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SW: Update: Innotek OS/2 Kit for Java 1.4.2_05 available.

14 Jul 2004 09:24:16 -0500

From: "Larry Lavins"

[Moderator's note: Regarding the post announcing the update of Innotek
OS/2 Kit for Java 1.4.2_05 on July 11, 2004. If you downloaded the update
the day it was announced, and are experiencing any problems, you should
download it again. ]

Major problem turned out to be the Java 1.4.2_05 release file which I
originally downloaded after seeing your announcement on the Voice
listserver. Achim advised me that this file was corrupted and had been
replaced. And that I should download the new file and install it over the
earlier installation. Achim also provided responses to all my other
concerns. FYI, the replacement file size is 17,858,937 bytes; and the
earlier corrupted file size was 17,819,462 bytes.

I downloaded the replacement file right away, and installed it over the
previous installation. Very fast, no problem. This solved most of my
previous concerns, etc. But there are still 2 or 3 remaining issues which
I'll send to Achim, and ask for his advice.


SW: DFSee 6.09 available on 8cm bootable CDROM

13 Jul 2004 15:55:29 -0500

From: "Jan van Wijk"

DFSee CDROM updated to version 6.09

The ultimate disk/partition recovery tool DFSee version 6.09 is now
available for worldwide shipping on a very cute 8cm bootable mini CDROM
that boots FreeDOS and uses DFSDOS.

The CDROM also includes the full DOS, OS/2 and Windows versions plus
documentation for regular installation.

You can buy a complete CD including a standard license for just 47 Euros
plus shipping ...

If you already own a DFSee 6.xx registrations, check the DFSee website
first to get significant upgrade discounts!

For the 6.09 changes compared to 6.05, see:

DFSee is the SWISS-ARMY-KNIFE for disk and filesystem problems. With
FDISK-like displays, analysis and recovery, FIX commands, UNDELETE for
HPFS/NTFS, imaging and cloning. More details at:

Regards, JvW
DFSee Home:; Jan van Wijk; Author of DFSee -


Net: Warpstock File Library archive

12 Jul 2004 22:06:51 -0500


In case anyone is looking for past Warpstock presentation files, our web
master is working on getting more of these available. He is revamping
that part of the site, so some files which were there may be temporarily
unavailable, but the goal is to have all presentations available either as
HTML or downloadable as Lotus Freelance, PDF, StarImpress or Power Point
files. There is also the Warpstock 2003 video by Thorolf Godawa. This is
a 20 minute taste of what occurred last year in San Francisco. Its
available in MPEG, Real Media and AVI formats.

We will also again have links to the appropriate viewers for some of these
formats in the near future as well. So please bear with us. We will
announce what files are available as we bring them online. Currently just
the 2003 session material is back online. You can access these by
clicking on the "File Library" link at the top of the Warpstock 2004 Event

These include the following:

CSSDir Demonstration - Paul Curtis (HTML)
DFSee, Introduction and concepts - Jan van Wijk (PRZ)
DFSee, PC disk and file system info - Jan van Wijk (PRZ)
DFSee, Usage examples - Jan van Wijk (PRZ)
eCSMT, eComStation Maintence - Chuck McKinnis (PRZ)
Innotek Development Tools - Oliver Stein (PDF)
Innotek Webpack for OS/2 - Oliver Stein (PDF)
Networking for Non-Geeks - Stan Sidlov (PRZ)
Novell and OS/2 - Lewis G Rosenthal, CNA (PRZ)
Open Office.Org for OS/2 - Oliver Stein (PDF)
Opening Open Source - Lynn Maxson (TXT)
REXX PARSE Exposed - Chip Davis (PRZ)
Stalker Software - CommuniGate Pro Messaging Server - Phillip Slater
(Original PPT)
Stalker Software - CommuniGate Pro Messaging Server - Phillip Slater
Themes and UI Customization in eComStation - Alex Taylor (PRZ)
Virtual Machines - Robert Henschel (PDF)
Wireless with OS/2 - Lewis G Rosenthal, CNA (PRZ)

So if you missed past Warpstock events, or just need to refresh your
memory, stop by and check it out. This years event will be held in
Denver, Colorado, October 21 - 24, 2004. Though we will also add the
presentation files from 2004 to our archive after the event, there is
nothing like being there live and in person where you can meet the
speakers and ask any questions. For more on Warpstock 2004 see our web

If you would like to receive updates on the progress of this years
Warpstock event you can subscribe to our eNewsletter by sending the
following message in the body of an email to

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Or by clicking on the following link and using the web form to
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SW: Tyra/2 1.91

12 Jul 2004 17:27:06 -0500

From: "Sander Nyman"

As a follow up to the announcement of Tyra/2 (the config.sys editor) being
open sourced, and now available as FREEWARE, there is an update patch
available on the Tyra/2 website. A
Freeware Key is listed on the web site.


Sander Nyman

"Sander Nyman"
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George


SW: UpdCD 2.44 fix has been released

12 Jul 2004 17:14:15 -0500


UpdCD 2.44 has been released. This is a fix release which should be
applied on top of an existing UpdCD 2.4x installation.

New features:
UpdCD adds basedev=chkdsk.sys to the config.sys (except for eCS)
Addon support for OpenSSH (all OS/2 versions)
Made SNAP install unattended (all OS/2 versions)
Aligned with TCP/IP fix UN2334 and MPTS fix WR8708 (TCP/IP 4.3)

Memboot files were not updated (eCS 1.1)
Incorrect warnings were generated when no NIC's were added (ecs 1.1)

UpdCD can be used to update OS/2 Warp 3/4, CP 1/2 and eCS installation


From: Z. Kadar (

Submitted with the form on


SW: EmperoarTV Update 1.08i

12 Jul 2004 13:22:07 -0500

From: "Ruediger Ihle"

EmperoarTV has been updated to version 1.08i.

- National language support (English and German)
- German installer version
- Station logo support (GIF and BMP), suitable pictures
can be found at or
- Docking windows
- Switch to external inputs via remote control
- Another attempt to improve channel changes

About EmperoarTV:
EmperoarTV brings support for the Hauppauge PVR250/350 TV
cards to the OS/2 platform, including high quality MPEG2 hard disk
recording and playback. For more details visit:

Ruediger "Rudi" Ihle [S&T Systemtechnik GmbH, Germany,]


SW: FotoGet/2 Version 1.0.4

11 Jul 2004 15:40:49 -0500

From: Herwig Bauernfeind

This is the public release of FotoGet/2 Version 1.0.4, a freeware utility
to ease the transfer of your pictures from your digital camera to your
OS/2 (eComStation) desktop. The camera must be accessible from OS/2 by a
driveletter. As you might know already, this is not a device driver.

What is new in this release?
+ FotoGet/2 can be minimized while doing the transfer
+ When opening a subfolder from FotoGet/2, all objects are
rearranged automatically (i.e. no more overlapping
thumbnails when light tables are used).
+ A roughly estimated transfer speed is shown.

What was fixed or changed in this release?
! Choosing a subfolder that is not a child of
the base folder causes the basefolder to be
changed, too. A warning msg is now shown in
these cases. The old behaviour was odd, not
really a bug, the result however was probably
quite unexpected for the user.
! Turn on extended logging only if debug mode
is enabled.

Support is provided on YahooGroups.
Visit to check out!

Get FotoGet/2 from hobbes:

Hobbes Incoming: < >
Hobbes Search: < >

A big thanks to everybody, who reported bugs and helped me!

Have fun,
Herwig Bauernfeind


SW: InnoTek Runtime for OS/2 1.12 (Build 20)

11 Jul 2004 15:07:32 -0500

From: "Mark Dodel"

"The InnoTek Runtime for OS/2 is a software runtime environment used by
several InnoTek Products which are based on Win32 applications. The use of
a common runtime as opposed to shipping custom runtimes with each products
reduces the memory footprint and improves application interoperability.

InnoTek products based on the InnoTek Runtime for OS/2 will indicate this
requirements. In general, the latest version available of the InnoTek
Runtime for OS/2 should be used. "


InnoTek Runtime for OS/2 1.12 (Build 20) available.
To download, click on the following link:
InnoTek Runtime for OS/2 1.12 Build 20 (2MB)


SW: Innotek OS/2 Kit for Java 1.4.2_05 available.

11 Jul 2004 15:03:56 -0500

From: "Mark Dodel"

"Based upon the current Java technology from Sun Microsystems, including
the optimizing HotSpot? compiler, InnoTek OS/2 Kit for Java 1.4.2
represents the latest Java technology available on OS/2 and greatly
outperforms any other Java implementation on OS/2 for typical client
application scenarios.

InnoTek OS/2 Kit for Java 1.4.2 is available as both a Java Runtime
Environment (JRE), which is a size optimized distribution for deploying
and runnning Java based applications, and a Java Software Development Kit
(SDK) which provides a complete environment for developing, debugging,
deploying and executing Java based appliations. "


OS/2 Kit for Java 1.4.2_05 available.
To download, click on one of the following links:
OS/2 Kit for Java, Runtime (17MB).
OS/2 Kit for Java, SDK (42MB).


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