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December 2007


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

SeaMonkey version 1.1.7 has been released as of 11/30/2007. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued in 2005. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1.7/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.1.7.en-US.os2.installer.exe (self-extracting installer), or seamonkey-1.1.7.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.

DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings, is now at version 9.03 as of 11/25/2007. 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.

OpenWatcom version 1.7a has been released as of 10/23/2007. 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/.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.11.2.2 has been released as of 11/11/2007. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the web. Go to http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php.

RSJ CD Writer version 6.02 has been released as of 11/07/2007. It has 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. Go to http://www.rsj.de/stage/en/cdwriter/cd_os2.asp.

A test version of Mplayer has been released as of 11/04/2007, with support for WarpOverlay. This is a video player that supports many codecs. Use search key mplayer on Hobbes.

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.

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:

The WarpZilla team has released Firefox 2.0.0.11 as of 12/04/2007. This has been demoed by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings. It is a stand-alone browser based on Mozilla that does not contain 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) after version 1.7.13, so Firefox is now the Foundation's official browser. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/2.0.0.11/contrib/; the file name is firefox-2.0.0.11.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 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 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 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 2.0.0.9 as of 11/26/2007. This has been demoed by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings. It is a stand-alone mail and 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) after version 1.7.13, so Thunderbird is now the Foundation's official mail/newsgroup client. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/2.0.0.9/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-2.0.0.9.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 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 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 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.

One of our members (Robert Blair) has released version 1.01 of his Sudoku game as of 11/02/2007. The game acts as a "whiteboard" for Sudoku puzzles, and is considerably easier (and a lot more fun) to use than paper and pencil. A sample puzzle is included to help you get acquainted with the program, along with a REXX script to download the daily Sudoku puzzles from the "Sudoku Online" website. Use search key sudoku on Hobbes.

MultiZilla version 1.8.3.4e has been released as of 11/24/2007. This is an extension that adds more features to the tabbed interface in Seamonkey. Go to http://multizilla.mozdev.org/.

ChatZilla version 0.9.79 has been released as of 11/12/2007. This is the IRC client that comes with the Mozilla/SeaMonkey suite. It now supports SSL and full Unicode nicknames. Go to http://www.hacksrus.com/~ginda/chatzilla/.

Lightning version 0.7 has been released as of 11/03/2007. This is a Thunderbird extension that provides calendar support. Go to http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/lightning/releases/0.7/contrib/os2/.

Sunbird version 0.7 has been released as of 10/28/2007. This is the stand-alone Mozilla calendaring program. Go to http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/sunbird/releases/0.7/contrib/os2/.

REXX Function Package for REXX-based CGI scripts is at version 1.44 as of 11/16/2007. This provides additional REXX functions for CGI scripts. It handles form processing (GET and POST methods) with data validation, supports file uploads, sending e-mail and attachments via SMTP, checking and retrieving POP3 mail, getting documents via HTTP, building PDF documents and a range of useful date, file and string functions, and more. Use search key rxweb on Hobbes.

Video/2 version 1.0.1 has been released as of 11/16/2007. This program allows you to keep track of your video cassettes and DVDs. Use search key video1 on Hobbes.

PDFMergeNX version 2.0 test has been updated as of 11/15/2007. 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/.

FileStar/2 version 3.0 has been released as of 11/14/2007. This is a file manager that now includes FlexEdit (a graphical hex editor). Go to http://ftp.filestar.com/public/filestar/.

NOTES:

  1. More info on FileStar/2 is at http://www.filestar.com/pages/filestar.html.
  2. FlexEdit is also available separately at http://ftp.filestar.com/public/flexedit/.

FM/2 version 3.8.0 has been released as of 11/12/2007. 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.

Hypermake version 4.5 has been released as of 11/12/2007. Previously known as MakeIPF, it can easily create HTML files or IBM IPF files, Winhelp and Microsoft HTML-Help files. Instead of editing the HTML, IPF, or RTF files directly, you enter a more simple ASCII source text. Go to http://www.hypermake.com/english/hypermake.html.

NetDrive version 3.1.0 has been released as of 11/07/2007. It allows users to mount a FTP site or a local directory or a network resource to a virtual volume. This version has 64-bit file support, and special support for the Samba client from NetLabs (no shareware timeout). There are also many other plugins available, including NFS (recently updated), VFAT, ISO, Psion, and more. Go to http://www.blueprintsoftwareworks.com/netdrive/news.html; for the plugins, go to http://www.blueprintsoftwareworks.com/netdrive/plugins1.html.

The WarpIN installer for Samba version 3.0.26a has been updated as of 11/06/2007. Provided are both the Samba server, and a client plugin for the NetDrive filesystem (see previous item), 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.

The Java Image Browser Sorter is now at version 1.9.0 as of 11/11/2007. This program requires Java 1.4. Go to http://img-browse-sort.sourceforge.net/.

DVDDAO version 2.0.2 has been released as of 11/08/2007. This is a tool for writing DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM discs. Use search key dvddao on Hobbes.

NYAOS version 2.22a has been released as of 10/23/2007. This is an enhanced command-line shell, which has some similarities to tcsh. Go to http://nyaos.org/index.html.en.

Jeti/2 version 0.7.6.5 has been released as of 11/01/2007. 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.

The Drawingboard Theme for eComStation is at version 1.0.3 as of 12/01/2007. This theme was inspired by the MacOS Drawingboard theme by Apple Japan, and uses intersecting, fading lines to create the look of engineering pencil sketches. It includes support for the Window Theme Manager, Icon Theme Manager, eStyler, the Scheme Palette, and Animated Mouse Pointers. Use search key drawingboard on Hobbes. NOTE: You need WarpIN to install.

bootAble version 4.5.3 has been released as of 10/26/2007. This is a script which can be used to create a maintenance partition or bootable CD with enough facilities to fully manage and recover your system. It contains support for LVM, HPFS, JFS, FAT32, UDF, and the CD file system. Go to http://www.xs4all.nl/~hrbaan/bootAble/.

NesCafe version 1.000 has been released. This is a Java Nintendo Entertainment System emulator, which includes the source code under the GPL license. Go to http://www.nescafeweb.com/.

Ghostscript version 8.61 has been released as of 11/21/2007. It is a freeware PostScript interpreter/converter for generating Acrobat (PDF) document; it is also the display engine for GSView (see next item). Go to http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/.

GSView version 4.9 has been released as of 11/18/2007. It is a graphical document viewer that uses Ghostscript (see previous item) as its' display engine. Go to http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/.

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


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.