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Applications / Firefox 24 vs OS/2 World
« on: June 01, 2014, 04:51:03 pm »
I got the new Firefox 24 beta running here. But it's claiming every word I type in the composition box is misspelled. I know I'm not the greatest speller, but how can I correct my mistakes if all of them come up?

Applications / How to make Tor work on eCS
« on: April 01, 2014, 08:58:20 pm »
Tor is a program to facilitate anonymous web browsing. Paul Smedley ported it, but there aren't instructions on how to make Tor work on eCS.

There are two applications of Tor. The first is just to get Tor to work with Firefox and use the existing Tor network.

The second is to run a Tor server as a part of the Tor network to let others browse anonymously.

I don't know which of these applications have been ported, or even, as I suspect that both functions are part of the Tor executable.

I have no idea how to begin doing either of these applications. Any Tor users out there care to comment?

Setup & Installation / Personal Communications and AS400
« on: February 06, 2014, 04:51:48 am »
I'm trying to set up Personal Communications to talk to the AS400. Using an AS 400 is easier with the IBM 122-key keyboard. But if I hook it up and configure AS400.KMP, I get a keyboard where the normal keys work, but the extra keypad does not.

This is on the eCS 2.2 beta 2.

What am I forgetting to do?

Storage / Using a 1 TB USB hard drive
« on: January 30, 2014, 04:28:18 am »
I'm looking at using a 1 TB USB portable hard drive. But eCS sees it as a 500 GB drive. What do I need to do to see the full 1 TB?

Programming / Closed source parts of eComStation
« on: December 27, 2013, 07:20:12 pm »
I'm wondering how much work there is left to leave the IBM parts of eComStation behind and going to an unencumbered product?

OS/2 Kernel
Presentation Manager
WorkPlace Shell
GRADD Graphics subsystem

I'm sure I forgot a few, and there are lots of little bits that haven't ever been replaced (look inside the OS2 directory tree, but those are the big subsystems.

File and Print is largely replaced by SAMBA and CUPS.

Events / Call for presenters – Warpstock 2014
« on: December 10, 2013, 06:52:32 pm »
Warpstock 2014 Abstracts Now Being Accepted

The Board of Directors of Warpstock Corporation is now accepting abstracts from presenters who would like to make a presentation at Warpstock 2014. You are encouraged to send in your ideas even if you don't know if you can attend the conference. Presenters may use Skype for their presentations.

Individuals considering making a presentation should submit a letter of their intent by e-mail to:

Let's make Warpstock 2014 a most memorable Warpstock!

Warpstock Corporation is a Virginia corporation. The Warpstock annual conference is a gathering of OS/2 users, developers, and vendors from around the world for the purpose of education and advocacy. More information is available at the Warpstock web site:

Setup & Installation / eCS demo CD beta 5
« on: December 06, 2013, 07:26:16 pm »
Posting this from eCS Demo CD

running on Thinkpad W500.

I tried to boot on VGA, but got no display. I switched the display to the LCD and then when I booted I got a display.

USB support works for my thumb drive.

Thanks Roderick and everyone for all the work you did.

Web applications / Jetty
« on: November 18, 2013, 04:45:05 am »
The news announces that Jetty 9 is out, and runs on Java 6.

This isn't the case. Jetty 9 requires Java 7, because it implements the Servlet 3.1 API.

OS/2 and eComStation users have OpenJDK 6, so we can run up to Jetty 8.

Setup & Installation / Wacom Graphire tablet
« on: October 31, 2013, 03:10:37 pm »
I saw the great page on digitizer support for os2 which shows a lot of support, but not for my old Wacom Graphire USB tablet. I visited the 1drop website and downloaded support for my tablet.

I described what I did my website.

My only issue so far is for mouse button 2. I can't seem to activate mouse button 2 on the stylus. But the rest works well.

Marketplace / OS/2, software and books on eBay
« on: July 28, 2013, 04:01:39 pm »
I'm selling off the duplicate and unneeded items from OS/2 Museum West. Proceeds will support the Museum.

The items will ship fast via USPS priority mail and are available to ship world-wide through the eBay Global Shipping Program.

I am looking for help to store and curate the Museum. If you would like to physically store the museum, you will have access to a very large collection for your interest in OS/2. The collection is currently in Santa Cruz, CA and weighs over 1000 pounds.

Applications / Apache OpenOffice 4.0
« on: July 14, 2013, 03:53:11 pm »
First, thanks to Yuri Dario for his work!!!

When I prepare to run OpenOffice, I use RPM to update as in the readme.

yum install libc gcc-4.4.4 gcc-4.4.6 openssl curl libjpeg libxslt libicu zlib libxml2 stdcpp mmap pthread urpo gcc-stdc++-shared-library

Transaction Check Error:
  file /@unixroot/usr/lib/gcc335.dll from install of libc-devel-0.6.5-17.oc00.i3
86 conflicts with file from package libgcc335-3.3.5-6.oc00.i386

I tried to start OpenOffice by going to the openoffice program directory and executing swriter.exe, and I get

Unable to start Apache OpenOffice!

return code: 2
Failing module: ICUUC42

Marketplace / IBM Developer Connection
« on: May 25, 2013, 05:12:05 pm »
I have a large collection of OS/2 materials, but I no longer have space to keep them. While I don't mind tossing a lot of it, I wanted to know if anyone would like a copy of the IBM Developer Connection. I have 4 copies.

These are notebooks of CD-ROMS that IBM distributed to developers from 1996 to 1998 that have many products on them of potential interest to OS/2 enthusiasts.

Contact me if interested, and I'll work out how to ship to you. International is no problem. eBay may be involved if they make things easier. (for international customs, they do.) I am in California, USA.

The attachment is the content. Two copies are are member-only and two are member plus advanced.

General Advertisements / DeScribe Word Processor for sale on eBay
« on: April 08, 2013, 03:48:59 pm »

General Advertisements / Visual Age C++ version 3 for sale on eBay
« on: February 07, 2013, 11:21:04 pm »
I'm selling a copy of Visual Age C++ for OS/2 version 3.0 CD-ROM on eBay

International shipping is available.

General Advertisements / OS/2 Warp for sale on eBay
« on: January 22, 2013, 11:46:24 pm »
I am selling a copy of OS/2 Warp 4 on eBay (ship to USA only)

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