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Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: July 26, 2023, 10:57:25 am »
Have you tried 'unzip lucent.exe' ?
Often a lot of self extracting archives can be unlzh, unzipped etc.

Off Topic discussions / Re: Car rides etc, was Re: Qt6 Development
« on: May 08, 2023, 02:55:53 am »
Maltese - Jack Russell cross
Bad cataracts but still enjoys his walks everyday

Off Topic discussions / Re: Car rides etc, was Re: Qt6 Development
« on: May 06, 2023, 03:54:09 pm »
I've been driving a Volvo T5 with updated ECU (243 horsepower) for 30 years now, great road car for long distance travel from one side of Australia to the other, as much as Volvo Australia would like to make it vanish... it still lives.

The front leather seat belonged to my now departed cat, the back leather seats belong to my 18 year old dog.

ie, mentions cars, and we might end up with some serious sidetracking so I thought I would move your post to its own thread :)

Article Discussions / Re: OS/2 for Mach 20 - Final Collectors Item?
« on: May 04, 2023, 12:25:37 pm »
The sales numbers sound 'about' the same...

Hardware / Re: AHCI and Virtualbox
« on: April 16, 2023, 02:46:34 pm »
Thanks for that insight Paul :)
I've been letting VirtualBox use all 12 cores, think I'll try it with one core as it's really just for PMMail anyway.

Added: Adding /MAXCPU=1 in the config.sys works, where as letting VirtualBox only use 1 CPU does not. Thanks Paul :)

Programming / Re: Have you tested any of the new Qt 6 builds?
« on: April 04, 2023, 02:59:17 pm »
Looks like I cant send email to a lot of places again, so..

Hi Paul,

> Next time you're passing through Adelaide, sing out. It would
> be good to catch up - I think last time was a Melbourne PCUG
> in 2002-2003 which happened to line up with some business
> travel.

Thought about contacting you about 3 weeks ago but also thought
I would be getting to Adelaide late, will keep it in mind for next
time. Ditto if your ever over Perth way.

Toes, and foot arches are bad to break..
Hope all goes well with the surgery.


Programming / Re: Have you tested any of the new Qt 6 builds?
« on: April 02, 2023, 03:30:29 am »
I still need to get organised at my new address, setup my main OS/2 box and server before I do testing etc.
I do intent to install your QT6 builds.
I keep getting distracted driving from Perth-Melbourne-Perth etc, driven through Adelaide 4 times now in the past 13 months..

Programming / Re: Using AI to Code for OS/2
« on: April 01, 2023, 05:41:09 am »
A follow on from what Dariusz talks about, I just read this at The Register. Great example of how to use ChatGPT API's.

If you cant find the replacement Warp 3 boot FD's, try:
look at the pj23092.* files.

You will have to replace the ldr file on the floppy
ie, rename each one to OS2LDR as needed, replace the one on FD and see how you go.

Next question :)
if the OS2LDR file is hidden, you will need to use "attrib -s -h -r  OS2LDR" on OS2LDR, which means booting into OS/2 somewhere. I dont have the FD's around at present to check but I certainly remember this problem in the late 90's. [ADDED: The crash problem, not the hidden files]

Programming / Re: Using AI to Code for OS/2
« on: March 31, 2023, 03:54:34 am »
AI is not A.I., it is still Deep Learning (D.L.) but marketing.. There are some real A.I. but these are mostly still in labs but I digress.

OpenAI, and most if not all commercially available variants have been trained on a lot of data fed to it from the internet (including Github) and other sources (all that data that Microsoft and a few other companies collect). This data has been filtered to stop the programs from returning some real out there results (search the news for some early results). OpenAI and others are at the novelty stage and I think they were released too early but they are still useful as long as the user does not go overboard and expect miracles.

Most AI (excluding some purpose built ones in labs) will give results for large programs that are similar to early scan to text applications in that you need one or many people to manually scan the code for errors and apply fixes. Most news stories, and even test research articles of any length produced by AI still require a human to go through and fix obvious mistakes but its getting better but a good and experienced human editor can still normally spot these articles unless a human has taken the output and rewritten it.

It will be a long wait until we can expect this technology to do something like write a large program (example, Open Office), or an operating
system but for smaller programs the technology should be fine as long as a human that knows coding has given it at least a once over. I would expect programing code that covers something like Filepage (~ 40 pages) that I used for would be riddled with errors but would still produce something that would be a good start as long as you knew enough about the programming language to spot and fix the errors.

Current AI is another tool, our job is to learn how to use it effectively, and when to use it.

Hardware / Re: AHCI and Virtualbox
« on: March 29, 2023, 04:45:14 am »
Thought I would update to AHCI from IDE drivers/controller as well reading this thread but I have been unsuccessful.
I added BASEDEV=OS2AHCI.ADD to my Arca config.sys but the container stops booting, just displays the Arca boot screen, no error message, and does not progress any further even I leave it 30 minutes.

I'm using Virtualbox Version 6.1.40 r154048 (Qt5.12.8) [Stable channel] under Ubuntu.
Version 7.x of Virtualbox is not listed as Stable, I did try upgrading to it a while ago and very quicky reverted back to 6.1.40.x due to wierd stuff, so will stick to the stable channel from now on.

Applications / Re: Running old OS/2 Software - Issues
« on: February 25, 2023, 04:11:58 pm »
ani files are animated mouse cursors (from memory)

PS, should be usable under Warp, eCom or Arca.

Web applications / Re: Dooble release 2023 02 20, Qt5 build
« on: February 21, 2023, 01:45:13 pm »
Thanks Martin, clears that up :)

Web applications / Re: Dooble release 2023 02 20, Qt5 build
« on: February 21, 2023, 09:52:17 am »
Should someone change the title to Qt6 build ?

Applications / Re: Kermit 95 / C-Kermit for Windows and OS/2
« on: February 01, 2023, 10:09:57 am »
Hi Dave,

Perhaps Martin should split this topic off to its own thread as well.

Done :)

Welcome to the forums David.
I used Kermit quite a lot back in my DEC days back in the 80's and 90's. Certainly owe it a lot for making my life easy back then.

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