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June 2008


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Updates from last month's column:

DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings, is now at version 9.09 as of 05/24/2008. It is a 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. 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.

eComstation Maintenance Tool version 2.2.0.3 has been released as of 05/21/2008. As the name implies, it is designed to apply software updates to eComstation. If you are a registered eComstation user, go to http://www.ecomstation.com; you will need to sign-in before you can download the Tool.

ClamAV version 0.93.0.2 has been released as of 05/17/2008. This is a GPL anti-virus toolkit, which features a command-line scanner, a tool for automatic updating via the Internet, and integration with mail servers (attachment scanning). Go to http://web.os2power.com/yuri/ClamAV.

SQLite Browser version 1.3b has been released as of 05/16/2008. This is a visual tool used to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite. Use search key sqlitebrowser on Hobbes.

JExpress version 7.1.8 has been released. This allows you to create Java-based multi-lingual installers and auto-updaters. An easy-to-use Swing interface allows you to design your installers quickly without requiring any programming. It can also select the exact classes your Java app uses, build your directory tree, and produce JAR files. Go to http://www.denova.com/.

File Commander/2 version 2.30-dev has been updated as of 05/24/2008. This is a Norton Commander clone for OS/2. Go to http://silk.apana.org.au/fc2development.html.

NOTE: The stable version 2.20 is available at http://silk.apana.org.au/fc.html.

SmartSVN version 3.0.9 has been released as of 05/23/2008. This is a Java Subversion GUI client, with features such as 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/index.html.

WPIView version 1.06rc6 has been released as of 05/30/2008. This is a utility to view, install, and extract WarpIN packages. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/wpiview/.

DaniS506 version 1.8.5 has been released as of 05/12/2008. It is a replacement for IBM's EIDE driver (IBM1S506), which features: support for various chipsets, including Intel, VIA, AMD, Nvidia, ATI, etc., SerialATA, PCCard controllers, busmastering, Ultra33-DMA, Ultra ATA-66, Ultra ATA-100, faster PIO due to 32-bit I/O, and much more. Use search key danis on Hobbes.

FAT32.IFS version 0.9.12.1 has been released as of 05/05/2008. This is based on Henk Kelder's code, and includes many fixes over the previous versions. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/fat32/.

From this month's "Paul Smedley has been busy" file:

UniAud32 version 1.9.4 has been released as of 05/17/2008. In this version, the driver code has been updated to ALSA 1.0.16. This features better support for HDA than earlier builds of UniAud, and will eventually become UniAud version 2.0. Go to http://download.smedley.info/uniaud32-1.9.4.zip.

NOTE: The EMU10K1 driver (used by SB Live) is not currently included.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

(None this month)


This month's new listings - Applications:

The Warpzilla team has released Thunderbird 2.0.0.14 as of 05/14/2008. This has been demoed by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings. It is a mail and newsgroup client based on Mozilla that does not contain the browser. An announcement in 2005 said that there will not be any more versions of Mozilla (as produced by the Mozilla Foundation) after version 1.7.13, so Thunderbird is now the Foundation's official mail/ newsgroup client. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/2.0.0.14/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-2.0.0.14.en-US.os2.zip. More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/.

NOTES:

  1. If you are looking for an all-in-one suite similar to Mozilla, please take a look at SeaMonkey version 1.1.9 (see the Apr. 2008 Download!).
  2. Steve Wendt has a Warpzilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  3. This is primarily a bug-fix release and does not have any new functionality added.
  4. You must unzip the file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  5. This version requires the GCC runtime; download that at http://www.os2site.com/sw/dev/gcc/old/libc-0.5.1.exe (a self- extracting executable). The EMX runtime is no longer required if you don't have it already 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, or in x:\ECS\DLL (which is where I have it on my eComStation machine).
  6. This version requires an updated version of IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support; go to http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html#IPluginw.
  7. Tony's notes on installing and running Thunderbird are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

The Warpzilla team has also released Thunderbird 3.0 alpha 1 (code-named "Shredder") as of 05/14/2008. This has been demoed by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings. It is a mail and newsgroup client based on Mozilla that does not contain the browser. An announcement in 2005 said that there will not be any more versions of Mozilla (as produced by the Mozilla Foundation) after version 1.7.13, so Thunderbird is now the Foundation's official mail/newsgroup client. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/3.0a1/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-3.0a1.en-US.os2.zip. More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/.

NOTES:

  1. If you are looking for an all-in-one suite similar to Mozilla, please take a look at SeaMonkey version 1.1.9 (see the Apr. 2008 Download!).
  2. Steve Wendt has a Warpzilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  3. As this is an alpha release, please note that there will be a number of bugs to be resolved. Unless you plan to discover and report bugs, stick with version 2.0.0.14 (see the previous item).
  4. You must unzip the file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  5. This version requires the GCC runtime; download that at http://www.os2site.com/sw/dev/gcc/old/libc-0.5.1.exe (a self- extracting executable). The EMX runtime is no longer required if you don't have it already 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, or in x:\ECS\DLL (which is where I have it on my eComStation machine).
  6. This version requires an updated version of IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support; go to http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html#IPluginw.
  7. Tony's notes on installing and running Thunderbird are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

Tesseract version 2.03 has been released as of 05/11/2008. It is an open-source OCR (optical character recognition) application. Use search key tesseract20 on Hobbes.

NOTES:

  1. You need WarpIN to install.
  2. An older version (2.01) is available at http://www.fbakan.de/.

SDLMAME version 0.125 has been released as of 05/18/2008. This is an SDL version of the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. Use search key sdlmame on Hobbes.

Borg version 1.6.1 has been released as of 05/17/2008. This is a Java calendar app, with RDBMS support, a simple address book, and task categories. Go to http://borg-calendar.sourceforge.net/.

FlashBlock version 1.5.6 (for Firefox 1.5.x and later) and version 1.3.9 (for other Mozilla browsers) have been released as of 05/16/2008. This is a Mozilla / Firefox extension that replaces Flash animations with a "click to play" placeholder. Go to http://flashblock.mozdev.org/.

EmperoarTV version 2.01a has been released as of 05/27/2008. This software brings support for many DVB cards, as well as the Hauppauge PVR150/250/350/500 TV cards to the OS/2 platform, including high-quality MPEG2 hard disk recording and playback. You can listen to FM radio programs in stereo, watch TV programs in excellent image quality, and more. Also available is DVDFront, a front-end that simplifies the creation of video DVDs out of recordings made by EmperoarTV. It now supports both WarpOverlay and SNAP overlays. Go to http://www.s-t.de/emperoar/.

RSJ CD Writer version 6.03 has been released as of 05/13/2008. It has support for DVD writing, freedb, DAO (Disk At Once), IDE drives, creating bootable CDs, and more. It also has USB support and a REXX API. Go to http://www.rsj.de/stage/en/cdwriter/cd_os2.asp.

ChatZilla version 0.9.82.1 has been released as of 05/12/2008. This is the IRC client that comes with the Mozilla/SeaMonkey suite. It now supports SSL and full Unicode nicknames. Go to http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/chatzilla/.

A UDF plugin for NetDrive has been released as of 05/11/2008. It includes a replacement for OS2CDROM.DMD and UDF.DLL; note that it does not work with the original UDF.IFS in write mode. Use search key ndpudf on Hobbes.

Internet Application Integration version 1.0.8.0 has been released as of 05/22/2008. This allows you to specify the default Internet applications for web, mail, news, FTP, and IRC. It can also install the Run! package and add registry entries for FT2Lib support. Go to http://7cities.net/~mckinnis/os2/.

Cairo version 1.6.4 has been released as 05/21/2008. It is a vector graphics library designed to provide high-quality display and print output. Go to http://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/Cairo/.

JAlbum version 8.0 has been released as 05/21/2008. It is a web photo album generator that runs on Java. Go to http://jalbum.net/.

Sysbench version 0.9.5c has been released as of 05/19/2008. This OS/2 benchmarking tool includes PM graphics, DIVE, CPU integer and floating- point, disk and file I/O, memory, and CD-ROM benchmarks. Go to http://www.os2warp.org/sysbench/.

Samba version 3.0.30 has been released as of 05/31/2008. Provided are both the Samba server, and a client plugin for the NetDrive filesystem, which supports 64-bit file I/O with NDFS 3.0 or higher. It allows you to mount SMB or CIFS shares on OS/2 without the need of NetBIOS (IBM LAN Manager or IBM Peer). Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/samba/.

NOTE: More info on Samba is at http://svn.netlabs.org/samba.

TextHelper version 1.05 has been released. This is a rudimentary editor, but has special support for printing text in various compact ways on HP Deskjet and LaserJet printers. benchmarks. Go to http://home.tulsaconnect.com/dwhawk/ths_105.zip; more info is at http://home.tulsaconnect.com/dwhawk/texthelper.html.

NOTE: You can also use search key ths_ on Hobbes.

NesCafe version 1.020 has been released as of 05/26/2008. This is a Java Nintendo Entertainment System emulator, which includes the source code under the GPL. Go to http://www.nescafeweb.com/.

More from this month's "Paul Smedley has been busy" file:

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