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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

The WarpZilla team has released Firefox version 1.5.0.5 as of 07/26/2006. 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 announcement 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/1.5.0.5/contrib/; the file name is firefox-1.5.0.5.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- extracting 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.

The WarpZilla team has also released Firefox version 2.0 beta 1 as of 07/13/2006. Firefox 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 announcement 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/2.0b1/contrib/; the file name is firefox-2.0b1.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. Keep in mind that this is a beta, so if you encounter serious bugs, you may want to stick with Firefox 1.5.0.5 (see previous item).
  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- extracting executable). The EMX runtime is no longer required if you don't have it already 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.

The WarpZilla team has also released Thunderbird version 1.5.0.5 as of 07/31/2006. 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. An announcement 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 Thunderbird is now the Foundation's official mail and newsgroup client. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/1.5.0.5/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-1.5.0.5.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- extracting 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. 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 Thunderbird are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

From this month's "Paul Smedley has been busy" file:
Tame/2 version 1.04 has been released as of 07/08/2006. This is a GUI front-end for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy), which now comes as a complete scanning solution, together with SANE 1.0.17 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.

NesCafe version 0.703 has been released. This is a Java Nintendo Entertainment System emulator, which includes the source code under the GPL. Go to http://www.davieboy.net/nescafe/.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

Broadcom drivers for the BCM57xx chipset network cards have been updated to version 9.07 as of 06/26/2006. Go to http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/downloaddrivers.php.

The IrDA (infrared) physical driver is now at version 0.20 as of 07/22/2006. Changes include added support to USB IrDA MA-620, Tekram IR-Mate 210B, Toshiba OBOE chipset, and also supports UART in IR mode. Use search key gne0 on Hobbes.


This month's new listings - Applications:

Seamonkey version 1.0.3 has been released as of 07/26/2006. 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 1.5.0.5 and Thunderbird 1.5.0.5 are. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.0.3/contrib/. There is an installer version (seamonkey-1.0.3.en-US.os2.installer.exe), and a zip file version (seamonkey-1.0.3.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. One helpful tip he has deals with anti-aliased fonts.
  2. This is primarily a bug-fix release and does not have any new functionality added.
  3. Another site that has documentation of plugin support on OS/2 is at http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/OS2.html. This is also maintained by Steve Wendt.
  4. If you are installing the zip file version, you must unzip the zip file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  5. This version requires the GCC runtime; download that at http://download.innotek.de/gccos2/runtime/libc-0.5.1.exe (a self- extracting 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.
  6. This version requires an updated version of IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support; go to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=196271.
  7. Tony's notes on installing and running Mozilla (Seamonkey) are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

From this month's "Paul Smedley has been busy" file:

  1. Squid version 2.6s1 beta 1 has been released as of 07/05/2006. It offers high-performance proxy caching for Web clients supporting FTP, Gopher, and HTTP requests. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/squid.html. NOTE: Another port of version 2.5s14 is available at Hobbes with search key squid.

  2. Rsync version 2.6.8 has been released as of 07/01/2006. This is a useful utility for syncing files between machines. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/rsync.html.

  3. PostgreSQL version 8.1.4 beta 2 has been released as of 07/16/2006. It is a SQL database; go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/postgres.html. NOTE: Version 8.0 is available at Hobbes with search key postgre.

  4. Stunnel version 4.15 has been released as of 07/16/2006. This is a program that allows you to encrypt arbitrary TCP connections inside SSL (Secure Sockets Layer); you can secure non-SSL-aware daemons and protocols (such as POP, IMAP, LDAP, etc). Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/stunnel.html. NOTE: Version 4.05 is available at Hobbes with search key stunnel.

  5. Varsha has been updated as of 07/16/2006. It is a GUI-based DVD authoring tool that requires Java 1.4. It can create DVD menus incorporating a backdrop of still pictures, as well as moving video backgrounds. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/others.html.

  6. RRD Tool version 1.2.13 has been released as of 07/14/2006. This is the Round Robin Database, which is a system to store and display time-series data (i.e. network bandwith, machine-room temperature, and server load average). Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/rrdtool.html.

  7. Apache version 2.2.3 beta 1 has been released as of 07/29/2006. It is the premier web server of the Internet; newer versions use multi- threading and offer big performance improvements. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/apache2.html.

  8. LyX version 1.4.2 has been released as of 07/28/2006. It is an open- source WYSIWYM (what you see is what you mean) GUI document processor. Unlike standard word processors, LyX encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents, not their appearance. LyX lets you concentrate on writing, leaving details of visual layout to the software. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/lyx.html.

SCSIMon version 0.0.2 has been released as of 07/18/2006. It is a tool for monitoring SCSI HDD temperature, error counters, and logs. Use search key scsimon on Hobbes.

GPhoto2 version 2.2.0 has been released as of 07/10/2006. This is the GNU digital camera application, which supports numerous cameras. Go to http://froloff.homeip.net/.

CDDVDrtools version 1.7csd1 has been released as of 07/05/2006. This is based on CDRecord with the OSSDVD patch. It doesn't require ASPIROUT.SYS, and USB CD/DVD devices are supported. It now includes a custom OS2CDROM.DMD with support for a new CD/DVD transport. Go to http://froloff.homeip.net/.

JAlbum version 6.5.1 has been released as of 07/17/2006. This is a web photo album generator that runs on Java. Go to http://jalbum.net/.

jEdit version 4.3 pre5 has been released as of 07/06/2006. It is an open-source text and source code editor with many features, distributed under the GPL. It needs a Java runtime and Swing to run. Go to http://jedit.sourceforge.net/.

PM123 version 1.32 beta 1 has been released as of 07/06/2006. 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 http://glass.os2.spb.ru/software/english/pm123.html; for the skins, go to http://sektori.com/pm123/skins.php.

z! test 3 has been released (or updated) as of 06/28/2006. This is a text-mode MP3 player, that can also handle OGG, streaming audio (Shoutcast), and has Normalize support. Go to http://dink.org/z/zmsgbase.html?read=T6J2M3F0T3; more info is at http://dink.org/z/.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.8.2 has been released as of 06/30/2006. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the Web. Go to http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net/.

ChatZilla version 0.9.74 has been released as of 06/25/2006. This is the IRC client that comes with the Mozilla suite. It now supports SSL and full Unicode nicknames. Go to http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/chatzilla/.

T&V HappyPlayer version 2.00 beta 8 has been released as of 06/21/2006. This is a PM application that operates TV cards built on the Brooktree BT848 chip, including some ATI and nVidia cards. Go to http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/happyplayer/.

ClamAV version 0.88.3 has been released as of 07/13/2006. 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.

p7zip version 4.42 has been released as of 06/29/2006. This is an archiving utility with better compression ratios than many other archivers. Go to ftp://weird.da.ru/moveton/.

CVS (Concurrent Versioning System) version 1.12.13 has been released as of 07/19/2006. It is an open-source version control and collaboration system. Use search key cvs1 on Hobbes. NOTE: The EMX runtime is required; if you are not running eComStation 1.1 or greater (where it is installed by default), use search key emxrt on Hobbes. For help with installation, see the June 2002 Mr. Know-It-All (http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2002/scoug206.mrkia.html).

TCPCONFIG has been updated as of 07/24/2006. It is a replacement of IBM's TCPCFG2.CMD (a Java-based version of the TCP/IP configuration program). A new graphical client for mounting / un-mounting NFS drives is available. Use search key tcpconfig on Hobbes.

Lotus has released a SmartSuite patch (os206in2) as of 07/19/2006. It fixes some WordPro issues. Go to ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/lotus/fixes/SmartSuite/.

Cable version 1.0 has been released as of 07/18/2006. This is a small tool to allow automatic startup of XWLan when the network cable is not connected to your computer. Use search key cable on Hobbes. NOTE: It only works if you are using the GenMac driver for your network card.

Brutus version 1.0 beta 3 has been released as of 07/28/2006. This is a Java 1.4 program to organize and catalog collections of albums (recordings), books, movies, and software, such as LP's, CD's, DVD's, MPG files, or anything else. Go to http://www/casaerwin.com/Brutus.html.

XWorkplace version 1.0.5 has been released as of 07/30/2006. This was part of Gary Granat's series on "Seeking Ways to Get Rid of System Bloat". Features include: virtual desktops using xPager (formerly PageMage), a replacement for WarpCenter (XCenter), a trash can, most of the NPSWPS and WarpEnhancer features, object hotkeys, lots of new settings pages, and all the features of XFolder version 0.85. Use search key xwp- on Hobbes, or go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/xworkplace/. NOTE: You need WarpIN to install.

Maul Publisher version 3.07 has been released as of 07/30/2006. 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.

JExpress Professional version 7.0.1 has been released. It allows you to create Java-based multi-lingual installers and auto-updaters. An easy-to-use Swing interface allows you to 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/.

RexxMail has been updated as of 07/24/2006. It is an object-oriented WPS e-mail client with built-in POP3 and SMTP services, written in REXX. Go to http://www.degeus.com/rexxmail/.


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Copyright 2006 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.