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Messages - André Heldoorn

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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.

Applications / Re: Visual BASIC for OS/2
« on: June 21, 2017, 11:27:37 pm »
Thanks, no registered VAB/2 classes too.

Perhaps the screendump and the CONFIG.SYS entries are also EDM/2-material, because there is no WPS installer. And, IIRC, the only obvious settings are one LIBPATH setting and SET VWDIR. There is some EXE which can modify CONFIG.SYS. I don't know what the purpose this EXE is, but it's not a clear installer and it's not the original full installer of VAB/2.

Applications / Re: Visual BASIC for OS/2
« on: June 21, 2017, 11:30:46 am »
See attached screenshot for the desktop objects I have - remember that this is just the client version - I did not install the server.

Excellent (to reconstruct even more components of an install). Is there at least one template and/or registered WPS class too?

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/* Rexx, query WPS class list, FWIW */
CALL RxFuncAdd 'SysQueryClassList','RexxUtil','SysQueryClassList'
CALLl SysQueryClassList 'list.'
DO i=1 TO list.0
   SAY list.i

Applications / Re: Visual BASIC for OS/2
« on: June 20, 2017, 11:38:51 pm »
I can do some screenshots of VA Basic

What are all of its desktop objects, templates, settings, and so on? So far I've got:

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Main folder VisualAge for Basic (SF1_OS2.ICO, SF2_OS2.ICO)
   Folder Information (DB2INFO.ICO)
      Data Access Guide
      Programming Guide
   Program VisualAge for Basic (VW.EXE)


Applications / Re: Firefox 45.5 Install issues
« on: June 15, 2017, 02:34:53 am »
Regarding language support and other reasons that could force you to use older OS/2 flavors instead of ArcaOS and eCS 2.x and hence have various difficulties with the RPM/YUM/UNIXROOT environment. This is an interesting point of view. But it is weak. I'm Russian.

I have no clue what language difficulties have to do with "hence have various difficulties with the RPM/YUM/UNIXROOT environment", while ignoring the fact that the package manager over here is, and will remain, a human package manager. RPM is no one-size-fits-all solution, albeit you're pretending it is. Whotevah...

If you are Russian and wouldn't be trying to advocate your own choices, then you should be able to experience and understand the effects of lacking competition. You can get away with it, so what are you advocating? You really can. You even have the freedom to not support OS/2 anymore, despite of a product called "FF for OS/2". FF + OS/2 = an excessive number of missing implied requirements + missing support. Requirements of requirements of reqiurements of requirements sounds like the Russian story of a perfectly launched Venus spacecraft, which wasn't even capable of detecting life on Earth. Hence the conclusion that the lack of competition is clearly showing. Face it, there's no such thing as FF for OS/2.

The ticket system is yours, and the human package manager even avoids WPI packages. Not because WarpIN sucks, so someone representing a WarpIN company doesn't have to try to advocate WarpIN now...

Applications / Re: Problems with Windowed DOS sessions
« on: June 12, 2017, 09:44:03 am »
I use the source calculator for hexadecimal

DECalc 3.44 supports hex I/O too.

Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 10, 2017, 11:56:38 am »
I don't have AN installed but I do have the latest XWP installed.

For the record: which version? There are two versions per release. Which version is AN's?

Utilities / Re: Battery charge
« on: June 09, 2017, 12:13:49 pm »
w10 starts and work, and if I do the rest of 10 minutes, it can be on without problems more than 24 hours in a row.

W10 may have more aggressive fan settings than the default settings, but that's too off-topic and may be a wrong conclusion.

Aggressive means starting the fan at lower temperatures, and optionally with more RPM compared to the default setting. With e.g. XP and a BIOS-based IBM ThinkPad you'd use a more aggressive setting if the hardware gets too hot, while considering ordering a new fan. The official goal of software like controlyourfans, which requires specific hardware, is a less aggressive setting.

The problem may not be related to temperatures at all, but monitoring or logging temperatures isn't that hard. So it's quite easy to exclude temperatures/fans or to determine that heat is the most likely cause. W10 doesn't exclude temperatures, if (I don't know) it uses different temperature/fan settings.

Do be aware of problems which have nothing to do with temperatures, occurring after a while when the hardware isn't cold anymore. Your fan and fan settings may be fine.

I wonder why I should "add" a method, rather than simply choosing ONE method between the available options.

I'm not a customer with or without AN cookies, but it does look like having to choose "ONE method" during an initial check out, as usual, without having to manage nor add anything.

Disclaimer: the Stripe Services are one option, but more than one method. So the number of available options is N - 1. I'd move Paypal to the top of the list, but perhaps it's a condition of the rather useless Stripe Services that their API has to be option #1.

For customers in the USA, Blonde Guy is now accepting orders, both for ArcaOS digital-only. My payment system is Paypal invoice, but I also accept personal checks.

A general remark: in the "industry" having Paypal is not that unusual, so any digital-only USD 99 offer (~EUR 88.35, excluding Paypal's currency exchange fees) is competitive globally, without restriction to the United States. Having more time than AN to answer mails of customers may play a role too. Of course a shop doesn't have to accept all orders.

I do not have paypal as an option.

Legal or comprehensive reading skills are required to process the attachment... ;)

First of all, the word "Paypal" occurs in the text of your picture. So apparently Paypal is an option, if you don't want to use the "Stripe Services" (credit card or bitcoin, hence the combined payment methods of one service provider).

Next, you have to select one option with a radio button. This suggests that the maximum number of options at that level should exceed one, supported by the fact that your single option is not a final choice with one payment method.

The website may or may not be perfect, but as Andreas has pointed managing your account data isn't the right entry. The Check Out of the shop is. I guess customers,  I'm not, can manage an own default payment method if they've used more than one main payment method option in the past.

In general bitcoin is probably the most expensive option, for one because the matching Stripe Service will involve buying and selling real money. Useless, avaidable transactions (EUR -> BTC -> USD), regardless of the price of additional risks (I'll refer to the Bundesbank and other central banks) of bitcoins.

It would seem to me that a direct payment method should be available like a check

A check ("Check Payment") is one of the three available main payment options of AN (Stripe Services, Paypal, check)...

the payment methods (credit card and bitcoin) are nothing that I have.

If bitcoins are a payment method, then I'd rate AN's Paypal option as a payment method for European customers too...

Utilities / Re: Battery charge
« on: June 07, 2017, 12:16:00 pm »
The question is why?

If possible, try software which controls the fan to manage or understand the problem:

A cleaned fan may be capable of keeping it cool, but perhaps it has to spin up earlier because the fan is not working perfectly anymore. The goal of such an app is to minimize fan activities, but you can also use it to analyze temperatures and customize/maximize fan activities. For example, the screenshot (Windows & older ThinkPads?) above shows temperatures, RPM of the fan and customizable (temperature ranges, fan speed) settings instead of just the default settings. If this learns you that a cleaned fan is too bad to work properly, then a repaired fan will work for OS/2 too (I've never used OS/2's controlyourfans due to its hardware requirements).

Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS keeps rebooting
« on: June 06, 2017, 07:48:16 am »
As I said, running CHKDSK with /F did not repair the situation.


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