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Applications / Re: CUPS - Support Printer List
« on: January 03, 2018, 08:36:23 pm »
You probably won't find a parallel port printer anymore,
Parallel port and serial connections are still available from serious printer manufacturers. Others may have it still as an option.

I have a Brother color laser that works fine with the Brother Scrip3 (form of postscript) and standard HP drivers

Whats the model of your Brother Printer?

As for connectivity, if its got a parallel port I can just plug in into my existing JetDirect, but network is fine too. Just have to run a slightly longer cable from my hub to the printer.

Also, what is the configuration you use with eCups for the Brother Scrip3? I've got a Brother MFC that I use for scanning/fax to Windows and would love to get it functioning as printer for my eCS/ArcaOs machines.


Applications / CUPS - Support Printer List
« on: December 19, 2017, 06:13:01 pm »
My venerable HP2550 is starting to die, so I've got to find a new Color Laser Printer for use. Is there a good list of successfully tested color laser printers that can work with ArcaOS and eCS V2.x?

My basic needs are:

  • Parallel Port or Network interface
  • Multiple paper trays (letter/legal)
  • At least 100 page letter tray
  • Manual paper feed capability

USB or Wireless only connectivity is NOT an option.

I've done some searching, but its really hard to find verified information on working printers, so I'd appreciate any and all info.

**updated to include additional requirement**

Applications / Re: Are you getting ready for ArcaOS?
« on: May 16, 2017, 09:00:47 pm »
I was looking over the announcement and was trying to compare/contrast the Personal vs Commercial versions. From what I can see the only difference between the 2 is.

Longer Updates Subscription/Support (1 Year vs 6 months)
Prioritized Support

Is there anything else? Any feature differences? Did I miss something?


Applications / Re: Are you getting ready for ArcaOS?
« on: May 16, 2017, 06:36:20 pm »
Don't think so. Guess they are currently setting up the backend which will process the thousands and millions of orders ;-)

Btw. the connection to them seems to be quite busy :-)

It must be the flood of orders. As the appears to be down right now. I keep getting a timeout response.  :o

Applications / Re: Are you getting ready for ArcaOS?
« on: May 14, 2017, 06:05:03 pm »
I honestly feel that letting them bet to work in peace may be the best solution I work in IT at a large company and thet seems to be the best solution. Yeah I know we can be disappointed but it is better to let them get it right the first time.

I basically agree with comment.

My only caveat is that when you publish a release date, update it and then miss it, you should say something, even if all you can say is that we can not publish a new release date at this time. No news just leads to endless speculation and questions in the minds of your customers about what is going on in your organization. I think is especially true as most, if not all of the interested parties, have memories of waiting years for the non-release of eCS 2.2.


Applications / Re: Are you getting ready for ArcaOS?
« on: May 10, 2017, 09:25:17 pm »
Anyone have any info on the potential release date?

Nothing official, and I don't speak for Arca Noae, but they are having a terrible time trying to get the installer working properly. It seems that every time they fix something, two other things break. Once they get past that, it should be ready to go.

I suspect that they have been looking at it for long enough, that they couldn't see a problem if it jumped out and grabbed them by the throat.

Thanks. I would expect that they would have put out some kind of news. Even if its a release date is now TBD.

Applications / Re: Are you getting ready for ArcaOS?
« on: May 10, 2017, 06:21:58 pm »
A little off-topic, but I was looking at the Arca Noae Website and the last post about release said it was delayed until April 15, well its almost May 15th with no further updates that I can find. Anyone have any info on the potential release date?

Marketplace / c Set++ V2.0 Looking for a new home
« on: January 13, 2017, 12:59:40 am »

I've got a complete copy (still in original box) of C Set++ V2.0 available for anyone who wants to give it a new home. I'll even pay the shipping (domestic USA only). If there are no takers its unfortunately going to end up in the recycling bin as we are packing for a move and its time to get rid of some really old stuff.


General Discussion / Re: "It will be ready when it is ready"
« on: June 03, 2016, 06:06:51 pm »
Just to provide my opinion.

First, I'm a developer myself. Been doing Design/Analysis/Development for 40+ years. So I've had lots of experience in being asked the main question.

I really dislike giving any estimates of completion until I have a finalized solution and even then, its still an estimate. I don't know how many times over my career I've been asked to provide development estimates even before the design (or even the requirements) are complete and approved. No matter how I qualify a fuzzy SWAG estimate, that estimate becomes the number I or my team get held too. Once management hears a number, it seems to be set faster than quick drying cement and any deviation from the estimate often results in considerable angst and other undesirable turmoil.

When doing independent development, my preference for Systems development is T&M up to design completed. Once the design is completed and approved, I can fix price the development.

I get the fact that there are schedules and deadlines, but it always seems the first number tossed out is the baseline. Right to left scheduling is all too common in this industry, at least for me.

General Discussion / - Alive or Dead
« on: January 30, 2016, 04:50:59 pm »
Is there still a news feed from It seems to be dead. I have not seen any updates to any groups in many months?

Internet / Re: SeaMonkey 2.21b3
« on: May 05, 2015, 04:50:49 am »
Besides what guzzi said, make sure your @UNIXROOT\usr\lib directory is close to the front of your LIBPATH statement, You can quickly test with BEGINLIBPATH and LIBPATHSTRICT=T and also especially make sure you don't have an old version of exceptq anywhere.
You can also launch seamonkey.exe 2>error.log > reg.log and look in the logs.

Ok, whats defined as an old version of exceptq? The only one I have is located at \ecs\dll and is dated 05-05-2011.

As for trying the launch with the redirection, both files are empty. No output at all. I successfully got this version running on the Wife's eCS V2.2 and getting it to run on my eCS V2.1 is not working out very well so far.

All the various package levels check out, now I need to start checking levels between the \ecs\dll and \usr\lib, but would still love to get any input on next steps.

Internet / Re: SeaMonkey 2.21b3
« on: April 28, 2015, 08:56:19 pm »
Any suggestions on how to debug a start up issue. I'm running on eCS V2.1 and use SM V2.14. Since one of my banking websites has gone wonky with V2.14 I thought I'd give v2.21b3 a try.

I installed all the updates as requested via yum and tried all the debugging tips in the README.OS2, but none seem to help. When I try and start seamonkey I get a quick flash of the window and then nothing. No seamonkey.exe in the process list, no entries in POPUPLOG.OS2, no beeps from exceptq and when I tried the parameter to get the console.log created, its empty? Tried all the various SET Statements listed, but nothing changes the behavior.

The only thing I have not tried is totally blowing away my V2.14 profiles and starting with new profile. Any assistance here would be greatly appreciated.


Article Discussions / Re: EDM/2 - September Updates - IBM Publications
« on: March 22, 2014, 03:34:34 am »
By the way.

I also got permission to republish the entire book "Rexx Reference Summary Handbook" by Richard K. Goran (He was also the pubisher). His wife gave me permission to republish it since he passed away on 1999.

But I need help to do this. I don't have the book and if anybody can help me scanning it, it will help me a lot to post it on the EDM/2 wiki.

You still need a copy of this? I've got several different versions as every time it got updated I bought another copy (or 2).


Hardware / Re: PCI Parallel Port card install -- need info
« on: February 21, 2014, 11:37:11 pm »
walking_x, You are a GENIUS!¡!¡ It works like a charm now --- Thank you again and AGAIN!

Can you post the exact line you added to make this work? Then we will have all the information to go along with this card.


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