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March 2007


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings, is now at version 8.12 as of 03/05/2007. 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. 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.

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

  1. MPlayer and MEncoder have been updated as of 02/01/2007. MPlayer is a movie player, utilizing the FFMPEG library (like WarpVision), and MEncoder is a simple movie encoder. Most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, and more are supported, as well as DVD playback. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/mplayer.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. PHP version 5.2.1 has been released as of 02/10/2007. 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.

WPIView version 1.00 has been released as of 03/02/2007. This is a utility to view, install, and extract WarpIN packages. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/wpiview/, or use search key wpiview on Hobbes.

newLISP version 9.1 has been released as of 02/15/2007. This is a LISP-like scripting language for CGI programming, system administration, text processing, etc. Go to http://newlisp.nodep.nl/newlisp2.html, or use search key newlisp on Hobbes.

Personal Cards Manager has been updated as of 02/06/2007. This enables you to store personal data about your friends, colleagues, and customers in objects on the desktop, offering your contacts in mail and applications. Go to http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/wpperson/.

SmartSVN version 2.1.4 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/.

DOSBox version 0.7 has been released as of 03/02/2007. This is a DOS DOS emulator that uses SDL; it emulates XMS, EMS, CGA, EGA, VGA, VESA, SoundBlaster, Gravis Ultra Sound, and more, for excellent compatibility with older games. Go to http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/; more info is at http://wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/DOSBox_Port.

TrafficVisor III beta has been updated as of 02/24/2007. This is a program to collect and analyze TCP/IP traffic. Go to ftp://idenis.snc.ru/users/GreenPoison/tv3/.

Java Image Browser Sorter version 1.8.4 has been released as of 03/04/2007. This program requires Java 1.4. Go to http://img-browse-sort.sourceforge.net/.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.10.2 has been released as of 03/02/2007. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the Web. Go to http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php.

DaniS506 version 1.7.10 has been released as of 02/20/2007. It is a replacement for IBM's EIDE driver (IBM1S506), which features: support for many chipsets (including Intel, VIA, SiS, CMD, Promise, Cyrix, AMD, ServerWorks, NVidia, ATI, Broadcom, and others), SerialATA, PCCard controllers, busmastering, Ultra33-DMA, Ultra ATA-66, Ultra ATA-100, disk capacities up to 2TB, faster PIO due to 32-bit I/O, and much more. Use search key danis on Hobbes.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

Broadcom network interface card drivers for the BCM57xx chipsets have been updated to version 10.03 as of 02/01/2007. Go to http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/driver-sla.php?driver=570x-OS2NDIS2.

The Network Interface Card Pak (NICPak) was updated some time ago (10/02/2006). This is a collection of various NIC drivers, and a tool for detecting and installing them. Go to http://www.os2warp.be/index2.php?name=nicpak.


This month's new listings - Applications:

The WarpZilla team has released Firefox version 2.0.0.2 as of 02/28/2007. 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 in 2005 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/2.0.0.2/contrib/; the file name is firefox-2.0.0.2.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 1.5.0.10 as of 03/01/2007. 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 in 2005 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/1.5.0.10/contrib/; the file name is firefox-1.5.0.10.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. Version 2.0.0.2 (see previous item) has some new features not available in the 1.5 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 2 (code name for Firefox 3.0) as of 02/16/2007. 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 in 2005 said that there will not be any more versions of Mozilla (as produced by the Mozilla Foundation) past the 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/alpha2/contrib/; the file name is firefox-3.0a2.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 items for versions 2.0.0.2 and 1.5.0.10.
  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.

Maul Publisher version 3.10 has been released as of 01/31/2007. It is billed as "the world's first professional desktop publisher for OS/2 Warp". 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/, or use search key maule on Hobbes.
NOTE: 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.

K Movie Player version 0.2.1 has been released as of 03/03/2007. This is a movie player based on FFPlay, without SDL dependencies and support for WarpOverlay. Use search key kmp on Hobbes.

JAlbum version 7.0.3 has been released as of 02/06/2007. This is a web photo album generator that runs on Java. Go to http://jalbum.net/.

JRescuer & JUne (JFS Unerase) have been updated as of 02/08/2007. JRescuer is a tool to rescue files from a JFS volume which cannot be mounted. Go to http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/jrescuer/.

NesCafe version 0.706 has been released. This is a Java Nintendo Entertainment System emulator, which includes the source code under the GPL. Go to http://www.daviddn.com/nescafe/.

Which version 2.1.5 has been released as of 02/11/2007. This is a clone of the Unix "locate" command, allowing you to locate files. Use search key which- on Hobbes.

An OS/2 port of InfoZip's Zip, version 2.32, has been released as of 02/11/2007. It is a compressor/archiver utility that is compatible with PKZIP. Use search key zip2 on Hobbes.

    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. UnZip version 5.52 is also available at Hobbes with search key unz5.

An OS/2 daytime client has been released as of 02/10/2007. This program synchronizes the date/time of your PC with the NIST (National Institute of Standards & Technology) atomic clock. Go to http://www.idkcomp.com/daytime.html.

Cameraderie version 1.2 has been released as of 02/16/2007. 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.

PM123 version 1.40 alpha 2 has been released as of 02/19/2007. 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. Use search key pm123 on Hobbes, or go to http://www.maazl.de/project/pm123/index.html#pm123_1.40.
NOTE: Version 1.32 beta 1 is available at ftp://ftp.ptv.ru/pub/glass/pm123/; source and skins are also available. Keep in mind that version 1.40 is in alpha status, so you may want to stick with version 1.32 beta 1, or version 1.21 (available at http://www.step.polymtl.ca/~guardia/pm123.php), if version 1.40 alpha 2 causes you problems.

PhotoRec version 6.6 has been released as of 02/17/2007. It is a file data recovery application designed to recover lost pictures from digital camera memory or hard disks. Go to http://www.fbakan.de/photorec-os2.htm.

z! version 2.8.t3 has been released as of 02/12/2007. 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/.

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

  1. Perl version 5.8.8 has been released as of 02/12/2007. It is a stable, cross-platform programming language. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/perl.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 a build of UNIAUD32.SYS from the Universal Audio project. This is based on the GPL ALSA Project from Linux and provides drivers for various sound chipsets. Go to http://download.smedley.info/uniaud32.zip.

  3. Samba server version 3.0.25pre1 has been released as of 03/02/2007. It allows you to mount SMB or CIFS shares on OS/2 without the need of NetBIOS (IBM LAN Manager or IBM Peer). It is freely available under the GNU General Public License; you can download the full source code from NetLabs CVS. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/samba.html.

p7zip version 4.44 has been released as of 02/20/2007. This is an archving utility with better compression ratios than many other archivers. Go to ftp://weird.da.ru/moveton/.

DOSBox Front End version 4.3 has been released as of 03/04/2007. This is a GUI front-end for launching games using DOSBox. There is also a conversion tool for migrating scripts from older versions. Use search key dosboxfront on Hobbes.

PMView, the indispensable graphics viewer, is now at version 3.40 as of 03/01/2007. Version 3.x has several new features, including EXIF support, scripted batch conversions, lossless JPEG rotation, and flyover image info. Registered users can get their updates by following the download instructions received with their original purchase. Go to http://www.pmview.com/; the change log is at http://www.pmview.com/os2new.html.

JExpress Professional version 7.0.5 has been released. It allows you to create Java-based multi-lingual installers and auto-updaters. An easy-to-use Swing interface lets you 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/.

FreeType/2 version 1.21 has been released as of 02/26/2007. It is based on version 1.3.1 of the FreeType library. The FreeType/2 TrueType driver replaces the one that comes with Warp 4, (or adds it to Warp 3 and lower), and provides for better-looking TrueType font rendering. Use search key ft2 on Hobbes.

Kon version 2.10 has been released as of 02/23/2007. This is a programmable text editor with syntax highlighting, regular expressions, hex editing, column selection, and more. Go to http://www.koneditor.com/kon.html.

There are some fixes for the new start/end dates of Daylight Savings Time available for eClock, Java 1.3.1, and Java 1.4.2. If you are a registered eComStation user, go to http://www.ecomstation.com/; after logging-in, click on "Download the latest software and updates"; then enter "timezone" (without the ") in the search box.


The Southern California OS/2 User Group
P.O. Box 26904
Santa Ana, CA 92799-6904, USA

Copyright 2007 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.