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FotoGet/2 Version 0.9.10
FotoGet/2 is intended to be a freeware utility to ease the transfer of
pictures between a digital camera and your OS/2 (eCS) PC.
The camera must be accessible by a driveletter.
Usage is (and should be) obvious and easy. There are no switches, no
options or whatever, that are not visible on the main window.
FotoGet/2 makes use of the WPS. It optionally creates light tables instead
of folders and optionally creates shadows of subfolders on the desktop.
This is the first public release and should be considered a public beta.
Hobbes Incoming: http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming/fotoget0910.zip
Hobbes Search: http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=fotoget
Fixpak 4 withdrawn from ecomstation.com
Incase people begin to wonder where it is... There are two problems with
OS/2 MCP fixpak 4. The most serious one being with the os2ldr (the loader
that kicks eCS to live when your PC starts). There are problems with
Until this is solved fixpak 4 is withdrawn....
SmartBackup 0.9 beta is now available for public testing
SmartBackup takes the time and guess work out of backing up large drives
or directories to CD, DVD or other low-capacity media. It supports smart
disc spanning to safely store all of your files while minimizing the
number of discs needed.
SmartBackup is written entirely in Rexx and sports an optional PM
graphical user interface. Even better is that SmartBackup is currently
free for all use. However, if you believe SmartBackup is a valuable tool
and wish to promote future development, you are asked to make a small
And SmartBackup is extensible through simple Rexx scripts. I have
included two such "post-processing" scripts in the distribution. One
records files directly to CD-R/RW while the other first Zip compresses
the files and then records to CD-R/RW. The former method is quick while
the latter maintains full long filenames and Extended Attributes. Users
are free to create and distribute their own post-processing scripts to
suit their unique needs.
or wait for the official 1.0 release which you will be able to find here:
Please send bug reports to freiheitDESPAM@syntheticdimension.net and I
will make every reasonable effort to correct the issue before the
official 1.0 release.
JIP - DNS Update Client
If you want to set up a server on your own hard drive--to host a web site
or email services for example, you somehow have to get control of the IP.
One easy way to do this is to make use of a third-party DNS-hosting
service. You either specify a registered domain name or use one of their
subdomain, and specify the IP where you want anybody referencing your URL
to be sent. This IP is the IP assigned to one of your systems (possibly
on a LAN) by your ISP. The URL and IP is kept in your account, which is
accessable over the Internet.
Here's the catch: nearly all ISP's assign only dynamic IP's, which are may
change over time. So what IP do you set up in your DNS-hosting account?
What's worse, you may get the right IP in your account initially only to
have your ISP change the IP of your server. Now your URL no longer
points to your server! How do you avoid this?
The answer is a program called a DNS update client, a small untility which
loads at boot time, and runs in the background. The DNS update client
monitors the current IP, and when it detects a change, sends a command to
the DNS-hosting service to update your account with the new IP. In this
way, the IP in the DNS-hosting account is kept current, and always points
to your server.
One of the more popular DNS-hosting services is DYNDNS.ORG. This service
lists a number of third-party DNS update clients on its web site;
unfortunately virtually all of them are for Windows. There are no OS/2
versions, and I couldn't get any of the platform-independent versions
working in my system, which is a LAN connected to an SMC Barricade router.
I was saved by a very friendly Norwegian developer called Osuman Bashiro.
I noted that he was finishing up a "pure Java" DNS client that was not
router specific. I contacted him, and yes he was willing to work with me
to get an OS/2 version working!
The result is JIP, downloadable from the author's site at
Osuman has also written version of JIP for other DNS-providers. These can be downloaded from
1. JIP requires that Java 1.4 be installed. I have only tested it with
with Innotech's 1.4.2, so I don't know if it works with the Golden Code
2. Jip needs to be started with JIP.CMD, a short OS/2 command file
included the archive. The easiest thing to do is to create an object or
shadow of that program in a folder on your Desktop. You will need to
change the Device Letter and possibly the Path to match your
3. It helps if you make sure both the "Start Minimized" and "Close window
on exit" boxes on the Properties "Session" page are checked.
JIP is freeware, but I know the author would greatly appreciate any
feedback you could provide.
IBM Convenience Package Fixpak XR_C004
IBM Convenience Package Fixpak XR_C004 (English and German) is available
from http://www.ecomstation.com . The fixpak can be applied with eCS MT
22.214.171.124 or unzipped and applied with the standard IBM fixtool.
[Moderator note: FP4 is not listed under the current downloads. Type
"XR_C004" (English) or "XRGC004" (German) into the Search box, or look in
the Fixes-Features/fixpack directory on the ecomstation.com FTP server.
FP4 is also available to IBM Software Choice subscribers, but it doesn't
appear to be listed anywhere.
If you have Amouse installed, be aware that after applying FP4 you have to
backlevel 2 DLLs or your system will hang at the WPS initialization on
reboot. WPSTKMOU.DLL and WPCONFIG.DLL. Thanks to Gregg Young who posted
this work around on the eCOmStation discussion list.
Convenience Package Release 2 refresh
V4.52 fixed APARs
FixPak Name= XR_C004
Build level = 14.097
TABLES PRINT BACKGROUNDS. NEED TO ENABLE/DISABLE PRINTING OF BACKGROUNDS.
PMMERGE TRAPS WHILE PROCESSING A WM_QUERYWINDOWPARAM MESSAGE
PANIC IN SMSETSWAPFLAGS DUE TO HPFS DURING SWAP TIME
TRAP IN DOSCALL1.DLL XCPTVERIFYREGISTRATIONRECORD DUE TO REGISTRATION RECORD POINTER BEING NULL
PROBLEMS WITH DUMP FORMATTER, VARIOUS ERRORS WITH RC: 5
DOSSLEEP AND TIMERS DON'T WAKE UP AFTER 49.7 DAY ROLLOVER
TRAP IN THESMTE_GET OR THEMTE_GET
POSITION OF NEGATIVE CURRENCY WRONG IN CZECHLANGUAGE.
OFFSETS WRONG IN TCB_S STRUCTURE OF KERNEL.SDF AND KERNELD.SDF
WINOS/2 WINFILE HAS WRONG HD FREE SPACE WHEN THE PARTITION IS GREATER THEN 2 GIG.
SYSTEM HANG WHILE DISPLAYING HFS0102 MESSAGE DURING BOOT.
CAN'T HANDLE DBCS DIRECTORY NAME 0X**5C VIA NFS
SESDD32.SYS TRAPS WHEN RUNNING "WIN" WITH NO ARGUMENTS
PCOMM FAILS WITH NETFINITY RWC ON SCITECH CLIENTS
SYSTEM HANGS IF UIA PROCESS TRIES TO REGISTER FOR CREATE_PROFILE OR DELETE_PROFILE EVENTS
NO MEMORY ERROR POPUP IS SEEN ON COPY OPERATION FROM VIEW.EXE
DAX CALL LSTRCMPI(..) IS RETURNING WRONG RETUN CODES.
TRAP IN PMSHELL.EXE WHILE SWITCHING BETWEEN APPLICATIONS USING A LT-TAB
TRAP IN PMMERGE WHILE DELETING MENUITEM
CHARECTER TYPED ON IBM DIRECTOR TERMINAL ( ON WIN NT) IS SEEN AFTER 2 MINUTES ON WSEB + XRJE002
SYSTEM STILL HANGS AFTER 49.7 DAYS
TRAP 000E IN SESDD32 IN STRCPY DURING SESQUERYPROCESSINFO PROCESSING
LSTRCMP FAILS IN DAX.
WRONG CHARACTERS ARE DISPLAYED WHEN 16PT OR LARGER OF HYOJUN MINCHO IS SPECIFIED.
IME TOOLBAR APPEARS WHILE STARTING JAVA APP.
FORMAT INCORRECTLY UPDATES IFS=HPFS386 AUTOECHECK INFO
SYS3179 OR OTHER FLOATING POINT EXCEPTIONS IN CUSTOMER APPS OR POSSIBLY PRINT DRIVERS
RING 3 TRAPS AND ODD BEHAVIOR IN DOS AND WIN APPS WHEN ACCESSING FLOPPY DISK AT ACP2/MCP2/FP16 LEVELS
ICON TEXT WITHOUT ANY ICON APPEARS ON DESKTOP WHILE RUNNING TEST CASE
RC = 132109 IS RETURNED BY UNICREATEUCONVOBJECT AFTER 65535 ITERATIONS.
GPF IN ISGDI2VM/IFGDI2VM WHEN RUNNING WINOS2 AT 16.7M COLORS
NETSCAPE FLOATING COMPONENT BAR BECOMES VISIBLE WHEN DESKTOP IS LOCKED.
EURO SYMBOL GETS CORRUPTED WHEN COPY/PASTE BETWEEN PM<->WINOS2..
INCORRECT PASSWORD DIALOG DISPLAYED WHEN CORRECT PASSWORD IS ENTERED
TRAP AT STRP_COMMON+649 OR SO WHEN TRACEBUF=.../D=ALL SPECIFIED
HANG IN JFS DURING WINDOWS 2000 INSTALLATION USING VIRTUAL PC SOFTWARE.
TRAP 000E IN VMALIASTOALIAS DOING PROCDUMP
IWB 2.0 TRAPS IN ASIACOL.DLL WHEN LOADING A PAGE IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE.
REGISTRY EDITOR FAILS TO EXPORT FILE FROM COMMAND LINE
TRAP IN THESMTE_GET OR THEMTE_GET
TRAP IN _QSSEM
BLDLEVEL FEATURE IMPLEMENTATION FOR JFS.IFS
BLDLEVEL FEATURE TO BE EXTENDED TO JFS.IFS RELATED UTILITIES.
TRAP 000E IN PLD_WRITETK DURING PROCDUMP
Traps/hangs in WINOS/2 windows when running ACP2 SMP and SciTech
'\' IS REPLACED BY A JUNK CHARACTER WHEN A REG FILE IS IMPORTED
TRAP IN THEPD_GET]
New version of eCSMT ( 126.96.36.199 )
" eCS MT 188.8.131.52 is available for download.
Because of changes in the eCSMT control file, this update will not be
automatically downloaded and installed by eCS MT 184.108.40.206. If you have
already experienced the problem, it can usually be corrected by copying
the \var\ecsmt\ecsmt_ini.sav file back to \var\ecsmt\ecsmt.ini.
I would appreciate any feedback regarding errors or function.
* Support the application of Convenience Package FixPak XR_C004.
* Removed the download and install of InnoTek OS/2 Kit for Java until such time as InnoTek uses a naming convention that identifies the module as something other than "install.exe".
* Handle detection of strange installs of Mozilla and/or Firebird.
* Modify eCS MT install to bypass modules already installed.
* Display all applicable updates regardless of installability.
* Bypass downloads of ecsmt*.exe files if running current version.
* Remove the download.ini file and its use.
* Permit the re-application of updates pre-installed on eCS 1.1.
* Navigate to the appropriate window when missing, superseded, or pre-requisite updates are selected.
* Prevent certain updates from copying control files to targets.
* Provide supersede information for applicable updates.
* Handle updates to drives other than the target boot drive."
RexxMail build 20031119.164807 released.
A new build of RexxMail is available from my web site:
The distribution ZIP file is also available from the Hobbes repository:
RexxMail is an object-oriented WPS e-mail client, written in REXX, which
uses the standard WPS user interface. It features an extensive range of
functions and options with full command-line access.
RexxMail is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License,
Note that this version of RexxMail differs quite a bit from previous
releases. It incorporates many new features as well as changes to existing
ones, so please read the docs (Reference Guide and Tutorial, now both in
INF format) carefully! Note also that due to the change in format of the
documentation, the HTML-based tutorial and information files have been
removed from the web site.
RexxMail features include:
Standard WPS interface.
Full command-line access to all functions.
Send mail from any folder on your desktop.
Edit/view messages using your favourite editor/viewer.
Add addresses to messages using standard drag & drop methods.
Add attachments to messages using standard drag & drop methods.
Compatible with external junk mail filter software.
Message transmission status indicator/byte counter/progress bar.
Display message dates in RFC or ISO-sorted form.
Display message times as original, local system, or UTC times.
Calculates time zone offset using any RFC 868 time server.
User exits to run external programs before/after:
opening user folders;
User exits to run external programs for collecting/sending mail.
User exits to run external programs for processing attachments.
Process/create/edit messages from the command line, a user script, or any other program with user exits.
Add attachments to messages from the command line, a user script, or any other program with user exits.
Automagically collect/delete/skip mail on a POP3 mail server, based on sender/recipients/subject or junk/virus mail flag.
Automagically move incoming mail to specific folders (or delete it), based on sender/recipients/subject or junk/virus mail flag.
Automagically move outgoing mail to specific folders (or delete it), based on sender/recipients/subject.
Collect mail from a POP3 server through an interactive interface to:
Collect a message and delete it from the server;
Collect a message and leave it on the server;
Delete a message from the server without collecting it;
Skip a message on the server for later processing.
User-customizable signals for:
Incoming junk mail;
Incoming virus mail.
OS/2 e-Zine: November 2003 Issue Up
The November 2003 issue of OS/2 e-Zine should be up.
As always, let me know if there are any glitches.
Dial-up users be warned, this is another screen-shot heavy issue
- eComStation 1.1 from a user's view Part 2
- Bootable CD's
- Installing UML on VisualAge Smalltalk
- and more...
There are only 7 cities in the world with working FM stations (according
to the list of cities known to coolfm). So, if you discover FM stations in
your city then inform us.
1) New icon in eComStation style, thanks to Validat0r
2) 'Shaker' event -- useful for morning wakeup
3) Extended plugin for BT8xx fm-tuners, thanks to Axel Hagedorn
4) Changed format of skins and application resources
5) Auto-split audio stream on pieces.
coolfm is a program to control computer FM tuners (are there usable AM
Realtek RTL8169 MAC driver 1.03
A version of Realtek RTL8169 MAC driver 1.03 had been uploded to Hobbes:
ODIN daily release
"Odin is the name of the project and software that allows users to run
Win32 (Windows 95 and Windows NT) applications in OS/2 Warp operating
system natively, almost as if they were intended to be OS/2 applications
in the first place. It also makes porting from Win32 to OS/2 easier by
providing a Win32 API implementation in OS/2: the Odin32 API."
/* $Id: ChangeLog,v 1.2647 2003/11/14 13:44:50 sandervl Exp $ */
2003-11-14: Sander van Leeuwen < sandervl@innotek >
- USER32: o Updates
2003-11-12: Sander van Leeuwen < sandervl@innotek >
o Clip/visible region changes
2003-11-12: Dietrich Teickner < Dietrich_Teickner@t-online >
- SHELL32: o Resource updates
o Shell file operations updates
2003-11-11: knut st. osmundsen < bird-changelog@innotek >
- MAKE: o Added a set of custombuild rules to the root makefile.
"GSview is a graphical interface for Ghostscript under MS-Windows or OS/2.
Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript page description language
used by laser printers. For documents following the Adobe PostScript
Document Structuring Conventions, GSview allows selected pages to be
viewed or printed. GSview requires Ghostscript 7.04-9.19."
GSview v4.5 web site: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/get45.htm
Changes in version 4.5:
* Fix Page Offset when printing.
* Fix slow behaviour when displaying on remote X11 server.
* Fix crash in X11 version when the LANG environment variable is not set.
* Redisplay files correctly after they are changed.
* Find pstoedit using registry information.
* A few other minor bug fixes.
GSview was written by Russell Lang at Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd.
GSview 4.5 should be used with Ghostscript 7.04 or later Ghostscript v8.11: http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/doc/AFPL/get811.htm
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