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Hi Martin,

If your printers are real postscript printers I would think your best way forward would be to use the PSPRINT driver with the PPD for each printer imported.  That is what I have done for my two Brother Laser printers (DCP-9020cdw and HL-3170cdw with the DCP being available for scanning).  They also work from my Linux Mint computers.
Doing it that way cuts out the messing about with CUPS.

All of that can be done to a PDF file by using jPDFtweak - a java application.

Maybe, I read it as he produces PS files which he then converts to PDF using ghostscript hence my asking about why use a two part process rather than going direct to PDF.

Maybe I'm getting slow in my old age but I wonder why you are doing a two step operation to get a PDF file - why not go directly to the PDF?

Networking / Re: No files in network folders workplace shell
« on: May 22, 2022, 06:38:51 pm »
In other words you just wanted your 2 minuets of time in the spotlight and have no thought of learning how to use OS/2 or what is rerquired to work with other systems.

BTW all my OS/2 systems are able to communicate with the samba equipped NAS boxes without any problems.

Setup & Installation / Re: VirtualBox and Warpin (wic.exe)
« on: May 11, 2022, 09:29:09 pm »
An odd question.  Is there a version of vBox that runs reliably on an OS/2 host with only usb2/3 ports?  The usb controller chip on my Ryzen gen 3 unit is a usb3 controller with usb2 pass through and I have discovered that it doesn't like usb1.1 add in cards, no slots to plug them in.

Internet / Re: Dooble Browser rendering - missing characters
« on: May 11, 2022, 02:43:39 pm »
Hi Dave,

Some how I missed seeing that page but with all the problems I think I will stick with your firefox for OS/2 and switch to my Linux Mint version for the few others that require it, after all it is just a matter of pressing a button to bring up Linux or revert to OS/2 (the joy of a HDMI/USB KVM Switch).

Internet / Re: Dooble Browser rendering - missing characters
« on: May 11, 2022, 07:09:02 am »
Hi David,

I doubt ant bug reporting would be any use.  It appears the developer gave up on the browser 7 years ago so I don't think we can expect any help from him.

Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: May 06, 2022, 03:33:08 pm »
Hi Pete,

The big problem is that a blocklist file is static whereas NoScript is dynamic - block or unblock on the fly, sometimes needed to be able to see what is on the site I get to because some of those sites are dynamic as well trying to get some of the junk past static filters.

Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: May 06, 2022, 11:26:37 am »
Hi Dave,

Are you saying that Dooble doesn't have/use a version od NoScript?  If that is true it makes it just about useless.

Applications / Re: Apache Open Office 4.1.8 Crash
« on: May 06, 2022, 01:43:30 am »
I suspect it is a dll clash.  For some reason the latest available dlls don't appear to be backwards compatible with the older versions. 

It is the reason that I am very reluctant to use rpm/yum to 'update' my working system.  If push comes to shove I will download the rpm files, unpack them, move the new dlls to a dll directory on the path and libpath then see what is broken - if everything keeps on working they get moved to their final resting place, if something is broken those dlls are removed, computer restarted and I am back to square one.

Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: April 26, 2022, 10:52:31 pm »
I have to ask if this is supposed to work with my Ryzen Gen 3 processor system before I mess with a now working system.

Internet / Re: New Browser Delay Discussion
« on: April 16, 2022, 12:08:35 am »
As an aside I got round the browser problem by converting one of my older AMD ITX units to Linux Mint 20 and use an HDMI/USB KVM switch to feed the output to my 28 inch monitor or its own 24 inch monitor.  It works for me, but I am thinking of just using the 24 inch monitor for the browser and leave the 28 inch monitor for my work.  Because everything is on my local lan anything from the browser can be used on my main OS/2 machine.

The only beef I have with the newer firefox is their stupid idea of putting the tabs at the top instead of over what they apply to which means messing about with userChrome.css and they seem to change something with each new version which means a new css is required.

Applications / Re: is ANPM working today ?
« on: March 30, 2022, 01:19:24 pm »
Have you tried it on real hardware?  I have yet to find a VirtualBox OS/2 host that actually works without problems.

Programming / Re: i686 vs Pentium 4
« on: March 06, 2022, 04:37:42 pm »
While all the above may be true it also underscores the reason I will not use RPM/YUM on any of my OS/2 based computers.  If I absolutely have to use one of the RPM offerings, I will download from the repository and unpack it on my test computer transferring what is needed to my work computer.

In my opinion all this can/could be avoided by using what we had befor someone decided to follow SUSE linux route - in other words WARPIN. 

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