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General Discussion / Re: OS/2 Distro / Clone Discussion
« on: July 15, 2015, 05:03:56 pm »
Martin, you are probably missing something here.

osFree binary releases download page with bootable ISO images, command line tools, REXX and MMIO DLLs.

Source code repository on SourceForge.

Or do you mean something more than this by "go public"?

General Discussion / Re: OS/2 Distro / Clone Discussion
« on: July 15, 2015, 03:37:24 pm »
Martin, is there any reason you talk about ReactOS/2, but not osFree, which is designed with Warp for PPC in mind (microkernel, DOS, OS/2 personalities), and even has got some code already working and booting besides the ideas?

Everyone can join the development (though it'd be better for it to be hosted on Github), and although it is not very clear how to start, starting is not the hardest part of it. :)

No offense intended (just a remark cuz I can see you take more things personally than you'd better had :) ).

General Discussion / Re: Open Source / 2
« on: July 14, 2015, 05:03:27 pm »
(actually I'm struggling to understand Cmake because it's needed by GUIDOlib and other Qt software to compile)

I probably can help you with CMake and Qt, as I'm using the former as a build system for OS/2 applications using the latter quite successfully, if you reach me.

If I will like "dare" to put a priority on this subject right now (Since we already have Arca working on drivers and Bitwise working on Firefox) , it will be to start thinking about an open source clone for Presentation Manager. I even wrote this, which may be a stupid, but the idea will be to have some discussion on this topic:

If anybody has interest on discussing this in a constructive matter (instead of giving excuses on why we should not even try to start)  maybe we should try to open a new thread.

Maybe you are not aware of it, but there is FreePM project aiming at rewriting Presentation Manager under an OSS license with very, very good thoughts about its architecture.

I've once (or twice) even thought of looking at it, but now am quite busy with another thingie...

General Discussion / Re: News from the front line
« on: July 06, 2015, 10:04:21 pm »
Do you guys cooperate with Arca Noae? They make quite some good progress and have people working on hardware drivers employed.

Does XEU have anything to do with Mensys?

What is the general plan for OS/2? Are you gonna keep the same thing: packing a distro with updates from community and rarely updating hardware drivers? Or something worthful?

Don't really hope for answers. Companies dealing with OS/2 behave so strange with the community.

(neither can't see how's that "front line", assuming so little progress. The front line is at another place)

General Discussion / Re: News from the front line
« on: July 06, 2015, 09:56:11 pm »
Please open the bug tracker for users without an eComStation license to watch the progress (so that one can see what he/she will pay for: support) and fill bug reports (you ain't no gonna reject free bug reports, are you? Any software company has got testers, which don't work for free).

I cannot think of any reasons not to do that.

Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: June 28, 2015, 09:31:03 pm »
Good job. Keep going! ;)

Applications / Re: strange error with testing java program
« on: June 28, 2015, 09:10:49 am »

Before rising a ticket, can you please ensure that our OpenJDK is up-to-date enough for the latest jAlbum to run?
Testing on another system with the very same OpenJDK version (1.6.0 Build 27) is a good idea.

Anyway, to post a ticket, you need to login with your membership account.
If you don't have a account, just request one. It's easy.


Programming / Re: programming in Java with netbeans
« on: June 26, 2015, 05:49:24 pm »
Will you consider packing a distro with all necessary tweaks, dependencies, startup scripts, et cetera?

Programming / Re: with Trap 0008
« on: June 26, 2015, 05:42:25 pm »
For the case that debugging should be necessary in the future, has ecs a required terminalsoftware on board?
I never used one so I do not know the name.  :(

Please refer to the online documentation.


This is most probably due to that instead of XWorkplace you have got eWorkplace installed, which is a cutted version of the former, and is shipped with eComStation. You may consider uninstalling eWorkplace in favor of XWorkplace.


I still think having the option on every move of an icon to place it anywhere, or to snap to the nearest grid location, would be very useful.  As would a "Save" function to enable a later "Restore" of the positions of everything if I get it badly wrong.


That is either implemented. Assuming you have got the Layout setting in the Icon View Desktop Properties notebook page set to As placed, and the Add "Snap to grid" check box from the General view settings (first page of the View tab of Desktop Properties notebook) checked, to align a given object or a set of objects on the desktop accordingly to the grid, you can kindly select it (or them), then invoke the Snap to grid item of the Desktop context menu, which is accessible via a right-click on free Desktop space.


Applications / Re: Drupal, apache2 and php5
« on: June 26, 2015, 06:22:53 am »
Drupal 7 works on OS/2 flawlessly.


Assuming you have got XWP installed, to enable automatic grid icon snapping, please open Desktop Properties notebook (press Alt-Shift-Tab to switch to the Desktop, then press Control-Shift-S to open the Properties notebook), then select the second page (Icon View) of the View tab of the Desktop Properties notebook. Then, from the Layout controls group, please choose the Gridded radio button. You can then adjust the icons spacing using the Icon Spacing... button (90 by 90 works quite well). You can then close the Desktop Properties notebook.

Now ensure that your Desktop is in the Icon View mode, and that the As placed mode is currently selected.


Networking / Re: Simple scanner for IP addresses on local network
« on: June 23, 2015, 08:50:19 am »
I just don't quite get, why do you use SoftPerfect NetScan (which I hear the very first time of), which seems to be Windows-only, instead of nmap?
Why doesn't nmap -sP or like fit your needs?

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