The Netscape Communicator beta has expired as of today which is 15 days sooner
then documented in the readme. There is a patch and instructions on how to bypass
the expiration code on Judy's Warped World site:
Warpstock '98, to be held October 17-18 in Chicago, IL, will draw OS/2 users,
developers, and enthusiasts by the hundreds! Sadly, not all OS/2 users, developers,
and enthusiasts will be able to attend. For these people, VOICE proudly announces
that it will hold VOICE Live From Warpstock IRC sessions during the Warpstock '98
VOICE will have an internet connection at Warpstock and will set up an IRC connection
to the #voice channel on the WEBBnet IRC network on both days. Visitors to Warpstock
will have an avenue to discuss the highlights of the event with those users remaining
home. Please join us for these very special IRC sessions on October 17 and 18 to
get the earliest reports of the success of this year's Warpstock event!
As always, IRC sessions are held in the #voice channel on the WEBBnet IRC network.
For more information on WEBBnet servers, please visit http://www.suntrix.com/ibbs/server.html,
and for more information on IRC in general and on OS/2 native IRC client software,
please visit , http://www.gt-online.com/~bri/irc_clients.html.
If you have any further questions or need additional assistance getting connected
to WEBBnet, please feel free to contact the VOICE Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support of OS/2's future!
VOICE is pleased to announce a SpeakUp session with SunDial Systems Support Services,
Randell Flint, Rollin White, and Dan Kulp on Monday, September 21, 1998 at 8pm US
Eastern Daylight time (midnight GMT as Monday becomes Tuesday). The topic for discussion
will be Mesa/2 2.2.
SpeakUp sessions are held in the #voice channel on the WEBBnet IRC network. For
a list of WEBBnet servers, please visit http://www.suntrix.com/ibbs/server.html.
If you are unfamiliar with IRC, you can get help and information about native OS/2
client software on the Meeting Info page of the VOICE website (http://www.os2voice.org/meetinginfo.html).
Sessions last approximately 2 hours, so come prepared to participate and learn!
While you're on the VOICE website, be sure to check out our Calendar of Events
to see what special items are coming up for the rest of September and October, including
publish dates for the VOICE Newsletter, additional SpeakUp sessions, and our planned
Live From Warpstock IRC sessions!
For additional information, please contact VOICE Secretary Don Eitner at email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest in OS/2's future!
Found this IBM Product Annoucement today:
AFP Font Collection for AIX, OS/400 and OS/2 Features New International Font
September 8, 1998
Announcement Letter Number: 298-314
At a Glance
The AFP Font Collection provides a comprehensive set of fonts and utilities to
enable consistent printing on AFP printers in any IBM system environment. Version
2 includes new international language capabilities to support printing in global
Support for the euro currency symbol and code pages
Support for printing in Thai and Lao
Support for the New Sheqel Sign in Hebrew
Enhanced code page support for Cyrillic, Hebrew, Katakana, Latin2 and APL
Addition of "g-cedilla" to all Latin4 Core Interchange fonts
Full GBK support for Chinese, and full Hangul support for Korean with the Outline
Fonts and Programs feature.
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM North America Sales Centers at
800-IBM-CALL Reference: YE010
The IBM AFP (TM) Font Collection provides a comprehensive set of fonts and utilities
to give you consistent printed output on AFP printers at 240 or 300 dpi, or on any
printer that uses AFP outline fonts. It also provides compatible Type 1 and CID
keyed outlines that allow you to view your AFP documents in Windows 95, NT or OS/2
(R) systems, or via the Netscape or Internet Explorer browsers with WYSIWYG fidelity.
The fonts can be installed in any IBM operating system environment.
The AFP Font Collection supports printing in approximately forty-six languages.
The Type Transformer optional program enables you to acquire outline fonts in any
typeface of your choice and create AFP fonts in raster format, or in AFP outline
Version 2 of the AFP Font Collection includes new international language capabilities
to support print requirements for global markets. Specific new functions include:
Support for the new euro currency symbol and code pages in all Latin1 Core Interchange
Addition of full Core Interchange font support for Thai and Lao languages
Support for the New Sheqel Sign in all Hebrew Core Interchange fonts
Enhanced code page support for Cyrillic, Hebrew, Katakana, Latin2 (including
Estonia), and APL
Addition of "g-cedilla" to all Latin4 Core Interchange fonts.
Full GBK support for Chinese (on Outline Fonts and Programs CD-ROM in CID-keyed
outline font format only)
Full Hangul support for Korean (on Outline Fonts and Programs CD-ROM in CID-keyed
outline font format only)
AFP Font Collection is intended for any AFP customer who requires:
Consistent font support on printers with different resolutions
Print and view fidelity for AFP documents
Printed output with the new euro currency symbol
Ability to customize AFP fonts.
AFP Font Collection can be installed in any supported IBM operating system. Media
features are available for upload to OS/400 (R) from OS/2, or for direct installation
in AIX (R), OS/400 or OS/2.
Planned Availability Dates
September 25, 1998 (OS/400)
December 11, 1998 (AIX, OS/2 and Outline Fonts and Programs)
ZDNet is looking for an alternative to Windows NT:
vote for OS/2!
CD2MP3 PM 1.01 - An Interface for CD and WAV to MP3 conversion. Featuring: CD
Drive Auto-Detect, WAV file Drag and Drop, Custom Encoder and CD Grabber Configuration,
Nice and Simple GUI, Super Grab,Play/Stop preview for CD, Statistic Information,
and Auto deselect/removal
Fixed in 1.01:
PM123 is a native OS/2 PM application for playing audio MPEG 1.0, 2.0 and 2.5
Layer I, II, and III. It does so by using (the cheap) mpg123 engine, which is still
quite fast. The interface, however, is a whole new world. The player supports:
The interface also supports:
And a whole lot of other widgets...
New DLL fixes this from version 1.01:
Abbottsbury Software updated their Happauge WinCast driver to version 1.020L
Countdown to Warpstock! http://www.warpstock.org
Warpstock October 17-18, 1998
Wyndham Northwest, Chicago, IL. USA
September has arrived, the kids are back in school, and the Warpstock '98 Team
is continuing to put together this year's celebration of OS/2. It's only a little
more than a month away!
If you haven't visited the Web site at http://www.warpstock.org
lately, it's time to do so: we have a new look, a new logo, and most importantly,
updated vendors and presentations.
Check out the new lists of Presentations, Events and Software Demonstrations
We are updating these items as we gather information; it's been changing almost
If you don't see your company, product or topic presented, we may be missing
information! Just use our on-line forms to register for a software or speaker presentation
for your company or yourself.
More Presentations Wanted
While we have plenty of presentations scheduled, there's always room for more.
OS/2 users are anxious to learn *everything* about the operating system, after all,
and the context in which OS/2 is used. If you have wisdom to share about any of
the following topic areas, we'd love to hear about it.
Remember, Warpstock is all about sharing our knowledge. You don't have to be
a wizard on the topic (though we'd never turn one down), but if you've accumulated
knowledge worth sharing -- or worth exploring together -- then you're probably a
good candidate for speaking. Give our web page at http://www.warpstock.org/exspeak.html
Plus, software vendors have a great opportunity to demonstrate their applications
at Warpstock. We hope to have continuous demonstrations of freeware, shareware,
and commercial applications throughout the weekend. Just surf over to the sign-up
form at http://www.warpstock.org/present_software.html
and sign up! It's that easy!
While Warpstock isn't an IBM event -- not by any stretch of the imagination!
-- we welcome IBM employees (and ex-employees) who are interested in talking about
the company's directions, OS/2-related products, and "how it works" subjects.
While the Warpstock Team is well connected, we know that many you have a lot of
contacts inside the company. We urge you to encourage any IBMers you know to help
out as presenters... and hey, just to attend. IBM staff who attended Warpstock last
year were recharged, just as were all of us customers. Arguably, IBM's not especially
good at communicating inside the company about non-IBM events, so we can't be sure
how well the "Warpstock word" has gotten out, or, in. Anything you can
do to let IBMers know about the event will be much appreciated, especially by those
End of $99 Room rate at Wyndham Northwest
I want to thank everyone that has booked their rooms at the Wyndham Northwest.
You have made it possible for Warpstock to meet its budget. As of September 1, and
there are now less than 40 rooms left at the incredible Warpstock $99 a night rate
left. This $99 rate will close out on September 16th, and after that the Wyndham
will accept the room rate at their discretion. Based on their current actions of
no longer giving the rate for extra nights, we believe that they will be charging
their standard rate schedule. If you find that they are quoting $189 or some such
figure, you can still get a somewhat discounted rate if you are a AAA member, they
do have a discounted weekend rate; AARP members can also get a discount.
Looking for a new job? Warpstock may be able to help you! We are currently in
negotiation with several recruiters who are looking for OS/2 people, and we hope
to set aside an area for them to do interviews. Bring your resume! If we are unable
to reach a final terms with these recruiters and companies, we will collect resumes
anyway and see if we can set up a searchable OS/2 database on one of the web sites.
SCOUG deserves a special mention. Not only was SCOUG a early financial backer
of Warpstock, and a vendor at Warpstock; they have also been a great advertiser
of Warpstock with both their Webfoot and Peter Skye's interview that was just published
on the web http://www.scoug.com/os24u/1998/scoug809.2.warped.html.
I have never been called a visionary before. <G> I am proud to wear the SCOUG
polo shirt at my office and when I go to a OS/2 meeting. I know that I will be purchasing
a new one this year.
Hethmon Brothers Software (http://www.hethmon.com/) also deserves a special mention.
Hethmon Bros. purchased advertising on Warpcast for the month of August, which was
almost all about Warpstock. Paul Hethmon, last year's Warpstock Chair, continues
to host our email site, is on the Warpstock Executive Board, and has been great
help to Warpstock'98. He and his company are truly what Warpstock is about -- helping
the OS/2 Community.
I personally, want to thank everyone who has helped us bring this new Warpstock
together in such a timely fashion. It has been a real challenge for me to work with
as far-flung a group as the current Warpstock '98 Team. I think that we have done
a great job, considering that we have had only 3 months to do it in. Some people
have questioned if this is the same Warpstock as last year. When I look at the devotion
that the people helping us put this together, I am absolutely amazed. Warpstock
still has the same Heart as last year. This year we are in a lovely hotel, we will
have beautiful trade booths and we will look less like a 'computer flea market'
than last year's Warpstock.
I know that I am looking forward to seeing all of you at Warpstock. I think that
we will have some surprises for you, I know that you will find lots of new things
to see, to think about and to take home with you.
Only a few days left before we put the fire under the second Warp-O-Que, a multimedia
event with this time 'networking' as the main topic.
The purpose of this day is to promote OS/2 in all its facets to everyone who
is interested. There are demonstrations and technical workshops during the whole
day. If you want to get the experience to be connected to a multi-platform network,
come and bring your PC with you. We install temporary a network card in your PC
and connect you to our network. There will be the possibility to surf on the Internet
You get lots of information, tips & tricks, and don't forget the tombola
with his great prices.
The happening starts at 14:00 hour in the 'Kultureel Centrum DE KAM', at Wezembeek-Oppem,
Belgium. In the late afternoon we put the fire under the barbecue (do you get the
link now with the name of the event? :-) ).
With this invitation we also invite every firm, developer, or what so ever who
is interested to participate in this event. You get the opportunity to promote your
OS/2 product or service at no cost during this day. If you can't attend this event,
but are willing to send flyers, brochures, gadgets, demo-stuff or even the real
thing for the tombola, please don't hesitate to contact me.
For more information you can always send me an E-mail at the following address:
or visit The Warped Site at:
and follow the Warp-O-Que/2 link!
Let's hope we see you all there.
This is to announce that version 1.1 of the MIDI Station Sequencer has been released!
New features include:
MIDI Station Sequencer is a full featured multi-track sequencer for OS/2. It
uses the RTMIDI (Real-Time MIDI) Subsystem along with the high resolution timer
for extremely accurate MIDI processing. It requires that you have an RTMIDI compatible
soundcard/driver. Many soundcards are available that will work well with RTMIDI.
Other features include:
MIDI Station Sequencer 1.1 will be available today from the following locations:
BMT Micro - http://www.bmtmicro.com
Peter Norloff's BBS - http://www.os2bbs.com
Hobbes Archive - http://www.cdrom.com
Also for the latest information, screenshots and troubleshooting help please
take a look at the MIDI Station Sequencer webpage at:
It will be updated by tomorrow with new information about version 1.1!
Look for an upcoming review of MIDI Station Sequencer in the OS/2 E-Zine magazine!
Hummingbird software had made a patch for eXceed 3.0 when used with tcpip 4.1
earlier this year, however this patch didn't really seem to surface and has been
sitting in the upload directory of my bbs for a month or so. Anyone in need of this
patch can download it off of Newterra's webpage at http://newterra.ml.org.
A new version of smartwin.dll is available for download at:
It will later be moved to:
The archive contains:
smartwin.dll - a new smartwin.dll
readme.txt - installation notes
This patch solves the mouse pointer hiding problems of Smart Windows v0.81 beta.
Do not use it with v0.80 beta!!!
There are still some minor problems regarding applications minimized to the desktop,
frame drag of windows contained within other windows (MDI applications), font settings
and cancelling shutdown. A new patch to solve these problems will be released in
There's a hints page for Hopkins:FBI at:
I've just uploaded the new version 2.80 of "REXX Tips & Tricks"
to the incoming directory of hobbes:
The proposed directory is
"REXX Tips & Tricks v2.80" is an OS/2 INF file containing useful
hints and information about OS/2 REXX.
Included are information about literature for REXX, further Software for REXX,
hints & tips for OS/2 commands, hints & tips for REXX commands & functions,
some hints for optimizations, a lot of REXX source code (functions & complete
programs) and much more.
Tyra/2 Version 1.20 Config.sys Editor for Warp 3 and above.
Tyra/2 is an easy to use OS/2 config.sys file editor. All of the statements in
your config.sys file are displayed logically in a notebook. You don't have to worry
about the correct spelling or what parameters are available. Most commands can be
set up with just a click of the mouse. For all commands, there are help pages available
with a description of the command and what parameters can be used with that particular
entry in your config.sys file.
New features in versioin 1.20
The proposed directory is
And within the next days at:
A new release, 4.06R8, of PowerWeb Secure Server++ for OS/2 is now available
from the developer, CompuSource Pty. Ltd.
For those who don't know, PowerWeb is a secure web/ftp/smtp/pop integrated server
for OS/2. The list of features is way too long to repeat here, but you can read
about the details at CompuSource's web site http://www.compusource.co.za.
(NOTE: CompuSource is located in South Africa and the internet link to their
site is often slow, so be prepared for a long 3MB download and sluggish web response.
It's worth the wait.)
I also provide an unofficial PowerWeb Support mailing list, and you can join
the list using your web browser at http://www.pdsys.com/pwutils.html.
"TVFS for Removable" is a PM program which is used for administrating
links to TVFS-drives. Links also can be made to removable media like SyQuest, CD-ROM
or ZIP. All Links are automatically updated when a media is changed. You can get
from my homepage at URL:
WPTOOL25 has been released. This set of utilities allow you to save and restore
desktop INI files, check INI files for errors, restart the WPS without rebooting,
New in WPTOOL25:
Download WPTOOL25.ZIP from:
ScanIt/2, a PM interface for the SANE scanner drivers, has received a small update:
Scan It/2 v0.9a - Refresh (98-08-30) (150KB)
Needs the "Scan It/2 v0.9 - Public beta version" from above!
This is a code refresh which will extend the beta test period of Scan It/2 v0.9.
It also includes a fix for a problem when installing the application on certain
machines and some minor enhancements, too. A complete new pre-release package will
be available later.
PMConverter 0.04b has been released:
The page is German, but it's not hard to figure out.
PMConverter is an CD -> MP3 frontend with CDDB support.
Matrox has released an update to their BIOS upgrades. The only change in Release
3.43 over 3.42 is the addition of the MGA G200 1.3 BIOS update.
a warning note to all Smart Windows users:
If you are experiencing system hangs, SMARTWIN.EXE crashes, or any other kind
of strange and unexpected behaviour then your SMARTWIN.INI file, in the installation
directory, is probably corrupted. To solve the problem delete it and then reboot.
During system start a new, correct SMARTWIN.INI will be created.
Do not overwrite SMARTWIN.INI with an old copy from V.0.80 installation. The
files are not compatible! In a future release I'll include an INI migration routine
in the installer in order to preserve the previous preferences.
If you are still using V.0.80 I suggest you to upgrade to V.0.81 as soon as possible.
Stardock has released Entrepeneur 1.31:
Changes in 1.31 over 1.3
Note: This is the last update for taking care of exploitations for the sake of
high scores. High scores will simply be eliminated or other drastic measures if
there are any further ones. Please just play the game as it was meant to be played.
The Focus on OS/2 site at the Mining Co. (http://os2.miningco.com/)
has been updated. You will now find:
And as always there is a chat room and web-based discussion board.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 4, 1998
Data Representations, Inc.
Data Representations, Inc. to exhibit at Warpstock '98
Data Representations, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will exhibit
its flagship product, Simplicity for Java(TM), at Warpstock '98 in
Written completely in Java, Simplicity for Java lets developers build
Java applications and applets interactively. Simplicity presents the
user with a working model of the actual application that they are
creating. All changes to the code are immediately integrated into this
working model without the user needing to save and compile the changes.
This dynamic execution reduces the traditional three step
Code-Compile-Test software development process to a single step:
The upcoming version 1.1 builds upon Simplicity's initial release by
adding full support for the Swing components, debugging from within the
Simplicity Composer, full JavaBeans(tm) support, and an enhanced
Simplicity features a palette of parts which can be added dynamically
to the working application. These parts include all of the AWT
components and layouts, the swing components, as well as a set of
extended components that provide enhanced functionality. The user can
also add any JavaBean to the palette.
Simplicity also features the Code Sourcerer(TM), which interviews the
user in order to determine what should happen in response to events and
writes the appropriate Java source code. This allows Simplicity for
Java to be used by both experienced and inexperienced Java developers.
Simplicity for Java comes with an Integrated Design Environment (IDE)
which organizes all of the components of a project. A project can
include multiple applications/applets, images, sounds, Java
source/class files, HTML files, JavaBeans, and any other data files
related to a project. The Simplicity IDE also relieves the user from
worrying about pathnames on both a local file system and on a web
Simplicity for Java is written completely in Java 1.1 to run on any
Java-enabled platform, including OS/2 Warp, Solaris, Win95/98/NT,
HP-UX, Linux and many others. Simplicity for Java 1.0 has received 100%
Pure Java certification from Sun Microsystems, Inc.
A free tryout version of Simplicity for Java 1.0 is available from Data
Representations' web site, http://www.datarepresentations.com/. A
public beta of version 1.1 will be available in late summer, and 1.1
will be released during the fall of 1998. Users of Simplicity for Java
1.0 will receive a free upgrade to version 1.1. Simplicity for Java is
priced at $89 US for a single user license. Multiple user and academic
licensing discounts are also available.
Data Representations, Simplicity for Java, and Code Sourcerer are
trademarks of Data Representations, Inc. Java, 100% Pure Java and
JavaBeans are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. All trademarks are
owned by their respective company.
Until recently I have been maintaining a web page dedicated to getting the Sound
Blaster AWE64 card running under OS/2 Warp 3 and 4. Unfortunately, I no longer have
the time to maintain the page and I am therefore seeking someone to take over the
page and host it elsewhere. The page, located at http://www.monmouth.com/~jlemay,
doesn't create much activity - it's had 2600 hits since May. If anyone is interested,
please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WarpNote, the sticky notes program for OS/2, gains even more user-friendlines
and usability in version 1.6. Drag and Drop has been implemented to make it easier
to import text from text file objects or create text file objects from notes. Instead
of using the OS/2 clipboard, you can drag and drop from and to the WarpNote notes
WarpNote replaces the "hardware" sticky notes that many computer users
still use by offering "software" sticky notes on the OS/2 desktop. The
program is highly configurable, e.g. font and color settings can be set up for each
note, and allows the user to take notes at any time and come back to the text written
down with a single click on the mouse.
WarpNote comes with a complete set of scripting commands that allow automatic
operation for almost any purpose. A birthday reminder is included as an example
See a review by Diane Gartner at:
The WarpNote website is:
The WarpNote package (only 836 kilobytes) can also be downloaded at BMT Micro:
MAME v0.31.4 has been released. M.A.M.E. stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator,
and currently runs 500+ classic (and even some not so classic) arcade games such
as BombJack, 1943, and Bubble Bobble.
The port is done by Martin Amodeo, and the project is a part of the OS/2
Netlabs (http://www.netlabs.org). To get more information or download a copy
see the MAME web page (http://www.netlabs.org/projects/mame.html).
Matrox users should read the special page about Matrox Cards before running MAME.
For the adventurous souls among us, dated today 09/03/98:
Has not yet appeared on the OS/2 Software Update page yet.
Here is a list of APARS for FP8 from the README2 file:
OS/2 Warp V4.0 fixed APARs
FixPak Name= XR_M008
Build level = 9.032
SMP SYSTEM HANG WHEN USING QUECALLS AND RUNNING UNDER ICSDEBUG.
ICONEDIT TRAPS IF SET TMP=DIRECTORY THAT DOES NOT EXIST.
HDMON REPORTS FREESPACE MODULO 4GB.
SYSTEM HANGS DURING EXECUTION OF MIGRATE.
LEXMARK CURRENT PRODUCT LINE PRINTERS FAIL TO PLUG AND PLAY.
MLM_SETSEL ANCHOR=CURSOR CAUSES REVERSE VIDEO PROBLEMS.
CZECH (ALTGR STATE) ACCENT CHARS TRAP D IN DOS SESSION.
SYS3170 ON PROCESS TERMINATION DUE TO GLOBAL TERMINATION
ROUTINES BEING RUN TWICE.
TRAP D BECAUSE 0000:0000 IS BEING USED AS THE ADDRESS OF A
16 BIT WINDOW PROCEDURE.
LOCK IN PLACE DOES NOT WORK WITH FIXPAK6.
NUMLOCK LIGHT/STATE OUT OF SYNC.
REXX ENVIRONMENT GETS CORRUPTED IN OBJECT REXX.
FOR DBCS DATA, IF THE SIZE OF DATA IS MULTIPLE OF 1000 AND IF
THE LAST CHAR IS CARRIDGE RETURN, INFINITE LOOP TO PRINT.
DOUBLE-CLICK LOWER CASE .DRV FILE CAUSES BAD INI ENTRIES.
MS OFFICE MANAGER PROBLEM WITH SMALL BUTTONS.
TRAP AT SYIREADATFILE + 59.
IN THE OS/2 ACCESS FEATURE IF RTRPM IS RUNNING A SETBOOT WILL
HAS VIDEO PROBLEMS WITH THE VDM RUNNING PCAS.
WARP CENTER FREE SPACE MONITOR SHOWS INCORRECT VALUE WHEN
THERE IS MORE THAN 2GB FREE ON A PARTITION.
PROCESS HANGS RATHER THAN GETTING SYS3175.
ICAT DEBUGGER DOESN'T WORK IN FIXPACK 6 OR 7.
POSTSCRIPT SEPARATOR PAGE JOB LEFT IN QUEUE FOR BIDI PRINTER.
VDM SESSION FAILS TO CLOSE.
PROCESS MAY NEVER EXIT IF A THREAD IS SUSPENDED.
TRAP 0000 IN UDIVC WITH ECX NOT ZERO.
NO MLS_BORDER ON MLE AFTER FIX PAK 32 ON BIDI HEBREW.
BREAK REGISTERS DON'T WORK RIGHT IN SMP DEBUG KERNEL.
TRAP 000E IN _SEMRELEASEWAITEDMUTEX.
FP#29 PROBLEM OF HELP MANGER IN DBCS HANDLING.
PANIC IN VDMMKILLVDM.
TRAP IN CDFS AT FREESECTORLIST + 1E.
NUMBER OF FILES COPIED MESSAGE INCORRECT FOR LARGE NUMBER
Product Update: InJoy
Available at: ftp://ftp.bmtmicro.com/bmtmicro/injoy2_0.zip
InJoy is a feature rich, fast, rock solid and easy to use SLIP/PPP dialer.
New in v2.0b: New Dial On Demand, Filtering, Firewall, NAT support for IRC SEND/DCC,
TCP/IP 4.1 support, NAT support for PING.
Use it alone or share a dial up connection with Win3.x/Win9x/NT and Mac's on
FEATURE RICH: Dial On Demand; Re-Dial, Re- Connect; Network Address Translation;
High Speeds; Phone Number List; Scripts, Auto- Learned; Connection Log; Terminal
Mode; PAP CHAP; MS-CHAP; Filter Plugin; F/X Firewall plugin; TCP/IP v4.1 support;
has announced their plans for PMMail/2 v2.0. Here are some details:
We have been planning, designing and coding this major PMMail/2 upgrade for over
6 months, and are finally solidifing a feature set, cost projection, and potential
release dates. We have combined almost all of the new features currently found only
in PMMail 98, along with over 35 new features to create PMMail/2 2.0. From the minute
checkbox options that people have been asking for, to the useability features that
will make so many Inboxes so much easier to live with, to the major new features
and breakthroughs, the PMMail/2 2.0 new feature list proves to be well worth checking
Expected to be released in the late Fall months of October or November, we are
targeting PMMail/2 2.0 to cost between $20 and $30 US for an upgrade to a currently
registered PMMail 1.X user. We also intend to keep the cost (MSRP) of the non-upgrade
version close to the 1.X cost of $40 US.
If PMMail 1.X is purchased between now and the time 2.0 is released, you will
recieve a key for both products, so your registration dollars are "grandfathered"
into a 2.0 registration.
To find out about the currently planned features (too numerous to list them all
Smart Windows (http://www.ghostbbs.ml.org/utenti/alcant/)
v0.81 Beta has been releaed. This enhances PM windows aesthetics and functionality.
Titlebar can use shades and bitmaps as background with 3D text. Any bitmap can be
used for the standard window controls. Other features include window rolling, titlebar
hiding, sliding focus, mouse pointer hiding, mouse double click emulation, etc.
You can download a copy from:
NetRexx 1.142 has been released. This version is a maintenance release, primarily
to support changes in the Java Development Kit (JDK) introduced for Java 1.2. Please
see the User's Guide for details for additions to the class path needed to run under
The other changes are:
You can download a copy from:
There are new beta drivers (v2.40) of the Elsa ISDN card for OS2, Win9x and NT.
You can download them from:
VisualAge Developer Domain subscribers can now download VisualAge for Java, Professional
Edition 2.0. Existing VisualAge for Java 1.0 customers will automatically receive
a copy of the new v2.0 product at no additional charge if they register their v1.0
products by 31 October. For more information see:
On August 31st, Version 2.2 of Mesa 2 was released to manufacturing. The planned
product availability date is September 21st, 1998 but you can download the "manufacturing
reference release" of the product right now from:
Priority Master II v2.4 is now available. This program allows you to increase
the priority of applications, and as a result boost performance. You can find out
more information from: http://www.prioritymaster.com/
The Abbotsbury drivers for the Hauppauge WinCast/TV card have been updated to
1.020J. They are available at:
The StW-TV application for the WinCast/TV card from Stefan Milcke has also been
updated to version 1.02B / Build2217. It's available from:
The BlueCAD's Utilities Home Page has been updated!
Available for download there is a DWG filter: with that filter it is possible
to read/write DWG files (compatible with AutoCAD 12).
Download it from:
This filter is equivalent to the one supplied with BlueCAD for Windows 95, and
can be run thanks to the Win32-OS2 project.
BlueCAD is a CAD product developed by CadWare srl (http://www.cadware.it),
and it is ready for OS/2 Warp.
PU Monitor 2.02
Small yet functional system monitoring tool for OS/2 PM.
Features of PU Monitor:
PU Monitor 2.02 can be downloaded from:
and later probably will be moved to:
Also, PU Monitor available for download and purchase at:
If you're always searching for better ways to use TCP/IP with OS/2 Warp, IBM
has two new publications which can help.
1. "Beyond DHCP: Work Your TCP/IP Internetwork with Dynamic IP" (IBM
publication no. SG24-5280) is scheduled to be published in September, 1998. This
new book includes extensive sections on the new IBM TCP/IP 4.1. This book also documents,
for the first time, how to create a set of OS/2 Warp boot diskettes which can connect
to the network using TCP/IP and DHCP; how to customize Netscape for firewall access
using information provided by a DHCP server; how to integrate LAN domain information
into a TCP/IP network; and much more. [Full disclosure: I'm one of the coauthors
of this new book.]
Many different platforms are discussed in this new book, but Warp Server, OS/2
Warp 4, and WorkSpace On-Demand get extensive treatment. This book should be on
every TCP/IP network manager's shelf, regardless of platform.
2. "A Comprehensive Guide to Virtual Private Networks, Vol.1" (IBM publication no. SG24-5201) includes extensive information on OS/2 Warp's new Virtual Private Network (VPN) capabilities. Section 9.4.7 describes how to use TCP/IP 4.1 to set up a "mini firewall."
For these (and other) IBM publications, please visit:
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Timothy F. Sipples
IBM Network Computing Software (Chicago)
Sent with Lotus Notes for OS/2 Warp