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Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« Reply #60 on: September 24, 2021, 10:25:49 pm »
Hi

There are several INI maintenance tools distributed over "/pub/os2/util/wps", "/pub/os2/util/system" and "/pub/os2/util/config".
I'm tempted to consolidate all the INI tools to "/pub/os2/util/config"  (Configuration editors), what do you think?

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Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« Reply #61 on: September 25, 2021, 02:02:27 pm »
I think that is a good idea.

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Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« Reply #62 on: September 27, 2021, 06:10:31 pm »
Hi

I think that "/pub/os2/apps/graphics" reorg is near to be done. I still need to check some of the convert tool and I also need to test more the "/gimp" stuff with XFree86-OS2 to see if I get some idea on how to put it inside "/paint".

There are two directories that I need to explain. In the computer graphics software there are several kind of software categories, but maybe the most comments are the:
1) Raster Graphics Editors: The ones that edit bitmaps like Adobe Photoshop, The Gimp, etc
2) Vector Graphics Editors: The ones that edit vectors graphics (SVG) like Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, etc.
Since on the times of hobbes there where not defined that clear categories yet, I'm using "/Paint" for Raster and "/Draw" for Vector.
Maybe on the future those directories can be renamed on hobbes, but that is not a high priority.

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Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« Reply #63 on: September 27, 2021, 06:39:27 pm »
Should the XFree86 stuff be mixed with regular desktop programs? Same with the Windows stuff. Seems to me they should be kept separate so people don't mistakenly try to run them and get frustrated.

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Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« Reply #64 on: September 27, 2021, 07:54:29 pm »
Should the XFree86 stuff be mixed with regular desktop programs? Same with the Windows stuff. Seems to me they should be kept separate so people don't mistakenly try to run them and get frustrated.
Hi

I also share the idea that X11 software should be separated from the "/os2" folder.

For example we currently have in the main root hobbes:
Code: [Select]
- dos/
- incoming/
- java/
- multimedia/
- new/
- os2/
- windows/
Maybe it should be changed to
Code: [Select]
- dos/
- incoming/
- java/
- multimedia/
- new/
- os2/
- win16/
- win32/
- x11/

But I'm having a doubt here...
- DOS  directory is for DOS software that run on DOS and OS/2.
- Java directory is for Java software that runs on multiple OSes with JRE available and on OS/2.
- Win16 directory is for 16bit software that runs on Windows 3.1 and Win-OS2
- Win32 directory is for 32bit software that runs on Windows9x/NT and Odin.
But the XFree86 software, only runs on XFree86-OS2, it is supposed to be Unix software, but only runs on OS/2 since it is recompiled.

In my way to reason it made me stop to make a X11 directory. But I took the approach to put "X11" in the software I'm renaming (for the moment).

My other conflict is with Win32 software. There is plain Win32 software, and there is Win32 software that had been modified (odinized) to be turn into an OS/2 binary and runs with Innotek Runtime for example. The Odinized software is no longer a Win32 software  :-\

I'm still thinking about it.

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« Last Edit: September 27, 2021, 08:01:45 pm by Martin Iturbide »
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Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« Reply #65 on: October 11, 2021, 07:58:22 pm »
Hi

I have been doing some progress reorganizing and trying to simplify "/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/".

I have a doubt on where to put the "WebCam" tools to view video that are on "/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/video" and "/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/video/capture". Or maybe I just consolidate all on "/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/video/capture" to make it easy and stop thinking of a better place to locate it.

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Re: Hobbes (Files) Reoganization
« Reply #66 on: October 11, 2021, 08:05:24 pm »
"/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/video/capture" seems good.