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Applications / Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« on: October 02, 2017, 07:11:40 pm »
I realized a bit after I uploaded it that it requires libcx 0.6 and Icu 56 from the netlabs experimental repo. That may be the problem.

Applications / Re: Firefox crashes on maps
« on: October 01, 2017, 09:46:46 pm »
I put a copy of a build of the latest Firefox 45.9.0 sources built with -Os up on Hobbes if anyone wants to try it. I make no guarantees except that on my system it runs.

I had an issue on an Optiplex 745 with ArcaOS not auto-detecting the broadcom adapter but working fine if I manually selected the device. I might suggest reinstalling ArcaOS from scratch and selecting the Broadcom 57 driver without installing the old ecs driver at all (there's a chance a file got overwritten with an incompatible version).

I think there is a bit of an impedance mismatch between all the various parties involved. We have Arca Noae selling commercially supported software, we have netlabs providing community supported ports and tools, we have ANPM, a free tool from Arca Noae.

I can understand both sides and certainly think there are way that ticket could have been handled with everyone being happy. There is certainly no excuse for rudeness but rudeness doesn't always translate equally in text. Sometimes if someone comes across as rude in a post its best to give them the benefit of the doubt.

Setup & Installation / Re: Removing ArcaOS installed cups packages?
« on: May 24, 2017, 10:21:51 am »
I don't have access to my ArcaOS box at the moment but I would check Warpin. There were a lot of packages that were in its index.

Applications / Re: Avoiding Windows 7's CHKDSK?
« on: May 03, 2017, 02:17:43 am »
Windows 7 and newer are supposed to not write cache removable drives by default allowing for "quick removal" but I have had the same thing happen to me multiple times even after deliberately un-mounting.

No corruption is ever found, same as you. I wonder if eCS is somehow marking FAT as dirty inadvertently.

Strictly speaking, I do not believe the Apache license used by Open Office 4.x requires bww to release any source code. The license is fairly permissive. Companies have made proprietary ports before. It would be nice if they released code, and it seems like they are working with the parent project on bug fixes but there is no requirement they release the OS/2 specific parts, at least that I'm aware of.

I have no problem paying 20 Euro for OpenOffice on OS/2, I'll pay 20 Euro and probably end up donating again in a few months. I'm extremely happy with the work being done.  I just wish the situation was a bit more clear. 

What email address did you contact them at? I donated in November but I have yet to get a response.

Setup & Installation / Re: Panorama video driver question
« on: August 04, 2016, 06:12:54 pm »
I googled around for probably two hours, kind of amazed I never found that quick start guide. I ended up putting an NVIDIA 7200GS in the machine and my problem solved itself. I might go back to the Intel graphics and try those suggestions.


Setup & Installation / Panorama video driver question
« on: August 04, 2016, 05:45:41 am »
Hello everyone

I have eCS 2.2 beta 2 running on a Dell Optiplex 760 using the onboard Intel graphics. I recently ponied up for my Arca Noae subscription and am very pleased so far but I have a small problem with the panorama driver. I can't run DOS or Win-OS/2 sessions in windows, only full screen. I get a "video mode not supported" error. I can run DOS sessions in windows using SNAP but I have a whole new world of issues then, probably because of SMP and ACPI.

Is this a hardware/VESA BIOS limitation or did I install something incorrectly?


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