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Hardware / Re: OS/2 and the Mainframe
« on: September 15, 2019, 03:25:24 pm »
I have a working model of the Data General One. This is the very first laptop running on two 720Kb diskettes and 512Kb memory. When not started with a boot diskette I could enter programs for connecting to a mainframe. In those days the connection was serial up to full handshake. But I don't think that today they still work with serial connections, more likely utp in some form. OS/2 was written by mainframe guys, you can still observe that legacy as soon as OS/2 gets it difficult and needs a way out. I have only see once on OS/2 2.11 the message that I was run out of memory, run out of hard disk space, run out of diskettes. System was still working, but slow. The message popped up that the system needed more memory and that the system wants a new formatted hard disk(!), if I was so friendly to put that in the computer or close system. But in those days hot swappable hard disk was an item not available on the consumer markt  and no internal system on the motherboard to achieve that goal.

Storage / Re: How to Format a Hard Drive
« on: September 01, 2019, 12:35:25 am »
A test on the harddisk is performed with the /L parameter, just run help format or load newview and load the file  OS2\BOOK\CMDREF.INF. Then look for format and choose the /L parameter for more info. As far as I can read it, it has nothing to do with what system you are going to use the drive.

Applications / Re: A comprehensive guide to Odin available?
« on: August 30, 2019, 01:08:15 pm »
However whole DOSBox seems to crash if Windows 95 is running more than 20 seconds or so.
DOSBoxor Windows 95 wants the whole machine.You can't run these next to each other.

Applications / Re: "Resetting" WinOS/2 environment
« on: August 25, 2019, 12:12:00 pm »
Probably nothing seriously happened. Probably somewhere a drive letter is set to C: if you have an other disk for OS/2. If some package really did update some DLL or other program then you can see it with the date and time stamp. They have to be the same as the initial installation date/time. If you find one with an other date, find it on the installation  disk and copy the old over the new one. You can also see your backup if you had made a backup after first installation.

Applications / Re: A comprehensive guide to Odin available?
« on: August 25, 2019, 12:07:27 pm »
use OS/2 when possible, and Windows when you have to.
I agree with that, use an OS when its not possible to run the program otherwise.

I hardly have any important 16-bit or 32-bit Windows software, so I hardly have Win32-apps I'd wish were available for OS/2.
Very personal. A lot of fine software written for DOS or Win16 has no update in today's systems. I still have lots of CD's with software for DOS or Windows 3.1. If you go for importance, every office thing in Windows 10 can go to the trashcan. Your shifting space from one place to another. Furthermore, its important to have DOS and Windows 3.1 available because lots of data can't be read or saved anymore with the more "modern" versions of programs. As example, RTF and CSV is not so universal as people tend to think.

For a small community it'll be more important to compile a list of (all) (legacy) software which works fine with ArcaOS, including DOS sound and old Windows apps, to attract new users. As opposed to telling 'em to download and install DOSBox for Windows, for example.
You only need DOSBox for programs who want the whole machine and there can be only one captain on the ship and this is OS/2, eCS or ArcaOS.

Applications / Re: ClamAVGUI (rexx)
« on: August 04, 2019, 10:10:32 pm »
Hi Remy,
There are less OS/2 virs but this doesn't prevent you to send virs into email.   
Clamav with the use of the thunderbird plugin will prevent you from virs
I use the service of my provider with checking on mail in and out for viri and other unwanted stuff. So every mail I sent is checked and every mail incoming is also checked. Its part of the package I have with them together as host for my website. So I don't have problems there.

Hardware / Re: ArcaOS Hardware Support Discussion
« on: August 04, 2019, 03:25:45 am »
But of course, the BIOS has to provide legacy USB support. I wonder how long that will still be the case.
Probably forever, without UEFI won't work too, because it needs the kick off from start. (today a problem on HP machines with W10, after every upgrade different behaviour ;-(, so they struggling with it) And at that moment you have still influence on settings in the BIOS. Question will be if we still have access to the BIOS in the future, if yes, then there is a need for legacy USB support because other adapters are fading out (ps/2, din, serial) or are already no longer available (exclude industrial stuff).

Applications / Re: ClamAVGUI (rexx)
« on: August 04, 2019, 03:09:50 am »
Yes, 1Gb of storage is not enough due clamAV process which needs fast sig read but it should use your swap file...
Becomes more and more the problem with Linux ware, not optimized code and use of too big programming systems. Result very big executable with dragging no code from one place to another. One of the reasons why I turned my back to Apple.
May be you can have a more responsive system using a SATA SSD (if you have SATAIII)
No, unfortunately the SATA on my system is a pre version, not even version 1. Best way for me at the moment is to try buying different memory modules and the MB can support up to 4Gb, but due to the bridge on the MB limited to a little more then 3Gb, so not the full 4Gb can be addressed. Next try to sit the ride out until Arca Noae 5.1 Dutch will see the light. But only buy more memory for just ClamAV is a little too much in my view, knowing that there are no viri for OS/2 (not entirely true, but the viri have no influence on the system, you only hosting it).

Applications / Re: ClamAVGUI (rexx)
« on: August 03, 2019, 10:30:13 pm »
Installation did go okay. First run some errors. Changed the lines which causes the errors. After that restart. Now a download from viri database. After successful download this database is set into memory. As I have only 1Gb and the database needs much more, it ends up in a real slow non interrupting system. Had to take it down with cad-popup. So, nice frontend, but not usable for smaller systems.

Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: August 02, 2019, 09:50:19 pm »
With the update of USB capable for sound (big thank you Wim) we need a program which can do something usefull with that data. So I updated today my homepage with the program LAoE. I had tested it before, but not yet with our latest edition of Java. I done that today, see the picture,

You can read much more on my page in English or if you speak Dutch in Dutch
Its a huge program and I don't have all the new goodies, one is  a missing ArcaOS in Dutch and all whats going with it. So I can't do some tests for now, but one day I will...;-)

Have a nice day and beware of your ears, you only have two of them and they can't be replaced like your computer or anything what is running on it.

Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: July 30, 2019, 07:03:27 pm »
I have added a new password program to my site. Its called MyPasswords. It looks like this;

I have made the most used options visible. You can read more on my homepage, this is the English page and this is the Dutch page

Unfortunately it is not maintained anymore, all references to websites seems to be non existing. There are more Java programs like this one, but most of them need a higher level of Java which is still not available for us. We're walking far behind with our version. I hope they will pick it up and give us a more modern version which can handle more programs.
It would be too bad if Java is no longer an option for OS/2 and her successors.

Any way, have fun!

Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: July 28, 2019, 10:46:24 pm »
I have updated a lot of pages. Most of them have to do with new links or updated information. To be more of help I have marked the categories and the pages with a red dot. It makes it more easy. I'm still busy with a lot of things, so expect more.

Have fun!

Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: July 28, 2019, 10:42:30 pm »
Today I have added the program JSynoptic. JSynoptic is a tool dedicated to render information graphically. But before you are there with any results you have to read the help and other information. There is no official manual and to get the program going is not that easy. I had a lot of trouble and tries, you can see my efforts in the picture, not much, but with this result I have tested enough.

You can read more om the English page or in Dutch

Have fun!

Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: July 28, 2019, 09:20:19 pm »
I have added a new program today to my website. It is Violet UML Editor. This is a screenshot with some testing;

You can find more on my homepage,  this is the English page, en this is the Dutch page

The program is visible in two categories, programming and Office programs because you can make diagrams for both.

Have fun!

Applications / Re: Java applications
« on: July 24, 2019, 06:51:26 pm »
Hi Martin,

Found the problem, I have similar results.


Hi Joop.

I tried on ArcaOS 5.0.3 VM guest (Windows 10 host). I made it scan the D:\ drive  in JFS and I guess it worked for me.


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