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February 2007


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

Seamonkey version 1.1 has been released as of 01/18/2007. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued in 2005. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.1.en-US.os2.installer.exe (self-extracting installer), or seamonkey-1.1.en-US.os2.zip (zip file version). More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/.

    NOTES:
  1. Steve Wendt has a WarpZilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  2. I had trouble starting up version 1.1 after installing it over version 1.0.7; I then had to open a command prompt, change to C:\PROGRAMS\SEAMONKEY, and then delete everything underneath. Then after re-running the version 1.1 installer, Seamonkey 1.1 started up fine. Your mileage may vary; I am running eComStation 1.2 media refresh.
  3. If you are installing the zip file version, you must unzip the file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  4. This version requires the GCC runtime; download that at http://download.innotek.de/gccos2/runtime/libc-0.5.1.exe (a self-extracting executable). The EMX runtime is no longer required if you don't already have it installed. The GCC runtime installer defaults to x:\OS2\DLL (where x is your OS/2 or eComStation boot drive); it may be preferable to put the runtime in the same directory as the Seamonkey executable.
  5. This version requires an updated version of IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support; go to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=196271.
  6. Tony's notes on installing and running Seamonkey are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

The WarpZilla team has released Thunderbird version 2.0 beta 2 as of 01/23/2007. This has been demoed by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings. It is a stand-alone mail/newsgroup client based on Mozilla that does not include the browser. An announcement in 2005 said that there will not be any more versions of Mozilla (as produced by the Mozilla Foundation) past the 1.7.x series, so Thunderbird is now the Foundation's official mail/news client. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/2.0b2/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-2.0b2.en-US.os2.zip. More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/.

    NOTES:
  1. Steve Wendt has a WarpZilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  2. Since this is a beta, you may want to stick with version 1.5.0.9 as the most recent stable version (see the Jan. 2007 Download!).
  3. You must unzip the zip file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  4. This version requires the GCC runtime; download that at http://download.innotek.de/gccos2/runtime/libc-0.5.1.exe (a self-extracting executable). The EMX runtime is no longer required if you don't already have it installed. The GCC runtime installer defaults to x:\OS2\DLL (where x is your OS/2 or eComStation boot drive); it may be preferable to put the runtime in the same directory as the Thunderbird executable.
  5. This version requires an updated version of IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support; go to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=196271.
  6. Tony's notes on installing and running Thunderbird are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings, is now at version 8.10 as of 01/09/2007. It is an FDISK, display, analysis, and recovery tool for disks and filesystems. It includes the ability to resize FAT and FAT32 partitions, and has JFS and LVM support. One of its' newer features is a sector editor. Go to http://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/. Tony's tutorial on DFSee is at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2001/scoug012.dfseetutorial.html.

    NOTES:
  1. You can also use search key dfsee on Hobbes.
  2. DFSee is shareware. Registration is at Mensys: (http://shop.mensys.nl/catalogue/mns_DFSee.html).
  3. There is a zip file version, and now a version that can be installed using WarpIN as well.

XWorkplace version 1.0.7 has been released as of 01/09/2007. This was part of Gary Granat's series on "Seeking Ways to Get Rid of System Bloat". Features include: virtual desktops using xPager (formerly PageMage), a replacement for WarpCenter (XCenter), a trash can, most of the NPSWPS and WarpEnhancer features, object hotkeys, lots of new settings pages, and all the features of XFolder version 0.85. Use search key xwp- on Hobbes, or go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/xworkplace/.

    NOTES:
  1. You need WarpIN to install.
  2. There are a number of widgets for XCenter, available at http://www.xcenter.os2usr.org/.

SmartSVN version 2.1.3 has been released. This is a Java Subversion GUI client, with features like built-in file compare/merge, Change Report or Tag and Branch handling, and more. It requires Java 1.4.1 or higher. Go to http://www.syntevo.com/smartsvn/.

Scribus version 1.3.3.7 has been released as of 01/09/2007. This page layout program supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation. Go to http://www.scribus.net/.

TrafficVisor III beta has been updated as of 01/22/2007. This is a program to collect and analyze TCP/IP traffic. Go to ftp://idenis.snc.ru/users/GreenPoison/tv3/.

Java Image Browser Sorter version 1.8.3 has been released as of 01/28/2007. This program requires Java 1.4. Go to http://img-browse-sort.sourceforge.net/.

PDFMergeNX version 2.0 beta 3 has been released as of 01/21/2007. This is an application for manipulating PDF and PostScript files; it provides a graphical interface on top of GhostScript, XPDF, and ePDF. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/pdfmergenx/.

UpdCD version 2.60 has been released as of 01/24/2007. It can be used to update the base Warp 3, Warp 4, Warp Server for e-Business, Convenience Pack, or eComStation installation files with FixPaks, and supports the creation of updated installation diskettes. You can use the updated OS/2 image in conjunction with these diskettes to create new installations of OS/2 which already incorporate the FixPaks and other software. Go to http://www.updcd.tk/, or use search key updcd on Hobbes.
NOTE: This is a full release; if you have version 2.5x or older installed, uninstall that version first before installing version 2.60.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

(None this month.)


This month's new listings - Applications:

From this month's "Paul Smedley has been busy file (and do we really mean busy!)":

  1. MySQL version 5.0.33 has been released as of 01/10/2007. It is the world's most widely used open-source database. The OS/2 port features named pipes, data replication, databases > 2GB, and more. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/mysql5.html.
      NOTES:
    1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC061.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip.
    2. Our treasurer, Steven Levine, helped update the mysql_install_db script.
    3. Version 4.1.7 is also available at http://www.os2power.com/yuri/mysql2/.

  2. Apache version 2.2.4 has been released as of 01/10/2007. It is the premier web server of the Internet; newer versions use multi-threading and offer big performance improvements. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/apache2.html.
      NOTES:
    1. Version 2.0.59 is also available at http://apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/os2/.
    2. More info on Apache is at http://silk.apana.org.au/apache/apache_v2.shtml.

  3. NcFTP version 3.2.0 has been released as of 01/09/2007. This FTP client supports resuming uploads and downloads, tab completion, and some command-line utilities. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/ncftp.html.
    NOTE: You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC061.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip.

  4. QDVDAuthor version 0.1.4 has been released as of 01/09/2007. This is a GUI front-end for DVDAuthor and other related tools. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/qdvdauthor.html.
      NOTES:
    1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC061.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip.
    2. More info on QDVDAuthor is at http://qdvdauthor.sourceforge.net/.

  5. KDiff3 version 0.9.91 has been released as of 01/09/2007. This is a program that compares or merges two or three text input files or directories, shows the differences line-by-line and character-by-character, provides an automatic merge-facility, and more. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/kdiff3.html.
      NOTES:
    1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC061.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip.
    2. More info on KDiff3 is at http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/.

  6. MPlayer and MEncoder have been released as of 01/20/2007. MPlayer is a movie player, utilizing the FFMPEG library (like WarpVision), and MEncoder is a simple movie encoder. Most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, and more are supported, as well as DVD playback. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/mplayer.html.
    NOTE: You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC061.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip.

  7. BZip2 version 1.0.4 has been released as of 01/20/2007. This is a block-sorting file compressor, which is comparable to Gzip with better compression. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/bzip2.html.
      NOTES:
    1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC061.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip.
    2. Version 1.0.3 is also available at Hobbes with search key bzip2.

  8. GNU Tar version 1.16.1 has been released as of 01/28/2007. Tar is another archiving tool; it works with long filenames, unlike some earlier ports. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/tar.html.
    NOTE: You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC061.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip.

  9. PHP version 5.2.0 beta 2 has been released as of 01/27/2007. It is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. Modules supported include bz2, curl, dbase, gd, exif, filepro, gd, gettext, mbstring, mysql, mysqli, openssl, pdo_mysql, pdo_sqlite, pgsql, and sqlite. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/php5.html.
      NOTES:
    1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC061.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip.
    2. Older versions are also available:

  10. Subversion 1.4.3 has been released as of 01/26/2007. It is a version control application, intended to replace CVS. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/subversion.html.
      NOTES:
    1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC061.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip.
    2. An older version (1.4.2) is also available at http://silk.apana.org.au/subversion/.
    3. More info on Subversion is available at http://subversion.tigris.org/.

DCRaw version 8.49 has been released as of 01/08/2007. It is a digital camera RAW file conversion utility. Use search key dcraw on Hobbes.

Squid version 2.6s9 has been released as of 01/25/2007. It offers high-performance proxy caching for Web clients supporting FTP, Gopher, and HTTP requests. Use search key squid on Hobbes.

MindTerm version 3.1.1 has been released. This is a SSH client written in Java. Go to http://www.appgate.com/products/80_MindTerm/.

ISOFS version 1.0.3 has been released as of 01/08/2007. This is an installable file system for seamless read-only access to the contents of .ISO image files, as suitable for burning on CD. It now supports ISOs bigger than 2GB. Go to http://home.clara.net/orac/os2.htm#isofs.

Moneydance 2007 has been released as of 01/25/2007. It is a personal finance manager written completely in Java. It includes transaction auto-completion, graphing, reporting, a reconciliation tool, running cleared vs. uncleared balances, transaction sorting, double-entry, multiple currencies, multiple accounts, and much more. Go to http://moneydance.com/.

PMDCalc Plus version 1.00 RC1 has been released as of 01/22/2007. This is a lightweight calculator for daily office use, which is optimized for fast and simple calculations. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/pmdcalcp/.
NOTE: You need WarpIN to install.

The Workplace Shell Toolkit version 1.60 has been released as of 01/21/2007. This provides helper functions for easier creation of new Workplace Shell Classes. Many functions are also useful for plain PM programming, and the source code is also available. Go to http://wpstk.netlabs.org/.

WDSibyl has been updated as of 01/21/2007. This is an open-source continuation of the commercial product Sibyl, which is a Pascal / Delphi compiler. Go to http://members.chello.at/webstar/wdsibyl.html.

NASM version 0.98.40 has been released as of 01/21/2007. The NASM assembler has support for x86 multimedia extensions, and supports a various number of object formats, including the old .OBJ format of the Borland compilers. Use search key nasm on Hobbes.

Personal Cards Manager has been updated as of 01/18/2007. This enables you to store personal data about your friends, colleagues, and customers in objects on the desktop, offering your contacts in mail and applications. Go to http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/wpperson/.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.9.2 has been released as of 01/16/2007. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the Web. Go to http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php.

newLISP version 9.0.16 has been released as of 01/15/2007. This is a LISP-like scripting language for CGI programming, system administration, text processing, etc. Go to http://newlisp.nodep.nl/newlisp2.html.

DOSBox/2 has been released as of 12/13/2006. This is a port of DOSBox (a DOS emulator) to OS/2, which uses SDL; it emulates XMS, EMS, CGA, EGA, VGA, VESA, SoundBlaster, Gravis Ultra Sound, and more, for excellent compatibility with older games. Go to http://www.joschs-robotics.de/dosbox/; more info is at http://wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/DOSBox_Port.

WPIView version 0.3.1 has been released as of 01/28/2007. This is a utility to view, install, and extract WarpIN packages. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/wpiview/.

XSane version 0.992 has been released as of 01/16/2007. This is a front-end for the SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) scanner drivers. Go to http://www.fbakan.de/xsane-os2.htm/.
NOTE: It requires XFree86/OS2 (available at ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/xfree86/4.5.0/) and Gimp 2.2.8 (use search key gimp-2.2.8 on Hobbes).


The Southern California OS/2 User Group
P.O. Box 26904
Santa Ana, CA 92799-6904, USA

Copyright 2007 the Southern California OS/2 User Group. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

SCOUG, Warp Expo West, and Warpfest are trademarks of the Southern California OS/2 User Group. OS/2, Workplace Shell, and IBM are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.