FrontDoor and OS/2

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FrontDoor and OS/2

Postby wkitty42 » Wed Aug 04, 2004 10:58 pm

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FrontDoor 2.32.mL // FDDOSOS2.TXT // 13-Jan-99
Copyright 1999 Definite Solutions HB; All rights reserved.
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This document outlines notes regarding the OS/2 version of the FrontDoor package as well as some of the differences between the DOS and OS/2 versions of the FrontDoor package.

>>> YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RUN THE OS/2 VERSION UNTIL YOU HAVE
>>> RECEIVED UPDATED LICENSING INFORMATION FROM DEFINITE SOLUTIONS
>>> OR ONE OF ITS OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVES

  • All programs in the OS/2 version of the FrontDoor package are native 32-bit OS/2 applications.
  • All programs in the OS/2 version of the FrontDoor package are pure text-mode (VIO) applications; they do not require WPS nor PM to be installed or used.
  • No additional drivers, such as a FOSSIL driver, are required to run the OS/2 version of the FrontDoor Mailer (FD2). It is, however, recommended that the SIO/VSIO package by Ray Gwinn is used in place of the standard OS/2 COM drivers (COM/VCOM).
  • Many of the limits (maximum number of active NetMail messages in the System NetMail Folder, maximum number of Folders, etc) in the DOS version of the FrontDoor package have been completely removed or otherwise increased in the OS/2 version.
  • The OS/2 version of the FrontDoor package has not been tested on versions below Warp 3.0 of the OS/2 operating system. Use of the OS/2 version on OS/2 1.x and 2.x may be possible but is not supported, nor recommended by Definite Solutions.
  • It is possible to share the configuration files between a DOS and OS/2 installation. It is, however, required that you have license information suitable for running both versions since SETUP.FD (the primary configuration file) is used for both versions.
  • It should be noted that the OS/2 version of the FrontDoor mailer (FD) does not utilize the "errorlevel interface" to support external services such as external fax receivers, BBS software, etc. Instead, the mailer executes batch files (.CMD) and resumes operation when the operating system returns control to it.


Please refer to the documentation and the latest FDFAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) document - both of which are available on our web site - for additional information about differences and version specific details.

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