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March 2008


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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 9.07 as of 02/22/2008. 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.

WPS-Wizard version 0.6.1a2 has been released as of 02/03/2008. 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/.

NOTES:

  1. Some PNG icon themes are available at ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/wps-wizard/theme/.
  2. Version 1.3 of some "dark glass" PNG icon themes (as of 01/14/2008) are at ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/.

Simple Samba Configuration Center has been updated as of 01/30/2008. 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/.

The Java Image Browser Sorter version 2.1.1 has been released as of 01/27/2008. This program requires Java 1.4. Go to http://img-browse-sort.sourceforge.net/.

SmartCVS version 6.0.7 has been released as of 02/18/2008. 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/index.html.

WDSibyl has been updated as of 02/17/2008. This is an open-source continuation of the commercial product Sibyl, which is a Pascal/Delphi compiler. Go to http://www.wdsibyl.org/.

ChatZilla version 0.9.81 has been released as of 02/16/2008. 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/.

Mr. Message has been updated as of 02/24/2008. 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/.

A test version of MPlayer has been released as of 02/16/2008. This has support for DIVE, SNAP video overlays, WarpOverlay, and Win32 codecs. It also includes MEncoder, a simple movie encoder. Most MPEG/VOB, AVI, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, and more are supported. Use search key mplayer on Hobbes.

bootAble version 6.0 has been released as of 02/29/2008. 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/.

FM/2 version 3.10.0 has been released as of 03/02/2008. This is an open-source GUI file manager program, with lots of extra helper utilities. Use search key fm2- on Hobbes.

NOTES:

  1. You need WarpIN to install.
  2. Source code is available at NetLabs (http://svn.netlabs.org/fm2/).

PHPMyAdmin version 2.11.5 has been released as of 03/01/2008. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the web. Go to http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php.

From this month's "Paul Smedley is busy" file:


This month's new listings - Drivers:

DaniS506 version 1.8.2 has been released as of 02/24/2008. It is a replacement for IBM's EIDE driver (IBM1S506), which features: support for various chipsets, including Intel, VIA, AMD, Nvidia, ATI, etc., 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.

GenMAC Wrapper version 2.20 for wireless adapters has been released. This wrapper allows the use of Win32 network adapter drivers, for Atheros, Broadcom, Intel, Marvell, nForce, and other chipsets. Go to http://genmac.netlabs.org/.

NOTE: Also available is GenMAC version 2.0 release 3, which is a "generalized driver" for network cards, which properly supports Resource Manager and APM. It currently supports the following NICs: SIS 900, nForce2 MCP-T, nForce MCP-T, NS-DP83820 Gigabit, and 3Com 3C90xC (including the Mini-PCI versions). Go to http://www.os2warp.be/index2.php?name=genmac.


This month's new listings - Applications:

SeaMonkey version 1.1.8 has been released as of 02/07/2008. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued in 2005. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1.8/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.1.8.en-US.os2.installer.exe (self-extracting executable), or seamonkey-1.1.8.en-US.os2.zip (zip file version). More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/ and http://www.seamonkey-project.org/.

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; however, according to Peter Weilbacher, Cairo support has now been activated, so it now supports SVG and Canvas.
  3. If you are upgrading from SeaMonkey version 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, or in x:\ECS\DLL (which is where I have it on my eComStation machine).
  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 Firefox 2.0.0.12 as of 02/19/2008. 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/2.0.0.12/contrib/; the file name is firefox-2.0.0.12.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, or in x:\ECS\DLL (which is where I have it on my eComStation machine).
  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 Firefox 3.0 beta 3 as of 02/12/2008. 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/3.0b3/contrib/; the file name is firefox-3.0b3.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 2.0.0.12 (see previous item).
  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, or in x:\ECS\DLL (which is where I have it on my eComStation machine).
  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 2.0.0.12 as of 03/03/2008. 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 contain 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/2.0.0.12/contrib/; the file name is thunderbird-2.0.0.12.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, or in x:\ECS\DLL (which is where I have it on my eComStation machine).
  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.

Mozilla Registry Tools version 0.1.0 has been released as of 02/24/2008. These are REXX tools to convert Mozilla's REGISTRY.DAT to a plain text file and back; this allows you to make changes to the file without worrying about the binary format. Use search key mrtool on Hobbes.

MozCall version 0.3.0 has been released as of 02/25/2008. This is a script for running Mozilla apps to enable/disable environment variables, allow concurrent execution, and with profile roaming support built-in. Use search key mozcall on Hobbes.

File Commander/2 version 2.30-dev has been updated as of 02/24/2008. 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.

FileStar/2 version 3.00.02 has been released as of 01/30/2008. This file manager now includes FlexEdit, a graphical hex editor, which is also available separately. Go to http://ftp.filestar.com/public/filestar/downloads_index.html.

NOTES:

  1. More info on FileStar/2 is at http://www.filestar.com/.
  2. More info on FlexEdit is at http://www.filestar.com/pages/fsv3disc/fedit.html.
  3. Both programs require registration keys; links to obtain the keys from BMT Micro or Mensys are available from http://ftp.filestar.com/public/filestar/downloads_index.html.

ePDF version 2.99 has been released. This is a PM tool for PostScript to PDF conversion, which uses GhostScript as the back-end. Go to http://www.subsys.de/epdf/download/epdf299.zip.

Iron Spring PL/I alpha version 0.5d has been released as of 01/30/2008. This is a compiler for the PL/I programming language; according to Steve Wendt, it is currently missing some features. Go to http://www.iron-spring.com/.

WarpIN version 1.0.16 has been released as of 02/19/2008. This is an open-source PM installer/uninstaller that can also install quietly through environmental variables. It also offers self-installing executables. Use search key warpin- on Hobbes (a zip file). NOTE: More info on WarpIN is at http://warpin.netlabs.org/.

UPS Monitor has been updated as of 02/22/2008 for several UPS types. Also available is UPS Monitor Daemon, a small VIO program that monitors a UPS connected to a serial port, logs power events and performs a graceful shutdown of the operating system. Go to http://home.att.net/~LPAInfo/upsmonitor.html.

ProjectX version 0.9.6 has been released. This is a Java program that converts, repairs, and/or cuts DVB (MPEG-2) files. Go to http://www.rbri.de/projectx/projectx.html.

SDLMAME version 0.123 has been released as of 02/17/2008. This is a SDL version of the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. Use search key sdlmame on Hobbes.

SQLite Browser version 1.3 has been released as of 02/17/2008. This is a visual tool to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite. Use search key sqlitebrowser on Hobbes.

MTPSYNC version 0.0.1 has been released as of 02/16/2008. This is a utility to work with USB MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) devices. Use search key mtpsync on Hobbes.

A toolkit to create subtitles on DVD from SRT files has been released as of 02/16/2008. Use search key subtitles on Hobbes.

PhotoRec version 6.9 has been released as of 02/14/2008. This is a file data recovery application designed to recover lost pictures and other data files from digital camera memory or hard disks. Also available is TestDisk, a tool for partition analysis and recovery. Go to http://www.fbakan.de/photorec-os2.htm.

ClamAV version 0.92.1 has been released as of 02/12/2008. 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). Go to http://web.os2power.com/yuri/ClamAV.

A FFmpeg plugin for PM123 has been released as of 02/11/2008. This allows you to play audio files supported by the FFmpeg library, such as Windows Media Audio (WMA) files. Use search key fmgplay on Hobbes.

SmartSVN version 3.0.6 has been released as of 02/11/2008. 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/index.html.

PLCash version 2.00 build 2197 has been released as of 02/05/2008. This is a financial app, intended to replace Quicken, which requires Java 1.4. Go to http://www.arachnoid.com/PLCash/.

EMT4PM version 4.36 has been released as of 01/27/2008. It is a PM utility to build disk images, and write images to disk. Go to http://dvalot.free.fr/emtcopy.htm.

FreePM version 4.21 was released a few months ago (10/31/2007). This displays the available free space on any partition. Go to http://dvalot.free.fr/tools.htm.

Ogg Vorbis version 1.2.0 was released a few months ago (07/29/2007). It is an audio compression format similar to MP3, but free of patented algorithms and fully open-source. Included are an encoder, decoder, player, PM123 plugin, and more. Also available is OggEncPM version 0.9.1, a basic front-end for the encoder. Go to http://silk.apana.org.au/vorbis/.

Zip Control version 3.0.14 was released nearly a year ago (04/08/2007). This is a Java front-end to Zip / UnZip / PKZip. Archive functions supported include: viewing, deleting, printing, unzipping, create new, encryption/decryption, test-run, and virus scanning. Go to http://www.rpfsoftware.com/.

FTE version 0.5.01+ has been released as of 03/02/2008. This is a GPL text editor for developers. Use search key fte- on Hobbes. NOTE: More info about FTE is at http://fte.sourceforge.net/.

WPIView version 1.06rc1 has been released as of 03/01/2008. This is a utility to view, install, and extract WarpIN packages. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/wpiview/.

DOSBox Front End version 4.9.5 has been released as of 02/27/2008. This is a GUI front-end for launching games using DOSBox. Use search key dosboxfront on Hobbes.

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

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