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April 2008


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

SeaMonkey version 1.1.9 has been released as of 03/27/2008. It is a continuation of the Mozilla Suite, which was discontinued in 2005. Go to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1.9/contrib/; the file name is seamonkey-1.1.9.en-US.os2.installer.exe (self-extracting executable), or seamonkey-1.1.9.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 2.0.0.13 as of 04/02/2008. 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/2.0.0.13/contrib/; the file name is firefox-2.0.0.13.en-US.os2.zip. More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/.

NOTES:

  1. If you are looking for an all-in-one suite similar to Mozilla, please take a look at SeaMonkey version 1.1.9 (see the previous item).
  2. Steve Wendt has a Warpzilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  3. This is primarily a bug-fix release and does not have any new functionality added.
  4. 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 Firefox 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'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 4 as of 03/11/2008. 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/3.0b4/contrib/; the file name is firefox-3.0b4.en-US.os2.zip. More info is at http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/.

NOTES:

  1. If you are looking for an all-in-one suite similar to Mozilla, please take a look at SeaMonkey version 1.1.9 (see the first item).
  2. Steve Wendt has a Warpzilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  3. 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 2.0.0.13 (see the previous item).
  4. 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 Firefox 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's notes on installing and running Firefox are at http://www.scoug.com/os24u/2003/scoug310.mozilla.html.

WarpIN version 1.0.17 has been released as of 03/12/2008. 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), or go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/warpin/, where it is a self-extracting executable. NOTE: More info on WarpIN is at http://warpin.netlabs.org/.

WPIView version 1.06rc3 has been released as of 03/18/2008. This is a utility to view, install, and extract WarpIN packages. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/wpiview/.

ProjectX version 0.9.7 has been released as of 03/03/2008. This is a This is a Java program that converts, repairs, and/or cuts DVB (MPEG-2) files. Included is some startup scripts. Go to http://www.rbri.de/projectx/projectx.html.

UPS Monitor has been updated as of 03/07/2008 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.

WPS-Wizard version 0.6.1a3 has been released as of 03/24/2008. 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. Cairo is used for rendering, so alpha-blending can be used. Go to http://svn.netlabs.org/wps-wizard/.

NOTES:

  1. There is a tutorial for those who want to create their own icon themes available at http://svn.netlabs.org/wps-wizard/wiki/IconTutorial.
  2. Additional info on the icon engine is at http://svn.netlabs.org/wps-wizard/wiki/IconEngine.

SDLMAME version 0.124 has been released as of 03/30/2008. This is a SDL version of the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. Use search key sdlmame on Hobbes.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.11.5.1 has been released as of 03/29/2008. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the web. Go to http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php.

File Commander/2 version 2.30-dev has been updated as of 03/20/2008. 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.

SmartSVN version 3.0.7 has been released as of 03/19/2008. 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.

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

Samba version 3.0.28a has been released as of 03/12/2008. 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.


This month's new listings - Drivers:

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

Paul has a test build of UniAud as of 03/25/2008 where the driver code has been updated to ALSA 1.0.16. This features better support for HDA than earlier builds of UniAud, and will eventually become UniAud version 2.0. Go to http://download.smedley.info/uniaud32-alsa-1.0.16-20080325.zip.

NOTE:

  1. The EMU10K1 driver (used by SB Live) is not currently included.


This month's new listings - Applications:

MindTerm version 3.2 has been released. This is a SSH client written in Java. Go to http://www.appgate.com/products/80_MindTerm/.

EmperoarTV version 2.00 has been released as of 03/12/2008. This application brings support for many DVB cards, as well as the Hauppauge PVR150/250/350/500 TV cards to the OS/2 platform, including high-quality MPEG2 hard disk recording and playback. You can listen to FM radio programs in stereo, watch TV programs in excellent image quality, and more. Also available is DVDFront, a front-end that simplifies the creation of video DVDs out of recordings made by EmperoarTV. It now supports both WarpOverlay and SNAP overlays. Go to http://www.s-t.de/emperoar/.

ScummVM version 0.11.1 has been released as of 02/29/2008. This allows you to run several adventure games, provided you have the data files. A number of games are supported, including some based on LucasArts' SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system, including Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max and more. There are even free downloads available for a few of the games. Go to http://www.scummvm.org/.

jRisk version 1.0.9.5 has been released as of 03/05/2008. This is a Java version of the game Risk. Go to http://jrisk.sourceforge.net/.

Rich Walsh has released RWS08DLL as of 03/09/2008. This is a set of DLL files that enable applications such as the upcoming Firefox version 3 and SeaMonkey version 2 to communicate with the WPS. When they are present, Mozilla apps can open downloads using their WPS default associations and can display the correct icons for various file types. RWS is an open-source project licensed under the Mozilla Public License. Use search key rws08dll on Hobbes.

Rich Walsh has also released Run! version 0.75 as of 03/29/2008. This program can eliminate the batch files and CONFIG.SYS entries often needed to start "helper-apps" (e.g. opening your Web browser from your e-mail client). It sets the current drive, directory, and BEGINLIBPATH= to the directory containing the .EXE, starts the program, then terminates. It can also set environment variables, change the priority, and more. Use search key run_ on Hobbes.

Nconvert version 4.90 has been released as of 03/14/2008. This is a multi-format image converter that supports over 300 graphics formats. Go to http://pagesperso-orange.fr/pierre.g/xnview/en_nconvert.html.

ImageJ version 1.39 has been released as of 03/13/2008. It is a powerful image-editing program requiring Java 1.3 or greater, with numerous plugins. Go to http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/.

RXULS version 0.5.2 has been released as of 03/12/2008. This is a REXX interface to selected parts of the OS/2 ULS (Universal Language Support) API, also known as the Unicode API. Use search key rxuls on Hobbes.

Octave version 3.0.0 has been released as of 03/12/2008. This is a high-level language, primarily intended for numerical compuatations. It provides a command-line interface for solving linear and non-linear problems numerically. Go to http://froloff.homeip.net/.

cdrtools version 2.01.01a37 has been released as of 01/21/2008. It contains cdrecord, readcd, cdda2wav, and mkisofs. You can burn single- session, multi-session, or audio CDs. It works without the need for ASPIROUT, and even supports USB drives. Go to http://froloff.homeip.net/.

Nice-OS/2 Enhancer version 5.5 has been released as of 03/11/2008. This application adds new features to the OS/2 PM interface: extended scrolling, window skinning, keyboard/mouse actions, window positioning, logon scripts, priority management, window list cleaning, text-mode window additions, SSH console control, Firefox and Wiki keys, various patches for OS/2 and the WPS. Use search key nice-os2 on Hobbes.

Guiffy, which has been presented at SCOUG general meetings in the past, is now at version 8.4 as of 03/24/2008. It is a file compare / merge (diff-like) tool with a GUI implemented in Java. Go to http://www.guiffy.com/.

Moneydance 2008 build 606 has been released as of 03/28/2008. 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/.

Firecast has been updated as of 03/25/2008. This is a media server that can be used to create a streaming radio station. There is also a PM123 plugin available. Go to http://digi.os2.snc.ru/eng/firecast.

General Network Utilities has been updated as of 03/24/2008. This is a powerful Internet diagnostic tool kit 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 directly or through your ISP. Go to http://ecomstation.ru/projects/gnu/.

PDFMergeNX version 2.0 test has been updated as of 03/20/2008. 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/.

Pkg-Config version 0.23 has been released as of 03/18/2008. This is used in Unix build setups to get appropriate CFLAGS, LIBS, and other related variables. Use search key pkg-config on Hobbes.

Jeti/2 version 0.7.7 has been released as of 03/17/2008. 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.

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

Ghostscript version 8.62 has been released as of 03/25/2008. This is an interpreter for the PostScript language; it is also the display engine for GSView. Go to http://www.smedley.info/os2ports/index.php?page=ghostscript.

NOTE:

  1. More info on Ghostscript is at http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/.

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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.