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Applications / Re: Installing programs
« on: September 13, 2022, 03:49:42 pm »
If you don't have warpin, it can be found here.  For years Warpin has been the mainstay installer for OS/2 until YUM.

Hi all, when trying to run the good old American Heritage Dictionary (published by DUX) on ArcaOS 5.0.7, I get a SYS3175 with PMMERGE.DLL, the app does not start. Googling for that error gives many results with people mentioning similar problems. There are also patched versions of PMMERGE.DLL but all much older than the current ArcaOS version, that may or may not have integrated this patched version. IIRC this problem happened with eCS too but not with the original Warp 4.

Was there a known solution / workaround to be able to start such programs on current versions of the OS?

From my perspective this way of fixing stuff is the same as throwing mutt at the wall and see if it sticks.
I think everybody is putting Glenn on the wrong foot to make him replace pmmerge.dll. It might fix the crash the but nobody even knows why the crash occurs in the first place. So if you backlevel the last version of pmmerge.dll with an older one. The program might start to work, but then what is broken ?
I mean its all well intended but what is causing the crash in the first place ? PMMERGE.DLL is pretty important system dll and not something that should just be swapped out like spare tire from the trunk of your car.

Glenn can you put back the original version of pmmerge.dll and run the program ? Post the popuplog.os2 entry and then I might be able to tell why it crashes. Maybe a font that is installed ? I have no clue but then we MIGHT be able to trace why it crashes.


I noticed the pmmerge.dll in ArcaOS is still at buildlvl

[D:\]bldlevel d:\os2\dll\pmmerge.dll
Build Level Display Facility Version 6.12.675 Sep 25 2001
(C) Copyright IBM Corporation 1993-2001
Signature:       @#IBM:14.106#@ OS/2 PM Merged Library
Vendor:          IBM
Revision:        14.106
File Version:    14.106
Description:     OS/2 PM Merged Library

It appears to be at the same build level since this patch came out.

Patches for PMMERGE 14.106

This could be a wrong assumption, but if pmmerge had been patched or updated by the ArcoOS team, would not the build level number increase?  Not being a programmer, this may be a wrong assumption.

I  run OS/4 kernel on one partition and the ArcaOS kernel on another.  Neither partition is able to run the American American Heritage Dictionary.

I did download a PDF of the dictionary and Lucide views it without any problems.


Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: May 04, 2022, 10:51:11 pm »
Made a couple of blue pened and closed folders for dooble,  Also Made a 80x80 PNG program icon for those that are using PNG's instead of the OS2 icon.

Applications / Re: FeatherNotes and FeatherPad for OS/2 0.10.1
« on: March 22, 2022, 07:18:45 pm »

Hi Jochen

I tried installing the FeatherNotes RPM package and I get the message below.

I installed the zip package and created a program icon.  When I execute it nothing happens.
The ZIP package is not a RPM package. It's just a zipped version of the unixroot layout. It's included for people not using RPM.
If you use RPM, you should download the rpm package and install it via RPM or the Arcanoae GUI.

I downloaded both packages.

Trying to install with YUM gave the earlier error message.

I unzipped the zip package and installed the USR directory over the USR directory in my root directory.
When the program object is picked, the program fails giving the following error message in the popuplog.os2:

03-20-2022  20:56:57  SYS2070  PID 007a  TID 0001  Slot 00a8

I used PMDLL to check all the dependencies and they are all there with nothing missing.

Off Topic discussions / Re: Russia attacked Ukraine
« on: March 21, 2022, 04:05:18 am »
Shoebat has some interesting info.

Look on the right side to the articles under Highlighted Articles.

Applications / Re: FeatherNotes and FeatherPad for OS/2 0.10.1
« on: March 21, 2022, 03:16:58 am »
I have updated FeatherNotes to version 0.10.1. You can find the packages here:

Hi Jochen

I tried installing the FeatherNotes RPM package and I get the message below.

I installed the zip package and created a program icon.  When I execute it nothing happens.

As for Featherpad, when I close the program, it appears to close. However, the icon still shows active although the program is closed.  The taskbar does not show it.  When I go into TOP, it shows still active and I have to kill it.

This is with ArcoOS 5.07 with all the latest updates.

Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: March 21, 2022, 12:13:48 am »
A couple of new game icons.

Also made a FeatherNote icon.

Applications / Re: AVxCAT (v2 into test)
« on: March 10, 2022, 07:04:19 pm »
Hi Remy

I must apologize.  I found what I did wrong.  I failed to copy the files over the previous install which had used Warpin.  Once I did that, everything appears to work great.   There were more files I required that were not included with the previous install. Thanks for all you hard work..


Applications / Re: AVxCAT (v2 into test)
« on: March 09, 2022, 04:16:03 pm »
I downloaded file without a problem.

I execute the .exe  and the first pic shows what happens.  This has happen with earlier versions.  I just stopped it and ran the .exe again and it would work.  Not this time..

I get the second message and then nothing happens.

Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: March 09, 2022, 01:57:58 am »
I slightly modified a few open office icon PNGs created by Samer Mansour .

The quick start and open document pngs come from the


found in ArcaOS

What I thought as the master is actually the database icon.  I uploaded the master icon.

I also created a clipgrap icon PNG.

Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: February 24, 2022, 04:49:28 pm »
This is a new ArcaOs folder theme.  I deleted the previous one and uploaded this one.

Cleaned up some of the icons
Added a bunch of new icons
Corrected some of the typos

Applications / Re: xWorplace - xCenter issue(s)
« on: February 01, 2022, 01:43:22 am »
Look in the XWorkplace folder.

Click on the Xworkplace Setup icon.

Select the Features tab.

Click on the Startup /Shutdown features.

Make sure the Enable Extended Shutdown is checked.

Applications / Re: FAT Diskette with truncated long file name file
« on: October 31, 2021, 12:16:29 am »
If you use FM/2, in the directory container chose details view from the menu selection on the top right half of the directory container.  Then go into Details Setup and select Longnames..  See attachment.  I believe the long name is stored as an ea on the fat drive.

Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: October 09, 2021, 06:08:50 am »
Still doodling around with backgrounds.

Applications / Re: Apache OpenOffice no longer starts
« on: September 29, 2021, 05:07:44 pm »
Check to make sure you have all the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install libc libgcc1 libgcc-fwd openssl curl libjpeg libxslt libicu zlib libxml2 mmap pthread urpo libstdc++6 libstdc++ uclip

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