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Applications / Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« on: October 23, 2019, 03:48:51 am »
Thank you for your efforts even when they sometimes seem unappreciated.

By, excluding you and your earlier noise, whom?

Please don't make up what someone is (not) appriciating. If I'd unappreciate software which is not written for me nor OS/2, then I'd be quite busy complaining about 99.9999%, rounded down, of all businesses and people producing sofware. I do write (mainly specialized and non-public) software for OS/2, FWIW, I honestly don't really care who's not appriciating that digitally, and I wasn't expecting nor demanding any useful nor helpful reply from an advocating CTO who wants to be funded. No customer, no complaints. You can guess why I'm not funding their "solitions".

If the selfish insults and unsollicited name-dropping are anything to go by, they I don't suddenly have to start liking them because there's some unexpected, acceptable solution available. The messenger isn't one of the happy few. But it's a fact that I dont appricate the usual self-justifications of such a CTO, just like it's a fact that they are producing non-OS/2 software for the happy few. O well, we've already left quite a few people/countries/languages behind since OS/2; who cares...

Applications / Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« on: October 23, 2019, 03:16:55 am »
Be gladd people are still making software for OS/2.

The guy does not even know what he is talking about. If I rememebr correctly Alex mentioned to Dmitry he should incorporate some of the older OS/2 GUI elements that where in a previous QT version. OS/2 fonts settings are used. Correct me if I am wrong but you guys did already some things to make certain QT feels like and OS/2 product....
O, don't give my any of that. They aren't. Part of the problem will be that there's an eCS 2.x DE for the happy few. It's nothing but a lie that you are glad that people are still producing software for OS/2.

That'll be the cause. Name-dropping is clumsy, and there really is no need for advocating self-justification with irrevant arguments. It isn't even possible to view "OS/2 GUI elements" nor "OS/2 fonts settings" with the so-called "software for OS/2", and I'm not sure what an irrelevant installer has to do with not being able to find in an OS/2 directory. It's great, for the even fewer happy few, that they did "some things" for those people. People moving on, while leaving a significant part of the small community behind each time.

But thanks for confirming the issues, because apparently this is supposed to be some encouragement for the poor to buy your way out of acknowledged troubles. Perhaps customers making funding conditional is a better idea, if funders do care about the size of their small community (excluding me, obviously) . There really is no need to pretend that they are writing OS/2 software. They don't, which is a perfectly valid conclusion and which is fine. It's a choice. I've tried to care less about the selfish opinion and classic online attack of a CTO of a company whoms products aren't made for me. They aren't writing software for OS/2, and you are confirming that, so you're only problem is someone pointing that out. And a broken or incomplete search stragtegy of binaries really has nothing with some installer. Clearly they are writing software for their own non-OS/2 environments.

The "be gladd people are still making software for OS/2", unlike some CTO I am, makes even less sense than the attempts to insult me. They are producing non-OS/2 software for the even fewer happy few, which is a valid conclusion. So is them having the full freedom to continue to reduce the size of a small community, unless you'd fund an installer on your own.

I'd support the suggestion of the selfish happy few to block the messenger, and please continue to fund the efforts of some CTO. Unconditionally. Who cares about a smaller size of of a small community, and who cares about "people still making software for OS/2". You don't.

Applications / Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« on: October 22, 2019, 01:04:51 pm »
Sadly it cannot open any pdf files as it cannot find plugins. I suspect this is because they are not within the unixroot structure but will not be bothering to investigate further.

The same may apply to Qt5: "Could not find the Qt platform plugin". Producers of selfish, non-OS/2 solutions for the even fewer happy few...

General Discussion / Re: Yahoo Groups End of Life
« on: October 22, 2019, 12:17:38 am »
Yes, what's a requirement to join the list? Do EDM/2, Hobbes or qualify?

Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: October 21, 2019, 06:25:33 pm »
A forgotten category: a few system-related utilities.

Just to be complete, all are text-mode apps:

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CPUInfo   (CPUINFO.EXE, may be Dave Yeo's, shows flags and properties of the CPU(s))
Dhrystone (DHRY.EXE, CPU benchmark with YMMV-results, I saw an unclear grey blob as an unofficial icon)
DISKIO    (DISKIO.EXE, disk benchmark)
SysInfo   (SYSINFO.EXE, i.e. not SysInfo/2, a text-mode dump of several basic systeem settings and proporties)

Applications / Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« on: October 21, 2019, 01:36:25 pm »
Earlier the same here, w.r.t. qpdfview. No plugins found, no useless Unix directory structures installed, and no clue that it's possibly only a solution for the happy few.

Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: October 21, 2019, 05:59:08 am »
And a classic icon file for the S.M.A.R.T. monitor, based on an eCS drive icon.

Applications / Re: Lucide, poor printing quality
« on: October 21, 2019, 03:20:29 am »
Printing as Image will almost always be lower quality than printing as Postscript.
FWIW, a PostScript printer (printer driver) has to be selected then. Albeit mine doesn't support PostScript, if 600 dpi is good enough then I'd select a "HP LaserJet 6P/6MP" and a "HP LaserJet 6P/MP - PostScript" from my default list of included printer. Select the PostScript one. Here changing the Lucide printer setting toggles the setting ((image or better image) XOR PostScript).

Applications / Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« on: October 21, 2019, 03:05:43 am »
I'm also assuming that you are using the lupplr PDF plugin based on teh poppler library 0.59.0?
BTW, does Lucide 1.3.5 have any special requirements? My copy (eCS 1.2, i.e. no CUPS) is appending text to POPUPLOG.OS2 when the number of it's being executed isn't an even number. So I have to open files twice.

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EAX=02e3beba  EBX=0001154c  ECX=025f1830  EDX=02e341b8
ESI=00000618  EDI=00002ef3 
DS=0053  DSACC=f0f3  DSLIM=ffffffff 
ES=0053  ESACC=f0f3  ESLIM=ffffffff 
FS=150b  FSACC=00f3  FSLIM=00000030
GS=0000  GSACC=****  GSLIM=********
CS:EIP=005b:11bf77a4  CSACC=f0df  CSLIM=ffffffff
SS:ESP=0053:0012f854  SSACC=f0f3  SSLIM=ffffffff
EBP=02e10000  FLG=00012202

PMMERGE.DLL 0004:000ff0c1

Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: October 20, 2019, 05:48:43 pm »
A forgotten category: a few system-related utilities. Here's a quick one for S.M.A.R.T. monitor, size 128x128 only.

Applications / Re: Lucide, poor printing quality
« on: October 19, 2019, 12:51:58 pm »
Is a HP 2100-series driver the right driver for a HP 2000-series printer?

Presumably the HP LaserJet 6-series is backwards compatible, and supports 600x600 dpi. FTTOMH I'm using those drivers (no download required) for a HP P2035, and download HP LaserJet 4-drivers for Win-OS/2.

Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: October 18, 2019, 05:03:55 pm »
Folder icons, based on David's modified question mark-theme, for a WhoIs folder.

And two icons for Microsoft Office (MSOFFICE.EXE, a Win-OS/2 toolbar) and Microsoft Organization Chart (ORGCHART.EXE). Only the size 40x40 is new.

Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: October 18, 2019, 02:16:10 pm »
another one with the question mark modified.  I tried the interrobang.  I could not get it to look good at the same sizes.

Excellent. I was fearing a new globe. I guess I like this one because the colors of the globe aren't trying to be realistic, so it's more clear that you are not looking for something related to geography, and the modified question mark improves the quality at 40x40. I already noticed the original one was too bright/white at 40x40, at least with some monitors.

Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: October 18, 2019, 01:54:07 pm »
Regarding 80 and/or 128: I'm not using ArcaOS nor eCS 2.x, but at I noticed that it has "Scalable desktop icons, up to 128×128(, based on popular Linux desktop themes).". If possible, available and relevant I'll try to use 128x128 and the AOS naming convention ("lowercase_128px.png"). I don't know if 128x128 will be scaled down to 80x80, but 128x128 is the advertized supported size indeed.


Wow! Solved, by David's (who may now be busy creating a backup :-\).

I'll change my inferior, lesser, pathetic file's number to 2. Which is just the game's small 16x16 brown ball artwork, enlarged by using the consistency and quality of the simple rings. Those rings were more productive and useful than expected by me. Counting or recording numbers of pixels, versus guessing rendered pixels and matching inconsistencies. I'll keep the rings (/ dark ball). It helps.

Applications / Re: Lucide, poor printing quality
« on: October 18, 2019, 03:04:43 am »
I've never used Lucide to print a PDF file, for one because I have to execute it twice to view a PDF file, but by default at least one of the quality-related settings is unset with v1.3.5 GA.

<Ctrl-P>, checkbox under text "Image" (here disabled by default).

Same page, top button, tab Options (seems fine, like a disabled Draft Mode).

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