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Programming / Re: OS/2 Books - Samples Companion Disks
« on: May 17, 2019, 03:34:43 am »
Thanks André. I had updated the link on the wiki and the table of contacts on the


Programming / Re: OS/2 Books - Samples Companion Disks
« on: May 17, 2019, 12:35:01 am »
With http instead of https, ....

Thanks, I corrected that on the post.

Article Discussions / ArcaOS - 2nd Year
« on: May 16, 2019, 03:00:23 pm »

I missed ArcaOS birthday yesterday. According to history,  May 15, 2017 was the day that ArcaOS 5.0.0 was released.

Congratulations for the Arca Noae team.

I think it is a good moment to comment about the ups and down and try to do some constructive criticism to the platform. I hope I can write more about that later this day on some free time, but I really want to hear what do you think.

Give you cheers away, and remember to focus the constructive criticism on the software, actions or strategy and not on the people.


Programming / OS/2 Books - Samples Companion Disks
« on: May 15, 2019, 12:06:07 am »

I'm trying to collect the samples (companion diskettes) of some old OS/2 books about software development.
I have the list of books here on the EDM/2 wiki.

If you happen to have the diskette or know the download link of the missing ones, please let me know (privately or here).


Games / Re: ArcaOS - Retro Gaming Machine
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:55:30 pm »

I also noticed that there are some games that require MIDI support for some background music. I vaguely remember from the past that I can install midi support with TiMidity++ (I guess ) and some instrument (?) patches like GUSPAT or EAWPAT.... or was it timidityMCD the one required to have MMOS2 MIDI support? I also don't remember if it can work with UniAud if it requires specific hardware with its drivers.

I honestly don't remember, this time I will write it down on the wiki. Any tip / help is welcome.


Games / Re: ArcaOS - Retro Gaming Machine
« on: May 14, 2019, 04:24:44 pm »
Hi Mathias.

The pictures looks great, it seems it was a nice event for retro gamers. Is there a picture of your machine there?

It is clear that the audience was not there to know about ArcaOS, just to remember old games and play it, but I think that you had accomplished your goal. This was the first time ever ArcaOS was shown as a gaming (retro gaming) platform and it is important to show the platform in different events.

I also think it was a good opportunity to test what ArcaOS is missing and what can be improved on this area (like SoundBlaster emulation on DOS). 

Thanks for your efforts !!


Programming / Re: What is needed for Node.js apps?
« on: May 12, 2019, 07:29:33 pm »

I'm also guessing that is already something ported to run Node.js apps on OS/2, since some apps (like Riot IM) already run in Firefox for OS/2.
Is that something exclusive for Firefox or something in Node.js can run in stand alone mode without too much effort ?


Applications / Re: Discussion about RPM/YUM and Libcn
« on: May 10, 2019, 01:57:21 pm »

I have some issues with the SDL 1.2x on the rpm package with some SDL ported games I'm trying.
1) There is the confusion between sdl and SDL on the repository.
2) It seems that some DLLs are missing like the mixer, image, net, sound on the rpm package. Checking the contents of the SDL and sdl packages does not list those.

This is why I had skipped the SDL (and sdl) package from the rpm repo and started using the ones on hobbes ( and for trying the game SDL apps.

As a convenience I would like to have a full SDL1 and SDL2 DLL's on the rpm repository and I will like to have DOSBox/2 also installable from rpm. Like I said before on this forum, I dislike FHS and using rpm/yum from command line, but since we have ANPM, I was able to tolerate it.  But it is just my personal opinion.


Applications / Re: Discussion about RPM/YUM and Libcn
« on: May 08, 2019, 07:56:33 pm »

Maybe my mistake was to write "regular users" referring to the people that does not use the "Netlabs experimental RPM Repository", and use just the normal "netlabs RPM repository". For the record, I did not mean to say it as a pejorative or derogatory term, I usually don't use the experimental RPM repository on my OS/2-ArcaOS systems.


Applications / Re: Discussion about RPM/YUM and Libcn
« on: May 08, 2019, 06:13:50 pm »
FYI: I split this topic.

PD: Today I'm drinking a "regular" size coke.

Games / Re: OS/2 - ArcaOS - Native Games
« on: May 06, 2019, 11:54:49 pm »

I'm still working to upload all the native games source code at Github. I'm on the letter "s", so I hope to finish soon. 

Hopefully after that I will work on some "compiling my first SDL game" article.... if I can pull that off.


Applications / Re: New DOSBOX build / new ports
« on: May 03, 2019, 05:46:36 pm »
Hi Jochen.

I noticed today that "libcn0.dll" is available on the regular (non experimental) netlabs rpm repository. That means that regular users can now get that DLL.


Applications / Re: David's Doodles
« on: May 01, 2019, 03:17:34 am »
Thanks David. I'm using all I can for the collection.


Programming / What is needed for Node.js apps?
« on: April 30, 2019, 10:14:04 pm »

Just from a theoretical point of view, I want to know what would be needed to have Node.js stand alone apps to run on OS/2.

What are the framework, library set and/or runtimes that are needed to have node.js application like , Butter Project (base for popcorn time) and others running as stand alone apps? I know that some node.js apps runs on Firefox on OS/2 like, but I was wondering what is needed to have those running as stand alone.

This is just for my knowledge, don't think that I'm saying it is the #1 priority for us.


Applications / Re: Mesa3D library.
« on: April 30, 2019, 04:32:42 pm »
Thanks Dave.

It seems to be the version alpha -1.49, but I will compare it to the one that I have.

I'm still looking for the "alpha minus 1.6" source code if it still exists.


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