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May 1998

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May 22, 1998 - VOICE would like to announce that we have a project in the works to put a "Help Desk" online and need members to assist. Wayne Swanson, of PillarSoft - will provide a complimentary license for Enhanced EE Editor to those that participate in the project. So come to the next VOICE meeting on IRC and give Wayne and his crew a helping hand.

May 22, 1998 - The Virtual OS/2 International Consumer Education ( in conjunction with GammaTech ( wishes to announce that V.O.I.C.E. members will now be eligible for a discount on GammaTech IRC 3.0. The normal price is $39.95 but as a V.O.I.C.E. member you may license and download the product for $24.95, a 40% savings!

For more information on this special deal, please contact Peter Lazenby, the V.O.I.C.E. Treasurer, at .

For more information on becoming a V.O.I.C.E. member, please see out web page at

May 21, 1998 - The V.O.I.C.E. IRC meeting schedule for June, 1998 is as follows:

On Monday June 1 the Virtual OS/2 International Consumer Education, your VOICE in the OS/2 community, will hold a general meeting which is open to all OS/2 users and anyone else interested in OS/2. The session will be held in the #VOICE channel on the WEBBnet IRC network and will begin at 8pm US Eastern daylight-saving time (what is that, about midnight GMT?). For a list of current WEBBnet IRC servers please refer to -- if you're unfamiliar with IRC, visit Judy's Warped World's IRC Clients page (

On Monday June 15 we will hold a SpeakUp session on REXX programming. Guest speakers will include Wayne Swanson of Pillarsoft (, Dirk Terrell (author of HTML Wizard), and Jeff Teunissen (author of the DMI script for IRC clients). The session will again be held in the #VOICE channel on the WEBBnet IRC network and will begin at 8pm US Eastern daylight-saving time and will again be open to all OS/2 users (or anyone interested in OS/2), though plans are still underway to make the SpeakUp sessions by V.O.I.C.E. membership only at some point in the not-too-distant future.

Please respond to for more information or better yet check out our web site for information on IRC, WEBBnet and VOICE meetings -

V.O.I.C.E. is a non-profit, virtual OS/2 user group promoting OS/2 use in the home and SOHO environments.

May 21, 1998 - IBM and Symantec have announced an agreement to co-develop anti-virus software applications. Because of this IBM will no longer issue updates to IBM's Anti-Virus product. Symantec will release the jointly developed product for all existing IBM AV platforms including OS/2. In addition they will also release a virus scanning application for all Lotus Notes platforms, again including OS/2. For more information on this please see - and

May 21, 1998 - Source Warpcast:
StarOffice 4.0 SP3 for OS/2 is available NOW. Alternatively, we are still working on the academic licensing agreement. This will take about four to six weeks.

Lutz Lindner
Star Division Corporation
6515 Dumbarton Circle
Fremont, CA 94555

Phone (510) 505-1470 or (888) STAR-022
Fax (510) 505-1475

May 20, 1998 - On Warpcast, Damon Matthews reports "I am looking into the possibility of an OS/2 user group for the UK. This is something I believe that UK OS/2 users are definitely missing.

Before I go and start anything, I want to first gauge interest. So, if you are interested, then please email me at and let me know.

If you would be willing to give a hand running this or have suggestions on any ideas then please let me know."

May 13, 1998

Opera Software ( has some new information about the status of Opera/2 [which is part of Project Magic (]:

"Resource files need to be translated. Other than that, good progress."

May 13, 1998

Snow Storm Software ( has released some updates:

Also new is the Snow Storm Software Gallery (, a collection of VRML models, VRML links, and free Escape GL modules.

May 13, 1998 - Source: Xavier Caballe (

Emtec has released a maintenance update of its FTP client for OS/2. You can download v5.01 from:

May 13, 1998 - Source: Steven Cadotte (

WarSim Beta Testers Needed

Steven Cadotte is looking for beta testers for WarSim. WarSim is an OS/2 PM turn based feudal war game. In WarSim 1 to 4 players battle the computer and each other for control of all the counties of the map. Each county is a simulated feudal community containing a class system. County managment includes: resource management, production, training, teaching, city improvements, population attitude and espionage. When all human players are finished their turn all turn instructions are executed at once.

You can download a demo version from here. If you would like to beta test this game please send email to: and place "Beta Program" in the subject line. If you would are playing the demo version and have comments, send e-mail to the above address but use "WarSim Demo" in the subject line.

May 13, 1998

From The full OS/2 JDK 1.1.4 has been refreshed.

The code at has been refreshed again, and can be found in the /pub/java/fixes/os2/11 directory

The Java -fullversion is JDK 1.1.4 IBM build o114-19980509

The following fixes are included in the new code:

May 12, 1998

I have recently uploaded installation/setup information which may be of use to OS/2 users who own/use the Tropez Plus sound card. There are various options/solutions for enabling the on-board 'WaveFront' wavetable synth. To read this info:

Just follow the links for 'musos/2' and '+ files'

May 11, 1998

Project:ToolBase, a database listing of OS/2 and OS/2 compatible hardware and software for the OS/2 Computer Publishing Platform, has returned to the Desktop Communications Web Site.

Project:ToolBase, a free service to the OS/2 community, is an attempt to let OS/2 publishing professionals and enthusiasts know what kind of tools are "out there" that can be used in an OS/2 publishing environment. Any software, DOS, OS/2, Windows 3.1, or Windows 95 (converted with the Win32-OS/2 conversion tools) that can be run in an OS/2 session and can be used in a publishing environment is eligible for listing.

If you have an application you would like to include the Project:ToolBase lists, or you know of an application that should be included, you can submit it yourself in the DTCWeb Feedback area.

The Desktop Communications web site


Project:ToolBase submission form

May 10, 1998

Beginning immediately, the development of CandyBarZ will be taken over by OS/2 Netlabs ( Among other things,this means that CandyBarZ will be free.

I have several reasons for taking this step, chief among them being lack of time. This move should not be interpreted as the death of another OS/2 developer. I will continue to work on CandyBarZ, along with Peter Garner ( and Eric Norman ( Peter will assume the organizational duties, and suggestions and problem reports should now be sent his way (gripes about this post should be sent my way).

I would like to thank everyone who has registered CandyBarZ and reassure them that their investment is secure. Development will continue, and many new features are planned. Image support is nearly complete, and my mailbox is overflowing with excellent suggestions for other enhancements.

Thank you for your support.


Matthew J. Wagner PsychoSemantic Software

May 9, 1998

Henk Kelder has released beta 0.72 of his FAT32.IFS, which allows FAT32 partitions to be accessed from OS/2. (FAT32 is Microsoft's new filesystem for Win95 OSR 2.x and above)

This beta is available from:

May 7, 1998

[This was copied straight from the stardivision newsgroup. It was posted: 6 May 1998 13:47:56 +0200]

Dear StarOffice user,

from now on you can reach our colleagues in the US under the following address:

Star Division Corp.
6515 Dumbarton Circle
Fremont, CA 94555

Mainline: (510) 505-1470 or (888) STAR-022

Support: (510) 505-1490
Fax: (510) 505-1475

This just for your information.
Thank you for your attention
Kind regards

Markus Thuerk
Star Division Customer Support

[I called Star Division and was told that both SO4 and SO5 should be availavle in General Release by the end of this quarter. (why they choose to release both at the same time, I have no idea) They said that the SO5 OS/2 and Java versions would not be out until after the windows version. I believe he mentioned quarter 3. If you buy SO4 you get a free upgrade to SO5 (I assume this is because SO4 OS/2 will be out before SO5 OS/2, although both versions for Windows should be coming out at the same time). I'm also assuming that since I started off by mentioning the English version that these dates are for the English version. I was also told that the going price of a copy would be $295. I don't know how much credence can be given to this information, but at least now there is a place to call and people to talk too.]

May 7, 1998 - Source: By Claudia Graziano, PC Week Online

IBM to target low-end computing with OS/2 Warp

Once intended to rival Microsoft Corp.'s Windows NT Server and Novell Inc.'s NetWare, IBM's OS/2 Warp Server is now being relegated to the low end of the server operating system spectrum.

The next major release of OS/2 Warp-code-named Aurora and due in the first half of 1999-will serve as an entry-level solution for corporate customers intent on making Java the centerpiece of their network computing strategies, IBM officials said.

"We're strong believers in thin-client computing," said Jeff Smith, director of OS/2 business line management for IBM in Austin, Texas. "We will continue to position OS/2 as an entry-level server for customers who want to simplify the role of network clients in a workplace and lower their total cost of ownership."

Key to that strategy will also be continued enhancements to IBM's Workspace on Demand client management software, Smith said. An updated version of Workspace on Demand-which will include the ability to reboot clients remotely via IP instead of NetBIOS-is due in the fourth quarter.

Features slated for Aurora include a journaling file system borrowed from IBM's AIX operating system to improve server availability, year 2000 compliance and support for the euro currency. So far, IBM has no plans yet to make OS/2 Warp Server over into a 64-bit operating system to run on Intel Corp.'s Merced.

"We're taking a wait-and-see approach with Merced," Smith said. The decision to port OS/2 Warp to Merced will depend on customer demand, he added.

IBM, of Armonk, N.Y., can be reached at

May 6, 1998

The OS/2 Process Documentation project housed at:

has been updated. The object of the project is to document just what each of those processes that get launched by the default OS/2 CONFIG.SYS actually do. I'm sure we've all wondered at some stage exactly what LSDAEMON.EXE does, why it's there, whether you can kill it and reclaim valuable RAM, and so on. Hopefully, one day we'll have the answer to those questions, for all those 20 odd processes that are running before we even launch an app. This project keeps track of this information as it comes to light.

May 5, 1998

AUSTIN, May 5, 1998 . . . IBM today announced several enhancements for the OS/2* Warp Server family of products improving system management and back-up and recovery capabilities. In addition, IBM has outlined plans for a new version of OS/2 Warp Server and the next release of WorkSpace On-Demand, IBM's server-managed client operating system.

IBM plans to introduce this next release into the OS/2 Warp Server family of products in early 1999 and will serve as IBM's entry level server platform for running e-business applications. In addition, IBM's new release of WorkSpace On-Demand is also targeted for early 1999 and will offer customers support for a broader range of hardware devices.

"We continue to strengthen the OS/2 Warp Server platform as a true enterprise solution to meet our customers needs today," said Jeff Smith, director of IBM's OS/2 Business Unit. "As more companies become e-businesses, we want to offer an entry-level server platform that will provide all of the features and functionality needed to build a network computing architecture that can grow to meet customer's expanding e-business demands in the future."

New Features for Today's OS/2 Warp Server

OS/2 Warp Server systems management provides network administrators with a highly flexible tool that allows them to configure, monitor, and manage local and remote systems in a heterogeneous environment. This new update offers administrators management of Windows NT 4.0 clients, expanded hardware support, and added functionality such as continuous resource monitoring, utilization reports for all servers, and report generation ranging from hourly to monthly.

IBM's backup and recovery feature in OS/2 Warp Server provides users with non-stop system backup and recovery functionality through an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) or a new command-line interface. This enables users to schedule backups to run with minimum intervention and allows for lost files to be restored in minutes with its unique indexing facility. New features included in OS/2 Warp Server's backup and recovery include:

Large Network Administration and Backup -- In addition to the easy-to-use graphical interface, the new command-line interface now offers network administrators flexibility to automate and customize the backup process for large networks.

Dual Device Backup Set and Removable Media Support -- Administrators can now backup data on one or more different backup devices allowing for full system backups to a tape drive, with incremental backup on a quick access drive. The tape drive can be used for disaster recovery while the removable drive, such as IOMEGA JAZ and ZIP drives, can be locally available for quick recovery. This allows an administrator to take advantage of the price, capacity, and speed characteristics of different storage devices, minimizing the time needed to recover an up-to-date system.

The new systems management and backup and recovery functionality that has been added to OS/2 Warp Server is available today from Software Choice, IBM's Internet software delivery site, at Roadmap Includes New Version of OS/2 Warp Server and WorkSpace On-Demand

The next release of OS/2 Warp Server is planned for beta availability in late 1998 and will be IBM's entry level e-business server and an ideal platform to help reduce the total cost of management with WorkSpace On-Demand. In addition to all of the feature and functionality found in today's OS/2 Warp Server, the new release will offer customers out-of-box support for Year 2000 and Eurocurrency -- two critical issues businesses are facing today. It will also include a high-performance Journaling File System offering faster performance, improved scalability, and enhanced Web serving capabilities. General availability is planned for early 1999.

The plans for the new release of WorkSpace On-Demand include support of a broader set of hardware using standard IP Protocols allowing customers to continue to build upon their existing hardware investments. IBM also plans to provide additional pre-configured machine classes for hardware that has broad appeal to today's customers. One example of the extended pre-configured machine class support, will be WorkSpace On-Demand's support for select IBM Network Stations. Additional planned enhancements will focus on continued ease-of-use for administrators by enhancing WorkSpace On-Demand's application installation and machine class creation tools.

This release will also include Java 1.1.6 with support for additional releases as they become available. General availability is planned for the fourth quarter of 1998.

IBM Software

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* IBM and OS/2 Warp are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
**Windows 95 and Windows NT are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

May 5, 1998

The Spanish Team OS/2 has a java-based chat at

Usually, we have virtual-meetings every Thursday at 10:00 pm (Spanish time, 04:00 pm EDT, US Eastern Daylight saving Time), but the channel is opened 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Everyone is invited to join us, but be aware that the language of this channel is, obviously, Spanish.

May 5, 1998

From IBM Network Computing Software Support News -

Fix for hang on some non-Intel systems with FP 35


Some system with non-Intel CPUs are experiencing TRAP 0006 or Hnags at boot after installing Warp 3 FixPak 35. APAR PJ25494 was opened for this problem. Look at PJ25494.TXT for more information and installation instructions.

May 4, 1998

VOICE holds a general meeting in IRC amidst some problems with the IRC network's digital line provider.

Among the issues discussed, VOICE agreed on a June 15 date for a SpeakUp session with REXX programmers. Thus far, the guest speakers for this SpeakUp include Wayne Swanson of PillarSoft, Dirk Terrell of, and Jeff Teunissen, President of Dusk To Dawn Computing and author of the DMI script for GTIRC, IRCii, and Internet Adventurer.

Further points of interest include Judy McDermott talking about her new website, some channel bot oddities, and some additional discussion of Warpstock '98.

The entire transcript can be read at

May 3, 1998

I've created a mailing list for the users of Lotus SmartSuite for OS/2. It is open to anyone that wants to subscribe.

To subscribe to this list, send a message to

The send a message to the list, use the address:

(only subscribers can post messages).

An archive of messages sent to the mailing list is available on the Web at

May 3, 1998

Version 1.0 of the Open Object Library (OOL) has been released.


The Open Object Library (OOL) is a C++ class library for Warp 3 or higher. It contains classes for

The OOL works with following compilers:

The OOL is copyrighted freeware.

Files of the OOL

The OOL is shipped in three packages:

source, header-files, samples, course, documentation in INF-format, ~1.1 MB

DLLs and import librarys for EMX 0.9b (or higher), ~570 KB

DLLs and import librarys for Visual Age C++, ~470 KB

Have a look at in order to download the OOL. I also uploaded the archives to; they should appear in soon.

Related resources are

May 1, 1998 - Source: Don Eitner, VOICE Secretary & Assistant Editor

On May 18, 1998, the Virtual OS/2 International Consumer Education, your VOICE in the OS/2 community, will hold a SpeakUp session with Christopher B. Wright of Desktop Communications ( The session will be held in the #VOICE channel on the WEBBnet IRC network and will begin at 8pm US Eastern daylight-saving time (what is that, about midnight GMT?). For a list of current WEBBnet IRC servers please refer to -- if you're unfamiliar with IRC, visit Judy's Warped World's IRC Clients page (

This session will again be open to all OS/2 users (or anyone interested in OS/2), though plans are still underway to make the SpeakUp sessions by V.O.I.C.E. membership only at some point in the not-too-distant future.

Please respond to for more information or better yet check out our web site for more information on IRC, WEBBnet and VOICE meetings -

V.O.I.C.E. is a non-profit, virtual OS/2 user group promoting OS/2 use in the home and small business environments.

April 30, 1998

Hello, folks. Thought I'd give you all a short update on a few items...

  1. Well, we finally have our first post to about getting together to share travel expenses. So there's a little buzz starting. (Thank you, Esther, for keeping us on our toes about getting that healthy buzz started!)
  2. Jim Urban has just informed me that Yahoo, Excite, Event Seeker, and other relevant indexing services for trade shows and web sites (generally) should have our web site listed shortly. (Thank you, Jim!) We're also going to be listed on Trade Show Central as soon as we get that *@#$& Microsoft Word document converted.
  3. Exhibitor and guest registrations have been going very well indeed. A reminder that there's only about 30 days left to take advantage of the super early registration, and the secure order form is up and running at
  4. The most significant new web browser should be unveiled at Warpstock '98. The development group has promised a speaker for us. I can't say what the browser is, but I think you all probably know what it is.
  5. There have been some rather significant enhancements to the web site in the past several days. Notably the speaker sign-up information is now available. Also there's a new "Frequently Asked Questions" list. The schedule of events has been dramatically improved. There are now links to our European colleagues for Warpstock in Germany. The "supporters" page will be going up soon as well.
  6. I've managed to reserve a dedicated phone number in Chicago (which will have an answering machine) for Warpstock use, starting probably about mid-May.

I do have at least one question for the folks on this mailing list...

Would you be interested in hearing from a political speaker at our Closing Ceremonies on Sunday, for about 10 to 15 minutes? Someone who would speak at least briefly about Microsoft antitrust issues? Or would you prefer some other use of that time?

Timothy F. Sipples
IBM Network Computing Software (Chicago)
Sent with Lotus Notes for OS/2 Warp

April 30, 1998

IBM has just updated the IDEDASD.EXE file (04/27/98) for improvements made upon removeable media support. This file brings removable disk support up to the level of FixPak 6 (for Warp 4) or 35 (for Warp 3) so if you have installed either of those FixPaks (or newer ones) this update is not required. Check it out at IBM's Device Drive Pak:

April 30, 1998 - Source: Martin R. Hadam (

IBM has revamped their beta program:

Currently available is JVM1.1.6 once you subscribe, you can get access to JVM 1.1.6

April 29, 1998


Experienced OS/2 software engineers are needed to develop state-of-the-art Internet electronic commerce software components at a world class technology company.

Positions require solid knowledge of OS/2. Knowledge of UNIX systems is highly desirable. Strong knowledge of C/C++ required, Java highly desirable.

Excellent compensation rates. Excellent work environment. Potential for permanent placement if desired.

If interested, please contact us via any of the following methods:

Fax: 703 242 6359

April 24, 1998

Crystal has released new OS/2 audio drivers at:

from the webpage:
File Date: Fri Apr 17 1998
File Size: 247 Kb
Description: OS/2 Merlin and OS/2 Warp Audio and Wavetable drivers for the following parts: CS4236B, CS4237B, CS4238B, CS4235, and CS4239. The MPU-401 driver in the 2.05 kit is for: CS9236. (after downloading the file be sure to read the relnotes.txt file)
File Date: Fri Apr 17 1998
File Size: 247 Kb
Description: OS/2Merlin and OS/2 Warp Audio and FM drivers for the following parts: CS4236B, CS4237B, CS4238B, CS4235, and CS4239. (after downloading the file be sure to read the relnotes.txt file)
But if you unpack them, the readme and relnotes files still state v2.02, but the drivers look like they have been updated.

To download them directly:

April 24, 1998 - Source: Judy McDermott, VOICE Liaison Officer

Jikes, the java compiler, has been updated from 0.19 to 0.31. It can be d/l from the AlphaWorks site.

April 22, 1998

This message comes to you from the WarpSpeed Computers mailing list facility. These lists can be administered by users at:

The following files have been updated/released:


GUDisk - Graham Utilities WPS Disk Class
Last modified: 21 Apr 98

Beta: Release Notes
Release V1.03

I believe that everything in the GUDisk module is complete, please let me know if you find anything wrong.

I have implemented the DeskMan2QuerySetup method, so the GUDisk class should respond to and use either DeskMan/2 or Object Desktop to save its data.

The GUDisk.Hlp file is now mostly complete. It is only missing some of the stuff needed for the individual commands. All of the class reference and programming information is considered to be complete.

InstWPS.Exe is used to install the class. Make sure that GUDisk.Dll is in a path in your LIBPATH statement - the directory where you installed the text version of The Graham Utilities for OS/2, V2.00 will do fine (assuming that you updated CONFIG.SYS in the original install). INSTWPS will install the class, INSTWPS -d will deregister the classes. A reboot is necessary at each stage. Or, you can use killem or something similar to kill PMSHELL.EXE - just make sure that the INI's have been written to disk.

Please let me know what you find or any other comments.



WPSoundPalette - WPS Sound Scheme Palette Class
Last modified: 21 Apr 98

Beta: Release Notes
Release V1.02

I have implemented a WPS class that encances your Warp 4/Warp 3 system. Warp 4 comes with the concept of "Sound Schemes". A Sound Scheme is a logical collection of sound files that are grouped together to form a theme/scheme. Under Warp 4, there are 4 schemes provided. However, IBM in their infinite wisdom did not give us any means of (easily) editing/adding/deleting these schemes. The WPSoundPalette (WPSndPal) class is intended to do just that.

InstWPS will register the WPSoundPalette class, InstWPS -d will deregister the class.

I have implemented the DeskMan2QuerySetup method, so the WPSoundPalette class should respond to and use either DeskMan/2 or Object Desktop to save its data. [Could someone please test this and get back to me with the results???]

Currently there is no help for it.

The Apply button in the edit dialog should do the same as a drag/drop operation to the desktop.

I believe that the code is now complete, all I have to do is to finish the on-line help file.

Please let me know what you find or any other comments.


Both of these files can be found at:

April 22, 1998


Following some discussion on email I've set up the UK OS/2 mailing list (yes, I finally figured out majordomo for OS/2). To subscribe, send a message with 'subscribe os2uk' in the body to

Don't worry if you don't seem to get a reply immediately - the messages are collected less frequently than for many lists (I can't afford all that online time!)



April 22, 1998 - Source: Mark Dodel, VOICE Editor

In case any Warp 3.0 users missed this, Fixpack 35 was pulled April 16th, but starting April 20th, some national versions were re-released with a fix.

NOTICE for Warp Fixpak 35 Users


IBM has discovered a problem with the IPSRAID.ADD device driver that is contained in previously released versions of FP35. This driver will cause machines containing the ServeRAID II disk subsystem to fail to boot after installation of the fixpak. We are releasing an updated version of FP35 with a new version of this file. Users of FP35 that do not have thishardware configuration are unaffected and should not have to install the new version. Users of ServeRaid II should only install this new version of FP35. Here is how you can tell which version you have:

Initial FP35:

(Released in US, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Dutch, Italian, French and Danish)
Diskette images dated prior to 04-15-98
README.1ST dated prior to 04-15-98
IPSRAID.ADD dated 12-05-98, 18714 bytes (listed in README.1ST or in \OS2\BOOT directory)

New FP35:

Diskette images dated on or after 04-15-98
README.1ST dated on or after 04-15-98
IPSRAID.ADD dated 03-10-98, 19922 bytes (listed in README.1ST or in \OS2\BOOT directory)

If you have already installed the initial version of FP35, you may install the new FP35 and the driver will be replaced, or you can access the driver at where you will need to enter the search string of: ServeRAID II device driver. This will bring up the US and Japanese version of this driver to choose from as well as the associated text file. Use the US version for all Single Byte versions of FP35.

We have removed all of the fixpaks from our internal and external sites. We are in the process of replacing these fixpaks with the new version. This will take a few days to complete. When we have completed replacement of FP 35, you will be pointed to the New FP 35.

Following Fixpak 35's have been released or re-released. Find the country you require in the table the links below point to then select Fixpak 35 for the RSU enabled version or the AlsoAvailable link for the diskette images.

English-US 1998/04/20
Danish 1998/04/21
German 1998/04/21
English-UK 1998/04/21
Portuguese 1998/04/21
Spanish 1998/04/21

April 21, 1998

**** OS/2 Software Developers Wanted ****

We are a small medical laboratory equipment manufacturer based in Palm Beach Gardens Florida. We have made our mark by exploiting leading edge technologies such as computer vision and neural networks. We are embarking upon an era which will move the medical laboratory into the Internet, and our expanding OS/2 development efforts have left us short handed.

We are looking for people who can function at all phases of the software design and development process. If you know and love OS/2, and would like to live in sunny South Florida, then send us your resume. Here are our minimum employment requirements:

Please send resumes to:

Human Resources - OS/2
Intelligent Medical Imaging, Inc.
4360 Northlake Blvd. Suite 214
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

or E-mail to:

Mark Nixon

Un montrealais living in Denmark

April 20, 1998

VOICE holds a SpeakUp session in IRC with Timothy Sipples about the upcoming Warpstock '98 event. Some highlights include discussion of Warpstock's sister event EuroWarpstock, discussion of the usual Chicago weather in October (for those who will be traveling from sunnier places), discussion of how Warpstock '98 is to be advertised and how those not able to attend will be able to find the event's highlights and photos on the website at" shortly afterward.

Also discussed were charges for attendees as well as exhibitors and possible entertainment for attendees (Warpstock being held right across the street from the House of Blues, etc).

The entire transcript of the meeting can be found at

April 20, 1998

HumbleSoft's kBootManager, a replacement for IBM's BootManager, has been updated to version 0.36.3. This update includes the following changes:

For more information, see the kBootManager page at:

April 20, 1998

There is a new alpha version of GIMP/2 available, Asbjoern Pettersen released version 0.3 last weekend.

It still requires the XFree86 for OS/2 package. You will find information about installing it on the GIMP/2 page (see address below)

New features:

The new version has been greatly enhanced over the first release, so don't miss this upgrade!

Limitations in the current release:

Unfortunately I don't know what happened to Hugues Ferland (he was working on the PM Version of GIMP) I think we have to start again from scratch with the native PM version. The work we have to do is porting the GTK (Gimp ToolKit) to OS/2.

The rest should not be very hard because we have an XFree-Version of GIMP running.

If you are interested in supporting us, or if you know what might have happened to Hugues Ferland, please send a mail to!

You will find all about GIMP/2 at

If you don't know the OS/2 Netlabs please visit

That's it, have fun with the GIMP/2!


Adrian Gschwend
@ the OS/2 Netlabs

April 20, 1998

The following note comes from Stephane Charette, author of OS/2's DCITU (Digital Camera Image Transfer Utility):

DCITU (Digital Camera Image Utility) for OS/2 has changed address -- the new web page is:

This change comes at the same time that new features have been announced as being in development. Discussions on DCITU can be found at the new support forum (hosted by at:


Stephane Charette
(author of DCITU)

April 20, 1998

Although BlueCAD for OS/2 is no longer distributed through Indelible Blue, there is another source for USA sales. According to Cadware sales department:

BlueCAD is not discontinued and we are working to a new BlueCAD version. FRANK KASPER & ASSOCIATES, INC. - 612-942-0566 VOICE - 612-942-5039 FAX. is distributing BlueCAD in the US.

CD EUROM INTERNATIONAL Inc. is importing BlueCAD in US but it's not a good reference for end users. Frank Kasper is actually carrying the product. You can e-mail them to know about their retail price and policy.

The current BlueCAD retail box includes both OS/2 and Win 95/NT versions; users can choose platform and they are encouraged to try OS/2.

Visit us at to get trial versions, a complete list price, ordering information and more info about CadWare and CadWare products.

April 20, 1998

APM/2 is now available. APM/2 is a commandline interface to OS/2's Advanced Power Management, which allows you to request APM ready, standby, suspend, power off and power on requests. Additionally, a scheduler, NLS support and a APM C/C++ toolkit is included (full source code is included too).

Does it work?

Well yes, but YMMV. Unfortunately APM may cause problems even if the calls to the OS/2 APM subsystem return successfully; however, these should not cause more harm than a CHKDSK during next boot.

Where to download it?

APM/2 is Freeware and available from my APM/2 homepage at the URL: Please don't upload APM/2 to other sites as, depending on how many people I see downloading, I might do updates soon.


Of course feedback is welcome, I've even prepared an online form that allows you do that in a preferred layout, at the URL: APM/2 is NLS enabled, so if you want to do a national language translation to be included in the package you're welcome too.

April 19, 1998

"OS/2 AT HOME!" Staff and Quasar BBS are searching for OS/2 programmers to port freeware utilities from 95/NT to OS/2 WARP 4.

Anyone interested in that should contact:

Massimo Sangriso ["OS/2 AT HOME!"' Webmaster]

Roberto Mascolo [Quasar BBS' Staff]

April 19, 1998

Users of the Hauppauge WinCast/TV PCI video capture card might be interested to know about a new OS/2 program designed for the card. StWTV has just has beta version 0.08 released; a few of its features:

The program's web page (German language only) is at:

This program requires Abbotsbury's OS/2 driver package for the WinCast/TV card, which is available from here:

April 19, 1998

PMSANE, the GUI front-end for the the OS/2 version of SANE (Scanner Access Now Easy), has been updated to version 0.23. New in this version of PMSANE:

-- Fix for certain viewer apps not starting in the foreground

It can be found on Hobbes:

SANE is a port of the Linux version of the popular freeware SANE scanning package. Version 0.661 of SANE for OS/2 can be found on Hobbes:

For more information about SANE, see its webpage at:

April 19, 1998

ELSA has released some new beta Video-In drivers for their Winner2000/Office and GLoria Synergy video cards. These drivers are at version 00.15.02, and can be downloaded from:

Additionally, they've released some new drivers for their QuickStep ISDN cards; these v2.32 drivers can be downloaded from:

More information about ELSA and their products can be found at:

April 18, 1998

Greetings from the staff and contributors of Haligonian Media and OS/2 e-Zine!.

This message is to notify you that OS/2 e-Zine! vol. 3, no. 4 (April 16, 1998) is now "live" at our WWW site:

and available for download in zipped format from the "Off-line Copies" link on our home page.

This issue features:

Comparisons of e-Mail Clients

First looks at SmartSuite for OS/2

** News from the OS/2 World

** the OS/2 e-Zine! Reader Survey: Results and a new survey *plus* our "Improvement Survey" results and a new "Improvement Survey"

** the Beta File, the REXX Files and How Do I?

** The top selling commercial software and shareware lists

** Harry Martin's OS/2oons

and more!

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April 17, 1998 - Source: Mark Dodel, VOICE Editor

The PreRelease of Mesa 2 version 2.2 has been updated effective April 15, 1998, and includes enhancements and fixes based on user feedback. You can try it out -

I tried to use Mesa 2 today and it refused to run, saying I needed to get a refresh of the Pre-release as the code expired on April 15th. So here is a warning for anyone else running the Mesa 2 Pre-release.

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