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Messages - Sean Casey

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Programming / Re: NetRexx on OS/2
« on: September 24, 2019, 06:31:46 pm »
AFAICT OS/2 Warp 4 GA isn't Y2K-proof, including its Rexx interpreter.

Yup. IBM shipped some of the Warp Version 4 boxes with a large blue sticker that said: 

"YEAR 2000 READY when applicable IBM FixPaks are installed.   Certain add-on features in this package are not Year 2000 ready, including: Certain device drivers, BonusPak, Application Sampler CD, WarpExplorer, TCP/IP DOS for OS/2 Warp (Winsock). Netware Client 2.11, Java 1.0.1.  For details about the above and any other features that may be identified by IBM as not Year 2000 ready see: http://ps.software.ibm.com"

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Marketplace / Re: Warp Server - NOS Free
« on: September 22, 2019, 09:14:26 pm »
I finally picked up the Warp software and will be contacting the individuals who have requested copies.  This software has been donated to the OS/2 Community by Carla Hanzlik, co-founder of Sundial Systems together with the late Dr. Randell S. Flint, and one of the founding members of the still active Southern California OS/2 User Group (SCOUG). 

Thank you Carla!

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Utilities / Re: DB2 WIN-OS2 ODBC and ReportSmith
« on: August 20, 2019, 08:38:50 am »
I'll need to take closer look at the personal and even the developer versions to see if they can support remote network connections.  I assumed these were restricted to using only the loopback address.  I like to keep all my data/files/home directory on a (Warp) server separate from my varied client machines. 

v6 DB2 using the v2 CAE from Win-OS2 is working perfectly.  I'm now thrilled I can use ReportSmith with DB2, the final missing piece.  I prefer RS over Approach, Crystal and InfoMaker which are all fine and also easy to use, just not my preference. 

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Utilities / Re: DB2 WIN-OS2 ODBC and ReportSmith
« on: August 19, 2019, 09:00:56 pm »
Doug, I owe you another beer. 

I had given up getting ReportSmith to work w. DB2 after many attempts.  Unlike other ODBC data sources, Borland's documentation stated a DB2 gateway (OmniSQL MicroDecsionware, Gupta) was required to interface ReportSmith with DB2. 

Your ODBC on OS/2 articles are fabulous and have been my go-to source to get ODBC properly configured.   It would be nice to see you publish more in the future!

I had attempted to use the Win16 v5.2 CAE with DB2 6.1 with poor results, but I have had great success using the v2 CAE.  I don't have v7 DB2 for OS/2 (still looking), but I will be installing IBM's Small Business Suite for Linux which includes DB2 v7.1.  Once set up, I'll try your CLP trick and see if I have better results using the v5.2 CAE in Win-OS2.  IBM's DB2 v7 software announcement 201-128 discusses v7 server connectivity with 5.2 and 6.1 DB2 products and is silent on v2, so the v5.2 CAE will be my only option if I use a v7 server.  The v6.1 server running on Warp Server has been working great for my needs.

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Marketplace / Re: Warp Server - NOS Free
« on: August 07, 2019, 05:11:12 pm »
Update:  All the Warp Server's have found new homes, but two V.3 Warp clients are still available.

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Events / Re: ArcaOS 5.0.4 is out!
« on: July 30, 2019, 07:56:00 pm »
Anybody else with the same problem?

Yes, received emails for two upgrades yesterday, but haven't been able to download.

Didn't have the "https" url issue, but needed to download using FF on Linux.   I was afraid the update might mung my system as I am using 386 HPFS, but the upgrade was uneventful and everything is working fine.

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Events / Re: ArcaOS 5.0.4 is out!
« on: July 30, 2019, 02:40:58 am »
Anybody else with the same problem?

Yes, received emails for two upgrades yesterday, but haven't been able to download.

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Marketplace / Re: Warp Server - NOS Free
« on: July 27, 2019, 12:44:40 am »
Paying in DEM would have been a great deal on shipping.  Euro it is :-).   I need to collect the boxes in the next week or two and I'll put one aside for you.   I'll contact you when I'm ready to ship.

I still have two other new Warp Server and two new Warp client boxes for anyone interested.

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Off Topic discussions / Re: Should I go for it or better not?
« on: July 27, 2019, 12:36:28 am »
I believe you are referring to the Pentium's floating point division bug.  This impacted certain calculations requiring precision at the fourth decimal place.  In '94 I was working in Ernst & Young's National accounting group and had issued a global audit advisory as the bug impacted actuarial and investment company net asset value calculations (SEC 270.22c-1) that could be material to financial reporting.

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Marketplace / Re: Warp Server - NOS Free
« on: July 26, 2019, 09:21:25 pm »
They are all EN.  NOS was to mean "New Old Stock - shrink wrapped box pack" not Network Operating System :-)

It looks like shipping to Germany via postal service, no declared value, approx. 3.6 kg, would be about 114 DEM ($65 USD).  Your eBay might have better pricing? 

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Marketplace / Warp Server - NOS Free
« on: July 26, 2019, 06:25:45 pm »
I have several NOS boxes of Warp Server that have been donated from one of the once great OS/2 ISVs that are available to anyone who is willing to pay shipping from Southern California.  PM me if interested.

Update: There are also a couple NOS boxes of Warp client.  I haven't seen these, but I'm guessing they are the V3 client.

- Sean

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Marketplace / Re: Relish v.2.2 (Closed)
« on: July 20, 2019, 07:28:55 am »
Thank you very much for the offer, I had finally found a copy having actively looked nearly a year.   I use Relish daily, my favorite OS/2 application.

Someone will likely be very excited to discover your post and contact you for your copy.  It's sad that some of the great native OS/2 applications are no longer available. 

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Applications / Re: PmDraw's (CAD) fatal fonts warning
« on: June 30, 2019, 04:48:20 pm »
I gave pmdraw2 (beta) a try on ArcaOS 5.03 and it works fine.

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Applications / Re: ZOC startup error...
« on: June 20, 2019, 07:05:07 am »
You most likely have two XFRCEPT.dll files and the wrong one for ZOC is being used (may already be in use), though it is possible you have only one XFRCEPT.dll file but somehow it is the wrong one for ZOC.

Help for the error describes the system not being able to load code called by the application, which aligns to your suggestion.  What's odd is I also use ZOC v.4.15 and this library is not installed on my system.  I can't find any information on this dll.

Dariusz, consider using the WhichDLL utility, available on Alex Taylor's site, to gather additional information.

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Applications / Re: ODIN Revisited
« on: June 17, 2019, 04:55:54 am »
BTW: I like KDiff3 (for OS/2) much more than any Windows app.

I have been using vim on OS/2 with diffutils.  I see KDiff3 is easier to read and will use it as my GUI alternative.  Thanks for the tip.

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