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Applications / Re: Java for os2
« on: 2012.08.12, 01:01:18 »
Would qelectrotech be able to do the same? (on netlabs)

Hardware / Re: eCS 2.2 on fanless Intel Atom Mini PC
« on: 2012.07.02, 19:10:05 »
.. ah, thats why the amous.sys hangs are back with the latest acpi. The mouse pointer does not react somtimes, when heavy data traffic runs through network card. Hardware Manager tells me they run on the same IRQ. According to your statement, eitehr the amouse.sys or the r6169 are defect.

I have a shared IRQ between the network card and USB. Writing to usb disks will periodically freeze the system. According to Lars Erdmann this might be a problem with the network card driver (genmac).

Applications / Re: New Programs
« on: 2012.05.22, 01:09:22 »
PMview is indeed a very good software. For viewing and editing RAW images (PMview will support them probably at the end of the year, according to the author) you may use GBM :

With regards to mp3, I use Z!. I have a large music collection and Z! suits my needs. I know it doesn't have a slick interface, but since I usually play single songs to suit my mood and don't use playlists It's good enough in combination with FC/2 to select the file to be played. I imagine that with some rexx the PM could be customized to suit any individual need, even without directly using any player.

You might have a look at the different QT4 and Java apps available. Not all, but many can be used with OS/2.

Hardware / Re: Reading and writing Memory Sticks in eCS.
« on: 2012.05.22, 00:42:34 »
I know there are problems with 'strange' partioning. With the cameras I've used, Canon and Nikon, I've not seen such problems. If a camera only has some dir structure on it, a reformat of the card prepared with DFSEE should generally make it usable again. Mind you, I've not even contemplated trying to make the 32 GB inbuilt memory of my Nokia phone accessible to eCS this way......

Hardware / Re: Reading and writing Memory Sticks in eCS.
« on: 2012.05.13, 00:16:51 »
The easiest way to format a usb disk with dfsee is to use a recent version (10 or 11) and use the menu option 'scripts' and select  'Make FAT32 Data (USB) disk'. This will create a partition of the right type, put the lvm info on it and formats it fat32.

Setup & Installation / Re: RPM packager
« on: 2011.10.31, 23:26:14 »
My 2 cents worth:

-Rant on-
Although I do not like the 'chuck everything in the same directory' approach of the linux file structure, there are major advantages. I am not a programmer/developer, but I do understand some of the problems they encounter, especially when porting from Linux, which is defacto the major source of 'new' applications for OS/2. Instead of focussing on the downside of using the linux file structure, we should look at the advantages. As an example, Ko Myung Hung's VLC port. It uses a linux structure, probably because it would be a lot more work to port it in an os/2 way, if at all possible. I have taken the zip and moved it to the rpm/yum created tree, deleted the config.sys path entry that was needed according to the docs, and it works. To keep everything separate would mean the path/libpath statements in config.sys will simply grow too large. This problem is at least 10 years old.... and disappears using the linux structure. As for rpm/yum, it does have problems. It wouldn't install properly on my system and I had to use rpm with a force flag to install some libraries that weren't properly installed by the bootstrap. Still, it works now. ClamAV doesn't work, don't know if it's an installation problem or a bug in the port. A GUI will come for rpm/yum, which will make it easier to use, but even from the command line it's not that difficult, especially not for those who are used to 'put everything where they want it' like me. We fiddle around a lot with stuff anyway, and therefore are familiar with how things work. Let's not forget that most OS/2 development is done in free time, unpaid. Even the paid development will most likely pay a lot less then say, what the guy I know at Google makes in a month.... Beggars can't be choosers, and we are beggars with respect to development. Let's be glad there are still people willing to put a lot of time and effort in making things work. Dima's statement about 'developer knows best' may be a little crass in formulation, the fact is that coding wise, he is entirely right. Only those who port programs, know how the stuff works and is the most easily ported.
-rant off-

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