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OS/2 - eComStation News - February, 2006

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SW: CMD_IT
SW: SeaMonkey 1.0 has been released
SW: SNAP Graphics for OS/2 3.1.4 released Jan 27, 2006
SW: Maul Publisher for OS/2 V3.05 + fixpack
SW: RexxMail build 20060204.111102 released.
SW: CAD-Handler 1.31.0
SW: MIPS 32 disassembler
SW: OpenTTD 0.4.5 released
SW: Updated versions of ffmpeg and ffplay uploaded.
Net: netlabs.org newsletter #1
SW: Enigmail 0.94 for OS/2 and eComstation
SW: eCS Windows Themes
SW: Colorful eCS and OS/2 folders
SW: Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.1 Has Been Released
Net: Week of Thinkpad notebooks
SW: RexxMail build 20060207.085506 released.
SW: eComStation 1.2 Media Refresh German beta availabl



SW: CMD_IT

2006-02-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Don Hawkinson

I have placed CMD_IT on my web site:
http://home.tulsaconnect.com/dwhawk/cmd_it.zip

It is a free OS/2 command line program that generates OS/2 CMD files.

The program expects the command line to contain the file name for the
CMD file and one or more files to be operated on by the generated CMD
file.

The program will then prompt the user for the CMD file instructions.
The instructions may contain up to 6 commands that use the filenames.

The commands are entered on one line with @ representing a new line
and %s representing the filename.

Here is a sample command line.

CMD_IT XXX.CMD C*.C

The following entered when prompted will generate the CMD file shown
below.

djprint %s@zip -g junk.zip %s@copy %s p:\backup

The first line of the generated CMD file is a comment that shows the
name of the CMD file and the path to CMD_IT. The second line is the
number of files that the CMD file operates on. The third line is a
plug for my web site.


/* xxx.cmd generated by F:\DRDOS\TC\CMD_IT.EXE*/
/* 6*/
/* see http://www.dwhawkinson.com for my other programs. */
djprint CMD_IT.C
zip -g junk.zip CMD_IT.C
copy CMD_IT.C p:\backup
djprint CUT.C
zip -g junk.zip CUT.C
copy CUT.C p:\backup
djprint c_copy.c
zip -g junk.zip c_copy.c
copy c_copy.c p:\backup
djprint C_DEL.C
zip -g junk.zip C_DEL.C
copy C_DEL.C p:\backup

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SW: SeaMonkey 1.0 has been released

2006-02-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel
http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/

February 2, 2006 SeaMonkey 1.0 has been released.

"The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to deliver
production-quality releases of code derived from the application
formerly known as "Mozilla Application Suite". Whereas the main focus
of the Mozilla Foundation is on Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla
Thunderbird, our group of dedicated volunteers works to ensure that
you can have "everything but the kitchen sink" and have it stable
enough for corporate use."

Installer:
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.0/contrib/seamonkey-1.0.en-US.os2.installer.exe
Zipfile:
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.0/contrib/seamonkey-1.0.en-US.os2.zip
Installation Instructions: http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/#instreq

Requires a libc0.6 based version of the GCC runtime library.
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.0-ga2.zip

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SW: SNAP Graphics for OS/2 3.1.4 released Jan 27, 2006

2006-02-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: stevewDESPAM@DESPAMscitechsoft.com posted on
news://www-1.scitechsoft.com/scitech.snap.graphics.os2


SNAP Graphics for OS/2 3.1.4 has been released:
http://www.scitechsoft.com/ftp/snap/os2/beta/snap-os2-3.1.4.exe

This adds overlays on the SuperSavage/IXC, gets i810/i815 working
again, and contains more GRADD updates. See the changelog for more
info about what's new: http://www.scitechsoft.com/snap2_changes.txt


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SW: Maul Publisher for OS/2 V3.05 + fixpack

2006-02-04
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: "Peter Koller"

Maul Publisher is an industrial strength desktop publisher capable of
creating virtually all of the printing seen on everyday household
items.You can use it to easily lay out newspapers, cards, books,
labels, stamps, posters, charts, forms, and even designs like building
plans or furniture arrangements.

Version V3.05 is now available (and so is a new fixpack):-

Improved load and scan options for object wizard.
New Global option - save startup size and position.
Twain enabled tables handler.
Installer clears readonly attributes from archives.
Fixed 12hr (am/pm) clock.
Added ability to justify text on a path.
Changed the behaviour of locked bitmaps to make them useable as
dropshadows.
New rectangle scale method in frame handler allows orthogonal scaling.
Improved orthogonal frame scaling, and made it the default.
Right click on the dropshadow text button to get the dropshadow dialog.
New figure shading fill mode.
Right click on rounded rect button to edit selected rounded
rectangle corners.
New 3d effect border mode.
Changed object painting order to better accomodate 3d effect borders.
Improvements to the way codepages are handled fixes many spellcheck
problems.

To install Maul:-
Download maulebin305.zip, and either maulelen305.zip or maulelde305.zip
or both, depending on the language(s) you want.

Try
http://www.manglais.com/download.php

or later
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=maule

Unzip all the files in the .\maul\install directory where maul was
installed and run the installer. You need to install the binary
executive and library files, as well as the appropriate language
packs. It is safe to install later versions of Maul V3.xx over
earlier ones.

Fixpacks:-
Please use the 'Help->Check for updates' menu item to check for, and
install, the latest fixes (currently 2036fix305.zip).

Please take the trouble to report any bugs that you may find

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SW: RexxMail build 20060204.111102 released.

2006-02-04
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: "Marcus de Geus"

A new build of RexxMail is available from the RexxMail web site:

<http://www.degeus.com/rexxmail/>

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.

New since the previous release (20050519.121738):

Bugfix: DELETE redirection action did not work for messages in Temp dir.
Bugfix: Changed MakeTitle to use ASCII only for message object titles.
Bugfix: Changed AddressMakeAddDir to set correct folder icons.
Bugfix: Changed progress logging to Quiet for multi-file processes.
Bugfix: SetMessageType no longer changes non-message files.
Bugfix: Strict end-of-message check.
Bugfix: Changed DecodeHeaderLine and UnpackMessage to treat any Windows
subset as PC1004.
Changed action logging to show each file being processed and to include
message ID for mail transmissions.
Changed unread message folder marking to include parent folder.
Added B64 decoding for text messages.
Added new folder and object icons by Luc van Bogaert.
Added SILENT redirection action to suppress signalling.
Added message edit/view toolbar.
Added CleanUpTemp command switch.
Added TrimLogFiles command switch.

Best regards,

Marcus de Geus
--
marcusDESPAM@DESPAMdegeus.com http://www.degeus.com

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SW: CAD-Handler 1.31.0

2006-02-04
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

"CAD Popup menu, includes mini process list with kill, unmount/remount
filesystems, WPS-reset, session manager hotkey modification

Runs on: OS/2 3+
Requires: top, xf86sup.sys"

Download: http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/new/cadh.zip
Search: http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=cadh.zip

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SW: MIPS 32 disassembler

2006-02-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Alexander Conon

MIPS 32 disassembler
found in rubbish :)

http://conon.belgorod.ru/rdsrec.zip (OS/2, zip, 51KB)

DESCRIPTION
rdsrec is a Motorola S-record reader.
It reads S-record files and generates a disassembly.

TESTED ON
LSI L64108 (embedded MIPS 32/16 CPU).

ADDITIONAL SW
binary file to Motorola S3-records converter.

http://conon.belgorod.ru/bin2s3r.zip (OS/2, zip ,6KB)

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SW: OpenTTD 0.4.5 released

2006-02-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Owen Rudge (owenDESPAM@DESPAMowenrudge.net)

After 8 months in the making, OpenTTD 0.4.5 has been released. Many
improvements have been made in multiplayer, newgrf and autoreplace,
amongst other things, and countless other fixes and changes have been
made. A number of scenarios have also been included in this release.
OS/2 support is improved, with the newest versions of SDL being
supported. If you have any problems with this release, please contact
Owen Rudge (owen owenrudge.net).

Url: http://www.openttd.org/

"OpenTTD is a clone of the Microprose game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe",
a popular game originally written by Chris Sawyer. It attempts to
mimic the original game as closely as possible while extending it with
new features.

OpenTTD is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.0.
For more information, see the file 'COPYING' included with every
release and source download of the game."


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

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SW: Updated versions of ffmpeg and ffplay uploaded.

2006-02-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Paul Smedley

Hi All,
I've just uploaded new versions of ffmpeg and ffplay to
http://smedley.info/os2ports.html

FFmpeg is a very fast video and audio converter.

The command line interface is designed to be intuitive, in the sense
that FFmpeg tries to figure out all parameters that can possibly be
derived automatically. You usually only have to specify the target
bitrate you want.

FFmpeg can also convert from any sample rate to any other, and resize
video on the fly with a high quality polyphase filter.


FFplay is a very simple and portable media player using the FFmpeg
libraries and the SDL library. It is mostly used as a testbed for the
various FFmpeg APIs.

Cheers,

Paul.

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Net: netlabs.org newsletter #1

2006-02-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: newsDESPAM@DESPAMnetlabs.org

News from netlabs.org
Although many OS/2 and eCS users worldwide know the existence of and
the concept behind netlabs.org already for years. It still is
surprising that a large group of people don't know what is going on or
where to find things.

That is why some people, close to netlabs.org, decided to gather
netlabs.org news and start to distribute that in a bi-weekly
electronic newsletter. To share the news and make it easier for
everybody to stay updated and always get the latest greatest open
source OS/2 and eCS software!

This is the first newsletter, so please feel free to react and comment
about it (see below). We are still in the phase of setting it up and
are open for suggestions. Like we are not sure yet if people can
subscribe to it themselves as well.

Netlabs.org relies on your support as well, we hire developers to have
better progress on projects. For sure this costs money so any
sponsoring is very welcome! You can support netlabs.org via
netlabs.org sponsoring units:
http://www.mensys.net/NETLABS/

The page states that VAT has to be payed as well, this is *not* the
case for the sponsoring units, netlabs.org gets the full amount you
donate!

Thanks for your support!


Here is the news for January 16th - 29th 2006

January

16. - 22.

* Updates for GenMac are being prepared
o when this update will be released is not yet clear!
o HotPlug will be supported as this is important for proper
PCCard (note, NOT PCMCIA!!) and USB support
o WPA support for the WLAN cards is in the works
o See http://wlan.netlabs.org
* New version of Doodle's Screen Saver (version 1.51)
o Russian language support
o Fixes
o Two new modules, based on Cairo
o See http://dssaver.netlabs.org
* Fat32 driver version 0.9.11 now available as WPI package
o Fixed non-recognition problem of USB removable drive change.
o Fixed "free space" problem.
o Fixed some minor warnings such as "non used variable" on
compilation.
o Fixed the problem that CACHEF32 cannot call "chkdsk.com"
if a different drive is not a boot drive.
o See http://fat32.netlabs.org/?show=download
* QT3 Library News
o the current version of the QT library for OS/2 is 3.3.1 RC-06
o it is available from the netlabs.org FTP server
(ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/qt3/)
o the current version has some limitations, like missing
implementation of QProcess or QSound classes
o this will be fixed in the next release
o the next step will be 3.3.1 RC-07
o you can track the development via the Trac timeline of Qt3
(http://svn.netlabs.org/qt3/timeline)
o if you have ported applications to OS/2 or eCS with this
library, please let us know!
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/qt3
* OS/2 and eComStation Developers Workshop 2006
o the initial website for the Developers Workshop is now online
o you can find information about the location, and how to
get there, as well as some hotel recommendations
o See:
http://wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/Developers_Workshop_2006

23. - 29.

* Updates for UniAudio
o a new release is available at the ftp server: Version
1.1.4 Release Candidate 1
o this version is ACPI safe (it can be used with the ACPI
driver from the eComStation Beta Zone)
o to report bugs, open a ticket in the "trac" for UniAudio
+ http://svn.netlabs.org/uniaud
o See: ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/uniaud/uniaud114rc1.zip
* Updated WarpVision
o a new release is available, being the Version 1.0 Release
Candidate 1
o See: http://warpvision.netlabs.org/
o Download: ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/wvgui/wvgui1.0rc1.zip
* XWP 1.0.4 Swedish
o The Swedish language files have been released
o See: http://xworkplace.netlabs.org
* QT3 Library News
o Alpha channel support for pixmaps was implemented
o QWidget::setMask() was implemented for non-toplevel widgets
o If you want to get involved in the project, there
are mailing lists available
See: http://svn.netlabs.org/qt3/wiki/WikiStart
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/qt3

CU at http://wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/Developers_Workshop_2006

We can be reached at: newsdDESPAM@DESPAMnetlabs.org

Greetings,
netlabs.org team



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SW: Enigmail 0.94 for OS/2 and eComstation

2006-02-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Davide Bresolin
Posted on
news://number1.nntp.dca.giganews.com/netscape.public.mozilla.os2


The latest version of Enigmail is now available for os/2 and eComstation.
It is downloadable from my warpzilla page:

http://www.dimi.uniud.it/bresolin/warpzilla/index.html

current version works with Thunderbird 1.5 and seamonkey 1.0.
It does NOT work with the latest seamonkey alpha (1.1a), since
seamonkey 1.1 is compiled with a different version of GCC.

http://enigmail.mozdev.org/

"Enigmail is an extension to the mail client of Mozilla / Netscape and
Mozilla Thunderbird which allows users to access the authentication
and encryption features provided by GnuPG."


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SW: eCS Windows Themes

2006-02-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: David Graser (dwgrasDESPAM@DESPAMswbell.net)

I have updated my eCS Windows Theme package to 133 themes. Quite a
few of the themes have been either revised or replaced. The package
also contains new themes. These themes work with eCS 1.0, 1.1, 1.2.

Url:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=ecswindowthemes&pushbutton=Search


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

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SW: Colorful eCS and OS/2 folders

2006-02-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: David Graser (dwgrasDESPAM@DESPAMswbell.net)

I have created 12 colorful folders for eCs and OS/2. These are
similar to the colorful Stardock folders, but not the same. At this
time, the package contains only some of the key folder icons.
Hopefully I will have time to add more later. The darker color folder
icons show up nicely on notebooks with their brighter screens. These
are multipage icons which means each folder icon contain icons with
sizes of 40x40, 32x32, 20x20, and 16x16.

Url:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=ecs_os2_folder&pushbutton=Search


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

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SW: Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.1 Has Been Released

2006-02-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: "Sander Nyman"<2sanderDESPAM@DESPAMsbcglobal.net>

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 .0.1 has been released. This is a security and
stability update to Mozilla Firefox 1.5. It is also said to have
addressed several memory leaks. It contains 8 security fixes, one of
which is rated critical, so updating to 1.5.0.1 is recommended.

If you have not already upgraded to Firefox 1.5.x (WHAT ARE YOU
THINKING???), Improvements over Firefox 1.0.x versions are extensive,
including an automated update system to streamline product upgrades,
faster Back and Forward navigation, a feature for clearing private
browsing data, drag-and-drop reordering of browser tabs, a redesigned
Options/Preferences window and better popup blocking. Web standards
support is also improved, with support for Scalable Vector Graphics,
JavaScript 1.6 and more CSS. Accessibility is also better (including
new DHTML accessibility features), security has also been enhanced.
Firefox's Extension System has been redesigned to make extension
upgrades cleaner (nothing left behind from previous versions).

You can download it here:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/1.5.0.1/contrib/firefox-1.5.0.1.en-US.os2.zip

NOTE: This release requires the C runtime DLLs from Innotek. The
latest version is 0.5.1, which includes an installer. Available here:

http://download.innotek.de/gccos2/runtime/libc-0.5.1.exe

NOTE: This release requires IPLUGINW.DLL to use the Java and Flash
plugins. The latest (backward compatible) version is available here:

http://e-vertise.com/warpzilla/ipluginw20050915.xpi
or here: http://download.innotek.de/javaos2/mozilla/ipluginw20050915.xpi

Firefox extensions (add-ons) that add new functionality are available
here:

https://addons.update.mozilla.org/extensions/?application=firefox

Firefox themes (skins) are available here:

https://addons.update.mozilla.org/extensions/?application=firefox

For release notes, and a list of new features, follow this link:

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/releases/1.5.0.1.html

The Mozilla Firefox homepage can be found here:

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/index.html

The official Warpzilla homepage can be found here:

http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/

If you have questions, or just want the latest, greatest tips for
Mozilla & Firefox, Steve Wendt's excellent "Tips For Warpzilla" page
can be found here:

http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html

For Firefox "Tips & Tricks", see:

http://www.tweakguides.com/Firefox_6.html

And finally, if you still have questions, or just want to participate
in a Mozilla for OS/2 discussion forum, the Warpzilla newsgroup can be
found here:

news://news.mozilla.org/mozilla.dev.ports.os2

Regards,
Sander

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Net: Week of Thinkpad notebooks

2006-02-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: eugenegorbunoffDESPAM@DESPAMmail.ru

Week of Thinkpad notebooks

The sixth week of 2006 is dedicated to collection of info about
Thinkpad notebooks. Our database contains 107 records only
(http://ecomstation.ru/hardware.php?action=category&section=brand).
Major part of the models are not manufactured anymore. Post new
reports using the web-form
(http://ecomstation.ru/hardware.php?action=new).

Please, inform us, does your notebook has COM-ports, or not. If
possible, run the utility which collects information about ACPI
(http://ecomstation.ru/projects/acpitools/download/acpitest20060206.zip)
and send its output (packed to .zip) to e-mail: support at ecomstation
dot ru

The utility works without ACPI driver loaded.

Attention! The developers of solutions are interested to know the list
of unsupported notebooks.

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SW: RexxMail build 20060207.085506 released.

2006-02-07
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Marcus de Geus

A new build of RexxMail is available from my web site:

<http://www.degeus.com/rexxmail/>

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.

New in this release:

Bugfix: Install.CMD did not use correct icons for a new user
installation.
Bugfix: Incorrect indent value in HTMLToText procedure.
Added MessageToolbar configuration options.
Added SetMessageIcon command.

Best regards,

Marcus de Geus
--
marcusDESPAM@DESPAMdegeus.com http://www.degeus.com

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SW: eComStation 1.2 Media Refresh German beta availabl

2006-02-07
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: bobstjohnDESPAM@DESPAMserenity-systems.com

Serenity Systems International is pleased to announce the publicly
available beta of eComStation 1.2R German.

The eComStation 1.2 Media Refresh resolves known issues and provides
the latest codebase. This version does not significantly change
functionality.

This release includes fixes to many reported problems, as well as
significant enhancements migration and installation.

===
What's new:

- supports installation on AMD64 based systems
- supports the use of memory sticks during installation (such as
retrieval of the install key)
- enhanced migration support
- all systemfiles have currency with the latest eCS MT level
- setboot has been replaced by a custom version of DFSee which
prevents the corruption of other volumes in certain situations
- Scitech SNAP/SE updated to latest level (build 478)
- possibility to verify media integrity before installation

===
How to obtain this beta?

This beta is accessible from the 'Your Downloads' page for all
registered eComStation 1.2 German customers. It is also available via
the Mensys Online Shop.

The beta is only provided as a downloadable ISO file, this is a raw CD
image that you will have to burn on CD-R media.
For reduced download time, DIFF files are provided, please refer to
the provided LIESMICH.1ST document for more details.

For instructions on burning the CD image to CD please consult the PDF
document howtoburncds.pdf in the same directory as you can download
the ISO.

===
Should you get this?

The GA release of the Media Refresh will be available soon, so you may
want to wait for that. Also, if your system is running fine and you
have kept up to date with the eComStation Maintenance Tool, there is
no immediate need for this update.

===
Best regards,

Serenity Systems International

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