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October 2005


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

DFSee, which was presented by Tony Butka at the March 2004 SCOUG general meeting, is now at version 7.13 as of 09/29/2005. 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.

PM123 version 1.31 beta 6 has been released as of 09/28/2005. 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.

DOSBox Front End version 2.2 has been released as of 09/22/2005. This is a GUI front-end for launching games using DOSBox. Use search key dosboxfront on Hobbes.

Jrescuer version 2.19 and JUne (JFS Unerase) version 2.01 have been released as of 09/14/2005. This is a tool to rescue files from a JFS volume which can't be mounted. Go to http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/jrescuer/.

PrefBar version 3.2.1 has been released as of 09/11/2005. It allows you to configure several Mozilla settings on the fly, and now incorporates the features of UABar. Go to http://prefbar.mozdev.org/.

TAME/2 version 1.02 has been updated as of 09/25/2005. This is a GUI front-end for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy), which now comes as a complete scanning solution, together with SANE 1.0.16 for SCSI and USB scanners. It has a preview window, supports MMOS2 image formats and light tables, and more. Many scanners from Microtek, Epson, HP, Mustek, Umax, and more are known to be working with this package. Go to http://smedley.info/sane.html.

    NOTES:
  1. You can also use search key tame on Hobbes.
  2. More info is also at http://www.os2world.com/goran/tame.htm.
  3. You will need WarpIn to install.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

Matrox has released version 1.09 (as of 09/15/2005) of their video card BIOS updates for the Parhelia chipsets, and version 2.58 of the BIOS updates for the G200/G400/G450/G550 video chipsets. Go to http://www.matrox.com/mga/support/drivers/bios/home2.cfm. NOTE: BIOS updates for older chipsets (Millennium & Millenium 2, Mystique & Mystique 220, & Productiva G100) are also available here.


This month's new listings - Applications:

The WarpZilla team has released Mozilla version 1.7.12 as of 09/26/2005. 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/1.7.12/contrib/. There is an installer version (mozilla-1.7.12-os2-installer.exe), and a zip file version (mozilla-1.7.12-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:
    1. This release is primarily security fixes, with no new functionality added
    2. 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. Another 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 1.0.7 as of 09/26/2005. 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/1.0.7/contrib/. The file name is firefox-os2-1.0.7.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 zip file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  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 Firefox executable.
  4. There are some icons for Firefox as of 02/13/2004. Use search keys firefoxicon or os2firefox on Hobbes.
  5. 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 Firefox version 1.5 beta 1 as of 09/13/2005. 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/1.5b1/contrib/. The file name is firefox-1.5b1-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 zip file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  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 Firefox executable.
  4. This version requires an updated version of IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support; go to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=196271.
  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 1.5 beta 1 as of 09/13/2005. 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/1.5b1/contrib/. The file name is thunderbird-1.5b1-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 zip file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  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. This version requires an updated version of IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support; go to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=196271.
  5. Tony's notes on installing and running Thunderbird are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

Seamonkey version 1.0 alpha has been released as of 09/16/2005. This is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued by the Mozilla Foundation. It is based on the Mozilla 1.8.x code base, just like Firefox and Thunderbird 1.5 (see above items). Go toftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.0a/contrib/. There is an installer version (seamonkey-1.0a-en-US.os2.installer.exe), and a zip file version (seamonkey-1.0a.en-US-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. If you download the zip file version, you must unzip the zip file yourself into a directory, and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  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 Firefox executable.
  4. This version requires an updated version of IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support; go to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=196271.
  5. Harry Travis posted to the VOICE newslist that for anti-aliased fonts, it is easier to simply rename SEAMONKEY.EXE to MOZILLA.EXE instead of using REGEDIT2 to update the registry to add SEAMONKEY.EXE at the "appropriate places" (without further details of exactly where).
  6. Tony's notes on installing and running Mozilla (Seamonkey) are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

UpdCD version 2.52 has been released as of 09/10/2005. 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/~kadsol/rexx/sajat/updcd.htm.

Harddisk Manager version 1.1.4 has been released as of 09/22/2005. It is a replacement for IBM's LVMGUI, which requires Java 1.3 or later. It features a Swing interface, FAT32 and EXT2/3 support, and more. Use search key hdman on Hobbes.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.6.4-pl1 has been released as of 09/15/2005. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the web. Go to http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net/.

NDPISO version 2.1 has been released as of 09/08/2005. This is a plugin for NetDrive, allowing you to mount ISO (CD-ROM) images. Use search key ndpiso on Hobbes.

Odin GUI version 1.4 has been released as of 09/22/2005. This is a front-end for running programs with Odin. Use search key odingui on Hobbes.

Java GUI version 1.0 has been released as of 09/25/2005. This is a front-end for Java, in the same style and functions like Odin GUI (see previous item) and DOSBoxFront (see under "Updates from last month's column"). In fact, all three are written by the same author. Use search key javagui on Hobbes.

Subversion version 1.2.3 has been released as of 09/06/2005. It is software for version control, intended to replace CVS. Go to http://silk.apana.org.au/subversion/.

Quick 'n' Easy Finances has been released as of 09/18/2005. It is a personal finanace program which requires DB2 or PostGRE as the database engine. Use search key qkos2 on Hobbes. NOTE: A Yahoo Groups discussion list is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QnE.

Pilot Link version 0.12.0 pre4-B2 has been released as of 09/12/2005. It is a suite of tools used to connect to your Palm or PalmOS compatible handheld. Use search key pilot-link on Hobbes.

PCI+AGP bus sniffer version 1.03 has been released as of 09/15/2005. This tool shows PCI, AGP, and CardBus device information, has a huge database of known vendors and devices, and can tell what IRQs are supported by which slot. Use search key pci on Hobbes.

IBM Alphaworks has released version 1.2.5 of a MPEG-4 player and content creator development kit as of 09/13/2005. It works with Java 1.3.1. According to Steve Wendt, it plays MPEG-4 video (samples included) just fine on a PII-300 MHz machine. Go to http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/tk4mpeg4.

jPixDb version 1.0 has been released. This is a Java (1.4) program for organizing, viewing, and printing picture albums. Go to http://www.bluemontsw.com/.

FFmpeg version 0.49pre has been released as of 09/11/2005. This is a complete (command-line driven) solution to record, convert, and stream audio & video. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports.html.

WGET version 1.10.1 has been released as of 09/25/2005. It is a utility to retrieve files from the World Wide Web using HTTP and FTP, in batch mode. The recursive retrieval of HTML pages, as well as FTP sites is supported - you can use it to make mirrors of archives and home pages. Re-getting incomplete files from where it left off works on servers (both HTTP and FTP) that support it. The latest version supports downloading files larger than 2GB. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports.html.

    NOTES:
  1. 1) The GCC runtine LIBC06R1 is needed; go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/wvgui/libc06r1.zip.
  2. A library routeine called iintl6i is also needed; go to http://smedley.info/iintb/wvgui/iintl6i.zip.

CURL version 7.14.1 has been released as of 09/25/2005. This is a tool for getting files using URL syntax, with SSL support. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports.html.

Rsync version 2.6.6 has been released as of 09/25/2005. This is a useful utility for synching files between machines. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports.html.

JExpress Professional 6.9.6 has been released. It allows you to 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/.

Maul Publisher version 3.02 has been released as of 09/27/2005. 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/, or use search key maule on Hobbes. NOTE: There is a language translation toolkit, so that anyone interested can provide translations for their native languages; for that, use search key maulettk on Hobbes.


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P.O. Box 26904
Santa Ana, CA 92799-6904, USA

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.