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OS/2 - eComStation News - June, 2006

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SW: DFSee 8.02 released
Net: Deadline for Article Submissions for 3rd. Issue of OS2eCS eZine
SW: SW: RexxMail build 20060530.114215 released.
SW: The Battle for Wesnoth v1.1.4 for OS/2 & eComStation
SW: New unofficial Mozilla based releases (SeaMonkey, PmW-Fx, PmW-Tb)
Net: Gaming Site Relaunched !!!
Admin: The issue of Mr. Samphere's and's smear attack
SW: OS/2 port of NcFTP updated
SW: Mozilla updates: Bon Echo Alpha 3 (Firefox 2.0 alpha), Firefox
Net: netlabs newsletter #10 Voyager, GenMAC, WarpVision, XWLAN
SW: Lucide beta 1 available for eComStation customers
SW: Java Gui 1.7, important update

SW: DFSee 8.02 released

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Jan van Wijk

DFSee version 8.02 has been released today

This version has enhancements for SMART imaging/cloning, JFS enhancements,
log/trace additions and a few bug-fixes.

You can now make a SMART-compressed image from a whole disk, and view the
disk-usage (allocation) for a complete disk:

Display -> Disk/filesystem Usage

DFSee is a very powerful disk-utility with disk partitioning, filesystem
and disk analysis, file recovery, UNDELETE for HPFS, JFS, and NTFS,
resizing, imaging and cloning.

More details at:

Direct download links from the DFSee website:

Note: Most of these can also be downloaded using '802'
instead of the generic '8xx' version number

Or from the HOBBES website:

Most important functional changes since 8.01:

- ALLOC Area support HPFS, FAT, JFS and NTFS filesystems
- CLONE Smart sector support (skip) on disk or filesystem
- COMPARE Smart sector support (skip) on disk or filesystem
- DFSDISK Allow display of all LVM information in FS modes
- FIXBOOT Fixed a program-crash in FAT fixboot (trap)
- FIXPBR Better Geo/HiddenSector warnings, optional fix
- JFS More error reporting on damaged fileset structure
- LOGGING Support for maximum logfile size and log rotation
- MENU File -> Trace to 3 cyclic files of limited size
- MENU Supports allocation display (usage) for a whole disk
- Mode=xxx Menu wording changed a bit for more clarity
- SHIFTR Shift all data in a range of sectors to the RIGHT
- SLT2LIST Add selected SLT sectors to list for later analysis
- \path command for the JFS filesystem (find file by path)

Regards, JvW

DFSee Home:; Jan van Wijk; Author of DFSee -


Net: Deadline for Article Submissions for 3rd. Issue of OS2eCS eZine

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Jeramie Samphere (

The OS2eCS eZine is accepting articles for its 3rd. quarterly issue. The
deadline for articles to be included in this issue is June 15th. Articles
should be sent along with accompanying pictures to: ezineNOSPAM@os2ecs DOT ORG

Authors who submit articles will be put in a drawing to win one of three
prizes in January 2007. Article submissions are simply, just email your
article in a plain text format and attach any pictures to your email!

We are working to make the 3rd. Issue the best yet!

Jeramie Samphere
OS2eCS eZine


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SW: SW: RexxMail build 20060530.114215 released.

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Marcus de Geus

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


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:

- Added ReplyToAllAsList, ReplyToAllAsListOpen, ReplyToRecipientsAsList, and
ReplyToRecipientsAsListOpen commands. Use these commands to create a reply
message addressed to a local list rather than including the names and
addresses in the new message header. RexxMail will create the list for you
in the Lists folder. This is also an easy means of creating a mailing list
file based on the address contents of an existing message.

- Changed @ddress format check to accept any combination of leading and/or
trailing angle/square brackets and @ddresses starting with "mailto:". Since
many texts include the mailto: part in addresses, which until now had to be
removed manually after dragging & dropping text content, this seemed an
obvious solution. Note that RexxMail removes the mailto: part (as well as
any square brackets) from addresses when they are processed.

- Some minor bug fixes.

Best regards,

Marcus de Geus

SW: The Battle for Wesnoth v1.1.4 for OS/2 & eComStation

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Paul Smedley

The Battle for Wesnoth v1.1.4 is now available for OS/2 & eComStation from

The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme.
See for details.

Build up a great army, gradually turning raw recruits into hardened
veterans. In later games, recall your toughest warriors and form a deadly
host against whom none can stand! Choose units from a large pool of
specialists, and hand-pick a force with the right strengths to fight well
on different terrains against all manner of opposition.

Fixed in the OS/2 port since 1.1.2 are:
- the wesnoth directory can be moved from the root directory.
- network timeout with multiplayer fixed.

Note that this is a rather large download ~71mb.

Please send any feedback or encouragement on this release to, bugs can be reported via the bug tracker at

Finally, for those that feel so inclined, can support my efforts via Paypal
using the link at


Paul Smedley
Adelaide, Australia.


SW: New unofficial Mozilla based releases (SeaMonkey, PmW-Fx, PmW-Tb)

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Peter Weilbacher, posted on

Please find my new unofficial builds on my website (see sig). They
hopefully fix all issues that were reported in the newsgroup or by private
mail, except a problem with Java (when starting both PmW-Tb and PmW-Fx
without Run!l) and the offset menupopup of bookmarks.

In addition, I added the new OS/2-like look to the PmW-* apps (SeaMonkey
may get it with 1.0.3) and the updated default plugin. I hope you like it.

I have to do the release a bit earlier than the official one of
because I will not have any time in the next few days. (That's also why the
official SeaMonkey release will probably be a few days late.)

Net: Gaming Site Relaunched !!!

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Martin Iturbide (

We had relaunched the Gaming Site using the Joomla CMS script.

Now I will be able to update the site in a more dinamic way. All the games
of the old site had been migrated to this script and fixed a lot of dead links.

I also enhanced the Java and Odin games section, hoping that it will grow
on the future. Plus I had added a new Emulation section that will
eventually replace the OS/2 Emulation Site.

Let me know if I'm missing any game or any other Java and Odin game that
you want to add on this site.

Any other help will be welcome too (like a little help with the Xfree86 games)


Martín Itúrbide.


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Admin: The issue of Mr. Samphere's and's smear attack

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Mark Dodel

I had really hoped it wouldn't come to this but unfortunately I can only
take so much grief. If this whole thing sounds convoluted and bizarre,
trust me, it is the same for me. I am taking this action on my own. The
VOICE board has yet to respond, but I am frankly unable to put up with it
any longer. If the VOICE board decides its more important to cater to
someone that is obviously ill, then someone else can take over the list
moderation as I will be unable to do so any more.

Beginning June 1st, Jeramie Samphere began a smear campaign against VOICE
and myself. He sent a post to the eComStation Yahoo list,
comp.os.os2.advocacy and comp.os.os2.ecomstation and posted on his web site
as an announcement a post that implied that the VOICE Newsletter may not
have a July issue, he maligned the appearance of the newsletter, he accused
VOICE of blocking his domain from submitting to and receiving posts from
his domain, and he accused VOICE of covering up a plot to do
this. If you were lucky enough to avoid all this nonsense, but feel the
need to read his original diatribe you can read it at

Since Mr. Samphere made no attempt prior to this to contact myself or our
web master about problems he was having, and in fact he never responded to
an earlier post from myself about an email address he had subscribed to the
VOICE News list which was sending me rejections for his domains DNS (and
this was for which I found from a whois is a
domain owned by Mr. Samphere).

Despite being told by myself and our server admin that we have never
blocked has domain, he persists in accusing us of doing so and lying to
cover it up. The VOICE President went so far as to perform a test to show
him his domain wasn't blocked. After being presented with the results Mr.
Samphere reiterated his charges, and said we had changed it.

I have tried to be patient and have offered several opportunities for him
to correct his mistaken belief, but to no avail. He continues to publicly
attack myself and the VOICE organization on Usenet and on his web site.
Maybe it gives him some sense of power, I have no idea why he is doing this
other then that he has had a grudge against VOICE since he got himself
banned from the IRC network that VOICE uses for meetings. That had nothing
to do with VOICE and the people he ticked off still refuse to let him back

I have given him fair warning. Something he didn't attempt before he
blindsided us with this ridiculous attack but the following post by Jeramie
Samphere pretty much forces me to take this action. You can view the
original in google at

"The other domain we used on the same server(as was not
rejected by the VOICE news list (MajorMajor) server. The request was
sent in the same period of a few min. This test was completed twice.
The same result. Yet both domains were configured in the same manner.

Please enlighten me on how that can be?

Better yet, don't enlighten me. VOICE can do no wrong! That is the
belief. So it must be a bizare technical issue! Perhaps Microsoft
hacked the VOICE server. Maybe the moon is made of cheese and its
affecting the way electrons travel in computer circuits! Perhaps the
chemicals used in the manufacturing of plastics is causing brain
damage. Who knows!?

Did VOICE have a motive to do what they did? I submit to you "yes"!
There has been resistance to the OS2eCS eZine and the OS2eCS
Organization from day 1!

VOICE told us we should not publish the OS2eCS eZine before the first
issue ever appeared! We don't take orders from VOICE!

"I know that you're afraid. You're afraid of us. You're afraid of
change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how
this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin."

-- OS2-eCS Underground Community"

I have been fair, and had he simply retracted his allegations after being
told why he was probably experiencing his email problems then all this
would be history. But he can't let it go and his smear campaign continues.
There has been no plot. No one at VOICE has anything against his
website. I did find it weird that he solicited money to start his "New
hobbes" when the old one was still alive and had a lot of freely available
mirror sites and hobbes was soliciting donations for itself. But I let it
go by. It appears that Mr. Samphere simply wants to replace all the
existing institutions left in the OS/2 community. If people want to put
their faith in someone that is obviously unstable then all I can do is warn

As of this point I refuse to post any announcements from Mr. Samphere and
his web site and I will unsubscribe him from the VOICE newslist if I can
determine how he is subscribed. This is a lot of effort on my part but I
have no idea what else to do at this point. I regret having to do this,
and I have never done this even to the Usenet troll that has pestered the
OS/2 community for the past 10 years (Its amazing how just that description
and most everyone will immediately know of whom I speak), but I am just
weary of all this. There is no need to reply to this post. I have had
lots of emails of support and I am comfortable that people who use this
service appreciate it and will continue. Those who don't are free to go
elsewhere. They are even free to continue to use our service. But it is
not my responsibility to do work for someone that attacks VOICE, accuses me
of lying and plans to just use my effort for his own site and his own
competing mailing list.

I apologize for wasting the lists time on this. I feel incredibly bad that
this one-sided war exploded onto the eComStation mailing list where it had
absolutely no business. I have been doing this for about nine years now
and have made mistakes myself. People have forgiven my stupidity and we
have moved on. But this is just nuts. If you support me instead simply
avoid his site. Perhaps like his predecessor he will move on to newer
pastures that are unfamiliar with his arrogant and truly obnoxious bizarre



SW: OS/2 port of NcFTP updated

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Paul Smedley

Hi all,

I just updated my OS/2 build of NcFTP. Changes in this release are:
- moved to libc06 CSD1
- fixed getline support so that command line history and tab-filename
completion now work.

The updated build can be found at

NcFTP Client (also known as just NcFTP) is a set of FREE application
programs implementing the File Transfer Protocol (FTP).

The program has been in service on UNIX systems since 1991 and is a popular
alternative to the standard FTP program, /usr/bin/ftp. NcFTP offers many
ease-of-use and performance enhancements over the stock ftp client, and
runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms as well as operating systems such
Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X.




SW: Mozilla updates: Bon Echo Alpha 3 (Firefox 2.0 alpha), Firefox

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++


Updates include:

Bon Echo Alpha 3 (Firefox 2.0 alpha)
Release Notes:
Requires a libc0.5.1 based version of the GCC runtime library.

Release Notes:
Requires a libc0.5.1 based version of the GCC runtime library.

SeaMonkey 1.0.2
Installation Instructions:
Release Notes:
Requires a libc0.5.1 based version of the GCC runtime library.

Release Notes:
Requires a libc0.5.1 based version of the GCC runtime library.


Net: netlabs newsletter #10 Voyager, GenMAC, WarpVision, XWLAN

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: team

This is the latest edition of the bi-weekly newsletter. The
newsletter can be read on the web at the following URL:

News from

29. May - 4. June

* There is a first license proposal for upcoming projects,
namely for The Voyager Project. It is a dual-license of CDDL and LGPL.
* The German freeX Magazine 4'2006 features an article about The Voyager
Project with some details about the project. The article is written by
Adrian Gschwend, freeX even has it on its cover!
* There is movement on the GenMAC front, Willibald Meyer is busy working on
USB support. If you have any USB NIC devices then we need your feedback:

22. - 28. May

* WarpVisionGUI Version 1.0.1 Released
o Version 1.0.1 is a bug fix release of version 1.0
o Homepage:
o Report bugs here:
* XWLAN Wireless LAN Monitor Version 2.14
o New version 2.14 is released
o Please see the excellent documentation in the changelog
o Homepage:
o Download: 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 via sponsoring units:

Thanks for your support!

We can be reached at:

Greetings, team


SW: Lucide beta 1 available for eComStation customers

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Joachim Benjamins

Serenity Systems International and today released the first
beta version of Lucide, a document viewer for eComStation designed as an
replacement for Acrobat Reader.

One goal of Lucide is to have a fast document viewer which is well
integrated in the eComStation WPS and supports features like drag and drop
and printing and which makes as easy as possible to work with PDF and other
files on eComStation.

Lucide provides a SOM based plugin API, this makes it possible to support
much more than just PDF documents, the current release also supports DjVu
documents and JPEG files. More formats can easily be added by 3rd party

While the core of Lucide is currently not released as open source software,
all plugins are available in sourcecode to encourage programmers to add
support for more file types.

All registered eComStation customers can download Lucide Beta 1 from the
the eComStation Betazone, after login at:

If you find any bugs please report them to the Netlabs tracking system:

If you want to provide some more plugins for Lucide you will find the
sample source code on this page as well. The package also contains all
GPLed parts of the source code.

Support is available on the Lucide mailinglist, you will find details about
that on the page mentioned above.

Best regards,

Serenity Systems International


SW: Java Gui 1.7, important update

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Chris Roossien (

There is an important bug fix in the Java Gui.
Java is case sensitive with the class name, this is supposed to be fixed now.

Url: [Moderator warning: It
may just be my setup since its a brand new install of FireFox, but every
time I try to access this web site with FireFox, FireFox hangs and
I have to kill it.]

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