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September 2009


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

Peter Weilbacher has released Firefox version 3.5.2 as of 08/04/2009. 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/3.5.2/contrib/; the file name is firefox-3.5.2.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 1.1.17 (see the July 2009 Download!).
  2. Steve Wendt has a Warpzilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  3. As this is a major upgrade over the 2.0.0.x and 3.0.x series, be sure to read the README file; there are some known limitations listed, particularly in the area of printing, HTML5 audio/video support, and @font-face.
  4. You must unzip the file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  5. The GCC runtime is required; 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 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).
  6. Starting with Firefox 3.0, IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support is already included. Also, the Innotek Font Engine is no longer required with Firefox 3.5.x.
  7. Tony's notes on installing and running Firefox are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

Peter has also released Firefox version 3.0.13 as of 08/04/2009. 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/3.0.13/contrib/; the file name is firefox-3.0.13.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 1.1.17 (see the July 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. 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.
  5. You must unzip the file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  6. The GCC runtime is required; 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 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.

Agena version 0.26.4 has been released as of 08/21/2009. This is an interpreted language suited for sophisticated procedural programming, with syntax like simplified ALGOL 68, with elements taken from Lua and SQL. Go to http://www.os2site.com/sw/dev/agena/, or use search key agena on Hobbes.

CCLive version 0.4.7 has been released as of 08/05/2009. This is a command-line video extraction utility, which allows you to download videos from supported websites, including YouTube, Google Video, and Daily Motion. Use search key cclive on Hobbes.

SmartSVN version 6.0.5 has been released as of 08/22/2009. This is a Java Subversion GUI client, with features such as built-in File Compare / Merge, Change Report or Tag and Branch Handling, and more. It requires Java 1.4.1 or higher. Go to http://www.syntevo.com/smartsvn/.

The Samba server versions 3.0.35 and 3.3.7 (labeled version 1.0.1 and 1.1beta2, respectively) have been released as of 08/04/2009. Also available as of 07/09/2009 is a plugin for the NetDrive Filesystem, as version 1.5 beta2; it is based on Samba 3.0.35. It allows you to mount SMB or CIFS shares on OS/2 without the need of NetBIOS (IBM LAN Manager or IBM Peer). Also available is a Samba port driver (as of 05/08/2009) for printing to shared printers. Go to http://svn.netlabs.org/samba.

PMRaw version 2.4 rev2 has been released as of 08/03/2009. 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. Go to http://os2.zworks.de/PMRaw/eng/.

PHPMyAdmin version 3.2.1 has been released as of 08/09/2009. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the Web. Go to http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net/.

The Java Image Browser Sorter is now at version 2.5.1 as of 08/23/2009. This program requires Java 1.4. Go to http://img-browse-sort.sourceforge.net/.

DCRaw version 8.96 has been released as of 08/27/2009. This is a digital camera RAW file conversion utility. Included is version 0.49 of the "vcd" experimental version (as of 02/06/2009). Use search key dcraw on Hobbes.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

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


This month's new listings - Applications:

Peter Weilbacher has released Thunderbird version 2.0.0.23 as of 08/22/2009. This has been demoed by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings. It is a mail and newsgroup client based on Mozilla that does not include the broswer. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/2.0.0.23/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-2.0.0.23.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 1.1.17 (see the July 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; however, the previous OS/2 version released was 2.0.0.17, so you might want to upgrade to get all the security-related fixes.
  4. You must unzip the file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  5. The GCC runtime is required; 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 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).
  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 Thunderbird are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

Logical Config.Sys Sort version 0.10 has been released as of 08/05/2009. This sorts the CONFIG.SYS file into logical sections. Use search key lcss on Hobbes.

NOTE:

  1. This is still a beta version, so read the README file and take a backup before using.

Simple Samba Configuration Center is at version 0.9.1 as of 08/06/2009. 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 on the web site. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/samba/.

Major Major version 1.60 has been released as of 08/13/2009. It is a mailing list manager that allows you to create multiple mailing lists on your machine. Go to http://www.pmoylan.org/pages/os2/major.html.

TiMidity++ version 2.10.4 has been released as of 08/11/2009. This is a standalone player for MIDI files and other synthesized audio formats, using software wavetable synthesis. It is provided as a WarpIn package for easy installation, and there is a collection of high-quality sound examples (EAWPatches) available to be used with it. Use search key timidity on Hobbes.

Mercury Messenger version 1.9.5 has been released as of 08/09/2009. This is a Java MSN Messenger client. Go to http://www.ecsware.org/home?func=fileinfo&id=85 .

MTPSync version 0.0.2 has been released as of 08/23/2009. This is a utility to work with USB MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) devices. Use search key mtpsync on Hobbes.

ArgoUML version 0.28.1 has been released as of 08/17/2009. This is a modelling tool written in Java to help you do your design using UML. Go to http://argouml.tigris.org/.

XZ Utils version 4.999.9 beta has been released as of 08/30/2009. This is a general-purpose data compression library and command-line tools, which create about 30% smaller files than Gzip. Use search key xz- on Hobbes.

The first beta of QT version 4.5.1 has been released as of 08/29/2009. This is a cross-platform application and UI framework. Applications that use QT include VirtualBox, SMPlayer, Psi, Scribus, and LyX. Go to http://svn.netlabs.org/qt4; more info is on the "Roadmap" link.

Ccrypt version 1.9 has been released as of 08/29/2009. This is a utility for encrypting and decrypting files and streams, designed as a replacement for the standard Unix crypt utility. Use search key ccrypt on Hobbes.

4OS2 version 3.05A RC2 has been released as of 08/29/2009. This is a command shell, formerly developed by JPSoft and now open-source. Go to http://4os2.netlabs.org/en/site/index.xml.

NOTE:

  1. An older version (3.04h as of 05/09/2007) is available at http://www.openwatcom.org/ftp/devel/4os2/.

DejaVu fonts version 2.30 have been released as of 08/27/2009. 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-fonts.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page.

ProjectX version 0.9.14 has been released as of 08/26/2009. This is a Java program that converts, repairs, and/or cuts DVB (MPEG-2) files. Go to http://www.rbri.de/projectx/projectx.html.

ACDataSeeker version 0.5.2 beta has been released as of 08/24/2009. This is a multi-threaded PM text and file finder, intended as a replacement for PMSEEK.EXE. Go to http://dataseeker.netlabs.org/en/site/index.xml.

EmperoarTV version 2.03a has been released as of 08/05/2009. This application 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/.

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

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SCOUG, Warp Expo West, and Warpfest are trademarks of the Southern California OS/2 User Group. OS/2, Workplace Shell, and IBM are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.