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General Software Testing
« on: September 26, 2023, 09:41:41 pm »
Hello.

Does anybody has an idea what is this Ruki (Ruki.sys) driver for?
It says its developed by Alex Romanov. It is for OS/2 and it shows it loads on boots, it loads ruki$, but no idea what is for.
Or it is just somekind of demo/sample?

(Please don't try it on a production/critical machine, I don't know what it is)

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2023, 10:25:15 pm »
Demo, sample or a skeleton to be built on. It is small and running strings on it produces little,
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H:\tmp>strings Ruki.sys
ruki
 ruki$
.sys 0.01 Device Driver
Copyright (C) 1998 Alex Romanov (2:50340/759)
All R
4s Reserved.

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2023, 06:24:57 pm »
Thanks Dave !!
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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2023, 02:03:14 pm »
Hello

I'm trying to find out if this software runs for you, I get a Japanese error:
- WRUMIN (DBCS-Ruminator) 1.0
- From A.Y.DAYO 
- https://www.vector.co.jp/vpack/browse/person/an023499.html
It's Japanese, it translate as:
- DBCS input assistance utility
- Supports DBCS input in overseas-made applications that cannot input DBCS (full-width characters)

I guess I will put it on "/pub/os2/util/international".

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2023, 01:55:19 pm »
Hello

I don't know what this DOS software is about:
- http://cd.textfiles.com/swextrav4/swextrav4-4/os2utilf/tame21.zip
I found this little description on the internet "Tiny TSR fm Pete Fitzsimmons to Tame OS/2 2.1 by Converting". But I still don't get what it does.

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2023, 04:31:34 pm »
Looks like it gives up time slices in a DOS session

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2023, 03:17:06 pm »
I'm trying to find out if this software runs for you, I get a Japanese error:
- WRUMIN (DBCS-Ruminator) 1.0
- From A.Y.DAYO 
- https://www.vector.co.jp/vpack/browse/person/an023499.html
It's Japanese, it translate as:
- DBCS input assistance utility
- Supports DBCS input in overseas-made applications that cannot input DBCS (full-width characters)

Looks like it requires PMNLSSSC.DLL, which is only included in DBCS versions of OS/2.

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2023, 09:47:50 am »
Ruki.sys - fun empty driver.
if somebody tells to other user that "your hands grow from ass",
then he recommends install correct driver, "good hands", "in the right hands"

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2023, 03:24:48 pm »
Thanks for the feedback.
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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2023, 06:53:08 pm »
Hello.

I guess this are some command line inf viewers?
- ftp://bbs.bajer.cz/pub/files/osysdoc.fe/VIEW-OS2.ZIP
- ftp://bbs.bajer.cz/pub/files/osysdoc.fe/VIEW-DOS.ZIP

The OS/2 version gives me a:
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[C:\HOME\MARTIN\DESKTOP\VIEW-OS2]view-os2
SYS1808:
The process has stopped.  The software diagnostic
code (exception code) is  0005.

Any idea if it runs?  ...and yes, it is the first time a try to read a INF file from VIO.

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2023, 09:11:32 pm »
The DOS one does work, get the same error with the OS/2 one. Looking, the only copyright I can find is,
Portions Copyright T(c) 1983,92 Borland
1993 by Matthias Withopf / c't

Searching for Matthias Withopf gives http://withopf.com/ with various freeware published in c't. Perhaps a German user can expand on the c't, which seems to have been a magazine. Unluckily the archives don't seem to go back that far.

IBM has released VIO versions of view too and IIRC a DOS one was included with IBM PC-DOS 7

edit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C't
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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2023, 02:35:10 am »
Thanks Dave, I'm writting Matthias, maybe I can get some reply about a latest version or even if he can open the source code.

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2023, 09:13:11 am »
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... on the c't, which seems to have been a magazine.
c't is still a valuable computer magazine. Homepage - https://www.heise.de/ct.

I've trashed all these old copies long ago. I fear at this time there was no annual CD too as it was in the 200x years. But if there is really an urgent need for some old article, changes are good that you can still get/buy it. Have to look at my old CD collection first.

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2023, 10:35:00 am »
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... on the c't, which seems to have been a magazine.
c't is still a valuable computer magazine. Homepage - https://www.heise.de/ct.

I've trashed all these old copies long ago. I fear at this time there was no annual CD too as it was in the 200x years. But if there is really an urgent need for some old article, changes are good that you can still get/buy it. Have to look at my old CD collection first.

In the 90s  they already had annual CDs, and today you can still buy a complete archive (Blu-Ray, USB stick, DVD). So if you have also thrown out the CDs ...

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2023, 04:23:00 am »
The DOS one does work, get the same error with the OS/2 one. Looking, the only copyright I can find is,
Portions Copyright T(c) 1983,92 Borland
1993 by Matthias Withopf / c't

FYI: Matthias replied me:

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Unfortunately I don't know this programs. I'm not the author.
Apparently the OS/2 version uses a library I developed 30 (!) years ago.
It's part of the effort to use Borland Pascal 7 to create 16-bit OS/2 programs.

Regards,
Matthias Withopf

I guess we are stuck here.

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