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Applications / Re: Problems with lsusb and usb.ids
« on: August 17, 2018, 06:03:43 pm »
Hi Pete

I just uninstalled libusb1 and installed the older version of  libusb1 (1.0.16-1 and 2) , but it just insist to installs the libusb-legacy-0.

It looks to me that libusb10.dll got replaced by usb100.dll for newer releases. Maybe I should ask Paul if he has some time to update his lsusb port to support the newer DLL.

I don't know what other tools that uses libusb10.dll can be affected.

Regards
just install what the rpm tells you. the legacy is a forwarder dll to the new usb dll. All should work with that. doing some stuff y hand will not do any good.

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Internet / Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« on: July 30, 2018, 11:21:26 am »
1) PSI v0.16-dev-20150213 - crashes when entering IM message (http://trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/ticket/120)

Ticket opened Apr-8th, 1st response May-21st, potential fix identified May-24th...unfortunately given the time it took for anyone to work the ticket I had actually stopped usign the app since it was unusable.
If you think that's long I tend to disagree. As I do those things in my sparetime as long as there is no pricatag added. If one steps up and says "Hey for this fix I would donate ... USD/€" all would be done faster. As then I could do it in my normal business hours.
And yes in the end all is money driven. If people like it or not, that how it works here. And no, we don't get rich at all. As sponsors/donators are rarely these days. And of course people which sponsored/donated already some USD/€ get faster responses. That's also normal I guess.
I could go a lot deeper in this regard, but I will not, as it doesn't belong in here. If some people want/need more information they have to sned me private e-mails.

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1) Lucide 1.40 GA - crashes with large PDF files (http://trac.netlabs.org/lucide/ticket/355)

Ticket opened Apr-6th, 1st response Apr-9th, potential workaround only identified on Apr-17th and confirmed that the ticket will not be worked on due to lack of resources...and so it sits out there today despite the fact that it is probably the only native PDF viewer we have. So I go back to my GSView until I can one day (hopefully) run Lucide again.
We are not maintaining that since very long. But anyway a workaround was shown very fast. And agein here as well. Putting some buck in some peoples hand might help.

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Internet / Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« on: July 30, 2018, 11:04:29 am »
If there is one thing that I wish would get addressed it is the seemingly steep slope to building a DEV environment. I tried this, got stuck numerous times and still am stuck. Maybe if we could put $$$ into that task first and foremost we might be able to develop more grass-roots type activity, which I think would allow us to deal better with the other limitations.
With rpm in place a DEV env is relatively easy. We could tell/write all steps. Even on netlabs are already some written (small) articles about that. And of course if one puts $$$ in it we will help even faster. Using a rpm DEV env doesn't mean you need to build rpm enabled ports. It just helps you to install the DEV env.

I asked Yuri last year at Warpstock, but I didn't really get anything useful. We need someone to provide some guidance. At this point, though, it's better to come in as a Linux developer. Nothing I've got from setting up the legacy OS/2 development environments really helps to set up an rpm DEV environment.

Last year at Warpstock, Andy Willis showed how to make RPM, but we lack a public way to qualify NetLabs builds. How do we submit a build for the experimental repository, or eventually to release repository?

It would be excellent if someone who wants a Dev environment would document the steps to create one and present that in September. I can accept remote or prerecorded presentations.
I someone steps up and want to install a yum/rpm based dev env we can help. As all our dev use such an env. And if people believe it or not it's not hard to have a working setup. Some parts are documented and some need a brush up. So it's easiest if someone installs a brand new ArcaOS and we go from there. And of course this person should then document all our missing parts as well.

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Utilities / Re: WCD broken when running against JFS???
« on: July 30, 2018, 10:58:21 am »
Which wcd build it the gcc one? The one from RPM? As imho the most current one is 6.0.2.

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Internet / Re: Firefox - 45.9.0 for OS/2 GA1.1...anyone...anyone???
« on: July 27, 2018, 11:49:12 am »
Put it this way, even when you go down the RPM/YUM road it is not exactly like you have a sunny day every day. Packages are routinely not updated in a timely manner, tickets take a very long time to get worked on, or sometimes never at all. All of this frustrates the everyday use, and I am one of them. But, again, it is the way-of-life on the OS/2 platform and there realistically isn't much we can do about it.
Could you get a bit more precis about that? As we update ports relatively regularly. And tickets should not stay forever as long as we can reproduce them. I just looked (briefly) at tickets and didn't see any open ones from you. Nor any request.

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If there is one thing that I wish would get addressed it is the seemingly steep slope to building a DEV environment. I tried this, got stuck numerous times and still am stuck. Maybe if we could put $$$ into that task first and foremost we might be able to develop more grass-roots type activity, which I think would allow us to deal better with the other limitations.
With rpm in place a DEV env is relatively easy. We could tell/write all steps. Even on netlabs are already some written (small) articles about that. And of course if one puts $$$ in it we will help even faster. Using a rpm DEV env doesn't mean you need to build rpm enabled ports. It just helps you to install the DEV env.

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Hardware / Re: How to deinstal ACPI driver?
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:57:49 am »
At the moment, I am runniny my computer in "modern hardware, safe mode" (without ACPI driver). Now a new ACPI version has been shipped as a WPI file. In the case of failure, I cannot boot anymore and cannot start the WPI file again to deinstal. I could not found a deinstallation documentation how to deinstal from another ArcaOS boot drive (I have not exeuted the WPI file yet.) Is it sufficient to restore the old CONFIG.SYS ?
Just compare the config.sys from before the WPI installation with the one after. And you will see that not much is changes. IIRC removing (remark) the acpi.psd is all you need.

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Internet / Re: Firefox and Traps
« on: May 04, 2018, 03:40:53 pm »
It might be possible to build a version of Firefox without the MMOS2 dependency

Of course it would be desirable to have a Firefox version that dynamically queries the availability of MMOS2 and if not available, to skip all the Multimedia related stuff, like using libkai to allocate a sound instance for example ...
I fear that is work that nobody has time for ...
btw Firefox uses libkai since long

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Applications / Re: VirtualBox problems
« on: April 03, 2018, 05:03:20 pm »
@Valery, considering the virtual machine will usually start up on the second or third try, I doubt it is a missing DLL, though it could be a too new DLL. Same with shared memory, as even on a newly booted system it works the same.
I do have to have LIBCX_HIGHMEM=2 in my environment to get it working.
I did forget to unset SET NSPR_OS2_NO_HIRES_TIMER, here's the log, it's still broken.
Unfortunately we know it's broken, but ArcaNoae says all is ok. We can't do more beside adding a ticket at there mantis, which we did long ago.

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Programming / Re: Help on RPM installer
« on: March 21, 2018, 01:03:31 pm »
Hi

I found on a webpage that they suggest:

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%Clean
%if "%{noclean}" == ""
   rm -rf $RPM_BUILD_ROOT
%endif

I will check it out.

Regards
you don't even need %clean, as when it's not there, then it's done always. else I would use:
%clean
rm -f $(RPM_BUILD_ROOT

like in a lot of our spec.

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Programming / Re: Help on RPM installer
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:15:27 am »
Hi

I'm going forward making some more RPM installers. I'm doing one for Digger Reloaded.

Everything was going fine until I need to put a file (digger.sco - the score files) on the /home/ directory.

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%install
rm -rf $RPM_BUILD_ROOT
mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/usr/bin
mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/usr/share/doc/%{name}-%{version}
mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/usr/share/licenses/%{name}-%{version}
mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/home/.config/%{name}
cp -p *.exe $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/usr/bin
cp -p digger.txt $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/usr/share/doc/%{name}-%{version}
cp -p readme.txt $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/usr/share/doc/%{name}-%{version}
cp -p copyright.txt $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/usr/share/licenses/%{name}-%{version}
cp -p digger.sco $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/@unixroot/home/.config/%{name}

%files
%{_bindir}/*.exe
%doc digger.txt readme.txt
%license copyright.txt
???????????/*.sco


I have no idea what to put on %files so the RPM can grab digger.sco inside the RPM package.  (That is where I have the ???????)

Help is welcome.

Regards

this spec has some not very clean statements
like you never use rm -rf $RPM_BUILD_ROOT in the install section
%clean does that for you anyway
then you don't have to copy files which you reference later on with %doc or %license, as those %doc or %license copy them to the right location anyway.
look at the macros and then you see what they do.

regards
Silvan

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Applications / Re: Open Office 4.1
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:03:37 am »

I did not have uniclip and installed it.
I installed the gcc4core_1_3_1.wpi
I installed the Libc-0_6_6-csd6.wpi

Where can the AOO-4130-GA-rpm.wpi be downloaded from?

I contacted bitwiseworks and it he stated "Most probably you miss the xslt rpm."

Again, where can this file be found?

David
Uniclip is the only wpi you need in ArcaOS. All the rest should be installed via rpm or ANPM.
xslt is libxstl as Dave already stated. IIRC in ANPM you can search for parts of a rpm as well. So a search for xslt should bring libxslt. At least with yum you can do that. like "yum list *xslt*"

I'm sorry I didn't say that in my first mail. But I assumed you know that.

regards
Silvan

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Applications / Re: Open Office 4.1
« on: February 14, 2018, 09:58:23 am »
IIRC, another gotta is that there are 2 icu packages, icu and libicu. One is needed by Mozilla and the other is needed by OpenOffice.

Both AOO and Mozilla use the same icu since AOO 4.1.3. Just meant as info.

regards
Silvan

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Article Discussions / Re: Sponsorship needed for new OS/2 web browser
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:39:20 am »
Can somebody please delete this guy from the forums. Always so unconstrucitve.
The ignore feature works well: http://www.os2world.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;area=lists;sa=ignore;u=41

Thanks I set him to ignore mode.

yes Ignore lists give a great feeling :)

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Internet / Re: Torrent - what is actually working???
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:00:23 pm »

...meanwhile the one you pointed to is:

Signature:       @#Nokia:4.7#@##1## 21 Nov 2014 14:22:25    ::::3::@@Qt4: C++ application development framework. Copyright (C) 2011 Nokia Corporation and/or its subsidiary(-ies).
Vendor:          Nokia
Revision:        4.07
Date/Time:       21 Nov 2014 14:22:25
File Version:    4.7.3
Description:     Qt4: C++ application development framework. Copyright (C) 2011 Nokia Corporatio

Should I overlay the YUM/RPM release with the ZIP one?
Yes as the zip one has some https fixes. W/o those fixes no https connection will work.

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Internet / Re: Torrent - what is actually working???
« on: November 16, 2017, 08:43:38 am »
Wich QBittorrent version are you using? The latest from http://trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/wiki/QT4%20Networking? Did you install the updated QtNet4.dll from ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/qtapps/QtNet4_Fix_SSL.zip

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