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Maul Publisher Users / Re: Maul Publisher for Windows
« Last post by administrator on January 30, 2022, 11:40:50 AM »
Nowadays I am regularly updating the Windows version of Maul Publisher only.

The latest 3.44 version of Maul Publisher for Windows now includes a rasteriser engine, so that you can produce raster images suitable for 4 colour printing. Also included is an imposition editor, but the lack of a DTP or DTF printing plate maker driver means that the very last step, producting an actual printing plate still needs to be added. An open source Plate Driver example is available on the download page.

What you can do, is to use the resulting 4 colour raster images for silk screen printing. In this case the raster images are printed on a normal printer, and then transferred using a UV light to expose a photo-sensitive silk screen. Hobby kits for this usage are available on the sites of diverse online traders.
Maul Publisher Users / Maul Publisher for Windows
« Last post by administrator on August 02, 2020, 11:21:04 AM »
Nowadays I am regularly updating the Windows version of Maul Publisher only.

Recent updates to Windows 10 have broken Windows GDI printing. If this happens to you, please try the the following fix:
General Discussion / Running OS/2 on VirtualBox. Has anyone tried this?
« Last post by Peter Koller on May 22, 2020, 01:17:37 PM »
I have been checking out how OS2 is doing with Virtualbox, using eCS1.2 and eCS2.0 RC6A which were laying around here.
Has anyone tried this? Here my experiences:
Shared folders only works with the Netlabs version of the os2additions, not with the formal ones, but I did test both. SMB might work, but I don
General Discussion / Re: Still learning
« Last post by Peter Koller on May 22, 2020, 01:00:04 PM »
Well we have now lost the first user of this forum. When people post advertising, and/or don't follow the rules, I will mercilessly delete their profiles and their messages. I don't think we need to have adverts for viagra on this site! >:(
Maul Publisher Users / Re: Maul Publisher for Windows V3.39
« Last post by Peter Koller on May 22, 2020, 12:55:10 PM »
I have updated Maul Publisher again, as I have just got myself a new high resolution monitor and noticed that the application looked all ugly and blurred.
It turns out, Ms have introduced some new API with Windows 8 that makes older applications look really ugly. That part is easily fixed, because Visual Studio offers a manifest property to set an application to high resolution, though it did take me an hour to find it. :)
Then of course other things got broken, in this case the cursors were flickering. So now 6 hours later, there is a new version online. Such small updates are not automatically installed, you have to download and install them manually, or wait for a version change, at which point the check for updates feature, when enabled, will update the application.
Maul Publisher Users / Running Maul Publisher on Windows 7
« Last post by Peter Koller on May 10, 2020, 08:43:55 AM »
I have done some tests on a Windows 7 virtualbox installation and found that the application will not start.
Here is how to fix it:
First, install the application as normal, note that you will have to download the latest fixed version from this site. Occasionally the installer attempts to run the application after installation is complete, you can safely ignore any crashes here. The reason the application won't start is because it cannot get a realistic maximum memory reservation value. This causes an error similar to ERROR-> @Main memory init, rc = 1455 in the error log found under c:\ProgramData\MaulPublisher.
Once the installation is complete, you need to use the registry editor regedit.exe:
Backup the registry first!
Add a DWORD registry value MaxBlocks to the path Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Maul32.exe. Set the MaxBlocks value to 1000 hex to begin with, and check the application starts. You can adjust the number of reserved memory blocks anytime, note that 0 will definitely not work.
Maul Publisher Users / Maul Publisher for Windows V3.39
« Last post by Peter Koller on May 02, 2020, 06:48:21 AM »
Last week I published the latest Windows version of Maul Publisher. New in that version is a graph handler capable of being linked to tables and external xml files, and a barcode handler that can produce a vast range of bar and qr codes. The barcode handler is based on Zint.

I am going more and more in the direction of using the c++ std libraries. This has the advantage that the code becomes more stable and reusable, but it is also less efficient than plain C, and also, I don't think the IBM VisualAge compiler supports these libraries. What I am trying to say is that a new version of Maul Publisher on OS/2 with these new features would require porting the application to gcc, and that is more work than I can manage at the moment. However all is not lost, I do still have a working Warp based system, and when I am ready to retire (...end 2023) I will have time to give that a go.
General Discussion / Still learning
« Last post by Peter Koller on May 02, 2020, 06:36:25 AM »
I am still learning how to configure this forum software. I tried to post a longer message just now only to have the end of the text cut off. If I have gotten this right then this should not happen to you.
General Discussion / Welcome to the forum
« Last post by administrator on May 01, 2020, 06:18:49 AM »
Welcome to the forum.

This forum replaces the Yahoo group

When you register for this forum I need to approve your registration. This is because otherwise we get overrun with advertisers and time wasters.
If you want a new category, for example for OS/2, and you can't create one yourself, please ask.
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