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Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: November 20, 2022, 07:52:57 pm »
Another OT post from me:

English as language sucks because words can have very different meanings
In German, there are even more terms with different meanings, so English is somehow easy for me. Moreover, we have trendy terms that sound English, but even don't exist there. And often expressions are directly translated, while the meaning depends on the context and is different in both languages.

Programming / Re: Query pos. data of a minimized window
« on: November 02, 2022, 01:15:37 am »
Thanks, I'll try.

Programming / Query pos. data of a minimized window
« on: November 01, 2022, 08:51:20 pm »
Background: NEPMD supports save and restore of an EPM window. In the svn version I've even implemented to save and restore multiple EPM windows, but that doesn't matter.

That works with visible windows via WinQueryWindowPos (see NepmdQueryWindowPos in nepmdlib.c, line 1896) and WinSetWindowPos. (EPM is able to use C functions and window messages.)

Now I have a problem with minimized EPM windows. They open left bottom with small size, probably centered on 0, 0.

How can I query the pos. data for a minimized window and then also the minimized or maxmized state? (BTW: I found how to make minimized windows topmost, line 3688.)

OK, my own code for MakeWindowTopMost contains how to query the minimized state. It calls WinQueryWindowULong with QWL_STYLE. That one seems to be solved.

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: October 17, 2022, 01:02:29 pm »
Yes that's better. But unfortunately another dir (encode)? must be added then.

There are already too much. I would prefer /pub/os2/util/file/encode instead of /pub/os2/util/encode. Many more dirs of util could be moved below file, but it's a lot of work.

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: October 16, 2022, 03:37:39 pm »
Yes, I agree.

Setup & Installation / Re: MARKEXE vs EXECMODE - differences?
« on: October 15, 2022, 07:19:31 pm »
BTW: Already in the later eCS versions, I found that the Clock Synchronization program object locks the WPS for its delay time. That isn't reproducible on other installations. Additionally, sometimes NewView causes a delay before it comes up with a file, but only on that partition. And trying to restart the WPS fails for that partition. WPS program objects (xCenter objects) often don't update anymore and stop working.

That happens on one installation only. As far as I can't reproduce it, it's useless to file a bug.

To your basic question: Both execmode.exe and markexe.exe change the same bit in an executable, nothing more. You can also do that manually. Where they differ, is how they report their work. IIRC vpc.exe was reported to be processed by markexe.exe, but it wasn't. The message from execmode.exe was more reliable on that: IIRC it just failed.

Storage / Re: Cloning a drive
« on: October 14, 2022, 08:37:27 pm »
Yes, it works well with DFSee.

Hardware / Re: Updating USB Driver
« on: October 04, 2022, 08:10:08 pm »
No, that's not normal. The only contained DLL, USBCALLS.DLL, should be unlocked, so you should be able to install it over an older version. If you can reproduce that on another system, open a ticket at Arca Noae's Bug Tracker. BTW: It works here, provided that we are talking about the same USB package: USB-12.13.exe, but prior versions worked for me as well. I've installed them all, so the last update was probably from 12.12 to 12.13.

Games / Re: BrogueCE
« on: September 28, 2022, 07:45:26 pm »
BTW: This seems to work: The "Downloads" link in points to tmewett/BrogueCE. The GitHub site is horrible.

Applications / Re: VisualAge for C Modern Installer
« on: September 27, 2022, 12:45:51 am »
Lars, your original Hobbes upload was renamed:

(I've found it by searching for "vac".)

Applications / Re: VisualAge for C Modern Installer
« on: September 23, 2022, 09:47:22 pm »
BTW: Both VAC and C Set/2 can be installed by unpacking an archive and by adding paths to an environment. There's really no need in using FI for that.

Storage / Re: JFS - cache MIN and MAX buffer parameters
« on: September 23, 2022, 05:46:18 pm »
Hi Dariusz,

I've once experienced with several cache values. The first try led to an unbootable system. The next tries looked promising, but the lower shared memory consumption was too high for the rest to work flawlessly. (I doubt that the file system drivers can be patched to use the higher shared memory arena.)

From then on I only use default values, but for a server extending the cache might be possible. Due to OS/2's ancient memory management with separating the four arenas, I guess that a significant performance (cache) improvement is not possible. The change to SSD or better NVMe should give far the best improvement.

Sooner or later 32 Bit systems will only run virtualized. (I myself am mostly on bare metal.)

Multimedia / Re: XHCI and USB Audio perspectives
« on: September 20, 2022, 04:48:01 pm »
That bug seems to be non-public.

Applications / Re: HOBLink and ArcaOS
« on: September 18, 2022, 08:32:36 pm »
That was for the first eCS version only and is not safe, because the file is copied on booting the eCS CD. It can be be used for versions before syslevel.ecs existed.

Applications / Re: HOBLink and ArcaOS
« on: September 18, 2022, 06:48:41 pm »
There are several options to detect an eCS installation:
  • \os2\install\syslevel.ecs
  • \ecs\ecs_inst.flg
  • \ecs\dll\securit2.dll
  • \os2\ecsreg.ini
  • \os2\ecsreg11.ini

(I don't want to use the old X-Window desktop anymore.)

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