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Internet / Re: PMMail and EARLYMEMINIT=TRUE problem?
« on: October 08, 2019, 08:48:16 pm »
BTW: I have here a 14 years old mainboard Asus A7V880, that won't work with EARLYMEMINIT=TRUE. I've just checked the dmidecode output that it has no ISA connectors.

That's the only one, I know that has such problems. So in general, the ISA theory sounds reasonable.

Applications / Re: About bldlevel
« on: September 06, 2019, 12:53:35 am »
1) Do you know some other tools that allows me to see/extract the bldlevel information from files beside bldlevel.exe?
No. Most likely, because the usage is simple.

2) Is there any way to include the bldlevel information to an executable that does not have it? Can it only be done while compiling the binary? or can it be applied to binary where you don't have the source code.
Adding BLDLEVEL information to executables

The buildlevel is added to the .def file. AFAIK that requires a compiler.

The EDM/2 Meta Index is very helpful for developing.

Thanks for testing and reporting the behavior with UNC names.

DosQueryPathInfo with FIL_QUERYFULLNAME. I don't know if it handles UNC names.

Applications / Re: XWP v1.0.13 Beta 1
« on: September 02, 2019, 04:33:45 pm »
the only "nice to have" would be the ability to EDIT the object name (file, folder, etc.) while in the DETAILS and/or XVIEW view. And by edit I mean double-click on the object, just as one can do so while in the ICON or TREE view.
I don't understand that. Object titles are changable in any folder view and at any place. Object titles in folders are editable by Alt+MB1click, not by MB1doubleclick.

Applications / Re: XWP v1.0.13 Beta 1
« on: August 30, 2019, 07:33:16 pm »
The speed has been doubled from 1 sample per second to 2 samples per second.
I've thought that it was 1 sample per two seconds before. I prefer the old rate, but I can live with the new one.

Personally, I consider the line graph to be totally worthless if you have more than 2 cores. It just devolves into a meaningless jumble of lines that tell you nothing about actual usage - particularly when running FF or SM.
Here I have only one core and the graph matches the screen shot and the reports above. The graph's amplitude is by a factor of 2 too large.

The new bar graph provides a far more coherent view of overall usage.
Apparently you mean the new average load graph. Yes, I like it, but haven't decided which one to use in the future.

Applications / Re: A comprehensive guide to Odin available?
« on: August 30, 2019, 03:29:34 pm »
Using the switch -conf configfilelocation and creating a configuration file makes it possible to change the settings.
You can save adding this parameter by creating a file named dosbox.conf in the directory of the .exe.

For the upcoming next release of the OS/2 version, I've made additions to README.OS2. I append the relevant section here:


   Basic configuration

   For configuration, the file 'dosbox.conf' in the directory of 'dosbox.exe'
   (dosbox directory) can be used. For OS/2, an English version is copied
   from the 'eng' subdirectory to the dosbox directory, but only, if it
   doesn't already exist.


   To activate one of the optionally installed .lng or .lang files, ensure
   that dosbox.conf contains the following entry:


   <language_filename> should be replaced by e.g. 'deu.lng'. This file should
   either be placed in the directory of 'dosbox.exe' or the 'language' value
   must also include the subpath or full path of that .lng file. This entry
   must match and the file must exist. Otherwise DOSBox creates a trap on its

   Alternatively, you can also use the 'dosbox.exe' parameters:

     -lang <language_filename>
     -conf <config_filename>


   In the OS/2 version, the keyboard layout is not selected automatically.
   The 'auto' value for 'keyboardlayout', which is the default, doesn't seem
   to work:


   It can be changed by changing the 'keyboardlayout' value. E.g. for using
   German keyboard layout with the default codepage 858 (similar to 850, but
   contains the Euro sign), add this to 'dosbox.conf':


   Alternatively, it can be changed with the 'keyb' command:

      keyb gr

   Some usual keyboard layout values for existing translations:

      us       eng  English
      gr       deu  German
      fr       fra  French
      it       ita  Italian
      no       nor  Norwegian
      ru       rus  Russian
      cz       cze  Czech
      dk       dan  Danish
      es       esp  Spanish
      fi       fin  Finnish
      hu       hun  Hungarian
               kor  Korean (DBCS)
      nl       ned  Dutch
      pl       pol  Polish
      po       prt  Portuguese
      tr       tur  Turkish

   See the table in 'KEYB\layouts.txt', column 'File' for more keyboard
   layouts and section '8. Keyboard Layout' in 'README'.

   Also bundled is mKEYB, a replacement of KEYB, which has the keyboard
   tables compiled in. See the help file in 'mkeyb\README.TXT'.

   Configuration file with NLS comments

   A recent and complete config file with NLS comments can be created as a
   starting point:

      o  Add the language file and the keyboard layout values to
         'dosbox.conf', as described above.

      o  Start 'dosbox.exe' with an existing 'dosbox.conf'.

      o  From the host system, rename 'dosbox.conf' to 'dosbox.conf.bak'.

      o  Export the current configuration, together with NLS comments to the
         dosbox directory:

            config -wcp dosbox.conf

         This new file contains the values of the renamed file 'dosbox.conf'
         from the startup of DOSBox and NLS comments, if the 'language'
         value was configured before.

   You can also use one of the examples in the NLS subdirectories as

   Mount host directories as local drives

   For mounting host directories, use the mount command:

      mount <local_drive_letter> <host_dir>


      mount D F:\Apps\DOSBox

   Further information

   See the detailed descriptions in 'README', sections '4. Internal Programs'
   and '3. Command Line Parameters'.

Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: EDM?
« on: August 11, 2019, 07:46:02 pm »
Been trying to look at some articles on EDM [...]
The link:

Yes, Jochen and me were recognizing that since 2019-08-07.

Martin, I hope you'll got that fixed.

Hardware / Re: ArcaOS Hardware Support Discussion
« on: August 01, 2019, 02:31:02 am »
All good points Martin but my main frustration is the total lack of communication about what is going on.
Yes, I thought the same. My situation has changed, because I'm now a member of the Test Group. There's rather too much info on the list and downloads. It's the opposite of the situation before. (I'm one of the translators for the German language and was unintenionally not added before.) I can say that the wish to participate increases enormously with access to the development details.

Events / Re: ArcaOS 5.0.4 is out!
« on: August 01, 2019, 01:46:20 am »
With AN Software Subscription the FF45 .rpm is available.
I have subscriptions for AOS and the OS/2-eCS drivers. Based on your help I could add both repositories to ANPM. However the FF45.rpm will not be displayed. The repository for AOS is empty and the one for the driver subscription shows some packages which are not displayed in the release repository. So I assume I did it the right way to add both repositories.
I'd like to ask you where did you see the FF45.rpm?
My subscription expired, so I haven't seen the .rpm. I assumed that it must be in one of the repositories that require authentication: arcanoae-arcaos or arcanoae-sub. I see 9 items in arcanoae-sub and nothing in arcanoae-arcaos. Therefore I thought that with subscription, one sees more items.

I seem to remember that people (distributers) wrote about the .rpm. Those texts may be published too early. So, either that explains why people are upset about the unavailabilty of the .rpm or you have an access problem. I would like to know which one applies here.

Events / Re: ArcaOS 5.0.4 is out!
« on: July 31, 2019, 12:51:52 pm »
I do have an actual software subscription form AN, but I have no idea what is the URI to have it added to ANPM.
See the table at the top of the ANPM Wiki.

Events / Re: ArcaOS 5.0.4 is out!
« on: July 31, 2019, 08:51:00 am »
I tried to talk Louis into including the couple of prerequisites for FF45, he was pretty firm about only including prerequisites for stuff that ArcaOS includes.
With AN Software Subscription the FF45 .rpm is available. (I've finally found that out and have been wondering when they make it available. My subscription expired.)

With that .rpm, one doesn't need to manually install prerequisites. An .rpm package usually checks dependencies itself. The problem is rather, that there's only the .7z available for free. Subscription costs about 40 EUR.

Events / Re: ArcaOS 5.0.4 is out!
« on: July 29, 2019, 03:53:51 pm »
However, I wanted to use code page 932,850 and the Japanese keyboard layout.
I understand. For that, you need a DBCS system. For details, ask Alex Taylor or in the Bug Tracker. For changing an en to an jp system, you have to exchange many files. That was never supported by IBM, but if you figure out the differences, it should work.

Events / Re: ArcaOS 5.0.4 is out!
« on: July 28, 2019, 08:30:19 pm »
I do not know how to change NLV.
You can't and probably never will. NLV versions of ArcaOS will be available as separate installations. That is planned for 5.1. (Sorry, I've just noticed that Doug has already written that.)

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