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May 2007


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

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. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/2.0.0.0/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-2.0.0.0.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. You must unzip the zip file yourself into a directory and then create or update a program object accordingly.
  3. 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.
  4. This version requires an updated version of IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support; go to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=196271.
  5. Tony's notes on installing and running Thunderbird 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 8.14 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 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":
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 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/.
  4. 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 Hobbes.

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 http://www.xs4all.nl/~hrbaan/bootAble/.

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 ftp://idenis.snc.ru/users/GreenPoison/tv3/.

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 http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/eschemes-deluxe/. NOTE: eSchemes Deluxe can be purchased through Mensys (http://www.mensys.net/eSchemes/).

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 1.8.3.1c 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 2.1.9.4 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".

    NOTES:
  1. You will need WarpIN to install.
  2. You will also need the eComStation Maintenance Tool Utilities version 2.1.9.3, and WGet with SSL support version 1.10.2.0.

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 ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/.

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 to http://www.w3.org/Jigsaw/.

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 http://prefbar.mozdev.org/.

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 http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/gnu/.

GNU Bash version 3.1 fix1 has been released as of 04/27/2007. This is a Unix shell, useful for programming. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/.

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 http://www.harbour-project.org/.

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 http://e-vertise.com/misc/cam15b3.zip.

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 http://flashblock.mozdev.org/.

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 on Hobbes.

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 http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net/.


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.