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Applications / Re: eComStation running like WUBI
« on: 2011.08.10, 04:52:20 »
Interesting ... can you post instructions?

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Multimedia / Re: 3D CAD Under OS/2?
« on: 2011.08.05, 14:02:16 »
ACAD10 for DOS does have wire 3D *but* running under Panorama or SNAP is rather useless because it is stuck at standard VGA 640x480. I used to be able to run it with Matrox drivers because Acad10 had a special VESA driver to enable 1024x768. Unless there's away to run in this mode, it is not the programme to use.

cytan

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Open Bounties / Re: Emacs Port Bounty
« on: 2011.07.08, 15:21:30 »
Is anyone else interested in having Emacs 23.3. ported?

I'm willing to invest 200$ (perhaps more)  :)

I had a quick look at the 20.6 sources (emx port) and unfortunately it seems that it will not be a straight forward port due to the graphical PM interface ???

Might be easier if it is an ODINized port.

cytan

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Applications / Re: Java for os2
« on: 2011.06.29, 16:56:56 »
Can I assume that there's no JAVA plugin as of now?



cytan

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Applications / Re: Java for os2
« on: 2011.06.29, 16:49:21 »
About JNLP, it is not included in OpenJDK AFAIK. I tried some other JNLP java clones like OpenJNLP, netx and xito but I didn-t find them interesting. The ones that work I don't know how to load a JNLP file. Possible you also should try it and tell your experience.

About LVM tool and the TCP/IP configuration tool I think we need a replacement (preferable open source) for those modules. I don't think it had been updated in a long while.

I was trying I2P Anonymous Network (http://www.i2p2.de/), but the installer is not extracting any files. But it was interesting that you can do a "java -jar i2pinstall_0.8.6.exe" to a windows exe file.. very interesting.  Anybody that makes it work, please let me know.



netx seems to work, but had to add -nosecurity option. I could get OpenJNLP to start but not run the jnlp programme, probably some switches need to be thrown.

Fantastic that java6 is now available for OS/2!

cytan

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Applications / Re: Java for os2
« on: 2011.06.28, 23:22:06 »
Hi guys,
   I'm trying out the JAVA 1.6 for the first time. How do I run a jnlp file? According to google I need javaws but I only see javaw in the distribution. And running
             javaw program.jnlp
gives me "Could not find the main class: program.jnlp. Program will terminate".

Any help appreciated.

cytan
 

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Woo hoo, I got wide screen mode. Posting from FF in ecomstation in vbox!

cytan


I just installed eCS 2.0 in vbox 4.04, could you please post how you got wide screen mode active please !!!

Thanks,

Greggory

See attached pdf. The stuff prior is probably not up to date. But the wide screen stuff should still be the same.

cytan

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Hardware / Re: OpenGL ddk
« on: 2011.02.23, 21:09:33 »
Hi Demetrious,
   I think the most important thing is to get something working. Having some other code might help you compare it to what you've already written but I think that you've put in so much effort in GL/2 that it would be a pity if you abandoned it in favour of WarpMesaGL

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Article Discussions / Re: OpenOffice now LibreOffice?
« on: 2011.02.01, 20:07:45 »
I've also used OO on MacOSX and it also has problems. It's really hard to separate what is the port's fault and OO fault.

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Hardware / Re: OpenGL ddk
« on: 2011.01.29, 16:54:05 »
I vote for a driver that I can test!

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Applications / Re: Almost Off Topic: ReactOS and HaikuOS
« on: 2011.01.22, 00:28:32 »
ReactOS has been at it for the last 10 years or so and they are still in alpha! They have an army of coders and still cannot get to beta, they are still fighting old and badly written code etc. I don't know how an OS/2 kernel can be written without a professional team working on it full time, e.g. OpenOffice or Firefox.

OSFree.org is, of course, working on an OS/2 kernel. The team is small and they are really at a pre-alpha stage. But the good news is that code is still being written.

The problem is that the OS/2 community is small and the number of programmers is even smaller. I wouldn't hold my breath that a new kernel can be brought on line anytime soon. However, if the OSFree folks think otherwise, I'd be happy to listen.

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General Discussion / Re: What are Your real priorytes ?
« on: 2010.12.29, 18:47:19 »
Increase 512MB shared memory limit. I know this is just a pipe dream because we don't have access to the kernel. But this should be fixed because Firefox, OpenOffice etc. are shared memory hogs and hoses OS/2 after a few days of use.

An updated Xserver for people like me who log into UNIX machines to do some work.

ACPI, flash, JAVA in some order.

Printing which works inside Firefox. I know it's coming.

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Open Bounties / Re: GTK+ 2.x (The GIMP Toolkit) port bounty
« on: 2010.12.27, 01:28:05 »

Yeah ultimately that may also be wortha  try - for now I'll try the X11 route.  Mucking around with X11R6 is something new and interesting for me :)

Hi Paul,
   It'll be really cool if you can port X11R6, we really need a new xserver. The XFree86 version that we have is really old.

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Open Bounties / Re: OS2 & eCS kernel
« on: 2010.11.24, 15:22:40 »
Hi demetrioussharpe,
   First I am not a programmer but I've read enough to be dangerous  :) . It sounds impossible what you are trying to do: replacing the OS/2 kernel with something else without a complete rewrite of the other subsystems. For example, Reactos. And Reactos has been in alpha for so many years and is not even complete yet!

Perhaps I am misinterpreting what you are saying. A longer explanation might be useful for lay people like us.

   


Ok, here's the basics of it:

All programs, whether they're apps or system services, communicate with the kernel through the support DLLs. For OS/2, all system calls will eventually find their way to DLLs like doscall.dll or doscall1.dll. These kinds of DLL are the entrypoint.  They serve to isolate the app from the kernel. As long as these DLLs behave as normal, the kernel can be changed & none of the apps will notice a difference. So, you change the kernel & you create the support DLLs for the apps to communicate with the kernel through.

Demetrious, I'm glad you are around and helping to develop new things for this great OS. You seem to know your stuff and I'm in no position to question your intentions. Beware of comments and opinions other people post here.
I still remember a good programmer that created a great multimedia extension and after many critics and misinformed remarks he decided to leave, never to return to this day. His classes are still one of the best examples of why OS/2 is still a superior system.
Anyway, I hope you continue your work on OpenGL and reach your goal. We need all the help we can have I personally I don't think we are in a position to say this is important and this is not. If we want something specific to be done then we should put money into it, otherwise I see no point in the argument

Thanks and good coding
 

Hi guys,
   I hope I don't come across as a doubting thomas or overly critical about what demetrious is proposing. My intent was just to get a clarification of what he had in mind, nothing more.

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Open Bounties / Re: OS2 & eCS kernel
« on: 2010.11.24, 04:06:20 »
Hi demetrioussharpe,
   First I am not a programmer but I've read enough to be dangerous  :) . It sounds impossible what you are trying to do: replacing the OS/2 kernel with something else without a complete rewrite of the other subsystems. For example, Reactos. And Reactos has been in alpha for so many years and is not even complete yet!

Perhaps I am misinterpreting what you are saying. A longer explanation might be useful for lay people like us.

   

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