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Applications / Re: Seamonkey Data Leakage
« on: October 15, 2021, 09:20:56 pm »
Our old Mozilla (SM, FF and TB) is full of security holes I'm sure, as well as design decisions that may allow leakage. Mozilla did go to sandboxing each tab in its own process as that seemed the only universal fix.
For now, a Master Password might help, untested. And under Preferences-->Privacy & Security-->Private Data you can set it up to clear a lot of that stuff when closing the browser.
There's also the right mouse buttons context menu when right clicking on a link "Open Link in Private Window" which I use quite often.
Edit: I'll add that at least SeaMonkey does give these options unlike Firefox.

Setup & Installation / Re: YUM update qt5-qtbase-common fails
« on: October 13, 2021, 04:12:11 pm »
Try to install the os2-base first by updating it to version 0.0.1-3.oc00.
Then you retry the update.
I'm not sure if it works.

After installing os2-base, you need to install dbus-libs, then the update should work.

Applications / Re: Otter Browser
« on: October 13, 2021, 05:30:54 am »
Posting from Otter, one drawback is no add-ons, or rather just user JS scripts. Can turn off JavaScript globally but I'd miss No-Script though having an up to date hosts file would help.
Ok. I see it does have content blocking along with a way to import various lists.

Applications / Re: Otter Browser
« on: October 13, 2021, 05:24:08 am »
You're right, it is not really supported but I installed it on Mint, a Ubuntu based distribution with this method, seems to work fine and seems pretty good. This is actually the procedure for Ubuntu
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otter-browser/release
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install otter-browser

Applications / Re: Otter Browser
« on: October 13, 2021, 01:00:38 am »
That almost sounds like a build issue. Might be some missing libs though, perhaps the readme gives a hint?
Under Ubuntu, you can use apt in similar ways to yum. "sudo apt update" to update package list, "sudo apt upgrade" to install updates, "sudo apt install foo" to install. Should also be graphical frontends available too. I haven't used Ubuntu in a while but all Debian based Linuxes work much the same. Trick is to figure out what packages Otter needs. I guess ours is going to use NSS for secure browsing so try installing NSS and NSPR4 perhaps.

Applications / Re: Updated RPMs - big release chunk...
« on: October 12, 2021, 12:01:30 am »
I recently ran Netlabs-exp for a week straight, the Mozilla apps were stable. Perhaps a libc upgrade or such fixed things.
There is always the option of putting the older DLLs in Firefox etc directory so they get picked up.
Note also this update also updates some certificates (actually I think it fixes using the installed ones) such as letsencrypt's
As for these updates, you need to first update os2-base, which will make sure your platform is Pentium 4, then install dbus-libs for QT5. Then the rest should install.

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: October 11, 2021, 08:05:24 pm »
"/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/video/capture" seems good.

Setup & Installation / Re: ArcaOS USB installation - Rufus?
« on: October 10, 2021, 07:51:14 pm »
Hi Mentore, good chance your stick is going bad. Being 4GB's (big enough), it is probably old. I've had a couple fail, always in subtle ways. One wouldn't boot and another failed to mount the ISO image.
As for programs like Rufus, remember that OS/2 can't access USB until late in the boot, so the installer starts out by installing to a ram disk and running OS/2 of of that.

Applications / Re: Accelerated Installs
« on: October 09, 2021, 12:32:54 am »
For a loader, I just use a cmd file to set all the environment variables, usually a minimum of PATH and BEGINLIBPATH and maybe LIBPATHSTRICT as well as any other needed ones with things like compilers needing quite a few environment variables. Then you can put the cmd files in the PATH, create a program object or remember where they are.

Games / Re: DOS VDM - USB and Game port Gamepad support
« on: October 02, 2021, 05:42:07 pm »
First of all its the device driver it self that needs to communicate with the USB joystick or gamepad. How that can be done. While writing the device driver should not be that difficult I do not know how well standardized gamepads and USB joysticks are.  Is there a USB class for such devices ?

Joysticks are standardized USB Human Interface Devices (HID) so pretty standardized with one driver supporting most USB joysticks.

Mail-News / Re: Thunderbird logging
« on: September 30, 2021, 08:20:19 am »
Go to Tools-->Error Console and open it. Press Clear then try to reproduce your problem and see if anything interesting is logged by the error console, especially under the Errors button. Note that it is pretty verbose and most of the messages seem harmless.
Post anything that seems interesting.

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« on: September 27, 2021, 06:39:27 pm »
Should the XFree86 stuff be mixed with regular desktop programs? Same with the Windows stuff. Seems to me they should be kept separate so people don't mistakenly try to run them and get frustrated.

Multimedia / Re: Updated Uniaud32 build
« on: September 27, 2021, 06:36:48 pm »
The new driver works totally on system sounds. but i does not give audio from or VLC played Cds. In fact no CD player works with this driver and I am not sure the problem is not elseware i my system.

Have you tried the classic CD player, after making sure it's set to use digital transfer under the View menu?
I take it you are using one of the Mozilla apps to visit Youtube, them and VLC use libkai, which will default to using UNIAUD to play sounds and is somewhat broken. Make sure that you have "SET KAI_AUTOMODE=DART" in your environment. You could also try "SET KAI_AUTOMODE=UNIAUD", you never know.

Storage / Re: exFat or FAT32 ?
« on: September 26, 2021, 02:20:08 am »
Hi Martin, ArcaOS doesn't support exFat, there's patents and other issues. You will have to ask some of these questions to the developer, he might see this post and might not.
Basically Arca Noae has forked the fat32 driver, removed exFat etc and are trying (and mostly succeeding) to make it more stable.

Utilities / Re: MultiUser support for OS/2
« on: September 25, 2021, 01:34:54 am »

  • No real security because the OS doesn't provide that.

Well Warp Server did support ACL's with HPFS386, which regular HPFS respected. Seems that JFS also supports ACL's.

Just changing %HOME% (and perhaps a couple of other things) can give minimal multi-user support where each user has there own settings.
When my Son was about 4 years old and interested in the one household computer, I switched to Linux for a year or more, so much better knowing that he could only damage his own environment, then he got his own computer. At least he grew up using multiple operating systems, especially as he had a Mac at school.

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