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Programming / Re: Bigicons
« on: March 09, 2024, 12:40:04 am »
is there a way to change the standard background in folders from white to an image (*.bmp).
Changing each folder manually would be much work ...

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: February 18, 2024, 09:39:30 pm »

- Do you have more detail of you suggestion, any site that looks similar of what you want? has a comment area, but I'm not sure if you want something like that, or found a better example.
-Andreas, but if you have an example of "bad" programs, just post is here. If it dangerous, we can add more information or even remove it.

have no similar site in mind. The comment area in ecsoft2 is not so much for the comments i have in mind for its assumed content. but technically it might be similar. peolpel should be encouraged to write their opinion about the software so others might know in advance that the progam is suitable for him or not. it might save a lot of time for many people and maybe avoid big problems.

You ask for an example. Hm. I treid 100s of programs since i use OS/2. I saved maybe 300 programs that are "good" for me. The rest is "bad" for me. That does not mean that the programs must not have been good at the time they were programmed, but there were othwer programs that work better (for me). And there are programs that are just not useful anymore today, for example programs related to floppy disks. Of course i also encoutered some programs that caused problems on my system. As an example i can name INIMAINT, that destroyed my desktop completely when i tried to "repair" my ini-files. Bet you also encountered programs that harmed your system in some way.

I think everyone has just 3 caragories: programs to install, programs to not install, programs to maybe install in certain situations.

I guess there are a lot of programs that are doing exactly the same job as calculators or text editors. I know amoung these programs there are some with unique features. but there are also many that do exactly the same job. It might be helpful for everybody to learn from other user's experience which one of them they prefer and why they do so. I am quite sure nobody needs 10 calculators on their harddisk.

and: I realzed you did a great job, testing programs. Often you need some knowledge how to install some programs. this might also be helpful to read in the comments.

Same with restrictions of shareware. Some programs might be great, but without registration not usable at all.
At least it would be good to know, what the restrictions of those programs are, since often registration is not possible anymore or the profram would be to expensive to achieve.

I have no comlete concept in mind, just some basic ideas. Not sure if it's technically possible to add such a function or if the community agrees with my ideas. And maybe it's too much work to add this function.

Mybe a link to would also be some idea. The comment function could also be included there of course.

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: February 16, 2024, 11:51:52 pm »
also a big thank you from my side!

May I suggest something?
Maybe it's useful to add a comment function to each entry, maybe with some sections for stability, usability, limitations, better alternatives, special features, and others. or maybe some rating

amoung all the programs there are some gems and a lot of outdated, not working, problem causing, difficult to install or other "bad" programs.  I guess it would be helpful for everyone to get some clues ...

Applications / Re: libxml2 v2.11.5
« on: February 06, 2024, 06:22:56 pm »
thanks. will try that as soon as i find some time..

Applications / Re: libxml2 v2.11.5
« on: February 04, 2024, 11:03:37 pm »
i have no idea what the difference is, but  - as you can read in the thread - the new version of libxml2 caused a problem wth OpenOffice - appearently due to the older version of libc.
I can use OO by downgrading.
But in general i have a problem to change some installed i686-packages to pentium4-packages...

Applications / Re: libxml2 v2.11.5
« on: February 04, 2024, 10:11:03 pm »
ic. my version is i686, update to pentium4 was not possible with YUM/ANPM. Maybe need to install the package manually..

In ANPM, use the menu YUM --> Platform to add pentium4 (if it is not already listed). After that, move the line pentium4 to the top (using the buttons on the right side of the window). And restart ANPM (maybe not needed, but it won't hurt).

After that, you should be able to update a package from i686 to pentium4.

oh i did that from before.

Tried to install old pentium4-libc-version over old i686-version. didn't work - neither with ANPM nor with YUM

Getting message "incompatible platform - replace operation is not supported for local files"

Applications / Re: libxml2 v2.11.5
« on: February 02, 2024, 06:50:52 pm »
oh, i didn't know about that option.
My os/s-system is not connected with the internet. i have a repo-folder with the packages only on my hard disc.
Will try to install pentium4 over the i686-version. Does it work with yum/install ?

Applications / Re: libxml2 v2.11.5
« on: February 02, 2024, 06:33:02 pm »
ic. my version is i686, update to pentium4 was not possible with YUM/ANPM. Maybe need to install the package manually..

Hardware / Re: The last nail in OS/2's coffin
« on: February 02, 2024, 05:22:32 pm »
Sometimes i feel like I am the only one who uses OS/2 really "as a user". I'm not a programmer, just using it for my work daily. And I'm very happy with it!
Many people complain and i understand why. But i don't need my sytem for any internet-/game/-programming stuff. I use it mainly for writing, calculating, reading and organizing. also for handling my music files. For this OS/2 is perfect. Using it since vers. 2.11.
I wouldn't want any other OS to work with.
Am I really the only one?

Hope, OS/2 will not die!
Thanks to everyone who keeps it alive! Hope you guys don't get extinct...

Applications / Re: libxml2 v2.11.5
« on: February 02, 2024, 05:01:04 pm »
in popuplog.os2 I find:
SYS2070 PID 00cc TID 0001 Slot 00c3

Applications / Re: libxml2 v2.11.5
« on: February 02, 2024, 12:58:44 am »
when i tried to open a file directly i could just see the loading process before OO went to nowhere. opening soffice.exe showed the menue of the program, but as soon as i chose an option for opening a module the program collapsed.
PM-dll didn't show any missing dll. new install of OO didn't help.
But downgrading livxml2 did.

Applications / libxml2 v2.11.5
« on: February 02, 2024, 12:40:20 am »
Just found out that the new version of libxml2 caused problems with my Open Office (getting killed as soon as trying to open any document)

Applications / Re: Mouse chording in OS/2
« on: January 29, 2024, 08:03:47 pm »
Clicking both right and left mouse buttons at the same time to PASTE here only works with E, not with WordPro and not with ME-Editor. MED or EPM at least..

Applications / Re: FeatherNotes for OS/2
« on: December 15, 2023, 06:24:00 pm »
would be happy to get FeatherNotes working again...
can only get access to the first page of what used to be a tree..
can also not create new trees...

Applications / Re: FeatherNotes for OS/2
« on: November 14, 2023, 11:49:28 pm »
the file itself should be ok. used this one as a template. but all of a sudden on all (!)my fnx-files the tree-function vanished. tried to replace the program. also updated some rpm-packages and dlls. but nothing helped. The PM-dll-program didn't complain about anything. what dll is responsible for the tree-function?

cannot upload fnx-files here it seems. had to replace the ending to "txt". you need to rechange that to "fnx"

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