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August 2005


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

The WarpZilla team has released Firefox version 1.1 alpha 2 (code-named "Deer Park") as of 07/14/2005. It is being made available for testing purposes only, for developers and the testing community. No end-user support is available. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/deerpark/alpha2/contrib/. The file name is deerpark-os2-alpha2.zip. More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/.

    NOTES:
  1. Given that this alpha release is probably bug-prone, most people should stick with Firefox 1.0.6 (see below).
  2. Steve Wendt has a WarpZilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  3. You must unzip the zip file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  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. There are some icons for Firefox as of 02/13/2004. Use search keys firefoxicon or os2firefox on Hobbes.
  6. Tony's notes on installing and running Firefox are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

DFSee, which was presented by Tony Butka at the March 2004 SCOUG general meeting, is now at version 7.10 as of 08/02/2005. 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).
  3. According to Jerry Rash, DFSee can now be installed via Warpin as well.

MultiZilla version 1.7.9.0a has been released as of 07/16/2005. This is an extension that adds more features to the tabbed interface in Mozilla. Go to http://multizilla.mozdev.org/.

A UniAudio Mixer has been updated as of 07/06/2005. It is a PM sound mixer for the UniAudio drivers. According to Steve Wendt, it is only effective while it is running. Use search key umixpm on Hobbes.

PM123 version 1.31 beta 3 has been released as of 07/15/2005. It is a MP3, WAV, and CD Audio player, which is now open-source. Some of the features include sharing of the sound card, playlist with drag/drop support, HTTP streaming, and the use of "skins" (including some cool WinAmp skins) to change the program's look. Go to ftp://ftp.ptv.ru/pub/glass/pm123/; for the skins, go to http://sektori.com/pm123/skins.php.

FotoGet/2 version 1.0.9 has been released as of 07/08/2005. This is a utility to ease the transfer of pictures from a digital camera. Use search key fotoget on Hobbes. NOTE: You need WarpIn to install.

DVDDAO version 1.1.1 has been released as of 07/13/2005. It is a tool for writing DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM discs. Use search key dvddao on Hobbes.

eComStation Maintenance Tool version 2.1.8.8 has been released as of 07/19/2005. As the name implies, it is used to apply maintenance to eComStation. If you are a registered eComStation user, go to http://www.ecomstation.com/; after signing-in, you can then download the Maintenance Tool.

NesCafe version 0.605 has been released as of 07/24/2005. This is a Java Nintendo Entertainment System emulator, which includes the source code under the GPL. Go to http://www.davieboy.net/nescafe/.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.6.3-pl1 has been released as of 07/04/2005. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the web. Go to http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net/.

An OS/2 port of the GCC 3.3.5 compiler (RC 1) has been released as of 07/18/2005. It includes Innotek LIBC 0.6 RC 1, 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"). Features include fork() support, symlinks, chroot support, and many new functions. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/.

ClamAV version 0.86.1 has been released as of 07/24/2005. This is a GPL anti-virus toolkit, which features a command-line scanner, a tool for automatic updating via the Internet, and integration with mail servers (attachment scanning). Use search key clamav on Hobbes.

A utility to change IRQs on PCI cards has been updated as of 07/25/2005. Use search key spciirq on Hobbes.

GNU Make version 3.81 beta 3 r2 has been released as of 07/31/2005. This is an essential tool for developing and/or porting open-source programs. Go to http://www.unixos2.org/sw/pub/binary/make/.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

IBM has updated their version of SciTech SNAP Graphics to version 2.2.1 build 478 as of 07/06/2005. New to this version is support for the ATI Radeon X300. If you are a registered eComStation user, go to http://www.ecomstation.com/; after signing-in, you can download the driver (a self-extracting executable).

IBM has updated the IDEDASD drivers as of 07/25/2005. It includes updated OS2DASD.DMD, OS2CDROM.DMD, IBM1FLPY.ADD, and of course, the IDE support (IBM1S506 and IBMATAPI, if you are not using the Danis versions). If you are a registered eComStation user, go to http://www.ecomstation.com/; after signing-in, you can download the driver (a zip file).

    NOTES:
  1. There is also available at the eComStation website a separate zip file that contains OS2CDROM.DMD & OS2DASD.DMD only.
  2. If you are not a registered eComStation user, an older (but free) version of IDEDASD is available at http://service.software.ibm.com/os2dd/free/idedasd.exe (a self-extracting executable).

Ethernet drivers for various VIA Rhine network chipsets have been released: as of 07/23/2005: VT6102 is at version 1.04, VT6105 is at version 1.02, and VT86C100A is at version 1.02. Go to http://www.os2warp.be/index2.php?name=gomindis#18.

A driver for the SIS 900 network chipset is now at version 1.03 as of 07/23/2005. Go to http://www.os2warp.be/index2.php?name=gomindis#13.

A driver for the Realtek RTL8169 network chipset is now at version 1.07 as of 06/17/2005. Go to http://www.os2warp.be/index2.php?name=gomindis#4.

A driver for the Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet chipsets has been released as of 07/23/2005. Use search key yukon on Hobbes.

A driver for the Davicom 9100-series Fast Ethernet chipsets has been released as of 07/24/2005. Use search key dm9pci on Hobbes.

The Universal Audio drivers have been updated as of 08/02/2005. 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/.

    NOTES:
  1. The list of supported chipsets is at http://os2.kiev.ua/en/uniaud.cards.php.
  2. More info is at http://uniaud.netlabs.org/.


This month's new listings - Applications:

The WarpZilla team has released Mozilla version 1.7.10 as of 07/26/2005. This is an update to Mozilla 1.4 that was demoed by Tony Bukta 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/1.7.10/contrib/. There is an installer version (mozilla-1.7.10-os2-installer.exe), and a zip file version (mozilla-1.7.10-os2.zip). More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/.

    NOTES:
  1. The version 1.7.x series is the last version to be officially produced by the Mozilla Foundation; read the transition plan at http://www.mozilla.org/seamonkey-transition.html. This means 2 things:
    • This release is primarily security fixes, with no new functionality added
    • The Mozilla Foundation will now concentrate their efforts on Firefox and Thunderbird (see below).
  2. Having said that, the Mozilla community is picking up development of Mozilla (under the name SeaMonkey); go to http://wiki.mozilla.org/SeaMonkey:Home_Page, or http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/.
  3. Steve Wendt has a WarpZilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  4. Amother site that has documentation of plugin support on OS/2 is at http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/OS2.html.
  5. If you install the zip file version, you need to unzip it yourself into a directory and create or update a program object accordingly.
  6. 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 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).
  7. 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 (see next note).
  8. Mike Kaply of IBM posted to the netscape.public.mozilla.os2 newsgroup some time back 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): Makre sure that MOZRMI36.DLL is NOT in your LIBPATH and only exists where the version 1.4.x (or older) MOZILLA.EXE is; conversely on the version 1.5 or greater side, make sure the GCC runtime DLLs (LIBC05 and GCC322) are also NOT in your LIBPATH and only exists where the version 1.5 or greater MOZILLA.EXE is.
  9. An alternate set of icons for Mozilla are available at http://members.cox.net/greenemk/os2/mozstuff/mymozillastuff.html.
  10. 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 Firefox version 1.0.6 as of 07/24/2005. This is an update to Firefox that was demoed by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings. It is a stand-alone browser based on Mozilla that does not include mail, news, composer, IRC, and the other frills. A recent announcement said that there will not be any more versions of Mozilla (as produced by the Mozilla Foundation) past the 1.7.x series, so Firefox is now the Foundation's official browser. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/1.0.6/contrib/. The file name is firefox-os2-1.0.6.zip. More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/.

    NOTES:
  1. This version is primarily security fixes and probably does not contain any functional changes otherwise.
  2. Steve Wendt has a WarpZilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  3. You must unzip the zip file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  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. There are some icons for Firefox as of 02/13/2004. Use search keys firefoxicon or os2firefox on Hobbes.
  6. Tony's notes on installing and running Firefox are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

The WarpZilla team has also released Thunderbird version 1.0.6 as of 07/24/2005. This has been demoed by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings. It is a stand-alone mail and newsgroup client based on Mozilla that does not include the browser, composer, IRC, and the other frills. A recent announcement said that there will not be any more versions of Mozilla (as produced by the Mozilla Foundation) past the 1.7.x series, so Thunderbird is now the Foundation's official mail & newsgroup client. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/1.0.6/contrib/. The file name is thunderbird-os2-1.0.6.zip. More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/.

    NOTES:
  1. This version is primarily security fixes and probably does not contain any functional changes otherwise.
  2. Steve Wendt has a WarpZilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  3. You must unzip the zip file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  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 Thunderbird executable.
  5. Tony's notes on installing and running Thunderbird are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

FlashBlock version 1.3.2 has been released as of 07/13/2005. This is a Mozilla extension that replaces Flash animations with a "click to play" placeholder. Go to http://flashblock.mozdev.org/.

Paul Smedley has released a version of SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy) as of 07/30/2005 that supports USB scanners. It is pretty close to what will be in SANE 1.0.16. Several USB scanners are reported to be working, including models from Acer, Agfa, Canon, Epson, Mustek, Umax, and more. It uses the NetLabs USBCALLS library; updated versions of USBCALLS & USBRESMGR may be required, and are provided. Also included included is a package for use with the TAME scanning program. Go to http://smedley.info/sane.html.

WarpIn version 1.0.7 has been released as of 07/07/2005. 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, or go to http://warpin.netlabs.org/.

CDRDAO2 version 1.2.0 has been released as of 07/14/2005. It is a free CD-R/RW writing program for Disk At Once mode. Use search key cdrdao2 on Hobbes.

AE version 1.9.8 has been released as of 07/17/2005. 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 version 1.2. Use search key ae1_ on Hobbes.

INCOMING.CMD version 1.8 has been released as of 07/10/2005. This is a REXX script that manipulates malformed e-mails so that they will be correctly handled by PMMail/2. Go to http://www.xtreme-hagedorning.de/axel/pmmail/incoming.html. NOTE: The web page is only in German, but the script is usable by anyone.

An OS/2 version of the FTE text editor has been released as of 07/05/2005. This is a GPL text editor for developers. Use search key fte- on Hobbes; more info is at http://fte.sourceforge.net/.

WDSibyl has been updated as of 07/29/2005. This is an open-source continuation of the commercial product Sibyl, which is a Pascal / Delphi compiler. Go to http://members.chello.at/webstar/wdsibyl.html. NOTE: The web site is in German, but there is English documentation available.

Knomos version 1.0a has been released as of 07/01/2005. This is an open-source application for the workflow, project, and knowledge management in law firms and corporate counsel departments. It is based on MySQL, Apache, PHP, Java, Firefox, and OpenOffice.org. Go to http://www.knomos.org/english/mission.php.

UpdCD version 2.51 has been released as of 07/19/2005. 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 conjunction 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 2.50 version.

Subversion version 1.2.1 has been released as of 07/06/2005. Both the client and server are available. It is a version control program, intended to replace CVS. Go to http://silk.apana.org.au/subversion/.

PolarbarWeb/2 version 0.12 has been released as of 07/22/2005. It is a CGI web front-end for the e-mail program PolarBarMailer. With PolarbarWeb/2, you can read all your e-mail from PolarBarMailer using your Web browser. Use search key pbmweb on Hobbes.

RAMTest version 0.4a has been released as of 07/18/2005. This memory test utility can be used for burning-in memory and stress testing your system. Use search key ramtest on Hobbes. NOTE: Source code is also included.

PMRaw version 1.3 has been released as of 07/30/2005. It is a graphical front-end to DCRaw, which lets you display images from digital cameras in RAW format, and convert them to BMP or JPG. Go to http://os2.zworks.de/PMRaw/eng/.

ISOFS version 1.0.1 has been released as of 07/23/2005. It is an installable file system (IFS) for seamless read-only access to the contents of .ISO image files, as suitable for burning on CD. Go to http://home.clara.net/orac/os2.htm#isofs.

Pilot Link version 0.12.0 pre4 has been released as of 07/30/2005. It is a suite of tools used to connect to your Palm or PalmOS compatible handheld. Use search key pilot-link on Hobbes.

Some command-line MP3 utilities were released as of 07/30/2005. MP3Split is at version 2.1, MP3Wrap is at version 0.5, and MP3Gain is at version 1.46. These can be used to split MP3 files, combine them, and adjust their volume, respectively. Use the following search keys on Hobbes: mp3splt, mp3wrap, and mp3gain, respectively.

LibUSB version 0.1.10a has been released as of 07/30/2005. This is a library to enable applications to communicate with USB drives. Use search key libusb on Hobbes.

4OS2 version 3.04G has been released as of 07/28/2005. This is a command shell, formerly developed by JPSoft and now open-source. Go to http://www.scitechsoft.com/ftp/devel/4os2/.

EMT4PM version 4.35 has been released as of 07/27/2005. It is a PM utility to build disk images, and write images to disk. Go to http://dvalot.free.fr/emtcopy.htm.

MPEG audio utility version 0.27 was released a while back (01/12/2005). This utility analyzes all the frames of MPEG audio files, allowing you to manipulate them, such as removing leading and trailing silence. Go to http://www.maazl.de/project/mp3/mp3frame.html.


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