by Gary Wong
DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general
meetings, is now at version 9.12 as of 08/30/2008. 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/.
- You can also use search key dfsee9 on Hobbes.
- DFSee is shareware. Registration is at Mensys
- It is available as a zip file (at Hobbes and www.dfsee.com), or a
WarpIN archive (www.dfsee.com only).
Samba version 3.0.31 has been updated as of 08/22/2008; according to
Steve Wendt, it is apparently now called "version 1.0 for eComStation".
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
SmartSVN version 4.0.4 has been released as of 08/29/2008. 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/.
PM123 version 1.40 alpha 3 fix 1 has been released as of 08/17/2008.
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. Use search key pm123 on Hobbes.
- An older version (1.32) is available at
zip file versions and WarpIN archives are available. Source is also
available at this website, along with the skins.
- More info on PM123 is at
Harbour version 1.0.0 has been released as of 08/10/2008. This is a
free software compiler for the xBase superset language, often referred
to as Clipper (as implemented by CA-Clipper). Go to
PHPMyAdmin version 2.11.9 has been released as of 08/28/2008. This is
a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the Web. Go to
JExpress version 7.2.2 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
Simple Samba Configuration Center is now at version 0.6.2 as of
08/25/2008. 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
ClamAV version 0.94rc1 has been released as of 08/22/2008. 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.
From this month's "Paul Smedley has been busy" file:
This month's new listings - Drivers:
(None this month)
This month's new listings - Applications:
Peter Weilbacher has released "Shredder" alpha 2 (the code name for
Thunderbird version 3) as of 08/18/2008. This has been demoed by Tony
Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings. It is a mail & newsgroup
client based on Mozilla that does not include the browser. Go to
the file name is thunderbird-3.0a2.en-US.os2.zip. More info is at
- If you are looking for an all-in-one suite similar to Mozilla, please
take a look at SeaMonkey version 1.1.11 (see last month's Download!).
- Steve Wendt has a Warpzilla tips page at
- Since this is an alpha release: unless you plan to report or fix bugs,
it is recommended that you stick with Thunderbird 184.108.40.206. Download
that at ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/220.127.116.11/contrib/;
the filename is thunderbird-18.104.22.168.en-US.os2.zip.
- You must unzip the file yourself into a directory and then create or
update a program object accordingly.
- 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 Thunderbird executable, or in x:\ECS\DLL (which is where I have
it on my eComStation machine).
- Tony's notes on installing and running Thunderbird are at
The USB-based monitor for APC Back-UPS CS/ES is now at version 0.08 as
of 08/11/2008. 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.
Rename Enhancer version 0.8.8 has been released as of 08/12/2008. This
is a utility that is intended to simplify the process of renaming or
copying a group of files. The basic purpose of the program is to order
archives of files using batch operations. It comes in other languages
(French, Russian, German, & Swedish) as well. Use search key reen_ on
jRipper has been updated as of 08/07/2008. It is a CD ripper and audio
converter written in Java. It can encode and decode WAV, Flac, MP3,
Ogg, and AAC(M4A) formats. It can also do transcoding between various
formats. This is a backport of jRipper so that it can work with Java
1.4.1 under eComStation. Go to http://www.rbri.org/jripper.
ACDataSeeker version 0.4.7 has been released as of 08/23/2008. This is
a multi-threaded PM text and file finder, intended as a replacement for
PMSEEK.EXE, which comes with OS/2 & eComStation. Use search key acdata
Mercurial version 1.0.2 has been released as of 08/23/2008. This is a
source control system, used by the Mozilla project. It requires Python
2.4. Go to http://members.pcug.org.au/~andymac/packages/.
The Java Image Browser Sorter is now at version 2.2.1 as of 08/17/2008.
This program requires Java 1.4. Go to
QEmu version 0.9.1 has been released as of 08/13/2008. This is a
virtual machine / emulator. Go to
A modified version of MPlayer has been released as of 08/22/2008. This
version features a larger DART buffer, SDL output support, Ogg theora,
speex, and JPEG support. Go to
or use search key mplayer-k on Hobbes.
Free Pascal version 2.2.2 has been released as of 08/11/2008. This is
a Pascal compiler that is semantically compatible with Borland Turbo
Pascal and Borland Delphia. Go to http://www.freepascal.org/.
SDLMAME version 0.127 has been released as of 08/23/2008. This is a
SDL version of the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. Use search key
sdlmame on Hobbes.
BMI Doctor/2 version 1.14 has been released as of 08/30/2008. This is
a program to calculate body mass index and basal metabolism. Use
search key bmidr2 on Hobbes.
A number of multimedia libraries have been ported to OS/2 as of
08/26/2008; they can all be found on Hobbes;
- FluidSynth version 1.0.8: it is a software real-time synthesizer
based on the Soundfont 2 specifications. Use search key fluidsynth.
- Libmad version 0.15.1b: it is a high-quality MPEG audio decoder.
Use search key libmad.
- XviD version 1.1.3: it is a high-performance and high-quality MPEG-4
video encoding/de-encoding solution. Use search key xvidcore.
- FAAC version 1.26: it is the Freeware Advanced Audio Coder. Use
search key faac.
- X264 version 0.60.x: it is a H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library.
Use search key x264.
- LIBPNG version 1.2.25: it is the PNG library. Use search key libpng.
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