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July 2008


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

ClamAV version 0.93.1 has been released as of 06/14/2008. 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.

JExpress version 7.1.9 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/.

JAlbum version 8.0.9 has been released as 06/10/2008. It is a web photo album generator that runs on Java. Go to http://jalbum.net/.

Cairo version 1.6.4.1 has been released as 06/23/2008. It is a vector graphics library designed to provide high-quality display and print output. Note that Mozilla is moving towards using Cairo as its' rendering engine. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/Cairo/.

NOTES:

  1. You will need WarpIN to install.
  2. Source is also available.

WPIView version 1.06 has been released as of 06/25/2008. This is a utility to view, install, and extract WarpIN packages. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/wpiview/.

ChatZilla version 0.9.83 has been released as of 06/22/2008. 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/.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

(None this month)


This month's new listings - Applications:

The Warpzilla team has released Firefox 3.0 as of 06/17/2008. This has been demoed by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings. It is a browser on Mozilla that does not contain mail, newsgroups, Composer, IRC, etc. 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 Firefox is now the Foundation's official browser. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0/contrib/; the file name is firefox-3.0.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. You must unzip the file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  4. Be sure to read the README file; there are some known limitations (such as printing to a PDF file instead of directly to the printer, some fonts, especially Asian ones, don't display correctly, and a warning about copying more than 64K of text to the clipboard, etc.).
  5. This version requires the GCC runtime; download that at ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.3-csd3.zip (zip file), ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0_6_3-csd3.wpi (WarpIN archive), or ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0_6_3-csd3.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 Firefox executable, or in x:\ECS\DLL (which is where I have it on my eComStation machine).
  6. Starting with Firefox 3.0, IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support is already included.
  7. Tony's notes on installing and running Firefox are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

CSSDIR, which was presented by Paul Curtis at the June 2008 SCOUG general meeting, is now at version 5.01. This is a directory and file analyzing and searching tool. Compute CRCs, find file duplicates over multiple machines, do file compares, etc. There is also a GUI version available, as well as upgrade pricing. Go to http://www.curtissystemssoftware.com/cssdirMain.html.

XWorkplace version 1.0.8 has been released as of 06/07/2008. It includes all the features of XFolder 0.85, virtual desktops using xPager (formerly PageMage), a replacement for WarpCenter (XCenter) with lots of widgets, a trash can, most of the NPSWPS and WarpEnhancer features, object hotkeys, lots of new settings pages, and more. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/xworkplace/.

NOTES:

  1. You can also use search key xwp- on Hobbes.
  2. The widgets are available at http://www.xcenter.os2usr.org/.
  3. You need WarpIn to install.
  4. XWorkplace was part of Gary Granat's series on "Seeking Ways to Get Rid of System Bloat (part 3)" at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2000/scoug008.desktop.html.

Speaking of XWorkplace and the widgets, XWorkplace Widgets Library version 0.7.3 has been released as of 06/21/2008. These are REXX widgets for use with XCenter, and contains button, gauge, scroller, menu, and monitor widgets, plus a few more. The latest release fixes the long- standing bug that caused crashes when pressing F1. Use search key xwpwidgets on Hobbes.

Firecast has been updated as of 06/23/2008. This is a media server that can be used to create a streaming radio station. There is also a PM123 plugin available. Go to http://digi.os2.snc.ru/eng/firecast.

Speaking of PM123, it is now at version 1.32 as of 06/02/2008. This is an open-source MP3, OGG, WAV, and CD audio player. Some of the features include sharing of the sound card, playlist with drag/drop support, HTTP streaming, and the use of skins to change the program's look. Go to http://glass.ptv.ru/software/english/pm123.html, or use search key pm123 on Hobbes.

NOTES:

  1. The glass.ptv.ru website has both zip file and WarpIN versions.
  2. Hobbes contains only the WarpIN version.
  3. Source code and skins are also available at Hobbes.

MagicDraw UML version 15.5 EAP beta 2 has been released as of 06/02/2008. This is a Java-based UML (Unified Modelling Language) tool. Go to http://www.magicdraw.com/.

The USB-based monitor for APC Back-UPS CS/ES is now at version 0.07r4 as of 06/25/2008. The web site is in Russian, but there is an English README file. Go to http://apcusbm.narod.ru/, or use search key bkupsmon on Hobbes.

DCRaw version 8.86 has been released as of 06/10/2008. This is a digital camera RAW file conversion utility. Use search key dcraw on Hobbes.

Iron Spring PL/I alpha version 0.6a has been released as of 06/09/2008. This is a compiler for the PL/I programming language, although it is currently missing some features. Go to http://www.iron-spring.com/.

ACDataSeeker version 0.4.6 has been released as of 06/14/2008. This is a multi-threaded PM text and file finder, intended as a replacement for PMSEEK.EXE. Use search key acdata on Hobbes.

PrefBar version 4.1.1 has been released as of 06/15/2008. It allows you to configure several Mozilla settings on the fly, and incorporates the features of UABar. Go to http://prefbar.mozdev.org/.

General Network Utilities have been updated as of 06/02/2008. This is a powerful Internet diagnostic tool kit featuring several tools designed to help you quickly identify problems, locate where the problem is, and gather data which can be used to solve the problem either directly or through your Internet Service Provider. Go to http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/gnu/.

FT2GUI version 2.0 beta 2 has been released as of 06/25/2008. This is a utility to switch between the IBM TRUETYPE.DLL and FREETYPE.DLL, and configure FreeType options. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/ft2gui/.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.11.7 has been released as of 06/23/2008. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the Web. Go to http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net/.

Simple Samba Configuration Center is now at version 0.5.5a as of 06/23/2008. This allows you to edit an available SMB.CONF, already available keys, and add and remove shares and printers. There are also other Samba-related utilities on the website. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/samba/.

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

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