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Applications / Re: Two Programs with the Same File Association
« on: September 10, 2016, 05:34:21 pm »
I don't recall the specifics as assoedit is just easier but you can right click, properties, Menu and you can add/remove/set default in there.

Programming / Re: Compiling PM app on 2016.
« on: July 15, 2016, 04:29:19 pm »
Are you trying to compile through the OS/2 port of GCC?....

Yes Rick.

My goal is try to use as much as open source compilers and tools to test the samples of the "OS/2 PM Programming"  book from Charles Petzold.

I will be trying GNU MAKE that is on  "kbuild-make" RPM and the LINK program that is also on the GNU tools ported to OS/2.  If I get stuck I may use something from the OS2Toolkit, but let see if I can pull this samples with open source first.


You would probably be better off using wmake from open watcom, and consequently just using OW entirely, than make as wmake has a switch to make it nmake compatible.  wmake will work with gcc if you desire but OW is open source so would fit you desires in that regard.

Article Discussions / Re: App Store Ranting
« on: July 13, 2016, 03:50:59 am »
About ANPM, I was hoping that the tool can evolve to be more like an "App Store" that masks the RPM complexity on the back, instead of being just a GUI for RPM/YUM.  Something similar to the "Ubuntu Software Center" for example (see attached picture), it does not has to be exactly the same, but to be more visually appealing to install applications.

Martin, I am curious?  What do you like about the USC?  One of the first things I do on Ubuntu is install the older installer (can't think of its name) because I really dislike trying to use USC. 

Internet / Re: SeaMonkey 2.35a2
« on: May 11, 2016, 12:28:41 am »
It does not launch here... pmdll shows me that I am missing icuuc.dll.  I have libicu installed but it installed icuuc42.dll.

4) Tried pmdll, but didn't show anything missing ??? (maybe using it wrong).

I ran the pmdll on xul.dll, didn't show anything on seamonkey.exe here either.

Internet / Re: SeaMonkey 2.35a2
« on: May 10, 2016, 11:12:48 pm »
It does not launch here... pmdll shows me that I am missing icuuc.dll.  I have libicu installed but it installed icuuc42.dll.

Programming / Re: Test build of GCC v6.1.0 for OS/2
« on: May 04, 2016, 10:56:46 pm »
Thanks Paul... were you successful in getting Go to work?

Applications / Re: Fonts in Lotus Word Pro
« on: March 04, 2016, 12:26:18 am »
I can't see why the printer driver would affect on-screen rendering. Or is there specifically a problem with printouts as well?  You mention this happens only with PSPRINT as compared to LASERJET. Did you try with PSCRIPT?
Because Lotus was WYSIWIG, if you changed the print driver it would potentially change the printout which meant that the screen changed to match what it would print so everything hinged around the driver in use and called into it for deciding how to render.

Internet / Re: Experimental SeaMonkey build
« on: January 22, 2016, 08:17:51 pm »
Seems to work fine here though I only have a couple of channels open. Are you getting a trp file? Is it crashing in an xmms register? And of course, what CPU, there's on Hobbes to get all the CPU flags, handy for comparing which extensions are supported and at least one Phenom user had a sigill as Phenom supports SSE4a but not SSSE3 while my CPU is the opposite.
I don't know how to read the trp file but it does create one... it crashes in xul.dll on an invalid address is all I can tell for sure.  Here is the cpu information from cpuid and cpuinfo and a few lines from the trp files that seemed to stand out to me as maybe helpful.  I can send the whole thing if useful.

CPU Vendor String: "GenuineIntel"

CPU supports MMX instructions
CPU supports SSE instructions
CPU supports SSE2 instructions
CPU supports SSE3 instructions
CPU supports SSSE3 instructions
CPU supports SSSE4.1 instructions
vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
cpu family      : 6
model           : 23
stepping        : 6
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov
pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe pni dtes64 monitor ds_
cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm sse4_1 lm lahf_lm
cpu MHz         : 2500.105
model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T9400  @ 2.53GHz

 Filename: E:\BROWSERS\WARPZILLA\XUL.DLL 12/25/2015 14:34:00 35,707,368
 Address:  005B:14F31D63 (0001:009B1D63)
 Cause:    Attempted to read from 0000001C
           (not a valid address)


 Failing Instruction

 14F31D54  SUB  ESP, 0x4c              (83ec 4c)
 14F31D57  MOV  EBX, [ESP+0x68]        (8b5c24 68)
 14F31D5B  MOV  EDI, [ESP+0x60]        (8b7c24 60)
 14F31D5F  MOV  ESI, [ESP+0x6c]        (8b7424 6c)
 14F31D63 >TEST BYTE [EBX+0x1c], 0x40  (f643 1c 40)
 14F31D67  JNZ  0x14f31d79             (75 10)
 14F31D69  MOV  DWORD [ESP+0x4], 0x0   (c74424 04 00000000)
 14F31D71  MOV  [ESP], EBX             (891c24)

 Call Stack

   EBP     Address    Module     Obj:Offset    Nearest Public Symbol
 --------  ---------  --------  -------------  -----------------------
 Trap  ->  14F31D63   XUL       0001:009B1D63  between gfxFontGroup::TryAllFamilyMembers + 13 and gfxFontGroup::WhichSystemFontSupportsChar - 19D  (both in gfxFont.cpp)

 Lost Stack chain - invalid EBP FFFF7F00

Internet / Re: Experimental SeaMonkey build
« on: January 21, 2016, 09:16:13 pm »
Anyone using Chatzilla?  It crashes here shortly after start.  I have not tried a new profile yet.
Actually, just gave a new profile a shot and it crashes even faster... previously it would start to load the servers in the list, with new profile it crashes immediately on launch of IRC.

Applications / Re: XWorkplace Monster Revival ?
« on: November 27, 2015, 08:32:21 pm »
I can say that WPS Wizard is unstable, but it offers a good concept on how to improve the GUI and include a toolbar on the GUI windows. It is available for anybody to grab the source code at the Netlabs SVN and fix it.
I had pulled the code and tried to build it, it looks like there is a dependency on the cwmm source code that is not available:
#The base dir for additional functions for the MM helper programs
export COMMONSRC   =   H:/cwmm/common_functions
It looks for that code very early in the build process.

Applications / Re: LVM.DLL and IVM.DLL
« on: November 21, 2015, 12:31:29 am »
IVM fixes some issues that were found in LVM (I don't know what all).  I think it was even mentioned at the last Warpstock what it was but I don't recall what.  I am fairly certain that ivm.dll is just lvm.dll renamed via dllrname or the like and lvm.dll fixes whatever issue it was needed for and then just forwards everything to ivm.

Utilities / Re: Accelerometer / Screen Orientation / Screen Resolution
« on: November 09, 2015, 05:39:12 pm »
Are you certain?  From what I recall from looking into it years ago was that a driver for the OS was required to park the drives.
I'm pretty sure that my R52 does it via BIOS or harddisk firmware. Otherwise the whole crash protection would be useless for any OS. The predominate OS on Notebooks these days is by far no real time OS and no driver can guarantee the required reaction time. Especially when the OS is booting or shut down. And at that times these feature is most important from a users POV.

At the times of R52 Thinkpads where even sold without Win installed. Although a DOS driver if available would work more reliable than a Win one it does not cover the times when the OS is not running. So yes, from a technical POV I can not imagine that for crash protection a driver is needed. Although I've to admit I did not dig in further. Do you have some special insight to this feature for Thinkpads or for other brands?
I had thought it was firmware or BIOS but from what I recall (it was many years ago now, so it is hazy at best) it seemed that a driver was required for the OS.  It is possible, that the firmware or BIOS is controlling it until ACPI kicks in or something but I don't remember now any specifics.  It is possible I misread what I was looking at back then but I don't remember enough to say anything more. 

Utilities / Re: Accelerometer / Screen Orientation / Screen Resolution
« on: November 05, 2015, 05:55:41 pm »
I think you're mixing two different 'systems' here in this thread.

1) The hard disk protection built f.e. into Thinkpads since many years uses accelerometer devices to detect the strength of acceleration. Not sure if the accelerometer is built into the hard disk or on the motherboard or anywhere else in the Notebook. Either hard disk firmware or BIOS immediately puts the heads onto parking position when strong accelerations are detected.

If BIOS or hard disk stores such events and where that information is saved for reading by the user (OS via driver) is unknown to me. But obviously some models do as you pictures show.
Are you certain?  From what I recall from looking into it years ago was that a driver for the OS was required to park the drives.

Utilities / Re: Accelerometer / Screen Orientation / Screen Resolution
« on: November 05, 2015, 01:18:54 am »
I miswrote the executable names... should have been ps2.exe and ps2main.exe rather than the tp.  Anyhow, I do not recall anything for stopping the HDD but I can't actually double check as the basedev isn't loaded.

Utilities / Re: Accelerometer / Screen Orientation / Screen Resolution
« on: October 28, 2015, 10:45:36 pm »
Basically it is a basedev driver and an executable... from my config.sys:
and from the program directory:
tp.exe (dos) and tpmain.exe (os2)
It worked with the T42 but has not worked for me with the newer systems but I don't recall what exactly.
You should be able to just add the basedev statement and run the executable without running the install.

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