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August 2008


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

Firefox version 3.0.1 has been released as of 07/16/2008. This has been demoed by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings. It is a browser based on Mozilla that does not contain mail, newsgroups, Composer, IRC, etc. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0.1/contrib/; the file name is firefox-3.0.1.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 1.1.11 (see below under "This month's new listings - Applications").
  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. As this is a major upgrade over the 2.0.0.x series, 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.).
  6. 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).
  7. Starting with Firefox 3.0, IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support is already included. Also the Innotek Font Engine is no longer required with Firefox 3.0.x.
  8. Tony's notes on installing and running Firefox are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

Simple Samba Configuration Center is now at version 0.6.0a as of 07/16/2008. 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/.

ClamAV version 0.93.3 has been released as of 07/08/2008. 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.

MagicDraw UML version 15.5 has been released as of 07/08/2008. This is a Java-based UML (Unified Modelling Language) tool. Go to http://www.magicdraw.com/.

JExpress version 7.2.1 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/.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.11.8.1 has been released as of 07/28/2008. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the Web. Go to http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net/.

PM123 version 1.40 alpha 3 has been released. 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://www.maazl.de/project/pm123/#pm123_1.40, or use search key pm123 on Hobbes.

NOTE:

  1. An older version (1.32) is available at http://glass.ptv.ru/software/english/pm123.html. Both zip file versions and WarpIN archives are available. Source is also available at this website, along with the skins.

PrefBar version 4.1.2 has been released as of 07/29/2008. It allows you to configure several Mozilla settings on the fly, and incorporates the features of UABar. Go to http://prefbar.mozdev.org/.

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


This month's new listings - Drivers:

A driver for MCS7830-based USB to Ethernet adapters has been released as of 07/13/2008. Use search key mcs7830 on Hobbes.

A driver for the Realtek RTL8169 network chipset is now at version 1.13 as of 08/04/2008. Go to http://www.os2warp.be/index2.php?name=gomindis#4.

UniAud32 with driver code at the ALSA 1.0.17 level has been released as of 07/16/2008. 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-alsa-1.0.17-20080716.zip.

NOTE:

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

Paul Smedley has created a Gutenprint printer driver as of 07/13/2008. It is based on the IBM PostScript driver. It fixes a couple of bugs that prevented OS/2 applications from being able to change CUPS printer settings, and has around 600 PPD files from Gutenprint already imported into the driver. Go to http://svn.netlabs.org/ecups/wiki/gutenprt.


This month's new listings - Applications:

SeaMonkey version 1.1.11 has been released as of 07/16/2008. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued in 2005. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1.11/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.1.11.en-US.os2.installer.exe (self- extracting executable), or seamonkey-1.1.11.en-US.os2.zip (zip file version). More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/ and http://www.seamonkey-project.org/.

NOTES:

  1. Steve Wendt has a Warpzilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  2. This is primarily a bug-fix release; however, according to Peter Weilbacher, Cairo support has now been activated, so it now supports SVG and Canvas.
  3. If you are upgrading from SeaMonkey version 1.0.x, you may want to uninstall version 1.0.x before installing version 1.1.11; see my comments in the Feb. 2007 Download!.
  4. 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.
  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 SeaMonkey 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 Butka's notes on installing and running SeaMonkey are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

Peter Weilbacher has released "Shiretoko" (the code name for Firefox version 3.1 alpha 1) as of 07/30/2008. This has been demoed by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings. It is a browser based on Mozilla that does not contain mail, newsgroups, Composer, IRC, etc. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/shiretoko/alpha1/contrib/; the file name is firefox-3.1a1.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 1.1.11 (see previous item).
  2. Steve Wendt has a Warpzilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  3. Since this is an alpha release: unless you plan to report or fix bugs, it is recommended that you stick with Firefox 3.0.1 (see the first item under "Updates from last month's column".
  4. You must unzip the file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  5. As this is a major upgrade over the 2.0.0.x series, 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, a warning about copying more than 64K of text to the clipboard, Java plugins not working, etc.).
  6. 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).
  7. Starting with Firefox 3.0, IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support is already included. Also the Innotek Font Engine is no longer required with Firefox 3.0.x.
  8. Tony's notes on installing and running Firefox 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 9.10 as of 07/20/2008. 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 some JFS and LVM support. Go to http://www.dfsee.com/.

NOTES:

  1. You can also use search key dfsee9 on Hobbes.
  2. DFSee is shareware. Registration is at Mensys (http://www.mensys.net/dfsee/).
  3. It is available as a zip file (at Hobbes and www.dfsee.com), or a WarpIN archive (www.dfsee.com only).

SQLite version 3.5.9 has been released as of 07/06/2008. It is an embedded SQL database library. Use search key sqlite on Hobbes.

NOTE:

  1. An older version (3.4.2) is at http://members.pcug.org.au/~andymac/libraries/.

Speaking of SQLite, SQLite Browser is now at version 1.3c as of 07/21/2008. This is a visual tool used to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite. Use search key sqlitebrowser on Hobbes.

Alex Taylor has created (as of 07/04/2008) an unofficial extension of the WarpSans font, which provides larger point sizes under 120dpi resolutions. Go to http://users.socis.ca/~ataylo00/creative/fonts/#warpsans.

Harbour version 1.0.0RC2 has been released as of 07/01/2008. This is a free software compiler for the xBase superset language, often referred to as Clipper (as implemented by CA-Clipper). Go to http://www.harbour-project.org/.

FM/2 version 3.12.0 has been released as of 07/21/2008. This is an open-source GUI file manager program, with lots of extra helper utilities. Use search key fm2- on Hobbes.

NOTES:

  1. You need WarpIN to install.
  2. Source is available at http://svn.netlabs.org/fm2.

DVDBurn version 0.9.6.1 has been released as of 07/11/2008. This is a GUI front-end for FFMPEG, DVDAuthor, MKISOFS2, and DVDDAO to transcode video files, create a DVD structure, and build and burn a DVD image. Use search key dvdburn on Hobbes, or go to http://bohn-stralsund.de/tbsoft/dvdburne.htm.

Samba version 3.0.31 has been released as of 07/11/2008. 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 http://svn.netlabs.org/samba.

Speaking of NetDrive, the SFTP plugin for NetDrive is now at version 3.1.1 as of 07/07/2008. The plugin supports SSH-2 servers and provides secure file transfer and client/server authentication. Go to Mensys (http://www.mensys.net/NetDrive/).

NOTES:

  1. More info on NetDrive is at http://www.blueprintsoftwareworks.com/netdrive/.
  2. A review of the plugin is at http://andreas-ludwig.info/index.php?page=sftp-for-netdrive-2.

SysInfo/2 version 0.8.26 has been released as of 07/07/2008. It is an OS/2 clone of the Symantec SystemInfo tool; it shows info about your CPU/FPU, BIOS, HDD, memory use, video and printer subsystems, LAN and Internet connection, OS/2 version, fixpack level, etc. Use search key sysinfo on Hobbes.

PhotoRec version 6.10 has been released as of 07/17/2008. This is a file data recovery application designed to recover lost pictures and other data files from digital camera memory or hard drives. Also available is TestDisk, a tool for partition analysis and recovery. Both of these utilities currently only work with image files under OS/2. Go to http://www.fbakan.de/photorec-os2.htm.

Internet Application Integration version 1.0.9.0 has been released as of 07/16/2008. 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/.

MediaPlayerConnectivity version 0.9.1 has been released as of 06/22/2008. This extension for Firefox and SeaMonkey replaces video streams with a button that allows you to launch external players (such as WarpVision). Go to http://membres.lycos.fr/sethnakht/.

NOTE:

  1. According to Steve Wendt, this version appears to be missing the install script for SeaMonkey.

SmartSVN version 4.0.1 has been released as of 08/01/2008. This is a Java Subversion GUI client, with features like built-in File Compare/Merge, Change Report or Tag and Branch handling, etc. It requires Java 1.4.1 or higher. Go to http://www.syntevo.com/smartsvn/.

SmartCVS version 6.0.9 has been released as of 08/04/2008. This is a Java CVS GUI client, with features like built-in File Compare/Merge, Transaction Display or List Repository Files, etc. It requires Java 1.4.1 or higher. Go to http://www.syntevo.com/smartcvs/.

Privoxy (formerly known as JunkBuster) is now at version 3.0.9 beta as of 07/23/2008. This is a Web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy, filtering web page content, managing cookies, controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other obnoxious Internet junk. Go to http://www.privoxy.org/.

Nconvert version 5.00 has been released as of 07/21/2008. This is a multi-format image converter that supports more than 300 graphics formats. Go to http://pagesperso-orange.fr/pierre.g/xnview/en_nconvert.html.

NOTE:

  1. You can also use search key nconvert on Hobbes. If you download from Hobbes, WarpIN is required to install.

VICE version 2.0 has been released as of 07/21/2008. This is a versatile Commodore emulator. It uses DIVE and DART, and supports full-screen mode. Go to http://www.viceteam.org/, or use search key vice on Hobbes.

ClipView version 3.3 has been released as of 07/11/2008. This is a set of tools to provide and work with multiple clipboards, including ClipPrint, PipeClip, ClipPipe, etc. Go to http://www.deezee.org/ClipView.html.

PMView, the indispensable graphics viewer, is now at version 3.52 as of 08/08/2008. Version 3.x has several new features, including EXIF support, scripted batch conversions, lossless JPEG rotation, and flyover image info. Go to http://www.pmview.com/.

NOTES:

  1. A list of bugs fixed/new features is at http://www.pmview.com/os2new.html.
  2. Registered users can get their updates by following the download instructions received with their original purchase.

Moneydance 2008 build 617 has been released as of 08/07/2008. 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/.

EmperoarTV version 2.01b has been released as of 08/04/2008. 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 recordings made by EmperoarTV. It supports both WarpOverlay and SNAP overlays. Go to http://www.s-t.de/emperoar/.

NewView version 2.19.3 has been released as of 08/03/2008. This is a rewrite of VIEW.EXE that comes with OS/2. It reads .INF and .HLP files. Improvements include a new UI, remember size/position, select and copy from the window, and more. Go to http://www.rbri.org/newview/newview.html.

PrefBar version 4.1.2 has been released as of 07/29/2008. It allows you to configure several Mozilla settings on the fly, and incorporates the features of UABar. Go to http://prefbar.mozdev.org/.

DejaVu fonts version 2.26 have been released as of 07/27/2008. This is a font family based on the Bitstream Vera fonts, which provides support for a wide range of Unicode characters. Go to http://dejavu.sourceforge.net/.

EMT4PM version 4.37 has been released as of 07/12/2008. It is a PM utility to build disk images, and write images to disk. Go to http://dvalot.free.fr/emtcopy.htm.

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

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