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Off Topic / Android based RF Bar Code Scanners
« on: September 23, 2021, 05:19:45 PM »
Hello everyone!

Has anyone used any of the newer Android based RF Bar Code Scanners to connect into a linux based system via telnet?

Thanks in advance!

Chris Budney

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Programming / Re: Thoroughbred Migration
« on: September 01, 2021, 11:12:57 AM »
Hi


I migrated an hospitality software from Tbred 8.3 to ProvideX 4.01 in 1998.
At that time, the migration tool was creating a big bundle text file with all your programs and data files (depending on the directory devices you had selected for migration)
You then moved this big ass file to the target environment / system and used the unbundle tool to recreate programs and files in ProvideX format.
Almost all incompatibilities were addressed by the conversion tool, and fixing those that remained only took hours (do not have the details, as it has been 23 years). Even if you were using the Tbred « Windowing » system which we did not, and is quite different from ProvideX windows and dialogue controls, the conversion tool was modifying your code to call emulation routines provided by ProvideX.
During the transition period, you can use the various emulation modes provided by ProvideX (such as the Tbred FID() format, the windowing emulation, etc…) but it is then recommended to change your code to move and stick to the ProvideX standards and conventions. Who would want to migrate to another BB once under ProvideX anyway ? ;)


You can read more @ https://manual.pvxplus.com/PXPLUS/conv.tbd/overview.htm


Hope this helps

Hi Stephane,

thanks for the reply.  I had to do the some of the old hospitality conversion for MAI back in early 2000... I have one that was on T/OS and had to convert that bbx... one I had to take it from openbasic - thoroughbred - and then to bbx in one weekend... and clean up all the code... lol... it was a no sleep weekend!  I'm not sure yet if the prospect is using any of the idol features... I am doing a discovery session with them later this week.

Thanks for your help!

Chris

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Programming / Re: Thoroughbred Migration
« on: September 01, 2021, 11:08:33 AM »
There is a tbred conversion folder at *conv.tbd.  It has been about 20 years since I did one of these, and I do not remember any of the steps.  I just quickly looked in the folder, but did not see a documentation file - but all the programs that you should need are there.  Maybe the documentation is somewhere else - I just don't remember.

Thanks Neil!  I was looking over the documentation yesterday... there is a lot in the pxplus help under conversions as well.

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Programming / Thoroughbred Migration
« on: August 31, 2021, 05:03:43 PM »
Hello everyone!

I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy and safe!

I am reviewing a prospect for a migration from tbred 8.4.1.  Has anyone done one of these and have any words of wisdom?  :)

Thanks in advance!

Chris Budney

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Programming / Need Pxplus assistance
« on: April 16, 2021, 12:32:25 PM »
Hello everyone,

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Programming / Re: Creating Multiline Function Key response
« on: December 19, 2018, 03:14:45 PM »
Thanks James!!! ;D

I wasn't looking at it the right way!!!!

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Programming / Creating Multiline Function Key response
« on: December 19, 2018, 02:44:02 PM »
Hello everyone.  Happy Holidays to you all!

I have a customer that we have recently migrated from old environment to pxplus 2018.  They use programmable function keys a lot.   

How would I set a function key like F8 to have a response like Y+'CR'+"N"+'CR'+"HAPPY HOLIDAYS!"+'CR'+'CR'+"PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE!" .... you pretty much get the idea.

Normally I would do something like this for a short response:

PUT FOLLOWING LINE IN STARTUP OR MENU PROGRAM:
DEFCTL (0)$000077$=-60 ! $000077$ is F8

CREATE PROGRAM IN PATH  $CTL-60
0010 REM $CTL-60 - SET 8 TO RELEAS
0020 PREINPUT NEXT "RELEASE"


But I'm not sure how I would get some many responses in one line.  They used to use Facetwin and program the keys a few times a month.

Thanks for your help in advance!


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Programming / Reading data from apache web page under RHE 6
« on: November 20, 2018, 02:02:11 PM »
Hello everyone,

Has anyone ever migrated a customer using the old bwu utility set from bbx for apache under sco to RHE Linux?  Is there an easy way to pass data back and forth to apache?

Thanks for your replies in advance!

Chris Budney

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