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Hardware / Re: OpenWatcom Discussion
« on: February 02, 2024, 09:47:38 am »
The lack of an issues tracker was an oversight, which has been corrected. Silvan is the first to mention it.
perfect thanks. makes life easier.

Hardware / Re: OpenWatcom Discussion
« on: February 01, 2024, 04:10:59 pm »
FWIW, I understand from Steven that his repository should be considered the "current" one.
hmm official w/o bugtracker is a bit....
As sending bugs via email is last century. And all those get forgotten anyway. just my opinion.

Can someone please remind me where I find the ignore user setting? My KI / KNI / AI / NAI / useless non-related nonsense detector get triggered regularly.
In your profile. See screenshot

General Discussion / Re: Why doesn't Bitwise answer my email?
« on: July 31, 2023, 05:38:50 pm »
David and all, There is no bounce notice or email from Bitwiseworks in the web based email. Nor have I gotten a response from Bitwiseworks via outlook. I will try gmail.
I answered yesterday to your Outlook Mail. No idea where it is when you cant see it.

General Discussion / Re: Why doesn't Bitwise answer my email?
« on: July 28, 2023, 04:52:50 pm »
because you mail always bounces. all mails to comcast bounce here. Why I have no idea.

Programming / Re: Building Qt5
« on: November 24, 2022, 08:12:16 pm »
Dear builders Qt5 please turn off the AVX (and AVX2) code. Due to its presence, the browser does not display the pages. And it is impossible to use libraries. I don’t understand why this code is included if it does not work on OS/2 correctly?

Please open a ticket for this at Github for this issue on the BWW page.

And on which websites does happen so it can be reproduced ?


Roderick Klein
no need to open a ticket, as we build with -mno-avx since about 15 month. so nothing which is newer should face the issue.

Applications / Re: Test build of dooble with qt5
« on: May 04, 2022, 12:09:59 pm »
How to do to have it running without crash ?
Very awfull compared to firefox which works far more better than this one but too limited due to new codes uses by many web sites
(I do not use virtual machine)

When will the official working browser be available ?   
I'm tied to switch between ArcaOS and windows many times per day.     

As well Thunderbird is out of use at end of this month for gmail account due to missing secured authorization process (except using application password but not sure it will accept it) , any new one ?

Why was this dooble browser put into normal repository ?
(it should be left into the experimental repository until it is fully tested and not crashing)

 ::) :-\
did you open a issue at github with the trp file? as without it we can't help. sorry

Programming / Re: Compiling a PM sample with GCC
« on: April 12, 2022, 06:23:38 pm »
3) use wlink instead of ilink. there is a wlink and wrc rpm.


I would prefer to use wlink since (I guess) it is open source. But I have no idea if how to call it, since on the makefile I'm not making a direct link to "Ilink", I don't know if gcc is the one calling it.

Any suggestion what to change on the makefile to call wlink and give it a try with these samples?

if you install it via rpm all gets set up for you. gcc then finds the right linker.

Programming / Re: Compiling a PM sample with GCC
« on: April 12, 2022, 04:10:00 pm »

Just as a note to myself and any comments are welcome.

I created a new development VM with ArcaOS 5.0.7 just with the goal to compile my samples, since my other VM had a lot of other dev software that I was not using with some the stuff on the config.sys. I wanted to started clean.

To recover my status of being able to compile these samples I did:
1) yum install gcc libc-devel binutils kbuild-make
2) SET INCLUDE=C:\usr\include; on Config.sys
3) Got "" and put the exe on C:\sys\bin and DLLs on c:\sys\dll
(I guess there is no ilink on the rpm)

With that I have the basic stuff to compile the samples again.

never do 2)
3) use wlink instead of ilink. there is a wlink and wrc rpm.

Setup & Installation / Re: Transition from i686 to pentium4
« on: April 07, 2022, 05:43:05 pm »
Hi Martin,
thx for your reply. All yum or rpm commands are showing this error. But not always. From 5 yum or rpm commands 3-4 will fail and 1-2 commnds are running correctly.

{0}[c:\] yum list installed |grep python
python.i686                          2.7.6-25.oc00                  installed
python-libs.i686                     2.7.6-25.oc00                  installed
python-pycurl.i686                         installed
python2-rpm.pentium4                 4.13.0-20.oc00                 installed

{0}[c:\] rpm -qa |grep python
Fehler: Failed to initialize NSS library

{1}[c:\] rpm -qa |grep python
Fehler: Failed to initialize NSS library

{1}[c:\] rpm -qa |grep python


Python3 is not installed on this vm. I will try it on an other physical Arcaos system.

when they fail with the nss error. do you have some firefox running?

Programming / Re: i686 vs Pentium 4
« on: March 06, 2022, 05:38:32 pm »
While all the above may be true it also underscores the reason I will not use RPM/YUM on any of my OS/2 based computers.  If I absolutely have to use one of the RPM offerings, I will download from the repository and unpack it on my test computer transferring what is needed to my work computer.

In my opinion all this can/could be avoided by using what we had befor someone decided to follow SUSE linux route - in other words WARPIN.
Feel free to solve all dependencies by hand. And configure then right.  And go ahead and create wpi packages for all rpm. We certainly will not do it.

Programming / Re: i686 vs Pentium 4
« on: March 06, 2022, 05:35:17 pm »
As an end user, I don't care what instruction set is used. But if I change my settings from i686 to pentium4 with rpm/yum, everything should still work afterward. For me it's not the instruction set, but the quality of the rpm specs.
It does still work. Just let the update do its work.
Martin had to remove rpm/yum entirely and start over to change from i686 to pentium4. If that is what is needed, then please supply a tool to do it in one quick operation.
I dont know what he tried exactly.but he did it wrong for sure. As the update process works. And its not necessary to change arch for all. Just use yum update to update to later versions when available. And as said this works. If not open a ticket and we will solve it.

Internet / Re: RPM: Switching from i686 to Pentium4
« on: March 04, 2022, 08:57:37 am »
I don't remember the rest of this thread. But wouldn't it suffice to just update os2-base? That changes the platform.
Yes it does. And afterwards all new packages get updated to the right arch. Updating all is not needed as it gains nothing. Iirc this was discussed already several Times.

Games / Re: DOS VDM - USB and Game port Gamepad support
« on: January 13, 2022, 07:42:50 pm »
Rebooted to my netlabs.exp install, after upgrading and installing hidapi, things work as expected. Now to figure out what is different.
which hidapi version do you have? as I just uploaded the last available one 0.11.2
it includes your fixes as well. even done a bit different


Applications / Re: OpenOffice Spreadsheet charts
« on: November 16, 2021, 09:10:50 am »
Hi tried to download the files but dropbox no more works under current OS/2 firefox built !
I than tried to use firefox under windows 10 ans it failed too and finally, I could get files using google chrome !
Did bww check the link as been usable under os/2 arcaos before sending the download link ?

To be honest, if we only use OS/2 friendly services we run out of possibilities very fast.
But I personally had no issue downloading it with OS/2. On Win I'm not using firefox since long, so I didn't test that. Chrome and Edge run ok.

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