by Gary Wong
The WarpZilla team has released Thunderbird version 188.8.131.52 as of
06/19/2007. 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-184.108.40.206.en-US.os2.zip. More info is at
- Steve Wendt has a WarpZilla tips page at
- This is primarily a bug-fix release and does not have any new
- 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 http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html#IPluginW.
- Tony's notes on installing and running Thunderbird are at
Lightning version 0.5 has been released as of 06/27/2007. 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).
DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general
meetings, is now at version 8.16 as of 06/08/2007. 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:
- PHP version 5.2.3 has been released as of 06/05/2007. It is a
widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially
suited for Web development, and can be embedded into HTML. Go to
- You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC062.DLL); for that, go to
- More info about PHP is at http://www.php.net/; there you will find (among other things) a tutorial, manual, and other links.
- Paul has an older version (4.4.2) available at
- Another older version (4.3.10) is available at
- Samba server version 3.0.25b has been released as of 06/28/2007.
Provided are both the Samba server, and a client plugin for the
NetDrive filesystem, which supports 64-bit file I/O with NDFS 3.0 or higher.
It allows you to mount SMB or CIFS shares on OS/2 without the need
for NetBIOS (IBM LAN Manager or IBM Peer). Go to
NOTE: This version does not require Security/2.
kLIBC version 0.6.3 and GCC 3.3.5 CSD3 have been released as of
06/12/2007. 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
SmartSVN version 2.1.9 has been released as of 06/25/2007. 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/.
ClamAV version 0.90.3 has been released as of 06/12/2007. 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
PrefBar version 3.4.1 beta has been released as of 06/22/2007. It
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 06/19/2007. 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
FM/2 version 3.6.0 has been released as of 06/25/2007. 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.
K Movie Player version 0.3.1 has been released as of 06/23/2007. This
is a movie player based on FFPlay, without SDL dependencies and support
for WarpOverlay. Use search key kmp on Hobbes.
This month's new listings - Drivers:
(None this month.)
This month's new listings - Applications:
Sunbird version 0.5 has been released as of 06/30/2007. It is a
calendar application based on Mozilla code. Go to
the file name is sunbird-0.5.en-US.os2.zip.
- You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC05.DLL); for that, go to
- More info on Sunbird is at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/.
More from this month's "Paul Smedley has been busy" file:
- LyX version 1.4.4 has been released as of 06/05/2007. It is an open-source WYSIWYM (what you see is what you mean) GUI document processor.
Unlike standard word processors, LyX encourages an approach to
writing based on the structure of your documents, not their appearance.
LyX allows you to concentrate on writing, leaving details of visual
layout to the software. Go to http://www.smedley.info/os2ports/index.php?page=lyx.
- You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC062.DLL); for that, go to
- More info on LyX is at http://www.lyx.org/.
- Subversion version 1.4.4 has been released as of 06/15/2007. It is
a version control application, intended to replace CVS. Go to
- You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC063.DLL); for that, go to
- More info on Subversion is at
- CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) version 1.2.11, with ESP GhostScript
8.15.4 and Gutenprint 5.1.2, has been released. The goal of CUPS
is to improve the printing support in eComStation. You can print
using the command-line tools, or try the CUPS port driver. There is
a list of printers that are potentially supported; those mentioned
as working with CUPS or Gutenprint should work. Go to http://svn.netlabs.org/ecups/wiki/CupsPort.
- The CUPS port driver is at
- The list of printers potentially supported is at
PMView, the indispensable graphics viewer, has been updated to version
3.50 as of 06/06/2007. 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/.
NOTE: A change list is at
DVDDAO version 1.3.7 has been released as of 06/07/2007. This is a
tool for writing DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM discs. Use
search key dvddao on Hobbes.
FT2GUI version 1.0.2 has been released as of 06/05/2007. This is a
utility to switch between the IBM TrueType DLL and FreeType DLL, and
configure FreeType options. Use search key ft2gui on
Maul Publisher version 3.12 has been released as of 06/12/2007. It is
billed as "the world's first professional desktop publisher for OS/2".
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 centre gutter guides,
including the automatic adjustment of page offsets when a number of
sheets are bound into a folding booklet. Go to
- You can also use search key maule on Hobbes.
- 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.
PHPMyAdmin version 2.10.2 has been released as of 06/15/2007. This is
a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the web. Go to
Harbour version 0.99.3 has been released as of 06/15/2007. This is a
free software compiler for the xBase superset language, often referred
to as Clipper (as implemented by CA-Clipper). Go to
SQLite version 3.4.0 has been released as of 06/20/2007. It is an
embedded SQL database library. Go to http://members.pcug.org.au/~andymac/libraries/.
All2ISO version 0.2 has been released as of 06/20/2007. This is a
collection of tools for converting CD images to ISO format, including
BlindWrite, CDRWin, CloneCD, DiscJuggler, Alcohol, Nero, Raw, MacOSX,
and more. Use search key all2iso on Hobbes.
OO (not to be confused with OpenOffice) version 1.00 has been released
as of 06/19/2007. This is a WPS command-line tool that can be used to
open, locate, and list WPS objects, assign setup strings, pop-up their
menus, get info, and even "drop" files on program objects. Use search
key oo1 on Hobbes.
eComStation Maintenance Tool version 220.127.116.11 has been released as of
06/30/2007. As the name implies, it is used to apply updates/fixes to
eComStation. 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 then 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.
JAlbum version 7.2 has been released as of 06/29/2007. This is a web
photo album generator that runs on Java. Go to
PhotoRec version 6.7 has been released as of 06/27/2007. This is a
file data recovery application designed to recover lost pictures and
other data files from digital camera memory or hard disks. Go to
File Commander/2 version 2.30-dev has been released as of 06/25/2007.
This is a Norton Commander clone for OS/2. Go to http://silk.apana.org.au/fc2development.html.
NOTE: The stable version
2.20 is available at http://silk.apana.org.au/fc.html.
ScummVM version 0.10.0 has been released as of 06/20/2007. This allows
you to run several adventure games, provided you have the data files.
A number of games are known to work with ScummVM; there are even free
downloads available for a few of the games. Go to
Workplace Sans version 0.4 has been released as of 06/17/2007. This is
a Unicode TrueType outline font that is designed to resemble the OS/2
bitmap font WarpSans. Go to
Nconvert version 4.79 has been released as of 05/17/2007. This is a
multi-format image converter that supports over 300 graphics formats.
Go to http://download2.xnview.com/.
NOTE: More info on Nconvert is at http://perso.orange.fr/pierre.g/xnview/en_nconvert.html.
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