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November 2007


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings, is now at version 9.02 as of 10/10/2007. It is a 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.

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

Samba version 3.0.26a has been updated as of 10/18/2007. 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 of NetBIOS (IBM LAN Manager or IBM Peer). Go to http://svn.netlabs.org/samba.

NOTES:

  1. You will need the GCC runtime (LIBC063.DLL); for that, go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.3-csd3.zip.
  2. It is available as both a zip file, and a WarpIN package.
  3. Unlike the older Netlabs port, this version does not require Security/2.
  4. Some utilities updated by Herwig Bauernfeind as of 09/05/2007 are at http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/samba/index.html.

General Network Utilities has been updated as of 10/10/2007. 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 ISP. Go to http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/gnu/.

File Commander/2 version 2.30-dev has been updated as of 10/20/2007. 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.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.11.2 has been released as of 10/27/2007. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the web. Go to http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php.

Mr. Message has been updated as of 10/22/2007. 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/.

Amouse version 2.80.03 has been released as of 10/06/2007. This scroll mouse driver has USB support, improved Logitech support, a XCenter widget, and more. Go to http://www.nbsoftware.de/sw_ms_en.htm.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

(None this month)


This month's new listings - Applications:

SeaMonkey version 1.1.5 has been released as of 10/18/2007. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued in 2005. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1.5/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.1.5.en-US.os2.installer.exe (self-extracting installer), or seamonkey-1.1.5.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.

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

Eclipse Enabler version 1.1.0 has been released as of 10/03/2007. 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.

JAlbum version 7.3.1 has been released as of 10/20/2007. This is a web photo album generator that runs on Java. Go to http://jalbum.net/.

VICE (the VersatIle Commodore Emulator) was updated to version 1.22 a couple of months ago (08/11/2007). It uses DIVE and DART, and supports fullscreen mode. Go to http://www.viceteam.org/.

OpenWatcom version 1.7a RC1 has been released as of 10/06/2007. It is an open-source release of the Watcom C, C++, and FORTRAN compilers, and has an OS/2 installer. Michal Necasek, who has presented OpenWatcom at SCOUG general meetings in the past, has an article describing how to set up an older version, which is still applicable (http://pages.prodigy.net/michaln/os2/Watcom11c.html). Go to http://www.openwatcom.org/.

Whois version 4.7.23 has been released as of 10/14/2007. This is a new whois (RFC 954) client that is intelligent and can automatically select the appropriate whois server for most queries. Use search key whois on Hobbes.

Moneydance 2007r4 build 583 has been released as of 10/19/2007. 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/.

PrefBar version 4.0 has been released as of 10/09/2007. It allows you to configure several Mozilla settings on the fly, and incorporates the features of UABar. Go to http://prefbar.mozdev.org/.

InJoy Firewall version 4.0 has been released as of 10/24/2007. This runs on a computer with an Internet connection and acts as an Internet Gateway for other computers on your private LAN. The product is designed for LAN-to-LAN configurations, including the many new cable modem and DSL installations. It features: PPP over Ethernet support, support of the interoperable IPSec VPN standard, NDIS Protocol Engine, NAT support (RFC 1631-style Network Address Translation), direct Internet access for your LAN PC's, no reconfiguration on other machines, PM version, link monitoring with statistics and alerting, support for filter and firewall plugins, Identd support, priority setting, and more. Go to http://www.fx.dk/firewall/.

RSJ CD Writer version 6.01 has been released a few months ago (07/27/2007). It has support for DVD writing, freedb, DAO (Disk At Once), IDE drives, creating bootable CD's, and more. Version 6.x adds USB support and a REXX API; version 6.01 adds support for files larger than 2GB on JFS volumes. Go to http://www.rsj.de/stage/en/cdwriter/cd_os2.asp. NOTE: You can also order from Mensys at http://shop.mensys.nl/catalogue/mns_RSJCD.html.

Hermes version 1.6 has been released as of 10/06/2007. This is a SMTP proxy, with features designed to prevent spam, including SMTP banner delay, throttling, graylisting, DNSBL, and SPF (Sender Policy Framework). Go to http://web.os2power.com/yuri/Hermes. NOTE: According to Steve Wendt, the software is free, but you can sponsor development; go to http://web.os2power.com/yuri/HomePage.

Enigmail version 0.95.5 has been released as of 10/28/2007. It allows you to use GnuPG (GNU Privacy Guard) with your e-mail in Thunderbird and/or SeaMonkey. Go to http://enigmail.mozdev.org/. NOTE: There is a tutorial on setting it up available at http://www.os2world.com/content/view/14963/2/.

A test version of MPlayer has been released as of 10/28/2007, which has support for WarpOverlay. This is a video player that supports many codecs. Use search key mplayer on Hobbes.

PM123 version 1.32 RC1 has been released as of 10/24/2007. 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 to change the program's look. Go to http://glass.ptv.ru/software/english/pm123.html.

NOTES:

  1. Version 1.40 alpha 2 is available at http://www.maazl.de/project/pm123/index.html#pm123_1.40.
  2. Version 1.21, which was released over 4 years ago, is at http://www.step.polymtl.ca/~guardia/pm123.php.

TYPO3 version 4.1.3 has been released as of 10/24/2007. It is a web content management system, released under the GPL, which uses Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Go to http://os4you.org/typo3v4goesos2en.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.