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June 2004


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

The WarpZilla team has released Mozilla 1.7 Release Candidate 2 as of 05/18/2004. This is an update to Mozilla 1.4 that was demoed by Tony Butka at the Sept. 2003 SCOUG general meeting. Older versions of Mozilla were mentioned in the May 2002 Mr. Know-It-All. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.7rc2/contrib/. There is now an installer version again (mozilla-os2-1.7rc2-installer.exe), and a zip file (mozilla-os2-1.7rc2.zip). More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/.

    NOTES:
  1. Steve Wendt has a WarpZilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  2. If you install the zip file version, you need to unzip it yourself into a directory and create or update a program object accordingly.
  3. Another site that has documentation of plugin support on OS/2 is at http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/OS2.html.
  4. The recommended installation method is to install into a fresh directory; however, if you install over an older version, be sure to delete GKCONTNT.DLL (or GKCONTENT.DLL) and COMPREG.DAT (if they exist); otherwise you may have problems running Mozilla after installation. Also, if you do install over an older version, be sure to read the Dec. 2003 Mr. Know-It-All (http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug312.mrkia.html).
  5. This version requires the GCC runtime; download that at http://download.innotek.de/gccos2/runtime/libc-0.5.1.exe (a self- installing executable). The EMX runtime is no longer required if you don't already have it installed. The GCC runtime 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 MOZILLA.EXE (for reasons listed in the next note).
  6. Mike Kaply of IBM posted to the netscape.public.mozilla.os2 newsgroup that he figured out how to share a profile between version 1.4.1 or older (which is compiled with the VACPP compiler), and version 1.5 or greater (which is compiled with the GCC compiler):
    Make sure MOZRMI36.DLL is NOT in your LIBPATH and only exists where the version 1.4 MOZILLA.EXE is; conversely on the version 1.5 or greater side, make sure the GCC runtime DLLs (LIBC05 & GCC322) are also NOT in your LIBPATH and only exists where the version 1.5/1.6/1.7 MOZILLA.EXE is.
  7. An alternate set of icons for Mozilla are available at http://members.cox.net/greenemk/os2/mozstuff/mymozillastuff.html.
  8. Tony's notes on installing and running Mozilla is at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.
  9. MultiZilla version 1.6.4.0B has been released as of 05/19/2004. This is an extension that adds more features to the tabbed interface in Mozilla. Go to http://multizilla.mozdev.org/.

The WarpZilla team has also released Mozilla 1.8 Alpha 1 as of 05/24/2004. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.8a1/contrib/. There is now an installer version again (mozilla-os2-1.8a1-installer.exe), and a zip file (mozilla-os2-1.8a1.zip). More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/. Also see notes above under Mozilla 1.7 Release Candidate 2.

DFSee, which was presented by Tony Butka at the March 2004 SCOUG general meeting, is now at version 6.07 as of 05/25/2004. It is an 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/dfsee.htm. Tony's tutorial on DFSee is at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2001/scoug012.dfseetutorial.html.

    NOTES:
  1. You can also use search key dfsee on Hobbes.
  2. DFSee is now shareware. Registration is at Mensys.

DVDDAO version 0.0.6 has been released as of 05/17/2004. It is a tool for writing DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM. Use search key dvddao on Hobbes. NOTE: You need ASPIROUT.SYS version 1.1b5 or above.

NetLabs has released as of 05/17/2004 beta 3 of a Samba client for OS/2, as a plugin for the NetDrive filesystem. It allows you to mount SMB or CIFS shares on OS/2 without the need for NetBIOS (IBM LAN Manager or IBM Peer). Samba is freely available under the GNU GPL (General Public License); you can download the full OS/2 source code from NetLabs CVS. There may be a Samba server as well in the future, but this highly depends on the support of the community. Go to http://samba.netlabs.org/. Information about sponsoring NetLabs is at http://about.netlabs.org/?detailcontentregions_id=3.

eComStation Maintenance Tool version 2.1.6.8 has been released as of 05/12/2004. As the name implies, it is used to apply software updates to eComStation. Go to http://www.ecomstation.com/.

    NOTES:
  1. You must be a registered user of eComStation; after signing-in, then you can download the Maintenance Tool.
  2. You need WarpIn to install the Maintenance Tool.

CDRWSEL version 3.0.2m7 has been released as of 05/16/2004. This is a GUI program to attach multiple CDRW's at the same time using RSJ CD-Writer. Use search key cdrwsel on Hobbes. NOTE: This must be applied on top of the base 3.0.2 version.

FotoGet/2 version 1.0.3 has been released as of 05/14/2004. It is a utility to ease the transfer of pictures between a digital camera and your OS/2 or eComStation PC. It makes use of the WPS; it optionally creates light tables instead of folders, and optionally creates shadows of subfolders on the desktop. Use search key fotoget on Hobbes. NOTE: You need WarpIn to install.

EMT4PM version 4.33 has been released as of 05/13/2004. It is a PM utility to build disk images, and write images to disk. Go to http://dvalot.free.fr/emtcopy.htm.

EmperoarTV version 1.08f has been released as of 05/12/2004. This software brings OS/2 support for the Hauppauge PVR250/350 TV cards, including high-quality MPEG2 hard disk recording and playback. You can listen to FM radio stations in stereo, watch TV programs in excellent image quality, and more. Go to http://www.s-t.de/emperoar/. NOTE: Emperoar can be purchased at Mensys (http://shop.mensys.nl/cgi-bin/db2www/mns_art2.d2w/report?catname=EmperoarTV).

AudioStation build 0.33 has been released as of 05/03/2004. This is an audio player and editor. Download is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/audiostation/files/Releases/ (you need a Yahoo ID to log in); info is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/audiostation/.

WarpFX has updated "The Ultima Visual Solution" to version 1.3.4 as of 05/28/2004. It is a collection of desktop and folder background images, icons, animations, startup sounds, graphic art images, boot logos, and more, specifically designed for the OS/2 desktop. Also included is Ultima Advanced Graphics Themes for CandyBarZ and Styler/2, which adds advanced 3D titlebars, window controls, pushbuttons, and more. Also included now are themes for PM123. Go to http://www.warpfx.com/.

IBM has updated as of 05/21/2004 the BIOS for the ThinkPad T4x series. Support for a new ThinkPad T42 has been added. Go to http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/license.do?filename=mobiles/spsd1rc6.exe.

IBM has updated as of 05/11/2004 the embedded controller program (H8 controller firmware) for the ThinkPad T40/T41/T42 series. Go to http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/license.do?filename=mobiles/embd1r68.exe.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

There is now a modified version of the IBM CardBus drivers to support the ENE Technologies range of CardBus adapters. Go to http://smedley.info/ss2enecbv11.zip.

Drivers for the Intel EtherExpress (Pro/100) Ethernet cards have been updated to version 4.56 as of 04/23/2004. Also included are the Intel Pro/1000 version 3.54 drivers. Go to ftp://aiedownload.intel.com/df-support/4898/eng/PRODOS2.exe.

FAT32.IFS is now at version 0.99 as of 05/28/2004. This is based on Henk Kelder's code, and includes many fixes over the previous version. Go to http://fat32.netlabs.org/.


This month's new listings - Applications:

The WarpZilla team has released Thunderbird version 0.6 as of 05/06/2004. This is an update to Thunderbird 0.2 that was demoed by Tony Butka at the Sept. 2003 SCOUG general meeting. It is a stand-alone mail and newsgroup client based on Mozilla that does not contain the browser. This will eventually replace Mozilla (on the mail & newsgroup side). Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/0.6/contrib/. The file name is thunderbird-0.6-os2.zip. More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/.

    NOTES:
  1. You must unzip the file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  2. This requires the GCC runtime; go to http://download.innotek.de/gccos2/runtime/libc-0.5.1.exe (a self- installing executable). The GCC runtime 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, especially if you run older versions of Mozilla or Firefox/Firebird, which may use older versions of the GCC runtime.
  3. Tony's notes on installing and running Thunderbird are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

The WarpZilla team has also released a calendar XPI for Mozilla 1.7RC2 as of 05/18/2004. This is "a cross-platform fully standards-based calendar client, based on the open iCal standard... built using the XUL user interface language". Go to http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/xpi/contrib/os2/calendar_os2_1.7.xpi. Info is at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/. NOTE: You must enable "software installation" in your preferences (Edit/Preferences, then click on "Advanced", then "Software Installation").

The WarpZilla team has also released Mozilla version 1.4.2 as of 05/25/2004. This is an update to Mozilla 1.4 that was demoed by Tony Butka at the Sept. 2003 SCOUG general meeting. Older versions of Mozilla were mentioned in the May 2002 Mr. Know-It-All. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.4.2/contrib/. There is now an installer version again (mozilla-os2-1.4.2-installer.exe), and a zip file (mozilla-os2-1.4.2.zip). More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/.

    NOTES:
  1. Steve Wendt has a WarpZilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  2. If you install the zip file version, you need to unzip it yourself into a directory and create or update a program object accordingly.
  3. Another site that has documentation of plugin support on OS/2 is at http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/OS2.html.
  4. The recommended installation method is to install into a fresh directory; however, if you install over an older version, be sure to delete GKCONTNT.DLL (or GKCONTENT.DLL) and COMPREG.DAT (if they exist); otherwise you may have problems running Mozilla after installation. Also, if you do install over an older version, be sure to read the Dec. 2003 Mr. Know-It-All.
  5. Mike Kaply of IBM posted to the netscape.public.mozilla.os2 newsgroup that he figured out how to share a profile between version 1.4.2 or older (which is compiled with the VACPP compiler), and version 1.5 or greater (which is compiled with the GCC compiler): Make sure MOZRMI36.DLL is NOT in your LIBPATH and only exists where the version 1.4 MOZILLA.EXE is; conversely on the version 1.5 or greater side, make sure the GCC runtime DLLs (LIBC05 & GCC322) are also NOT in your LIBPATH and only exists where the version 1.5/1.6/1.7 MOZILLA.EXE is.
  6. An alternate set of icons for Mozilla are available at http://members.cox.net/greenemk/os2/mozstuff/mymozillastuff.html.
  7. Tony's notes on installing and running Mozilla are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

InnoTek has released as of 05/19/2004 InnoTek Runtime for OS/2 version 1.11 Build 18. This is an Odin-based OS/2 Kit that is used to allow some Win32 applications (such as Adobe Acrobat & OpenOffice) to run on OS/2. Go to http://www.innotek.de/products/innowin/innowingeneral_e.html.

    NOTE: If your machine has a Crystal Semiconductor audio chipset, the installation may give you a Trap 0008 error. If this occurs, do the following:
  1. Run REGEDIT2.EXE and set the following key (and you may need to create each level as necessary):
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\InnoTek\INNOWIN\REGROOT_HKEY_LocalMachin e\System\CustomBuild
  2. Create a DWORD key DisableAudio with a value of 1. Then you should be able to install.

eBayWatch version 1.09w has been released as of 05/08/2004. As the name implies, it is an eBay auction management tool. Go to http://www.eclipse.net/~knkrchnr/.

MR/2 ICE version 2.41 has been released as of 11/18/2003. It is a mail and newsreader program. Go to http://mr2ice.secant.com/nick/mr2i241.zip. More info is at http://www.mr2ice.com/mr2ice.htm (HOWEVER: This page has NOT been updated to reflect version 2.41; it still refers to version 2.40).

Franz Bakan has released SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) version 1.0.14 as of 05/10/2004. Go to http://home.tsicalinet.de/fbakan/sane-os2.htm.

AiR-Boot version 1.02 has been released as of 05/14/2004. This is a multi-boot partition loader with some extra features, including colored "Award-like" SETUP, virus protection, Linux kernel support, and more. Use search key air-boot on Hobbes. NOTE: There are versions for other languages available, such as Russian, Italian, French, Dutch, and German.

PolarBarWeb/2 version 0.11 has been released as of 05/16/2004. It is a CGI web front-end for the PolarBar Mailer e-mail program. With PolarBarWeb/2, you can view your e-mail from PolarBar Mailer using a web browser. Use search key pbmweb on Hobbes.

Maul Publisher version 2.29 has been released as of 05/22/2004. It is billed as "the world's first professional desktop publisher for OS/2". It will automatically take care of page numbering in folding booklets, reversal of margins for facing pages, page numbering offsets where you don't want to start from Page 1, reversal of margins for top-bound booklets and top-folding booklets, centering margins on printers with odd margins, and multi-way folding sheets and maps. In addition, you have full control of column, row, gutter, and center gutter guides, including the automatic adjustment of page offsets when a number of sheets are bound into a folding booklet. Go to http://www.manglais.com/.

FFmpeg version 0.48 has been released as of 05/24/2004. It is a complete (command-line driven) solution to record, convert, and stream audio and video. Use search key ffmpg on Hobbes.

UpdCD version 2.43 has been released as of 05/24/2004. It can be used to update the base Warp 4, Warp Server for e-Business, or eComStation installation files with FixPaks, and supports the creation of updated installation diskettes. You can use the updated OS/2 image in combination with these diskettes to create new installations of OS/2 which already incorporate the FixPaks and other software. Go to http://xenia.sote.hu/~kadzsol/rexx/sajat/updcd.htm. NOTE: This is an update that must be applied to the base 2.40 version.

jSyncManager version 3.2 alpha 1 (API and Core Application Set) has been released as of 05/26/2004. This is a Java tool for synchronizing with Palm handhelds. Go to http://jsyncmanager.sourceforge.net/.

CBIRC version 1.04 has been released as of 05/30/2004. This is a Java IRC client with features that include color, web links, DCC, and more. Go to http://www.bratschi.net/cbirc/.

InfoZip's UnZip version 5.51 has been released as of 05/27/2004. Go to ftp://ftp.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/OS2/. NOTE: There is also a version of UnZip 5.51 with unshrink support; use search key uzs on Hobbes

CDMagic version 3.5 has been released. It has many audio, database, and CD cover functions, including MP3 and CDDB support. Go to http://cdmagic.zworks.de/Start.htm.


Interested in something particular you don't find here? Let Gary know.


Editorial Note: Special thanks to SCOUG's Dallas Legan for writing a handy REXX script to convert URLs in a text file into HTML tags. It's much appreciated!


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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.