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Applications / Re: OpenSource WishList
« on: September 14, 2022, 11:25:47 pm »
Revisiting trying to get qemu 2.4.1 to compile, it will take a lot of work. It stopped for me with missing daemon support, which cold be ported from squid for example. Looking at that part of the code is an expectation of ptty support, which also could be worked around then other potential problems needing a skilled OS/2 programmer,
Network working, requires a TAP driver
Support for physical devices, at least CD's and ideally floppies too. Not sure if HD also should be included
USB, our libusb might be good enough
kernel mode driver, kqemu
perhaps stuff like the virtual box additions for clipboard, mouse etc
Sure there is more, then there's making it stable.

Applications / Re: OpenSource WishList
« on: September 14, 2022, 11:16:43 pm »
Putting the code back in is as simple as finding the commit(s) that removed it and reversing them. The hard part would be then bringing the code base up to date. It's been years of active development and who knows what choices they made that would make it very hard.
As it is, it seems only one person has the environment required to compile OpenOffice, some requirement that most of us are missing, so problems jsut compiling the codebase when they stripped OS/2, then trying to fast forward to current in steps and seeing if it compiles. No one with the skills is interested in doing the work and quite likely there's requirements that we can't meet like Rust.

Multimedia / Re: Updated Uniaud32 build
« on: September 12, 2022, 09:43:30 pm »
Using an INI editor, I was having a look at the MMPM.INI file in question and couldn't see the lines you mentioned (picture attached below)

Shouldn't that be MMPM2.INI, which is plain text.

Setup & Installation / Re: DOS/WIN Issues
« on: September 11, 2022, 07:37:03 am »
You're lucky it is working in full screen. Lenovo seems to be producing buggier and buggier video BIOSes the newer the machine is.
Once AOS 5.1 is released (almost done), a UEFI install should give you working DOS/WinOS2 sessions.

Events / Re: Warpstock 2022 - Presentations
« on: September 08, 2022, 12:23:01 am »
Not sure how to word this but I would be interested in where we are with video/sound/network drivers/software with Arca 5.1

Most wired network cards work and with the setup the developer has, as the BSD's support new hardware, it is simple to port.
Sound, see the updated Uniaud thread, most MB sound cards work and the USB sound support is fairly good.
Video is currently Panorama, basically a VESA driver, which works surprisingly good with Intel and AMD but not with NVidia. There is often problems with newer hardware getting DOS/WinOS2 running due to broken video BIOSes being common. Sometimes they work full screen and sometimes not at all. For UEFI booting, Arca Noae has its own BIOS code as UEFI doesn't support VESA and DOS/WinOS2 support is very good.
No 3D support currently.

I love using OS/2 a retro machine at the moment (playing Ultima 4 atm via DOSBox), but I'm hoping 5.1 helps with making it easier (especially under windows 3.1)

Depends on your machine as described above.

Would love to hear about the progress on the new web browser.

Love the progress though! Exciting!

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: September 03, 2022, 04:01:51 pm »

My doubt is not on how to handle the source code. It is only if FreeType applies like a driver on "/pub/os2/system/drivers/misc" or if it should be located somewhere else on hobbes. Like on "/pub/os2/dev/runtimes" or " /pub/os2/dev/libraries".


Freetype/2 is a driver based on freetype which is a library

Programming / Re: Watcom C
« on: August 29, 2022, 01:12:08 am »
Seems 10.6 doesn't like the enhanced file picker from eCoSoft, have to remember how to disable it
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\sys\install\FOC\filedlgtofocdlg.cmd /U

Thanks, that fixed the Watcom crash. Now have to figure out toolkit issues, doesn't like the newer stack, even with TCPV40HDRS defined.

Programming / Re: Watcom C
« on: August 28, 2022, 03:52:19 am »
Seems 10.6 doesn't like the enhanced file picker from eCoSoft, have to remember how to disable it

Programming / Re: Watcom C
« on: August 27, 2022, 04:43:21 am »
Still trying. I installed Watcom 10.6 but unluckily it crashes when in the IDE I try to open a project or even create new. Crashes in ezip.dll, ide.exe and then PMMERGE.DLL.
Guess I should try restarting later with only one CPU core active to see if it is SMP related.
Has anyone successfully used Watcom 10.6?

Programming / Re: Watcom C
« on: August 27, 2022, 01:29:41 am »
Yes, that has a version of cxl for Borland Turbo C. Researching it seems the original author sold it to someone else who extended it. cxlos2.lib is a static lib and it being built for Borland is likely the reason that newer Watcom's aren't compatible.
Unluckily there is no pp386d.pch a precompiled header. There is a wpp386.pch which seems to have been built in my attempt to build it. It might be possible to find the header that was precompiled or reverse engineer it. Unluckily I'm not a Watcom expert.

Multimedia / Re: XHCI and USB Audio perspectives
« on: August 26, 2022, 01:57:17 am »
If they don't work and you have a current AOS subscription, you should open an issue. David is pretty responsive and often will fix things

Programming / Re: Watcom C
« on: August 26, 2022, 01:54:37 am »
Well, if you can find the old CXL libraries, it should be buildable. Perhaps an old Walnut Grove CD or old Hobbes CD might have it. I've just been looking at the Hobbes CD from March 1995, interesting but no CXL. Lots of other interesting CD's there including a bunch of Simtel. Links I found were to, those CD's should be somewhere.
Didn't the binary included with the source work? Looks like it came from

That's another way to solve the problem. Note that the phone thing only happens when using a new device, so once for each computer to verify it is yours logging in.

Programming / Re: Watcom C
« on: August 25, 2022, 05:27:15 pm »
Hi Rick,
Quickly tried to compile with a recent OpenWatcom, no joy as it seems to be missing some source or libraries.
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Error! E059: unable to open 'pp386d.pch'
Error(E42): Last command making (H:\tmp\lora\os2\npipe.obj) returned a bad status
Error(E02): Make execution terminated
A pch file is a precompiled header for Watcom.
: the only compiler that will actually build the DOS, Win32, and OS/2 versions is the Watcom 10.6 compiler because of a dependency on the pre-compiled CXL libraries. Newer versions will not build them because of a change in the way the compiler produced object code and the CXL libraries have been out of production for years.
Watcom 10.6 is at but the only CXL libraries I found were for Windows at

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