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General Discussion / Re: Probable website downtime
« Last post by Paul Smedley on Today at 09:38:14 am »
Hi Guys,

My website is currently down as we've moved out of our old house. I may be able to get things running from our rental house, depends if I can get access to the router or not :)

At this stage, downtime may extend as far as March 5th, I'll keep the forum updated on progress.

Latest is we won't be in the house until the 9th of March - *hopefully* ADSL will be provisioned before we move in...

Cheers,

Paul
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Article Discussions / Re: OS2VOICE RPM Server
« Last post by Rich Walsh on Today at 09:03:37 am »
a more relevant disadvantage [to WarpIn] is that automated uninstall isn't possible, but has to be done manually instead.

WIC has long been able to do an automated uninstall, but people always thought you needed to have the original WPI available, so no one bothered to use that feature. However, that isn't the case.

Last week, I developed a way to have WIC uninstall a WPI using a dummy package that's only a few kb in size. Currently, the developer (not the user) must have the original WPI available to create the fake WPI. As I write this, it occurs to me that it may be possible to create the uninstall package by taking info directly from the WarpIn database. If so, then no one would need the original WPI. We'll see...
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Applications / Re: Open Office 4.1
« Last post by Dave Yeo on Today at 07:41:34 am »
Just because the people who package these things can't be bothered to do so in a sensible, OS/2-friendly way doesn't mean that you should have to tie your system in knots with LIBPATH entries, command files, or ludicrously long paths.

I created my own 'VLC' directory and populated it with the exe from 'bin', the dlls from 'lib', and the 'vlc' subdirectory also in 'lib'. I dragged the exe to the Desktop so the WPS would create a program object and I was done - except for deleting all the unnecessary garbage that was left behind.

Seems you'd lose access to the plugins going this way as they're often hard coded to use relative or worse, absolute paths. It looks like KOMH went to the trouble to build them all for OS/2.
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Programming / Re: GCC configuration - runtime options...
« Last post by Dave Yeo on Today at 07:32:09 am »
Hey Dave!

...Which part are you wondering about?...

Ahh...the dreaded '-mtune=i386' '-march=i386' options. Even when I set the CFLAGS at CLI (SET CFLAGS='-march=i686 -O2 -pipe') the gcc execution in that same session does not appear to pick these up...so is it that gcc on it's own does not actually use the env variable and that it's sole use is for the make utility?

Yes that's only for make (and configure sometimes). Try SET GCCOPT='march=i686 -O2 -pipe' (might need double quotes).

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Applications / Re: Open Office 4.1
« Last post by David Graser on Today at 06:15:43 am »
...I found the problem with VLC3.  I had to add the its "lib" folder to the Libpath statement in the config.sys,  It now works as it should....

[...] a more flexible/safe way would be to create a vlc.cmd file in the VCL directory which modifies the LIBPATH for just the VLC session, that way the VLC install will not impact anything else on your system. Here is what's in my vlc.cmd:

=== START ===
SET BEGINLIBPATH=G:\apps\multimedia\vlc2\usr\local\lib;%BEGINLIBPATH%
G:\apps\multimedia\vlc2\usr\local\bin\vlc.exe %1
=== STOP ===

...then my VLC program object simply points to the VLC.CMD script.
I created my own 'VLC' directory and populated it with the exe from 'bin', the dlls from 'lib', and the 'vlc' subdirectory also in 'lib'. I dragged the exe to the Desktop so the WPS would create a program object and I was done - except for deleting all the unnecessary garbage that was left behind.

Thanks Rich! That was an even better solution.  It was so easy what you suggested.

David
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Networking / Re: RTL8211CL DRIVER
« Last post by Doug Bissett on Today at 05:51:19 am »
Okay, it is a 10EC:8169, which is used in many systems. The best driver is Multimac MMRE. The other alternative is the older Multimac R8169 driver (it is in eCS 2.2b2), but it doesn't work with every 10EC:8169. Do NOT use the older R8168 driver. It can leave the NIC in a state where the only way to get the interface turned back on, is a complete power off (pull the power cord, for a couple of minutes, and remove a battery if it is a laptop).
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Applications / Re: Open Office 4.1
« Last post by Rich Walsh on Today at 05:25:44 am »
...I found the problem with VLC3.  I had to add the its "lib" folder to the Libpath statement in the config.sys,  It now works as it should....

[...] a more flexible/safe way would be to create a vlc.cmd file in the VCL directory which modifies the LIBPATH for just the VLC session, that way the VLC install will not impact anything else on your system. Here is what's in my vlc.cmd:

=== START ===
SET BEGINLIBPATH=G:\apps\multimedia\vlc2\usr\local\lib;%BEGINLIBPATH%
G:\apps\multimedia\vlc2\usr\local\bin\vlc.exe %1
=== STOP ===

...then my VLC program object simply points to the VLC.CMD script.

Just because the people who package these things can't be bothered to do so in a sensible, OS/2-friendly way doesn't mean that you should have to tie your system in knots with LIBPATH entries, command files, or ludicrously long paths.

I created my own 'VLC' directory and populated it with the exe from 'bin', the dlls from 'lib', and the 'vlc' subdirectory also in 'lib'. I dragged the exe to the Desktop so the WPS would create a program object and I was done - except for deleting all the unnecessary garbage that was left behind.
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Applications / Re: Open Office 4.1
« Last post by David Graser on Today at 05:10:46 am »
It worked great.  One more question.  A command prompt comes up before the program starts.  The program starts with the command prompt in the background.  I tried settings in properties to minimize the command prompt after it starts, but nothing works.  Any suggestions?

David
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Programming / Re: GCC configuration - runtime options...
« Last post by Dariusz Piatkowski on Today at 05:01:31 am »
Hey Dave!

...Which part are you wondering about?...

Ahh...the dreaded '-mtune=i386' '-march=i386' options. Even when I set the CFLAGS at CLI (SET CFLAGS='-march=i686 -O2 -pipe') the gcc execution in that same session does not appear to pick these up...so is it that gcc on it's own does not actually use the env variable and that it's sole use is for the make utility?

...For extra fun, try
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gcc -v -E hello.c -o hello.exeand look at hello.exe in a text editor. Then do the same by replacing the -E with -S.

Good stuff...I got there in a slightly different way, be executing the cpp pre-processor and then the as assembler. Still...good stuff, especially the pre-processor output, it does give you the final look at the complete source tree, or at least the fully resolved path to all your includes.
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Applications / Re: Open Office 4.1
« Last post by Dave Yeo on Today at 04:32:47 am »
Cmd files like Dariusz posted are the way to go. You can even put them on the path as well as associate the programs icon with a program object. Sometimes good to add LIBPATHSTRICT=T to it as well.
I'd extend it with a few more %2 %3 %4 etc in case of wanting to pass more then one parameter.
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