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Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: October 31, 2023, 03:25:39 pm »

Hi Devid,

You should be able to get screen shots by using Gotcha2, it will take a screen shot of whatever is on the desktop.

I have already tried both gotcha and pmview. In both cases, in the screenshot, the area of the screen where VirtualPC is displayed is presented with the background image of the desktop. (See attached).


Thanks everyone for the answers. My aim is to install the nationalized version to check the correctness of my work and possibly make screenshots. For the moment I have installed a version of virtualpc that works without SMP. Unfortunately it doesn't allow me to take screenshots, but at least it works. As soon as I find some time I will also try with OS / 4.

And bochs could be a solution?

Has anyone managed to install arcaos on a guest virtual machine with virtualbox os / 2 host version 5.0.51? downloaded from
I have tried all possible combinations in the system settings of virtualbox but immediately after starting it crashes.
Log attached.


Applications / Re: [SOLVED] pmmail 3.22 bug
« on: February 16, 2020, 10:13:20 pm »
Unfortunately it still doesn't work.

I will rattle their cage again, but first do as suggested, and use just the name part of your e-mail address. If your e-mail address is "", just use "" (no quotes) as the user ID. Let us know if that helps.

If that still won't work, write an email to AN.

No. PMMail is not an Arca Noae project. It is a VOICE project, so write to VOICE (but it has already been addressed).

Just to clarify. Arca Noae hosts the VOICE web sites, but VOICE is not part of Arca Noae. PMMail is part of VOICE.

Maybe I didn't explain myself...
I connected to
Under the form there is a link: "[ Signup for a new account ]"
Clicking the link I filled out the form: username, email and the captcha. Clicked the "Signup" button,
I received an email with the following text:
Code: [Select]
In order
to complete your registration, visit the following URL (make sure it is entered
as the single line) and set your own access password:
followed by a link.
If I click this link, Firefox opens and connects to a page with the following text:

The confirmation URL is invalid or has already been used. Please signup again.

Please use the "Back" button in your web browser to return to the previous page. There you can correct whatever problems were identified in this error or select another action. You can also click an option from the menu bar to go directly to a new section.
That's all (unfortunately  :-[ )


Applications / Re: [SOLVED] pmmail 3.22 bug
« on: February 16, 2020, 02:43:55 pm »
I tried to open a report in Mantis, but I cannot subscribe.

Have you tried again? It appears that you got subscribed okay, and should have got an e-mail to that effect.

Unfortunately it still doesn't work.
When I try to connect to the address shown in the email received when I signed up, I always receive the same response: "APPLICATION ERROR #1901 - The confirmation URL is invalid or has already been used. Please signup again."


Applications / Re: pmmail 3.22 bug
« on: February 11, 2020, 10:30:04 pm »
I downloaded the 3.24 version and now it works!
Thanks for everything.


Applications / [SOLVED] pmmail 3.22 bug
« on: February 10, 2020, 07:37:31 pm »
I've just installed PMMail 3.22 and I discovered an annoying bug.
If I fetch an email with three dots ("...") in the subject the program crash.
I tried to open a report in Mantis, but I cannot subscribe.
When I connect from the URL in the reply mail from Voice there's an "APPLICATION ERROR #1901 - The confirmation URL is invalid or has already been used. Please signup again."
I have already informed Voice and I'm waiting for response.
Have any of you had the same problems?
I read in an old post (,2092.msg21891.html#msg21891) that Neil tried to compile PMMAil with GCC 4.9.2.
To Neil: have you some time to spend for reproduce the bug? ...maybe is possible to discover where is the problem with the source available?
Thank in advance.


Article Discussions / Re: Community Ideas BrainStorm for 2020
« on: February 01, 2020, 09:36:29 pm »
I've been using slackware for a long time so I am used to compiling and patching software by myself even though I'm not a programmer.
I think it would be useful a dedicated how-to section on how to install development environments: va3, va4, gcc, wc, ddk.


Hardware / Re: OS/2 Driver Requirement Brainstorming
« on: November 23, 2019, 06:12:25 pm »
Driver for Smart Card Reader & smatphone MTP & PTP

Utilities / Re: Color labels
« on: November 03, 2019, 12:03:59 am »
I found an interesting WPS class extension that comes close to what I mean.
This class extension add a Description field in the detail view. There is also some interesting infos in the zip archive.
An idea could be to use a bit mask to store some color label/tag associated with a description in the EA.
And a column in the WPS details view to view a sort of colored circles associated with the bit mask.
In this way it is possible to mark an object with more than one tag.
Another big/small improvement could be adding the possibility to choose the order of the columns in order to view first the colored dots.
Such functionality can be viewed for example in Mozilla Thunderbird.


Applications / GIMP & Xsane
« on: November 01, 2019, 05:37:53 pm »
For my purpose I looked for installing GIMP 2.2.8 & xsane. The X11 server is HOBLink.
When I install the gimp-libs WPI package if I overwrite pango & fontconfig files, gimp & xsane work correctly; but ANPM & firefox give me some strange error and they don't work anymore (it seems to be due to some python error).
If instead I don't overwrite those package, Gimp & xsane give me some error about fontconfig and don't start.
Someone knows a solution?


Utilities / Re: Color labels
« on: November 01, 2019, 05:22:41 pm »

I would need some assistance to get started.  If anyone's interested in helping me get up and running on this, I'll do it.

UPDATE:  I've looked a little into this.  Does anybody have a working example of something that modifies icons in a some way?  If so, I can see how their code did it and use that as a base.
About changing icon I don't know if it's already there an OS2 API to do it. Pheraps should at programming level copy the original icon in the %TEMP% directory, superimpose the mark icon/image and subsequently set the new icon in the .ICON EA.
I had imagined doing it with some REXX script (attached to pop-up menu) using imagemagick convert. But I realized I couldn't do it  :-[

P.S.: In the "Workplace Shell programming..." book there is an example of a little program that change EA attributes of a file dropped in.


Utilities / Re: Color labels
« on: November 01, 2019, 04:14:41 pm »
Welcome back, Rick!!
Thank you all for your answers.
I did some research and found that is possible, if i'am not wrong, to extend the WPAbstract class.
I think it's possible to record in the OS2.INI a .LABEL reference color and setting it in the .EA file attribute.
Or pheraps change the .ICON .EA from a popup menu.
But the ideal would be to overlap the original icon with a "mark" icon (for example a mini printer icon for the printed file, or a warning icon for important file, ecc.).
Unfortunately I don't have anough skill for this type of programming (C / C++ / SOM) and I don't know what is the best dev ambient (VAC, GCC, Watcom??).
Furthermore I think many of us use some desktop enhancer (xworkplace, wps-wizard, ...) then this (I think) very useful extension would be compatible at system level (for example with xview).

If Rick you are able to write this extension there is some open source interesting example in site.


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