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Multimedia / Re: Warp with 2 sound cards?
« on: June 06, 2019, 09:51:05 am »
A few years ago I asked Timur Tabi some questions regarding OS/2 and multimedia. Although he don't use OS/2 since a very long time he answered politely and in detail. Maybe he still answers specific questions if you ask directly. I think he's the most knowledgeable guy in this field.

Multimedia / Re: SYBA USB Stereo Sound Adapter: Good or bad?
« on: June 01, 2019, 02:04:09 pm »
I beg to differ. The  32 bit test versions are noticeably faster (with USB 2),
What is noticeably faster? If you read what I wrote at the testers list you'll see there is nearly no speed difference when reading/writing to external disks. Different version of usbmsd make more difference than the 16/32 stacks. At least that's the result of my tests.

Maybe that changes with USB3. And maybe it's a good thing in the long term. But until your post above I didn't see anyone claiming there's a speed improvement for regular use cases.

Internet / Re: access
« on: May 26, 2019, 01:07:23 pm »
A number of people have for one reason or another no access to
The one reason I can think of is using a non OS/2 browser/system. If you need to access this site from another system I think it's enough to switch the user agent.

What are the other reasons?

I now found out that I always tried to connect to the google calendar with the SM integrated CalDAV or ICAL mechanism. This works on Win but with our SM only in one direction - fetching is okay but not sending something.

To use the 'Provider for Google Calender' you need to select the 4 line in the Format options when creating a new calendar called 'Google Kalender'. Not ICS or CalDAV. This way it works. Something I never thought of or maybe tested years ago without success and forgot.

I read that too. But it's 0.25 from 22. Mai 2015 which is installed here on this Win Box. And it works. There's also installed Lightning 5.4 on this SM 2.49.2

I was just able to create and sync a calendar entry successfully from Seamonkey calendar to google calendar.

Thanks that's the information I wanted to hear. So basically it works with our SM. I now have to find why it's not working for me. For Win I use Provider für Google Kalender 0.25. I think I use the same with my OS/2 boxes but have to check at evening. Andy, what version do you use?

Internet / Seamonkey Calendar - google CalDAV 'Modification failed'
« on: April 15, 2019, 06:19:53 pm »
I'm trying to synchronize my Seamonkey Calendar with google. Fetching entries works but I can not create a new event and synchronize to google.

I know how to setup and it works for me with SM running under Windoze. But can't get it to work with our OS/2 builds.

Has anyone ever successfully installed google calendar CalDAV synchronization? Any hints?

Applications / Re: OS/4 (technical details only)
« on: April 05, 2019, 09:50:37 am »
Dave do you have the matching SM builds too? Are the improvements you've made the last months relevant for SM too? I think I'm using your latest SM but it's some time ago since I updated. Maybe you'll provide a link to the best one here again to assure we SM users are using the latest greatest. Thanks..

Applications / Re: Firefox 45.9 XUL.DLL error
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:32:12 am »
I had the psprint problem on one of my systems too. It was with the latest Seamonkey. In the end I uninstalled some printers and got it working.

Before I tried different ps drivers too without success. Copied them over from a working system did not work too. Think I used the pr...exe comming with pmfax(?) to delete the queues and drivers until SM was happy. I guess my printer installations where messed up badly. Though I had > 6 printers installed which I didn't even owned at that time with different queues and.... So cleaning up this mess was not a bad idea anyway.

Hardware / Re: Turning Off Monitor (DPMS) with Panorama
« on: January 27, 2019, 04:31:41 pm »
There may be more than one way to switch off displays. At least for desktop systems (external monitor) there's an easy one. For my package of the black utility I write to the PCI registers of the ATI graphic card to disable primary and secondary output. After that the connected monitor decides to go into power down as there is no graphic signal available on any input any more. With other graphic adapters it is enough to write to the proper VGA registers. Older graphic card bioses seem emulate the VGA registers well enough to do the job. But not the ATI X300 and up.

With notebooks usually there is no such electronic which looks at input video signal. Guess you have to find the register(s) which switches the backlight converter on/off. No clue if this is standardized in ACPI or any other standard.

Games / Re: Tetris-like game
« on: January 22, 2019, 10:27:47 am »
I tried to refrain from answering you again but as you constantly preach your point of view and ignoring what others say I have to make a final post on this from my side.

For me it seems you don't want to take advices from others and you absolutely don't want to discuss arguments coming from others. Instead you constantly complain that others are not polite enough to you. ('hatred', 'sidelong insults', .... ). For me it's obvious you understand a lot of what was written here in a different way than I do. That's okay. People are different. Communication is a complicated thing especially if it happens only in written form and when non native speakers are involved like me.

For me all what you write here is a lot of marketing speech which is hardly related to OS/2. Neither your religious things nor your private things belongs to this forum (only my personal POV of course). Even most of your technical talking is hardly related to OS/2 ('tetris for windows', even your ES/x are clearly different to OS/2 as of your own words, and even your goal is NOT to run OS/2 software but to rewrite all of them at best). That's the reason I will ignore all your future posts.

As you constantly emphasize your skills and your project leading capabilities to try to motivate others to follow your ES/x development I think you neglect that there are other experienced people here with similar skills and know how. I for myself work in computer industry for more than 30 years. I've programmed basic graphic VGA drivers and applications like your tetris more than 30 years ago. I've worked for so much different projects, small and big, software, hardware, complex systems, ... that I've seen so many successful projects but also failing ones. I've seen so much people who talk about projects and ultimate features although they don't had the insight to really understand what they are promising. A lot of time people are simply to childish to have an overview of what it really takes to make happen what they are promising. Some 'programmers' built there first C hello world program and think from now they are the hero software leaders who will lead the world in the near future. That does not mean you fall in this category. But your resistance to discuss the consequences of your talking ('we can rewrite them all') is not the best requisite for handling such a big projects well IMHO.

Anyway I wish you success with your projects. Maybe sometimes when you have something OS/2 related or even Linux related I'll even test it. But I for myself being not very interested in Windoze or DOSish stuff anymore.

Live long an prosper.

Or copy the data to a JFS formated USB stick. I've an additional JFS partition on my ArcaOS boot stick which would be fine for that.

No clue how you tried to shrink the JFS Partition but why don't you simply copy over all files? Maybe booted from ArcaOS stick while both disks are attached.. Or rar the files and unrar on the target afterwards?

Games / Re: Tetris-like game
« on: January 20, 2019, 04:20:01 pm »
The problem is so many OS/2 apps aren't open source and most of those that are, are ports to begin with.

We can rewrite them all.  It just takes teamwork.
I wish you success. But before I believe in your work I need to see something that really works. You do not need to rewrite f.i. PMView for that. You only need to recompile Apache Open Office and Seamonkey on your kernel to proselytize me. Or current Firefox 64 instead SM if you like.

We, the current remaining OS/2 community can not even do that. But you talk about as it would be an easy job for you or a small group of believers. Of course in theory it's true
We can rewrite them all.
But in practice it's no more than a lot of hot air. It's clear you do not have the slightest idea what work it would take to do what you're talking about. Even if a few hundred developers would devote all their spare time on your projects I don't believe you can reach the 'simple' target - AOO and SM on your kernel - within the next 10 years. Please proof me wrong.

I have written a Tetris-like game for Windows.
In case you missed it, this is not windoze.spam.

...This is not something unique to notebooks, desktops also have the same problems.
I wasn't clear enough. I usually mean self build desktop systems. There are still a lot of good compatible boards available. And compatible industrial boards will be available even a few years from now I'm sure. Of course you have to buy proper stuff. Often not the cheapest crappiest stuff the next supermarket wants to sell you. But you've a chance to get something that works in contrary to notebooks where you don't have these option anymore.

And wifi is not needed for desktop systems. Except for the few of us who do develop wlan stuff on a desktop system ;). Otherwise no wifi needed (and often not wanted) with desktop systems.

Even USB2 is available for desktops easily. Either still on the mobo or via PCI card.

So for desktop users like me (and Julien) high resolution graphic (and/or multi-head) do have much higher priority. Of course different people - different needs. We'll see how AN sets priorities.

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