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March 2006


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

WarpVision, which was demoed by Jordan Fox at the June 2004 SCOUG general meeting, is now at version 1.0 RC2 as of 02/14/2006. 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, video overlay support, a Mozilla plugin (requires registration), and is skinnable. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/wvgui/.

    NOTES:
  1. More info is at http://warpvision.netlabs.org/.
  2. You can find skins at http://os2.kiev.ua/en/wv.skins.php.
  3. There are some Windows codecs you can use via Odin, available at ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/wvgui/wincodecs/.
  4. The WarpVision team accepts donations at BMT Micro (https://secure.bmtmicro.com/ECommerce-Offsite/11980000.html) or at Mensys (http://shop.mensys.nl/uk/warpvision/).

PMView Pro, the indispensable graphics viewer, is now at version 3.24 as of 02/20/2006. Version 3.x has several new features, including EXIF support, scripted batch conversions, lossless JPEG rotation, and flyover image info. Go to http://www.pmview.com/.

    NOTES:
  1. President Tony Butka discusses the PMView Pro 3.xx series in the July 2003 and September 2003 issues of Ink.
  2. A list of new features/fixes is at http://www.pmview.com/os2new.html.

Maul Publisher version 3.05 fix 2046 has been released as of 02/04/2006. 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/.

    NOTES:
  1. You can also use search key maule on Hobbes.
  2. 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.

NetBeans version 5.0 has been released as of 01/31/2006. It is a Java IDE written in pure Java. The IDE is based on JFC, and uses its' full feature set. Full support of JavaBeans, use the Bean Wizard to generate your own beans in minutes. Integrated full-featured text editor, debugger, compiler, pluggable Look & Feel, and Form Editor with advanced layout manager support. Go to http://www.netbeans.org/.

JAlbum version 6.2 has been released as of 01/30/2006. This is a web photo album generator that runs on Java. Go to http://jalbum.net/.

PrefBar version 3.3 beta 3 has been released as of 01/29/2006. It allows you to configure several Mozilla settings on the fly, and incorporates the features of UABar. Go to http://prefbar.mozdev.org/.

Preferential version 0.8.1 has been released as of 02/10/2006. This is an add-on for Mozilla that gives you a tree with access to all of the preferences, including those that are not normally exposed. Go to http://preferential.mozdev.org/.

PM Downloader version 0.9.5 has been released as of 02/12/2006. This is an interactive multi-threaded network retriever which supports HTTP and FTP protocols for downloading files. Go to http://eros2.by.ru/pmdownloader_en.shtml.

JRescuer version 2.30 has been updated as of 02/05/2006. Included is JUne (JFS Unerase) version 2.20. This is a tool to rescue files from a JFS volume which cannot be mounted. Go to http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/jrescuer/.

Mr. Message has been updated as of 02/19/2006. It is an instant messenger client which is capable of communicating over AOL's Instant Messenger network using the OSCAR protocol. Go to http://mamodeo.dyndns.org/MrMessage/. NOTE: The author says that this will be the final release of Mr. Message, since he is now working on a full port of Gaim (which will cover all the functionality of Mr. Message and a whole lot more, including multiple protocols, such as Jabber, Yahoo, and MSN, among others), although he said the same thing last month.

DVDBurn version 0.9.5.0 has been released as of 02/25/2006. This is a GUI front-end for ffmpeg, DVDAuthor, mkisofs2, and DVDDAO to transcode video files, create a DVD structure, and build and burn a DVD image. Use search key dvdburn on Hobbes.

VCDBurn version 0.9.5.0 has been released as of 02/25/2006. This is a GUI front-end for ffmpeg, VCDImager, and CDRDAO to transcode video files, and build and burn a VCD image. Use search key vcdburn on Hobbes.

CPUSPEED version 1.4 has been released as of 02/25/2006. This provides automatic CPU speed throttling (to keep it cool, without affecting system performance) via ACPI. It requires the ACPI driver. Use search key cpuspeed on Hobbes.

Jeti/2 version 0.7.3.1 has been released as of 02/18/2006. This is a Java 1.4x client for instant messenger services, including Jabber, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and ICQ. Go to http://www.ehlertronic.de/jeti2.htm.

USBCFG beta 5a has been released as of 02/12/2006. This application is designed to help configure/re-configure USB drivers & devices. It does not install USB drivers; it helps sort out driver parameters. Use search key usbcfg on Hobbes.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

None this month.


This month's new listings - Applications:

The WarpZilla team has released Firefox version 1.5.0.1 as of 02/03/2006. This has been 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. An annoucement last year 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/1.5.0.1/contrib/. The file name is firefox-1.5.0.1.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. This is primarily a bug-fix release and does not have any new functionality added.
  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. This version requires an updated version of IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support; go to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=196271.
  6. Tony's notes on installing and running Firefox are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

Seamonkey version 1.0 has been released as of 02/02/2006. 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 as Firefox 1.5.0.1 (see previous item) and Thunderbird 1.5 are. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.0/contrib/. There is an installer version (seamonkey-1.0.en-US.os2.installer.exe), and a zip file version (seamonkey-1.0.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. 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 Seamonkey 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 back in Sept. 2005, 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.

FlashBlock version 1.5.1 (for Firefox 1.5.x) and version 1.3.4 (for Firefox 1.0.x and other Mozilla browsers) have been released as of 02/05/2006. This is a Mozilla / Firefox extension that replaces Flash animations with a "click to play" placeholder. Go to http://flashblock.mozdev.org/.

MultiZilla version 1.8.1.1b has been released as of 02/25/2006. This is an extension that adds more features to the tabbed interface in Mozilla. Go to http://multizilla.mozdev.org/.

eComStation Maintenance Tool version 2.1.9.1 has been released as of 01/31/2006. As the name implies, it is used to apply updates to eComStation. If you are a registered eComStation user, go to http://www.ecomstation.com/; after signing-in, you can download the Maintenance Tool.

    NOTES:
  1. You need WarpIn to install.
  2. You also need to download and install the eComStation Maintenance Tool Utilities (version 2.1.9.0 as of 01/22/2006) prior to installing the Maintenance Tool.
  3. You also need to download and install the WGet SSL support module (version 1.9.1 as of 01/22/2006) prior to installing the Maintenance Tool.
  4. Alternatively, you can download a complete package that contains the Maintenance Tool, the utilities, and the WGet support in one self-extracting executable.

There is a collection of 133 eComStation window themes available as of 01/30/2006. Use search key ecswindowthemes on Hobbes, or go to http://www.ecssite.com/sw/graphics/themes/. NOTE: eStyler Lite is a prerequisite.

There are some colorful replacement folder icons for eComStation and OS/2 available as of 02/25/2006. They are similar, though not identical to the colorful folder icons that Stardock used to sell. Use search key ecs_os2_folder on Hobbes.

Our treasurer, Steven Levine, reports that IBM has "quietly" released an update for Lotus SmartSuite 1.7.3 as of 01/18/2006. It fixes some Organizer crashes and updates the WordPro monthly calendar SmartMaster for 2006 and beyond. Go to ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/lotus/fixes/SmartSuite/os206in1.zip.

gX version 1.3.1 has been released as of 01/31/2006. This is a native 32-bit OS/2 XML editor and parser; it can do full validation and SGML compatibility checking. The editor uses document type definitions to provide guidance in authoring correct documents. For example, use it to create HTML 4.0 documents, or DocBook books and articles. Use search key gx- on Hobbes.

CAD-Handler has been updated as of 01/31/2006. This offers a Ctrl-Alt-Del popup menu, including a mini process list with kill, ability to unmount and remount filesystems, and reset the WPS. Use search key cadh on Hobbes.

WSiever version 2.22 has been released as of 01/25/2006. This is a web update checker; although the web pages are in Japanese, the program itself is in English. Go to http://www.vector.co.jp/soft/dl/os2/net/se281918.html.

FFMpeg version 0.49pre has been updated as of 02/06/2006. This is a complete (command-line driven) solution to record, convert, and stream audio & video. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports.html. NOTE: More info is at http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net/.

FFPlay version 0.49pre has been updated as of 02/06/2006. This is a tool to convert video files from one format to another (i.e. .AVI to .MPG). Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports.html. NOTE: More info is at http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net/.

BIND version 9.3.2 has been released as of 02/12/2006. It is the Berkely Internet Name Domain, an implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocols. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports.html.

    NOTES:
  1. More info about BIND is at http://www.isc.org/index.pl?/sw/bind/.
  2. You need the LIBC06 runtime DLL; go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.0-ga2.zip.
  3. It is slightly confusing, but Paul Smedley's website says BIND is in RC1 (release candidate 1) status; however he posted to the VOICE newslist that it is now in GA (general availability) status.

JFtp version 1.48 has been released as of 02/09/2006. This is a graphical Java network and file transfer client, with features such as recursive directory upload/download, browsing FTP servers while transferring files, FTP resuming and queueing, browsing the LAN for SMB shares, and more. Go to http://j-ftp.sourceforge.net/.

IBM Alphaworks has released version 1.2.8 of a MPEG-4 player and content creator development kit as of 02/07/2006. It works with Java 1.3.1; according to Steve Wendt, it plays MPEG-4 video (samples included) just fine on a PII-300MHz machine. Go to http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/tk4mpeg4.

WarpIn version 1.0.9 has been released as of 02/16/2006. 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 (a zip file), or go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/warpin/warpin-1.0.9.exe.

LCSS version 0.05 has been released as of 02/19/2006. It is an alternative to CFGSORT used with eComStation 1.2 to sort the entries in CONFIG.SYS. It sorts the entries into more logical sections, which according to the author (Doug Bisset) is much easier to find things in. Use search key lcss on Hobbes. NOTE: This is a beta version, so read the README file and make a backup copy of your CONFIG.SYS before trying it out.

Quick 'n' Easy Finances has been updated as of 02/19/2006. It is a personal finance 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.

PDFMerge version 0.6.6 has been released as of 02/21/2006. It is a utility to concatenate multiple PDF or PostScript files into a single PDF file. Use search key pdfmerge on Hobbes.

DCRaw version 8.05 has been released as of 02/21/2006. It is a digital camera RAW file conversion utility. Use search key dcraw on Hobbes.

NetDrive version 3.0.3 has been released as of 02/23/2006. It allows users to mount a FTP site, a local directory, or a network resource to a virtual volume. This version has 64-bit file support, and special support for the Samba client from NetLabs (no shareware timeout). There are also many other plugins available, including NFS, VFAT (recently updated with special support for removable memory devices), ISO, Psion, and more. Go to http://www.blueprintsoftwareworks.com/netdrive/; more info is at http://www.blueprintsoftwareworks.com/netdrive/news.html. For the plugins, go to http://www.blueprintsoftwareworks.com/netdrive/plugins1.html.

ClamAV version 0.88 has been released as of 02/26/2006. 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.

DVDDAO version 1.3.1 has been released as of 02/28/2006. It is a tool for writing DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM discs. Use search key dvddao on Hobbes.

GSView version 4.8 has been released as of 02/25/2006. It is a graphical document viewer that uses Ghostscript as the display engine for viewing Acrobat (PDF) documents. Go to http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/; for Ghostscript, go to http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/.

Guiffy, which has been presented at SCOUG general meetings in the past, has been updated to version 7.2 as of 02/20/2006. It is a file compare / merge (diff-like) tool with a GUI implemented in Java. Go to http://www.guiffy.com/.

Internet Application Integration version 1.0.1.0 has been released as of 02/19/2006. This allows you to specify the default Internet applications for web, mail, news, FTP, and IRC. It can also install the Run! package and add registry entries for FT2Lib support. Go to http://7cities.net/~mckinnis/os2/.

z! version 2.8 has been released as of 02/28/2006. It is a text-mode MP3 player that can handle OGG, streaming audio (Shoutcast), and has Normalize support. Go to http://dink.org/files/z_2.8.zip.

    NOTES:
  1. More info is at http://dink.org/z/.
  2. For OGG Vorbis support, a plugin is required; use search key oggvorbis on Hobbes.
  3. A FAQ is available at http://dink.org/z/zmsgbase.html?read=A4E7P6Y7K5.


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