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August 2007


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

The WarpZilla team has released Firefox version 2.0.0.6 as of 08/01/2007. This has been demoed by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings. It is a stand-alone browser based on Mozilla that does not contail 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/2.0.0.6/contrib/; the file name is firefox-2.0.0.6.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 Thunderbird version 2.0.0.5 as of 07/24/2007. 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/2.0.0.5/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-2.0.0.5.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 http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html#IPluginW.
  6. Tony's notes on installing and running Thunderbird are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

PMView, the indispensable graphics viewer, has been updated to version 3.51 as of 08/01/2007. 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 http://www.pmview.com/os2new.html.

OO (not to be confused with OpenOffice) version 1.10 has been released as of 07/05/2007. 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.

SmartSVN version 3.0 has been released as of 07/06/2007. 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/.

File Commander/2 version 2.30-dev has been updated as of 07/27/2007. 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.

General Network Utilities has been updated as of 07/25/2007. 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/.

PrefBar version 3.4.1 has been released as of 07/10/2007. It allows you to configure several Mozilla settings on the fly, and incorporates the features of UABar. Go to http://prefbar.mozdev.org/.

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

PHPMyAdmin version 2.10.3 has been released as of 07/20/2007. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the web. Go to http://phpmyadmin.sourceforge.net/.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

DaniS506 version 1.8.0 has been released as of 08/02/2007. It is a replacement for IBM's EIDE driver (IBM1S506), which features support for Intel, VIA, Promise, AMD, NVidia, ATI, and other chipsets, SerialATA, PCCard controllers, busmastering, Ultra33-DMA, Ultra ATA-66, Ultra ATA-100, faster PIO due to 32-bit I/O, and much more. Use search key danis on Hobbes.

DaniATAPI version 0.4.0 has been released as of 08/02/2007. It is a replacement for IBM's ATAPI drivers (IBMIDECD, IBMATAPI, PCM2ATA.ADD, and OS2PCARD.DMD). It features support for ZIP-250, including full media swapping, and even booting from ZIP. It has faster 32-bit PIO when used with DaniS506 (see previous item), and devices can be used as SCSI, for use with programs such as CDRecord. Use search key dania on Hobbes.
NOTE: This version is not compatible with older versions of DaniS506; you must use version 1.8.0 (see previous item).


This month's new listings - Applications:

SeaMonkey version 1.1.3 has been released as of 07/18/2007. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued in 2005. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1.3/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.1.3.en-US.os2.installer.exe (self-extracting) installer), or seamonkey-1.1.3.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 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.

One of our members (Harry Motin) has released SEEK version 1.0 as of 07/15/2007. This utility searches for files and directories on your system, and sorts the results. It can also launch apps, search for text strings, find extended attributes, and copy tree data to the clipboard. Use search key seek on Hobbes.

WPIView version 1.05 has been released as of 07/04/2007. 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.

Gotcha! version 1.77 has been released as of 07/04/2007. This program captures either windows, window interiors, parts of the screen, or the whole desktop, and saves them to disk or clipboard as a picture (OS/2 bitmap and other formats). It has serial capture and batch mode options. Use search key gotch on Hobbes, or go to http://www.c2226.de/programs/gotcha/.

Rich Walsh has released Iconomize version 0.81 as of 07/12/2007. This is an INI maintenance tool that lets you eliminate duplicate icon data in OS2.INI. Iconomize was created to demonstrate the features of Remote Workplace Server. Go to http://e-vertise.com/rws/iconomize081.zip, or use search key iconomize on Hobbes.

Rich Walsh has also released FPos version 0.80 as of 07/05/2007. This is an INI maintenance tool that lets you delete unwanted folder position entries. Like Iconomize, it also demonstrates the features of Remote Workplace Server. Go to http://e-vertise.com/rws/fpos080.zip, or use search key fpos on Hobbes.

Speaking of Remote Workplace Server, Rich Walsh has released version 0.80 as of 07/09/2007. This enables a program to invoke any class or object method or any SOM function in the WPS process without the use of SOM or DSOM. Data that is accessible or meaningful only in the WPS process (e.g. a buffer or object pointer) can be copied or converted to make it available to the calling process. RWS is an open-source project licensed under the generous terms of the Mozilla Public License. It includes server and client DLLs, complete source code, extensive documentation, and demo programs. Use search key rws on Hobbes.

PDFMergeNX version 2.0 test has been released as of 07/10/2007. 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/.
NOTE: You will need WarpIN to install.

MultiZilla version 1.8.3.3a has been released as of 07/26/2007. This is an extension that adds more features to the tabbed interface in SeaMonkey. Go to http://multizilla.mozdev.org/.

A test version of MPlayer has been released as of 07/01/2007. It is a video player that supports many codecs, and has support for WarpOverlay. Use search key mplayer on Hobbes.
NOTE: Source is also available.

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

Weasel version 1.77 has been released as of 07/15/2007. This is a "lightweight" SMTP/POP server that has multi-domain support. Go to http://www.pmoylan.org/pages/os2/weasel.html, or use search key weasel on Hobbes.
NOTE: Also available is the IMAPD version 0.08 module.

Guiffy, which has been presented at SCOUG general meetings in the past, is at version 8.0 build 226 as of 07/10/2007. It is a file compare / merge (diff-like) tool with a GUI implemented in Java. Go to http://www.guiffy.com/.

FlashBlock version 1.5.4 (for Firefox 1.5.x and later) and version 1.3.7 (for Firefox 1.0.x, Mozilla 1.7.x, and SeaMonkey) has been released as of 07/09/2007. This is an extension that replaces Flash animations with a "click to play" placeholder. Go to http://flashblock.mozdev.org/.

ImageJ version 1.38 has been released as of 07/09/2007. It is a powerful image-editing program relying on Java 1.3 or greater, with numerous plugins. Go to http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/.

ISO9660 Analyzer Tool version 0.1.3 has been released as of 07/16/2007. It is a tool to detect the structure of many types of CD-ROM image file formats, such as BIN, MDF, PDI, CDI, NRG, and B5I, and convert them into ISO-9660. Use search key iat on Hobbes.

Jeti/2 version 0.7.6.1 has been released as of 07/21/2007. This is a Java 1.4x client for instant messenger services, including Jabber, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and ICQ. Go to http://www.ehlertronic.de/jeti2.htm.

JFtp version 1.50 has been released as of 07/20/2007. This is a graphical Java network and file transfer client, with features such as recursive directory upload/download, browsing FTP servers while transferring files, FTP resuming and queueing, browsing the LAN for SMB shares, and more. Go to http://j-ftp.sourcforge.net/.

Coretemp version 0.0.1 has been released as of 07/19/2007. This is a CPU internal temperature sensor monitor for Intel Core 2 Duo and similar CPUs. Use search key coretemp on Hobbes.

SmartCVS version 6.0.3 has been released as of 07/19/2007. This is a Java CVS GUI client, with features such as built-in File Compare/Merge, Transaction Display or List Repository Files, and more. It requires Java 1.4.1 or higher. Go to http://www.syntevo.com/smartcvs/.

SmartSVN version 3.0.1 has been released as of 07/18/2007. 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/.

TYPO3 version 4.1.2 has been released as of 07/17/2007. This is a Web Content Management System, released under the GPL, that uses Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Go to http://os4you.org/typo3v4goesos2en.html.

Squid version 2.6s14 has been released as of 07/24/2007. It offers high performance proxy caching for Web clients supporting FTP, Gopher, and HTTP requests. Use search key squid on Hobbes.
NOTE: Paul Smedley has an older version (2.6s9 as of 09/07/2006) at http://www.smedley.info/os2ports/index.php?page=squid.

GNU CoreUtils version 6.9 has been released as of 07/27/2007. This package is the union of the GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages, offering several useful utilities. Use search key coreutils on Hobbes.

Smart Cache Loader version 0.29 has been released as of 07/25/2007. This is a very configurable web grabber with special Smart Cache support. Go to http://scloader.sourceforge.net/.

PXTool version 0.0.1 has been released as of 07/29/2007. This is a tool for updating Plextor CD/DVD drive firmware, setting Plextor work modes, etc. Use search key pxtool on Hobbes.


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.