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Messages - André Heldoorn

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Mail-News / Re: PMMail 3.22 and SMTP authentication...can it do that?
« on: October 13, 2017, 07:38:00 pm »
PMMail is an incentive to sponsor VOICE

</silence>No matter which stories, excuses and arguments people and VOICE are trying to use to justify a weird construction, this type of tying is illegal according to their Dutch competition laws (Mededingingswet). Buy VOICE's product once, and VOICE has the freedom to use its turnover to sponsor itself. It would be as simple as that, without offending potential users by making them support any irrelevant organization with illegal sales constructions.

And, of course, it's bogus that a Dutch foundation has no members (leden). If you are a member of a community which was forced to support VOICE, then - in Dutch - you are a member of VOICE. You'll never be invited for a member's meeting, but e.g. VOICE can say that you are a member of VOICE. Strictly: a member of a group. If you have a commercial AN Software Subscription, then in Dutch you're a member of AN.

In a nutshell: just sell the product as a stand-alone product, perhaps allow others to become a reseller too, and use the proceeds to sponsor the owner of the product. That's legal, normal, not as weird as having to support VOICE directly, and quite easy...<silence>

Article Discussions / Re: Sponsorship needed for new OS/2 web browser
« on: October 12, 2017, 10:09:19 am »
have Qt 5.5 ported too. Bitwise has also demonstrated that they can deliver

</silence>FWIW: I've already stopped upgrading some improved Qt-ports because of the required, enforced, useless Unix directory structures.<silence>

Mail-News / Re: PMMail 3.22 and SMTP authentication...can it do that?
« on: October 12, 2017, 08:56:18 am »
</silence>Of course the whole VOICE-construction is illegal, even in the country of the foundation. Often old upgrade rights and a changed owner aren't that relevant, because it's easy to introduce a new main version or a new product name.

This type of koppelverkoop, tying, having to buy V because you want P, will be illegal in Netherland too. V's market share w.r.t. selling P is exactly 100%. That'll exceed the legal limit of 50%. P is not related to V. You cannot avoid having to buy V if you want P. There is no objective justification, and so on. What VOICE is doing is illegal, no matter what their goals are.<silence>

Programming / Re: Non-yum/rpm vs. ordinary (?) eCS
« on: October 07, 2017, 11:14:33 am »
I also agree with Joop. They ported 7zip as a command line program, which I assume it is in the nix world, but we usually work in a GUI environment so would expect a GUI front end for both zipping and unzipping aka the windows version of 7z.

</silence>And, as usual, couldn't be bothered to release an eCS 2.x'ish 7-zip update package for Joop's eCS 1.2 (just files, no possibly introduced *.*.*.*.*.7Z WPS objects)...<silence>

Internet / Re: Availability of Firefox 45.9.0 as .rpm file
« on: October 06, 2017, 08:17:53 pm »
is there going to be an additional ZIP file available which follows the old directory structure and not the RPM package one?

</silence>Normalized (no 7-Zip, no RPM, no MOVEs from Unix directories):<silence>

Web applications / Re: FF 38.x ArcaOS - speed
« on: October 06, 2017, 08:14:59 pm »
I only modified the matching ones.

</silence>Pipelining has a compatibility-related disadvantage, by then you may have forgotten what you've enabled, and as such the only generic setting doesn't result in a noticeable gain.<silence>

Programming / Re: poll() and select()
« on: June 25, 2017, 11:56:04 am »

Applications / Re: Visual BASIC for OS/2
« on: June 25, 2017, 11:52:16 am »
Unverified, answering the underlying original question:

Setup & Installation / Re: LVM cmd reference
« on: June 25, 2017, 11:46:23 am »
Perhaps you can use the output of OS/2's command "HELP LVM" to produce your PDF file or HTML webpage...

Setup & Installation / Re: ThinkPad X220
« on: June 24, 2017, 06:06:58 pm »
works in a ThinkPad X61, but crashes whilst booting in an X220. I'd be interested in knowing what I need to change to get it working in the X220.

The crashing components? Perhaps it's more accurate to state that you can prepare a X220 install with a X61. I.e. install and boot a X61, replace the components, shutdown, insert the disk in a X220, boot the X220, and OS/2 won't complain that you've swapped a disk or other hardware components.

A while ago an old and rather cheap IBM ThinkPad T23 was a good choice for Warp 4 or eCS 1.x (1 GHz CPU, 1 GiB RAM, built-in'able WLAN, working sound, PCMCIA and USB). Is there such a "classic" Lenovo ThinkPad model which would be recommended for AN? Extras like fingerprint readers and removable screens aren't a requirement at all. I'm not going to buy AN, but I don't want to miss an opportunity to obtain such a beast when I see an attractive offer.

Applications / Re: Visual BASIC for OS/2
« on: June 24, 2017, 01:17:01 pm »
I have a 60-day eval (expiring) version of VA for Basic for OS/2 on one of my DevCon disc sets.  I can't imagine anyone would have a problem with me distributing a timebombed evalulation version

I've lost my copy of DevCon, but at least one of the DevCons is already available for download. This set should contain several Basics, including but not limited to VAB, so you don't even have to consider distributing yours.

Multimedia / Re: [Uniaud] No sound even if audio card is recognized
« on: June 24, 2017, 12:28:15 am »
"Solved": last time W7 still produced normal sounds, but now it doesn't anymore. Probably a hardware problem.

Multimedia / Re: [Uniaud] No sound even if audio card is recognized
« on: June 23, 2017, 10:01:40 pm »
At the moment the system is mute, so no system sounds at all (monitor volume 100%, the "expected" bad result was being able to hear something). I'll even consider a reinstall, albeit that's hard without a working CD drive.

The setting below is the only string which matched the search string "VOL=".

 PRODUCTINFO=SoundMax Integrated Digital Wave Audio

Multimedia / Re: [Uniaud] No sound even if audio card is recognized
« on: June 23, 2017, 01:04:54 am »
Almost no sound, this time (eCS 1.2, SoundMax, desktop). The hardware should be fine. With W7 the sound is fine. A <Alt-F1>restore didn't help. Cold and warm reboots don't help. The master volume (and all (?) other ones) seems to be 100%, but it sounds like far less than 10%. It's almost mute. AFAICT it happened quite suddenly, without an obvious reason. There was no intentional change of any multimedia component. What's probably wrong?

Applications / Re: Visual BASIC for OS/2
« on: June 23, 2017, 12:31:50 am »
If someone has the VAB files installed, but not the original installer, then the attached Rexx script should recreate the Sample folder. Most of the objects can be found there. The script uses the desktop instead of the object ID of a VAB folder, and the texts "x:\VABASIC" have to be edited to point to your main VABASIC directory. If you like the theme, then you can use QBASIC /EDIT to edit the file.

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