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Dawicontrol has released new drivers for all of their SCSI-Cards. Rev. 4.21:
What's important about OS/2 desktop?
SCOUG member Gary Granat is doing a robust analysis for a multi-part series of
articles titled "Seeking Ways to Get Rid of System Bloat." Gary set out
several months ago to replace Object Desktop - which he found made his system sluggish
- with other programs that met his (sometimes exacting) needs.
First, he systematically determined what features of Object Desktop he didn't
want to live without. He organized the things he really likes/wants by basic function
and is exploring alternatives, many of which are freeware and shareware.
The current installment is on system information monitoring tools. You'll find
it at the Southern California OS/2 User Group web site at:br>
Editor, Southern California OS/2 User Group
TEAM OS/2 Russia brings you a OS/2 Port of bzip-1.0.1, which is a block-sorting
Version 1.0.1. This is latest version at this moment.
You can download it from:
StockMarket/2 is a PM util which monitors stocks over the Internet.
-Next and Previous button
-Hot keys (Alt-N,-P,-S,-X etc)
-Pulldown stock list
-other minor changes
In a future release I'll add an alert system, so you can automatically sell your
stock if the price drops.
Team OS/2 Deutschland e.V. i.G. provides a free platform for non-commercial exhibitors
to present their offers at Warpstock Europe 2000. The following developers of free-
and shareware, user groups and providers of Internet services have agreed to participate:
o Carsten Mueller - commTalk.de, MusicBase and more Tools
o Carsten Tenbrink - Cinema/2, watching TV on OS/2
o Christopher Wohlgemuth - cdrecord, cdrdao, CD-Creator, CandyBarz
o Cornelis Bockemuehl - PmAs, an astronomy software package for OS/2
o Dimitris Michelinakis (Team OS/2 UK) - ServerConfig, Webmail/2, ConfigEdit
o Guiffy Software - Guiffy, a Java file compare and merge tool
o Juergen Dankoweit - Secure Desktop, secure multiuser configuration for OS/2
o Timo Maier - ADRp address database, Snee newsreader, Voldep stock maintainance
o OS2 World.com - a free OS/2 webhosting project
o OS2.org - the OS/2 information source
o OS/2 Netlabs - the platform for OS/2 developers
o Phoenix OS/2 Society - information, members' printed magazine "Extended
o Team OS/2 Deutschland e.V. - information and helpdesk
o Team OS/2 Hamburg e.V. - information, demonstration of members' software packages
o Team OS/2 Koeln/Bonn e.V. - information, OS/2 museum
o Team OS/2 Ruhr e.V. - information, software demonstration, e.g. Cinema/2
o Team OS/2 Trier e.V. - Team OS/2 Trier Collection, software demonstration,
e.g. The GIMP
Please visit our home page:
for more information!
The number of sessions at Warpstock Europe has increased again. Mike Kaply from
IBM will give an overview of the Warpzilla project:
Warpzilla - What's in it for users and developers?
While far from complete, Warpzilla, the next-generation browser/editor/mailnews
client, is already available for intrepid users willing to try preview software,
and for OS/2 developers willing to help out.
This presentation will answer questions you have about Warpzilla both as a user
and a developer.
There will be an overview of the Mozilla project as well as the Warpzilla browser.
We'll also talk about how you can become involved in helping us develop the browser
whether by helping us find bugs or helping us fix bugs.
Please visit the Warpstock Europe 2000 home page at:
for more information.
Russian Team OS/2 are glad to announce Systray/2 1.0 beta 1. In this version
new features in TaskBar was added:
* Minimizing already active window when switching via SystrayTaskbar and highliting
current active window (like Old/First Systray)
* 'Minimize All' feature added.
Systray is what we deal with when we work with operating systems Windows 95/98/NT.
Actually besides task switcher it is a convenient utility called system tray.
Tray is a section of the screen assigned for the programs not seen in the screen
at the moment but active and performing an operation which the user can control
through the tray.
If you can't get Systray/2 from our site, download it from Hobbes (Beta 1 version
was uploaded to Hobbes/incoming today).
We're invite OS/2 developers to support our system tray in their programms!
FixPak 14 for Warp 4 Brazilian Portuguese version has been available since Sept.
StockMarket/2 is a PM util which monitors stocks over the Internet.
It's using my port of libstocks, which I've converted to a REXX DLL. Anyone interested
to use this DLL in their own application is free to do so, but contact me first
to receive some documentation how to do so.
New Forums for All Sundial Products
To make it easy for customers to share information with each other, Sundial Systems
has now added product forums to its Internet site.
Mesa 2, DBExpert, Relish, Clearlook, Rover Pack, and Junk Spy each have their
own forum which can be accessed directly as a newsgroup and/or messages posted can
be received as email. You can access the newsgroups or subscribe to email messages
on the Product Forums page of Sundial's web site at:
Sundial's technical support staff will be monitoring the product forums to assist
and provide information as appropriate. The forums will also be used by technical
support to post information about product feature and usage issues that have come
to their attention through other support means. This is additional service helps
customers get the most out of Sundial's productivity applications.
Sundial has the answers!
TEAM OS/2 Russia brings you a port of pxtools-0.0.11, which is a set of utilites
dealing with Paradox files.
One of them, pxinfo, dumps some info about file, and another two, pxsqldump and
pxcsvdump, dumping database in corresponding SQL and CSV statements. version 0.0.11
You can download it from:
SysInfo/2 project is updated again. Now, with the kindly help of all users, who
send author a feedback, many errors and misspelling were corrected. SysInfo/2 ver.
06.63 now is tested to work with all OS/2 KERNELs from IBM TESTCASE.
A list of all errors and bugs that were corrected you can find here:
SysInfo/2 ver. 0.63 is available to download from HOBBES (for now from /pub/incoming
and then will be moved to /pub/os2/util/system/) or from project home page.
TCP/IP 4.21 or 4.3 have caused problems (TRAP-E) with the InJoy Dialer and the
InJoy PPPoE Client. The problems have been fixed by IBM and the unsupported test
fixes (which appear to work great) can be fetched here:
The fixes are self-extracting and should replace the mptn/protocol files (backup
If you experience any problems with downloading or using these fixes, then don't
hesitate to e-mail email@example.com
The German company HOB will present their connectivity products, native OS/2
as well as Java based, at Warpstock Europe 2000. For example, the HOBLink X11 X-server
can be used to display both remote and local X programs seamlessly on the OS/2 desktop,
e.g. you can run The GIMP in an OS/2 PM window. HOBLink JWT basically does the same
for remote Win32 programs.
At Warpstock Europe 2000 HOB will also introduce a special version of HOBLink
X11 for students and private use at a reduced price.
and the Warpstock Europe 2000 home page at:
for more information about HOB at Warpstock Europe 2000.
As last year Warpstock Europe 2000 again offers a large variety of sessions and
workshops related to all kinds of topics:
o OS/2 in General
o OS/2 Applications
o The Internet and OS/2
o OS/2 in Local Area Networks
o OS/2 Development
Everyone, regardless of being enduser, developer or businessman, will be able
to find something interesting.
There are currently 21 sessions and workshops, all of which will be held in ENGLISH
language. Further information on each session and workshop, the speakers, and a
timetable can be obtained from our home page at:
Have a look at the following small selection from the program:
o IBM's OS/2 Strategy (by Oliver Stein)
IBM has endorsed the strengths and benefits of internet technologies and platform
independence for several years, and has encouraged customers worldwide to make the
transition to network computing. To facilitate the transition, IBM has enhanced
OS/2 to become an excellent platform for the deployment of e-business applications,
while at the same time preserving investments in legacy applications. IBM has quietly
revamped its OS/2 operating system into a super-powerful tool that runs high speed
networks and controls large servers with multi-processor motherboards.
Oliver Stein will speak on how IBM continues to enhance OS/2 so that, in addition
to preserving customer investments in legacy OS/2 applications, is the platform
for future e-business deployments and for the development of e-business applications.
Come find out what's happening in the OS/2 development world in upcoming releases
and what enhancements are being made and for how long.
o Creating PDF files on OS/2 (by Christian Langanke)
This session gives you the required background knowledge for creating PDF files
under OS/2. Learn about what PDF files are, how to create PDF files in general and
especially under OS/2 and what dependencies exist for the programs being used for
Beside commercial software like Adbobe Acrobat Distiller free programs like Ghostscript
and Poor Mans PDF will be discussed. Moreover, it will be shown how software for
creating PDF files that is not available for OS/2 runs as a Windows-version under
OS/2 with Odin.
o Visions and reality of wireless communication - also on OS/2 (by Herbert Rueck)
Wireless LANs are gaining more and more popularity. This recital introduces you
to the subject of wireless networks. These networks can be applied for voice as
well as for data transmission. Visions of mobility are shown, which today have already
become reality with certain products. OS/2 users can also enjoy this modern form
o XWorkplace: Extending the Workplace Shell (by Ulrich Moeller)
This beginner's tutorial to WPS programming includes a basic description of the
System Object Model (SOM), IDL files, and frequently used WPS methods. In addition,
the author gives an introduction to the XWorkplace source code to show how new WPS
extensions can be integrated to use the existing XWorkplace frameworks, which saves
a lot of time.
o Programming drivers for USB devices on OS/2 (by Markus Montgowski)
This workshop will give a short overview of USB and the USB stack as implemented
by IBM for OS/2. It will then demonstrate how to write a device driver that uses
Stay tuned for more information!