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September 2006


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

The WarpZilla team has released Firefox version 1.5.0.6 as of 08/03/2006. 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 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/1.5.0.6/contrib/; the file name is firefox-1.5.0.6.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 Thunderbird version 2.0 alpha 1 as of 08/07/2006. 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/2.0a1/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-2.0a1.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 an alpha, so if you encounter serious bugs, you may want to stick with Thunderbird 1.5.0.5 (see the August 2006 Download!).
  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.

Seamonkey version 1.0.4 has been released as of 08/02/2006. 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 1.5.0.6 and Thunderbird 1.5.0.5 are. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.0.4/contrib/. There is an installer version (seamonkey-1.0.4.en-US.os2.installer.exe), and a zip file version (seamonkey-1.0.4.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.

Seamonkey version 1.1 alpha has also been released as of 09/01/2006. 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 1.5.0.6 and Thunderbird 1.5.0.5 are. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1a/contrib/. There is an installer version (seamonkey-1.1a.en-US.os2.installer.exe), and a zip file version (seamonkey-1.1a.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. Keep in mind that this is an alpha, so if you encounter serious bugs, you may want to stick with Seamonkey 1.0.4 (see previous item).
  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.

ChatZilla version 0.9.75 has been released as of 07/30/2006. 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/.

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

  1. Apache version 2.2.3 beta 2 has been released as of 08/05/2006. 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.
  2. LyX version 1.4.2 beta 2a has been released as of 08/04/2006. 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.

  3. Tame/2 version 1.04b has been released as of 09/02/2006. This is a GUI front-end for SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy), which now comes as a complete scanning solution, together with SANE 1.0.18 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 need WarpIn to install.
    2. More info is at http://www.os2world.com/goran/tame.htm.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.8.2.4 has been released as of 08/22/2006. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the Web. Go to http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net/.

T&V HappyPlayer version 2.00 beta 9 has been released as of 08/01/2006. 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/.

NesCafe version 0.704 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/.

JAlbum version 6.5.3 has been released as of 08/14/2006. This is a web photo album generator that runs on Java. Go to http://jalbum.net/.

RexxMail has been updated as of 08/25/2006. 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/.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

SciTech SNAP Graphics version 3.1.7 has been released as of 08/03/2006. This is a universal video driver, with support for over 230 graphic chipsets, with extra features like zooming and multi-head. The latest version has updates for Intel, ATI Radeon, and VBE drivers. Go to http://www.scitechsoft.com/ftp/snap/os2/snap-os2-3.1.7.exe. More info is at http://www.scitechsoft.com/products/ent/snap_main.html. The README is at http://www.scitechsoft.com/ftp/snap/os2/readme.txt, the changelog is at http://www.scitechsoft.com/snap2_changes.txt, and the list of supported chipsets is at http://www.scitechsoft.com/chiplist/snap_os2_chiplist.html.

    NOTES:
  1. If you have the following:
    • An account at Mensys
    • eComStation 1.0 or higher
    • A current Software Subscription Services for eComStation subscription
    You can download SciTech SNAP Graphics for eComStation after signing-in at the Mensys website (https://shop.mensys.nl/indexuk.html).
  2. Otherwise, you can purchase SciTech SNAP Graphics at Mensys (http://shop.mensys.nl/catalogue/mns_SNAP.html).

Amouse version 2.70.09 has been released as of 08/20/2006. This scroll mouse driver has USB support, improved Logitech support, a XCenter widget, and more. Go to http://www.nbsoftware.de/sw_ms_en.htm.

DaniS506 version 1.7.6 has been released as of 08/21/2006. It is a replacement for IBM's EIDE driver (IBM1S506), which features: support for many chipsets (including Intel, CIA, SiS, Promise, Cyrix, AMD, Nvidia, NatSemi, ATI, etc.), Serial ATA, PCCard controllers, busmastering, Ultra33-DMA, Ultra ATA-66, Ultra ATA-100, faster PIO due to 32-bit I/O, and more. Use search key danis on Hobbes.

DaniATAPI version 0.3.19 has been released as of 08/21/2006. It is a replacement for IBM's ATAPI drivers (IBMIDECD, IBMATAPI, PCM2ATA.ADD, and OS2PCARD.DMD). It features support for ZIP-250, including full media swapping, and even booting from ZIP. It has faster 32-bit PIO when used with DaniS506 (see previous item), and devices can be used as SCSI, for use with programs like CDRecord. Use search key dania on Hobbes.

USBCFG beta 7A has been released as of 08/03/2006. This application is designed to help configure/re-configure USB drivers and devices. It does not install USB drivers; it helps sort out driver parameters. Use search key usbcfg on Hobbes.


This month's new listings - Applications:

Our treasurer, Steven Levine, who presented FM/2 at the June 2005 SCOUG general meeting, has uploaded FM/2 version 3.04 to Hobbes as of 08/14/2006. It is an open-source GUI file manager program, with lots of extra helper utilities. Use search key fm2-3. NOTE: Source is also available.

IBM has released Java 1.3.1 Service Release 10 as of 08/10/2006. It includes Java Web Start, an XML parser, and a plugin for the IBM Web Browser (and Mozilla/Seamonkey), so that it can use Java. If you are a registered eComStation user, go to http://www.ecomstation.com/; after signing-in, you can download either the runtime environment (approx. 20MB), or the development package (approx. 23MB); both are self- extracting executables.

PhotoRec version 6.4 has been released as of 08/03/2006. It is a data recovery program designed to recover lost pictures from digital camera memory or hard disks. It has been extended to also search for non-audio/video headers. Go to http://www.fbakan.de/photorec-os2.htm.

Video/2 version 0.9.8 beta has been released as of 08/02/2006. This program allows you to keep track of your video cassettes and DVDs. Use search key video0 on Hobbes.

Java Movie Database version 1.3.5 beta 3 has been released as of 08/10/2006. This is a Java based application for searching and getting information about movies and actors, getting the data from the Internet Movie Database (IMDB). Go to http://www.jmdb.de/.

CDLabelMaker has been released as of 08/08/2006. It creates and interactively edits up to two CD labels on an Avery CD label sheet. Use search key cdlabelmaker on Hobbes. NOTE: A pre-requisite is TruSpectra PhotoGraphicsPro; if you don't have it, use search key tspg202s on Hobbes.

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

  1. MySQL version 5.0.24 beta 1 has been released as of 08/10/2006. It is the world's most popular open-source database. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/mysql5.html.
      NOTES:
    1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC061.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip.
    2. An older version (4.1.7) is available at http://www.os2power.com/yuri/mysql2/.

  2. Curl version 7.15.5 has been released as of 08/13/2006. This is a tool for getting files using URL syntax, with SSL support. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/curl.html.
      NOTES:
    1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC061.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip.
    2. More info on Curl is at http://curl.haxx.se/.

  3. DProxy-nexgen has been released as of 08/13/2006. This is a small caching name server (DNS). Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/dproxy.html.
      NOTES:
    1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC061.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip.
    2. More info on DProxy is at http://dproxy.sourceforge.net/.

  4. ncFTP version 3.1.9 has been released as of 08/26/2006. This FTP client supports resuming uploads and downloads, tab completion, and some command-line utilites. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/ncftp.html. NOTE: You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC061.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip.

  5. PHP version 5.1.5 beta 1 has been released as of 08/26/2006. It is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. Modules supported include bz2, curl, dbase, gd, exif, filepro, gd, gettext, mbstring, mysql, mysqli, openssl, pdo_mysql, pdo_sqlite, pgsql, and sqlite. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/php5.html.
      NOTES:
    1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC061.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip.
    2. Some older versions are also available: - Version 4.4.2 (as of 03/19/2006); go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/php4.html - Version 4.3.10 (as of 12/18/2004); go to http://silk.apana.org.au/php/.
    3. More info on PHP is at http://www.php.net/.

DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings, is now at version 8.06 as of 08/19/2006. It is a FDISK, display, analysis, and recovery tool for disks and filesystems. It includes the ability to resize FAT and FAT32 partitions, and has JFS and LVM support. One of its' newer features is a sector editor. Go to http://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/. 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 shareware. Registration is at Mensys (http://shop.mensys.nl/catalogue/mns_DFSee.html).
  3. There is a zip file version, and now a version that can be installed using WarpIN as well.

bootAble version 4.3.4 has been released as of 09/03/2006. This is a script which can be used to create a maintenance partition or bootable CD with enough facilities to fully manage and recover your system. It contains support for LVM, HPFS, JFS, FAT32, UDF, and the CD file system. Go to http://www.xs4all.nl/~hrbaan/bootAble/.

WDSibyl has been updated as of 08/11/2006. 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 default language for this website is German; click on the "Englisch" link in the upper-right-hand-corner for English.

eComStation Maintenance Tool version 2.1.9.3 has been released as of 08/15/2006. As the name implies, it is used to apply maintenance/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.

    NOTE: There are 2 prerequisites:
  1. eComStation Maintenance Tool Utilities (version 2.1.9.3 as of 07/07/2006)
  2. WGet with SSL support (version 1.10.2.0 as of 08/12/2006)

NDPISO version 2.3 has been released as of 08/16/2006. This is a plugin for NetDrive, which allows you to mount ISO (CD-ROM) images. Use search key ndpiso on Hobbes.

The RAR archiver has been updated to version 3.60 as of 08/16/2006. This is a command-line compression utility, with tight general and multimedia compression, recovery record option management of non-RAR archives, RCVT (aRchive ConVersion Tool), and more. Go to http://www.rarlab.com/.

A new experimental version of JRescuer has been released as of 08/24/2006. This is a tool to rescue files from a JFS volume which cannot be mounted. Go to http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/jrescuer/. NOTE: JUne (JFS Unerase) version 2.20 is included.

GetMyIP version 1.0.7 has been released as of 08/26/2006. This program will retrieve your external IP address which may be dynamically assigned by an ISP. Use search key getmyip on Hobbes, or go to http://www.warp-ecs-owl.de/Peter_GetMyIP.html.

WarpIN version 1.0.11 has been released as of 08/31/2006. 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-1-0-11.exe (a self-extracting executable). NOTE: More info on WarpIN is at http://warpin.netlabs.org/.

LCSS (Logical Config.Sys Sort) version 0.07 has been released as of 09/02/2006. 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.

Top version 2.11 has been released. This VIO application monitors CPU usage by process. The process list can be sorted according to various criteria (including CPU percentage, name, threads) and any process from the list can be selected to be killed. Go to http://home.clara.net/orac/os2.htm#top, or use search key top2 on Hobbes.

MediaPlayerConnectivity version 0.6.4 has been released as of 09/01/2006. This extension for Firefox and Seamonkey replaces video streams with a button that allows you to launch external players (such as WarpVision). Go to http://membres.lycos.fr/sethnakht/.

Fireftp version 0.94.3 has been released. It is a FTP client extension for Firefox. Go to http://fireftp.mozdev.org/.


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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.