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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

The WarpZilla team has released Mozilla 1.7.5 as of 12/28/2004. 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 (http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2002/scoug205.mrkia.html). Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.7.5/contrib/. There is an installer version (mozilla-1.7.5.os2-installer.exe), and a zip file version (mozilla-1.7.5-os2.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. Another site that has documentation of plugin support on OS/2 is at http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/OS2.html.
  3. If you install the zip file version, you need to unzip it yourself into a directory and create or update a program object accordingly.
  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 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 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 1.4.2 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.x 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 or greater 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 are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

The WarpZilla team has also released Thunderbird version 1.0 as of 12/07/2004. 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 and newsgroup side). Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/1.0/contrib/. The file name is thunderbird-1.0-os2.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. You must unzip the file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object.
  3. 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 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.
  4. Tony's notes on installing and running Thunderbird are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

The WarpZilla team has also updated Firefox (formerly known as Firebird) version 1.0 as of 12/08/2004. This is an update to Firebird 0.6.1 that was demoed by Tony Butka at the Sept. 2003 SCOUG general meeting. It is a stand-alone browser based on Mozilla that does not include mail, news, composer, IRC, and the other frills. This will eventually replace Mozilla (on the browser side). Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/1.0/contrib/. The file name is firefox-os2-1.0.zip. More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/.

    NOTES:
  1. This update to Firefox 1.0 now provides co-existence with Thunderbird 1.0 (see previous item); it does NOT contain any functional changes.
  2. Steve Wendt has a WarpZilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  3. You must unzip the file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object.
  4. 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 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.
  5. Tony's notes on installing and running Firefox are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.
  6. There are some icons for Firefox as of 02/13/2004. Use search keys firefoxicon or os2firefox on Hobbes.

PMM2MOZ has been updated as of 12/21/2004. This is a program to convert PMMail *.MSG files to Mozilla Mail or Thunderbird format. Use search key pmm2moz on Hobbes. NOTE: You must be in Classic REXX mode to run this.

InnoTek has released as of 12/24/2004 OpenOffice.org 1.1.4. This was demoed in the 1st quarter of 2004 by Jerry Rash at a SCOUG general meeting, and was the subject of some recent Ink columns by Tony Butka. It is available for purchase at Mensys (http://shop.mensys.nl/uk/openofficeos2/); however, if you purchased OpenOffice 1.1.1 or the eComStation 1.2 Application Pack thru Mensys (especially those who did the group purchase with Steven Levine), it is a free download (once you login to Mensys with a user-ID and password, which are both numeric).

    NOTES:
  1. More info is at http://www.innotek.de/products/openofficeos2/general_e.html.
  2. You need the InnoTek Font Engine (http://www.innotek.de/products/ft2lib) and the InnoTek Runtime (http://www.innotek.de/products/innowin) installed first.
  3. OpenOffice.org for OS/2 Java support also requires the InnoTek OS/2 Kit for Java at http://www.innotek.de/products/javaos2.
  4. If you download OpenOffice 1.1.4 from Mensys, it is a large ZIP file of around 88MB.

DFSee, which was presented by Tony Butka at the March 2004 SCOUG general meeting, is now at version 6.17 as of 12/16/2004. 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 (http://shop.mensys.nl/catalogue/mns_DFSee.html).

zmuzic version 0.7 has been released as of 12/23/2004. It is a PM front-end for the z! MP3 player. Use search key zmuzic on Hobbes.

LDBkup version 1.0.2aa has been released as of 12/15/2004. Large Drive Backup will back up an 80GB volume as easily as a 1GB partition. This does backups to disk (not tape), supports full and differential backups, automatically handling archive bits and utilizes the RAR archiver to do the actual backup. Go to http://wmetcalf.com/kw2/Utilities/LDBkup1-02aa.exe, or use search key ldbkup on Hobbes.

FlashBlock version 1.2.6 has been released as of 12/27/2004. This is a Mozilla extension that replaces Flash animations with a "click to play" placeholder. Go to http://flashblock.mozdev.org/.

Rich Walsh has released Iconomize version 0.61. This is an INI maintenance tool that lets you eliminate duplicate icon data in OS2.INI. Iconomize was created to demonstrate the features of Remote Workplace Server. Go to http://e-vertise.com/rws/iconomize061.zip.

Rich Walsh has also released FPos version 0.61. This is an INI maintenance tool that lets you delete unwanted folder position entries. This is a program that demonstrates the featues of Remote Workplace Server. Go to http://e-veritse.com/rws/fpos061.zip.

Ghostscript version 8.50 has been released as of 12/12/2004. It is a freeware PostScript interpreter/converter for generating Adobe Acrobat (PDF) documents. Go to http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/.

UpdCD version 2.48 has been updated as of 12/20/2004. It can be used to update the base Warp 3, Warp 4, Warp Server for e-Business, Convenience Pack, 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.

FotoGet/2 version 1.0.6 has been released as of 12/29/2004. This is a utility to ease the transfer of pictures from a digital camera to disk. Use search key fotoget on Hobbes.

    NOTES:
  1. You need WarpIn to install.
  2. You also need the VX-REXX runtime DLL VROBJ (which comes with eComStation 1.1 and 1.2).

WarpVision, which was demoed by Jordan Fox at the June 2004 SCOUG general meeting, was updated as of 12/26/2004. This is a player for DivX-3, DivX-4, DivX-5, XViD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AVI, and ASF, with MP3/AC3 audio, DVD support, and a Mozilla plugin. It also includes "skin" support (see note 1 below). Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/wvgui/wvgui20041224.zip. Info is at http://os2.kiev.ua/en/wv.php.

    NOTES:
  1. There are downloadable "skins" available at http://os2.kiev.ua/en/wv.skins.php.
  2. There is also a command-line (as of 05/04/2003) version of WarpVision available at ftp://ftp.os2.kiev.ua/wvcli/.
  3. According to the authors, you must delete VIDEO2.INI prior to updating from a previous version of WarpVision.
  4. The WarpVision team accepts donations at https://secure.bmtmicro.com/ECommerce-OffSite/11980000.html, or at http://shop.mensys.nl/uk/warpvision.

A new release of Odin has been made available as of 12/31/2004. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/odin/Daily/odin32bin-20041231-release-xp.zip. More info is at http://odin.netlabs.org/, and the changelog is at ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/odin/ChangeLog.

Amouse version 2.7 beta has been updated as of 12/12/2004. This is a scroll mouse device driver that works better on some wheel mice than IBM's driver. It has USB and improved Logitech support, has a widget for XCenter available now, and now supports mice with more than 5 mouse buttons. Go to http://www.nbsoftware.de/sw_ms_enb.htm.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

SciTech SNAP Graphics version 3.0.1 has been released as of 12/17/2004. This is a universal video driver, with support for almost 220 graphics chipsets, with extra features such as zooming and multi-head. This release adds support for some ATI Radeon & NVIDIA GeForce chipsets, software OpenGL 1.4 support, optional unattended installation, and more. Go to http://www.scitechsoft.com/ftp/snap/os2/; more info is at http://www.scitechsoft.com/products/ent/snap_os2_content.html. The changelog is at http://www.scitechsoft.com/snap2_changes.txt, and the list of supported chipsets is at http://www.scitechsoft.com/ftp/snap/os2/readme.txt.

The Universal Audio drivers have been updated as of 12/29/2004. This is based on the GPL ALSA Project from Linux, and provides drivers for various sound chipsets. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/uniaud/. More info is at http://os2.kiev.ua/en/uniaud.php, and the list of supported chipsets is at http://os2.kiev.ua/en/uniaud.cards.php.

Drivers for the VIA Technologies 8233/8235/8237 integrated sound chips have been updated as of 12/30/2004. This is an AC97 sound driver for VIA Technologies KT266A/333/400/600/880, P4M266 and P4X266/333/400/533 (8233/8233C/8233A/8235/8237 south bridge) with IOCTL90 support. There is an optional package that has ALC-201A patches, diagnostics utility, startup sound driver and source code. Use search key 823x on Hobbes.


This month's new listings - Applications:

An OS/2 build of NVU version 0.60 has been released as of 12/06/2004. It is the next generation of Mozilla Composer, as a stand-alone HTML editor. Go to http://weilbacher.org/Mozilla/builds.html; more info is at http://www.nvu.com/.

NetBeans version 4.0 has been released as of 12/15/2004. NetBeans Developer is a Java IDE written in pure Java. The IDE is based on JFC, and uses its' full feature set. Full support of JavaBeans is included; use the BeanWizard to generate your own beans in minutes. Includes integrated full-featured text editor, debugger, compiler, pluggable look & feel, and Form Editor with advanced layout manager support. Go to http://www.netbeans.org/.

JExpress Professional version 6.9 lets you 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/.

Wireless LAN Monitor version 1.11 has been released as of 11/29/2004. It is available as a XCenter widget as well as a stand-alone program, and features connection monitoring, multiple connection profiles, generation of WEP keys, and more. Use search key xwlan on Hobbes; more info is at http://wlan.netlabs.org/.

An OS/2 port of GCC version 3.3.5 beta 2 has been released as of 12/13/2004. It includes InnoTek LIBC version 0.6 beta 2, which is based on BSD LIBC. The source code is also available in NetLabs (CVSROOT is :pserver:guest@www.netlabs.org:/netlabs.cvs/libc, and CVS password is "readonly"). New features include fork() support, symlinks, chroot support, and 50 new functions. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/.

Warped Wave Editor version 0.76 has been released as of 12/08/2004. This is a fully plugin-based audio editor, which supports reading and writing of OGG files and all formats supported by MMOS2, cut / copy / paste, changing volume, and playback (via DART). Use search key wawe on Hobbes.

EmperoarTV, which was demoed by Jerry Rash at the July 2004 SCOUG general meeting, is now at version 1.08k as of 12/11/2004. 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. Also available is DVDFront, a front-end that simplifies the creation of video DVDs out of recordings made by EmperoarTV. 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).

AiR-BOOT version 1.04 has been released as of 12/11/2004. This is a multi-boot partition loader with some extra features, including colored "Award-like" SETUP, virus protection, Linux kernel support, and more. Go to http://en.ecomstation.ru/personal/kiewitzsoft/air-boot.php, or use search key air-boot on Hobbes. NOTE: There are Swedish, Russian, Italian, French, Dutch, and German versions also available.

DLURLEA has been released as of 12/06/2004. This program adds the download URL to the extended attributes of files you download with Mozilla. Use search key dlurlea on Hobbes.

eComStation Window Theme Installer version 1.2b has been released as of 12/06/2004. It comes packaged with 102 window themes. Go to http://www.os2irc.org/ethemes.html.

Rich Walsh, the author of DragText, has released Run! version 0.60 as of 12/14/2004. Run! eliminates the batch files and CONFIG.SYS entries often needed to start "helper apps" (e.g. open your web browser from your e-mail client). It sets the current drive, directory, and BEGINLIBPATH to the directory containing the .EXE, starts the program, then terminates. It can now set any environment variables you would like as well. Use search key run_ on Hobbes.

eZIP version 0.99e has been released. This integrates ZIP and RAR files with the WPS, and has extra features for users of XWorkplace. It is intended to be a replacement for the Object Desktop ZIP folders. Go to http://www.subsys.de/eZIP/.

Mike Cowlishaw, the father of REXX, has released NetRexx version 2.04. It allows you to program in REXX, and compile your program into Java bytecodes. Go to http://www2.hursley.ibm.com/test/NetRexxC.jar; more into is at http://www-306.ibm.com/software/awdtools/netrexx/.

JUne (JFS Unerase) has been released as of 12/18/2004, as part of JRescuer. This is a tool to rescue files from a JFS volume which cannot be mounted. Go to http://en.ecomstation.ru/ecosoft/index.php?action=news&id=1131.

PMSheet version 2.1 has been released as of 12/18/2004. This is an image viewer with thumbnails, image rotation, and a few other features. Also available is the source code for the directory control used. Go to http://home-5.worldonline.nl/~jdekeij/pmsheet.html.

Guiffy, which is the presentation topic at the January 2005 SCOUG general meeting, is now at version 6.5 as of 12/15/2004. It is a file compare / merge (diff-like) tool with a GUI implemented in Java. Go to http://www.guiffy.com/.

PrefBar version 3.0 has been released as of 12/26/2004. It allows you to configure several Mozilla settings on the fly, and now incorporates the features of UABar. Go to http://prefbar.mozdev.org/.

MultiZilla version 1.7.0.1C has been released as of 12/23/2004. This is an extension that adds more features to the tabbed interface in Mozilla. Go to http://multizilla.mozdev.org/.

AE version 1.9.2 has been released as of 12/27/2004. This is a replacement for E.EXE (which comes with OS/2) that fixes most of the annoying things about it. AE now comes standard with eComStation 1.2. Use search key ae1_ on Hobbes.

WarpIn version 1.0.4 has been released as of 12/30/2004. This is an open-source PM installer / uninstaller that can also install quietly through environmental variables. It also offers self-installing executables. Use search key warpin on Hobbes.

An EXIF reader for the Nikon D70 digital camera is now available as of 12/31/2004. It reads EXIF data from Nikon D70 NEF or JPG files; outputs to text, HTML, or XML. It MAY work with other Nikon cameras. Use search key d70reader on Hobbes.


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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Copyright 2005 the Southern California OS/2 User Group. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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.