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Mail-News / Re: PMMail spelling dictionaries
« on: January 16, 2017, 05:35:19 pm »
I use PMMail 2-20-2382 and am wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to add a different dictionary, for example UK English and/or French and run them beside each other?

FWIW: according to the help of this version of PMMail/2 (installed, but not in use), you can use an external editor. Like EPM, with its collection of (sometimes slightly outdated) dictionaries, including but not limited to e.g. French and UK English:

    Catala.dct
    Danskb.dct
    Deutsch.dct
    Espana.dct
    Francais.dct
    Italiano.dct
    Nederlnd.dct
    Nedplus.dct
    Norbok.dct
    Nornyn.dct
    Portugal.dct
    Suomi.dct
    Svensk.dct
    Uk.dct
    US.DCT

Or download internet word lists, because it seems to be a sorted text file. Or follow Doug's instructions this time, and upgrade.

BTW, is OSLEXAM.DLL documented? If so, then perhaps it could be used to create several dictionary files for apps (like PMMail/2 v2) with a known, clear own dictionary file format.

Code: [Select]
Library:                  OSLEXAM
Description:              OS/2 - Poe 1.1 - NLP service
Data:                     NONSHARED
Initialization:           Per-Process

no. type address  file  mem   flags
  1 CODE 00000200 0fc12 0fc12
  2 CODE 00010000 08270 08270
  3 DATA 00018400 000c6 00100
  4 DATA 00000000 00000 00850
  5 DATA 00000000 00000 050b0
  6 DATA 00018600 01bdd 01be0

Exports:
ord seg offset name
   1    1  0000  LEXIS          exported, shared data

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Mail-News / Re: PMMail spelling dictionaries
« on: January 16, 2017, 05:32:59 pm »
I use PMMail 2-20-2382 and am wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to add a different dictionary, for example UK English and/or French and run them beside each other?

FWIW: according to the help of this version of PMMail/2 (installed, but not in use), you can use an external editor. Like EPM, with its collection of (sometimes slightly outdated) dictionaries, including but not limited to e.g. French and UK English:

    Catala.dct
    Danskb.dct
    Deutsch.dct
    Espana.dct
    Francais.dct
    Italiano.dct
    Nederlnd.dct
    Nedplus.dct
    Norbok.dct
    Nornyn.dct
    Portugal.dct
    Suomi.dct
    Svensk.dct
    Uk.dct
    US.DCT

Or download internet word lists, because it seems to be a sorted text file. Or follow Doug's instructions this time, and upgrade.

BTW, is OSLEXAM.DLL documented? If so, then perhaps it could be used to create several dictionary files for apps with a known, clear own ditionary file format.

Code: [Select]
Library:                  OSLEXAM
Description:              OS/2 - Poe 1.1 - NLP service
Data:                     NONSHARED
Initialization:           Per-Process

no. type address  file  mem   flags
  1 CODE 00000200 0fc12 0fc12
  2 CODE 00010000 08270 08270
  3 DATA 00018400 000c6 00100
  4 DATA 00000000 00000 00850
  5 DATA 00000000 00000 050b0
  6 DATA 00018600 01bdd 01be0

Exports:
ord seg offset name
   1    1  0000  LEXIS          exported, shared data

183
Web applications / Re: FF 38.x - problems invoking from within PMMail
« on: January 16, 2017, 03:02:38 pm »
Firefox always accepted that before, but no longer removes the extra ones, which would seem to be correct operation (it should NOT be changing the URL.

Somehow I'm pretty sure that Firefox will change the URL www.xn--andr-epa.eu, and I'm pretty sure that Firefox actually should change the URL www.andré.eu...

2) use a small script to correct the URL before passing it on to Firefox.

A patch to use ^\ instead of // is not tested by me, for one because I don't have a PMMail/2 profile which would eventually call the CMD file or EXE. But also because of the described alternatives. Any of Doug's suggestions is reasonable, and far easier than dirty hacks to repair outdated software.

the requirements for a PMMail license is a little different than it was before VOICE moved across the water.

This very thread clearly shows that too many irrelevant initial changes (like a new owner, and a new requirement, and not enough respect for existing paying "customers") is an excellent way to recude the number of active users significantly. I'm not the only one. Banking (or funding) explains an irrelevant problem, but it doesn't justify anything.

Next time one change at a time is a better idea, unless a change is relevant for a paying customer.

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We are also now going to try and see of putting all of the unix dlls into one directory on that drive, and listing it in the LIBPATH will work (if it does it will simplify testing).

Thread-drift: if you record which apps requires which DLL, then you should be finer than fine. I guess the list of exceptions (not a CPU's) to be tested isn't that long. Some apps require a specific version of a DLL, and most of those apps are older than current DLL versions.

Sometimes it does help to avoid installers. A recent example is the WarpIN version of the browser Links. It's bad and it's evil, unless you really want to meet the devil of e.g. JPEG.DLLs. Nevertheless the install script of Links can be used to create an own INSTALL.CMD, with Dave's earlier LIBPATHSTRICT and BEGINLIBPATH added to the object's settings. In my case it's an added bonus that I don't have to backup both the whole install package and the installed files anymore.

Let's return to Java...

185
Setup & Installation / Re: Downward sliding icons
« on: January 16, 2017, 04:40:25 am »
Doug's placebo has to deal with a paradox, if we kindly accept that all other evidence is being ignored.

Not being able to execute any Rexx script anymore can be a good reason to shutdown the WPS (REXX.DLL entry in POPUPLOG.OS2). So it's not possible that a Rexx script always solves the problem during a shutdown, and that the problem never will return.

So you may as well execute the internal OS command REM instead of Baldrick's Rexx script. REM will work more frequently, because REM doesn't reqiure a working Rexx environment.

Get it right once (use whatever script, why not, it doesn't break anything), hence my initial reply w.r.t. an old thread. It's a documented solution. If your stuff starts moving again, a rather rare event, then solve it again. Not using the script is not a religion, but typically there's no need at all to slow down a shutdown with an useless script.

Typically the script has no use, exceptions excluded. You may as well always execute a REM, after having solved it once, and conclude that REM stops it from happening again.

186
I'm not sure if INI or CONFIG files are created to store settings, where they would reside, but I have assumed they would be either in the directory for the program, or the location specified by JAVA_HOME

Something like that, yes. FWIW, I've just started Jetris (different OS version, different Java, different game) for the first time and it stores its data in the %HOME%\.jetris directory.

So you could try to delete relevant entries under %HOME% too, if such a directory was created by the games. Nevertheless it's more likely that there's a problem with a missing "program" file (Java, requirements) indeed.

HTH.

187
When I run the OS from one of the partitions, both games open and run successfully, no problem - running the OS from the other partition however, neither game opens at all, although it looks like Java has run, executing the command file, and watching the results.

I'm not using anything you've mentioned and I haven't seen any command file, but did you reboot between attempts? Did the first successful executions create or change some file (setup/INI/EA/high-score), which still refers to the previous partition? Does it work when you use the same drive letter and directory structures?

188
Setup & Installation / Re: Downward sliding icons
« on: January 16, 2017, 01:30:55 am »
I can confirm that this works reliable.
Quote

Oh, so can I. I can run it a gazzilion times, because it doesn't do anything, while the original problem doesn't re-occur. If "works" is defined as not noticing a problem anymore, then it works. If "works" is defined as being the solution to solve a real problem, then it doesn't. Here only using this has never solved the problem, and I have no evidence to believe in a myth of a returning problem. No returning problem, no reason to execute some script, unless you're looking for a placebo. A placebo works too.

189
Setup & Installation / Re: Downward sliding icons
« on: January 14, 2017, 07:44:22 pm »
This is not a new problem, but I thought it was over when I installed eCS 2.1. It was for some time and then it suddenly started again. Now after having installed eCS 2.2 one and a half years ago it starts again. I did not realize it at first because the downward sliding is smaller then before and I can't remember I have installed any special software that could be the reason for this. But anyway it is annoying.
Does anyone know any solution to the problem?

FTR: eCS 1.2, shutdown-button, select the other radio button (typically restart/reboot), OK-button, restart. After the restart you can select the usual, other radio button (typically shutdown) again. Apparently toggling the setting and a reboot, to save the setting, solves it. If it isn't solved, then you can use software too. There was a rumour that the problem could return, but so far I've never seen that.

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Web applications / Re: FF 38.x - problems invoking from within PMMail
« on: January 14, 2017, 03:44:58 pm »
"...Firefox can't find the file at /G://APPS//TCPIP//PMMAIL//PMMAIL//TEMP//TEMP.HTM..."

My hardly ever used copy of an old PMMail/2 is installed just because it's registered, and the registration isn't valid anymore for any newer version. Fair enough. But I'm not actually using PMMail/2.

I'm not sure about the first character (/G:), but you may be able to copy PMMAIL.EXE to a test file  PMMAILFF.EXE, and patch PMMAILFF.EXE's pair of slashes to ^\ (or ^/). The number of possibly relevant //s in my copy of PMMAIL.EXE is limited, and IIRC there's only one /// there. So you may be able to construct some working command. I have only verified such a concept with CMD.EXE interpreting the ^\ (DIR C:^\OS2), without PMMail/2 and FF, and I'm assuming that PMMail/2 is inserting the //.

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