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Off Topic discussions / Slowing Down But Not Hitting the Brakes
« on: May 12, 2022, 08:19:23 pm »
Hi Guys

I just want to share with you something off-topic and personal. Last friday (2022-05-06) my father passed away and I had been quite busy dealing with that issue.

My father worked for IBM since the 70’s till 1999 and I learned a lot of things from him that I used in my career and personal life. Thanks to him I learned OS/2 at its time and studied Computer Science. He was a great man and it had been a great loss for me and my family.

During this month I will be dealing with the usual local bureaucracy and taking a closer look to the family business with my brother.

I will be slowing down a little bit with OS2World during the next month, but I will keep connecting to check on a few things, slowly updating the hobbes archive, and I still have on my plans to assist Warpstock 2022 and stream the event with the help of the community.

Thanks to everyone for their condolence via e-mail and social networks.


Applications / Dooble: Websites / WebApps Testing
« on: April 25, 2022, 02:17:42 pm »

I would like to hear your feedback on the working and non working sites and web apps with the Dooble browser.

The Dooble browser for the moment is this version: dooble-2022.04.04-1.oc00.pentium4.rpm

It is on the netlabs exp RPM: "yum install dooble"

You can also post bug reports at:


Applications / Searching Files on the RPM
« on: April 12, 2022, 06:30:54 pm »

I usually get into the issue that someone tell me install xxxxx.exe or yyyy.dll from the rpm repository and I have no idea what is the name of the package.

I was suggested to use "yum whatprovides", for example "yum whatprovides */libcn0.dll"
The command used to work, but now it does not procedure any results.

Any ideas on how to search for files or what is going on?


Games / Storing DOS VMD Sessions settings.
« on: April 09, 2022, 11:36:04 pm »

I usually do not use too much the DOS VMD on ArcaOS, but lately I had been using some DOS games to test the USB gamepad compatibility.

I remember that there was a way to export/import DOS VDM sessions settings. There is the famous "DOSGames.set", but I don't remember (or maybe I never learned) how to use it.

What is the procedure to import/export the DOSGames.set on a DOS VDM Session?  Or did I misinterpreted it and there is no way to import/export the settings?


Programming / Compiling a PM sample with GCC
« on: March 30, 2022, 12:06:44 am »

I'm trying to compile a little PM sample, just for the fun of it.

It is:
The make file uses gcc, link386 and rc.

I run nmake and it shows me this error:

{2}[e:\projects\samplepack\pmwalker_r2] nmake

Operating System/2 Program Maintenance Utility
Version 4.00.001 Oct  4 2001
Copyright (C) IBM Corporation 1988-2001
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1988-1991
All rights reserved.

        gcc -c -O2 walker.c
walker.c:30:10: fatal error: os2.h: No such file or directory
   30 | #include <os2.h>
      |          ^~~~~~~
compilation terminated.
NMAKE : fatal error U1077: 'C:\SYS\APPS\4OS2\4OS2.EXE' : return code '1'

I have OS2.h on "C:\usr\include\os2tk45"  and on the config.sys "SET INCLUDE=C:\usr\include\os2tk45"

Any idea why I have that error? Do I have to use other OS2.h ?


Programming / Python and GUI on OS/2
« on: March 23, 2022, 01:55:40 am »

I'm just curious about something. I was reading about python and I wondered if some GUI application can be done in this language. I read that GUI application on python are possible using "Python-Tkinter". There are these interfaces, PyQtis (for Qt), PyGTK (for GTK) and WxPython ( for WxWidgets).

I noticed recently on the installation of Scribus that there is a "python3-tkinter" lib/interface available for OS/2.
- Does python GUI apps porting is possible with python3-tkinter on OS/2?
- Is this "python3-tkinter" connected to Qt 5 to produce the GUI elements on OS/2?
- Is this the prefered way (python3-tkinter) for the python developers to produce GUI elements in python?

I'm just curious, I don't have any plans or ideas, (maybe to check more python 3 open source software that can be ported), but I wwill like to resolve these doubts.


Article Discussions / IBM Systems Journal Magazine and OS/2
« on: March 14, 2022, 07:12:57 pm »

The IBM Systems Journal was a technical magazine printed by IBM. It used to have some OS/2 related article from time to time.

We have a list of related articles here:

It seems that in November of 2021, the Internet Archive scanned all those magazines and put it available online (Free registraton required).

I would like to invite you to check those magazines and post back if you see any other OS/2 related article that is missing on the EDM/2 list.


Games / OS2World Gaming Site Update
« on: March 10, 2022, 02:48:43 am »

I updated the OS2World Gaming Site to Joomla 4 a month ago, and the template was broken on Firefox 45.

Today I'm trying new template that seems to work on FF 45.

It is still not final and I want to improve it, but feedback is welcome.


Internet / RPM: Switching from i686 to Pentium4
« on: February 25, 2022, 08:44:41 pm »

I refreshed my VM and I don't remember what I did last time to change everything to .pentium4.

Is there some trick or command to make RPM reinstall everything that I have oon i686 to pentium4 if it exists?

Currently I'm changing everything to .pentium4 one by one with ANPM.

The error says:
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ERROR with transaction check vs depsolve:python(abi) = 2.7 is needed by python2-pycurl-
7.44.1-3.oc00.pentium4python27.dll is needed by python2-pycurl-7.44.1-3.oc00.pentium4python(abi) = 2.7 is needed by
(installed) urlgrabber-3.10.1-10.oc00.noarchpython(abi) = 2.7 is needed by (installed) yum-utils-
1.1.31-3.oc00.noarchpython(abi) = 2.7 is needed by (installed) python2-rpm-4.13.0-20.oc00.pentium4python(abi) = 2.7 is
 needed by (installed) yum-3.4.3-14.oc00.pentium4python(abi) = 2.7 is needed by (installed) yum-metadata-parser-
1.1.4-7.oc00.pentium4python27.dll is needed by (installed) python2-rpm-4.13.0-20.oc00.pentium4python27.dll is needed by
 (installed) hplip-libs-3.19.8-3.oc00.pentium4python27.dll is needed by (installed) yum-metadata-parser-
1.1.4-7.oc00.pentium4Please report this error at


Off Topic discussions / Haiku gets GIMP, Inkscape
« on: February 15, 2022, 02:15:55 am »
...and now the envy is killing me.

- Haiku gets GIMP, Inkscape

Hardware / Suggestion for Laptops with No Ethernet Port
« on: February 12, 2022, 05:26:28 pm »

I got this question today on my email.
- What is suggested today for ArcaOS (OS/2 Warp 4.52) for Laptops that does not came with an Ethernet Port? How Can I connect to the Network?

Currently I limit myself for ArcaOS on real hardware with a Thinkpad laptop with an actual working Ethernet port, but to be honest never thought what we have available today to try to solve this issue.

Any suggestions?


Games / Odin Game: SiN
« on: February 11, 2022, 10:37:38 pm »

There where reports and even a package to help you run SiN with Win32OS2 (the old Odin project). SiN is based in the Quake 2 open source machine as far as a I read about it.

Today I wanted to amuse myself and see if I can run the game.
- I downloaded the demo:
- The zip installer run fine with "pe Sin.exe"
- But after the install on "var/lib/odin/Program Files/Activision/Sin demo" if I run "pe Sin.exe" the graphics don't look enough to play (like flickering) and the game quits.

I also check the Sin Starter Pack from hobbes. The instructions are from 1998 and it asks to patch OLE32.DLL which I can no longer found on today's Odin.

I tried to use a different glide file and try to adjust some of the suggestion on "Sin Star pack"'s readme, but no luck yet.

I don't  know if someone, just for the amusement of playing the game, wants to take a look at it and give me some hints if it can run.


Setup & Installation / Warp 4.52 Install Issue
« on: February 09, 2022, 04:18:19 am »

On Twitter there is a user that is trying to install Warp 4.52 on a Pentium II machine.

Any ideas what is the issue?


Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Forum Registration
« on: January 25, 2022, 12:17:03 am »

I'm not sure if you noticed but I'm having some user registration problem with OS2World since (maybe) November of 2021. I had to disable registration to the main site because the replication to SMForum got broken. First MediaWiki integration got broken and later forum integration.

Today I'm enabling direct forum registration and I will like to play more with OpenID authentication. If someone has more experience with OpenID please let me know.

I will be monitoring the forum user registration this week hoping we don't get spam attacks.


Hardware / Hardware Compatibility Wishlist for 2022
« on: January 20, 2022, 01:48:52 pm »

I like to discuss the wish list hardware compatibility from time to time since the hardware and necessities changes in time. 

What is your hardware compatibility request with ArcaOS these days?

I personally have in my list:
- Intel Wifi support
- Intel HD dual screen support. (To mirror screen or extend screen)
  - Easier Hot plug to projectors. (To mirror screen or extend screen)

What's yours? No matter if it is a wild shot.


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