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Upadated Media Pack & Drag & Drop Install script for Mplayer/2 !

Updated to v.008 -

Need help improving this please !

Media Pack started as a Rexx install script for mPlayer, now it has the ablity to install mPlayer/2 by Drag & Drop. The ability to install the MP3 codec and remove the old MMAVI class has also been added to the script.

With the MMAVI class gone Mplayer becomes the default player for AVI files, no more right clicks just to play.  :D



Events / Re: OS/2 Guru Jam Session (= conference)
« on: July 04, 2014, 08:15:53 pm »
Hi Eugene.

Can you please explain how is the "OS/2 Guru Jam Session" conference it is going to work?

eLinked seems perfect for this ? The chat feature plus wall post for everyone, maybe a good time to roll it out !


Dell PowerEdge 840 report using the OS/4 replacement krnl (4214).

OS/4 setup:

• OS/4 SMP kernel Revision 4214
• OS/4 acpi4.sys
• OS/4 os4apic.psd
• OS/4 clock03.sys
• OS/4 screen03.sys
• OS/4 sddhelp.sys
• Scitech SNAP 3.1.8

New eCS 2.1 install setup:

• IBM SMP kernel 14.105
• acpi.psd 3.20.1
• Scitech SNAP 3.1.8

Hardware setup:

Dell PowerEdge 840 Server   Tower
Processor Installed   One (1) 2.8GHz Intel Pentium D 915 Dual-Core CPU 64-bit
Cache (each CPU)   4MB L2
Front Side Bus   800 MHz
Memory   4GB (4x1GB) PC2-4200E

Network Interface   One (1) Onboard 10/100/1000 Gigabit Port
Controller   Onboard SAS/SATA Controller
Power Supply   One (1) 420W Non-Redundant PSU
Serial Ports   1
Remote Management   None
USB Ports   2 front, 2 rear
Expansion Slots   Five total: two PCI Express™ slots (1x8 lane and 1x1 lane);two PCI-X® slots (64-bit/133MHz, 3.3v); one PCI slot (32-bit/33MHz)
Graphics    Embedded ATI ES1000 graphics with 16MB SDRAM
Sound   none

During the time of testing the following issues occured:

No traps or issues yet !
No traps using vnc server
Haven't tried to max out memory 4gb

This is again a small report about the OS/4 replacement krnl together with its own subset of base drivers on fresh hardware.
It would be nice when other users with the same issues on their systems can report it here or directly to the development team.

Could post a link to the latest releases ?

Programming / Re: 3in1 Drag&Drop Mozilla install script !
« on: June 23, 2014, 07:49:47 pm »
I should have noticed the lack of quotes  :)
Couple of observations. I used the advanced install option and chose f:\mozilla\firefox for destination, Firefox actually was installed in f:\mozilla\firefox\firefox. It needs to be clearer that it is asking for the parent or changed so that the user chooses the final install directory.
It would be nice if there was also an icon for safe mode as well,  firefox.exe -safe-mode. Same for TB and SM.
When using run!, K can be a waste of memory and perhaps a choice,  L should perhaps be there by default as the idea of using run! is to allow multiple browsers, email clients etc to co-exist without causing SYS2070's. I also like G to log everything.
I haven't tested SeaMonkey, hopefully you have an icon for mail and/or news.
Thanks for the work.

Thanks for the feedback, I'll get to work on that. I pretty much just started on Rexx, so bare that in mind ;) looking up every command for an example, Gerrr



Programming / Re: 3in1 Drag&Drop Mozilla install script !
« on: June 23, 2014, 02:23:22 am »
Hi Greggory, just tested your script. I keep my Mozilla executables in f:\mozilla so I unzipped the package to f:\mozilla\FirefoxDD-017b, ran the install cmd, edited the script so MozDir = f:\mozilla and dragged the file and dropped it on the FirefoxDD Drag&drop icon. All I get is a quick flicker of the command window and nothing seems to be installed. What am I missing?

I did the same thing, but forgot to correct the comment - add single quotes around the path, sorry !

MozDir = 'f:\mozilla'

And it's at version 024b uploaded now use that one:

I noticed the last prompt says it installing to a different directory 'c:\programs' still - fixed that.  It will install to MozDir = 'f:\mozilla' any ways.

REMEMBER it makes a backup and deletes the original directory. So, MozDir = f:\mozilla\firefox is altered! just in case you added something non-standard to that directory.


Programming / Re: 3in1 Drag&Drop Mozilla install script !
« on: June 22, 2014, 02:37:43 am »
The latest version of FirefoxDD v.024b:

I Need some help to improve it please send me some improvements ?


Applications / Re: Firefox 17.0.11 won't start
« on: June 21, 2014, 11:51:58 pm »
The requirements are,   gcc473.dll, mmap.dll, pthr01.dll, stdcpp6.dll, libc065.dll and the mzfntcfgft package.
Most of these are available at Hobbes, in particular for the newer DLLs,

Maybe some Rexx guru can send me some tips or additions to my drag and drop install script here:,361.0.html

Any help  ?


Storage / Re: DISKCACHE causes delays on JFS volumes
« on: June 16, 2014, 07:54:26 pm »

Then I added "REM" before "DISKCACHE=..." statement in "Config.sys" - and all these delays ...

I was wondering about that statement and my SSD. I had a lot of problems on shutdown (chk disk on next startup).  But, then it just corrected itself or something - I didn't do anything.


General Discussion / Re: Website - Os/2 Release Notes is back up !
« on: June 06, 2014, 03:11:58 am »
Quote from: Boris link=topic=342.msg3656#msg3656 date=
So much pain for nothing.

Hi, Boris my site uses general width(resize ur browser to see ), so most of those sites don't work for me.  But, thanks to Martin I know I can go by what I see on my desktop, when I resize the browser to the size of mobile devices.

But thank you for the link - that site was one of the first I tried before asking for help here.


General Discussion / Re: Website - Os/2 Release Notes is back up !
« on: June 06, 2014, 03:02:37 am »
This are from the Phone on the Navigation option at the bottom.

Thanks Martin !

I'm going to have to fix that to !

General Discussion / Re: Website - Os/2 Release Notes is back up !
« on: June 05, 2014, 02:42:35 am »
And here goes other from Android 4.2.2 on a Nexus 4 Phone using Chrome.

It does not looks as nice as the tablet, but the "up-left button" works very good.

I figure the title text and feature article was not rendering down correctly.  I really appreciate the phone grabs ! 

One thing could you try the pager at the end of the page.  There should be a red button that says ' next page' - does that work ?

Much appreciation !


General Discussion / Re: Website - Os/2 Release Notes is back up !
« on: June 05, 2014, 02:36:16 am »
Hi Greggory.

Here goes some pictures from Android 4.0.2 on a 10" tablet using Chrome.

Wow, thanks for the screen shots it look like it should  - it's showing the wide screen format (side date and large header), but that's fine !   I figured that it would render down one on tablets (it does on a ipad). 

Thanks again,


Comments, Suggestions & Questions / Re: OS2World Layout
« on: June 04, 2014, 08:22:45 am »
Hi Martin,

Ian, I also like it that way, but I noticed that other sites don't use that design anymore. And when I asked some youngsters they said the webpage is "old school".

Don't worry about it, the layout is the best for the content or as Ian said change up the colors !

I know, they want stuff that fits on a tablet/smartphone screen. They also like things that you can 'click' through with your fingers on a touch screen, with bright and animated screens

Hmm, I may have or may have not touch my laptop screen trying to do something today:) Ian you are right though, I miss my laptop especially today - try updating a site from ur ipad :)

From the POV of smartphone/tablet users, I will admit that needs work, or maybe my fingers are just to big. Is there a front end that can reformat for smartphone like some other websites are doing, and what sort of work is involved ? Is there a big enough need or can it be left for 'later' ? or - is what I use now and seem really great for most devices.

You could add a separate page for mobile news, but ask ur self what's the demand is for it ? I use an ipad most of time now and os2world is fine on that and I'm sure smart phone users can wait til they get home :)  I just added a mobile template to my site. But I'm leaning html5 and css3, so I had other reasons !

You could simply change the color scheme ?
Also look at other front end themes that keep the basic data setup but mabe modernise it.
Just throwing stuff out there.

Maybe it's just time for a small theme change - hint hint  ;D by the way thanks for all the hard work you do for the community !



General Discussion / Re: Website - Os/2 Release Notes is back up !
« on: June 04, 2014, 05:05:08 am »
One final thing - I don't have a smart phone, I keep losing them  :(

Could somebody test the pager at the end of the page on a smart phone, also is their a way for the menu to going up - googled it. And a course report if the site is half way readable on a phone.



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