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Christopher DaCo...
Posted on: Jun 6 2003, 08:04 PM


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Hello Peter,

Thanks for eplaining the benefits of using the wps instead of the DOS APIs to me.
It really sounds like this is a problem that IBM has to fix with OS/2 and not a PMView Pro specific problem.

In the meantime I agree that adding an option to select between the two methods is the perfect solution.
I can't wait start using PMView Pro's file open window for all my image file operations again!
PMView Pro's file open window will once again be my first choice wjen it comes to viewing thumbnails of, moving and deleting image files.

Thanks,
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Christopher DaCo...
Posted on: Jun 6 2003, 09:04 AM


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Hello Peter,

I noticed a new "feature" in PMView Pro that I do not like.
When deleting files in the file open window, PMView Pro now add their filenames OS2SYS.INI's key PM_Workplace:handles.
The previous versions only did this if you used the file open window to move files by drag and drop to another folder.

Moving thousands of files this way over time once caused my OS2SYS.INI file to become quite large, which cause an noticable increase in hard disk activity and system slowdown when OS/2 wrote OS2SYS.INI to the harddrive.
You should normally have these two keys.
PM_Workplace:handles0
PM_Workplace:handles1
Instead I had 0-11, twelve keys all made of filenames of images moved with PMView's file open window.
Checkini and Multimaint would not automatically shrink them by deleting the old file handles because the files still existed on the hard drive.
I had to manualy delete keys PM_Workplace:handles2-11 using Multimaint in order to shink my OS2SYS.INI file.

So years ago I made a rule never to move images using PMView's File Open Window, and to use FM/2 file manager instead, in order to keep my ini files small.
Deleting files used to be ok.
But now deleting files using PMView Pro's file open window causes the filename to be added to PM_Workplace:handles.
This is pointless because the file is no longer on the harddrive and Checkini or Multimaint will just remove the file handle next time I do an ini check.
So this new "feature" needs to go.

If you ever decide to totally redesign the file open window I suggest you isolate the drag and drop process from the desktop like FM/2 file manager does instead of duplicating the bad behavior of the OS/2 desktop's drives folders.
  Forum: PMView - OS/2 Technical Support · Post Preview: #417 · Replies: 5 · Views: 11,967

Christopher DaCo...
Posted on: Jun 3 2003, 07:57 PM


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That is a good question Bart.
I also hold a dual OS/2 And Windows PMView 2000 licence.

Let us know what you decide Peter.
Even if you decide not to offer a package deal for the dual licence this time around, the 50% off for students is very generous.
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Christopher DaCo...
Posted on: Jun 3 2003, 07:43 PM


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Hello Peter,

I believe I have found a bug in the OS/2 version of PMView Pro.
PMView Pro freezes if an image is loaded while viewer window is minimized.
I then have to close PMView Pro from the Window list and start a new session.

Let me know if you can confirm this bug.
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Christopher DaCo...
Posted on: Jun 2 2003, 03:38 PM


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Ignore my previous post.
The link works properly now.
You must have been uploading the new file as I was trying to download it.
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Christopher DaCo...
Posted on: Jun 2 2003, 03:08 PM


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Hello Peter,

I get an error 404 file not found when I try to download the Windows version of PMView pro.
The other three links for the OS/2 and two pdf files work fine though.
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Christopher DaCo...
Posted on: May 30 2003, 05:22 PM


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The same thing happened to me when I registered.
I never recieved the automated confirmation email.
I got tired of waiting and sent an email directly to Peter Nielsen's email address and mentioned about my registration problems with the forum.
He did not directly address or explain what was going on with the automated registration in his email response.
But I tried my login and password a few days later and it works.

I also got the message "Sorry, you do not have permission to reply to that topic".
I suspect that certain threads can only be replied to be his beta testers.
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