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SW: Apache 1.3.31

03 Jul 2004 08:39:37 -0500


From: "Mark Dodel"

http://httpd.apache.org/

"Apache 1.3.31 is the best available version of the 1.3 series, and is
recommended over all previous 1.3 releases. This release fixes a number of
bugs and addresses 4 security issues described in CAN-2003-0987
(cve.mitre.org), CAN-2003-0020 (cve.mitre.org), CAN-2004-0174
(cve.mitre.org) and CAN-2003-0993 (cve.mitre.org).

For additional details, read the Official Announcement.
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/Announcement.html

The Apache 1.3 series is being actively maintained and leisurely
developed. Releases will be made to address security issues, or after a
comfortable number of bug fixes or improvements have been made.
Significantly new features will more than likely not be added to 1.3 in
preference to 2.0.

Use the Apache 1.3.31 version if you need to use third party modules that
are not yet available as an Apache 2.0 module. Apache 1.3 is not
compatibile with Apache 2.0 modules."

Download:
http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/binaries/os2/apache_1.3.31-os2.zip

"Apache 1.3.31 Major changes
Security vulnerabilities

The main security vulnerabilities addressed in 1.3.31 are:

* o CAN-2003-0987 (cve.mitre.org)
In mod_digest, verify whether the nonce returned in the client
response is one we issued ourselves. This problem does not affect
mod_auth_digest.
* CAN-2003-0020 (cve.mitre.org)
Escape arbitrary data before writing into the errorlog.
* CAN-2004-0174 (cve.mitre.org)
Fix starvation issue on listening sockets where a short-lived
connection on a rarely-accessed listening socket will cause a child to
hold the accept mutex and block out new connections until another
connection arrives on that rarely-accessed listening socket.
* CAN-2003-0993 (cve.mitre.org)
Fix parsing of Allow/Deny rules using IP addresses without a
netmask; issue is only known to affect big-endian 64-bit platforms

New features

New features that relate to specific platforms:

* Linux 2.4+: If Apache is started as root and you
codeCoreDumpDirectory, coredumps are enabled via the prctl() syscall.

New features that relate to specific platforms:

* Add mod_whatkilledus and mod_backtrace (experimental) for reporting
diagnostic information after a child process crash.
* Add fatal exception hook for running diagnostic code after a crash.
* Forensic logging module added (mod_log_forensic)
* '%X' is now accepted as an alias for '%c' in the LogFormat
directive. This allows you to configure logging to still log the
connection status even with mod_ssl

Bugs fixed

The following bugs were found in Apache 1.3.29 (or earlier) and have been
fixed in Apache 1.3.31:

* Fix memory corruption problem with ap_custom_response() function.
The core per-dir config would later point to request pool data that would
be reused for different purposes on different requests.
* mod_usertrack no longer inspects the Cookie2 header for the cookie
name. It also no longer overwrites other cookies.
* Fix bug causing core dump when using CookieTracking without
specifying a CookieName directly.
* UseCanonicalName off was ignoring the client provided port
information."

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eCS: Updated Drivers, and OS/2 Printer Pak 28

02 Jul 2004 23:15:17 -0500


From: "Bob St.John"

The following IBM updates are now available on http://www.ecomstation.com

DVD/UDF Support UDF File System Support, Version 2.01
Display Adapters - SciTech SNAP Graphics/se
OS/2 Loader Support
OS/2 Power Management SpeedStep and Enhanced SpeedStep Technology
USB Basic Device Support Package (OHCI/UHCI/EHCI)
Quatech USB to Serial Adapter Support Package

OS/2 Printer Pak 28 will be available early next week.

Regards,
Bob St.John
Serenity Systems International



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SW: SpeedStep and Enhanced SpeedStep Technology

02 Jul 2004 22:19:50 -0500


From: "Mark Dodel"

This software package provides IBM's most current support for:

* Intel's SpeedStep technology for IBM ThinkPad T2x and T30 systems
* Intel's Enhanced SpeedStep technology for IBM ThinkPad T40 systems

The following IBM OS/2 operating system versions support the SpeedStep and
Enhanced SpeedStep technologies, when the appropriate OS/2 FixPaks and
device-driver support are applied.

* Warp 4 Convenience Pak Two Manufacturing Refresh
* Warp 4 Convenience Pak Two
* Warp 4 Convenience Pak One

For clean installs of Warp 4:

* Install your Warp 4 Convenience Pak
* Install the OS/2 Base FixPak Two (XR_C002) or newer
* Install the OS/2 Device Driver FixPak Three (XR_D003)
* Install the SpeedStep and Enhanced SpeedStep device-driver support
from the OS/2 Device Driver Pak Online

The OS/2 Loader Support package is a prerequisite for this support.

1. Create a temporary directory (for example 'xxxx') and download the
driver to the directory. In an OS/2 window enter the following commands:
2. cd xxxx
3. os2spdst -d
4. gsvinst

http://service.software.ibm.com/os2dd/free/os2spdst.exe


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SW: OS/2 Loader Support for Warp 4 and Warp Server for e-business

02 Jul 2004 22:11:46 -0500


From: "Mark Dodel"

This software package updates the boot loader for OS/2 Warp and Warp
Server for e-business. To install, download the package to a temporary
directory (for example, xxxx) and in an OS/2 window:

* cd xxxx
* os2ldr -d

and follow the instructions in the OS2LDR.TXT file.

http://service.software.ibm.com/os2dd/free/os2ldr.exe

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SW: UDF File System Support, Version 2.01

02 Jul 2004 22:08:50 -0500


From: "Mark Dodel"

This software package provides OSTA UDF Revision 2.01 support. The package
provides CD-RW, DDCD-RW (Double Density CD-RW), DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, and
DVD+/-RW file system support for OS/2 Warp. See the readme file for
supported hardware. To install, download to a temporary directory (for
example, xxxx) and in an OS/2 window:

* cd xxxx
* udf201 -d
* dvdinst

and reboot the system.

If you are not using Convenience Pak 2, or if Base DD FixPak 3 or later
has not been installed, the latest Enhanced IDE DASD and CDROM Support is
required. http://service.software.ibm.com/os2dd/free/idedasd.exe The
latest version of Speedstep and Enhanced Speedstep Technology must also be
installed. http://service.software.ibm.com/os2dd/free/os2spdst.exe

The UDF201 package is only supported for use with OS/2 Warp Server for
e-business and Convenience Packages for OS/2 Warp 4 and OS/2 Warp Server
for e-business. Other versions of OS/2 are not supported.

The most current version of this device driver package is part of the IBM
Software Choice offerings.

http://service.software.ibm.com/swchoice/os2dd/udf201.exe

To learn more about IBM Software Choice visit their home page.
http://www-4.ibm.com/software/os/warp/swchoice/

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SW: SciTech SNAP Graphics/se Version 2.1.8 Build 446

02 Jul 2004 22:04:40 -0500


From: "Mark Dodel"

The SciTech System Neutral Access Protocol (SNAP) Graphics for OS/2 IBM
Special Edition (a.k.a. SNAP Graphics/se) is a set of graphic adapter
device drivers (GRADD) supporting a variety of chip sets from the leading
chip set manufacturers. SNAP Graphics/se is the new compatible replacement
for previous versions of SciTech Display Doctor for OS/2 IBM Special
Edition (SDD/se). SNAP Graphics/se supports many video features,
including:

* CRT Resolutions of 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200,
2048x1536, plus user-specified custom modes
* All LCD (Flat Panel) Resolutions supported by the hardware
* 16:9 HDTV-like Resolutions, including 848x480, 1072x600, 1280x720,
1360x768, 1600x900, 1800x1012, 1920x1080, 2048x1152
* Support for all color depths
* Unlimited Refresh Rates
* DDC Plug and Play monitor detection
* Full hardware 2D acceleration
* Hardware cursor
* Limited Feature support, including Zooming, TV Out, and Multi-Head
(on selected graphic chip sets)

Product Information

General Availability Release GM18

SciTech Version 2.1.8 Build 446

IBM Build Level a.099

Recent additions include:

* GM18:
o Enhanced Acceleration and Zooming Support for Matrox MGA-P650

The most current version of this device driver package is part of the IBM
Software Choice offerings.

http://service.software.ibm.com/swchoice/os2dd/snapse218.exe

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SW: Quatech USB to Serial Adapter Support Package

02 Jul 2004 21:58:40 -0500


From: "Mark Dodel"

The OS/2 Quatech USB to Serial Driver Package (USBQSER.EXE) provides
support for USB to Serial Adapters manufactured by Quatech, Inc. on the
OS/2 Operating System. The supported Quatech adapters are the:

* SSU-100 (1-Port USB to RS-232 Serial Adapter)
* DSU-100 (2-Port USB to RS-232 Serial Adapter)
* QSU-100 (4-Port USB to RS-232 Serial Adapter)
* ESU-100 (8-Port USB to RS-232 Serial Adapter)
* HSU-100 (16-Port USB to RS-232 Serial Adapter)

Quatech USB to RS-232 serial adapters are easily configured to enable the
continued use of legacy devices without making any changes to the
applications written for them. The adapters enumerate themselves as
standard COM ports making the USB interface completely transparent to
software.

The USB Basic Device Support Package is a prerequisite for this device
driver.

The most current version of this device driver package is part of the IBM
Software Choice offerings.

http://service.software.ibm.com/swchoice/os2dd/usbqser.exe

To learn more about IBM Software Choice visit their home page.
http://www-4.ibm.com/software/os/warp/swchoice/


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SW: USB Basic Device Support Package (OHCI/UHCI/EHCI)

02 Jul 2004 21:42:46 -0500


From: "Mark Dodel"

The USB Basic Device Support Package provides the basic OS/2 support
required for USB devices that meets the USB 1.0 OHCI, USB 1.1 UHCI, or USB
2.0 EHCI specifications.

This package is a prerequisite for all other OS/2 USB device drivers and
must be installed first.

The most current version of this device driver package is part of the IBM
Software Choice offerings.

The Loader Package is a prerequisite for the USB Basic Device Support
Package.

http://service.software.ibm.com/swchoice/os2dd/usbbasic.exe


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SW: Beta 4 of Serenity Virtual Station for OS/2 and eCS available

02 Jul 2004 08:32:06 -0500


From: "Serenity Virtual Station - Announcement List"



Dear Serenity Virtual Station beta tester,

Serenity Systems International is pleased to announce the availability of
a new Beta (4) of the OS/2 and eComStation host version of Serenity
Virtual Station. You can find more information on the page:

http://www.serenityvirtual.com/beta/

Since the previous release of this host will expire on july 1st, it is
important to download this new version as soon as you see fit. To
download, please login at:

http://www.serenityvirtual.com/beta/download.php

============
SViSta/2, beta 4

What's new:
* Improved speed & flexibility of the application;
* Compatibility with notebooks;
* Compatibility with VFDisk, SVDisk;
* Screenshot grabber for VESA modes;
* SViSta.faq (16 questions); Network.faq (9 questions);
============

For more information, please visit:
http://www.serenityvirtual.com/beta/


Regards,

Serenity Systems International


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SW: Thunderbird 0.7.1

01 Jul 2004 21:52:52 -0500


From: "Mark Dodel"

http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/

July 1, 2004 Thunderbird 0.7.1
http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/ has been released.

"Thunderbird 0.7 is Mozilla's next generation e-mail client. Thunderbird
makes emailing safer, faster and easier than ever before with the
industry's best implementations of features such as intelligent spam
filters, a built-in spell checker, extension support, and much more."

Zipfile:
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/0.7.1/contrib/thunderbird-os2-0.7.1.zip
Installation instructions:
http://www.mozilla.org/products/thunderbird/releases/
Requires a libc0.5 based version of the GCC runtime library.
http://www.innotek.de/products/gccos2/download/gccos2download_e.html



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SW: Golden Code J2SE FOR OS/2 1.4.1_07

30 Jun 2004 08:40:55 -0500


From: "Mark Dodel"

http://www.goldencode.com/company/software/j2se/license/main.html

The latest release of the Golden Code Run Time Environment (RTE) and
Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Java TM 2 Platform Standard Edition
1.4.1_07 began shipping to selected customers on June 26, 2004. End-user
orders will be accepted through an online ordering system beginning
approximately July 19, 2004.

The per-seat license fee for the Golden Code JVM port is US$42.00.
Customers requiring more than 10 seats are requested to contact Golden
Code Development directly for volume discount information.

From the list of new features -
http://www.goldencode.com/company/software/j2se/features.html

- OJI plugin support for both VisualAge C++ and GCC builds of Mozilla.
- Support for all versions of Warp v4.
- Support for both the 16-bit and 32-bit TCPIP stacks.
- JSound now provides a shared sound implementation.
- Major DBCS improvements.
- JVMSTAT and VisualGC tool support.
- Support for dynamic thread state dumping.
- Process launching options are now provided on a per-JVM basis.
- Font pathing and processing improvements.
- Printing subsystem improvements.
- Additional customization and configuration options.
- Improved documentation.



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