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OS/2 - eComStation News - July, 2006

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SW: Updates at http://smedley.info/os2ports/ (Rsync, Battle of Wesnoth,
Net: netlabs.org newsletter #12 ( Lucide , LIBC PathRewrite Article
SW: New ACPI and PowerManagement on eComStation Betazone.
SW: Squid v2.6STABLE1 ported to OS/2
Net: The Uptime Project
SW: DFSee 8.03 released, now includes a sector editor!
Net: Diebold Launches Notification System
Net: OS/2 Emulation Site merged with the Games Site



SW: Updates at http://smedley.info/os2ports/ (Rsync, Battle of Wesnoth,

2006-07-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Paul Smedley

I've been a bit lax at sending updates out to this list, but here's the
latest changes:
* 20060701 - Rsync updated to v2.6.8 beta 1
* 20060625 - The Battle for Wesnoth updated to v1.1.7
* 20060625 - Subversion updated to v1.3.2
* 20060625 - Alien Blaster updated with latest libc & sdl libs

Details on what these are can be found at the website
(http://smedley.info/os2ports/)

General feedback is welcome via email (paulDESPAM@DESPAMsmedley.info) - bug
reports I'd prefer via my bug tracker at http://mantis.smedley.info

Cheers,

Paul Smedley
Adelaide, Australia
1st July, 2006

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Net: netlabs.org newsletter #12 ( Lucide , LIBC PathRewrite Article

2006-07-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Robert Henschel

This is the latest edition of the bi-weekly netlabs.org newsletter. The
newsletter can be read on the web at the following URL:
http://wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/Netlabs_bi_weekly_newsletter

News from netlabs.org:

26. June - 02. July
* Lucide Plug-In based on GBM
o Heiko Nitzsche has created a Plug-In for Lucide that can handle
a large number of bitmap formats
o The Plug-In is, just as Lucide, still a beta version
o URL: http://heikon.home.tlink.de/

19. June - 25. June
* LIBC PathRewrite Article in EDM2
o This article is of interest for developers who port Linux/UNIX
applications to eComStation
o URL: http://www.edm2.com/index.php/Pathrewrite


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/

Thanks for your support!

We can be reached at: newsDESPAM@DESPAMnetlabs.org

Greetings,
netlabs.org team

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SW: New ACPI and PowerManagement on eComStation Betazone.

2006-07-04
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

"ACPI (short for "Advanced Configuration and Power Interface") is a
standard that defines power and configuration management interfaces
between an operating system and Hardware. It is meant to supersede
the older APM standard (for power management) and provide a generic
interface for recognition and configuration of hardware devices."

Available to those with access (via Software Subscription Services) to the
eComStation BetaZone: http://betazone.ecomstation.com

ACPI-CA driver WHATSNEW:

20060704 (vesion 2.10)

* rebuild EnterToSleep
* rebuild psd for APM and snooper
* fixed IRQ bug in PSD
* add sleep STATE_S1 to APM
* Using the latest source from Intel
* Fixed bug in Power State

For Power-Management:

20060704

* Support C1/C2 idle state CPU
* Improved support of ACPI_STATE_S1

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SW: Squid v2.6STABLE1 ported to OS/2

2006-07-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Paul Smedley

Now available from http://smedley.info/os2ports

Squid is...

* a full-featured Web proxy cache
* free, open-source software
* the result of many contributions by unpaid (and paid) volunteers

Squid supports...

* proxying and caching of HTTP, FTP, and other URLs
* proxying for SSL
* cache hierarchies
* ICP, HTCP, CARP, Cache Digests
* transparent caching
* WCCP (Squid v2.3 and above)
* extensive access controls
* HTTP server acceleration
* SNMP
* caching of DNS lookups

This build requires libc061.dll available from
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip

General feedback is welcome at paulDESPAM@DESPAMsmedley.info, however bug
reports are preferred to be submitted via http://mantis.smedley.info

Cheers,

Paul.

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Net: The Uptime Project

2006-07-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: BDragonDESPAM@DESPAMself-wrighting.net

I came across this project recently in which OS' are tested for the longest
uptime.

I quick look at it shows questionable numbers, but it does include OS/2
amongst many other OS so I thought some other OS/2 enthusiasts might like
to have a look.

Here's the URL.

http://uptimes-project.org/hosts/os_breakdown


Enjoy.

Ben Dragon

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SW: DFSee 8.03 released, now includes a sector editor!

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

From: Jan van Wijk

DFSee version 8.03 has been released yesterday.

This version introduces a powerful HEX/ASCII sector editor. The editor is
quite flexible, can operate on sectors, clusters or any other size of item
as needed. Of course it will work on any object that can be opened in
DFSee: disks, partitions, volumes and even imagefiles.

The edit window is fully resizable, and the number of columns can be set to
anything between 1 and 99 to match your data. Navigating to other sectors
and searching is possible from within the editor dialog, using the same
powerful search mechanism as elsewhere in DFSee.



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:
http://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/

Direct download links from the DFSee website:

http://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/dfsee8xx.zip

http://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/dfsee8xx.msi
http://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/dfsee8xx_warpin.exe
http://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/dfsee8xx_iso.zip
http://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/dfsee8xx_dsk.zip

Note: Except the ISO, these can also be downloaded
using '803' instead of the generic '8xx' version number


Or from the HOBBES website:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming/dfsee803.zip
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=dfsee


Most important functional changes since 8.02:

- DFSDISK Correctly displays all LVM-sectors in FS modes too
- EDIT Added interactive sector-editor in 'edit' command
- EDIT Add the generic FIND dialog using Ctrl-F/Ctrl-A
- EDIT Add the GOTO-location dialog to the sector editor
- EDIT HEX/DEC switch for LSN/PSN info in status line too
- FIND Added find-again logic to menu (Ctrl-A shortcut)
- GOTO Dialog enhanced with CHS and MCS-number format
- JFS Fix CHECK of damaged Inodes (allocation info)
- JFS Fix XTP/DTP identification on blocksize < 4Kb PAGE
- MENU Sector-edit item in 'Edit' and shortcut key
- PART Add warnings if an LVM sector has a BAD CRC value
- TXWIN Fixed bug in overlapping window-border repainting

Regards, JvW

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

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Net: Diebold Launches Notification System

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

From: Martin Iturbide

Google Alert send me this news to the Inbox.

Diebold Launches Industry's First Software Update Notification System
http://finanzen.net/news/news_detail.asp?NewsNr=412026

It has a little quote from Sandra Jones, card services director for MAX
Federal Credit Union (MAX FCU) that says.

"When MAX moved from the OS/2 operating system to the advanced technology
of Windows, we quickly realized that the system required closer management
than our previous systems," Jones said.

Here goes my personal opinion:

First the obvious, Windows requires a lot more work than OS/2. It requires
"closer management", which means spend more money in resources fixing ATMs.
And that's said from someone that works in a bank.

The second thing is a contradiction. "The advanced technology of Windows",
which kind of advance technology make you spend more money in management?

So in conclusion, ATMs should stay with OS/2 or migrate to eComStation to
have support, but never switch to Windows.



Url: http://finanzen.net/news/news_detail.asp?NewsNr=412026


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

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Net: OS/2 Emulation Site merged with the Games Site

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

From: Martin Iturbide

After six years online the OS/2 Emulation Site (which by the way, was the
first web page hosted on OS2World.com) is now down for good. It had been
integrated with the OS/2 Gaming Site.

>From now on for OS/2-eCS Emulators and Games everybody can visit:
http://www.os2world.com/games



Url: http://www.os2world.com/games/


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

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