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OS/2 - eComStation News - September, 2005

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Net: Useful eComStation listings
Net: PCI Soundcard Matrix site Updated
SW: Scripts for installing network services under OS/2 and eCS
Net: Week of servers on ecomstation.ru
SW: djprint version 0.55
SW: DOSBox frontend 1.6
SW: CDRWSel V4 beta2 available
SW: Dosbox frontend 1.7
Event: "The past, present and future of Warpzilla" at Warpstock 2005.
SW: DOSBox frontend 1.9
SW: Correction: DOSBox frontend 1.9
SW: DFSee 7.12 released



Net: Useful eComStation listings

2005-09-01

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eComStation News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: "Eugene Gorbunoff"


eComStation.Ru site invites you to fill tables:
* The table of equivalents / replacements of Windows software in
eComStation
-- http://ecomstation.ru/win-ecs-table.php
* The companies working on eComStation market
-- http://ecomstation.ru/solutions/?action=companies
* Solutions based on eComStation and OS/2
-- http://ecomstation.ru/solutions/?action=solutions

Please, post additions via web-form: http://ecomstation.ru/support.php All
your reports will be placed to the queue and should be processed in one
week.




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Net: PCI Soundcard Matrix site Updated

2005-09-02

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eComStation News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: martindDESPAM@DESPAMos2world.com


Finally a new update on the page, changes on the PCI Soundcard Matrix site
this month:

* Ensoniq AudioPCI ENS1371 + Cirrus Logic CS4297
* Intel ICH5 + Realtek ALC650F
* Intel ICH6 + ALC655
* VIA VT8237 + ALC658
* SB Live! Platinum (CT4760)
* CS4235 (non PCI) used in Thinkpad 600 and some old Netfinity Server

Most onboard sound will work if you don't have a buggy BIOS. Thanks to all
contributors for their reports !

http://www.os2usr.org/os2sound.html

mike
ICQ #113674746

Url: http://www.os2usr.org/os2sound.html

From: Martin Iturbide (martinDESPAM@DESPAMos2world.com)


Submitted with the form on http://www.os2world.com/submit_news.php from
client


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SW: Scripts for installing network services under OS/2 and eCS

2005-09-02

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eComStation News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Fritz Hodel



Hi Mark

First of all many thanks for Your constant an valuable support for the
OS/2 community!

May be I can contribute a small part in return. I try quite many
communication programs under OS/2 . Since I don't like to invent the
wheel twice, I wrote some rexx scripts to ease and automate the
installation of several programs. The scripts may be useful for some
others. The scripts are by no means beauty full, they where just written
on the job to help installations.

Currently supported are:

- emx installation an version checking
- Firewall (the OS/2 built in) with some rudimentary config file
generation
- Apache2 Version 2.0.53 with PHP 4.3.10
- Mozilla 1.6 with Flash plugin
- SSH 4.0p1 with SSES 0.4.2
- PM VNC viewer and server
- DNS-server with Bind 8.4.2

The scripts contain a reasonable amount of comments, most of them in
English. The asked questions are in German, but are not so numerous and
can easily be translated also in English. So I could deliver a German and
English version (the latter would certainly profit from some proofreading
by a natively English speaking person).

So if this is of interest for You just let me know.

Regards

Fritz

--
Mit freundlichen Gruessen

F. Hodel
***************************************
A-Net GmbH
fhodelDESPAM@DESPAManetgmbh.ch
http://www.anetgmbh.ch
Member of The Virtual Company
Address
Dorfstrasse 68
CH 8126 Zumikon
Tel. +41 44 991 86 30
Fax. +41 44 991 86 34
GPS 4719.822'N 00837.557'E
***************************************



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Net: Week of servers on ecomstation.ru

2005-09-02

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eComStation News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: "Eugene Gorbunoff"


The thirty sixths week of 2005 is dedicated to collection of info about
compatible/non-compatible servers (motherboards). Our database contains
65 records only (
http://ecomstation.ru/hardware.php?action=category&section=brand ).
Major part of the models are not produced anymore. Post new reports using
the web-form ( http://ecomstation.ru/hardware.php?action=new )




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SW: djprint version 0.55

2005-09-02

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eComStation News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: "Don Hawkinson"


I think that I am satisfied with the options and features of DJPRINT, so
this should be one of the last releases before version 1.0. If you have
questions about the functions of DJPRINT, please let me know so that I can
use your questions to improve the limited documentation.

djprint version 0.55

DJPRINT was intended as a method to list source code on my HP DeskJet
632c. I decided that I would make it available to other OS/2 and eCS
users. I put a work-in-progress version on my web site and asked for
comments and suggestions.

I got a lot of suggestions and most of them were added as options to
DJPRINT. I also found out that the HP PCL 3 command set was supported by
many printers - not just HP printers. The ones that I know about are
shown below.

HP Deskjet 932C
Xerox Phaser 8550
HP LaserJet II
HP DeskJet 340
Brother HD 5150D
IBM 4019 laser printer
HP Laserjet 4050N
HP DeskJet 632C

The default printing mode of DJPRINT is to assume the paper is US letter
size (8.5 x 11), 6 lpi , and line numbering is turned on. The printer is
also put into compressed print, but this is not optional.

An important function of DJPRINT is line wrapping. Long lines are split
into multiple lines. Unless the line numbering is turned off, the same
line number is used for wrapped lines. If line number 10 needs to be
wrapped to fit on the page, all of the wrapped portions of line 10 will be
numbered 10. This is done so that the line numbers refelct the actual
source line number. A plus sign is inserted before each wrapped line to
make certain the user knows the line has been wrapped. The line wrap is
not intelligent. The line is wrapped at a specific character count - not
at the end of a word or blank space.

The header and compressed print are not optional, but many other functions
are under the users control. The printer may be put into portrait or
landscape mode, and the supported paper sizes are A4, letter (US standard
size and the default), and legal (8.5 x 14 inches). The user also has the
option of 6 or 8 lines per inch, with 6 lines per inch the default. The
user may set the starting source line number, the ending source line
number, and start the page numbering at number other than one. Setting
the starting page number does not change where the program starts printing
the source lines, it is only a cosmetic change.

Changes:

Version .055 added an option to put the printer in 12 cpi mode instead of
compressed print mode. That option is /NO.

version 0.51 changed the code to look in the current directory for
options.djp and if not found, in the directory where djprint.exe is
located.

Version 0.50 added an options file called OPTIONS.DJP which must be
present in the current directory. The options are listed on separate lines
in the file. The options file is proccessed before the command line, so
any command line options override the file options. The options in the
file must start at column 1 and must start with a forward slash. Lines
that start with any other characters are ignored.


Verson 0.35 added an intial page number setting.

The /Ixx option sets the intial page number to xx instead of 1. This
option along with the /Hxx and /Txx options will let the user replace
specific pages from a printed set. For example, if page 10 was damaged
and started with with line 571 and ended with 628, the options /I10 /H571
/T628 would print a replacement page 10.

Verson 0.33 added manual duplex printing!

The option swtich is /DU or /du

The output is first sent to the file testprn and then that file is split
into oddprn and evenprn. The file oddprn is sent to the printer, the user
is prompted to reload the paper and then the file evenprn is printed. If
the /F option is used, the final output goes to the file testprn2.

Version 0.31 changed the method used to display the usage and error
messages to the screen. The usage information and the file being printed
message may be redirected and the error messages now go to stderr.

A /D option for double spacing the source had been added.

A /Wx option for selecting the destination printer had been added where x
is 1,2, or 3. If you only have one printer or the OS/2 default printer is
the destination, you do not need this option.

This program is intended to print program listings on HP DeskJet or
LazerJet printers. It should work with any printer that supports PCL 3.
It sets the printer to print 16.5 characters per inch and sends a reset to
the printer when it is finished.

The program prints a header at the top of each page and defaults to
printing line numbers for each source line. The program does line wrap of
lines over 119 characters and can do multiple wraps if the source line is
very long. If the source line is wrapped, the line number is not
incremented. If line 10 is wrapped three times, there will be three lines
labeled 0010. The program also prints a "+" symbol before each wrapped
line.

Options:

DJPRINT (options) file1 ... file9 (options)...
where file1 ... file9 may contain wild cards
The /R option sends a reset to the printer before printing
The /F option causes the output to be sent to the file TESTPRN
The /Hxx option starts the printing with line xx
The /Txx option ends the printing with line xx
The /Ixx option sets the initial page number to xx
The /N option stops the printing of line numbers
The /NO option puts the printer in 12 cpi mode
The /S option puts the printer in 8 lpi mode - 77 lines per page
The /L option puts the printer in landscape mode - 155 char per line
The /D option adds an extra linefeed for double space mode
The /DU option prints the odd pages and then the even pages
The user will need reload the odd pages after the prompt
The /DUI option sets the printers duplex option
The /PA option sets the paper size to A4 (210x297 mm)
The /PL option sets the paper size to legal (8.5x14 in)
The /Wx option sets the destination printer LPT 1,2, or 3
/W1 or /W2 or /W3 - the default is the default printer
The /C option adds a name or comment to the header on page 1
for example: /C"Don Hawkinson" or /c"windows IS a virus!"
The /B option issues new page after a user specified string is found
for example: /b"page break" or /b"new page"
version 0.55 compiled on Sep 01 2005 at 10:07:06

The /F option sends the output to a file called testprn in the current
directory. This allows the user to see what would be sent to the printer
without using ink or paper.

The /W and /B options only require the quotes if the text includes a
space.

Please let me know if this program works with your printer and the model
number of your printer. If you have suggestions for program options, send
them too.

I will be making frequent changes to the program and will not always make
an announcement that a new version is available.

You can check the version number by executing the program with no
arguments.

The pre-release version of the program may be downloaded at:
http://home.tulsaconnect.com/dwhawk/djprint.zip






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SW: DOSBox frontend 1.6

2005-09-02

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eComStation News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: roossienDESPAM@DESPAMgmail.com


Version 1.6 dosbox frontend is now on hobbes.

Changes;

When a DOSBox mount drive allready exist, it wil be modified instead of
adding twice (or more). Run now always runs the latest modifications,
instead of running a loaded/saved file. Exit now saves the rexx file when
modifications were made.
Added some config file settings.
Removed the mess from the help files.
Added a yes/no pop up dialog asking to overwrite existing files when the
file exist. Compiled for PII code now, I don't think older PC's will need
dosbox, they have still ISA slots? But if you want a 486 or P1 code
version, just ask me. Fixed some problems/errors, I hope its bugfree now,
but I could use some feedback :-)


http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming/dosboxfront_1_6.zip

Url: http://members.home.nl/cwroossien/ecs.html

From: Chris (roossienDESPAM@DESPAMgmail.com)


Submitted with the form on http://www.os2world.com/submit_news.php


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SW: CDRWSel V4 beta2 available

2005-09-05

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eComStation News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: remy.dodinDESPAM@DESPAMlibertysurf.fr



Hello !

I just put CDRWSel V4 beta 2 (updated the 2005/09/05) on Hobbes. This is
a new version and has an added DVDDAO(nickk tool) GUI. CDRWSel V4 beta2a
frontend for RSJ or DVDDAO(New) or both:

Download: http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming/cdrwsel_v4beta2.zip

Search: HTTP://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=cdrwsel_v4

* CDRWSel Main windows can have new ICON buttons (option to activate)
Many new icons have changed for a better and pretty design.
* A new logbook can now be opened and is auto-placed on top or bottom of
main window
* Many dialogs have updated design.
* New added DVDDAO GUI.
A few options :
- Create a new data project starting from a current folder or DVD
- Create a Video DVD (AUDIO_TS + VIDEO_TS) with your existing VOB files
(this is not a ripper)
- Do a direct DVD to DVD copy
- Copy a DVD into a image file (ISO)
- Save a project for futur use
- Import an existing project for updates / merge etc...
...
* Added support for futur Jan-Erik dll for files above 2GiB (rxtnsion)
* CDRWSel started Pids display (with kill option) can now display (kill
through rxu.dll) all system Pids
* RSJ part has some updates/improvements and several bugs corrected And
more nice changes improvements.

To find out all possibilities, review the included cdrwsel4.pdf file

( suggestion : If DVDDAO bufsize option is on at install, turn it off to
begin )

Kind regards,
Remy DODIN



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SW: Dosbox frontend 1.7

2005-09-05

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eComStation News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: roossienDESPAM@DESPAMgmail.com


Dosbox frontend 1.7. The main purpose of this program is to generate a
rexx (cmd) file that starts dosbox with certain settings and runs a game /
program, then create a desktop icon for it.

Fixed an anoying bug when importing a config file with an autoexec part
that contains mount points, the autoexec got messed up. It still a good
idea to look at the autoexec part before saving anything.

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming/dosboxfront_1_7.zip
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=dosboxfront

Url: http://members.home.nl/cwroossien/ecs.html

From: Chris (roossienDESPAM@DESPAMgmail.com)


Submitted with the form on http://www.os2world.com/submit_news.php


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Event: "The past, present and future of Warpzilla" at Warpstock 2005.

2005-09-05

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eComStation News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: madodelDESPAM@DESPAMptd.net


Do you want to know where the browser for OS/2 is heading? And where it
has been? We'll take a trip down memory lane and also talk about where the
browser on OS/2 is going. Come hear from Mike Kaply, the leading expert
on our very own cutting edge, Mozilla based web browser for OS/2 and
eComStation, give a presentation on the past, present and future of
Warpzilla.

Michael Kaply has been involved with OS/2 since 1989. He started working
on OfficeVision/2 and eventually became a member of the core OS/2 team,
working on the help system and the acclaimed OS/2 Warp Tutorial. He is
the co-author of "IBM's Official OS/2 Warp FAQs" book along with Timothy
F. Sipples. In 1996 he joined the Netscape Navigator for OS/2 team, and
has been involved in every OS/2 browser release since Netscape Navigator
2.0.2, including leading development of about every release since Netscape
Communicator 4.61. Currently he is the lead for IBM's participation in
the Mozilla/Firefox project. While his job no longer deals directly with
OS/2, he is still considered the OS/2 browser expert within IBM, and he
continues to be the module owner for OS/2 changes within Mozilla/Firefox.

For more on this year's event location, including lots of Hershey area
attractions (mmm, did somebody say chocolate?), see our web site at:
http://www.warpstock.org/event_info/2005/location.html To learn more about
Warpstock visit the homepage at: http://warpstock.org/index.html
Information about this years event can be found at:
http://warpstock.org/index_2005.html Registration information is at:
http://warpstock.org/event_info/2005/registration.html And scheduled
presentations are listed at
http://www.warpstock.org/event_info/2005/schedule.html

We also offer the Warpstock eNewsletter mailing list where you can get
more detailed information bulletins electronically as we announce them.
If you would like to subscribe to the Warpstock eNewsletter send the
following message in the body of an email to [ majormajor@os2voice.org ]

subscribe wsenews my@email.address
end

Or by clicking on the following link [
http://www.os2voice.org/mailinglists.html ] and using the web form to
subscribe/unsubscribe from the Warpstock eNews list.

Have you been to Warpstock yet?

* Warpstock 1997 - Diamond Bar, California
* Warpstock 1998 - Chicago, Illinois
* Warpstock 1999 - Atlanta, Georgia
* Warpstock 2000 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
* Warpstock 2001 - Toronto, Canada
* Warpstock 2002 - Austin, Texas
* Warpstock 2003 - San Francisco, California
* Warpstock 2004 - Denver, Colorado
* Warpstock 2005 - Hershey, Pennsylvania

Warpstock, Inc., is a North Carolina corporation. The Warpstock annual
conference is a gathering of OS/2 users, developers, and vendors from
around the world for the purpose of education and advocacy. More
information is available at the Warpstock web site:
http://www.warpstock.org


--

From the eComStation Desktop of: Mark Dodel, president, Warpstock Inc.


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SW: DOSBox frontend 1.9

2005-09-06

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eComStation News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: roossiendDESPAM@DESPAMgmail.com

Dosbox frontend 1.9. The main purpose of this program is to generate a
rexx (cmd) file that starts dosbox with certain settings and runs a game /
program, then create a desktop icon for it.

Changes;

1.9
Added a communication page and a font dialog.

1.8
Fonts will now be saved and restored. request from ; dragndrop. Position
on the desktop will be saved and restored.

I condider it a finished project now and will stop working on it unless
there are some bugs. Maybey.. I wil look one day to save the colors of
individual pages so every page can have its own background color, since I
don't need this myself, I will see if I get requests for this option....

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming/dosboxfront_1_6.zip
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=dosboxfront

Chris.


Url: http://members.home.nl/cwroossien/ecs.html

From: Chris (roossienDESPAM@DESPAMgmail.com)


Submitted with the form on http://www.os2world.com/submit_news.php

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SW: Correction: DOSBox frontend 1.9

2005-09-06

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eComStation News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

Note: The /incoming URL was incorrect in the first version of this post.

From: roossiendDESPAM@DESPAMgmail.com

Dosbox frontend 1.9. The main purpose of this program is to generate a
rexx (cmd) file that starts dosbox with certain settings and runs a game /
program, then create a desktop icon for it.

Changes;

1.9
Added a communication page and a font dialog.

1.8
Fonts will now be saved and restored. request from ; dragndrop. Position
on the desktop will be saved and restored.

I condider it a finished project now and will stop working on it unless
there are some bugs. Maybey.. I wil look one day to save the colors of
individual pages so every page can have its own background color, since I
don't need this myself, I will see if I get requests for this option....

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming/dosboxfront_1_9.zip
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=dosboxfront

Chris.


Url: http://members.home.nl/cwroossien/ecs.html

From: Chris (roossienDESPAM@DESPAMgmail.com)


Submitted with the form on http://www.os2world.com/submit_news.php

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SW: DFSee 7.12 released

2005-09-07

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eComStation News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: "Jan van Wijk"


DFSee version 7.12 has been released today

The first release where I consider RESIZE for NTFS to be fully reliable!


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.


For people familiar with older versions of DFSee (5.xx and older :-) it
will be good to know that the menu-system introduced in version 6, and
greatly expanded in version 7, makes the program a whole lot easier to
use!


More details at:
http://www.dfsee.com/dfsee.htm

Direct download links from the DFSee website:

http://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/dfsee712.zip

http://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/dfsee712.msi
http://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/dfsee712_warpin.exe
http://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/dfsee712_iso.zip
http://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/dfsee712_dsk.zip

Note: each of these can also be downloaded using '7xx'
instead of the exact version number


Or from the HOBBES website:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming/dfsee712.zip
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=dfsee


Most important functional changes since 7.11:

- BOOTINI -2 option forces updating the file, if default is OK
- CHECK Speedup freespace analysis, when cluster > 1 (NTFS)
- CHECK More accurate allocation error report, smaller areas
- DFSDISK Made EXT2 superblock the default 'superblock' search
- DFSDISK Add search for 'NTLDR sectors' Radio button in dialog
- DIRTY d command for NTFS, forces CHKDSK on next Windows boot
- EXPAND Add EXPAND of NTFS $Bitmap special file for resizing
- IMAGE Dialog default changed to 2047 MiB multiple files
- MENU Added set FS Dirty/Normal to the Mode=NTFS menu
- RESIZE Fix size in NTFS bootsector, for spare-boot location
- RESIZE Update $BadClus special file for truncate and expand
- RESIZE Update NTFS $Bitmap special for truncate (resize)
- RESIZE NTFS filesystem resize considered reliable now ...
- SCRIPT Add new pragma 'SETPARAM' allowing use as variables
- SCRIPT Add prompt modus for setparam, allowing user input
- SETBOOT fixed for LVM-volume names with embedded spaces
- SLT -v Verbose output (path+filenames) on no-error lines too
- SLT -? Help added, simplified usage and better output format
- SWITCH Allow spaces in EXE switches like -l:"my logfile"

Regards, JvW

=========================================================================
DFSee Home: http://www.dfsee.com; Jan van Wijk; Author of DFSee -
infoDESPAM@DESPAMdfsee.com



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