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Messages - Mike La Martina

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Programming / Re: ES/2 development
« on: November 05, 2017, 04:45:37 am »
I am interested in learning more about your efforts.

General Discussion / Arca Noae Website
« on: October 20, 2017, 04:10:38 pm »
I have just made a second attempt to donate to the Bitwise QT project.
The website is very slow, and wants all kinds of information.  Why should I have to log in to make a donation?
I can only conclude that they are daring me to give my money.
Don't worry I won't try again.  >:(

General Discussion / Re: Trying to get the forums back.
« on: September 20, 2017, 03:45:43 am »
I am good.

Applications / Re: lswitcher
« on: June 04, 2017, 05:30:16 am »
Its interesting that you were able to install it.   Was that as a widget or its own taskbar?
As a separate taskbar I have seen no corruption on my screen.  I am not sure which version of lswitcher I am using.  But I am using Panorama.

Applications / lswitcher
« on: June 03, 2017, 05:38:36 pm »
I am attempting to install all my eCS applications on my AN 5.0 partition, and I am having an issue with lswitcher widget add-on to Xcenter.  The lswitcher taskbar runs separately, but when I try to add the widget to Xcenter, lswitcher does not appear as an option. 
I have added lswidget.dll, lswresen.dll and lswitch.hlp to sys\apps\xwps\xcenter\plugins and lswhook.dll to sys\dll.
Has anyone else seen this issue?

Programming / Re: Compiling PM app on 2016.
« on: May 29, 2017, 05:24:24 am »
I will be glad to help if I can.  As I said in my previous post I use Visual Age C++ V3.8 for both C and C++ development.
I have used the IBM class libraries and ObjectPM from Secant Technologies.  I don't think they are around anymore, but I did find their class libraries easy to use and fun.

Let me know how I may be of assistance.

Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS5 Another personal Experience
« on: May 26, 2017, 06:51:44 am »
Thanks Dave.
I have installed SNAP and it is working well now.

Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS5 Another personal Experience
« on: May 25, 2017, 07:57:39 pm »
I have installed ArcaOS5 but it would only work with the GENGRADD video driver.  How can I switch video drivers?  I would like to try Panorama again, or SNAP.  Is there some forum where such questions would be more appropriately posted?

Applications / Re: Os/2 and Midi
« on: August 13, 2016, 06:01:00 am »
Thanks Roderick.

Since my computer has onboard sound chip and no ISA slot I may be out of luck.

Applications / Re: Os/2 and Midi
« on: August 13, 2016, 12:17:36 am »
Thanks.  I appreciate the link.  I want to do more than just play MIDI files.
I am an electonic musician and I use Digital Audio Workstations, (CuBase, FL Studio) under Windows.  I want to stop using Windows completely if possible.  I see that there are Linux (Open source) equivalents of such products.
These products contain software Music synthesizers and directly access MIDI capabilities of the sound hardware.
Perhaps if OS/2 had native MIDI support, myself or someone else could port the Linux products to OS/2, as has been done with many other opensource products.

Applications / Os/2 and Midi
« on: August 12, 2016, 08:42:36 pm »
Does anyone know why OS/2 does dot support playing Midi files?
I recall that OS/2 V2 could do this.  Can anyone explain when and why this no longer works?

Programming / Re: Compiling PM app on 2016.
« on: June 01, 2016, 02:10:00 am »
Yes Martin you are correct that Visual Age is no longer available as well as the other compilers I mentioned.
I have had these tools for so long that I forget that others may not.

Programming / Re: Compiling PM app on 2016.
« on: May 31, 2016, 07:29:41 pm »
I don't understand your comment Martin.  I use the IBM Visual Age C++ product almost every day, and it still works.
In fact I have compiled Petzolds programs with C/Set 2 in the past and that also worked.
What do you mean the compilers are too old?
I still compile 16 bit OS/2 programs with the Microsoft C600 compiler.  Family API applications work well with it, as well as PM applications.
I don't understand the age of product being any impediment to development on a platform that has not fundamentally changed since these products were new.
I have had problems with the Watcom debugger that I don't have with the VA debugger.  But its your choice.

General Discussion / Re: "It will be ready when it is ready"
« on: May 23, 2016, 12:40:24 am »
I am a retired software developer with 30+ years in the industry.  And from my experience just about every colleague of mine needed Wil Weaton's advice.  It is not unreasonable for a patron of a software development effort to request some kind of time estimate.

I regard a curt response to any question as rude in every case.

Programming / Re: Poll: Your favorite text editor
« on: April 20, 2016, 04:08:03 am »
EPM is provided with OS/2 and has many nice features.  It supports macros written in Rexx and its own native language called E.
There is a toolkint so that develpers can incorporate the EPM MLE in their own applications.  There are many extensions for EPM freely available from Hobbes.

Mr. Ed (now called MED) is very extensible and has many fine features.  You can find this on Hobbes.  It is not free but its worth the price.  I have added buttons to its toolbar that launches other programs, compilers, assembler, etc.  It supports context sensitive help.  This product seems stabilized at V1.26.  There are also Windows versions.

My personal favorite is the obsolete SPF2 product from CommandTechnology.  When I worked on IBM mainframes I would write Rexx macros under OS/2 and run them mostly unchanged under MVS.  CT no longer supports this product but I have the V 4.0.5 version.  It has served me well from the 1990's until now.  CT makes a respectable ISPF like editor for Windows but nothing for OS/2 anymore.

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