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I notice a lot of Horde hacks in my apache logs, but none for squirrel.

I don't use os2world email but if I did, I would factor in the above when I make a choice.

It could simply be that horde is so popular, just like cockroaches :)

General Discussion / Re: information
« on: December 08, 2013, 07:12:37 pm »
More work 'might' be done to hobbes soon, part of our submission was for the scripts to accept some other archive formats such as rar and 7z but lets face it, how many people use some of the other formats these days ?

I think its a good idea to stick to zip, wpi, or exe files as most people have WPI installed, and all OS/2 - eCS users have unzip (as provided with base OS/2). RAR is also ok as its increased in use.

99.99% of tar files uploaded to hobbes incoming are dodgy files, so I dont think there is much interest in keeping that as an acceptable file extension.

On the file case, yes, files were all converted to lowercase when they are moved by the scripts on the old hobbes server, I haven't checked I assume its the same with the current hobbes server. The input scripts that handle this DO look for identical filenames case wise, with the relevant txt extension, this is also a great way to remove dodgy files which don't have a descriptions file.  It shouldn't be to hard to modify the scripts to convert then check, or even do a [aA] on identifying files but that's up to

I'll add the file case stuff to my list and pass along, that's a good idea :)

General Discussion / information
« on: December 07, 2013, 06:09:16 am »
Hi Everyone,

For those that upload files to , the system used at hobbes is CASE sensitive.

Please ensure all the text matches between the file name and the template  file that goes with it. (the filenames, not the contents of the template).

Also, if replacing an earlier file, make sure that the case listed matches the file listed found in the archive.

The easiest option is to ensure all file names are lowercase but its your call :)

Note that if you have a failed upload, you can either rename the file OR delete the file, you have a few minutes in which to do this.

Networking / Re: XWLan updates
« on: November 19, 2013, 07:23:58 pm »
Works great with a Lenovo R61.
I tend to stick with the old and tried stuff though..

Utilities / Re: PMVNC & Linux?
« on: October 01, 2013, 08:25:39 am »
PMVNC v104 works fine from OS/2 to MAC (my wifes) and to Free BSD (My new computer).

Haven't tried it in the other direction yet, though I will soon to ensure I can access my OS/2 and AIX servers ok.
OS/2 will end up in a virtual PC under BSD, eventually. Still cant find alternatives to some of my OS/2 programs.

Programming / Re: Test build of GCC 4.7.3 available
« on: September 07, 2013, 06:40:15 pm »
Hi Paul,

Thanks for all your work, just want to add my voice to those you are letting you know that we appreciate it greatly :)

Applications / Re: win16 session
« on: August 20, 2013, 10:13:35 am »
Hi Phil,

trying to start win16 session  (window crashes no error msg)
 (full screen  C:\  loading please wait
after a few moments reverts back to ecs desk top)

Funny you should mention that, it's happening to me out of the blu with my accounting package, the hardware has not changed on that PC.

I've also noted that when I changed the memory settings for the Win16 session, it doesn't save them either but simply puts them back to the system defaults, so it might not be the same problem as yours. Next time I'm in front of that PC I'll try Andy's hint, I might have to dig deeper re the session/property settings not being saved I suspect.

Applications / Re: Java applications Jedit 5.1.0
« on: August 15, 2013, 05:50:21 pm »
Hi Ivan,

I rename them as I download them, I dislike overwriting in case I find I have to back level, thats why I had to check the file name left in the directory but I scraped the jar file name instead of the zip file and pasted that in my post above, didnt give it a second thought until I came back and read the follow posts.

The latest Jalbum zip does work but now I need to find a new skin, as my previous skin doesn't like the new Jalbum. Thats a skin version check thing though, so at least the lastest JAlbum works ok. Back to Jedit - nothing to see here with JAlbum now.

I do wonder though if there was a Java compiler issue or something that caused the filename problems ? Just a fleeting thought.

Applications / Re: Java applications Jedit 5.1.0
« on: August 15, 2013, 05:58:20 am »
I agree with everyone else, use the jalbum zip file, none of the installers have worked for a very long time.

I cut and pasted the wrong file name as I grab the jar file for my wife, the one I should have cut n pasted was

Applications / Re: Java applications Jedit 5.1.0
« on: August 14, 2013, 07:39:05 am »
I might have to test 11.4, had to go looking to find which one I had the file problems with, that was jalbuminstall-11.2.5.jar (v11.2.5).

The problem as far as I could see was in the application more that our version of Java.

Applications / Re: Java applications Jedit 5.1.0
« on: August 12, 2013, 06:44:57 pm »
Hi Pete,

I got the same error when I tried to open an Album with the latest JAlbum and OpenJDK 6, didn't bother looking further as I needed to remake an album so I deleted it and put my older JAlbum v8.1.6 back.

Networking / Re: FTP
« on: August 04, 2013, 05:47:51 am »
I use jMethods JFTP from jMethods
(Requires Java)

I use '@JAVAW.EXE -jar -Xmx256M jftp-5.0.1.jar' to run it from a cmd file with Java6.
Main reason I use it is because that happens to be the one I settled on to run with
AIX, and it also happened to work fine under OS/2 (though the start ups a bit slow).

The largest file I've transferred, I think, is about 8gB.

Otherwise for hobbes stuff I prefer EmTec's FTP client simply because it's fast
but it has problems connecting to Mac's, some other FTP servers, and has the
standard file size problem due to it's age. <== Probably also due to my extensive
FTP bookmark's, I'm to lazy to copy them over :)

Utilities / Re: 7z archiver
« on: July 26, 2013, 12:34:13 pm »
Hi Eugene,

I'll have a look at zippy but the lack of setting the archive time stamp to its contents date/time is still problematic for a serious zip replacement.


Utilities / 7z archiver
« on: July 24, 2013, 07:29:55 pm »
Hi all,

I'm looking at the archiver/zip/unzip utility 7z ( from Ruediger Ihle), people seem to want to use this program for distributing software and backups but as far as I can see, it doesn't support OS/2's EA's, and there seems to be no way to set the date/time of the created archive to that of the latest date/time of the files archived.

The last is a real deal breaker for me as I deal with a lot of software, and it's one of the ways I check if there are any differences in different versions of an archive beyond the archive size. ie, with unzip.exe you simply use "unzip -T *.zip"  to 'Updated time stamp for'. I've gone through the docs and for 7z and I cant see any other command that does something like this. 7z does at least have an archive testing switch.

Is there anyone who uses 7z enough to get a feel for the program, or can tell me if I'm missing some switches that enable the inclusion of EA's ?

General Discussion / Re: Stardock spam
« on: July 13, 2013, 07:32:04 am »
Hi Pete and Martin,

The really strange thing is that the last email I received from them prior to this spam stuff was back in 2000, had to
check my archived emails on DVD to check and I also found the unsubscription reply email from them back then
when I decided I didn't want emails on Windows Blinds.

Tried contacting them via there support email address as well as via whois contact info, no returned errors but also no change.

I did find the Account Management page, with noscript bypass for all of that page and it gave me a page error, haven't
tried it for a while, no intention either.

No reply to any of the 20 emails so far this year I've reported to there upstream's.

but the real kicker is that I've now getting spammed by which uses the same servers as stardock

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People and companies change :(

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