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June 2007


DOWNLOAD!

by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

The WarpZilla team has released Thunderbird version 1.5.0.12 as of 06/01/2007. 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/1.5.0.12/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-1.5.0.12.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. This may be the last release in the 1.5.0.x series; it is recommended that you upgrade to version 2.0.0.0 (see the May 2007 Download!).
  4. You must unzip the zip 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 Thunderbird executable.
  6. This version requires an updated version of IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support; go to http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html#IPluginW.
  7. 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 8.15 as of 05/04/2007. 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.

Cameraderie version 1.5 has been released as of 05/04/2007. 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/camera15.zip, or use search key camera on Hobbes.

SANE2Twain version 0.90 has been released as of 05/03/2007. 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. Use search key sane2twain on Hobbes.

SDLMAME version 0.115 has been released as of 05/12/2007. This is a SDL version of the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. Use search key sdlmame on Hobbes. NOTE: Source is also available.

TrafficVisor III has been updated as of 05/23/2007. This is a program to collect and analyze TCP/IP traffic. Go to http://digi.os2.snc.ru/eng/tv3, or use search key tv3 on Hobbes.

GNU Bash version 3.1 p17 has been released as of 05/05/2007. This is a Unix shell, useful for programming. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/.

MultiZilla version 1.8.3.2f has been released as of 05/10/2007. This is an extension that adds more features to the tabbed interface in Seamonkey. Go to http://multizilla.mozdev.org/.

SmartSVN version 2.1.7 has been released as of 05/03/2007. This is a Java Subversion GUI client, with features such as 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/.

WDSibyl has been updated as of 05/02/2007. This is an open-source continuation of the commercial product Sibyl, which is a Pascal / Delphi compiler. Go to http://www.wdsibyl.org/.

PM Downloader version 1.02 has been released as of 04/29/2007. 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.html.

PrefBar version 3.4 has been released as of 05/14/2007. 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 05/05/2007. 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/.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

FreeType/2 version 1.2.2 has been released as of 05/28/2007. 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 older versions of OS/2, and provides for better-looking TrueType font rendering. Use search key ft2 on Hobbes.

A driver for the Realtek RTL8169 network chipset, version 1.12.01 has been released as of 05/20/2007. Go to http://www.os2warp.be/index2.php?name=gomindis#4.


This month's new listings - Applications:

Seamonkey version 1.1.2 has been released as of 05/30/2007. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued in 2005. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1.2/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.1.2.en-US.os2.installer.exe (self-extracting installer), or semonkey-1.1.2.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 have it already 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 http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html#IPluginW.
  7. Tony Butka's notes on installing and running Seamonkey are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

Seamonkey version 1.0.9 has also been released as of 05/30/2007. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued in 2005. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.0.9/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.0.9.en-US.os2.installer.exe (self-extracting installer), or semonkey-1.0.9.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. This may be the last release in the 1.0.x series; it is recommended that you use version 1.1.2 instead (see previous item).
  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 have it already 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 http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html#IPluginW.
  7. 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 Firefox version 2.0.0.4 as of 05/31/2007. 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/2.0.0.4/contrib/; the file name is firefox-2.0.0.4.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 http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html#IPluginW.
  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 1.5.0.12 as of 05/31/2007. 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/1.5.0.12/contrib/; the file name is firefox-1.5.0.12.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. This may be the last release in the 1.5.0.x series; it is recommended that you upgrade to version 2.0.0.4 (see previous item).
  4. You must unzip the zip 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 Firefox executable.
  6. This version requires an updated version of IPLUGINW.DLL for Java support; go to http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html#IPluginW.
  7. Tony's notes on installing and running Firefox are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

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

  1. MySQL version 5.0.41 has been released as of 05/11/2007. The MySQL database server is the world's most widely used open-source database. The OS/2 port features named pipes, data replication, databases greater than 2GB, and more. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/mysql5.html.
      NOTES:
    1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC062.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/gcc/libc-0.6.2-csd2.zip, or ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.2-csd2.zip.
    2. Our treasurer (Steven Levine) helped update the mysql_install_db script.
    3. Version 4.1.7 is also available at http://www.os2power.com/yuri/mysql2/.

  2. Curl version 7.16.2 has been released as of 05/06/2007. This is a tool for getting files using URL syntax, with SSL support. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/curl.html.
      NOTES:
    1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC062.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/gcc/libc-0.6.2-csd2.zip, or ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.2-csd2.zip.
    2. More info on Curl is at http://curl.haxx.se/.

  3. Stunnel version 4.20 has been released as of 05/06/2007. This is a program that allows you to encrypt arbitrary TCP connections inside SSL (Secure Sockets Layer); you can secure non-SSL-aware daemons and protocols (such as POP, IMAP, LDAP, etc.). Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/stunnel.html.
      NOTES:
    1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC062.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/gcc/libc-0.6.2-csd2.zip, or ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.2-csd2.zip.
    2. More info on Stunnel is at http://stunnel.mirt.net/.
    3. An older version (4.05) is available at Hobbes with search key stunnel.

  4. Gnash has been updated as of 05/03/2007. It is an open-source Flash movie player. It supports many (but not all) Flash version 7 features. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/gnash.html.
      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. More info on Gnash is at http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/.

  5. BIND version 9.4.1 has been released as of 05/01/2007. It is the Berkeley Internet Name Daemon. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/bind.html.
      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. An older version (8.2.4) is available at Hobbes with search key bind.

  6. Perl version 5.8.8 has been released as of 04/29/2007. It is a stable, cross-platform programming language. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/perl.html.
      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. A WarpIN package is also available; you will need (besides WarpIN) klibccfg (ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/klibccfg.wpi) and the GCC runtime (see above, or a WarpIN version at ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.wpi).
    3. An older version (5.8.2) is available at ftp://ftp.ring.gr.jp/pub/lang/perl/CPAN/authors/id/ILYAZ/os2/582+/.

  7. PHP version 5.2.2 has been released as of 05/06/2007. It is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development, and can be embedded into HTML. Go to http://smedley.info/os2ports/php5.html.
      NOTES:
    1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC062.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/gcc/libc-0.6.2-csd2.zip, or ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.2-csd2.zip.
    2. More info about PHP is at http://www.php.net/; there you will find (among other things) a tutorial, manual, and other links.
    3. Paul has an older version (4.4.2) available at http://smedley.info/os2ports/php4.html.
    4. Another older version (4.3.10) is available at http://silk.apana.org.au/php/.

  8. DVDAuthor version 0.6.14 has been released as of 05/27/2007. It is a tool for generating DVD video structures from given MPEG2 files. Go to http://www.smedley.info/os2ports/index.php?page=dvdauthor.
      NOTES:
    1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC062.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/gcc/libc-0.6.2-csd2.zip, or ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.2-csd2.zip.
    2. More info about DVDAuthor is at http://dvdauthor.sourceforge.net/.
    3. Another version (0.6.12 alpha 2992) is at Hobbes with search key dvdauthor.

kLIBC version 0.6.2 and GCC 3.3.5 CSD2 have been released as of 05/05/2007. GCC is an open-source compiler; features of the OS/2 port include fork() support, symlinks, chroot support, and many new functions. The kLIBC runtime is used by many OS/2 ports of Unix applications. Go to http://svn.netlabs.org/libc/.

Lightning version 0.5pre has been released as of 04/30/2007. This is a Thunderbird extension that provides calendar support. It is at Steve Wendt's Warpzilla Tips page (http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html).

    NOTES:
  1. An older version of Lightning (0.3) is available at ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/lightning/releases/0.3/contrib/.
  2. More info on Lightning is at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/.

newLISP version 9.1.5 has been released as of 04/30/2007. This is a LISP-like scripting language for CGI programming, system administration, text processing, etc. Go to http://newlisp.nodep.nl/newlisp2.html.

XPDF version 3.02 has been released as of 05/07/2007. This converts PDF files to text or PostScript, displays PDF file information, and extracts images from PDF files. Use search key xpdf on Hobbes.

A test version of MPlayer has been released as of 05/27/2007. This is a video player that supports many codecs, and has support for WarpOverlay. Use search key mplayer on Hobbes.

4OS2 version 3.04h has been released as of 05/09/2007. This is a command shell, formerly developed by JPSoft and is now open-source. Go to http://www.openwatcom.org/ftp/devel/4os2/.

Borg version 1.6 has been released as of 05/06/2007. This is a Java calendar app, with RDBMS support, a simple address book, and task categories. Go to http://borg-calendar.sourceforge.net/.

FM/2 version 3.05.09 has been released as of 05/18/2007. This is an open-source GUI file manager program, with lots of extra helper utilities. Use search key fm2 on Hobbes. NOTE: Source code is available at http://svn.netlabs.org/fm2.

PM123 version 1.32 beta 3 has been released as of 05/23/2007. 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. Source is also available.
  2. Version 1.40 alpha 2 is available at http://www.maazl.de/project/pm123/index.html#pm123_1.40.
  3. Version 1.21 is available at http://www.step.polymtl.ca/~guardia/pm123.php, if version 1.32 beta 3 or version 1.40 alpha 2 causes you problems. The skins are also available here.

ClamAV version 0.90.2 has been released as of 05/27/2007. This is a GPL anti-virus toolkit, which features a command-line scanner, a tool for automatic updating via the Internet, and integration with mail servers (attachment scanning). Use search key clamav on Hobbes.

K Movie Player version 0.3.0 has been released as of 05/27/2007. This is a movie player based on FFPlay, without SDL dependencies and support for WarpOverlay. Use search key kmp on Hobbes.

Internet Application Integration version 1.0.5.0 has been released as of 06/01/2007. This allows you to specify the default Internet applications for Web, mail, news, FTP, and IRC. It can also install the Run! package and add registry entries for FT2Lib support. Go to http://7cities.net/~mckinnis/os2/.

The RAR archiver has been updated to version 3.70 as of 05/29/2007. This is a command-line compression utility, with tight general and multimedia compression, recovery record option management of non-RAR archives, RCVT (aRchive ConVersion Tool), and more. Go to http://www.rarlab.com/. NOTE: According to Steve Wendt, the "DOS" version also has OS/2 support.

Security/2 version 0.4.5 has been released as of 05/27/2007. This provides user-based security, allowing you to restrict users to create, read, write, delete certain files, execute certain processes, and kill only their user processes. Use search key sses- on Hobbes.

Guiffy, which has been demonstrated at SCOUG general meetings in the past, is now at version 8.0 build 223 as of 05/20/2007. It is a file compare / merge (diff-like) tool with a GUI implemented in Java. Go to http://www.guiffy.com/.

Ghostscript version 8.57 has been released as of 05/12/2007. It is a freeware PostScript interpreter/converter for generating Acrobat (PDF) documents; it is also the display engine for GSView. Go to http://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/ghost/GPL/gs857/.

    NOTES:
  1. More info on Ghostscript is at http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/.
  2. GSView is at http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/.

VICE version 1.21 has been released a few months ago (03/10/2007). This is a versatile Commodore emulator. It uses DIVE and DART, and supports full-screen mode. Go to http://www.viceteam.org/.

Free Pascal version 2.0.4 has been released some time ago (08/23/2006). It is a Pascal compiler that is semantically compatible with Borland Turbo Pascal and Borland Delphi. Go to http://www.freepascal.org/.

    NOTE: Version 2.1.4 (a.k.a. 2.2.0 beta) is also available.


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