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May 2008


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by Gary Wong

Updates from last month's column:

The Warpzilla team has released Firefox 2.0.0.14 as of 04/18/2008. 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/2.0.0.14/contrib/; the file name is firefox-2.0.0.14.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 Apr. 2008 Download!.
  2. Steve Wendt has a Warpzilla tips page at http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html.
  3. This fixes a JavaScript-related security bug 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://www.os2site.com/sw/dev/gcc/old/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.

Peter Weilbacher has released Firefox 3.0 beta 5 as of 04/09/2008. 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/3.0b5/contrib/; the file name is firefox-3.0b5.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 Apr. 2008 Download!.
  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 2.0.0.14 (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://www.os2site.com/sw/dev/gcc/old/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.

WPIView version 1.06rc5 has been released as of 04/05/2008. This is a utility to view, install, and extract WarpIN packages. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/wpiview/.

File Commander/2 version 2.30-dev has been updated as of 04/24/2008. This is a Norton Commander clone for OS/2. Go to http://silk.apana.org.au/fc2development.html.

NOTE:

  1. The stable version 2.20 is available at http://silk.apana.org.au/fc.html.

Firecast has been updated as of 04/18/2008. 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.

ImageJ version 1.40 has been released as of 04/18/2008. It is a powerful image-editing program requiring Java 1.3 or greater, with numerous plugins. Go to http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/.

SmartSVN version 3.0.8 has been released as of 04/14/2008. 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.

PHPMyAdmin version 2.11.6 has been released as of 04/29/2008. This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the web. Go to http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php.

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

UniAud32 version 1.9.3 has been released as of 04/05/2008. In this version, 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/uniaud32-1.9.3.zip.

NOTE:

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


This month's new listings - Drivers:

DaniS506 version 1.8.4 has been released as of 04/18/2008. 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.

Universal Audio version 1.1.4 RC6 has been released as of 04/06/2008. This is based on the GPL ALSA Project from Linux and provides drivers for various sound chipsets. It now has support for ACPI, but users with HDA chipsets should continue to test the 1.9.x series of UniAud32 builds (see Paul Smedley's version of UniAud32 version 1.9.3 above). Go to http://svn.netlabs.org/uniaud/.

FAT32.IFS version 0.9.12 has been released as of 04/16/2008. This is based on Henk Kelder's code, and includes many fixes over the previous versions. Go to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/fat32/.


This month's new listings - Applications:

DFSee, which has been presented by Tony Butka at previous SCOUG general meetings, is now at version 9.08 as of 04/18/2008. 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.

Sunbird version 0.8 has been released as of 04/12/2008. This is the stand-alone Mozilla calendaring program. Go to http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/sunbird/releases/0.8/contrib/os2/.

NOTE:

  1. More info on Sunbird is at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/.

Lightning version 0.8 has been released as of 04/12/2008. This is a Thunderbird extension that provides calendar support. Go to http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/lightning/releases/0.8/contrib/os2/.

NOTE:

  1. More info on Sunbird is at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/.

Lout Document Formatting System version 3.36 has been released as of 04/06/2008. This is a multi-lingual document formatting system, producing PostScript and PDF output from text mark-up. Go to http://www.zeta.org.au/~nps/software/lout/en/, or use search key lout on Hobbes.

SQLite Browser version 1.3a has been released as of 04/02/2008. This is a visual tool used to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite. Use search key sqlitebrowser on Hobbes.

SmartCVS version 6.0.8 has been released as of 03/31/2008. 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/.

DVDDAO version 2.0.4 has been released as of 04/29/2008. This is a tool for writing DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM discs. Use search key dvddao on Hobbes.

Simple Samba Configuration Center has been updated as of 04/17/2008. This allows you to edit an available SMB.CONF, already available keys, and add and remove shares and printers. There are also other Samba- related utilities on the web site. Go to http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/samba/.

A USB-based monitor for APC Back-UPS CS/ES is now at version 0.07b as of 04/14/2008. The web site is in Russian, but there is an English README file. Go to http://apcusbm.narod.ru/.

Maul Publisher version 3.15 has been released as of 04/26/2008. 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 top-bound booklets and top-folding booklets, centering margins on printers with odd margins, and multi-way folding sheets and maps. Go to http://www.manglais.com/.

NOTES:

  1. You can also use search key maule on Hobbes.
  2. There is a language translation toolkit, so that anyone interested can provide translations for their native languages; for that, use search key maulettk on Hobbes.

The NTFS plugin for NetDrive is at version 1.0 as of 04/23/2008. This allows read/write access to NTFS partitions. Use search key ndpntfs on Hobbes.

JExpress version 7.1.7 has been released as of 04/16/2008. This allows you to create Java-based multi-lingual installers and auto-updaters. An easy-to-use Swing interface allows you to design your installers quickly without requiring any programming. It can also select the exact classes your Java app uses, build your directory tree, and produce JAR files. Go to http://www.denova.com/.

PrefBar version 4.1 has been released as of 05/04/2008. It allows you to configure several Mozilla settings on the fly, and incorporates the features of UABar. Go to http://prefbar.mozdev.org/.

The Java Image Browser Sorter is now at version 2.2.0 as of 05/03/2008. This program requires Java 1.4. Go to http://img-browse-sort.sourceforge.net/.

ClamAV version 0.93 has been released as of 05/01/2008. 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.

eComstation Maintenance Tool version 2.2.0.2 has been released as of 04/29/2008. 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 "Download the latest software and updates", then scroll to the bottom to download the Tool.

Iron Spring PL/I alpha version 0.5e has been released as of 04/25/2008. This is a compiler for the PL/I programming language. According to Steve Wendt, it is currently missing some featues. Go to http://www.iron-spring.com/.

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

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