Hi, Which manual describes the format of the QETH device definition ? I
any. There is only mention of it. Best regards
On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 12:41 AM, ''Fish' (David B. Trout)'
Post by '\'Fish\' (David B. Trout)' ***@gmail.com [hercules-390]
The writing fish will only respond if you are a paying
customer of his, and have graced his fins with appropriate
monetary notations. (Money.)
If someone is trial testing my software before buying it and they cannot
get it to work, I will certainly try my best to help them! To not do so
would not make good business sense! Why should they PAY for my software if
they can't get it to work? OF COURSE I will help someone who has not (yet)
paid for my software!!
Now what is your configuration? And where do you have the
libraries that make up his amazing networking stack placed?
Ideally they should in your Hercules folder, and not in your
What you said would ONLY be true if they *specifically* chose to override
the installer's suggested installation directory (which is normally
"C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftDevLabs\CTCI-WIN"). You should install CTCI-WIN
using the provided installer which defaults to "C:\Program Files
(x86)\SoftDevLabs\CTCI-WIN", which is where you SHOULD normally install
You are probably thinking about the "old way" of "manually installing" my
software from years ago. TODAY, you run the Windows installer and install
it just like you would install any other software product on Windows. All
of my software TODAY now comes with an official installer that installs all
of the required pieces into their proper place (Visual C++ Runtime and
WinPCap and FishLib, etc -- ALL required pieces) AUTOMATICALLY, and updates
you PATH variable, etc, so that after installing it, just like any other
product, it JUST WORKS.
That's why I wrote the installer: to make it DIRT SIMPLE and hard to get
wrong. You run the installer and click, click, click... DONE! Nothing more
to do! A child could do it.
And you might also need his Fish Library if you're using
his equally amazing GUI.
The proper version of "FishLib" is automatically installed (into the
proper location, etc) by the installer for ALL of my software products.
Again, you don't need to mess with gathering all of the pieces from various
different places and manually installing anything any longer. All of my
products all come with their own official Windows installer that properly
installs the product -- including any/ALL pre-requisite components -- so
that once the product is installed there's NOTHING MORE you need to do.
Nothing. You just start *using* it: Start -> All Programs -> SoftDevLabs ->
(product). Voila! The products starts up and just WORKS! (Or at least it
And as far as OSA on Hercules is concerned, Ivan is right: that's the QETH
device. The Hercules LCS networking device is not an OSA device despite
what the documentation/description says. It's a "LAN Channel Station"
device, just like its name suggests.
LCS devices work great and are much better than CTCI devices (which I
don't recommend using), but OSA (QETH) device are much better that LCS
devices. I highly recommend their use. I've been using them without issue
for a couple of years now, on both <mumble-mumble> OS and <mumble-mumble>
VM as well (in both Layer 2 and Layer 3 mode). In fact, in my SDL version
of Hyperion(*) you can specify "OSA" (or OSD) as your Hercules networking
device type instead of "QETH" since that's really what it is.
And my upcoming release of my HercGUI product OSA devices (and CTCE
devices too) are now fully supported as a result.
"Manually installing" my products (by manually copying files around into
different folders and manually updating your PATH variable and then
manually copying yet MORE binaries around and manually installing Visual
C++ and WinPCap, etc) is SOOOO passÃ©. F**k that sh*t. That's old school
from several years ago.
Now all SoftDevLabs products come with full installers just like any of
the thousands of other software products do that you install on Windows.
You run the installer and click the 'Next' button a few times and VOILA!
You're done and up and running.
"Fish" (David B. Trout)
Software Development Laboratories