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March 2009


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

GenINI version 1.2 has been released as of 03/01/2009. 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.

JGraphpad version 6.0.7.0 has been released as of 02/12/2009. This is a Java-based powerful, free diagram editor that allows you to create flow charts, maps, UML diagrams, and more. Go to http://www.jgraph.com/jgraphpad.html.

WPIView version 1.1 alpha 4 has been released as of 02/10/2009. This is a utility to view, install, and extract WarpIN packages. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/wpiview/.

SmartSVN version 5.0.4 has been released as of 02/07/2009. 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/.

PHPMyAdmin version 3.1.3 has been released as of 02/28/2009. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the Web. Go to http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net/.

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

  • GCC compiler version 4.3.3 has been updated as of 02/24/2009. This is an open-source compiler used by many applications, including Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey. Go to http://www.smedley.info/os2ports/index.php?page=gcc.

    NOTES:

    1. Paul documents open issues and closed (i.e. fixed) issues.
    2. Having said that, he has been able to build rsync, Apache2, MySQL, Firefox 3.0.x (from CVS), GhostScript, FFMpeg, etc.
    3. He also has versions 3.4.6, 4.0.4, and 4.3.2 available as well.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

Universal Audio version 1.1.4 RC7 has been released as of 02/12/2009. This is based on the GPL ALSA Project from Linux and provides drivers for various sound chipsets. It features support for ACPI, but users with HDA chipsets should continue to test the 1.9.x series of UniAud32 builds. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/; more info is at http://svn.netlabs.org/uniaud/.


This month's new listings - Applications:

Peter Weilbacher has released Firefox version 3.0.6 as of 02/03/2009. 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/3.0.6/contrib/; the file name is firefox-3.0.6.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 Jan. 2009 Download!).
  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, particularly with printing.
  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.

DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings, is now at version 9.14 as of 02/07/2009. It is a FDISK, display, analysis, and recovery tool for disks and file systems. 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).

OpenWatcom, which was presented at a SCOUG general meeting a number of years ago, is at version 1.8 as of 02/24/2009. 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, much of 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.

CDspeed2 has been released as of 01/31/2009. It claims to adjust the maximum speed of CD drives (i.e. make noisy CD drives quieter). Use search key cdspeed2 on Hobbes.

ACPIThrottle has been released as of 02/01/2009. It performs ACPI throttle control of the CPU to reduce heat and power usage. Use search key ACPIThrottle on Hobbes.

Iron Spring PL/1 alpha version 0.7b has been released as of 02/15/2009. This is a compiler for the PL/1 programming language, although it is currently missing some features. Go to http://www.iron-spring.com/.

ProjectX version 0.9.12 has been released as of 02/14/2009 along with some OS/2 startup scripts. This is a Java program that converts, repairs, and/or cuts DVB (MPEG-2) files. Go to http://www.rbri.de/projectx/projectx.html.

DMIDecode version 2.10 has been released as of 02/09/2009. This tool reports information about your system's hardware, as described in your system BIOS, according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard. Use search key dmidecode on Hobbes.

DCRaw version 8.91 has been released as of 02/06/2009, along with version 0.49 of the "vcd" experimental version. This is a digital camera RAW file conversion utility. Use search key dcraw on Hobbes.

FlashBlock version 1.5.8 (for Firefox 1.5.x and later) and version 1.3.11 (for SeaMonkey and other Mozilla browsers) have been released as of 02/05/2009. This is a Mozilla / Firefox extension that replaces Flash animations with a "click to play" placeholder. Go to http://flashblock.mozdev.org/.

Java Movie Database version 1.3.6 has been released as of 02/17/2009. This is a Java-based application for searching and getting information about movies and actors, obtaining the data from the Internet Movie Database (IMDB). Go to http://www.jmdb.de/.

File version 5 has been released as of 02/04/2009. This utility can identify the data type of several thousands of types of files, without relying on extensions. Use search key file.v on Hobbes.

Workplace Sans Bold version 0.1 has been released. This is a TTF font designed to rasterize as a close facimile of WarpSans Bold, and is meant to accompany Workplace Sans. Go to http://users.socis.ca/~ataylo00/creative/fonts/#wpsu.

MagicDraw UML version 16.0 SP1 has been released as of 02/02/2009. This is a Java-based UML modelling tool. Go to http://www.magicdraw.com/.

Logical Config.Sys Sort is at version 0.09 as of 02/22/2009. This sorts the CONFIG.SYS file into logical sections. Use search key lcss on Hobbes.

A kLibc 0.6.3 recompilation of GNU make version 3.81 r2 has been released as of 02/21/2009. Use search key make- on Hobbes.

The USB-based monitor for APC Back-UPS CS/ES is now at version 0.10.1 as of 02/25/2009. 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.

Simple Samba Configuration Center is now at version 0.8.4 as of 02/18/2009. 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 available. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/samba/.

PM123 version 1.40 alpha 4 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.

NOTES:

  1. As this is an alpha, you may want to stick with the latest stable version (1.32); that is available at http://glass.ptv.ru/software/english/pm123.html.

bootAble version 6.2 has been released as of 03/01/2009. This is a script which can be used to create a maintenance partition or bootable CD with enough facilities to fully manage and recover your system. It contains support for LVM, HPFS, JFS, FAT32, UDF, and the CD file system. Go to http://www.xs4all.nl/~hrbaan/bootAble/.

Privoxy (formerly known as JunkBuster) is now at version 3.0.11 as of 02/23/2009. 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/.

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

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