have fun!
Joop

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Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: December 31, 2017, 12:48:37 pm »
I have uploaded today some pages about an application for quickly browsing, organizing and commenting digital photographs and publishing the resulting albums as web pages. Its called JPhotoAlbum and you can find more on my page http://joopn.home.xs4all.nl/os2ecs/ecs6e125.htm or in Dutch http://joopn.home.xs4all.nl/os2ecs/ecs6n125.htm. All those programs which make html pages do have problems when it comes to validating. This program no exception. But I have wrote some lines about it and how to overcome the problems which was easy with this program.

I have a picture from the program too, not from the html page;


That's it for this year, see you next year and hopefully with more Java programs. I also hope we can welcome a new Java version, programs for version 6 are getting more difficult month after month. I think/guess that I have made a statement that Java is also interesting for OS/2 based computers. This one is number 125, there are more, but need a higher version of Java.

Have fun!
Joop

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Multimedia / Re: Saving OS/2 icons - OS/2 icon format in 2017
« on: December 22, 2017, 02:11:55 pm »
I played a lot with IconEditor. With the right template you can go up to 256x256 icons. You can save them too, you can use them too, but OS/2 or eCS will downsize it to 40x40. So what's the point? Always work in 24 bit, even if its much less. Has to do with colors which are not in the palette and I refuse to make separate palettes for each icon. Usually it will take less then five minutes to make an icon with 16x16, 20x20, 32x32 and 40x40. You have to remember that in the editor things show ugly and rough, but as soon as it is started as an icon at the right size it looks rather smooth. I never got 2.0 working, somewhere in the editor its disabled. I'm working mostly with PMView and IconEditor, when it totally sucks I try Embellish > PMView > IconEditor. Key to good icons is go first to a square with sizes which can be divided to the right size. Example 256 > 128 > 64 >32 > 16 and 320> 160> 80> 40> 20. You can start bigger. If it isn't these value's or bigger,  first make it so in the highest resolution because you won't see the loss in the smaller one's. If you don't start with these sequence, its not necessary to start with 320, 256 or less, you will end up in the icon size with losses which will give rough edges or can damage the appealing factor. Mind that small things are not noticeable, so your icon must consist of simple things which are also recognizable when its 20x20 or 16x16.   

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Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: December 15, 2017, 12:52:31 pm »
I have updated the pages of JMol, the English version can be found here http://joopn.home.xs4all.nl/os2ecs/ecs6e50.htm and the Dutch version can be found here http://joopn.home.xs4all.nl/os2ecs/ecs6n50.htm

I have also updated the picture ;-)



This version was uploaded 6 hours ago on sourceforge.net ;-). Have fun!

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Programming / Re: IBM Mouse Acceleration Algorithm
« on: December 15, 2017, 11:41:49 am »
I can find this: Amouse (2007/11/01) is a driver for mice with single wheel. This package contains the source code of the GUI elements. Source code included. Released as open source under the BSD 3 Clauses license. Requires OS/2 Warp 4 / eCS 1.0 or later. Uploaded by Martin Iturbide. From Noller & Breining Software.

As it says, only the GUI elements. It might be that the driver isn't public code. You have to ask Noller & Breining Software if they are still in business.

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Hardware / Re: Mouse weirdness
« on: December 05, 2017, 11:45:22 pm »
There is an other possibility. The battery on your motherboard is empty/down. In this case your bios is set to standard. If you have multiple USB ports on the motherboard you probably also have the feature that you can setup the number of ports you want to use. If you did choose less ports then available on the motherboard you could have a problem. With a battery down your installation is byebye and the setup goes to standard bios settings, ie all ports. I had same issue. After setting up the right number of ports all functioned again. So check your battery!

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Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: November 26, 2017, 08:36:19 pm »
I have added a new game to my Java site, its Micropolis. For some unknown reason the jar file is not available anymore on the source, only source files, not a compiled one. As far as I can see its just free software under the GNU conditions. Because its difficult to download I made a new distribution file special for OS/2 and its successors. Its complete with icon, commandfile, the jar file and some info how you can handle the program. You can find it here http://joopn.home.xs4all.nl/os2ecs/ecs6e124.htm or in Dutch language http://joopn.home.xs4all.nl/os2ecs/ecs6n124.htm.

I have a picture too;


have fun!

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Article Discussions / Re: Sponsorship needed for new OS/2 web browser
« on: November 18, 2017, 12:29:44 am »
For the next five to ten years we will still have 32-bit systems (non OS/2 based), including Windows. So it is to be expected that major players will have a 32 bit application. Going to ONLY 64 bit is a big mistake from the Mozilla foundation. Not all can go to 64 bit for several reasons. If we don't have a FF 32 bit then something else will pop up, likely in some kind of public domain license. 

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Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: October 06, 2017, 05:25:57 pm »
Check out the iptrace and ipformat programs (TCPIP Command Reference) as well as Paul's port of wireshark. Biggest problem is not getting too much data, second problem is if something is encrypted, it is hard to know  what it is.
Thanks Dave, I understand that, but you can't encrypt an internet address. I just want to see if something is going to somewhere which is not my choice, in other words the program does trojan stuff.

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Programming / Re: Non-yum/rpm vs. ordinary (?) eCS
« on: October 06, 2017, 05:22:44 pm »
The Arca Noae Package Manager (ANPM) makes it a LOT easier to use RPM/YUM. I strongly recommend starting to use ANPM (RPM/YUM) when you install a new system, and don't look back. It can be a bit messy trying to add ANPM (RPM/YUM) to an old install, but it can be done,
You say the right thing, when you install a new system. An old install like ECS1.2 its not to be advised to install. I didn't hear of a clean and right installation on ECS1.2Dutch. All did go with a lot of trouble. My system directory alone with dll's etc counts 14346 files. You don't set that right with those packages.
Today, I tried the new Firefox 45.9.0, which was installed using ANPM (RPM/YUM). It took about one minute, to install (with all of the required support), and it is working well, so far.
What's beyond me is that we have native archive programs to get a zip file. Why we have to use 7zip is not clear. The negative thing is that it is a ported nix program. Now I'm willing to install that, but after the download of 7zip you are confronted with the next problem. All documentation in the ported zip file are for nix systems, not a word about OS/2-eCS. The files in this distribution for OS/2-eCS are not the same as for nix systems. So the documentation fails because only nix files are mentioned. The next hurdle is that I have to translate everything into my language, most of the times that goes okay, but if things are not even mentioned in the English manual things get complicated.
I can understand that we port some programs from nix or even windows. But more and more I get the idea we just have to migrate to nix stuff. I have such a system, from Apple and that one sucks too. If you want data from program a to program b you have with Apple a real problem if they didn't thought about that possibility. Everything is only possible with wireless or something like that. Doing it by cable is just not possible. Just a few examples I experience.

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Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: October 06, 2017, 10:47:12 am »
Some posts are missing, with next update I want to correct that.

I have a question. I do have Java programs which works in OS/2-eCS (don't have ArcaOS because its still not available in Dutch), but do something on the net. I want to have a log with what those programs do and vent on the net. But haven't an idea how to setup such log. Some help is appreciated. So having a ftp programs is nice, but you to have tell your logon name and your password. What I want to test is if it doesn't copy that to some other unwanted site. Kind of nice program good to be true with a trojan inside for catching your name and password. 

Thanks,
Joop

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Web applications / Directory safebrowsing in 38.8
« on: October 04, 2017, 02:19:11 am »
There is a directory in the profile of FF38.8 with the name safebrowsing. Is there a way that you can monitor its contents. The problem is that I have a forum which won't start in ff38.8 but do start in ff24. I can't figure out why and I suspect this directory which might contain information which is not right.

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Storage / Re: JFS on FreeBSD
« on: June 18, 2017, 04:31:24 pm »
Given that there is an OPENJFS, is there any reason why this couldn't be built on FreeBSD?
Sorry, but this forum handles OS/2 and its successors, FreeBSD isn't one of them. So I think you don't get an in depth answer on your question.

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