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Utilities / Re: PMVNC & Copy/Paste
« on: June 19, 2022, 05:09:53 am »
I use this instead. It has file transfer, chat and supports copy/paste.

Events / Re: User Meeting Cologne November, 5th 2022 confirmed
« on: June 17, 2022, 03:50:04 pm »
Warpstock is likely to meet the same weekend. I think it would be interesting to have a video link between the meetings for a get-together. Considering time zones, I think the first session for Warpstock and the last session for Cologne might work for this.

In person meetings are for people to have interactions, and I think this would make both meetings a little bit better.

Games / Re: DOS VDM - USB and Game port Gamepad support
« on: June 14, 2022, 02:26:46 am »
I haven't tried this in years, but it is a pretty nice game that ought to be cracked.

To play, use the menu Game->Players->1 and the game will start. Fire using right shift, and right control does shields or something.

Mail-News / Re: PMMail and filters - this one is not working...why?
« on: June 11, 2022, 10:08:45 pm »
A few versions ago, my complex PMMail filter ran out of space (1024 char maximum). This was fixed. I don't recall what the max length is now, but longer than 1024.

General Discussion / Re: eCS 2.2 purchase
« on: June 10, 2022, 03:27:20 pm »

1) Yeah. Once you have bought your new computer you can then check if it works with OS/2. Unless you find someone beforehand that has the very same computer and also uses OS/2. Great deal.

If you look at, I list some computers that work pretty well with ArcaOS. You don't have to buy them from me. I supply the information you would need to configure BIOS and install ArcaOS. I plan to continue this after ArcaOS 5.1 makes UEFI systems available. I expect Arca Noae to solve the video above 4 GB technical issue eventually.

Applications / New builds of Thunderbird and SeaMonkey
« on: June 09, 2022, 04:28:47 pm »
I see the posting of new builds for Mozilla apps. The prerequisite list looks shorter now. What compiler was used to make the new builds?

(Thanks Dave Yeo, for supporting us with these new builds.)

Hardware / Re: Lenovo Thinkcentre M73p
« on: June 06, 2022, 03:05:04 pm »
This is nearly identical to the M93p. I ran an M92p for many years and it's similar. I'm running an M920q (tiny) now. The tiny form factor M73p is quite different from the SFF and the Tower, which use the same motherboard.

If you use a DVD-RW, the tiny computers connect it via USB, so DVD Tools will not work. DVD Toys, with it's proprietary version of CDRTOOLS2, may work.

Otherwise, everything works with ArcaOS, or even with the last beta of eCS. Using the latest ACPI will make it run more efficiently with less heat.

Sound works better than most computers, but not as well as the SFF and Tower versions. There is still some hiss if you hook up good speakers.

In general the M73p lacks parts that come with the M93p. You can buy the parts cheaply from e-Bay shipped directly from China.

I only ran VGA, but the computer does work with DisplayPort. The video quality of DisplayPort is much better than VGA at high resolutions using Panorama. Some models may have HDMI, but I never tried it. (I need a newer monitor)

Applications / Re: RDP Server for OS/2?
« on: June 06, 2022, 03:02:42 am »
VNC server and VNC client by Andrey Vasilkin.

The server is compatible with UltraVNC on Windows and does file transfer.

Applications / Re: Password manager
« on: June 05, 2022, 03:30:45 pm »
I don't know of any Java Runtime for iOS.

On my company server, I run Jetty (a Java web application server). If I knew of one, I could run a server side password manager written in Java (limited to the OS/2 OpenJDK port)

I suppose that would not be very secure, either.
There are some very nice search engines available, I use DuckDuckGo. Just type in "iOS Java" and you have some reading to  do.


I'm not interested in jail-breaking any device. There isn't a Java solution on iOS. Any developer can use XCode tools to make a Java app run native on iOS, but the effort is not free and the result is not portable to Java JVM.

Dave's suggestion of is working here. I can use it to view my Firefox passwords in Dooble. It's not Firefox45 compatible, but that was never a requirement, just a "nice to have".

Programming / Re: Alternatives to compiling Rust in Firefox port OS/2
« on: June 05, 2022, 03:12:57 pm »
Given the seeming lack of interest in other compiler/tool news (ie GCC 12) I'm not sure that anyone will  care.

I'm now working with a Blonde Guy customer to implement GFORTRAN for his operations, which could not have happened without you.


Applications / Re: Password manager
« on: June 04, 2022, 02:36:28 am »
I don't know of any Java Runtime for iOS.

On my company server, I run Jetty (a Java web application server). If I knew of one, I could run a server side password manager written in Java (limited to the OS/2 OpenJDK port)

I suppose that would not be very secure, either.

Setup & Installation / Lock in place hides a printer
« on: June 03, 2022, 07:11:38 pm »
This is a bit of Workplace shell weirdness. I have a printers folder with 8 printer objects in it. The window is neatly sized to show all 8 printers in a 2 x 4 grid.

I created shadows of 4 of the printer objects on the desktop. So far, so good.

I then checked "Lock in place" for the 4 shadowed objects on the desktop. When I open the printers folder, all the icons are gone.

(After a little investigation, I see that if I make the printers folder very large, some of the printer show up. By very large, I mean bigger than the desktop.)

Applications / Re: Password manager
« on: June 03, 2022, 03:56:49 pm »
I'm not seeing a Java password manager running on iOS. Running Java means having a supported run-time, so both of my principle platforms are a problem.

I wish OpenJDK had a little more development on our platform. The Java approach is better than Qt, as you say, but we have a pretty up-to-date Qt, but not so much with Java.

I'm sorry KeePassXC can not be compiled on our systems. (looking at the build instructions, I don't actually see Ruby, but I also don't know much about porting)

Having a up-to-date build seems critical for KeePass database compatibility.

Another option is Firefox. Our Firefox45 does save passwords, and can be used as a password manager for Dooble or any other new browser that lacks a password manager. It's a very heavy client for just remembering passwords. Synchronizing used to be a problem, and I haven't tried for a while.

Another possibility is Google password. Without Chrome, it is quite limited, but as long as we can access Google from our platform, it looks possible. I may give it a try. If I can access it from Firefox45, that would be a benefit.

Networking / Re: WIFI on Lenovo W520
« on: June 03, 2022, 01:17:56 am »

Try turning the radio off then on again. Look for the WiFi led to come on before enabling the radio with XWLAN.

Applications / Re: Password manager
« on: June 01, 2022, 06:14:43 pm »
I got my passwords from Firefox45 to Strongbox on IOS, but keepassx on ArcaOS won't import the database because it says "Unsupported KeePass database version".

Wikipedia says

As of December 2021, KeePassX is no longer actively maintained. [4]

There is a community fork of KeePassX, called KeePassXC.

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