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Internet / Thunderbird 31.8
« on: March 30, 2016, 12:56:42 am »
I've started to use Thunderbird for the first time.  I've been using web mail most of the time, and I now have the need for a pop3 account application.

Installing and setting it up to receive & send email went without a hitch.  My first problem thus far has been the attachement save.

My first email with an attachement had a small JPG file attached.  Each time I saved the attachment Thurnderbird disappeared.  And by that I mean it seems to have crashed, and left no trace it was running.  Popuplog has no record of the crash.  And I'm not sure how to find a dump if one was created.

I wondered if the problem might be file type dependent.  I sent two more emails, one with a PDF and one with a ZIP attachment.

All attachments were between 10k & 100k in size.

Saving the PDF gave me the same problem.  I tried multiple times with the JPG attachment and multiple times with this attachment all resulting in an application crash.

Saving the ZIP was successful the first time I tried.

Now when I go back to save the other JPG & PDF attachments, those save requests now work fine.

I don't know if my system just had gremlins, or if there is some form of bug in the system.

It would be interesting to know if anyone else could recreate this condition.

I'm continuing to use Thunderbird and hoping the gremlins do not return.

-Mark

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Internet / Re: Thunderbird 38.6.0
« on: March 30, 2016, 12:47:57 am »
I've started to use Thunderbird for the first time.  I've been using web mail most of the time, and I now have the need for a pop3 account application.

Installing and setting it up to receive & send email went without a hitch.  My first problem thus far has been the attachement save.

My first email with an attachement had a small JPG file attached.  Each time I saved the attachment Thurnderbird disappeared.  And by that I mean it seems to have crashed, and left no trace it was running.  Popuplog has no record of the crash.  And I'm not sure how to find a dump if one was created.

I wondered if the problem might be file type dependent.  I sent two more emails, one with a PDF and one with a ZIP attachment.

All attachments were between 10k & 100k in size.

Saving the PDF gave me the same problem.  I tried multiple times with the JPG attachment and multiple times with this attachment all resulting in an application crash.

Saving the ZIP was successful the first time I tried.

Now when I go back to save the other JPG & PDF attachments, those save requests now work fine.

I don't know if my system just had gremlins, or if there is some form of bug in the system.

It would be interesting to know if anyone else could recreate this condition.

I'm continuing to use Thunderbird and hoping the gremlins do not return.

-Mark

Edit:  I'm very sorry.  I just double checked my version of Thunderbird and it is 31.8, and not 38.6 as this thread applies.  I should probably find this new version and install it.

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Perhaps it would be easier to purchase if they made an epub or pdf of the document.  Hardcopy prints through snail mail are not my favorite thing these days.

Martin - if you get this magazine perhaps you might share a review?

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Applications / Re: Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 for eComStation and OS/2
« on: December 31, 2015, 12:44:00 am »
I backed up my old 4.1.1.1 release folder.

I installed 4.1.2 over the top of the existing folder & contents using the WPI's provided.  The system automatically installed both the GA & EN installers.  I recall there is another associations installer that I selected.  I avoided the RPM install hoping that all my YUM pre-reqs were up to date.

I use YUM for my pre-reqs.

Any pre-reqs that are not part of YUM are likely in a libpath somewhere.  I do not recall installing any pre-req DLLs into my old release, so if anyone would have time to share some of those DLL names, I can double check my folder and give a more definitive answer.

My existing program objects all work fine, and retained the older 4.1.1 names.  I manually changed them in my desktop folders to use 4.1.2

I can load, open files, update files, save files, print files, in Writer withtout problems.  I use FF38 all the time as well.  One after the other and sometimes at the same time.

So far things are working just fine.  Neither application is crashing or misbehaving that I can tell.

I do not run them in high memory.  So far I have not run into problems with memory yet.   If needed, I can run some tests with AOO4.1.2 using high memory.

So far, I'm a very happy camper.

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Article Discussions / Tech Republic mentions eCS
« on: November 03, 2015, 06:56:55 pm »

The writer that attended our Warpstock in Wichita recently just posted a story at Tech Republic.  It does mention eCS.

http://www.techrepublic.com/pictures/screenshots-windows-10-alternatives-that-wont-disappoint/7/

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Events / Re: Warpstock 2015 presentations
« on: July 29, 2015, 01:02:11 am »
Could we have someone demo moving from SNAP to Panorama and back again?

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Are there any finance programs supported for OS/2?  We have a couple of old programs like ETeller out there.  But I'm not sure the authors are around anymore.

I wouldn't mind an investment analysis program too.

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Hardware / Re: Printer Question!
« on: June 19, 2015, 05:40:23 am »
I have a brother HL-4150CDN working with a color postscript printer driver here. It has a few quirks now and again, but otherwise it does a great job.

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Hardware / Re: H.P. LaserJet Pro CP 1025nw
« on: June 19, 2015, 05:37:59 am »
I have this printer.  I use it with Linux & Windows.  I do not use it with OS/2.

I can attest to everything people here are warning you about.  That special plugin isn't available for OS/2.

I'd be curious to know if the 2025 suffers the same problem.

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Programming / Re: WDSibyl-Library ALpha 6
« on: June 17, 2015, 03:08:10 pm »
Hi Wolfgang,

Thanks, I was able to download it after I logged in.

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Hardware / Re: USB Mouse/Keyboard
« on: May 05, 2015, 07:53:35 pm »
I have used USB & KVM for OS/2 for a long time now.  I have not experienced your problem specifically.  I have had a problem where my keyboard was not recognized by eCS but had no problems with either USB device.

I use Belkin 2port & 4port versions over the years (currently a 2port).  They seem to work adequately for me.

I've used typical Logitech mice & keyboards, nothing fancy.  I currently have a Logitech wheel mouse & a cherry brand keyboard.

You might try to mix and match a few different mice & keyboards to find a pair that work together.   Another option would be to get a hold of the developer(s) who maintain the USB drivers and see if they can help you out.  I would presume you are using one of the latest USB driver sets available.  If not, locate the latest either on Hobbes or at Arca Noae and see if they help.  If there are other places to get the latest drivers, hopefully others will share with us.

Good luck.
Mark

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Setup & Installation / Re: QPdfView install problem
« on: April 10, 2015, 08:02:44 pm »
Well it did turn out to be the trolltech ini file.  I had tried that a few times while I went to find all the dll's that I'd been missing.  It took a bit of time to get the ones not part of a yum install.

My first efforts deleting that file (between installing DLLs) did not prove to be a solution.  I guess I just gave up too early on deleting that file as a possible solution to my problem.  It turns out I needed to delete it one last time after everything was installed.

Thanks for all the suggestions and help.

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Setup & Installation / QPdfView install problem
« on: April 08, 2015, 07:37:04 pm »
I'm trying to install and run the latest qpdfview port for eCS.  I believe I have all the pre reqs in place based on the document that came with the package..  But when I try to open a PDF document with the program, it complains it is missing the plugin for "PDF" 

Does anyone know where I need to look in order to solve this question so that I can open PDF documents with the program?  I would appreciate a point in the right direction.

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Applications / Re: AOOo 4111GA does not install libc066
« on: February 23, 2015, 02:57:03 am »
I may have had the same urlgrabber problem you are having.  I eventually had to copy the urlgrabber directory from the old Python release directory into the new Python release folder.  There isn't one in the new python folder so you will not overwrite anything.  But if it is indeed present in both python directories, the you have a different problem than I had.

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Applications / AOO 4.1.1.1 GA install experience
« on: February 18, 2015, 01:28:13 am »
I downloaded the updated AOO 4.1.1.1 and proceeded to do the install.

I uninstalled 4.1.1 first, & rebooted.

I then installed 4.1.1.1.  I found that Warpin would select my prior directory for install, but not allow me to change it.  I don't get it.  If I had truely uninstalled the older release, why would Warpin force me to use the old directory.  I decided it wasn't worth the effort to sort out.  But if you know the answer, please share in case  someone else cares more than I do.

After the install, I rebooted again.

Clicking the program icon gave me the hatch and then disappeared without a trace of the program running.

I moved to run swriter.exe from the command line and found that libc 066c or some such was not available.   A review of the install readme showed that this was one of the prerequisites that I had already installed for the first 4.1.1 release.  I had no reason to believe it was not installed.

I moved to run yum, and opted to use yum update yum command.  Yum and three other packages were updated, one of which was the libc066 something or other.  So it seems I needed an update.

Now starting the writer netted a quick display of the welcome screen before it disappeared.  A dialog indicated something was wrong and gave me several options to look into.

Running swriter.exe from the command line didn't show me anything either.  So I went to the popuplog.os2 and found the following...

02-17-2015  17:41:07  SYS2070  PID 0049  TID 0001  Slot 0095
F:\OPENOFFICE.4.1.1\PROGRAM\SOFFICE.BIN
FWK->STDCPP6.__ZSt24__throw_out_of_range_fmtPKcz
127
------------------------------------------------------------

02-17-2015  17:41:07  SYS3170  PID 0049  TID 0001  Slot 0095
F:\OPENOFFICE.4.1.1\PROGRAM\SOFFICE.BIN
c0010001
1117adcf
EAX=00000000  EBX=11337058  ECX=00000000  EDX=00000000
ESI=11336ea4  EDI=00000000 
DS=0053  DSACC=f0f3  DSLIM=ffffffff 
ES=0053  ESACC=f0f3  ESLIM=ffffffff 
FS=150b  FSACC=00f3  FSLIM=00000030
GS=0000  GSACC=****  GSLIM=********
CS:EIP=005b:1caf995a  CSACC=f0df  CSLIM=ffffffff
SS:ESP=0053:0012fdc0  SSACC=f0f3  SSLIM=ffffffff
EBP=0012fdd8  FLG=00010206

FWK.DLL 0001:0001adcf

On a whim, I thought if the libc 066 needed to be updated, then perhaps other libraries did too.  So I performed a yum update command and it updated quite a few packages for me.

I then rebooted.

Now SWRITER properly starts for me.  I'll be using the program for the next few days and see if any other issues arise.

Good luck. :)


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