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Programming / Re: 10% Fundraising for QT5 and new Browser
« on: March 13, 2018, 05:17:51 pm »
Why are you bringing up QtWebKit?  BitWise is not on this forum; and elsewhere they've said they have not yet selected the browser framework.
Sorry I just read from the referred chat protocol the following:
[11:21:39] <_diver> Yes as Qt5 has webkit.  And when this works a browser is a easy port

We need Qt first, and the selection of the browser framework should be done as late as possible.
So what's the problem, Qt sources are open for more than 10 years.

Programming / Re: 10% Fundraising for QT5 and new Browser
« on: March 13, 2018, 01:54:41 pm »
There was no need for Qt5 in the last 5 1/2 years of it's existence. It's a huge amount for a temporary solution. QtWebKit will be removed from Qt6 next year. The preferred path for the Qt framework since 2015 is QtWebEngine which is based on Google's Chromium. So one question remains: Which new browser will use the outdated QtWebKit from 2013 in 2019?

Networking / Re: ArcaOS network compatibility with OS/2
« on: March 11, 2018, 11:41:04 am »
I would like to make a couple of corrections, observations - you all can jump in and correct me if I get it wrong.

SAMBA and IBM File and Print client, and server can coexist on the same machine. I have a SAMBA server running on a eComStation 2.2 beta machine with the networking stuff from WSeB also loaded and running. However I do not have Netbios over TCPIP installed. The SAMBA handles connections from MAC and Windows 7, Netbios handles all the OS/2 type machines.
Samba can also coexist with conventional LAN products on the same adapter. It's only a configuration issue by avoiding name space conflicts and simply using a few settings in smb.conf:

disable netbios = yes
smb ports = 445

For a server it would be a better idea to use different bindings to more physical NICs. This way also RFC NETBIOS via port 139 can be served by Samba for the particular interface. I would recommend at least 3 to 4 physical interfaces per server machine, plus one dedicated for maintenance tasks.

I am laboring under the assumption that Netbios is more secure than TCP/IP or Netbios over TCP/IP  because Netbios cannot be routed. However since I am also running SAMBA that advantage (if it really was an advantage) doesn't exist.
It depends on the view. It's long time ago when Samba could work over NETBIOS - it was never integrated with the official releases.

You can map a remote OS2 drive via either Netbios (IBM file and print), or SAMBA, or both - even at the same time, although you will obviously have to use a different drive letter for each mapping. For example I have mapped \\server1\ddrive as q: using IBM file and Print (Netbios) and \\server1\ddrive as  W: using SAMBA at the same time.  (I am using a different domain name for IBM File and Print than the domain name for SAMBA - there may be another/better way but that how I have it set up.)
You're speaking here about remote directories (not remote drives). Samba cannot share remote drives. You can simply use a different Netbios name for the Samba server and keep both under the same domain.

My experience is that SAMBA transfers large files faster than IBM File Print (Netbios). But smaller transfers seem to be faster with Netbios.
It largely depends on network application's usage. Samba is optimised for simple file sharing and cannot do much more.

I have connected and transferred files fine over WiFi using Netbios with OS/2 machines.  I also have an I/O Gear Ethernet to WiFi adapter that will not connect or tranfer with Netbios via WiFi but will with SAMBA.
802.3 and 802.11 use the same frame format - so it's also possible use Netbios for connections from wireless clients to wired servers. Such devices have to be configured for bridge or AP mode. Of course it works in real-world.

Configuring the WSeB networking/server components and users is MUCH easier than setting up a SAMBA server. But I believe you can make that statement about almost all Linux based software; everything and anything non-Linux is easier to setup and use than software from the Linux world.
Samba is not Linux-based. The development started on SunOS, so it was easy to port for Linux, AIX and ULTRIX. Web based configuration via SWAT or Webmin should be usable enough. Warp Server offers a different feature set so it's not directly comparable.

I don't know why a server software (Samba) is promoted here nowadays for which the most feature complete OS/2 client software (MS OS/2 LAN Manager Client 2.2) is totally outdated.

Here is my update...I tried moving the suggested line right after an entry that looked like the SCSI driver but that failed...using "rem" in place of ";" worked but boot still failed. I then tried moving the suggested line to the end of the config.sys and that worked fine and I could see the FAT partitions on the IDE drive.
That's the behaviour by design. The device enumeration depends on the order of adapter device drivers in CONFIG.SYS. You can also add the Extended partition support ( to Warp 4 to improve the compatibility with Win95/NT partition schemes.

Networking / Re: ArcaOS network compatibility with OS/2
« on: March 09, 2018, 03:54:01 pm »
It's not clear, does ArcaOS work with other OS/2 computers in local network?
Partially, but without any SSI capabilities.

IBMPEERS is absent in ArcaOS. Samba client is installed instead.
IBM Peer for OS/2 was a layered product inside Warp Connect. It was already replaced in Warp 4 with the File and Print Client. Samba is a server application not a client.

We can't find information how ArcaOS computer can access disks of other OS/2 computer?
(other OS/2 computer: eComStation 2.2 with IBMPEERS)
It depends how the other OS/2 node provides the access methods.

For example Samba cannot share disks at all, it can only share directory trees and printer queues.

How to install IBMPEERS?
Others already mentioned how to install the File and Print Client.

Hardware / Re: How to find or extract a Postscript printer driver?
« on: March 08, 2018, 10:36:00 am »
I managed to copy the HP universal postscript driver from Windows 7, but apparently I managed to break something.  I imported the .ppd file with instPDR.exe.
No, you simply used an experimental tool that looks fine at a first view but can be quite dangerous. The default behaviour of this tool can be compared with heart transplantations done with a manure fork. It's better to put the files for the PS printer driver to modify in a temporary directory and to use PIN.EXE.

Hardware / Re: How to find or extract a Postscript printer driver?
« on: March 04, 2018, 03:05:18 pm »
Andreas, if you read your message you will notice that your second paragraph is complete useless.
It seems that your kinky expectations are cushioned against reality. Persecution mania?

Hardware / Re: How to find or extract a Postscript printer driver?
« on: March 03, 2018, 01:10:50 pm »
I have the windows postscript driver installed.  When I search for *.ppd in Windows, it shows me a location for hpcu210s.ppd in a subdirectory of \Windows\system32 , but when I look in that subdirectory, there is no .ppd file there.  My problem is how to copy it from wherever it is in Windows so that I can import it into an OS/2 postscript driver.
The corresponding PPD is packaged inside a Windows cabinet file (for example You can simply use PKZIP /FIX on the installation SFX archive (downloaded) to create a Zip-Archive that could be extracted under OS/2 or similar systems. Now a cab extraction utility with LZX support can decompress the PPD text file. ISOLatin1 should work out of the box for US systems.

Hardware / Re: How to find or extract a Postscript printer driver?
« on: March 02, 2018, 08:11:56 pm »
Later versions of IBM's PostScript printer driver for OS/2 include some tools for importing the PPD file. There are also different versions from third parties derived from the DCDDK source code. So this procedure should still apply.

I hope this message will pass the censorship. So I should better not write about extracting resources or files from Windows self-extracting archives with native OS/2 tools. That's the time when the Linux kids start to piss on command.

Setup & Installation / Re: A tool to setup LAN server on ArcaOS...
« on: February 27, 2018, 02:47:55 pm »
Its ... under a public open source license.
It seems some words were missing here. Which parts of it are under which public licence? In fact the mentioned program developed with Watcom VX-REXX is freeware that ships without any source code.

So why not simply write:
"Its source code (avalable at is under the Mozilla Public License, v. 2.0 (" - at least in North America...

Note you need to have a CD with the LAN server to install LAN server on top of ArcaOS.
Unfortunately that's not true. The included README file makes a different statement:

"By default, this program looks for the IBM LAN Server install image on
the specified CD-ROM drive, under the directory \CID\SERVER\IBMLS.

You can also use this program to install LAN Server from a CID server or
local disk."

To unravel the unsustainable claims by Mr. Roderick:
1. The LAN Server (Advanced) CD has not the required directory structure.
2. It cannot be used directly. CID server preparation is required additionally.
3. The Server CD of Warp Server (Advanced or for e-business) can be used out of the box instead.

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Censorship complaints
« on: February 24, 2018, 12:47:54 pm »
I don't think that labeling people...
What a shabby rabulistic twist...

I didn't call or label anyone like that (totally illogical even for inattentive readers). Everybody is free to read uncomprehendingly. Without facts, individual phrases are taken out of context. Your argument holds no water.

I know it's hard to yield to reason.

From "El pescador y su mujer":
„Na, wat will se denn?“ säd de Butt. „Ach,“ säd he, „se will warden as de lewe Gott.“ „Ga man hen, se sitt all weder in’n Pißputt.“

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Censorship complaints
« on: February 23, 2018, 06:43:07 pm »
It would be quite hard to find an example where I disavow somebody. In my opinion an OS/2 world should be a broad spectrum and not only an esoteric niche. Most criticism seems to belong to linguistic nuances. English is for me the third foreign language, so my skills are third-class at the most. So should I better answer in German or other languages in future? "Civility" can have different meanings in English. To whom do I owe civility? "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." Self-censoring isn't healthy for spirit and soul at all - perhaps in a gulag...

I hope that at least orthography is correct, paid no attention to the grammar.

Networking / Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
« on: February 23, 2018, 11:42:53 am »
a recommendation for a PCIe NIC? I wasn't successful with the usual Intel cards that I'd tried.
The most simple solution for client systems that's still available would be a "SysKonnect SK-9E21D". Matching NDIS2 drivers can be downloaded from Hobbes.

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: Censorship complaints
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:40:53 am »
Subservience to bolshevist practices. So where can I find a list of Newspeak-terms that have to be used here?

It's totally degenerated to censor innocent words. Natural law has always been stronger than hostile ideologies.

It remembers me to school times in the Soviet-occupied part of Germany:
Der Gott, der Eisen wachsen ließ,
der wollte keine Knechte,
drum gab er Säbel, Schwert und Spieß
dem Mann in seine Rechte

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Censorship complaints
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:58:59 pm »
It seems my response was too technical that it became a victim of the new anti-liberal censorship in this forum. I know that reading and understanding text can be quite complicated. A simple video should show the advantages of a RPM server (the barrow):

I hope it's simple enough for non-technical readers. xxxx censorship and pathetic cowardice!

Ian removed the F word.

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