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December 2006


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

The WarpZilla team has released Firefox version 1.5.0.8 as of 11/09/2006. 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/1.5.0.8/contrib/; the file name is firefox-1.5.0.8.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. For version 2.0, please see the Nov. 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 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.

From this month's "Paul Smedley has been busy file," MySQL version 5.0.27 beta 1 has been released as of 11/05/2006. 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/.

RexxMail has been updated as of 11/19/2006. 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/.

MediaPlayerConnectivity version 0.8.3 has been released as of 11/25/2006. 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/.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.9.1.1 has been released as of 11/18/2006. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the Web. Go to http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net/.

Java Image Browser Sorter version 1.7.0 has been released as of 11/26/2006. This program requires Java 1.4. Go to http://img-browse-sort.sourceforge.net/.

WDSibyl has been updated as of 11/14/2006. 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 is German; click on the word "Englisch" in the upper right-hand corner for English.

PrefBar version 3.3.4 has been released as of 11/30/2006. It allows you to configure several Mozilla settings on the fly, and incorporates the features of UABar. Go to http://prefbar.mozdev.org/.

PDFMergeNX version 2.0 beta 1 has been released as of 11/20/2006. 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/, or use search key pdfmergenx on Hobbes.

DVDBurn version 0.9.5.6 has been released as of 11/25/2006. 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 0.9.5.6 has been released as of 11/25/2006. 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.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

GenMAC Wrapper version 2.00 for wireless adapters has been released as of 11/16/2006. This wrapper allows the use of Win32 network adapter drivers, for Atheros, Broadcom, Intel, Marvell, nForce, and other chipsets. Go to http://genmac.netlabs.org/.

NOTE: GenMAC version 2.0 release 3 was released some time ago (01/27/2004). It is a generalized driver for network cards, which properly supports Resource Manager and APM. It currently supports the following cards: SIS 900, nForce2 MCP-T, nForce MCP-T, NS-DP83820 Gigabit, and 3Com 3C90xC (including the Mini-PCI versions). Go to http://www.os2warp.be/index2.php?name=genmac.


This month's new listings - Applications:

Seamonkey version 1.0.6 has been released as of 11/10/2006. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued last year. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.0.6/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.0.6.en-US.os2.installer.exe (self-extracting installer), or seamonkey-1.0.6.en-US.os2.zip (zip file version). 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 version and does not have any new functionality added.
  3. If you are installing the zip file version, you must unzip the 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 Seamonkey 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 Seamonkey are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

Seamonkey version 1.1 beta has also been released as of 11/10/2006. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued last year. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1b/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.1b.en-US.os2.installer.exe (self-extracting installer), or seamonkey-1.1b.en-US.os2.zip (zip file version). 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. Since this is a beta, you may want to stick with version 1.0.6 as the most recent stable version (see previous item).
  3. If you are installing the zip file version, you must unzip the 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 Seamonkey 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 Seamonkey are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

Samba version 3.0.9 alpha 10 has been released as of 11/05/2006; 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/.

NOTE: Also available is version 3.0.9 beta 14 of a client plugin for the NetDrive filesystem, which supports 64-bit file I/O with NDFS 3.0 or higher. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/samba/.

LAME version 3.97 has been released as of 11/05/2006. It is a MP3 encoder, and includes a graphical frame analyzer. Use search key lame on Hobbes.

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

  1. PHP version 5.2.0 beta 1 has been released as of 11/05/2006. 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/.

  2. Stunnel version 4.19 has been released as of 11/21/2006. 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 11/21/2006. 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. Subversion version 1.4.2 beta 1 has been released as of 11/21/2006. 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. An older version (1.2.3) is available at http://silk.apana.org.au/subversion/.
  5. Curl version 7.16.0 has been released as of 11/21/2006. 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/.

  6. Gzip version 1.3.6 has been released as of 11/26/2006. It works with long filenames, unlike some earlier ports. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/others.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.

Java Movie Database version 1.3.5 beta 4 has been released as of 11/17/2006. 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/.

Wireless LAN Monitor version 3.00 has been released as of 11/15/2006. It is available as a XCenter widget as well as a stand-alone program, and features connection monitoring, multiple connection profiles, generation of WEP keys, and more. Go to http://wlan.netlabs.org/, or use search key xwlan on Hobbes.

ChatZilla version 0.9.77 has been released as of 11/23/2006. 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/.

MultiZilla version 1.8.3.0a has been released as of 11/10/2006. This is an extension that adds more features to the tabbed interface in Seamonkey. Go to http://multizilla.mozdev.org/.

DVDDAO version 1.3.5 has been released as of 11/06/2006. This is a tool for writing DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM discs. Use search key dvddao on Hobbes.

NesCafe version 0.705 has been released some time ago (Sept. 2006). This is a Java Nintendo Entertainment System emulator, which includes the source code under the GPL. Go to http://www.daviddn.com/nescafe/.

A new "all-in-one" AMPOS2 package (Apache 2.2.3, MySQL 5.0.27, & PHP 5.1.5) was released as of 11/17/2006. It was recently presented at Warpstock Europe 2006. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/ampos2/ampos2-a22-20061117.wpi.

    NOTES:
  1. More info is at http://www.ampos2.de/ or www.amp4ecs.de.
  2. You need WarpIN to install.

Speaking of WarpIN, it is now at version 1.0.13 as of 11/20/2006. It is an open-source PM installer/uninstaller, that can also install quietly through environmental variables. It also offers self-installing executables. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/warpin/. NOTE: You can also use search key warpin- on Hobbes.

FotoGet/2 version 1.0.11 has been released as of 11/20/2006. This is a utility to ease the transfer of pictures from a digital camera to your hard drive. Use search key fotoget on Hobbes.

FSJ version 1.0 has been released as of 11/19/2006. This is a utility to split and join files larger than 2GB using high memory objects when available. Use search key fsj on Hobbes.

DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings, is now at version 8.08 as of 11/11/2006. 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.

ATShell version 0.4.1 has been released as of 11/27/2006. This is a RUNWORKPLACE (OS/2 desktop) replacement, which allows an arbitrary program to be used as the "desktop", including the Workplace Shell (PMSHELL), but also a web browser or some custom application. The desktop program can be stopped and restarted without re-booting the system. It is licensed under the GPL, with full source code available. Go to http://www.cs-club.org/~alex/programming/os2/#atshell, or use search key atshell on Hobbes.

Privoxy (formerly known as JunkBuster) is now at version 3.0.6 as of 11/20/2006. 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/.

Internet Application Integration version 1.0.4.0 has been released as of 12/01/2006. This allows you to specify the default Internet applications for Web, mail, news, FTP, and IRC. It can also install Rich Walsh's Run! package and add registry entries for FT2Lib support. Go to http://7cities.net/~mckinnis/os2/.

SmartSVN version 2.1 has been released. This is a Java Subversion GUI client, with features like built-in file compare/merge, Change Report or Tag and Branch handling, and more. It requires Java 1.4.1 or higher. Go to http://www.syntevo.com/smartsvn/.

JSVN version 0.8 has been released. This is a Java Swing client to access and manipulate a Subversion repository. Go to http://jsvn.alternatecomputing.com/.

Web/2 has been updated as of 11/28/2006. This is an easy-to-configure webserver for OS/2 with features such as SSI, virtual domains, and more. Go to http://dink.org/files/web2_nov-28-2006.zip; more info is at http://dink.org/web2/.

CommuniGate Pro version 5.1.3 has been released as of 11/26/2006. This is an Internet messaging server with email, calendaring, instant messaging, and application sharing. Go to ftp://ftp.stalker.com/pub/CommuniGatePro/5.1/CGatePro-OS2-Intel-513.zip; more info is at http://www.stalker.com/CommuniGatePro/default.html.


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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.