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Applications / Re: Printing problems with GSView 5.0 and Ghostscript 9.15
« on: January 05, 2015, 06:07:22 am »

There is some more information at

Hardware / Re: Motherboard woes
« on: January 01, 2015, 09:43:10 pm »
Re: Paul Smedley:
He is still porting software, he is actively working on it (as we speak).

True, but I think he is running into problems because he is not using a real SMP machine. He is using a VBox system, and VBox seems to have a problem if you set it to run eCS with more than one processor (it eventually just stops). That means that his work is not properly tested in an SMP environment. This is a case where users can help, even if they don't know much about software.

????? WTF? Where do you get this stuff from? I should just learn to stop reading your comments.....

Applications / Re: How to make Tor work on eCS
« on: November 08, 2014, 09:26:04 am »
updated tor version for testing:

Note, only minimally tested locally

Storage / Re: NAS and OS/2?
« on: November 02, 2014, 09:39:30 am »
It depends whether or not you need EA's on the samba share. If you do, using an 'off the shelf' NAS may not give you the customisation you need.

If you need EA support, you might be better buying something like a HP N40L or N54L Microserver, and installing Ubuntu Server on it - by installing webmin, you end up with something not hard to configure, but still have the power of a full server OS.

Events / Re: WarpStock Question for Speakers
« on: October 28, 2014, 09:03:42 am »
... is there a Chance to get an updated UNIAUD in general?
But about to UNIAUD, he told that needs to clean the source code of it. His goal is to make it in a way that it will be easy on the future to add portions of code of newer devices fast (this is what I understood) to make a driver that can be easily updated.   He said that it is 20% complete, but he can not say exactly when it is going to have it complete.

I'll be very interested to see how this progresses. There are definite opportunities to share code on the linux api implementation side of things between multimac and uniaud, however my personal opinion (happy to be wrong) is that the alsa core is not so trivial to update.

I think there are also some opportunities in uniaud16 (which implements the mmpm interface)

Events / Re: WarpStock Question for Speakers
« on: October 27, 2014, 02:31:01 am »
Hi Sigurd

My slides + audio are now on youtube -

thanks, listened to it the last night - it is really great to get so much bakcground information.

Because of my english knowledge I was not able to understand the plans/Problems with UNIAUD in the of your Video. As I am playing aorund with the Sony Vaio Pro 13 with Intel HDA Audio - what do you think - is there a Chance to get an updated UNIAUD in general?

Thanks again and keep going your excellent work!

I have no specific plans any time soon to work on Uniaud. My comments in the presentation were just to warn that maintenance is getting more difficult due to:
a) The use of Open Watcom on OS/2 vs GCC on *nix - The ALSA code uses some gcc extensions which don't work in OW so necessitate source changes
b) The fact that the ALSA code is no longer available as a standalone download, it's now part of the kernel source.

Hope this helps clarify. I hadn't really planned to talk about future plans for Uniaud, but one thing lead to another whilst I was talking :)



Applications / Re: CUPS Discussion
« on: October 26, 2014, 05:05:33 am »
Thanks to David M. I got CUPS 2.0.0 to print a test page. Some critical information seems to be missing from the packages (or I never found it). It seems that you need to use a command to create a Symlink for Ghostscript (I say what?). I don't know about other users, but I never even heard about needing such a thing. Those who use Linux, or are programmers, may know about the ln command, but I suspect that the average OS/2 user doesn't know about it.

Then perhaps you shouldhave read readme.cups-filters.os2 which was included in the package:
"A symlink also needs to exist to gsos2.exe, located in /cups/bin
ln -s /gs/gs8.71/bin/gsos2.exe /cups/bin/gs.exe"

Events / Re: WarpStock Question for Speakers
« on: October 26, 2014, 01:47:05 am »
My slides + audio are now on youtube -

Applications / Re: CUPS Discussion
« on: October 23, 2014, 10:58:12 am »
Gotta say - I'm not sure how to interpret the above..... in particular the section I've highlighted in italics..............................

I do notice that you (Paul), sometimes take your time about investigating problems.

I shake my head at this comment.....

I started to write more but thought better of it.

Applications / Re: CUPS Discussion
« on: October 23, 2014, 10:56:03 am »
Speaking only for myself, I appreciate all of the software you compile and take the time to listen to feedback on, even if I don't use a lot of it I know it contributes to keeping many people using OS/2.

I certainly would not expect you to do what you do unless you are happy to do it, in your own spare time, as it happens. If others want things to be simpler in installing, I see no reason that they cant spend some time to learn and give back to our community by creating, or helping to create installers and or documentation.

Thanks Martin and Ian, I appreciate the comments.

Applications / Re: About eComStation Pricing
« on: October 21, 2014, 10:12:43 am »
There is now a CUPS version 2.0.0, that I haven't managed to get going (close, but not quite there yet). It doesn't, yet, have a WarpIn installer, and there seem to be some bugs that haven't been worked out yet. It is one of Paul Smedley's projects, and he has the same 24 hour days that the rest of us are stuck with. Paul does so many things for the OS/2 world, that he tends to be a little slow at getting everything done, that people demand.

Gotta say - I'm not sure how to interpret the above..... in particular the section I've highlighted in italics..............................

Events / Re: WarpStock Question for Speakers
« on: October 15, 2014, 03:33:32 am »
I'm also always lurking in #netlabs on the freenode IRC network as Smedles :)

Hardware / Re: Testing GenMAC with Unsupported drivers
« on: October 12, 2014, 01:14:49 am »
Hi All,

I haven't had an opportunity yet to dust off the T60 and test this
locally, but I made a built of wpa_supplicant 2.3

The cross platform changelog is at

Download available from

Feedback appreciated before I upload this to my site.



Applications / Re: CUPS test builds
« on: October 11, 2014, 10:45:08 am »
Hi All,

I built a few updates today:
CUPS 2.0.0 -
cups-filters 1.0.61 -

Feedback appreciated (also posted to the ecups-dev mailing list)



Applications / Re: Graphic Work Bench and ImageMagick
« on: October 09, 2014, 02:27:47 am »
The problem is now that there are some bugs in Image Magick and I need help on this side. I'm using IM as back-end.

I  already asked Paul but he has no time to fix these issues. So my question is: can anybody help out and get some things in Image Magick running? I have no skills in C development and I'm busy enough to work on the GUI and WPS integration.

Sorry I'd forgotten about this. I should have some time over the next few days. Cna you open a ticket at describing the issues? That's a much better place than my inbox :)

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