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January 2008


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

The WarpZilla team has released Firefox 3.0 beta 2 as of 12/19/2007. 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/3.0b2/contrib/;
the file name is firefox-3.0b2.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. As this is a beta, please note that there are still a number of bugs to be resolved. Unless you plan to discover and report bugs, stick with version 2.0.0.11 (see the Dec. 2007 Download!).
  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.

One of our members (Robert Blair) has released version 1.02 of his Sudoku game as of 12/11/2007. 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.

DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings, is now at version 9.05 as of 01/01/2008. 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.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.11.3 has been released as of 12/08/2007. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the web. Go to http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php.

FileStar/2 version 3.00.01 has been released as of 12/06/2007. This is a file manager that now includes FlexEdit (a graphical hex editor). Go to http://www.filestar.com/pages/filestar.html. NOTE: FlexEdit is also available separately at http://www.filestar.com/pages/fsv3disc/fedit.html.

The Java Image Browser Sorter is now at version 1.9.2 as of 12/08/2007. This program requires Java 1.4. Go to http://img-browse-sort.sourceforge.net/.

bootAble version 4.5.4 has been released as of 11/28/2007. 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/.

File Commander/2 version 2.30-dev has been updated as of 12/10/2007. 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.

The Drawingboard Theme for eComStation is at version 1.0.4 as of 12/29/2007. 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.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

(None this month)


This month's new listings - Applications:

WPS-Wizard version 0.6.0 has been released as of 12/09/2007. This is a WPS add-on which provides desktop gadgets, and gives you freely configurable context menus for all filesystem objects. You may have different extended menus for different classes. It now includes support for PNG icon themes; there are Noia blue and warm themes available as of 10/05/2007. Cairo is used for rendering, so alpha-blending can be used. Go to http://svn.netlabs.org/wps-wizard/; the Noia blue theme is at ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/.

Maul Publisher version 3.14 has been released as of 12/09/2007; to update to the latest version, use the "check for updates" feature within the program. 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. There is a language translation toolkit, so that anyone interested can provide translations for their native languages. Go to http://www.manglais.com/; for the language translation toolkit, use search key maulettk on Hobbes.

Simple Samba Configuration Center has been released as of 12/11/2007. This allows you to edit an available SMB.CONF, already available keys, and add/remove shares and printers. There are also other Samba-related utilites available on the web site. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/samba/.

DCRaw version 8.81 has been released as of 12/14/2007. This is a digital camera RAW file conversion utility. Use search key dcraw on Hobbes.

JAlbum version 7.4.1 has been released as of 12/18/2007. This is a web photo album generator that runs on Java. Go to http://jalbum.net/.

FlashBlock version 1.5.5 (for Firefox 1.5.x and later) and version 1.3.8 (for other Mozilla browsers) have been released as of 12/05/2007. This is a Mozilla/Firefox extension that replaces Flash animations with a "click to play" placeholder. Go to http://flashblock.mozdev.org/.

eComStation Maintenance Tool version 2.2.0.1 has been released as of 12/01/2007. As the name implies, it is designed to apply software updates to eComStation. If you are a registered eComStation user, go to http://www.ecomstation.com/; after signing-in, click on "Your Downloads", then scroll to the bottom until you find "eComStation Maintenance Tool".

WSiever version 2.4 has been released as of 11/30/2007. This is a web update checker; although the web pages are in Japanese, the program itself is in English. Go to http://www.vector.co.jp/soft/dl/os2/net/se281918.html.

CDRtools version 2.01.01a36 has been released as of 11/28/2007. This contains cdrecord, readcd, cdda2wav, and mkisofs. You can burn single- session, multi-session, or audio CDs. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/.

SIM Instant Messenger version 0.9.4.3 has been released as of 12/05/2007. This is a powerful plugin-based multi-protocol instant messenger, which includes support for ICQ, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and Jabber IM protocols, and also can post into LiveJournal. Go to http://eros2-dev.blogspot.com/2007/12/sim-im-for-os2-update.html.

Gotcha! version 1.78 has been released as of 11/29/2007. This is a small utility which allows you to easily capture windows, window interiors, parts of the screen or the whole desktop and save them to disk or clipboard as a picture (OS/2 bitmap format). Go to http://www.c2226.de/programs/gotcha/.

A SFTP plugin for NetDrive has been released. The plugin supports SSH-2 servers and provides secure file transfer and client/server authentication. Go to http://www.blueprintsoftwareworks.com/netdrive/.

NASM version 2.00 RC3 has been released as of 11/29/2007. The NASM assembler has support for X86 multimedia extensions, and supports a various number of object formats, including the old .OBJ format of the Borland compilers. Use search key nasm on Hobbes.

Recoll version 1.8.2 has been released as of 11/27/2007. This is a personal full text search tool. It is based on the Xapian back-end, with a feature-rich WPS graphical interface, and is licensed under the GPL. Go to http://web.os2power.com/yuri/Recoll/.

wxWidgets version 2.8.7 has been released as of 11/27/2007. This is a sophisticated cross-platorm C++ framework for writing advanced GUI applications using (where possible) the native controls. Go to http://www.wxwidgets.org/.

SmartSVN version 3.0.5 has been released as of 12/13/2007. This is a Java Subversion GUI client, with features such as built-in File Compare / Merge, Change Report or Tag and Branch handling, etc. It requires Java 1.4.1 or higher. Go to http://www.syntevo.com/smartsvn/index.html.

The USB-based monitor for APC Back-UPS CS/ES is now at version 0.06b as of 12/10/2007. The web site is in Russian, but there is an English README file. Go to http://apcusbm.narod.ru/.

PMUnZip version 1.0 has been released as of 12/09/2007. This is a GUI front-end to InfoZip. Use search key pmunzip on Hobbes.

Moneydance 2007r5 build 587 has been released as of 12/18/2007. 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/.

TYPO3 version 4.1.5 has been released as of 12/16/2007. This is a Web Content Management system, released under the GPL, that uses Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Go to http://os4you.org/typo3v4goesos2en.html.

Privoxy (formerly known as JunkBuster) is now at version 3.0.7 beta as of 12/12/2007. This is a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy, filtering web page content, managing cookies, controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups, and other obnoxious Internet junk. Go to http://www.privoxy.org/.

Personal Cards Manager has been updated as of 11/29/2007. This enables you to store personal data about your friends, colleagues, and customers in objects on the desktop, offering your contacts in mail and applications. Go to http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/wpperson/.

K Movie Player version 0.4.0 has been released as of 12/29/2007. This is a movie player based on FFPlay, without SDL dependencies and support for DIVE, SNAP video overlays, and WarpOverlay. Use search key kmp on Hobbes.

A test version of MPlayer has been released as of 12/29/2007. This has support for DIVE, SNAP video overlays, and WarpOverlay. It also includes MEncoder, a simple movie encoder. Most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, and more are supported. Use search key mplayer on Hobbes.

SQLite version 3.4.2 has been released as of 12/27/2007. It is an embedded SQL database library. Go to http://members.pcug.org.au/~andymac/libraries/.

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


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Copyright 2008 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.