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April 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 8.13 as of 03/25/2007. 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.

DOSBox Front End version 4.9 has been released as of 04/01/2007. 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.

Maul Publisher version 3.11 has been released as of 03/06/2007. 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.

From this month's "Paul Smedley has been busy file":
Samba server version 3.0.25pre2 has been released as of 03/23/2007. 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://svn.netlabs.org/samba/.

    NOTES:
  1. More info about Samba is at http://samba.netlabs.org/.
  2. Unlike the NetLabs port, it does not require Security/2.
  3. The NetLabs port is version 3.0.9 alpha 10, available at http://samba.netlabs.org/.

WPIView version 1.03 has been released as of 03/25/2007. This is a utility to view, install, and extract WarpIN packages. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/wpiview/.

K Movie Player version 0.2.2 has been released as of 03/14/2007. This is a movie player based on FFPlay, without SDL dependencies and support for WarpOverlay. Use search key kmp on Hobbes.

TrafficVisor III beta has been updated as of 03/24/2007. This is a program to collect and analyze TCP/IP traffic. Go to ftp://idenis.snc.ru/users/GreenPoison/tv3/.

SmartSVN version 2.1.5 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/.

JAlbum version 7.1 has been released as of 03/13/2007. This is a web photo album generator that runs on Java. Go to http://jalbum.net/.

PM123 version 1.32 beta 2 has been released as of 03/12/2007. 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. Go to ftp://ftp.ptv.ru/pub/glass/pm123/.

    NOTES:
  1. Version 1.40 alpha 2 is available at http://www.maazl.de/project/pm123/index.html#pm123_1.40.
  2. Version 1.21 is available at http://www.step.polymtl.ca/~guardia/pm123.php, if version 1.32 beta 2 or version 1.40 alpha 2 causes you problems.

z! has been updated as of 03/31/2007. 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/zmsgboard.html?read=V7I7N4L2A1. More info is at http://dink.org/z/.

JExpress Professional version 7.0.6 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/.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

(None this month)


This month's new listings - Applications:

Seamonkey version 1.1.1 has been released as of 03/07/2007. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued in 2005. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1.1/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.1.1-en-US.os2.installer.exe (self-extracting installer), or seamonkey-1.1.1-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 release and does not have any new functionality added.
  3. If you are upgrading from Seamonkey 1.0.x, you may want to uninstall before installing this version; see my comments in the Feb. 2007 Download!
  4. 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.
  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 Butka's notes on installing and running Seamonkey are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

Seamonkey version 1.0.8 has also been released as of 03/10/2007. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued in 2005. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.0.8/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.0.8-en-US.os2.installer.exe (self-extracting installer), or seamonkey-1.0.8-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 release and does not have any new functionality added. See the previous item for the version 1.1.1 series.
  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 Butka's notes on installing and running Seamonkey are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

The WarpZilla team has released Thunderbird version 1.5.0.10 as of 03/14/2007. 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 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 Thunderbird is now the Foundation's official mail/newsgroup client. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/1.5.0.10/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-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.
  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 Firefox version 2.0.0.3 as of 03/23/2007. 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, newsgroups, composer, IRC, etc. 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/2.0.0.3/contrib/; the file name is firefox-2.0.0.3.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.

And, the WarpZilla team has also released Firefox version 1.5.0.11 as of 03/23/2007. 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, newsgroups, composer, IRC, etc. 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/1.5.0.11/contrib/; the file name is firefox-1.5.0.11.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. The official support for the 1.5.0.x series ends on 04/24/2007, so you are encouraged to upgrade to version 2.0.0.3 (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 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.

eSchemes Deluxe 3.4 alpha has been released as of 03/16/2007. It consists of new WPS classes which simplify browsing of pictures; it offers a preview window and image viewing, with support for many common graphics formats. eSchemes will be a component of eComStation 2.0, while eSchemes Deluxe is a stand-alone product. Go to http://ecomstation.ru/projects/eschemes/.
NOTE: eSchemes Deluxe can be purchased through Mensys (http://www.mensys.net/eSchemes/).

Guiffy, which has been presented at SCOUG general meetings in the past, is now at version 8.0 as of 03/05/2007. It is a file compare / merge (diff-like) tool with a GUI implemented in Java. Go to http://www.guiffy.com/.

DVDDAO version 1.3.6 has been released as of 03/13/2007. This is a tool for writing DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM discs. Use search key dvddao on Hobbes.

RxLVM version 0.5.1 has been released as of 03/19/2007. It is a library of REXX functions for accessing information from Logical Volume Manager. Using these functions, you can get information about drives, volumes, and partitions, query Boot Manager, and check for removeable media. All functions are read-only; you can't use RxLVM to make any changes within LVM. It is released under a BSD-style license; source code is included. Use search key rxlvm on Hobbes.

Odin GUI version 1.9 has been released as of 03/18/2007. This is a front-end for running programs with Odin. Use search key odingui on Hobbes.

bootAble version 4.5 has been released as of 03/26/2007. 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/.

FM/2, which has been demoed by Steven Levine at past SCOUG general meetings, is now at version 3.05 beta 8 as of 03/17/2007. It is an open-source GUI file manager program, with lots of extra helper utilities. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/fm2/.

Pbook version 1.3b has been released as of 03/14/2007. This is a GUI tool designed to help you manage the phone numbers on your GSM cell phone, attached to the infrared or serial port. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/irapps/.

MindTerm version 3.1.2 has been released. This is a SSH (secure shell) client written in Java. Go to http://www.appgate.com/products/80_MindTerm/.

FTPBox/2 version 0.01 has been released as of 03/22/2007. It is billed as a "quick and dirty" FTP client written in VX-REXX (VROBJ.DLL, which comes with eComStation, is required). Use search key ftpbox on Hobbes.

UpdCD version 2.61 has been released as of 03/25/2007. It can be used to update 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 combination with these diskettes to create new installations of OS/2 which already incorporate the FixPaks and other software. It has a PM interface and supports many OS/2 add-ons. Go to http://www.updcd.tk/.
NOTE: This is a fix release that should be applied on top of version 2.60.

WarpIN version 1.0.15 has been released as of 03/27/2007. It 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.

Ghostscript version 8.56 has been released as of 03/15/2007. It is a freeware PostScript interpreter/converter for generating Acrobat (PDF) documents; it is also the display engine for GSView (currently at version 4.8 as of 02/25/2006). Go to http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/.

XPDF version 3.02 has been released as of 03/30/2007. It is a tool to convert PDF files to text or PostScript, display PDF file information, or extract images from PDF files. Use search key xpdf on Hobbes.

PDFMergeNX version 2.0 snapshot has been released as of 03/30/2007. 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/.

MultiZilla version 1.8.3.0h has been released as of 03/30/2007. This is an extension that adds more features to the tabbed interface in Seamonkey. Go to http://multizilla.mozdev.org/.

ProjectX version 0.9.5 beta has been released with some OS/2 startup scripts. This is a Java program that converts, repairs, and/or cuts DVB (MPEG-2) files. Go to http://www.rbri.de/projectx/projectx.html.


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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.