by Gary Wong
SmartSVN version 5.0.3 has been released as of 01/15/2009. 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/.
WPIView version 1.1 alpha 3 has been released as of 01/15/2009. This
is a utility to view, install, and extract WarpIN packages. Go to
Moneydance 2008 build 631 has been released as of 01/12/2009. 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
lzip version 1.4 has been released as of 01/25/2009. This is a lossless
file compressor that is almost as fast as gzip, and compresses better
than bzip2. Use search key lzip on Hobbes.
PHPMyAdmin version 3.1.2 has been released as of 01/19/2009. This is
a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the Web. Go to
This month's new listings - Drivers:
From this month's "Paul Smedley has been busy" file:
- UniAud32 has been updated as of 1/25/2009. The driver code has been
updated to ALSA 1.0.19, and features better support for HDA than
earlier versions of UniAud; eventually it will become UniAud version
2.0. According to Steve Wendt, early reports suggest big improvements
on some HDA chipsets, but also some that don't work as well as the
previous test release (1.9.11). Go to
This month's new listings - Applications:
Whois version 4.7.30 has been released as of 01/17/2009. This is a new
whois (RFC 954) client that is intelligent and can automatically select
the appropriate whois server for most queries. Use search key whois on
PMRaw version 2.2 has been released as of 01/15/2009. This is a
graphical front-end to DCRaw, which allows you to display images from
digital cameras in RAW format, and convert them to BMP or JPG. Use
search key pmraw on Hobbes. More info is at
USBcfg version 0.71 has been released as of 01/12/2009. This
application is designed to help (re)configure USB drivers and devices.
It doesn't install USB drivers; it helps sort out driver parameters.
Use search key usbcfg on Hobbes.
The Java Image Browser Sorter is at version 2.4.0 as of 01/11/2009.
This program requires Java 1.4. Go to
GenINI version 1.0 has been released as of 01/10/2009. This is a pair
of programs to back up OS/2 INI files in human-readable form, and to
restore an INI file from the human-readable form. GenINI is freeware
and open-source. Go to http://www.pmoylan.org/pages/os2/genini.html.
eCSClamAV version 1.0.0 has been released as of 01/25/2009. This is a
GUI for the ClamAV anti-virus package. Go to
SMPlayer version 0.5.21 has been updated as of 01/23/2009. This is a
GUI front-end for MPlayer, based on the QT graphics toolkit. Go to
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/; eventually it should be moved to
JGraphpad version 126.96.36.199 has been released as of 01/22/2009. This is a
Java-based powerful, free diagram editor that allows you to create flow
charts, maps, UML diagrams, and more. Go to
IPConfigPM version 1.2 has been released as of 02/01/2009. This is a
graphical interface for changing the I/P address, domain name, and DNS
servers. Use search key IpConfigPM on Hobbes.
Samba version 3.0.33 has been released as of 01/29/2009. According to
Steve Wendt, it is apparently also known as "version 1.0.x 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
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/samba/server/; more info on Samba is at
LAME version 3.98.2 has been released as of 01/29/2009. It is a MP3
encoder, and includes a graphical frame analyzer. Use search key lame-
Two CD-ROM libraries have been ported to OS/2 as of 01/29/2009:
libcddb version 1.3.0 and libcdio version 0.81. Libcddb is a library
that implements the protocols for accessing data on a CDDB server (such
as freedb.org). Libcdio is a library for CD-ROM and CD image access.
Use search keys libcddb and libcdio on Hobbes, respectively.
ABCm2PS has been ported to OS/2 as of 01/29/2009. This is a program
for typesetting of musical scores; it uses a page description language
(ABC) and produces PostScript output. Use search key abcm2ps on Hobbes.
Art of Illusion version 2.7 has been released as of 01/26/2009. This is
a full-featured 3D modelling, rendering, and animation studio that
requires Java 1.5. Go to
- 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:
More from this month's "Paul Smedley has been busy" file:
- GCC compiler version 4.3.3 has been released as of 01/26/2009. This
is an open-source compiler used by many applications, including
Firefox, Thunderbird, and Seamonkey. Go to
- Paul documents open issues and closed (i.e. fixed) issues.
- Having said that, he has been able to build rsync, Apache version
2, MySQL, Firefox 3.0.x (from CVS), GhostScript, FFMPEG, etc.
- Paul also has versions 3.4.6, 4.0.4, and 4.3.2 of GCC available
- Scribus version 188.8.131.52 has been released as of 01/22/2009. This
page layout program supports professional publishing features, such
as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management, and versatile PDF
creation. Go to
- According to Paul, CUPS printing is now supported.
- More info on Scribus is at http://www.scribus.net/.
- You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC063.DLL); for that, go to
- You will also need GCC432.DLL; for that, go to
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