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October 25

eBayWatch/2 Ver 1.09q

Hello All,

I have uploaded ver 1.09q to -

"eBayWatch/2 is an auction management tool for OS/2 users. It works solely with the eBay auction site. It is meant to aid the user in searching for, monitoring and bidding on auction items. eBayWatch/2 is copyright freeware."

From the readme -

- chg: Logging level 2 is now ON by default The log files will be kept trimmed to no more than 150k. Logging _should_ not put your password in the "tracelog.txt" file. I would suggest being sure of this before sending any trace info. And please let me know if it _does_ show up so I can find and remove the source.

- chg: Program will not attempt to rebid if error occurs on Buy it Now item

- new: "Select search" window is now resizable and remembers size/position

- chg: Max item page size increased from 150k to 200k (sellers are getting ridiculous with item descriptions)

- fix: Bogus info imported if "Page error" occurs

- fix: Error popup for "Page does not respond" disregards user entry User selects "Abort" or "Ignore", page retries anyway.

As usual, any feedback of things strange or broken is appreciated.

October 25

CDRWSel 2.12.3


CDRWSel is a GUI to RSJ comand line mode command. It allow you to use nice options only available as command line. Most interresting is to attach more than one drive simultaneously. (Access to cdattach, cdview, finalize with comments like copyright, RSJ daemon parameter change...)

*Latest changes*

1/ New "V1 Window" style available with simplied utilisation and new icon changing color according current drive state. (Now, you can drag and drop fonts and colors onto this window - a few exceptions exist. To restore original fonts and colors, use CDRWSelR.cmd)

2/ Added the possibility to change '.' to ',' from the cdattach command. It was needed to resolve problem found for specific countries and latest RSJ release

3/ Corrected a few problems (ex: session selection didn't work under "J-Window" style etc...

CDRWSel is available here :
Take file

A few screenshots about new changes were uploaded to hobbes (
See how the new window style looks !

Remy (CDRWSel is freeware)

It needs RSJ from (a full demo version is available for 30 days)

October 25

Warpstock 2003 Presentation update and Powerpoint files under OS/2

In regard to the presentations on the Warpstock site, I thought I'd let you know that there is a 16 bit Powerpoint viewer available from Microsoft. It runs well in WinOS2 and will display the Stalker Software presentation from the site.

Information is here:;en-us;180056

and the direct link to download it is here:

Hope this is of help.

[Moderator note: This did work for viewing the Stalker CommuniGate Pro Power Point file, but I had to rename the actual file to an 8.3 name (On my system I renamed it to STALKER.PPT) and put it in a directory that was 8 byte or less names in the entire directory tree. In addition we have someone working on converting this file to something viewable under OS/2 for those who don't have win-OS/2 installed/working.

Additional note, as some people are reporting problems downloading the presentation files, I have zipped them up and updated the file download page to point to these. hat should hopefully fix the problem. I will also be adding the above links to Microsoft's Power Point97 16 bit player to the page as well.]

October 24

Warpstock 2003 Photos

We have posted some photos from this past weekends Warpstock event in San Francisco.

October 24

New uniaud 20031024

Web site:
Support Forum:

Vladest: Fixed AC'97 CMI97xx mute
Vladest: IBM 40 family
Vladest: Added SI7018/Trident 4D Wave support
Vladest: Fixed NForce2 detection
Vladest: Updates a lot of code from ALSA

"Purpose The goal of the UniAud project is creation of universal audio driver based on ALSA project. Authors NOT undertake to add new cards that are lacking to support in ALSA project, but as far as possible is going to refresh UniAud with latest ALSA sources. Bugfixes for hardware specific code will do correspond with ALSA fixes. Also, it's possible some nuances, but in most cases we are going to do in this way. Authors plane to create new and unique API for enable to use all resources and features of modern audio cards. It's API will use neither DART no other exists OS/2's audio subsystems.

Project Status The UniAud is currently undergoing development, but in the interim you can download the beta versions. All of the work on this project is done in spare time and is distributed under GNU licensing guidelines. If you know of some new features that you'd like to see implemented, or even if you'd just like to do something nice for the authors, you can always make a financial contribution! To find out how you can help the UniAud Team, please mail us at Also you can make your donation to UniAud on BMT Micro site.

Current Features

* PCI sound cards support (see. soundcards page)
* Digital Controllers support (for AC'97 codec)
* AC'97 codecs support
* auto detect of installed audio card "

October 24

Warpstock 2003 Presentation files

Just to let folks know we so far have the following presentations up on the Warpstock web site

Themes and UI Customization in eComStation - Alex Taylor
REXX PARSE Exposed - Chip Davis
Stalker Software - CommuniGate Pro Messaging Server - Phillip Slater
Novell and OS/2 - Lewis G Rosenthal, CNA
Wireless with OS/2 - Lewis G Rosenthal, CNA

As more come in we will post them to the above site and periodically send out announcements.

In addition I have added the LTPlayer to that page. If you don't have Freelance this will allow you to play the PRZ files created by Freelance. You have to download; unzip it to a new directory; run ltplayer.exe which will decompress all the necessary files. You can then run LTMOBR01.EXE and view the presentations. So far only one (The Stalker Software one) has been created in Microsoft Power Point format, which unfortunately neither LTPlayer nor Freelance appear to support. If I find a way to play those I will pass it on as well.

October 22

Mozilla 1.4.1

There is a version 1.4.1 of Mozilla on I do not know what the improvements are, there is no information. Stephan

October 22

GnuPG/2 1.2.3

GnuPG is GNU's tool for secure communication and data storage. It can be used to encrypt data and to create digital signatures. It includes an advanced key management facility and is compliant with the proposed OpenPGP Internet standard as described in RFC2440.

October 21

Adaptec U320 driver

Hi all,

just a heads up for those considering u320 SCSI. A driver for the Adaptec u320 host adapters is now available at:

Adaptec had previously said no driver was available. At last I can finally move my eCS 1.1 installation off the old IDE drive I had to bring out of retirement when I found out my new PC had unsupported SCSI onto something with decent performance - woo-hoo.

October 21

A New Group for FAT32 Driver Users

A new Yahoo user group has just been setup to report bugs and to offer comments and suggestions concerning the FAT32 driver. This will be the proper place to make your reports too.

October 21

Mozilla 1.5 Has Been Released

Mozilla 1.5 (GA)has been released.

You can download it here:

NOTE: This release requires updated C runtime DLLs (libc04) from Innotek. Available here:

Copy the two DLLs to the same directory as mozilla.exe, or put them somewhere in your path.

October 21

eAccounts 1.0 GA

eAccounts version 1.0 GA has been released.

eAccounts is an account and password manager for os/2 and eCs.

More information, screenshots and downloadlinks:

October 21

New USB scanner drivers

Thanks to Maeda Haruyuki we now lots of supported but untested OS/2 USB scanner drivers.

If anybody has one of the following USB scanners please send me a mail

Vendor ID Product ID
Benq/Acer/Vuego 310U 0x04a5 0x1a20
Benq/Acer/Vuego 320U 0x04a5 0x2022
Benq/Acer/Vuego 620U / 620UT 0x04a5 0x1a2a
0x04a5 0x2040
Benq/Acer/Vuego 640U 0x04a5 0x2060
Benq/Acer/Vuego 640BU 0x04a5 0x207e
Benq/Acer/Vuego 1240U 0x04a5 0x20c0
Benq/Acer/Vuego 3300 / 4300 0x04a5 0x20b0
Benq/Acer/Vuego 4300 0x04a5 0x20de
Benq/Acer/Vuego 5000 0x04a5 0x20fc
Benq/Acer/Vuego 5300 0x04a5 0x20fe

Agfa 1236U 0x06bd 0x0002
Agfa 1212U 0x06bd 0x0001
0x06bd 0x2061
Agfa Snapscan e10 0x06bd 0x2093
Agfa Snapscan e20 0x06bd 0x2091
Agfa Snapscan e25 0x06bd 0x2095
Agfa Snapscan e26 0x06bd 0x2097
Agfa Snapscan e40 0x06bd 0x208d
Agfa Snapscan e42 0x06bd 0x20ff
Agfa Snapscan e50 0x06bd 0x208f
Agfa Snapscan e52 0x06bd 0x20fd

Epson Perfection 660 0x04b8 0x0114


0x1005, /* ScanJet 5400C Not Tested.
0x1105, /* ScanJet 5470C Not Tested.


0x101, /* Perfection 636U and 636Photo. Not tested.
0x104, /* Perfection 1200U and 1200Photo. Not tested.
0x106, /* Stylus Scan 2500. Not tested.
0x107, /* Expression 1600. Not tested.
0x10e, /* Expression 1680. Not tested.
0x801, /* CX-5200 Not Tested.
0x802, /* CX-3200 Not Tested.

Thanks in advance

October 19

OS/2 and USB Site Updated

Finally, after a long time I get some free time to update the site.

As you see there had been a lot of updates, thanks to everyone to keep sending me their test reports.

Here is the list of what had been added:
Zip Driver 750
IOMEGA 120GB USB external Hard Drive
Dane-Elec Z-Mate Compact Flash USB Mini Reader
USB external HDD case for 2,5"
Plextor PlexFlash USB Flash Memory 512MB
Muse 6 in 1 Card Reader
Microdia CF Card Reader

Traveler DC3000
Vivitar ViviCam V3715
Vivitar ViviCam V3625
Minox DC2122
Olympus Camedia C-720 UZ (Ultra-Zoom)
FujiFilm FinePix S304
Olympus Stylus 400
Pentax Optio S
Nikon CoolPix 5700

Lasat Speed II ISDN Modem

USB PTR; USB-1284 Printer-Adapter

Mouse & Keyboards
Logitech CordLess MausMan Wheel
Logitech CordLess Desktop Pro


Making the Iomega 120GB HDD USB work under OS/2
How to Install the USB Audio Driver


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