by Gary Wong
The WarpZilla team has released Thunderbird version 2.0 as of 04/19/2007.
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.
the file name is thunderbird-188.8.131.52.en-US.os2.zip. More info is at
- Steve Wendt has a WarpZilla tips page at
- You must unzip the zip file yourself into a directory and then create
or update a program object accordingly.
- 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.
- This version requires an updated version of IPLUGINW.DLL for Java
support; go to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=196271.
- Tony's notes on installing and running Thunderbird are at
DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general
meetings, is now at version 8.14 as of 04/13/2007. 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
- You can also use search key dfsee on Hobbes.
- DFSee is shareware. Registration is at Mensys
- 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":
Samba server version 3.0.25RC3 has been released as of 04/28/2007.
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
- More info about Samba is at
- Unlike the NetLabs port, it does not require Security/2.
- The NetLabs port is version 3.0.9 alpha 10, available at
- There is also beta 15 of a client plugin for the NetDrive file
system, which supports 64-bit file I/O with NDFS 3.0 or higher.
FTPBox/2 version 0.02 has been released as of 04/04/2007. 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
bootAble version 4.5.1 has been released as of 04/06/2007. 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
PDFMergeNX version 2.0 snapshot has been updated as of 04/26/2007.
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/.
SmartSVN version 2.1.6 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/.
TrafficVisor III has been updated as of 04/03/2007. This is a program
to collect and analyze TCP/IP traffic. Go to
eSchemes Deluxe 3.5 alpha 4 and Piano Launchpad have been updated as of
04/25/2007. 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.
Piano Launchpad is a replacement for the old IBM Launchpad, with support for large icons.
eSchemes will be a component of eComStation 2.0, while eSchemes Deluxe is a stand-alone product. Go to
NOTE: eSchemes Deluxe can be purchased through Mensys
WPIView version 1.04 has been released as of 04/21/2007. 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.
MultiZilla version 184.108.40.206c has been released as of 04/28/2007. This
is an extension that adds more features to the tabbed interface in
Seamonkey. Go to http://multizilla.mozdev.org/.
This month's new listings - Drivers:
The Broadcom BCM4401 network card driver has been updated to version
1.05.04 as of 04/18/2007. It is currently a test version. Go to http://www.os2warp.be/index2.php?name=gomindis#15.
This month's new listings - Applications:
One of our members (Robert Blair) has released a Sudoku game for OS/2
as of 04/20/2007. The game acts as a "whiteboard" for Sudoku puzzles,
and is considerably easier (and a lot more fun) to use than paper and
pencil. A sample puzzle is included to help you get acquainted with
the program, along with a REXX script to download the daily Sudoku
puzzles from the "Sudoku Online" website. Use search key sudoku on
Hobbes. NOTE: You need WarpIN to install.
MultiMail version 0.48 has been released as of 04/04/2007. It is an
offline reader, that can read Blue Wave, QWK, OMEN, and SOUP packets.
It is available under the GPL license; source code is available. Use
search key mmos20 on Hobbes; for the source, use search key mmsrc.
PM Downloader version 1.01 has been released as of 04/08/2007. 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.
ChatZilla version 0.9.78.1 has been released as of 04/05/2007. This is
the IRC client that comes with the Mozilla/Seamonkey suite. It now
supports SSL and full Unicode nicknames. Go to http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/chatzilla/.
WDSibyl has been updated as of 04/01/2007. This is an open-source
continuation of the commercial product Sibyl, which is a Pascal / Delphi
compiler. Go to http://www.wdsibyl.org/.
eComStation Maintenance Tool version 220.127.116.11 beta has been released as
of 04/09/2007. As the name implies, it is used to apply updates/fixes
to eComStation. This version adds support for eComStation version 2.0.
If you are a registered eComStation user, go to
http://www.ecomstation.com/; after signing in, click on "Download the latest software and updates", then look for "eComStation Maintenance
Tool" and click on "eCS MT basic code".
- You will need WarpIN to install.
- You will also need the eComStation Maintenance Tool Utilities version
18.104.22.168, and WGet with SSL support version 22.214.171.124.
Smart Cache Loader version 0.28 has been released as of 04/15/2007.
This is a very configurable web grabber with special Smart Cache support.
Go to http://scloader.sourceforge.net/.
Sane2Twain version 0.2 has been released as of 04/24/2007. This is an
open-source TWAIN interface that will enable programs such as PMView and
Maul Publisher to acquire images from your scanner, via the SANE
(Scanner Access Now Easy) library. You should get TAME working before
attempting to use Sane2Twain. Go to
Jigsaw version 2.2.6 has been released as of 04/10/2007. This is a web
server written entirely in Java, provided by the W3C organization. Go
PrefBar version 3.4 beta 2 has been released as of 04/09/2007. It
allows you to configure several Mozilla settings on the fly, and
incorporates the features of UABar. Go to
General Network Utilities has been updated as of 04/09/2007. This is a
powerful Internet diagnostic toolkit featuring several tools designed
to help you quickly identify problems, locate where the problem is, and
gather data which can be used to solve the problem either directly or
through your Internet Service Provider. Go to
GNU Bash version 3.1 fix1 has been released as of 04/27/2007. This is a
Unix shell, useful for programming. Go to
Harbour version 0.99.2 has been released as of 03/31/2007. This is a
free software compiler for the xBase superset language, often referred
to as Clipper (as implemented by CA-Clipper). Go to
QuietPC has been released as of 04/20/2007. It is an experimental
package to control PC cooling fans. Source is included for OS/2 and
the Linux 2.6 kernel. Use search key quietpc on Hobbes.
Cameraderie version 1.5 beta 3 has been released as of 04/20/2007. This
is a GUI downloader and organizer for digital cameras, supporting both
PTP and MSD types. Source code is also available. Go to
SDLMAME version 0.114u2 has been released as of 04/23/2007. This is a
SDL version of the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. Use search key
sdlmame on Hobbes. NOTE: Source is also available.
FlashBlock version 1.5.3 (for Firefox 1.5.x and later) and version
1.3.6 (for other Mozilla/Seamonkey browsers) have been released as of
04/14/2007. This is a Mozilla / Firefox extension that replaces Flash
animations with a "click to play" placeholder. Go to
TYPO3 version 4.1.1 has been released as of 04/04/2007. This is a Web
content management system, released under the GPL license, that uses
Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Go to http://os4you.org/typo3v4goesos2en.html.
Java GUI version 1.8.1 has been released as of 04/29/2007. This is a
GUI front-end for running programs with Java. Use search key javagui
PHPMyAdmin version 2.10.1 has been released as of 04/23/2007. This is
a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the Web. Go to
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