• Open Watcom 2.0 port of HPT

    From andrew clarke@3:633/267 to All on Wed Feb 17 03:44:02 2021
    On Sun 2021-02-14 19:09:48, andrew clarke (3:633/267) wrote to Michael Pierce:

    The bad news is running "hpt.exe toss" (without any configuration set) actually froze my OS/2 VM.

    Now fixed.

    As I suspected the freeze was a complete red herring and unrelated.

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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/360 to andrew clarke on Sun Mar 7 18:01:35 2021
    On 13.2.2021 21:05, andrew clarke wrote:

    Earlier this week I backported HPT to Open Watcom 2.0, which can be used to build the 32-bit OS/2 & Windows versions.

    I say "backported" loosely. SMAPI could once be built with the closed-source Watcom C 10.0. This was common when Paul Edwards ported Msged to 32-bit OS/2 in 1995, and when I ported MSGAPI38 (which was then renamed SMAPI) to Windows NT a few years later. Fast forward to 2021 and there's a working Watcom makefile (make/makefile.watcom) for each Husky module (huskylib, smapi, etc) needed to build HPT.

    The makefile.watcom file for each module was written to be cross-platform, so you can cross-compile the OS/2 & Windows version from Linux, using the Linux version of OW 2.0. Or you can build it from Windows or OS/2 in the normal way, with the same makefile, without cross-compiling.

    Theoretically the binaries should run on anything from Windows NT 3.1 and OS/2 2.0 onwards.


    The forked modules are here:

    https://github.com/zoomosis/huskylib
    https://github.com/zoomosis/smapi
    https://github.com/zoomosis/fidoconf
    https://github.com/zoomosis/areafix
    https://github.com/zoomosis/hpt


    Any plans of watcom makefiles of other husky tools? Like sqpack, hptutil and hptkill? :)

    'Tommi

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  • From andrew clarke@3:633/267 to Tommi Koivula on Mon Mar 8 17:35:12 2021
    On 2021-03-07 18:01:34, Tommi Koivula (2:221/360) wrote to andrew clarke:

    Any plans of watcom makefiles of other husky tools? Like sqpack, hptutil and hptkill? :)

    I only have plans for htick and Msged, after I finish working on hpt. I'm not familiar with the ones you listed.

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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/360 to andrew clarke on Tue Mar 9 08:14:22 2021
    On 8.3.2021 8.35, andrew clarke wrote:

    Any plans of watcom makefiles of other husky tools? Like sqpack,
    hptutil and hptkill? :)

    I only have plans for htick and Msged, after I finish working on hpt.
    I'm not familiar with the ones you listed.

    Ok, I see.

    The reason I asked is that I have seen crashes when using JAM with EMX builds of Husky. The watcom build has been working perfect now in my old OS/2 (WSeB).

    'Tommi

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  • From andrew clarke@3:633/267 to Tommi Koivula on Tue Mar 9 20:36:32 2021
    On 2021-03-09 08:14:22, Tommi Koivula (2:221/360) wrote to andrew clarke:

    Any plans of watcom makefiles of other husky tools? Like sqpack,
    hptutil and hptkill? :)

    I only have plans for htick and Msged, after I finish working on
    hpt. I'm not familiar with the ones you listed.

    Ok, I see.

    The reason I asked is that I have seen crashes when using JAM with EMX builds of Husky. The watcom build has been working perfect now in my old OS/2 (WSeB).

    It would be better to try to fix any serious bugs in the EMX build first.

    Note that there was a bug accidentally introduced into the JAM code a few weeks ago that has since been fixed. It affected all platforms. That may be the cause of the bug you saw, though I can only speculate without details.

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  • From Tommi Koivula@2:221/360 to andrew clarke on Tue Mar 9 12:11:04 2021
    On 9.3.2021 11.36, andrew clarke wrote:

    The reason I asked is that I have seen crashes when using JAM with EMX builds of Husky. The watcom build has been working perfect now in my old OS/2 (WSeB).

    It would be better to try to fix any serious bugs in the EMX build first.

    Of course! :)

    Note that there was a bug accidentally introduced into the JAM code a
    few weeks ago that has since been fixed. It affected all platforms.
    That may be the cause of the bug you saw, though I can only speculate
    without details.

    My experiences are from the past. I first started to run HPT in OS/2 mainly as passthru tosser, then swithed some areas to Squish. Now some areas are also JAM.

    Anyway, I have the current source compiled with EMX, I'll check how it works with JAM areas.

    'Tommi

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