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Favorite OS/2 - ArcaOS - eCS Applications - 2018.
« on: July 30, 2018, 07:24:09 pm »
Hi

I always ask this every year. Not because I forget about it (it is logged on the forums), but because I will like to asset if there are any change or anything interesting I may be missing .

So, the question is:
- What are your preferred or favorite OS/2 applications that you use ?
You can mention native, ported, close source, open source, freeware, java, DOS, Win16 or even odinized applications.

Just share your experience and comments.

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Re: Favorite OS/2 - ArcaOS - eCS Applications - 2018.
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 12:04:14 am »
- firefox but slow... (faster browser needed - May be "Pale Moon" base on firefox could be an alternative)
- injoy firewall (for safety) but slowdown my internet link
- openoffice
- pm123
- kmp or VLC
- PMVIEW
- ClamAVGUI with ClamAV :D
- AVxCAT with ffmpeg :D

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Re: Favorite OS/2 - ArcaOS - eCS Applications - 2018.
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 12:15:22 am »

Browser/email/news - Seamonkey
Office - OpenOffice
Multimedia - vlc and smplayer/mplayer
Image Viewer - PMView
DOS environment - dosbox
Develpoment - WDsibyl
CD/DVD burning - DVDTools

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Re: Favorite OS/2 - ArcaOS - eCS Applications - 2018.
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 12:20:50 am »
FM/2 - the swiss army knife of file managers.  So powerful with so many features, one may never master them all - this one program was why I originally stayed with OS/2 many years ago.  I have never encountered a file manager as powerful as this one.  File management has never been easier.

PMView-  Without this one program, there would be no descent graphic program.  I use this in my icon fabrication.

Open Office- It does everything I need it  to do.

I need Firefox and Seamonkey, however, they are still a pain in the ass to use until we get something better.

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Re: Favorite OS/2 - ArcaOS - eCS Applications - 2018.
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 10:40:58 am »
Browser- Firefox 45.9 (works better for me than many have stated!)
Email-Thunderbird
Office - Papyrus (small, fast and sufficient for my needs)
Multimedia - Mplayer/PM123/AVxCat
CD/DVD burning - RSJ CD-Writer

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Re: Favorite OS/2 - ArcaOS - eCS Applications - 2018.
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2018, 03:31:00 am »
Hi

Between my Qt Favorites there are:
- QpdfView
- Taskbar

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Re: Favorite OS/2 - ArcaOS - eCS Applications - 2018.
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2018, 04:04:48 pm »
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You can mention native, ported, close source, open source, freeware, java, DOS, Win16 or even odinized applications.

NSFW. Not complete, including a few dupes, not always clear (OFF43NL.ZIP = MS Office 4.3), almost everything somehow in use, and so on. The last section, format "X - Y", is based on install scripts. Apps with an own Rexx install script may be missing.

No begging, please.

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Re: Favorite OS/2 - ArcaOS - eCS Applications - 2018.
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018, 04:54:45 am »
  • Thunderbird
  • FF 38.8 (for sites that support it)
  • FF 45.9 (very uncomfortable and slow)
  • SAMBA server and client
  • FreeRDP
  • yEd (java application)
  • PSI
  • PM123
  • PMView
  • VNC server and client
  • DVD/CD Toys

Server stuff: Weasel, FTPD (Moylan), bind (Smedley), PHP cli, icecast
« Last Edit: August 08, 2018, 04:57:12 am by Digi »

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Re: Favorite OS/2 - ArcaOS - eCS Applications - 2018.
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2018, 09:42:25 am »
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Between my Qt Favorites there are:
- QpdfView
- Taskbar

Unfortunately not that many new/updated Qt apps over here, because of the assumed Unix directory structures. The Great Divide/2. Directory structures of the original packages, most likely. Some of the OSes of the subject do have such a structure, and some don't. If not, then MKDIR should still work, but MKDIR won't solve a.o. disk full-errors (and e.g. matching BIOS restrictions).

QpdfView sounds like something worth having, votes +1, albeit I have no true favorites, but installing and using it is "not realistic" because it isn't OS/2'ified enough. Votes +1, users -1. A consequence of the respected freedom of choice, and OS/2'ification may be a lot of work.

The number of mentioned Qt apps is less than it could/should have been. With a Qt5-based browser, by users of eCS 2 DE/EN or newer, the difference would have been more clear. I do have QNetWalk (users +1), for example, but not the improved latest version "for Unix". As such Qt apps will be more popular than stats will show, including QpdfView. Hence votes +1.

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Re: Favorite OS/2 - ArcaOS - eCS Applications - 2018.
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2018, 09:50:29 am »
Firefox 45.9 (very slow)
Thunderbird
Lotus SmartSuite
WDSibyl
Samba
OpenOffice
ClamAV

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Re: Favorite OS/2 - ArcaOS - eCS Applications - 2018.
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2018, 06:43:01 pm »
Lets try to sum it up;
FF 31.8.0
FF 24.8.1 for google translate and some other sites.
TB 10.011
Data Crow 4.0.1 (java)
Sportstracker 5.3.0 (java)
Memoranda (java)
PC-Outline (dos)
Lucide
Webwriter/2
Total Validator  6.13.1 (java)
NDPM
Embellish
PMView Pro
Pictogram Editor
UPM (java)
File Commander/2
Z!
WordPerfect 5.2+ (windows 16)
Mini Makeup (windows 16)
Psion Backup (windows 16)
3Base (windows 16)

That's about the most used.










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Re: Favorite OS/2 - ArcaOS - eCS Applications - 2018.
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2018, 12:13:33 pm »
Hi,

My apps :

    Thunderbird 38.8
    Firefox  38.8 and  45.9
    Seamonkey 2.35
    SAMBA server and client
    PM123 media player
    PMView
    VNC server and client
    DVD/CD Toys to burn CD or rip to ISO
    FTP Moylan  server
    JIP java dyndns client
    Jftp FTP java ftp client
    Clamav with gui from Remy
    Openoffice 4.12
    Leechmp3 to rip CD to MP3
    Injoy Firewall
    Virtual PC
    Netdrive to connect to shares ,ftp  etc
    DFSee 14  must tool for disk issues and image a hdd or a partition
    Easy Sync from Keith  to sync folders/files
   
   

QT4 apps:
   
   Keepassx password manager
   Qbittorrent
   qputty
   smplayer/mplayer
   VLC
   qpdfviewer
   Vidalia gui for Tor
   Virtualbox 1.61 
   qt4 dev
   Clipgrab to download youtube videos
   
   
   
« Last Edit: August 12, 2018, 03:16:00 pm by Rene Hvidsoe »

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Re: Favorite OS/2 - ArcaOS - eCS Applications - 2018.
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2018, 05:12:13 am »

FM/2
LxPM (editor from VisualAge C++ 4)
EPM
PmMail
Lucide
Ghostscript/GsView
FrameMaker 5 (win16)
Lotus Improv (Win16)
Mesa
FireFox 45.9
DB2/2
Q&E Database editor (both OS/2 and Win16)
ReportSmith (win16)
Samba client & server
xWorkplace
DragText

Development:
VisualAge C++ both v 4 and v 3
Hyperwise

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Re: Favorite OS/2 - ArcaOS - eCS Applications - 2018.
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2018, 03:54:03 pm »
Hi,

My apps :

    Thunderbird 38.8
    Firefox  38.8 and  45.9
    Seamonkey 2.35
    SAMBA server and client
    PM123 media player
    PMView
    VNC server and client
    DVD/CD Toys to burn CD or rip to ISO
    FTP Moylan  server
    JIP java dyndns client
    Jftp FTP java ftp client
    Clamav with gui from Remy
    Openoffice 4.12
    Leechmp3 to rip CD to MP3
    Injoy Firewall
    Virtual PC
    Netdrive to connect to shares ,ftp  etc
    DFSee 14  must tool for disk issues and image a hdd or a partition
    Easy Sync from Keith  to sync folders/files
   
   

QT4 apps:
   
   Keepassx password manager
   Qbittorrent
   qputty
   smplayer/mplayer
   VLC
   qpdfviewer
   Vidalia gui for Tor
   Virtualbox 1.61 
   qt4 dev
   Clipgrab to download youtube videos
   
   
   

ClamAVGUI was upgraded to 3.6.1  ;)

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Re: Favorite OS/2 - ArcaOS - eCS Applications - 2018.
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2018, 11:44:37 pm »
Hi Digi.
  • yEd (java application)
Can you share how do you run yEd on OS/2 ? How do you run the java command for it?
yEd looks interesting to me.

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