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Applications / Re: DSSaver and XWP
« on: February 27, 2024, 01:23:55 pm »
You had the same problem, how did you fix it?

Hello. I haven't fixed yet, I can not upload code from git.exe in ArcaOS.
In Windows I had been using Github Desktop to upload code and Github forced my account to have two-factor authentication (2FA) with a phone app (Microsoft Authenticator).

But I'm still struggling with git.exe under OS/2 and the tokens.


Applications / Re: DSSaver and XWP
« on: February 26, 2024, 09:39:30 pm »
Try this - (copy paste this text to the address bar or you ftp client).

I added it to :

I will upload it to HobbesArchive tonight.


You released a pre-release as a release before the code was committed. I've now merged  25pre into the OS2World repository. Unluckily I can't see a way to remove a release.
I did it this way as my token doesn't allow me to push to OS2World, so fork, work, do a pull request and pull.
If you upload it to HobbesArchive, mention it is a pre-release, I'm hoping for more translations before actual release.

Hello Dave.

I changed it to Pre-Release.
But I'm confused with the github token stuff. Let me know if I can do something for you to have full access to keep working with it.
As far as I see your role is "admin" on that repo.


Applications / Re: DSSaver and XWP
« on: February 26, 2024, 08:26:38 pm »
Try this - (copy paste this text to the address bar or you ftp client).

I added it to :

I will upload it to HobbesArchive tonight.


Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: February 25, 2024, 08:03:18 pm »
1) /pub/os2/util/wpsenh (?) - For WPS (GUI) Enhancers
If "/pub/os2/util/wpsenh" gets confused with WPS Classes enhacements, what could be a good name for it?
- "/pub/os2/util/guienh" ? or just full "/pub/os2/util/GUIEnhancers", "/pub/os2/util/DeskEnhancers", or just "/pub/os2/util/desktop"?


Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: February 25, 2024, 07:01:04 pm »
Hi Lars.
"wpsenh" makes no sense as every WPS class enhances the WPS. That is the nature of every WPS class.

A Desktop Enhancer is not neccesary a WPS class enhancer. I think Styler does not mess at all with WPS classes. I wanted to make it more focused on "Desktop Enhancers".

For me "/pub/os2/util/wps" means more of software utilities related to WPS (and the GUI), that can replace/affect WPS classes or not. But it is open to discussion.


Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: February 25, 2024, 06:57:13 pm »
Hi Ivan

It appears that you are making it much too complicated to find anything with your reorganisation.  Use the 'keep it simple' idea, that way people can just look through the main division , see what is there and select what they want without needing a deep knowledge of OS/2.  Your system assumes that everyone has a deep knowledge of the inner workings of the OS (I have been using OS/2 since version 1.20 and I would be lost with your system.  Most people using it just want it to work, people just trying it out expect to be just able to select something to try without having to know the inner workings).

Just let me know your suggestions on how to "keep it simple". Just take your time.


Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: February 25, 2024, 01:45:58 am »

I'm thinking that /pub/os2/util/wps maybe has too many files. Even that I removed from it the wallpaper changer utilities. (/pub/os2/util/wallpaper)

I'm thinking that it may be slip into:
1) /pub/os2/util/wpsenh (?) - For WPS (GUI) Enhancers
2) /pub/os2/util/???? (?) -  All the "bars", like stuff for WarpCenter, launchpad and new desktop bars. Which is a good name for these ones?
3) /pub/os2/util/wps - For the utilities that register, deregister, classes... and anything else related to WPS.

What do you think, too drastic?
Or maybe just moving the "bars stuff" may be enough?


Hardware / Re: Netbios network speed pci-pcie adapter
« on: February 24, 2024, 10:35:34 pm »
Thanks for sharing Doug

I have a little question about this one that does not work on ArcaOS.
This PCI to PCIe adapter does NOT work:
It looks like that are two adapter sold as one. 1) USB to PCI-e and 2) PCI to USB. Was the PCI-e to USB recognized in ArcaOS as an USB port?
Maybe the one that does not work is the PCI to USB adapter.


Applications / Re: PMMail
« on: February 23, 2024, 11:07:52 pm »
Hi Christech.

The wiki says:

A PMMail/2 licence is free for those who have been a VOICE sponsor with one standard sponsorship unit at least two consecutive years. Others can obtain a PMMail/2 licence by donating two standard sponsorship units to VOICE.

Link to web shop for VOICE sponsorship unit


But it looks to me that you can not add to your cart the OS2VOICE sponsors units.


Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: February 23, 2024, 04:27:25 pm »

I have an issue with our Dooble and Joomla 4. The OS2World game site does not look right. It is like it showing the mobile version of the site.

I tried in the Windows version of dooble, and has the same issue. I reported it to the author and told me that the Windows version I'm using is too old, and it works fine in Qt6.

I want to get the latest Windows version of Dooble, but I can not find it on the git. (I already asked the author about that)

Do you think this is an issue of our Qt5 ? and qtWebEngine?


Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: February 20, 2024, 03:04:06 am »
Thanks Andreas.

Maybe I can summarize it as, "there most be a better way to warn the users or give suggestion about each software, but we still need to crack it down".

I will keep thinking about.
- Software comments feedback?
- Software Rating ?
- Use Recommendations?


Applications / Re: General Software Testing
« on: February 20, 2024, 02:13:33 am »

"WPS Left!" is also weird to reduce the size of the desktop showing the scrolls bars.

It has the source code, but I don't know if it is missing the DLL's source code.


Applications / Re: Update of ScummVM possible?
« on: February 19, 2024, 12:59:18 am »
On my ArcaOS 5.0 box I get a

'The system cannot find the file GLIB2124." error when trying to start from the CLI. I installed Fribidi and all of the other dependencies. Fribidi says it requires GLib 2.12.4 from 2006, is this correct? I tried installing GLib 2.12.4 and my system does not like it.

I don't have GLIB2124 on my VM and Scummvm is working.  Only glib20.dll.


Applications / Re: Themes
« on: February 17, 2024, 11:43:50 pm »

I have some a confusion between eSchemes, eSchemes Deluxe and Imagination from eCo Software.


Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: February 17, 2024, 12:35:14 pm »

- As far as I know Webdav is not planned.
- Registration is not working for the moment, but people can still upload files. (Nathan will check if some Anti-Spam or registration is required later)

EDIT: I notice on the main page mirror 'OS/2 Site Australia' is shown to be in the USA? I doubt it...
- I will give Nathan feedback about that. The site is called OS/2 Australia but it is hosted on Netherlands. I guess the mirror should be "Netherlands".

Maybe it's useful to add a comment function to each entry, maybe with some sections for stability, usability, limitations, better alternatives, special features, and others. or maybe some rating

amoung all the programs there are some gems and a lot of outdated, not working, problem causing, difficult to install or other "bad" programs.  I guess it would be helpful for everyone to get some clues ...
- Do you have more detail of you suggestion, any site that looks similar of what you want? has a comment area, but I'm not sure if you want something like that, or found a better example.
-Andreas, but if you have an example of "bad" programs, just post is here. If it dangerous, we can add more information or even remove it.

About the software upload:
What we discussed on this thread is that hobbes should have the latest version of every OS/2 software. No matter how old or new it is. To recognize old stuff I choose to standardize to the "latest update date" on the "short description" of the file, so people can easily see it is something from 1995 or 2024.

But there are exceptions to this rule:

1) Drivers: There are retro OS/2 users that require older drivers, because newer drivers will not work for their machines. There are cases when people prefer a working older driver because the newer remove/change support for their device.

2) Libraries and Runtimes: Sometimes software is locked to an specific version of a DLL runtime or library and it's good to keep those versions.

But there is still the necessity to have the older versions of all OS/2 software in a repository. I had encounter myself with users that don't want to use the latest by different reasons.  For the moment we have and for them. But I hope in the future to work in a "Software Archive" repository with the older versions of each software.


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