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Applications / Re: SDL on the Netlabs RPM Repository
« on: January 12, 2018, 05:10:26 pm »
All that really needs to be done is to change (or add to) the new packages "replaces" line so that it points to the lower case.  I haven't looked at the spec file, but either it does not show that it replaces anything or it shows it replaces SDL vs. sdl.

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Storage / Re: Extended Attributes - OS/2 only thing?
« on: January 08, 2018, 02:34:38 pm »
There are Linux filesystems that support 64KBs of EAs or more, the obvious example being JFS, which is what I usually use on Linux (except /boot where I stick with ext3 as grub has had problems reading JFS) as it is considered one of the best all around file systems. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JFS_%28file_system%29#JFS_in_Linux
EAs do have to be enabled in the kernel and mounted correctly to support them.
On Win NT, EAs have always been supported by some file systems, first HPFS and then NTFS, which has one stream purposely to support EAs (uses codepages rather then unicode IIRC). I'd assume the support is still there in the latest versions but don't really know.

I don't know that EA support is still in Windows but there is a good chance as Windows used EAs in one way that was the same as OS/2, in the printer subsystem and there is a reasonable chance they have not changed that.

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Programming / Re: Compiling an OS/2 Driver
« on: December 30, 2017, 04:19:57 am »
You put my HLT driver up on github... I had never written a driver so I used the HelloWorld driver to build it.
http://www.edm2.com/index.php/OS/2_Device_Drivers_for_Dummies_-_The_Beginning

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Internet / Re: Experimental build of SeaMonkey
« on: December 22, 2017, 05:14:00 am »
I have only tried one video that I had had issues with and it worked.  However, the menu bar is changed.  The menu items appear to be highlighted (for want of a better term) such that I just see grey boxes unless I run the mouse over them and then I can see the words.

That's strange. Do you have layout.frame_rate set to something besides zero? I see something similar in the profile manager where the person icon doesn't display until I mouse over them but once my profile loads, things are fine.
I did revert menu.css to the version from 38ESR to try to fix the menu check icon, see https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/issues/252
I use layout_frame_rate set to 59 or 60 (have used both with the same results with the menu bar).  The menu items are only visible while the mouse hovers over the specific item and then it goes grey again after removing the mouse (unless the menu bar is dropped down and then it stays while the menu is open).
When I get a chance, I'll look at the menu.css and see if something stands out.
Somehow, I had gotten switched to Metal Lion SeaMonkey theme... I don't remember doing it but must have been playing with it at some point, Seamonkey Default Theme works fine.

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Internet / Re: Experimental build of SeaMonkey
« on: December 21, 2017, 02:32:48 pm »
I have only tried one video that I had had issues with and it worked.  However, the menu bar is changed.  The menu items appear to be highlighted (for want of a better term) such that I just see grey boxes unless I run the mouse over them and then I can see the words.

That's strange. Do you have layout.frame_rate set to something besides zero? I see something similar in the profile manager where the person icon doesn't display until I mouse over them but once my profile loads, things are fine.
I did revert menu.css to the version from 38ESR to try to fix the menu check icon, see https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/issues/252
I use layout_frame_rate set to 59 or 60 (have used both with the same results with the menu bar).  The menu items are only visible while the mouse hovers over the specific item and then it goes grey again after removing the mouse (unless the menu bar is dropped down and then it stays while the menu is open).
When I get a chance, I'll look at the menu.css and see if something stands out.

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Internet / Re: Experimental build of SeaMonkey
« on: December 20, 2017, 03:04:43 pm »
I have only tried one video that I had had issues with and it worked.  However, the menu bar is changed.  The menu items appear to be highlighted (for want of a better term) such that I just see grey boxes unless I run the mouse over them and then I can see the words.


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Web applications / Re: Oddities with Youtube.
« on: November 17, 2017, 12:59:16 am »

The CPU load of a slower Pentium 4 desktop often is less than 1% while browsing about:blank. Unfortunately the bad news is that the next game is guessing a frame rate. Any of 6000, 8000, 10240, 12000 and 14000 results in a hanging session (the C-A-D escape always works), a system which isn't responsive, no cursor, or the extremely slow cursor while typing. As if the CPU load is 100%+, while the system displays a CPU load of 0.4%.


I have found the best frame rate to be 59 or 60.

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Setup & Installation / Re: Samba server on AOS
« on: November 05, 2017, 07:32:14 pm »
Samba Server is in a working state, just not a configured state.  Before launching the Samba server, one has to run the "Simple Samba Configuration Center" in the Samba server folder (it is set to launch sscc /install which after running it will become sscc /config.
When the popup for Installation mode comes up, put a checkmark in
Erase current "smb.conf" and create a new one.
and then in
Erase current "Backend" and create a new one.
You can leave check "Install libraries using YUM" (though it should not be necessary).
Click Continue and you will be prompted to set the "root" account password.
Click Create Samba default default configuration.

Click OK on the following popups and then close.
Samba Users and Groups can be used to create the desired users.
Now you can launch Start Samba Server (smb.cmd start).

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Applications / Re: Gimp on OS/2
« on: November 05, 2017, 07:14:03 pm »
I had had hopes that everblue would come to fruition:
http://trac.netlabs.org/everblue

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Internet / Re: Firefox 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA
« on: November 03, 2017, 12:16:26 am »
From the Arca Noae website:
Where’s the new Firefox?

We’ve received a few inquiries regarding the availability of Firefox 45.9 ESR. Please note that we have not yet released Firefox 45 due to some final performance and stability issues which we are working hard to address.

Please be patient, and we hope to have a release for general availability in the very near future.

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General Discussion / Re: OS/2 history
« on: October 25, 2017, 03:10:13 am »
I had someone tell me something today about OS/2 that I've never heard before.

He says he worked at IBM during the OS/2 years, and that Microsoft never actually stopped working on OS/2, but rather there was code in OS/2 that was licensed from Microsoft and IBM continued to pay Microsoft to develop it until IBM decided to pull the plug much later.  He says Microsoft didn't leave OS/2.

He paints it as a picture like Microsoft worked on Windows NT and OS/2 and wasn't any part of the cause of OS/2 being less than stellar in its market share gains.  He also states Microsoft is the reason they couldn't release the source code, because of the parts licensed from Microsoft.

Does anybody have knowledge of this?

Thank you,
Rick C. Hodgin

I worked for IBM (not related to OS/2 development) for several years.  I do not know one way or the other about MS working on what code other than that I understand they own hpfs386 and some book forewards that I have read said the IBM built 2.0 on their own.  However, I did at one time know the General Manager that owned OS/2 and he had said the MS told IBM that they did not care if IBM open sourced OS/2 but IBM was unwilling because it would cost them $500K on top of lawyer costs. 

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Internet / Re: Firefox 45.9.0 & Youtube
« on: October 14, 2017, 02:53:02 am »
I've been seeing this issue with Seamonkey.
The original video in the ticket says I can't play it due to geography. 
The one Darius put in:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAigQuoCfD0&feature=youtu.be
does show the problem in seamonkey but oddly works in Firefox 45.9.0.
I just checked some others that I had seen were/are not working in Seamonkey and worked in Firefox too.  I just checked and in both cases it is the VP9/opus.

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Programming / Re: Happy WarpINning!
« on: October 06, 2017, 05:18:05 pm »
WarpIN is very popular installer for warp-like OS-ses.

Many software developers distribute their products in WarpIN format. But many developers do not use all the features of the installer, as well as being make a errors in the descriptions of the packages. As an example I will give diff of wis script of the lSwitcher(v2.8.1) archive: See diff

Hardcoded paths(to \ECS\... of course), errors in "<PCK>"'s, don't use "<GROUP>" for localisations and what annoying me biggest ... XWorkplace X(e)Center plugin does not distribute as separate package. They offer to put it the hands  :-\ , as in the good old days, when the software was distributed in ZIP format.

No, it is not our method! ;) So, on court of the community proposed a project "WarpIN-Scripts-and-tools".
In this, active development package:

In plans:
  • WPI distribution of QS LDR(with backup feature of original IBM OS2LDR), and script for repack developer's zip distrib.
  • WPI distribution of OS/4 "Phoenix" kernels(with the function of automatic addition of the installed kernel to the boot menu and the ability to simultaneously install different versions of the kernels, and script for repack developer's zip of course).
  • Continue adding to the database corrected WIS scripts of popular products. If you have such products, you can send me their scripts by e-mail (oxyd76 (at) gmail (dot) com) (and a direct link to download wpi of course!) with Subject: WarpIN Or join me on the GitHub! WarpIN it's easy! ;-)

Disqus?

The diff is incomplete as it stands, it checks for eCS but not ArcaOS but a ticket in the lswitcher trac:
http://trac.netlabs.org/lswitcher/report/1
would go a long way towards getting the project updated.
Your project to help build WPIs is admirable.  The dates in github show 11 months old.  lswitcher 2.9 will probably be released in the not too distant future, but not sure if there will be time to incorporate changes before the release or not for the wpi at this point.

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Programming / Re: Happy WarpINning!
« on: October 06, 2017, 05:06:55 pm »
While all versions of OS/2 in use can use WarpIn, not all of them can use the YUM/Repository feature that is so far exclusive to ArcaOS, which itself will still support WarpIn just fine.

A point of clarification... Yum repository feature is far from exclusive to ArcaOS.  Arca Noae does have subscription only repositories but Netlabs hosts the original repositories which contains most of the applications that are distributed via rpm/yum for OS/2 and the Arca Noae channels being much narrower in scope.  Arca Noae also has open repositories as well which are available without subscription.
There are advantages and disadvantages to both Warpin and rpm/yum.  Though, rpm/yum does offer a way to take on the advantages of Warpin because it is possible to wrap a wpi into an rpm so that the warpin package is installed by yum/rpm.   As you state, Warpin does work in ArcaOS, in fact Arca Noae is working on adding Warpin support into ANPM (the GUI for yum) with the intent to eventually have the ability to pull a wpi from a repository.

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Applications / Re: Visual BASIC for OS/2
« on: October 04, 2017, 06:11:35 am »
Hi Robert

I just downloaded VAB from the url you supplied.

I have only installed the client and can state that it runs on ArcaOS so would expect it to run on ecS2.1 - will try to install to eCS2.1 later to test.


Regards

Pete

It most likely "upgraded" your SOM for you.  I discovered this when my Lucide starting crashing when trying to open PDFs. 
I do not recall what all it replaced but here are the files and dates of the original files:
9-06-00  12:43          76,878      0   ___A_  rexxsom.dll
6-30-99  16:33          92,009      0   ___A_  SOM.DLL
6-30-99  19:17         438,894     75   ___A_  SOMD.DLL
6-30-99  19:17          60,020     76   ___A_  SOMEM.DLL
6-30-99  16:34          87,628      0   ___A_  SOMIR.DLL
6-30-99  16:34          23,106      0   ___A_  SOMS.DLL
6-30-99  16:34          32,878      0   ___A_  SOMSEC.DLL
6-30-99  19:17          39,027     76   ___A_  SOMST.DLL
6-30-99  19:17          33,477     78   ___A_  SOMST32.DLL
6-30-99  16:34          30,484      0   ___A_  SOMTC.DLL
6-30-99  16:34          81,044      0   ___A_  SOMU.DLL
6-30-99  16:34          81,700      0   ___A_  SOMUC.DLL

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