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Messages - Andreas Schnellbacher

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Hardware / Re: Not a graphics card failure - but what happened?
« on: March 21, 2018, 06:39:08 pm »
Pete, that reminds me of a problem I had years ago with Virtual PC on an OS/2 host and a Windows 5.1 as guest.

The guest trapped hard, as always when a resource was running out. That time was special: It caused OS/2 not to boot anymore. It took me several days to find the problem. I haven't thought before that a defective (and that time irreparable) guest system could have such an impact on the host.

Eduardo, it seem to happens on every system. I get it just when I open the page the first time. On each reload, it doesn't occur.

Programming / Re: 10% Fundraising for QT5 and new Browser
« on: March 18, 2018, 04:20:52 pm »

thanks. The value of the forum increased. The past days showed that your decision was right.

Utilities / Re: CFGTool
« on: March 12, 2018, 05:51:54 pm »
I had looked at CFGTool.dat with NEPM and it is mostly, (though not completely), a text file; not a true INI file.
No it is. I can open it with Initor (after adding the extension .ini) and Regedit2 and it has the OS/2 ini signature "FFFFFFFF1400".

Utilities / Re: CFGTool
« on: March 11, 2018, 10:58:41 pm »
Yes, ConfigTool uses large ini files. (CFGTOOL.DAT is an OS/2 .ini file.)

The summed size of all .ini files opened by the PM Prf functions seems to be limited. Therefore usually one can't open a second OS2.INI after having used the system a bit. That might apply in your case as well.

I made the experience that the system gets unstable if the size of the WPS handles in OS2SYS.INI exceeds 4 blocks. The OS2.INI is the larger file and seems to grow with that, too.

Applications / Re: Curious about these old patches
« on: March 10, 2018, 11:25:27 pm »
1) right-click on the Titlebar pushes a window back in the z-order.
I had used that 15 years ago. Unfortunately that feature didn't made it into XWP. I had missed it a lot.

2) ctrl-right-click shrinks a window to its titlebar size.
AFAIR, I had found that it has bugs. Other WPS enhancements that provide that feature work better (Nice, ALWALTFX, Object Desktop).

Applications / Re: Curious about these old patches
« on: March 05, 2018, 10:56:51 pm »


FIX1: SYS3171 (Stack Overflow) on PMSHELL.EXE and others. FIX2: USING PM_SystemFonts->DefaultFont CHANGES ALL FORM SIZES
Thanks for reminding me that Holger's patch wasn't made to the kernel, as I've thought before, but to pmmerge.dll.

Therefore I haven't tried it out before on ArcaOS. I use it on my currently main system, eCS, with all available patches. About the fonts patch (the other one behaves noiseless here): I find it essential. It's great to have 9.WarpSans in all dialogs.

The only app, that behaves unexpected, is old IBM view.exe. But the texts show correct, only the sizes of the controls don't scale (reduce in that case) with the font dimensions. (That's also mentioned in Holger's readme.)

Programming / Re: Trying to build my First RPM Package
« on: February 28, 2018, 08:41:12 am »
I'm also looking for more documentation on the "%wps_object_" macro.
You'll find wps-object.cmd here. It should contain docs, AFAIR.

Networking / Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
« on: February 25, 2018, 10:20:32 am »
but it says "INTEL(R) GIGABIT CT DESKTOP ADAPTER" on it. It has always worked with Multimac E1000e and better with Multimac E1000b (preferred).
Thanks, I have this one, but only could get it to work partly with an older mm driver. It worked once, but loading following data took about 100 times too long. BTW: I've also tried another recent Intel PCIe server NIC. I just can't find where I noticed their ids.

But good to know that a working Intel PCIe NIC exists somewhere.

Networking / Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:42:47 pm »
Since you don't want to spend a few dollars, the R8169 driver is your only choice, for a full function NIC driver
Offtopic: Doug, do you have a recommendation for a PCIe NIC? I wasn't successful with the usual Intel cards that I'd tried.

Events / Re: Thinkpads - OS/2 Anniversary
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:37:16 pm »
This one is given to me by the author only for testing purposes. I do hope, that as much as possible of his benefits will make it someday into the ArcaOS Kernel.
About Holger's great work and what I've heard: In the past, it was, at least mostly. I suppose that applies also to the recent ArcaOS version of it. The patches that Holger contributed were required for a stable SMP kernel.

Article Discussions / Re: OS2VOICE RPM Server
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:10:18 am »
There is work being done to integrate warpin support into ANPM, which will help.
It would. But unfortunately, we're years away from adding that functionality to WarpIN's wic.exe, that's needed. It's doable, but it doesn't seem to happen soon. Adding an uninstall mode to wic.exe would be an important feature. Moreover, re-enabling WarpIN REXX scripts to access the database would be another one. Otherwise changing existing database entries (in case of an upgrade) won't be possible without uninstall and new install.

Article Discussions / Re: OS2VOICE RPM Server
« on: February 21, 2018, 01:01:30 am »
What makes Warpin not use full is that RPM has a system to check on dependency of packages *and* download the required packages.
IMO a more relevant disadvantage is that automated uninstall isn't possible, but has to be done manually instead. WarpIN was designed as just an installation program. What we need is a package manger. RPM together with YUM is currently the only available option for us. To raise WarpIN to that state, too much work has to be done.

Article Discussions / Re: OS2VOICE RPM Server
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:08:34 pm »
I don't like the idea of another RPM server. just works and why should it be made more complicate to find a package? Do we expect masses of new packages beside those being already made available on

If people (or VOICE) like(s) to host those stuff additionally, why not. But the main rep. should remain on, like Hobbes is the server for all others.

Article Discussions / Re: OS2VOICE RPM Server
« on: February 19, 2018, 11:00:35 pm »
There are programs such as FFmpeg that have many dependencies and could really benefit from a package manager as well as many programs where installation could be simplified by using RPM.
I think, I have an interesting case, regarding pro RPM or not. Even when one doesn't suspect any relation, RPM can benefit NEPMD, an addition to the system tool EPM:

In NEPMD, I've added several functions that require external tools. These tools were usually not compiled with VAC, nor EMX, but with GCC and Knut's k stuff. Tools, to be used by NEPMD are: md5sum, lxlite, kDiff3, gfc, recode, uconv, pmprintf.

Note that gfc, recode and pmprintf are the only ones that are not available as an RPM package. The situation has changed extremely, compared to when I had implemented the recode support.

Using RPM packages (via YUM or ANPM) eases the use of these tools and also will make it easy for me to document how to get them. I even think about providing an (still) alternative RPM package beside the WPI.

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