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October 2006


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

The WarpZilla team has released Firefox version 1.5.0.7 as of 09/15/2006. 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/1.5.0.7/contrib/; the file name is firefox-1.5.0.7.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 RC1 as of 09/28/2006. 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/2.0rc1/contrib/; the file name is firefox-2.0rc1.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 release candidate, so if you encounter serious bugs, you may want to stick with Firefox 1.5.0.7 (see the 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 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 1.5.0.7 as of 09/18/2006. 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/1.5.0.7/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-1.5.0.7.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.

Seamonkey version 1.0.5 has been released as of 09/14/2006. 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 1.5.0.7 and Thunderbird 1.5.0.7 are. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.0.5/contrib/. There is an installer version (seamonkey-1.0.5.en-US.os2.installer.exe), and a zip file version (seamonkey-1.0.5.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. 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.

DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings, is now at version 8.07 as of 09/18/2006. 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 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. DFSee is shareware. Registration is at Mensys (http://shop.mensys.nl/catalogue/mns_DFSee.html).
  2. There is a zip file version, and now a version that can be installed using WarpIN as well.

WarpIN version 1.0.12 has been released as of 09/07/2006. 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-1-0-12.exe (a self-extracting executable).
NOTE: More info on WarpIN is at http://warpin.netlabs.org/.

RexxMail has been updated as of 09/06/2006. 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/.

bootAble version 4.3.5 has been released as of 09/09/2006. 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/.

From this month's "Paul Smedley has been busy file": Apache version 2.2.3 beta 3 has been released as of 09/13/2006. 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.

    NOTES:
  1. Version 2.0.59 is available at http://apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/os2/.
  2. More info on Apache is at http://silk.apana.org.au/apache/apache_v2.shtml.

MediaPlayerConnectivity version 0.7.4.1 has been released as of 09/29/2006. 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://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/446/.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.9.0.1 has been released as of 10/01/2006. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the Web. Go to http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net/.

JAlbum version 6.5.4 has been released as of 09/15/2006. This is a web photo album generator that runs on Java. Go to http://jalbum.net/.

SciTech SNAP Graphics version 3.1.8 has been released as of 09/26/2006. 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 ATI Radeon drivers. Go to: http://www.scitechsoft.com/ftp/snap/os2/snap-os2-3.1.8.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).

DaniS506 version 1.7.7 has been released as of 09/04/2006. 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.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

Matrox has released some time ago (06/06/2006) version 1.10 of their video card BIOS updates for the Parhelia chipsets, as well as version 2.58.002 for the G200, G400, G450, and G550 video cards. Go to http://www.matrox.com/mga/support/drivers/bios/home2.cfm.
NOTE: Also available is version 3.51 of BIOS updates for the older cards, which puts the G100 AGP at 1.6, G100 PCI at 1.2, Millenium II PCI at 1.5, Millenium II AGP at 1.4, Mystique at 1.8, and Millenium at 3.0.


This month's new listings - Applications:

It turns out that Innotek quietly released (but never announced on their website) the OS/2 Kit for Java version 1.4.2_09, which is an Odin wrapper for Sun Microsystems' Windows JVM. It is free for personal use; enterprise customers can license it in order to get defect support. It includes browser plugin support for Mozilla, but you need to copy the files manually. For the runtime, go to http://download.innotek.de/javaos2/142_09/install.exe; for the developer kit, go to http://download.innotek.de/javaos2/142_09/install_sdk.exe.

QuietPC has been released as of 09/06/2006. It is an experimental package for controlling PC cooling fans. Use search key quietpc on Hobbes.
NOTE: Source code is included for both OS/2 and the Linux 2.6 kernel.

VICE/2 version 1.20 has been released as of 09/07/2006. It is the VersatIle Commodore Emulator for OS/2. It uses DIVE and DART, and supports fullscreen mode. Use search key vice2 on Hobbes, or go to http://www.viceteam.org/.

Samba version 3.0.9 alpha 9 has been released as of 09/10/2006; both client and server are included. Samba allows you to mount SMB or CIFS shares on OS/2 without the need for NetBIOS (IBM LAN Manager or IBM Peer). Samba is freely available under the GNU General Public License; you can download the full OS/2 source code from NetLabs CVS. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/samba/.
More info on Samba is at http://samba.netlabs.org/.

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

  1. Squid version 2.6s3 beta 1 has been released as of 09/07/2006. 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. Stunnel version 4.17 has been released as of 09/13/2006. It allows you to encrypt arbitrary TCP connections inside SSL (Secure Sockets Layer); you can secure non-SSL-aware daemons and protocols (like POP, IMAP, LDAP, etc.) Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/stunnel.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 (4.05) is available at Hobbes with search key stunnel.
    3. More info on Stunnel is at http://stunnel.mirt.net/.

  3. FFMpeg and FFPlay version 0.49pre have been updated as of 09/14/2006. This is a complete (command-line driven) solution to record, convert, and stream audio and video, and a video player that uses the ffmpeg and SDL libraries, respectively. WarpVision uses this library. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/ffmpeg.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.

  4. MySQL version 5.0.24 beta 2 has been released as of 09/14/2006. It is the world's most widely used open-source database. The OS/2 port features named pipes, data replication, databases >2GB, and more. 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. Our treasurer, Steven Levine, helped update the mysql_install_db script.
    3. Version 4.1.7 is also available at http://www.os2power.com/yuri/mysql2/.

  5. Subversion version 1.4.0 beta 1 has been released as of 09/14/2006. It is a version control package, intended to replace CVS. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/subversion.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. Version 1.2.3 is also available at http://silk.apana.org.au/subversion/.

Borg version 1.5.2 beta fix 1 has been released as of 09/06/2006. This is a Java calendar app, with RDBMS support, a simple address book, and task categories. Go to http://borg-calendar.sourceforge.net/.

ZeroToaster::HTTPD version 1.63 has been released as of 09/05/2006. This is a small webserver written in Java, featuring multihosting, CGI, LRWP, PHP, SSI, AUTH, and SERVLETS. Use search key zt_htt on Hobbes.

WSiever version 2.31 has been released as of 09/11/2006. This is a web update checker. Go to http://www.vector.co.jp/soft/dl/os2/net/se281918.html; although the web pages are in Japanese, the program itself is in English.

Cameraderie version 1.0 has been released as of 09/13/2006. This is a GUI downloader and organizer for PTP digital cameras, such as those from Canon and Kodak. Use search key camera on Hobbes.
NOTE: Source code is also available.

PTPro version 1.1 has been released as of 09/18/2006. It is a command-line app to retrieve photos, thumbnails, and info from your PTP-based USB digital camera. Rename and re-number files as you save them, get info about your camera, and more. Use search key ptpro1 on Hobbes.
NOTE: Source is also available.

ClamAV version 0.88.4 has been released as of 09/16/2006. 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.

UpdCD version 2.58 has been released as of 09/20/2006. 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://www.updcd.tk/.
NOTE: This is a fix release which should be installed on top of an existing UpdCD 2.5x installation.

Privoxy (formerly known as JunkBuster) is now at version 3.0.5 beta as of 09/23/2006. This is a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy, filtering web page content, managing cookies, controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other obnoxious Internet junk. Go to http://www.privoxy.org/.

DVDBurn version 0.9.5.3 has been released as of 09/24/2006. 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 0.9.5.3 has been released as of 09/24/2006. 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.

PM VNC Viewer version 1.02 has been released as of 09/23/2006. This is a VNC (Virtual Network Computing) client; it allows remote control of any VNC server, whether they be Unix, Win32, Mac, or OS/2 systems. Use search key pmvnc on Hobbes.

Jeti/2 version 0.7.5.7 has been released as of 09/20/2006. 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.

jPixDb version 4.1 has been released. This is a Java 1.4 program for organizing, viewing, and printing picture albums. Go to http://www.bluemontsw.com/.

PM Downloader version 0.9.7 has been released as of 09/07/2006. 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.

DCRaw version 8.39 has been released as of 09/25/2006. It is a digital camera RAW file conversion utility. Use search key dcraw on Hobbes.

PDFMergeNX version 1.9 alpha 8 has been released as of 09/26/2006. This is an application for manipulating PDF and PostScript files; it provides a graphical interface on top of GhostScript, XPDF, and ePDF. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/pdfmergenx/.

Psi/2 version 0.10.1 has been released as of 09/26/2006. This is a multi-platform Jabber instant messenger client using Qt3. Go to http://svn.netlabs.org/qtapps/wiki/Psi.

JExpress Professional version 7.0.2 has been released. It allows you to create Java-based multilingual 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/.

Guiffy, which has been presented at SCOUG general meetings in the past, is now at version 7.4 as of 09/25/2006. It is a file compare / merge (diff-like) tool with a GUI implemented in Java. Go to http://www.guiffy.com/.

Moneydance 2006 r5 has been released as of 09/20/2006. It is a personal finance manager written completely in Java. It includes transaction auto-completion, graphing, reporting, a reconciliation tool, running cleared vs. uncleared balances, transaction sorting, double-entry, multiple currencies, multiple accounts, and much more. Go to http://moneydance.com/.


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