• D'Bridge

    From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to Paul Quinn on Tue Nov 27 01:37:33 2018
    I recall Nick saying that won't happen. Maybe I'm wrong... probably I'm wrong. Nearly exactly three years back he said he was working on v4.xx for a "multitude of OS platforms". I thought he said since that he's somewhat disappointed that he couldn't.

    Soon after Nick took over D'Bridge I was contacted by him and asked if I could help him tidy up the code. It was written in Turbo Pascal (my speciality)
    and sure enough there were lots of odd solutions -- especially when it came to DOS "cheats" i.e. using undocumented MS-DOS functions.

    I cleaned up all those "cheats" (just as I did with MakeNl, BTW) plus optimized the code in many ways (using analysers and debuggers I had available)
    and sent the clean code back to him. After that, the code would compile with any Pascal flavour, even Free Pascal or any other Pascal compiler running on a linux box.

    Strangely enough, Nick denied that I even had been involved in the project (I still have it here somewhere) and even called me a liar when I said so. Apparently he never used my effort. So, unless I pick up the baton from where I
    left, I don't think we will ever see a linux (or even OS/2 :) ) port of it. 8-)

    PS: As the originator of this echo, I can assure you that I don't mind at all if you stray a wee bit off topic.


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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/10 to Björn Felten on Tue Nov 27 08:38:02 2018
    Bjrn Felten <2:203/2> wrote:

    Strangely enough, Nick denied that I even had been involved in the
    project

    So you have to remember it wrong. :-D.

    'Tommi

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  • From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to Tommi Koivula on Tue Nov 27 08:41:46 2018
    Strangely enough, Nick denied that I even had been involved in the
    project

    So you have to remember it wrong. :-D.

    Yeah, it probably was just a dream. A very vivid one, with Pascal code and email all over the place... 8-)



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  • From Bjrn Felten@2:203/2 to Paul Quinn on Tue Nov 27 12:07:32 2018
    CrashMaint does that? Strange...

    Uh-huh. Wanna run a test? Next week? I can re-activate a CM tester
    node to feed one of yours; node or a point.

    Nota Bene, I am *not* talking about CrashMail here, I'm talking about CrashMaint. A free standing program that can be run without CrashMail (just have a crashmail.prefs file ready for it).



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  • From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to Bj÷rn Felten on Tue Nov 27 12:24:52 2018
    (just have a crashmail.prefs file ready for it)

    I just tested with this minimal prefs file (96 bytes):

    AREA "FIDONET.ORG" 2:203/2.0 JAM "s:\\fd\\jam\\FIDONET-"
    KEEPNUM 100
    EXPORT %2:203/0.0
    GROUP R

    And ran it with this batch file:

    crashmaint MAINT PACK


    The result was this:

    R:\cmaint>crashmaint MAINT PACK
    Processing FIDONET.ORG...
    5 messages deleted by number, 100 messages left
    5 deleted messages removed from messagebase

    R:\cmaint>



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  • From Paul Quinn@3:640/1384 to Bjrn Felten on Tue Nov 27 21:32:14 2018
    Hi! Bjrn,

    On 27 Nov 18 12:07, you wrote to me:

    Nota Bene, I am *not* talking about CrashMail here, I'm talking
    about CrashMaint. A free standing program that can be run without CrashMail (just have a crashmail.prefs file ready for it).

    Dude. It's part of the package, and runs here on a node & a point on Sundays.
    12:30 for the point; 17:40 for the node:

    -+- 8< ---
    # messagebase maint...
    /opt/ftn/fido/tosser/bin/crashmaint MAINT PACK >/opt/ftn/fido/logfiles/mBaseMaint.log
    -+- >8 ---

    Next.

    Cheers,
    Paul.

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  • From Paul Quinn@3:640/1384 to Bjrn Felten on Tue Nov 27 21:40:34 2018
    Hi! Bjrn,

    On 27 Nov 18 12:24, you wrote to Bjrn Felten:

    (just have a crashmail.prefs file ready for it)
    AREA "FIDONET.ORG" 2:203/2.0 JAM "s:\\fd\\jam\\FIDONET-"

    It's interesting that you use S:drive. That's what I used to use on my old Win98se node that went *poof* 17 August. 8-)

    crashmaint MAINT PACK

    Nah. Try this on a machine _not_ getting echomail through a zonegate...

    -+- 8< ---
    # Check out what mail is in the inbound...
    /opt/ftn/fido/tosser/bin/crashmail TOSS
    -+- >8 ---

    That's what I'm talking about. Same page now?

    Cheers,
    Paul.

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  • From Bjrn Felten@2:203/2 to Paul Quinn on Tue Nov 27 15:22:04 2018
    That's what I'm talking about. Same page now?

    Not really. From what I see, you are still talking about CrashMail?

    Never mind, I just wanted to tell you about the marvellous TinyXP project, maybe something to replace one of your Win98E vBoxes?

    http://eljaco.se/FILES/TinyXP-Rev10.iso (1.8 GB)


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    ________________________________________________________________________

    eXPerience Presents...

    Windows XP Professional SP3 - February 2010
    ________________________________________________________________________

    To boot from this DVD, set your PC up so it will boot
    from the DVD drive in the PC's BIOS.
    ________________________________________________________________________

    When you boot from this DVD you will see 6 options.

    You have a choice of 3 different Windows installations:

    1. Full Windows XP (nothing is removed)
    2. TinyXP (large components removed, but usable for most)
    3. MicroXP (extremely small, only takes 221Mb of HDD space)

    All three versions are updated to February 2010.

    There are also three more boot options:

    4. Acronis True Image EES v9.7.8353 (Backup\Restore)
    5. Hiren's BootCD v10.1 (Includes Live Windows XP)
    6. SpinRite v6.1 (Hard Disk Testing and Repair)

    ________________________________________________________________________

    All three choices include 22 different driverpacks, all are optional.

    BlueTooth (42.60 Mb)
    Broadband (16.20 Mb)
    Chipset (11.50 Mb)
    CPU (148.00 Kb)
    Graphics A (297.00 Mb)
    Graphics B (375.00 Mb)
    Graphics C (587.00 Mb)
    Input Devices (56.90 Mb)
    LAN Ethernet (50.20 Mb)
    Mass Storage (32.00 Mb)
    Miscellaneous (52.10 Mb)
    Modem (177.00 Mb)
    Monitor (95.10 Mb)
    Phone (15.00 Mb)
    Scanner (13.90 Mb)
    Sound A (182.00 Mb)
    Sound B (280.00 Mb)
    TV Card (75.00 Mb)
    USB Devices (2.69 Mb)
    Virtual (8.42 Mb)
    Webcam (221.00 Mb)
    Wireless LAN (158.00 Mb)

    Sizes above are for the uncompressed drivers on your hard disk.

    ________________________________________________________________________

    Other boot options
    ------------------

    - Acronis Backup + Restore
    - Hirens Boot CD v10.1
    - SpinRite v6.0

    ________________________________________________________________________

    APPS folder

    - Portables
    Agent Ransack v1.7.3.332
    DU Meter v4.16.r3102
    foobar2000 v1.0
    SMplayer v0.6.8.3392
    SoftMaker Office 2010


    - Silent Installers
    allSnapv1.33.2
    ChromePlus v1.3.7.0
    Comodo Internet Security v3.14.129887.586
    Daemon Tools Lite v4.35
    Everything v1.2.1.371
    Foxit PDF Reader Pro v3.0.1301
    GetDiz v4.4.0.2
    HashTab v3.0
    IMG Burn v2.5.0.0
    NET Framework v2.0 v3.0 v3.5
    Notepad2 v4.0.23
    Prio v1.9.9.2091
    Unlocker v1.8.8
    uTorrent v1.8.5.17414
    Visual C++ 2005 2008
    WinRAR v3.91

    ________________________________________________________________________

    ISO folder (CD)

    If you want to make a 700Mb CD of any of these Windows
    installations, you have 7 different options to choose from.

    01a - Full XP + 4 Driverpacks [694Mb]
    01b - Full XP - No Added Drivers [672Mb]

    02a - TinyXP + 16 Driverpacks [699Mb]
    02b - TinyXP - No Added Drivers [346Mb]

    03a - MicroXP + 20 Driverpacks [695Mb]
    03b - MicroXP - No Added Drivers [109Mb]

    04 - TinyXP+MicroXP+Multi-Boot+6 Driverpacks [698Mb]
    ________________________________________________________________________

    OEM folder (CD)

    If you want to install the drivers on this CD independently of
    installing Windows, this is now possible by running one file.

    In the OEM folder on the CD you will find a file called:

    DP_Install_Tool.cmd

    ________________________________________________________________________

    Removed Items:

    To see what got removed, see the "Last Session.ini" file:

    XP01I386SVCPACKNLITELast Session.ini

    XP02I386SVCPACKNLITELast Session.ini

    XP03$OEM$NLITELast Session.ini

    XP01 = Full XP
    XP02 = TinyXP
    XP03 = MicroXP

    ________________________________________________________________________

    Statistics:

    Full XP
    - Hard Disk Space Used = 1.19Gb
    - RAM Usage = 81.7Mb
    - Services Started = 38

    TinyXP Rev10
    - Hard Disk Space Used = 833Mb
    - RAM Usage = 60.3Mb
    - Services Started = 20

    MicroXP v0.84
    - Hard Disk Space Used = 221Mb
    - RAM Usage = 42.4Mb
    - Services Started = 17

    ________________________________________________________________________

    Don't forget To Join The Forum @ SnipeR's Redemption Network:
    http://forum.retestrak.nl/index.php

    Enjoy this fine release from eXPerience

    Build Date: 17th February 2010

    Release Date : Late Winter 2010







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  • From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to Bj÷rn Felten on Tue Nov 27 15:34:54 2018
    Never mind, I just wanted to tell you about the marvellous TinyXP project, maybe something to replace one of your Win98E vBoxes?

    http://eljaco.se/FILES/TinyXP-Rev10.iso (1.8 GB)

    I notice that it doesn't seem to say so in the readme file, but once started, the complete installation is totally silent -- no user interference needed at all. That's the beauty of all the eXPerience "products". 8-)




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