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Hardware / Re: Pen for OS/2
« on: November 03, 2019, 01:05:30 am »
I had a Calcomp Ultraslate drawing tablet. I got a mail about a virus and I thought this was not possible in OS/2. It turned out that I had a virus  and it was IN the Calcomp driver. So I removed it and did some virus checks (back then that was still possible on an 1G memory system, today you need more memory) and my machine was clean, don't know how it is today because the only virus checker needs more memory then 1G, which I don't have. So my advice is to check the files of the Calcomp stuff. I do still have some new boards from Calcomp, but due to the included virus I don't use it and Calcomp doesn't give any answers.

Hardware / Re: Pen for OS/2
« on: November 01, 2019, 04:30:55 pm »
These two drivers, EMI.SYS and EIQOS2.SYS, are for pressure. But as far as I know there are only one or two programs which do support pressure. So with the making of the drivers for the Wacom Bamboo and up it was decided not to support pressure. You can find the driver for the Wacom Bamboo on my site Wim Brul has also same driver on his site, but with a shorter more direct manual and he made some more tablets available I still use the Wacom Bamboo.

Applications / Re: MySQL 5.6.46
« on: October 26, 2019, 09:15:29 pm »
In the readme "For new users, to create the initial databases, unzip in the mysql51 directory which will create a 'data' directory". This is from an older distribution and can not be found in the new.
An other thing which puzzles me is the size; - 26.859.072 - 64.230.836
What happened between those two that it grow more than twice the size? And this is just an zip file.

Applications / Re: MySQL 5.6.46
« on: October 26, 2019, 08:39:12 pm »
Thanks Paul, still busy figuring out how to set up and converting existing databases or card boxes to sql databases. I seems all not that easy. When I have a sql database I can go figuring out how to connect with Java programs, there are some programs which do run very well with our version of OpenJDK.

Applications / Re: Strange PDF file problem using Lucide...
« on: October 23, 2019, 01:26:48 am »
I have a manual with next header;

5 0 obj
<</Length 6 0 R/Filter /FlateDecode>>

Indeling: PDF-1.7
Gemaakt in: PDF24 Creator
Met: GPL Ghostscript 9.26
Gemaakt op: 23-07-2019  13:56:05
Veranderd op: 23-07-2019  13:56:05

And I don't have any trouble opening it with Lucide 1.3.2 GA (2010-04-22). Everything seems to be okay, text and pictures.


Applications / Re: Polarbar Mailer
« on: October 05, 2019, 04:10:15 pm »
I have tested Polarbar 1.25A, one release before the last one. Can't say it is very stable. It does go down regularly with errors and produce files like hs_err_pidXX.log. I didn't get it going on SSL addresses, on normal POP its okay. But as soon as the message does have HTML it does strange things like presenting messages on the most right screen line, you just see the first character of a line. And it will go down on such a message with an error file. The program has issues as soon as it has to handle with not known parts in the message.

Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: September 22, 2019, 01:15:54 pm »
I have added a new multimedia program to my site today. Its a player with lots of features (for a player) and its called JavaMod. On the picture below you see different windows of the program, normally only the window with the play buttons and the meters is visible.

You can read more about the program and how to install (this one is really easy) on my page in English or in Dutch

Have fun!

Hardware / Re: OS/2 and the Mainframe
« on: September 15, 2019, 03:25:24 pm »
I have a working model of the Data General One. This is the very first laptop running on two 720Kb diskettes and 512Kb memory. When not started with a boot diskette I could enter programs for connecting to a mainframe. In those days the connection was serial up to full handshake. But I don't think that today they still work with serial connections, more likely utp in some form. OS/2 was written by mainframe guys, you can still observe that legacy as soon as OS/2 gets it difficult and needs a way out. I have only see once on OS/2 2.11 the message that I was run out of memory, run out of hard disk space, run out of diskettes. System was still working, but slow. The message popped up that the system needed more memory and that the system wants a new formatted hard disk(!), if I was so friendly to put that in the computer or close system. But in those days hot swappable hard disk was an item not available on the consumer markt  and no internal system on the motherboard to achieve that goal.

Storage / Re: How to Format a Hard Drive
« on: September 01, 2019, 12:35:25 am »
A test on the harddisk is performed with the /L parameter, just run help format or load newview and load the file  OS2\BOOK\CMDREF.INF. Then look for format and choose the /L parameter for more info. As far as I can read it, it has nothing to do with what system you are going to use the drive.

Applications / Re: A comprehensive guide to Odin available?
« on: August 30, 2019, 01:08:15 pm »
However whole DOSBox seems to crash if Windows 95 is running more than 20 seconds or so.
DOSBoxor Windows 95 wants the whole machine.You can't run these next to each other.

Applications / Re: "Resetting" WinOS/2 environment
« on: August 25, 2019, 12:12:00 pm »
Probably nothing seriously happened. Probably somewhere a drive letter is set to C: if you have an other disk for OS/2. If some package really did update some DLL or other program then you can see it with the date and time stamp. They have to be the same as the initial installation date/time. If you find one with an other date, find it on the installation  disk and copy the old over the new one. You can also see your backup if you had made a backup after first installation.

Applications / Re: A comprehensive guide to Odin available?
« on: August 25, 2019, 12:07:27 pm »
use OS/2 when possible, and Windows when you have to.
I agree with that, use an OS when its not possible to run the program otherwise.

I hardly have any important 16-bit or 32-bit Windows software, so I hardly have Win32-apps I'd wish were available for OS/2.
Very personal. A lot of fine software written for DOS or Win16 has no update in today's systems. I still have lots of CD's with software for DOS or Windows 3.1. If you go for importance, every office thing in Windows 10 can go to the trashcan. Your shifting space from one place to another. Furthermore, its important to have DOS and Windows 3.1 available because lots of data can't be read or saved anymore with the more "modern" versions of programs. As example, RTF and CSV is not so universal as people tend to think.

For a small community it'll be more important to compile a list of (all) (legacy) software which works fine with ArcaOS, including DOS sound and old Windows apps, to attract new users. As opposed to telling 'em to download and install DOSBox for Windows, for example.
You only need DOSBox for programs who want the whole machine and there can be only one captain on the ship and this is OS/2, eCS or ArcaOS.

Applications / Re: ClamAVGUI (rexx)
« on: August 04, 2019, 10:10:32 pm »
Hi Remy,
There are less OS/2 virs but this doesn't prevent you to send virs into email.   
Clamav with the use of the thunderbird plugin will prevent you from virs
I use the service of my provider with checking on mail in and out for viri and other unwanted stuff. So every mail I sent is checked and every mail incoming is also checked. Its part of the package I have with them together as host for my website. So I don't have problems there.

Hardware / Re: ArcaOS Hardware Support Discussion
« on: August 04, 2019, 03:25:45 am »
But of course, the BIOS has to provide legacy USB support. I wonder how long that will still be the case.
Probably forever, without UEFI won't work too, because it needs the kick off from start. (today a problem on HP machines with W10, after every upgrade different behaviour ;-(, so they struggling with it) And at that moment you have still influence on settings in the BIOS. Question will be if we still have access to the BIOS in the future, if yes, then there is a need for legacy USB support because other adapters are fading out (ps/2, din, serial) or are already no longer available (exclude industrial stuff).

Applications / Re: ClamAVGUI (rexx)
« on: August 04, 2019, 03:09:50 am »
Yes, 1Gb of storage is not enough due clamAV process which needs fast sig read but it should use your swap file...
Becomes more and more the problem with Linux ware, not optimized code and use of too big programming systems. Result very big executable with dragging no code from one place to another. One of the reasons why I turned my back to Apple.
May be you can have a more responsive system using a SATA SSD (if you have SATAIII)
No, unfortunately the SATA on my system is a pre version, not even version 1. Best way for me at the moment is to try buying different memory modules and the MB can support up to 4Gb, but due to the bridge on the MB limited to a little more then 3Gb, so not the full 4Gb can be addressed. Next try to sit the ride out until Arca Noae 5.1 Dutch will see the light. But only buy more memory for just ClamAV is a little too much in my view, knowing that there are no viri for OS/2 (not entirely true, but the viri have no influence on the system, you only hosting it).

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