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January 2009


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

Peter Weilbacher has released SeaMonkey version 1.1.14 as of 12/17/2008. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued in 2005. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/seamonkey/releases/1.1.14/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.1.14.en-US.os2.installer.exe (self- extracting executable), or seamonkey-1.1.14.en-US.os2.zip (zip file). 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, 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 1.1.12; see my comments in the Feb. 2007 Download!.
  4. If you are installing the zip file version, you must unzip the file yourself 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 (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, 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 SeaMonkey are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

Peter has also released Firefox version 3.0.5 as of 12/17/2008. 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/firefox/releases/3.0.5/contrib/; the file name is firefox-3.0.5.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 1.1.14 (see the previous item).
  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 listed there.
  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 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 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.

WPIView version 1.1 alpha 2 has been released as of 12/07/2008. This is a utility to view, install, and extract WarpIN packages. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/wpiview/.

SmartSVN version 5.0.2 has been released as of 12/22/2008. 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 7.0.5 has been released as of 01/07/2009. This is a Java CVS GUI client, with features such as built-in File Compare/Merge, transaction display or List Repository Files, and more. It requires Java 1.4.1 or higher. Go to http://www.syntevo.com/smartcvs/.

Simple Samba Configuration Center is now at version 0.8.3 as of 12/13/2008. 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/.

FlashBlock version 1.5.7.1 (for Firefox 1.5.x and later) and version 1.3.10 (for other Mozilla browsers) have been released as of 12/12/2008. This is a Mozilla / Firefox extension that replaces Flash animations with a "click to play" placeholder. Go to http://flashblock.mozdev.org/.

PHPMyAdmin version 3.1.1 has been released as of 12/09/2008. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the Web. Go to http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net/.

ProjectX version 0.9.11 has been released as of 12/18/2008. This is a Java program that converts, repairs, and/or cuts DVB (MPEG-2) files. Included are some OS/2 startup scripts. Go to http://www.rbri.de/projectx/projectx.html.

DejaVu fonts version 2.28 have been released as of 12/21/2008. 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/.

FM/2 version 3.15.0 has been released as of 01/14/2009. This is an open-source GUI file manager program, with lots of extra helper utilities. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/fm2/.

NOTE:

  1. Source code is available at http://svn.netlabs.org/fm2.

The "widescreen activators" for Intel and ATI chipsets are at version 0.80 beta as of 01/03/2009. These hack the VESA BIOS to support some widescreen modes. Go to http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/panorama/?action=down.

ipSpool version 1.04 has been released as of 01/09/2009. This is a queue processor that manages the pipe between a printer and an Internet address: this can be used for port 9100 printing, such as with HP JetDirect cards. Use search key ipspool on Hobbes.

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


This month's new listings - Drivers:

FAT32.IFS version 0.9.13 has been released as of 12/09/2008. This is based on Henk Kelder's code, and includes many fixes over the previous versions. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/fat32/.

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

  • Paul has updated his Gutenprint printer driver as of 12/28/2008. It is based on the IBM PostScript driver. This version fixes a couple of bugs that prevented OS/2 applications from being able to change CUPS printer settings, and has around 680 PPD files from Gutenprint already imported into the driver. Go to http://svn.netlabs.org/ecups/wiki/gutenprt.


This month's new listings - Applications:

WarpIN version 1.0.18 has been released as of 12/07/2008. This is an open-source PM installer / uninstaller, that can also install quietly through environment variables. It also offers self-installing executables. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/, or use search key warpin- on Hobbes.

NOTES:

  1. More info on WarpIN is at http://warpin.netlabs.org/.
  2. The Netlabs FTP site contains a self-extracting executable.
  3. The version on Hobbes is a zip file.

JExpress version 7.2.4 has been released. This allows you to create Java-based multi-lingual installers and auto-updaters. An easy-to-use Swing interface lets you 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/.

EmperoarTV version 2.02a has been released as of 01/05/2009. 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 supports both WarpOverlay and SNAP overlays. Go to http://www.s-t.de/emperoar/.

Btrieve Commander has been updated as of 12/03/2008. This is a Btrieve file viewer / editor. Go to http://silk.apana.org/au/btc/.

JAlbum version 8.1.6 has been released as of 01/07/2009. This is a web photo album generator that requires Java 1.5. Go to http://jalbum.net/.

NOTE:

  1. Since there is no native Java 1.5 version for OS/2, Steve Wendt provided the following link on how to get Java 1.5 to run on eCS: http://home.arcor.de/michael.holzapfel/eCS/java/Using%20Java%20on%20eCS.html.

lzip version 1.3 has been released as of 12/22/2008. This is a lossless file compressor that is almost as fast as gzip, and compresses better than bzip2. Use search key lzip on Hobbes.

pbzip2 version 1.0.5 has been released as of 01/10/2009. This is a parallel version of bzip2, which is faster on SMP machines, and remains fully compatible with bzip2. Use search key pbzip on Hobbes.

The USB-based monitor for APC Back-UPS CS/ES is now at version 0.09.1 as of 12/22/2008. The website 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 8.89 has been released as of 12/16/2008. This is a digital camera RAW file conversion utility. Use search key dcraw on Hobbes.

VICE version 2.1 has been released as of 12/16/2008. This is a versatile Commodore emulator. It uses DIVE and DART, and supports full-screen mode. Go to http://www.zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/cbm/crossplatform/emulators/VICE/, or use search key vice2 on Hobbes. More info on VICE is at http://www.viceteam.org/.

NetDrive version 3.1.1 has been released as of 12/15/2008. It allows users to mount a FTP site or a local directory or a network resource to a virtual volume. This version has 64-bit support, and special support for the Samba client from NetLabs (no shareware time-out). There are also many other plugins available, including NFS, VFAT (recently updated), ISO, Psion, and more. Go to http://www.blueprintsoftwareworks.com/netdrive/news.html; for the plugins, go to http://www.blueprintsoftwareworks.com/netdrive/plugins1.html.

Iron Spring PL/1 alpha version 0.7a has been released as of 12/23/2008. This is a compiler for the PL/1 programming lanuage, although it is currently missing some features. Go to http://www.iron-spring.com/.

ClamAV version 0.94.2 has been released as of 01/02/2009. 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.

OpenWatcom, which was presented at a SCOUG general meeting a number of years ago, is at version 1.8 RC2 as of 01/05/2009. This is an open- source release of the Watcom C, C++, and FORTRAN compilers. Go to http://www.openwatcom.org/.

NOTES:

  1. Michal Necasek, who was the presenter, has an article describing how to set-up an older version, which is still applicable; go to http://pages.prodigy.net/michaln/os2/Watcom11c.html.
  2. The release notes (i.e. list of changes) is available at http://www.openwatcom.org/index.php/C_Compilers_Release_Changes.

Step version 4.022 has been released as of 01/04/2009. It is a Weasel mailserver spam filter to filter out objectionable language. It searches for words in upper/lower case, specific domains, specific e-mail addresses, and supports base64-encoded e-mails. You can also define how much of your mail will be scanned. Use search key step_ on Hobbes.

newLISP version 10.1 has been released as of 01/09/2009. This is a LISP-like scripting language for CGI programming, system administration, text processing, etc. Go to http://newlisp2.nodep.nl/.

SDLMAME version 0.129 has been released as of 01/05/2009. This is a SDL version of the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. Use search key sdlmame on Hobbes.

Moneydance 2008 build 629 has been released as of 12/30/2008. 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/.

Yet even more from this month's "Paul Smedley has been busy" file:

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