:>:>> Instead of switching disk after disk, Does IBM or someone offer the
:>:>>fixpak on CD or Zip disk ? Thanks
:>:>Great idea. I will buy it. It will save the time and money especially
:>:>for outside USA user where the phone rate is expensive.
:>:>Maybe BMT Micro or J3 or Indelible Blue will help us?
:>:>BTW, Is it possible for one to bundle all the fix for OS/2 (Base,
:>:>Java, OpenDoc, VisualAge C++ into 1 CD ROM and sell it for a
:>:>subcription CD ala Hobbes CD? I know DevCon CD offer this but it is
:>:>overkill and too expensive for someone who only need to upgrade not
:>:>to develop an apps.
:>:>TIA for your attention.
:>Optionally, there is a utility on hobbes which will write fixpacks to disk, I
:>think it is in diskutil. I doubt any company but IBM can charge for this
:>packaging since it is a violation of their license agreement, not sure on this
:>why don't you read the license agreement and get back to us. Personally, I
:>don't have the cash to fork out for something I can do myself in five minutes.
:>By the way, fixes for Java, OpenDoc, VisualAge C++ just require unzipping to
If that's DIUNPACK then you need to beware of it. It's an escaped internal IBM
utility that contains no error checking code. If you use LOADDSKF it checks
CRCs on the files and errors out if there's a problem. DIUNPACK will merrily
unpack complete rubbish and the fixpack utility will apply it to your system.