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Internet / Re: New Browser Delay Discussion
« on: April 15, 2022, 09:06:50 am »
Congratulations Mentore, proud father one can presume  :)

Applications / Re: Scribus on ArcaOS
« on: March 21, 2022, 06:02:17 pm »
I run "Scribus v1.4.4 compiled for OS/2 & eCS" here on ArcaOS 5.0.7
anpm libraries updated as available and may ahve removed some fonts that may not play well.

The splash screen should list what the application try to load.
Does it dissapear on "Loading fonts" or perhaps something after that?

Off Topic discussions / Re: Russia attacked Ukraine
« on: March 06, 2022, 06:22:51 pm »
Create a

cRop harvester

to remove the bad seed and spread it out far away.

Utilities / Re: graphic interface for smartahci
« on: February 27, 2022, 09:57:38 am »
You need, but here it list (smartclt --scan) the disks on my other computer as you can see in the images.
You've noticed the problem with the Attribute tab, as it empty it and then add more columns with data, instead it should remove all and rebuild it from scratch every time, so now you have to scroll further and further to the right every time it load data.
The tabs for Log, Report and Summary should be filled in once the test finish (not implemented).
You can see that the right click menu has been prepared (though grayed out for now as it's not implemented).

vx-rexx is available not only as a demo if you look around the internet.

Utilities / Re: graphic interface for smartahci
« on: February 26, 2022, 05:20:08 pm »
This is just the exe, the icons reside in the other package

Utilities / Re: graphic interface for smartahci
« on: February 25, 2022, 09:54:36 pm »
Here's the code to improve to actually do something useful.

Utilities / Re: graphic interface for smartahci
« on: February 24, 2022, 10:05:27 pm »
Wrote this in VX-Rexx, but don't know what/how to actually use smart...exe to actually test and take appropriate actions.
Can send it if you want to create something useful from it.


Sweden must be "ahead" of most of the world as it seems, as almost everyone once upon a time agreed on "windows" and with that also accepted to update toward a promize all the time. Many sites these days refuse to let one in if one fall behind the browser updates the slightest. Even what appear as plain text sites tend to check and require only new browers. The exception is ... OS/2 World.
The banks here in Sweden, phone compaines, ... you name it, forcefully stop the use of old and not so old FF for quite some time now, even though there are no visible updates that should require such restrictions.

I've had time to prepare for the transition, thus installed the extension in FF to install other extensions and export passwords, bookmarks etc. and await to see if the new browser perhaps can use url wps objects as bookmarks, allow one to write scripts to import passwords etc.

I don't use Mac nor Linux... and don't intend to, but find the idea to connect to another system, even inside a virtual box, and project an application window to the OS/2 system, appealing. An harvesting application that send over the application resources and redirect drawing commands to the other side... but that might just be what rdp (resource+draw command) is about, compared to vnc (image)?

The latest release of WebCam work great on my system btw, though a bit grainy when used in the dark, so there might even be something to look forward to there later on.

Hardware / Re: Suggestion for Laptops with No Ethernet Port
« on: February 12, 2022, 09:53:12 pm »
USB -> WiFi?

Multimedia / Mic/Line in with UniAud (3.0.1)
« on: January 16, 2022, 09:26:02 pm »

The new build(s) of UniAud show more and more of the built in sound card (ATI HDA, ALC888) functionality with unimix.
I'd like to use the now enabled/recognized Mic in and/or Line in, but "Digital Audio" recorder and the os2tk45 "Audio Recorder Sample" and "Direct Audio" samples either stall the computer or the application. VoiceType therefore can't enable input.

Are there something to do?


Applications / Re: Updated RPMs - big release chunk...
« on: October 28, 2021, 02:42:43 am »

i've had to resort to undo things by hand in command line as python 2.7 is replaced so ANPM either show nothing or other parts refuse to work.

What i've used several times:
  • Unpack python 2.7 with Zippy to <bootdrive>:\usr as anpm can't use python 3.x as yum just barf
  • "yum history" in cmd
  • "yum history undo <number>" in cmd, where <number> is a whole number as found in 2
  • Repeat 3 with earlier <number>s until you get a working system back
  • Update packages one at the time if possible to see and report which one need some attention by the developer(s).

Programming / Re: redirect stdout, stderr and stdin
« on: August 09, 2021, 11:13:00 am »
Thank you for the code.

I've tried it out as well as the original code with different variations.

redirecting stdout and stderr is no problem as it seem, it's when I want to add redirection of stdin that things stop working.


Programming / redirect stdout, stderr and stdin
« on: July 28, 2021, 09:31:41 pm »

would like to run one vio application at the time in a separate thread and redirect stdout, stderr and stdin to control it. Tried variations to the example found in "IBM Developers Toolkit version 4.5", "Control Program Programming Giude and Reference", "Redirecting Standard I/O for Child Processes".

The example only describe how to do it for stdout, but I've found examples that include stderr or stdin, but not quite the way intended here.

sqlite3.exe would be a great example.
One can start it and enter a command, wait for the output and then enter a new command (sql query) and continue, and not just a command at startup.

One would be able to write the support library required for oosqlite and Open Object Rexx 5.0.0 on OS/2-ArcaOS.  ;)

See attachment... Please do tell how it should be written instead.


Web applications / Re: QT5 simplebrowser
« on: June 07, 2021, 05:33:16 pm »
It's great to read and hear such positive news that there's a new browser on the way.

Several of the sites that host OS/2-ArcaOS projects and products seem sparse at communicating where to do what. Why not suggest improvements politely, perhaps in a separate thread?

Use the software as soon as it's purchased, otherwise it will be obsolete or not function as the world around evolve in one or the other direction. Better to learn new things in small steps now, than to have to relearn all together when *** has redefined how to do this or that. Some things may otherwise become such big hurdles to overcome.

So positive information has only reached so far, news-letters and the like may be technical and not build the insight that component/library/application X is vital in this sense (bla, bla, bla) as part of XYZ that in turn give the base to run on current/now only available/modern hardware.

The technological leaps ahead to close some of the gaps that has to be performed mean more overhauls of parts of the OS. Is it the need to see that that specific update/fix/improvement suit each individuals need, so he/she is only interested in that part? Then we'd end up with a box full of holes, as several things depend on each other. Arca Noae/OS2Voice/BitWiseWorks focus on those parts that we may take for granted. All that do cost and you and I are the ones to ensure those updates gets developed. I need to buy a new computer as the old one is... well, old and start to fail (hdd latest). I think I should buy one, try it out and report my findings to an/bww.

To do all that I need a new browser that can access my internet bank, online computer store etc. so I sponsor to get the updates.

Surely there must be more ways to attract attention.
Easier ways to sponsor is a goog start, a marketing person another.


Programming / Re: JSon to Rexx (stem)
« on: May 23, 2021, 10:54:19 am »

3 issues:

1. The code need that a json file begin with "[{" and end with "}]"
  It can be easily be resolved with

Code: [Select]
   IF LEFT( !_str_!, 1 ) = '{' THEN
      !_str_! = '['||!_str_!||']'
right after
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!_str_! = STRIP( ARG(1) )
2. The mentioned ending of the file has to be coded into the part that handle ':'
    Tested here and done.

3. The code focus on key'='value (including such lists) and not on value lists only.
    An additional section has to be added that take care of the list

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