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Hardware / OS/2 and the Mainframe
« on: September 11, 2019, 10:53:58 pm »
Hi.

This is a topic that just today crossed my mind by checking twitter.

Event that I tried to document my findings on the Wiki, (Category:Mainframe), I still have some doubts and I lack information.

My interest is only from the OS/2 perspective on how it is connected to the mainframe, which drivers OS/2 requires and which software it runs.

I have these questions:
1) Which are the "Support Element" software versions that runs on OS/2 ?
2) Some Mainframes came with a Thinkpad with OS/2 preloaded, how it is connected physically to the mainframe? Serial/Parallel/PCMCIA/Network?
3) Some other mainframes came with a PC with OS/2 (I think it is called HMC -  Hardware Management Console ). how it is connected physically to the mainframe?
4) I don't think I can find a list of which mainframe models used to be compatible with OS/2's HMC, but I will like to build one.  I only have the Multiprise 3000 and the IBM z890 on my list, if someone remember some other model that has OS/2's HMC or know where to get this information, please let me know.

Regards

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Off Topic discussions / It was fun !!
« on: September 10, 2019, 02:33:22 am »

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Applications / About bldlevel
« on: September 05, 2019, 11:14:33 pm »
Hi

I have some questions related to the bldlevel command.

1) Do you know some other tools that allows me to see/extract the bldlevel information from files beside bldlevel.exe?

2) Is there any way to include the bldlevel information to an executable that does not have it? Can it only be done while compiling the binary? or can it be applied to binary where you don't have the source code.

Regards


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Article Discussions / Qt 5 Base for OS/2
« on: August 14, 2019, 06:03:00 pm »
Hi

Qt5 first release is now available for download. It is not yet on the netlabs repository, but on the netlabs experimental repository. (I don't know the rules on when it is going to be on the normal repository).

I had installed as suggested: "yum install qt5-qtbase-examples" and rebooted.

I think it would be great if the community can start testing it out, reporting bugs/issues (I guess here), testing software, and even dreaming what Qt5 open source can be ported to OS/2. But it is also important to help funding this project (webshop or via Patreon page).

Regards


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Applications / Generating an image of an HPFS HDD.
« on: July 25, 2019, 09:21:02 pm »
Hi. I'm lookig for some advice here.

I have someone  (far away from me) that has an old ATA hard drive formatted in HPFS, only the hard drive. I want him to extract an image of that HDD and send it over me so I can check the contents with some OS/2 virtual machine.

What software (preferable freeware) do you suggest to generate an exact image of an HPFS drive from Windows or Linux, since this person do not longer has OS/2? Any format that you suggest for the image, should it be a RAW image?

Regards

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Applications / Revisiting old OS/2 Software.
« on: July 06, 2019, 04:26:42 pm »
Hi

I was bored yesterday and I did some old testing of the OS/2 clock apps I was able to find at hobbes.

At the end I produced these pages on the wiki: https://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Clocks
My idea was to just quickly post a screenshot of the software and some basic information.

If someone wants to do something similar, like revising some utilities, calculators, screensavers, etc, etc... remember that you can use the wiki or post pictures here (on the forum) and I will try my best to organize those on the wiki. Maybe someday we will accomplish the idea to have at least one wiki page for each OS/2 application :)

Regards

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Applications / BOINC and the OS/2 Warp group
« on: June 29, 2019, 12:34:15 am »
Hi

Today I was checking my old account at the World Community Grid, it is a community when people share their processor (grid computing) to analyze data and help to find more information about disease to try to find cures.

I noticed it uses BOINC and that there is still the OS/2 Warp group there. Is someone using BOINC on OS/2? does our ported version 6.6.29 still work for the grid (latest version is 7.14)?

Regards

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Applications / ODIN Revisited
« on: June 14, 2019, 06:59:27 pm »
Hi

Just checking some other thread it makes me wonder if we should try to revisit some of the old Windows 32bits programs that used to run on ODIN and check how are they running today. Maybe today testing those apps can be easier with Virtual Machines, back on the early days of ODIN,  I remember I used to test some Windows apps with more constrains since I didn't want to screw up my OS/2 working configuration on real hardware and had bandwith limitations to download software.

Today I tried RealPlayer 8, to remember the old days, maybe it is not very useful now. But it was fun to see that the installer already worked, and also the program. I just run "pe rp8-setup.exe" and it installed, "pe realplayer.exe" to run the software.

I also remember that mirc used to work, but I didn't have the old ones, I tried the latest v7.55. It also installed, but it crashed with some error when I tried to run it.

Maybe it can be interesting to revisit some old Win32bits games.

Any Win32bits software that you remember that used to work, or maybe that you still use?

Regards




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Programming / Compiling Tookit WPS applications
« on: May 31, 2019, 05:05:05 pm »
Hi.

I'm trying to compile the OS/2 Toolkit 4.5 WPS samples as a learning experience.
I had started with the "car" sample first.

I just did a quick "nmake car.mak >out.txt" and I got this errors:

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{2}[D:\Projects\WPS_Sample_Kit\Cool\car] nmake car.mak >out.txt
warning EDC0000: Message system initialization, unable to open catalogs: cppcfe3
6.cat.
warning EDC0000: Error in message set 1, unable to retrieve message 1505.
warning EDC0000: Error in message set 1, unable to retrieve message 1506.
warning EDC0000: Error in message set 1, unable to retrieve message 1507.
warning EDC0000: Error in message set 1, unable to retrieve message 1508.
warning EDC0000: Error in message set 1, unable to retrieve message 1509.
warning EDC0000: Error in message set 1, unable to retrieve message 1509.
warning EDC0000: Error in message set 1, unable to retrieve message 1503.

warning EDC0000: Message system initialization, unable to open catalogs: cppcfe3
6.cat.
warning EDC0000: Error in message set 1, unable to retrieve message 224.
warning EDC0000: Error in message set 1, unable to retrieve message 236.
warning EDC0000: Error in message set 1, unable to retrieve message 224.
warning EDC0000: Error in message set 1, unable to retrieve message 224.
warning EDC0000: Error in message set 1, unable to retrieve message 224.
NMAKE : fatal error U1077: 'C:\SYS\APPS\4OS2\4OS2.EXE' : return code '1'
Stop.


out.txt

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Operating System/2 Program Maintenance Utility

Version 4.00.001 Oct  4 2001

Copyright (C) IBM Corporation 1988-2001

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1988-1991

All rights reserved.

sc -p -mnotc -maddstar -mnoint -S128000 -C128000 -s"def"  car.idl
sc -p -mnotc -maddstar -mnoint -S128000 -C128000 -s"ih"   car.idl
sc -p -mnotc -maddstar -mnoint -S128000 -C128000 -s"h"    car.idl
icc -c -Gd- -Se -Re -Ss -Ms -Gm+  -Ge- -I. -Fo".\car.obj" car.c
rc -r car.rc .\car.res
Compile ending.
IBM RC (Resource Compiler) Version 5.00.007 Jan 30 2003

Copyright (C) IBM Corp. 2003.

- Licensed Materials - Program Property of IBM - All Rights Reserved.

US Government Users Restricted Rights - Use, duplication or disclosure

restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.




RC :(C:\Ibmcxxo\INCLUDE\string.h:43:14):Warning 2179:#undef appeared with an unknown macro name. [__COMPATSTR__]
RC :(C:\OS2TK45\SOM\INCLUDE\somobj.h:14:17):Warning 2180:You specified an include filename recursively. [File:C:\OS2TK45\SOM\INCLUDE\som.h was included in file:.\car.h, at line:32]
RC :(C:\OS2TK45\SOM\INCLUDE\somcls.h:14:17):Warning 2180:You specified an include filename recursively. [File:C:\OS2TK45\SOM\INCLUDE\som.h was included in file:.\car.h, at line:32]
RC :(C:\OS2TK45\SOM\INCLUDE\somcm.h:19:17):Warning 2180:You specified an include filename recursively. [File:C:\OS2TK45\SOM\INCLUDE\som.h was included in file:.\car.h, at line:32]
RC :(C:\OS2TK45\H\wpobject.h:867:22):Warning 2180:You specified an include filename recursively. [File:C:\OS2TK45\H\wpobject.h was included in file:C:\OS2TK45\H\wpfsys.h, at line:41]
RC :(C:\OS2TK45\H\wpfsys.h:172:20):Warning 2180:You specified an include filename recursively. [File:C:\OS2TK45\H\wpfsys.h was included in file:C:\OS2TK45\H\wpdataf.h, at line:46]
RC :(C:\OS2TK45\H\wpdataf.h:104:21):Warning 2180:You specified an include filename recursively. [File:C:\OS2TK45\H\wpdataf.h was included in file:.\car.h, at line:47]
RC :(.\car.h:160:15):Error 2069:You redefined a macro name with different replacement text. [DebugBox]
RC :(car.rc:131:5):Error 1009:RC detected errors during compilation.


Just in case this is my environment versions in case there are something newer/better and the source code:
(Picture Attached)

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong with CAR ?

Regards

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Hardware / M.2 Question
« on: May 23, 2019, 06:05:59 pm »
Hi

Just checking the hardware world today, trying to upgrade my brothers PC with a M.2 SSD I noticed that there two kinds of M.2 SSD.
1) M.2 SATA.
2) PCI express, PCIe or NVMe.
Here it is an article that I was reading about it. According to the article M.2 is just the form factor, so it is always important to check which technology it uses.

My question is, are both kind of technology on this form factor (M.2) not working on OS/2 - ArcaOS ?  or just one ?

Regards

Update: Corrected SDD to SSD

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Article Discussions / ArcaOS - 2nd Year
« on: May 16, 2019, 03:00:23 pm »
Hi

I missed ArcaOS birthday yesterday. According to history,  May 15, 2017 was the day that ArcaOS 5.0.0 was released.

Congratulations for the Arca Noae team.

I think it is a good moment to comment about the ups and down and try to do some constructive criticism to the platform. I hope I can write more about that later this day on some free time, but I really want to hear what do you think.

Give you cheers away, and remember to focus the constructive criticism on the software, actions or strategy and not on the people.

Regards

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Programming / OS/2 Books - Samples Companion Disks
« on: May 15, 2019, 12:06:07 am »
Hi

I'm trying to collect the samples (companion diskettes) of some old OS/2 books about software development.
I have the list of books here on the EDM/2 wiki.

If you happen to have the diskette or know the download link of the missing ones, please let me know (privately or here).

Regards

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Programming / What is needed for Node.js apps?
« on: April 30, 2019, 10:14:04 pm »
Hi

Just from a theoretical point of view, I want to know what would be needed to have Node.js stand alone apps to run on OS/2.

What are the framework, library set and/or runtimes that are needed to have node.js application like Riot.im , Butter Project (base for popcorn time) and others running as stand alone apps? I know that some node.js apps runs on Firefox on OS/2 like Riot.im, but I was wondering what is needed to have those running as stand alone.

This is just for my knowledge, don't think that I'm saying it is the #1 priority for us.

Regards

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Applications / Mesa3D library.
« on: April 29, 2019, 04:24:01 pm »
Hi

I have interest to find the latest port of Mesa3D library (do not confuse with Mesa spreadsheet).

I found that WarpMesaGL (port of Mesa 3D) latest version was "alpha minus 1.6".
http://web.archive.org/web/20060118225746/http://www.laser.ru/soft/WarpMesaGL/
But I can not find the files. Does anybody has it? Compiled libraies and source code if possible.

I found an older version on OS2Site.com (Source code and binaries), version alpha minus 1.4.

If someone has the files (or a link) to version "alpha minus 1.6" please let me know.

Regards

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Off Topic discussions / Haiku gets NVMe driver
« on: April 22, 2019, 01:46:48 pm »
From OSNews.com

Quote
Due to the awesome work by long-time developer waddlesplash, nightly images after hrev53079 have read/write NVMe support built-in.
 […]

These devices now show up in /dev/disk/nvme/ and are fully useable by Haiku.

I’ve personally tested my Samsung 950 Pro and seen raw read speeds up to 1.4GiB/s.

I always enjoy checking the progress of other alternative OSes as an off topic thing.

Regards

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