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Desktop Enhancement for WPS
« on: May 02, 2021, 06:48:33 pm »
Hi

I want to test some of the old desktop enhancements tools on ArcaOS 5.0.6 VMs. This can be very experimental and it make break the WPS, but this is why I'm using a test VMs.

1) I want to try WPS-Wizard, which I know it is very experimental.
- ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/wps-wizard/wpswizard-0_6_1a3-eng.zip
But I can not install it. The install.cmd procedure can not register CWObject on ArcaOS 5.0.6 WPS.

I get:
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Current directory is C:\Programs\wpswizard

Registering class CWWizzSettings...
Registering class CWMenuFolder...
Registering class CWLaunchArea...
Registering class CWObject...

Error while registering class CWObject
Deregistering class CWWizzSettings
Deregistering class CWLaunchArea
Deregistering class CWMenuFolder
Exiting...


 An error occured. WPS-Wizard is not installed properly.

Use a tool like checkini to check/repair your INI files.

Press <ENTER> to quit.

>

I did a "chechkini /c /r" restarted the WPS, but I still can not install and register the class.


2) I want to try Dialog Enhancer. There is this installer on hobbes. But I can not install it. The installer says it can not find the .txt files that are already there.  I also don't understand how it is supposed to apply the .DAT updates of it.  (os2site)

Any tips are welcome.

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« Last Edit: May 02, 2021, 07:05:02 pm by Martin Iturbide »
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Re: Desktop Enhancement for WPS
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 05:29:52 am »
Checking in my WPSWizard directory, the Readme.1st file has:

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Be sure to have installed Cairo 1.22 (including libc06.dll)
and the Innotek font engine. Otherwise installation will fail.

Make sure you have the EMX runtime libraries installed as well.
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Re: Desktop Enhancement for WPS
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 01:42:45 am »
Hi

I have Cairo 1.12.18 installed from the rpm. (cairo2.dll, cairos2.dll).
I noticed that WPSWIZZ.DLL asks for "cairo146.dll"  (using pmdll). I will check if I can find it from some old cairo package.

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Re: Desktop Enhancement for WPS
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 01:58:30 am »
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"cairo146.dll" on the sys/dll directory did the trick to let me install wps-wizard. I'm rebooting now to see if it worked.

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Re: Desktop Enhancement for WPS
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2021, 02:21:17 am »
Hi

I'm sure if it installed correctly. I was able to see the "drives" page enhanced with the icons on the window (the toolbar). But the rexx gadgets are not working.

Anyways it is interesting. I found that some things of wps-wizard can be good to reuse in some project to improve the WPS.

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Re: Desktop Enhancement for WPS
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2021, 07:06:18 am »
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But the rexx gadgets are not working.

I've always viewed them as examples of what can be done, otherwise they are a distraction but thats the good thing about packages like this, you can use what you want, change what you want. Might be the rexx type you have installed.

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I found that some things of wps-wizard can be good to reuse in some project to improve the WPS.

I've had it installed since some very early period, ditto X-Workplace & Audio/Data-CD-Creator V0.57 from Chris Wohlgemuth.
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Re: Desktop Enhancement for WPS
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2021, 03:17:51 pm »
Hi

I'm also trying "ALWALTFX" for the fun of it. I'm also having problem understand what some of feature does, like "Key enhance". I will look for some documentation.

If someone else want to jump in with his favorite desktop enhancement and what consider it is the best feature, just jump it. There is not right or wrong answers, since "desktop enhancement" sometimes is a personal taste thing :)

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Re: Desktop Enhancement for WPS
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2021, 03:46:49 am »
Hi

I want to see if I can try eThemes on ArcaOS. 

I can not find the "eThemes125b.zip"
http://web.archive.org/web/20071117013718/http://os2ecs.org/ethemes.html

Jeramie told me it is ok with that being freeware and I want to try to see if I can install it on ArcaOS.

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Re: Desktop Enhancement for WPS
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2021, 10:31:31 am »
Hi Martin,

Perhaps eThm135b.zip will do ?

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Re: Desktop Enhancement for WPS
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2021, 04:03:45 pm »
Hi Martin,

Perhaps eThm135b.zip will do ?

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I tried to download the given file but my anti viral tool detected a virus inside.

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Re: Desktop Enhancement for WPS
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2021, 01:55:07 am »
I tried to download the given file but my anti viral tool detected a virus inside.
You never got a false alarm before?

It should be save to run the executable (and the resource DLLs) on OS/2.

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Re: Desktop Enhancement for WPS
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2021, 11:39:15 am »
I tried to download the given file but my anti viral tool detected a virus inside.
You never got a false alarm before?

It should be save to run the executable (and the resource DLLs) on OS/2.

I'll check again using online virustotal

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Re: Desktop Enhancement for WPS
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2021, 05:01:40 pm »
Thanks for the link Wim.

Remy, can you let me know which virus is detecting and with which AV? ClamAV?

I had tried the installer on my ArcaOS VM and it searchs for a valid eComStation license. But the files looks ok with me.

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Re: Desktop Enhancement for WPS
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2021, 04:44:01 pm »
Thanks for the link Wim.

Remy, can you let me know which virus is detecting and with which AV? ClamAV?

I had tried the installer on my ArcaOS VM and it searchs for a valid eComStation license. But the files looks ok with me.

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Hi Martin,

I checked the link/file using online totalvirus and he found nothing.
The virus was found under my windows system protected by licenced Avast tool and firefox avast plug-in.
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Re: Desktop Enhancement for WPS
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2021, 05:11:07 pm »
Hi
I checked the link/file using online totalvirus and he found nothing.
The virus was found under my windows system protected by licenced Avast tool and firefox avast plug-in.
Yes, Windows and even the latest Firefox for Windows are detecting some OS/2 files and .cmd files as virus. All xcenter widgets are detected as virus while they are not.

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