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Applications / Re: Firefox 31.8.0 Beta 5 - First Impressions
« on: July 30, 2015, 01:08:50 am »
Thanks Dave,

Hi Joop,  for the language pack problem, the only other test I can think of is to try installing a different language in case your nl.xpi is somehow broken.
Tried it in two ways. The first download the xpi file and open it in the browser and the other is with options, there is a notification that an update is available, this is a download straight from the source. Both fail. Of course the possibility of a broken file stays. Ticket raised.
Problem solved, libc problems. With unlock libcxxx.dll I could copy right versions over it. After that restart. In FF downloaded the xpi file and this time it did what it had to do.

Your crash when downloading should be a different ticket.
Strange if no trp or popup error which will make it harder to debug.
Raised another ticket, but got mail back he can't reproduce. Tried again with fresh profile, so nothing, and did the test again. As its still in English the locale can't be blamed. Download nr 3 and exit hard way. I'm out of options. If it has to do with some dll I need to know the filename.

Having success with languagepack, download is still a problem. Downloads are placed in the temp directory and that's it. It hangs somewhere, no log, no trp file.


And here, kids, is what one is going to get if refuses to use YUM.

P. S. The worst thing is that the very valuable OS/2 developers time is carelessly wasted on solving irrelevant problems of users failing to comprehend the readme file.

I neither don't know REXX, but REXX.INF saves the day.

Filename: C:\OS2\BOOK\REXX.INF
  Title: OS/2 Procedures Language 2/REXX
  Topic Count: 180
  Index Count: 274
  Dictionary Count: 3330
  Size: 204189

Total Topic Count: 180
Total Index Count: 274
Total File Size: 204189

Quickfix: if you don't want to include the dot (i.e. need only the extension itself), then add a unity: substr(fullfilename,1+lastpos(.,fullfilename)).

Anyways, if your full file name is fullfilename, then substr(fullfilename,lastpos(.,fullfilename)).

In REXX I'm looking how to check the file extension ?

I need to see if it's a 7z file, then call that routine. So I can get rid of the IF ELSE statements.



How can you know which file's extension do you want to check prior to knowing the file's name, which includes the extension itself?

Applications / Re: Firefox 31.8.0 Beta 5 - First Impressions
« on: July 29, 2015, 09:37:31 am »
Folks...anyone here have the STDCPP6.DLL file?

I installed B5 as the WPI installer, added some missing DLLs and well, turns out that I have an older DLL after all. I logged ticket # 124 -  Firefox 31.8 crashes with SYS2070 #124 and got a quick response.

But as I had actually previously downloaded the required RPM file I could not extract the DLL since my ArcView actually fails.

Older DLL? WTF DLL hell is absolutely insane in 2015. Compatibility break — new module name.

Applications / Re: Problems with ArcView...
« on: July 29, 2015, 09:29:26 am »
Do you have the latest version installed?

I don't use ArcView, but I suppose it should be able to locate rpm2cpio and cpio itself to unpack RPM packages?

Are these tools on your PATH?

Attached the mentioned tools for your convenience.
You can unpack RPM packages by hand from command prompt using the tools explicitly:
Code: [Select]
rpm2cpio your_package.rpm | cpio -idmvThis will extract the contents of your_package.rpm into your current working directory.

Applications / Re: Firefox 31.8.0 Beta 5 - First Impressions
« on: July 28, 2015, 08:31:27 pm »
Well, if you use eComStation 2.2 beta II, then the Netlabs RPM environment is already installed and configured, so that is merely of running an update followed by a command to install all the needed packages, which (the command) is very likely just to be present in the readme file as it is.

If you do not use the latest eComStation version (or eComStation at all) and insist on that (which is not bad per se), then I suppose you have reasons (which is good), and therefore the "non-techie-ness" does not apply to you.

Regards. ;)

General Discussion / Re: Windows 10 and privacy
« on: July 28, 2015, 08:23:47 pm »
I'm absolutely convinced this is a very rare case when OS/2 can fit the requirements of an ordinary user.

Either we are super-duper-lucky, or a user uses OS/2 just for the sake of it, like I do.

When talking about ordinary users, GNU/Linux nowadays does not even remotely convey that inconvenience as OS/2 does: unlike OS/2, each and every PC use case of an everyday user is absolutely possible and common with GNU/Linux. And even considering professional use cases, it already is mostly the subject of, yes, comfort level, productivity, convenience and habits, but not general impossibility. Regarding the user interface differences, the transition between an old Windows UI and Windows 10 and higher is merely of the same impediment level as of that is of to any GNU/Linux window manager (some of them will resemble the classical Windows interface in many ways, and some of them, like Unity, will go the Mac OS way, and pretty well).

Hence my point of view is that although I would absolutely agree with the immediate necessity of calling new users into the world of OS/2, I reject the "ordinary" part: it is just a no-go. Without user's itself desire to use this very operating system, it ain't no gonna work.

Applications / Re: Firefox 31.8.0 Beta 5 - First Impressions
« on: July 25, 2015, 04:10:55 pm »
Just whatever.

Applications / Re: Firefox 31.8.0 Beta 5 - First Impressions
« on: July 25, 2015, 02:44:28 pm »
I'm having a trouble interpreting your posts, but regarding rising an issue and "feeding it with some proof" it's just a matter of explicitly specifying the steps to reproduce the problem, the expected behavior and the actual behavior. If you get a crash, you can also attach an EXCEPTQ report, but that really is not mandatory as long as it's easily reproducible (yours seems to be).

You can also try testing if the expected behavior is congruent with the actual behavior on other platforms to establish the fact that the problem is with the port, not the upstream code.

Applications / Re: Firefox 31.8.0 Beta 5 - First Impressions
« on: July 25, 2015, 12:37:52 pm »
Have just tested it too.  What I have seen - works ok, except for video from YouTube -
the sound is very slow  and video is also very slow - so it is unusable for YouTube.

FF24 works ok  with YouTube on my system.



Applications / Re: Firefox 31.8.0 Beta 5 - First Impressions
« on: July 25, 2015, 03:37:35 am »
Will it make sense to try firefox marketplace? Are those OS independent apps ? will it run on OS/2?

Isn't Firefox marketplace for Firefox OS? Unless pure JavaScript they probably won't run on OS/2

Dave, according to the What is the Marketplace? article in the Mozilla support portal, these application should run on any platform (including ordinary desktop Mozilla Firefox running on a desktop OS, highlighted) capable of running Mozilla Firefox:

Quote from: Mozilla
The Marketplace is a store that features apps designed for any device that runs Firefox OS, Firefox for Android or Firefox desktop. It makes finding your favorite apps and discovering new apps easy. What's great is that the apps you download or purchase can be used on multiple devices and platforms.

If you follow the Marketplace apps for Firefox Desktop hyperlink in the "for more information" section, you will see the following:

Quote from: Mozilla
Marketplace apps will run on any computer with Firefox. Marketplace apps for Firefox desktop are specially optimized for a bigger screen. These apps are made with Open Web technology, so you can run the same app on different operating systems and devices!

Hence I suppose there is a very high probability these application should run on WarpZilla, at least those that do not use WebGL, as WebGL is not supported on OS/2 because it depends on OpenGL, which is really not very well supported on our platform.

Though I was not able to install two arbitrary chosen ones: the installation progress bar just sits at the beginning forever.

Rising an issue ticket should be considered.

General Discussion / Re: OS/2 Distro / Clone Discussion
« on: July 16, 2015, 10:50:43 pm »
Sigurd, please look up the solution by valerius, which the most advanced one, so you don't waste your time doing the same work again (at least the fourth time), which OS/2 users love doing.

I am not working on an OS/2 booting from USB Stick (btw I have seen this live at the OS/2 User Meeting 2013 - it booted at least to the FC Program) - I am building an USB Stick bootable with DFSEE (as it already is availiable) and that has an OS/2 clone and AIRBOOT Manager on a persitant additional drive on the stick.

1. Boot USB Stick with DFSEE
2. Use DFSEE to prepare the Harddrive
3. Install Airboot Manager
4. Use DFSEE "Restore a Partition" with the OS/2 "universal" clone file on the persistance drive of the USB stick and copy the clone on the HDD of the PC/Laptop/Tablet
5. Boot the PC/Laptop with the Universal Clone and customize it

Well, I see, gonna work. Though using an OS/2 live is more flexible.

General Discussion / Re: OS/2 Distro / Clone Discussion
« on: July 16, 2015, 05:16:36 pm »
Sigurd, please look up the solution by valerius, which the most advanced one, so you don't waste your time doing the same work again (at least the fourth time), which OS/2 users love doing.

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