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Re: JWasm212 fixed TYPE
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2015, 11:37:30 PM »
Hi Gunther,

   If you need some (minor) help, I have working OS/2 systems
in use here.  Do you have a preferred virtual environment?

good to know. I would prefer VirtualBox or VMware Player, because I've no experiences with Quemu and Virtual PC from MS doesn't work with Windows 8 and above, I think.

   Well, I have installed VirtualBox on my Windows 8.1 laptop.
Interesting product.  Seems medium well documented, but
rather complex.  Haven't really figured some of its features.
Which means I need to thrash around a bit to see what should
be happening.

   Anyway, I installed eComStation (the OS/2 follow-on) into
VirtualBox.  And I think (know) I got some things wrong.  But it
is running, and if I figure out what VirtualBox can modify in its
emulation, maybe I can fix things without a full reinstall.

   Nice to see it work.  Not so nice that hindsight works better
after the actions are taken.  So it's called learning I guess.

Regards,

Steve N.

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Re: JWasm212 fixed TYPE
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2015, 06:26:50 PM »
Hi Steve,

   Well, I have installed VirtualBox on my Windows 8.1 laptop.
Interesting product.  Seems medium well documented, but
rather complex.  Haven't really figured some of its features.
Which means I need to thrash around a bit to see what should
be happening.

   Anyway, I installed eComStation (the OS/2 follow-on) into
VirtualBox.  And I think (know) I got some things wrong.  But it
is running, and if I figure out what VirtualBox can modify in its
emulation, maybe I can fix things without a full reinstall.

   Nice to see it work.  Not so nice that hindsight works better
after the actions are taken.  So it's called learning I guess.

Regards,

Steve N.

that's good news. Configure VirtualBox is only a small challenge. There is a lot of good documentation available. By the way, how much is eComStation?

Gunther
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Re: JWasm212 fixed TYPE
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2015, 01:45:50 AM »
Hi Gunther,

that's good news. Configure VirtualBox is only a small challenge. There is a lot of good documentation available.

   Yeah, wading through the documentation is time consuming.
I may bite the bullet and reinstall to fix things the way I want
without tracking down how to modify an existing installation.
I just have to work up some momentum.

   I do not care much for mucking about in Windows 8.1.  Tried
to ask for help while running the installation of VirtualBox, and
was told that the internet was not available.  A wonderful design
decision there M$.

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By the way, how much is eComStation?

   Hmm.  Google tracked down $145 for version 2.1.  I thought
I paid less, about $99.  Anyway I used version 1.2R as I found
the CD-ROM's for that.  I wonder what happened to the newer
ones?  Not so good to lose things.  It used to be much easier to
remember where I put things.

https://shop.ecomstation.com/ecomstation-2-1/ecomstation-2-1-home-student.html

   There is a download for a demo version of 2.2 beta.

http://www.ecomstation.com/democd/

   OS/2 vice eComStation; they have updated some device drivers,
added "improved" versions of some utilities, and a cosmetic change
using a more modern look and some ease of use "upgrades".  I
got used to the OS/2 versions and do not really care for the cosmetic
and usage changes.  I do appreciate the bug fixes and new installer.
Some added utilities that used to be aftermarket purchases are
useful as well.  And the older versions of the utilities are still there
for curmudgeons like me.

   IIRC, if you install OS/2 from the Warp 4 install CD, you get the
16-bit TCP-IP stack.  And upgrading to the 32-bit version is not
easy.  If you have the later (MCP?) version of OS/2 or eCS you
install the 32-bit stack.  And support for the JFS file system.

Regards,

Steve N.

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Re: JWasm212 fixed TYPE
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2015, 08:20:41 AM »
Hi Steve,

wow, a lot of information about OS/2. The tricky point is: Is the GCC available? I've only an old version by Wolfgang Mattes. I think it'll be no longer maintained.

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Re: JWasm212 fixed TYPE
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2015, 10:00:52 PM »
Hi Gunther,

   Yes, GCC is available.  Though as I do not use it I am not the
one to ask about it.  The Usenet groups under comp.os.os2.*
mention differing versions when porting Windows or Unix/Linux
code to OS/2.  A random search string from 2013.

"I have gcc335 and gcc 446"

   I do not know what version you are using.  The EMX setup?

   Names to search on?  maybe Dave Yeo or Paul Smedley?  Dave
works with Mozilla ports.  Paul ports other things.

http://os2ports.smedley.info/

Sorry I cannot help directly.

   Watcom is also available for C, C++, and Fortran if that helps.

Regards,

Steve N.

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Re: JWasm212 fixed TYPE
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2015, 07:28:22 PM »
Steve,

thank you for the information.
   Watcom is also available for C, C++, and Fortran if that helps.

Regards,

Steve N.

Yes that helps a lot and it sounds interesting.

Gunther
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