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The dream will be to add "OS/2 personality" to a microkernel project. Instead of suffering for our own kernel, lets grab it from some stronger community that worries about that. Some people says the kernel made the OS, I believe that the "OS experience" is the OS.
I would prefer Zircon, based in LK (made by the same guy from HaikuOS), since it is an open source kernel where Google is investing and creating a community for it.  It will stop being OS/2, since compatibility will be interpreted over a different kernel, but it may open the doors for a better future for the platform.

Regards

Martin, i agree with you. I don't really care, where the kernel comes from, as long as it work and I can keep the "OS/2-feeling".
From the technical side i have no clue which kernel is the best. But having Google in the background would be a huge advantage. Maybe they could even revive OS/2 (or whatever they might call it then).
I think in the end it's just a matter of money. Google has it. The OS/2 community doesn't. And it seems ReactOS is pretty the same.

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This has been spoken about quite a bit, even in the most recent Warpstock it was stated to be wishful thinking.

i know this might be wishful thinking. i just wonder what the obstacles might be.
It was possible to run 16-bit-programs from another OS on OS/2. So i wonder what is the difference now.
Maybe we could even use an existing 64-OS like Linux and adjust it to that concept.

Have there ever been any trials to get OS/2-programs running seamless on Linux? If we achieved that, we would get out of wishful thinking towards a more realistic option. Of course i know that would still be a hard way to go from there though.

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I know this might not be realistic (as i mentioned before, i'm not a programmer), but i just would like to know if this could be a way to get a 64-bit system:

Can there be some sort of merger between a host and a virtual machine? Maybe similar like WINOS/2 that got part of OS/2?

Maybe we could get a basic new 64-OS with only everything that is necessary to load our 32-bit-OS/2 in some sort of virtual machine in some way that you don't even realize, that we have a virtual machine.
Then we'd also need some sort of connection between that host and the guest - also in some way, that the user wouln't even realize we have actually 2 systems.
Would that be feasible or are there any technical restrictions?
Since i know, we have virtual machines worlking on 64-bit platforms, this might work. I'm just not sure, if an interaction between both worlds can be achieved...

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I think AN do well the way they do.
An OS that only works in a virtual box is not really an "OS" anymore.
It would be just an interim solution for its own death.
I guess I don't see an OS loaded into a VM as not an OS. How do you see it so?
I have windows vista in a VM for some windows programs I have. If anything it's keeping the OS alive for me :).

An "OS" that cannot work on its own and needs to be installed on another OS is more or less just a program or add-on for this other OS...
ok, it's just a matter of the definition. But i still think an "operating system" should be capable to operate some hardware by itself...

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I think AN do well the way they do.
An OS that only works in a virtual box is not really an "OS" anymore.
It would be just an interim solution for its own death.

I agree that the future might be 64bit. But to be honest, for me I don't see any need for 64bit as long as i can do all i need to do with my "old" 32bit system. I am not a programmer and using my pc mainly for writing and organizing office stuff. What I try to say is, that it always depends what you need an OS for and what you expect from it. I really enjoy OS/2 since it is so very comfortable to work with it and i wouldn't want to miss it. And i am really happy that AN is doing a great job to keep it alive as an OS....

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thanks for your kind response.
i just wonder if it's possible to create a log-file for all opened or pre-defined opened filed.
aen't there any tracking programs already available that might be used for that?
if you have this you'd "just" need to find a routine to create shadows into a specific folder, something like "create shadow *.lwp X:\history" (maybe something like that already exists?)

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i'm not a programmer. and maybe my idea is stupid.
but maybe it's possible to create a folder that automatically collects shadows of every opened document (maybe just some types of documents - recogniced by the data-type or -ending, like *.txt).
additionally you'd need a routine to automatically delete the older shadows.
not sure if that is possible though..

at least it would be nice to have an option for each file or folder to create a shadow into a certain folder with one click (manually)..

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Applications / Re: gImageReader - qt5 OCR application
« on: February 12, 2021, 11:27:44 pm »
finally managed to get the program running and also setting german as a language. last part was quite difficult.
i just put all language files in every possible folder:
Home\.config\enchant - not the right one
Home\.config\hunspell - not the right one
GImageReader\....\ - not the right one
usr\share\myspell - not sure - after removing them i got a trap (waiting wich chkdsk right now ...)

i set: D:\tessadata\share\ and D:\tessadata\share\hunspell

it seems that they are actually the right places to put the language data (maybe also usr/share/myspell is neccessary)

OCR itself worked fine.
strange: Copying to clipboard does not work, clipboard remains empty first time. With the next scan
i can see the text of the previous scan in the clipboard.

getting so far cost me quite a few traps. still happy to have it running now.

edit:
unfortunatelly i was celebrating too early. for some unkown reason i now get constantly a trap, when using the program, though i haven't changed anything..

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Hardware / Re: USB Scanners and ArcaOS
« on: February 11, 2021, 09:24:08 pm »
sorry again for the late reply.
meanwhile i installed/updated all the relevant rmp-packages.
running your scropt i get now a positive result. is says:
device 'genesys:libusb:001:001' is a Canon Lide 210 flatbed scanner.

the debug log says some dlls are missing: v4l1.dll, qcam1.dll, pint1.dll, mu_usb21.dll, mustek1.dll, hpsj5s1.dll, den_net1.dll, coscan31.dll,arus48u1.dll
are these files imprtant for me in any way? if so, where can i find them?

Maybe the missing of these dll lead to a problem with not beeing able to ioen the lighttavle folder and also the OCR tool.

though my scanner does not appear in the program a an option to choose, it works when i choose "lide 60"

followed some hint i found here in an other thread, i copied scanner.dat to scanner.ini. with the use of an ini-editor i copied the application Canon Lide 60 and named it Canon Lide 210. Now i can see my scanner on the display...

thanks for your help

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probably the source was included with the program, but since i'm not a programmer i always delete these files. sorry. but glad you found it. hope you like the program as i do. accorfing to the information you posted there seem to exist a version 2.1.  i only have 2.0. maybe anybody knows where to find ver. 2.1... still 2.o works fine here

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Do you have a link for Winback? Was it freeware or Shareware?

Regards.

don't remember where i got winback from. have that one since decades. but i attatch it here..
it is freeware.

As far as i know all the other programs are freeware. Not sure about 4allcalc. i paid for that one. but i guess meanwhile it is free, same as fm/2

thanks david for the link to the update of killfldr. i still had an older version.

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my suggetions are:
- Close all Folders (KillFldr) -> very practical. you can close all open folders just with one click
- Black Hole - for quickly deleting files and folders
- Watchdog  - when your desktop hangs the program cleanly shuts down the the file system and re-enables CTRL-
   ALT-DEL
- Winback - also very practical for putting the upper open window to the bottom of the stack with a double click
  on the top bar
- PM-Kill - Point and shoot killing of open programs from the desktop (you get a kill-pointer)
- FileManager/2 (i guess everybody knows that one)
- 4allCalc - VERY good and practical calculator
- ME (Martins Editor) - i like that one, cause you can easily swich between different formats (especially win/IBM)
- Assoedit (everyone installs that one anyway i guess)
- cleanini + checkini
- BS_info (sys-info-program)
- BS_FF (search program)
- ePDF
- WUZ (unzipping with one double-click onto the desktop)

have a lot of other programs installed, but the ones i named are essential for me

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Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: YUM libc-01.6.-1 local
« on: February 05, 2021, 06:29:11 pm »
thanks. didn't expect that i have to check another page than http://rpm.netlabs.org/release/00/i386/i686/

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Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: YUM libc-01.6.-1 local
« on: February 05, 2021, 05:57:51 pm »
thanks dave. that helped to find out my installed version of db4 was too old.
with the help of the newer version i could now install db4-utils.

for cups i am told i need cups-filesystem 1:2.2.12-1.oc00.
but i cannot find this one...

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Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: YUM libc-01.6.-1 local
« on: February 05, 2021, 04:38:04 pm »
installing readline-legacy-6 helped a lot thanks. now there's only the three cups-packages and db4-utils left that don't work.

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