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Networking / Re: ArcaMapper and Network Protocols
« on: January 18, 2024, 11:15:58 pm »
Both of my NAS boxes (DNS-323 and DNS-320) are accessible from all my computers on the local network including OS/2, ArcaOS and Linux mint using the code Paul supplied on the Linux boxes.

For those that might be concerned that I am leaving the network open to the world I have it behind a TP-Link R600VPN v4 unit.

Hi Andrew,

I assume you know we have a working version of OpenOffice for OS/2 - It works very well when friends bring spreadsheets and complicated docs that don't print well from their windows machines.  There is also Lucide and GSView (which requires Ghostscript to work).

Hi David,

Attached is my archive zip of cleanini including the text file.

It is still available from the DFSee site.

Hi mauro,

One other thing you might try is to delete the DFSee partition then run xfix and or checkini with the parameters /C /H /T  Doing that will remove a lot of useless info from the ini files.

Setup & Installation / Re: Broken AOS-5.1 Trash Can
« on: January 14, 2024, 01:26:15 pm »
Hi Andrew,

It appears you have two problems.  The first is the trash can which I assume is a feature of Aos- 5.1 because I don't have it on any of my Aos-5.0.7 computers (I don't have Aos-5.1).
The second is why you are using it?  My experience with the windows computer problems of friends usually start with the trash can.  I have never seen a valid use of it - there are ways of undeleting files if you haven't overwritten them.

Now to your main concern - that of losing all the effort you have put in to get Aos to where you want it, for that you can do what I do - use DFSee to make an image of your boot partition plus all the other partitions for work and storage you have and store them externally to the computer (dare I say nas box).  By having a dedicated boot partition you can update it, even totally replace it without losing your work.   

Attached is the layout of the three hard disks of my main computer to give you an idea of what can be done.

Did you totally remove the old version before you installed v17?  What you are describing sounds as if there are parts of the old version still around especially if you installed it in the previous dir.

Delete the DFSee directory, run clean ini and or xfix, then install the new version.  That is what I do when installing newer versions of existing programs it prevents old information being carried over.

Setup & Installation / Re: Broken AOS-5.1 Trash Can
« on: January 12, 2024, 10:50:27 pm »
Hi Andrew,

It sounds as if you need something like File Freedom which does things like deleting individual files to complete directories, setting or changing file attributes and other useful things

Available on Hobbes as

 A list of features is here:

            * Configurable Timers to allow automatic refresh of Drive Table and File Folders
            * Append text files to a master file.
            * Pop-up Menu
            * Dynamic display and writing of Volume Labels.
            * Create directories 'on the fly' with copy/move operations
            * Copy or Delete complete directory trees that contain files/sub-directories
            * Tree size in bytes at the press of a button
            * Auto-Scroll while selecting files with mouse
            * Create Desktop Objects from program files with single keystroke
            * Directory Bookmarks for quick access to frequently used directories.
            * Sliding windows
            * Toolbar - Verical/Horizontal/Hide
            * Dynamic Pushbutton descriptions on status bar
            * Pushbutton support for search tool (PMSeek or User-Defined)
            * Unlimited Third-Party Viewer support
            * Support for eight User-Defined programs - OS/2-Windows-Dos
            * Support for Rexx scripts with Viewers and User programs
            * File Filters
            * Four different file views including detailed
            * Sort files by Age, Name, Date or Extension in Ascending or Decending order
            * Drag and drop colors and fonts
            * a Pushbutton for your favorite Editor - OS/2-Windows-Dos
            * Hot-Keys (Accelerator Keys)
            * Drag and Drop file management and a fast native alternative
            * Menu bar
            * Dynamic display of Total Files and Bytes Selected,
              Total Bytes Free on Source and Destination, File count
            * An internal Settings Notebook for configurable options
            * Context Sensitive Help
            * Integrated support for Info-Zip's Zip and Unzip utilities
            * One button Zipping of Files, Directory Trees and Drives
            * One button Unzipping
            * Unzip to New Directory created automatically with same name as zip
            * Built in Zip Viewer
            * even more

The one thing that might be a problem is that it doesn't show file sizes if they are bigger than 2tb.

My answer to the problem, since I will not run a browser without NoScript addon, is to have a second monitor connected to one of my Linux computers and run firefox esr on that.

Applications / Re: ArcaOS 5.1 - First Impressions
« on: January 03, 2024, 11:03:37 am »
Nearly 30 years ago when I was doing business in Spain I had professional translators translate all our paperwork to Spanish and considered it a cost of doing business there.  You don't charge for XWP therefore you need volunteers to do the translation - Arca, on the other hand, is a business that sells a product world wide and therefore should consider translations as a cost of selling world wide.

Sorry, but that is how I see it.

Sorry I can't help with your problem now - a few years ago I gave up fighting with my 2 HP tape drives and turned to using SATA hard disks mounted in a USB3 to SATA adapter, which also means I can clone disks as necessary and have one on standby should problems arise.

Hi Andrew,

For serious backups you need a larger NAS box.  They are fast and have redundancy.

Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: December 26, 2023, 11:10:24 am »
A quick question , does it run NoScript or something like it?  If it doesn't then I am not interested, sorry.

Applications / Re: Panorama Maximum Resolution
« on: December 22, 2023, 01:19:44 am »
Hi Martin,

the 30" monitor (Dell u3023e) is on order but is held up because of Christmas parcel delivery problems.  Being a 16:10 monitor it will do 1920 x 1200 (the resolution of my 28" monitor at the moment) as well if necessary although getting the full resolution would be nice.

Applications / Re: Panorama Maximum Resolution
« on: December 21, 2023, 07:39:19 pm »
Hi Martin.

Panoutil -i gives a long list of resolutions so I have attached it as pano.txt.

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