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September 2007


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

SeaMonkey version 1.1.4 has been released as of 08/03/2007. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued in 2005. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1.4/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.1.4.en-US.os2.installer.exe (self-extracting installer), or seamonkey-1.1.4.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.

The WarpZilla team has released Thunderbird version 2.0.0.6 as of 08/08/2007. 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/2.0.0.6/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-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 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.

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

SmartSVN version 3.0.2 has been released as of 08/09/2007. 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/.

SmartCVS version 6.0.4 has been released as of 08/05/2007. 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/.

File Commander/2 version 2.30-dev has been updated as of 08/06/2007. 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.

FlashBlock version 1.5.4.1 (for Firefox 1.5.x and later) and version 1.3.7.1 (for Firefox 1.0.x, Mozilla 1.7.x, and SeaMonkey) has been released as of 08/14/2007. This is an extension that replaces Flash animations with a "click to play" placeholder. Go to http://flashblock.mozdev.org/.

PXTool version 0.0.2 has been released as of 08/20/2007. This is a tool for updating Plextor CD/DVD drive firmware, setting Plextor work modes, etc. Use search key pxtool on Hobbes.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.11.0 has been released as of 08/22/2007. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the web. Go to http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php.

MultiZilla version 1.8.3.3e has been released as of 09/01/2007. This is an extension that adds more features to the tabbed interface in SeaMonkey. Go to http://multizilla.mozdev.org/.

DaniS506 version 1.8.1 has been released as of 08/09/2007. 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.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

A driver for NVidia chipset network adapters is at version 0.0.3 as of 08/18/2007. Use search key nveth on Hobbes.


This month's new listings - Applications:

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

DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings, is now at version 9.0 as of 08/17/2007. 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. 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.

SysInfo/2 version 0.8.25 has been released as of 08/02/2007. It is an OS/2 clone of the Symantec SystemInfo tool; it shows info about your CPU/FPU, BIOS, hard drive, memory use, video and printer subsystems, LAN and Internet connection, OS/2 version, fixpack installed, etc. Use search key sysinfo on Hobbes.

JAlbum version 7.2.1 has been released as of 08/02/2007. This is a web photo album generator that runs on Java. Go to http://jalbum.net/.

Ghostscript version 8.60 has been released as of 08/01/2007. It is a freeware PostScript interpreter/converter for generating Acrobat (PDF) documents, and is the display engine for GSView. Go to http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/.

T&V HappyPlayer version 2.00 beta 11 has been released as of 07/29/2007. This is a PM application that operates TV cards built on the Brooktree BT848 chip, including some ATI and nVidia cards. Go to http://en.comstation.ru/projects/happyplayer/.

DVDDAO version 2.0.1 has been released as of 08/20/2007. This is a tool for writing DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM discs. Use search key dvddao on Hobbes.

Mr. Message has been updated as of 08/11/2007. This is an instant messenger client which is capable of communicating over AOL's Instant Messenger network using the OSCAR protocol. Go to http://mamodeo.dyndns.org/MrMessage/.

Splint version 3.1.2 has been released as of 08/11/2007. Splint (formerly known as lclint) is a tool to statically check C programs for security vulnerabilities and coding mistakes. Go to http://www.splint.org/, or use search key splint on Hobbes.

Smart Cache Loader version 0.31 has been released as of 08/10/2007. This is a very configurable web grabber with special Smart Cache support. Go to http://scloader.sourceforge.net/.

Moneydance 2007r2 build 579 has been released as of 08/09/2007. It is a personal finance manager written completely in Java. It includes transaction auto-completion, graphing, reporting, a reconciliation tool, running cleared vs. uncleared balances, transaction sorting, double-entry, multiple currencies, multiple accounts, and much more. Go to http://moneydance.com/.

DCRaw version 8.77 has been released as of 08/16/2007. It is a digital camera RAW file conversion utility for many popular manufacturers including Sony, Canon, Epson, Fuji, Kodak, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Polaroid, etc). It also includes a few related utilities. Use search key dcraw on Hobbes.

PhotoRec version 6.8 has been released as of 08/15/2007. It is a file data recovery application designed to recover lost pictures from digital camera memory or even hard drives. It has been extended to search also for non-audio/video headers. Go to http://www.fbakan.de/photorec-os2.htm.

WGet/2 version 1.10+devel(Revision 2336) has been released as of 08/17/2007. It is free software (under the GPL license) for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols. It is a non-interactive command-line tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, other command-line tools. etc. Go to http://andreas-ludwig.info/index.php?page=wget-2.

    NOTES:
  1. You can also use search key wget- on Hobbes.
  2. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC063.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.3-csd3.zip.

The Java Image Browser Sorter version 1.8.5 has been released as of 07/31/2007. It requires Java 1.4. Go to http://img-browse-sort.sourceforge.net/.

ClamAV version 0.91.2 has been released as of 08/23/2007. 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.
NOTE: You need WarpIN to install.

OpenWatcom, which was presented at SCOUG general meetings in the past, is now at version 1.7 as of 08/18/2007. This is an open-source release of the Watcom C, C++, and Fortran compilers. Michal Necasek, who gave the OpenWatcom presentation, has an article describing how to set up an older version; read it at http://pages.prodigy.net/michaln/os2/Watcom11c.html; it is still applicable to this new version. Go to http://www.openwatcom.org/.

Eclipse Enabler version 1.0.0 has been released as of 08/26/2007. This package makes it possible to use Eclipse 3.2.2 on OS/2, by using SWTSwing, a Swing implementation of SWT. Go to http://www.juergen-ulbts.de/content/projects/ports/index.en.html.

CDDVDrtools version 1.9 has been released as of 08/24/2007. This is a set of command-line programs that allows you to record CD/DVD/BluRay media, based on CDRecord version 2.01.01a34. Go to http://en.ecomstation.ru/apecs.php?action=item&id=1047.

TrafficVisor III has been updated as of 08/22/2007. This is a program to collect and analyze TCP/IP traffic. Go to http://digi.os2.snc.ru/eng/tv3.

FM/2 version 3.7.0 has been released as of 08/31/2007. This is an open-source GUI file manager program, with lots of extra helper utilities. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/, or use search key fm2 on Hobbes.

    NOTES:
  1. You need WarpIN to install.
  2. Source is also available at http://svn.netlabs.org/fm2. SCOUG members Gary Granat and Steven Levine are listed in the credits.
  3. An older version (3.6.0) is available at Hobbes with search key fm2-.

Lotus has released SmartSuite 1.7 Fixpack 3 Patch Release #3 (OS207IN3) as of 08/13/2007. This patch fixes some Approach issues. Go to ftp://ftp.lotus.com/fixes/SmartSuite/; some earlier patches can also be found there.

z! has been updated as of 08/08/2007. This is a text-mode MP3 player, that can also handle Ogg, streaming audio (Shoutcast), and has Normalize support. Go to http://dink.org/z/.

eThemes version 1.2.5b has been released as of 08/30/2007. This is an eComStation theme installer, which comes packaged with 135 window themes. Go to http://www.os2ecs.org/ethemes.html.


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.