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January 2007


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

The WarpZilla team has released Firefox version 2.0.0.1 as of 12/24/2006. 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/2.0.0.1/contrib/; the file name is firefox-2.0.0.1.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 to the 2.0 series.
  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 1.5.0.9 as of 12/23/2006. 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/1.5.0.9/contrib/; the file name is firefox-1.5.0.9.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 to the 1.5 series. For newer functionality, see the previous item for the 2.0 series.
  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 Gran Paradiso alpha 1 (code name for Firefox 3.0) as of 01/04/2007. 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/granparadiso/alpha1/contrib/; the file name is granparadiso-alpha1.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. As this is an alpha release, it is not intended for production use, unless you intend to do testing and report or fix bugs. See the previous 2 items for the 2.0 and 1.5 series stable versions.
  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.

Seamonkey version 1.0.7 has been released as of 12/21/2006. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued last year. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.0.7/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.0.7.en-US.os2.installer.exe (self-extracting installer), or seamonkey-1.0.7.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.

DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings, is now at version 8.09 as of 12/22/2006. 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.

WarpIN version 1.0.14 has been released as of 12/07/2006. 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.

ATShell version 0.5 has been released as of 12/09/2006. 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.

RexxMail has been updated as of 12/24/2006. 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/.

Java Image Browser Sorter version 1.8.1 has been released as of 12/16/2006. This program requires Java 1.4. Go to http://img-browse-sort.sourceforge.net/.

SmartSVN version 2.1.2 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/.

PDFMergeNX version 2.0 beta 2 has been released as of 12/29/2006. 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.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

A driver for the Realtek RTL8169 network chipset is now at version 1.12 as of 12/13/2006. Go to http://www.os2warp.be/index2.php?name=gomindis#4.

A driver for the Sundance ST201 network chipset, version 1.00 has been released as of 12/26/2006. Go to http://www.os2warp.be/index2.php?name=gomindis#21.


This month's new listings - Applications:

The WarpZilla team has released Thunderbird version 1.5.0.9 as of 12/23/2006. This has been demoed by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings. It is a stand-alone mail/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/news client. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/1.5.0.9/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-1.5.0.9.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.

The WarpZilla team has also released Thunderbird version 2.0 beta 1 as of 01/04/2007. This has been demoed by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings. It is a stand-alone mail/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/news client. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/2.0b1/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-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. Since this is a beta, you may want to stick with version 1.5.0.9 as the most recent stable version (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 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.

MBXTools has been released as of 11/29/2006. It is a set of REXX tools to migrate Eudora MBX files for use with Seamonkey/Thunderbird. Use search key mbxtools on Hobbes.

Maul Publisher version 3.09 has been released as of 12/07/2006. 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/.
NOTE: There is a language translation tookit, so that anyone interested can provide translations for their native languages; for that, use search key maulettk on Hobbes.

XWorkplace version 1.0.6 has been released as of 12/08/2006. 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/.

    NOTES:
  1. You need WarpIN to install.
  2. There are a number of widgets for XCenter, available at http://www.xcenter.os2usr.org/.

JFtp version 1.49 has been released as of 12/10/2006. This is a graphical Java network and file transfer client, with features such as recursive directory up/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/.

PMView, the indispensable graphics viewer, is now at version 3.30 as of 12/15/2006. Version 3.x has several new features, including EXIF support, scripted batch conversions, lossless JPEG rotation, flyover image info, and a number of bug fixes. Registered users can get their updates by following the download instructions received with their original purchase. Go to http://www.pmview.com/; the list of changes is at http://www.pmview.com/os2new.html.

Open Watcom, which was featured at two SCOUG general meetings in 2002, is now at version 1.6 as of 12/15/2006. This is an open-source release of the Watcom C, C++, and FORTRAN 77 compilers, and includes an OS/2 installer. Harry Motin carefully took us through download and installation issues in March 2002; read it at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2002/scoug204.watcom.html. Michal Necasek, our June 2002 co-presenter, has an article describing how to set up Open Watcom at http://pages.prodigy.net/michaln/os2/Watcom11c.html. Go to http://www.openwatcom.org/. The list of changes is at http://www.openwatcom.org/index.php/C_Compilers_Release_Changes.

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

  1. Scribus version 1.3.3.6 beta 2 has been released as of 12/23/2006. This page layout program supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management, and versatile PDF creation. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/scribus.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.

  2. Paul has made available as of 01/05/2007 his GCC build environment for building applications on OS/2. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/buildenv.html.

  3. A preview of ISC DHCP version 3.05 is now available. Included are a DHCP server, a DHCP client, and a DHCP relay agent. Go to http://download.smedley.info/dhcp-3.0.5-os2-preview1.zip.

OpenVPN has been ported to OS/2 as of 12/17/2006. This is a full-featured SSL VPN solution which can accomodate a wide range of configurations, including remote access, site-to-site VPNs, WiFi security, and enterprise-scale remote access solutions with load balancing, failover, and fine-grained access controls. Use search key openvpn on Hobbes.

T&V HappyPlayer version 2.00 beta 10 has been released as of 12/14/2006. 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/.

JRescuer and JUne (JFS Unerase) have been updated as of 12/13/2006. JRescuer is a tool to rescue files from a JFS volume which cannot be mounted. Go to http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/jrescuer/.

Jeti/2 version 0.7.6.1 has been updated as of 12/13/2006. 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.

IBM Alphaworks has released version 1.3.0 of a MPEG-4 player and content creator development kit which works with Java 1.3.1, as of 12/11/2006. Reportedly, it plays MPEG-4 video (samples included) just fine on a PII-300MHz machine. Go to http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/tk4mpeg4.

UpdCD version 2.59 has been released as of 12/18/2006. 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.

LCSS (Logical Config.Sys Sort) version 0.08 has been released as of 12/20/2006. 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 still a beta version, so make a copy of your CONFIG.SYS and read the README file before trying it out.

ClipView version 3.2 has been released as of 12/20/2006. This is a set of tools to provide and work with multiple clipboards, including ClipPrint, PipeClip, ClipPipe, and more. Go to http://www.deezee.org/ClipView.html.

TrafficVisor III version 0.101 beta has been released as of 12/19/2006. This is a program to collect and analyze TCP/IP traffic. Go to ftp://idenis.snc.ru/users/GreenPoison/tv3/.

JExpress Professional version 7.0.3 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/.

Python, which was demoed by Sheridan George at the Dec. 2001 SCOUG general meeting, is now at version 2.4.4 as of 01/01/2007. It is a scripting language that comes from the Unix world. Go to http://members.pcug.org.au/~andymac/python-2.4/. Sheridan's comparison of Python vs. REXX is at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2001/scoug012.rexx_python.html.

    NOTES:
  1. You can also use search key python on Hobbes.
  2. Source is also available.
  3. 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).

Borg version 1.6 beta has been released as of 12/27/2006. This is a Java calendar app, with RDBMS support, a simple address book, and task categories. Go to http://borg-calendar.sourceforge.net/.

WSiever version 2.32 has been released as of 12/20/2006. This is a web update checker. Go to http://www.vector.co.jp/soft/dl/os2/net/se281918.html.
NOTE: This website is in Japanese, but the program itself is in English.


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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.