Information
 - About VOICE
 - VOICE Bylaws
 - Code of Ethics
 - Meeting Info
 - Sponsor Info
Departments
 - Events
 - Events Calendar
 - Help Desk
 - Mailing Lists
 - User Groups
 - Newsletters
 - Transcripts
Membership
 - Join / Renew
 - Members Only
Projects
 - Warpdoctor
OS/2 Info
 - FAQs
 - Links


Deutsch

OS/2 eCS Developers Workshop 2007
Developer workshop 2007

Supporting Warpstock 2007 Toronto Supporting Warpstock 2007

Warpstock Europe 2006 Supporting Warpstock Europe 2006

Warpstock Czech Republic 2005



OS/2 - eComStation News - November, 2006

From the VOICE News MailList

Browse -
    November 2006: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
    2006: January February March April May June July August September October
    2005: August September October November December

SW: Cameraderie v1.1
SW: Maul Publisher fixpack a296fix308
Net: Very brief article on theINQUIRER about OS/2 Museum
SW: Samba 3.0.9 Alpha10
Net: Poll: Why do you use eComStation - OS/2?
Event: Warpstock Europe 2006 countdown
SW: PHP 5.2.0 Released!
SW: MySQL Community Server 5.0.27 has been released
Event: Kitchener-Waterloo Users' Group November Meeting
Event: Warpstock X Wrap-up Message
Net: netlabs.org newsletter #21 (Warpstock Europe, kLIBC, Lucide,
SW: USB Dock 20061107
SW: Netdrive Samba client plugin 3.0.9 Beta 14



SW: Cameraderie v1.1

2006-11-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Rich Walsh

Cameraderie is a GUI downloader for your PTP-based digital camera (e.g.
Canon, Kodak, etc). With Cameraderie, it's easy to organize your photos
while they're still on your camera and fresh in your mind. Thanks to its
Groups feature, renaming a photo and saving it into a directory with
similar pictures requires little more than the click of a button.

Cameraderie v1.1's primary new feature is the addition of three thumbnail
views. You can now display all of your photos in a single window using any
of three resolutions. To enhance the new views, v1.1 introduces a 'Colors'
dialog so you can create a unique color scheme for each view. It also adds
several commandline options, most notably, a "demo" option that lets you
open the program without having a camera attached.

Cameraderie supports cameras that use PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) and
connect via USB (v1.1 & v2.0). It can be used in English, German, Dutch,
and French (thanks to Franz Bakan, Kris Steenhaut, & Guillaume Gay,
respectively), and is easy to translate into other languages - no toolkits
or technical skills required. Cameraderie is open-source and is released
under the Mozilla Public License.

You can get Cameraderie from hobbes:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=camera11.zip

or directly from my site:
http://e-vertise.com/misc/camera11.zip

You can also obtain the source code from:
http://e-vertise.com/misc/camera11-src.zip

Top

SW: Maul Publisher fixpack a296fix308

2006-11-03
++ 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.

Fixpack a296fix308
================
Fixes text input of accented and multibyte chars into wingstamp text on a
border handler.
Fixes installer to allow it to replace itself when required.
Adds some minor safety checks to main program.

To install the fixpack, run the Maul Publisher Installer, and check for
updates.
Alternatively, the archive can be downloaded here:-

http://www.manglais.com/download/a296fix308.zip

Please follow the manual instructions supplied in readme.txt

Either way, once the fix has been applied, run the installer again from an
os/2 command line:-
'*:\maul\install\install.exe /f'

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



Top

Net: Very brief article on theINQUIRER about OS/2 Museum

2006-11-04
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

I saw a short announcement on os2world.com that the Register had a story on
an OS/2 Museum. Always curious about anything OS/2 and since I am working
on setting up an OS/2 Museum myself I checked the link:
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35494

Well at least they link to my original article in VOICE -
http://www.os2voice.org/VNL/past_issues/VNL0706H/feature_2.html
but their facts are wrong. It has not opened in Pennsylvania, it was only
displayed for a few days in Hershey, PA as part of last year's Warpstock
event. Vintage systems with various OS/2 versions were again on display at
this year's Warpstock in Windsor, Ontario a month ago. And it is all part
of a vintage computer museum scheduled to open in 2007 in New Jersey.

Mark

Top

SW: Samba 3.0.9 Alpha10

2006-11-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

http://samba.netlabs.org/

"Samba is a SMB/CIFS protocols file and print sharing server/client set
originally made for UNIX world to cooperate with corresponding Windows and
OS/2 servers or clients."

Samba Server has been updated:
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/samba/samba-3.0.9-a10.zip


Bugs should be reported to the XTracker at:
http://xtracker.netlabs.org/index.php?project=22

According to the web site comments about SAMBA Client for OS/2 and eCS
should be posted to the OS/2 newsgroup news://comp.os.os2.beta

Changelog:

alpha10:
- some minor bugfixes
- @group config notation is working


Top

Net: Poll: Why do you use eComStation - OS/2?

2006-11-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Eugene Gorbunoff

Why do you use eComStation - OS/2?
(http://ecomstation.ru/poll.php?action=show&id=21)
Please, choose the main reason. (Don't forget input anti-spam 6-digits CODE:)

Top

Event: Warpstock Europe 2006 countdown

2006-11-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: infoDESPAM@DESPAMwarpstock.net

Hello from the Warpstock Europe 2006 organization team.

This years community conference is now less than two weeks ahead. If you
haven't decided yet whether to attend or not, here's some facts that you
might consider:
- meet developers in person
- get experts and fellow users solving your problems immediately
- get the picture about the future of OS/2 and eComStation
- hear the latest gossip and finally, this one is very important:
- feel that you're part of a large community of OS/2 and eCS users!

At Cologne, we will have 3 session rooms on Friday and 4 (!) rooms on
Saturday and Sunday. This totals in an amount of 73 slots of 45 minutes...
or to put it that way: 3.285 minutes (54,75 hours) of first-class
presentation! Okay, you won't be able to attend all presentations
simultaneously, so given the fact that you attend only Saturday for
example, you'll get 5,25 hours at 10 Euro - this means a price of 1,90 Euro
per hour of presentation.
That's almost cheaper than fuel and cigarettes nowadays! :-)

And remember:
The most priceless time is the breaks for enjoying talks and the evening
hours when we'll gather as a community!

What is offered "between the breaks"?
Besides WPA security on eComStation, Voyager, eCS 2.0, OpenOffice 2.0 and
the most current release of the Netlabs EPM, you'll be able to learn about...:
- Programming in PASCAL with WDSibyl
- PHP
- using the Unicode API
- determination and resolution of OS/2 problems
- how to install eCS on the latest and hottest hardware

Also, we've got a lot of stuff for running your own Internet servers (or
learn how to do it better) with sessions about
- installing an OAMP server (OS/2, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
- installing a Typo/3 on top of that
- running and using the Typo/3 CMS on your server

If programming or webmastering is not for you, get yourself into
translation of software or writing articles for the IT press (online and
print media) with a focus on OS/2 or see CUPS eCS in action or listen to
famous Peter Weilbacher (the maintainer of the ports of Firefox,
Thunderbird, SeaMonkey etc.) who'll talk about what programming in the
Mozilla universe is like.

If you prefer being a user only, then learn how to create DVDs (including
menus and all these gimmicks) on eCS, the latest news about Clipview and
Maul, how to script your WPS the easy way, master the use of the incredibly
feature-rich DFSee tool, the eCS maintenance tool or how to beautify your
desktop.

The lazy years of being a consumer are almost over! Adrian Gschwend
(Netlabs) and Evgeny Gorbunov (eCO Software, Russia) will tell you what YOU
can do for the future of our operating system(s).

AND THIS FOR ONLY 10 EURO A DAY! :-)

Note that you'll be able to get lunch and dinner at the Youth Hostel for
only 5 Euro per meal - both being organised in a "warm buffet" style.
Okay - did we persuade you to come to Cologne? Then get your ticket NOW at
the Mensys online shop - it'll be closed on November 10th. After this date,
you'll be able only to get it at the events registration desk.

Accommodation:
As of November 3rd, the youth hostel claimed to have still 100 free beds.
BUT: This are beds in dormitories (4 to 6 person rooms with ensuite shower
and toilet) - not single or double rooms. If you don't like sharing rooms
this way, there's plenty of boarding houses and of course hotels at
Cologne. We've got some accommodations links published on the event website at
http://www.warpstock.eu
Those among you that have a "camper car" (or whatever that is called - I
don't know...) will be pleased to hear that the Youth Hostel has a
dedicated parking for these vehicles open all year. Just take the right
exit once you arrived on the Youth Hostel parking lot (there's a sign as well).

Well. That was our last attempt to get you to Cologne. :-)
Hope to meet you there!
Greetings

- The Warpstock Europe 2006 organisation team -
Roderick Klein + Roland Schmalenberg + Thomas Klein



Top

SW: PHP 5.2.0 Released!

2006-11-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Paul Smedley

As per the below official announcement - PHP 5.2.0 was released a few days ago.

I've just uploaded an OS/2 & eComStation binary to http://smedley.info/os2ports

General feedback can be provided to pauldDESPAM@DESPAMsmedley.info, bug
reports should go to http://mantis.smedley.info

If you like this software and want to support continued ports, please
consider donating via PayPal via the link in the footer at
http://smedley.info/os2ports or via the Mensys online store at
http://www.mensys.net/os2ports

Cheers,

Paul Smedley.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] PHP 5.2.0 Released!
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 10:12:56 -0800
From: Ilia Alshanetsky
To: php-announceDESPAM@DESPAMlists.php.net

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

The PHP development team is proud to announce the immediate release
of PHP 5.2.0. This release is a major improvement in the 5.X series,
which includes a large number of new features, bug fixes and security
enhancements.

The key features of PHP 5.2.0 include:

* New memory manager for the Zend Engine with improved performance and a
more accurate memory usage tracking.
* Input filtering extension was added and enabled by default.
* JSON extension was added and enabled by default.
* ZIP extension for creating and editing zip files was introduced.
* Hooks for tracking file upload progress were introduced.
* Introduced E_RECOVERABLE_ERROR error mode.
* Introduced DateTime and DateTimeZone objects with methods to manipulate
date/time information.
* Upgraded bundled SQLite, PCRE libraries.
* Upgraded OpenSSL, MySQL and PostgreSQL client libraries for Windows
installations.
* Many performance improvements.
* Over 200 bug fixes.

Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.2.0:

* Made PostgreSQL escaping functions in PostgreSQL and PDO extension keep
track of character set encoding whenever possible.
* Added allow_url_include, set to Off by default to disallow use of URLs
for include and require.
* Disable realpath cache when open_basedir and safe_mode are being used.
* Improved safe_mode enforcement for error_log() function.
* Fixed a possible buffer overflow in the underlying code responsible for
htmlspecialchars() and htmlentities() functions.
* Added missing safe_mode and open_basedir checks for the cURL extension.
* Fixed overflow is str_repeat() & wordwrap() functions on 64bit machines.
* Fixed handling of long paths inside the tempnam() function.
* Fixed safe_mode/open_basedir checks for session.save_path, allowing
them to account for extra parameters.
* Fixed ini setting overload in the ini_restore() function.

All users of PHP, especially those using earlier PHP 5 releases are
advised to upgrade to this release as soon as possible. This release
also obsoletes the 5.1 branch of PHP.

For users upgrading from PHP 5.0 and PHP 5.1 there is an upgrading
guide available at http://www.php.net/UPDATE_5_2.txt, detailing the
changes between those releases and PHP 5.2.0.

For a full list of changes in PHP 5.2.0, see the ChangeLog
(http://www.php.net/ChangeLog-5.php#5.2.0).


Ilia Alshanetsky
5.2 Release Manager



Top

SW: MySQL Community Server 5.0.27 has been released

2006-11-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Paul Smedley

Hi All,

As per the following announcement, I've just uploaded an OS/2 and
eComStation binary of MySQL 5.0.27 to http://smedley.info/os2ports

General feedback can be provided to paulDESPAM@DESPAMsmedley.info, bug
reports should go to http://mantis.smedley.info

If you like this software and want to support continued ports, please
consider donating via PayPal via the link in the footer at
http://smedley.info/os2ports or via the Mensys online store at
http://www.mensys.net/os2ports

Cheers,

Paul Smedley.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: MySQL Community Server 5.0.27 and MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.28
has been released
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 14:18:35 +0200
From: Mads Martin Joergensen
To: announceDESPAM@DESPAMlists.mysql.com

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Community Server 5.0.27, a new version of the popular Open Source
Database Management System, has been released. The release is now
available in source and binary form for a number of platforms from our
download pages at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/ and mirror sites[*].

MySQL Enterprise Server 5.0.28 is available for commercial customers
from our web site. MySQL Enterprise customers will be notified through
alerts, and OEM/ISV customers of MySQL Enterprise Classic and MySQL
Cluster can download their 5.0.28 release from our OEM/ISV site as
before. To read more about the differentiation between the MySQL
Enterprise Server and the MySQL Community Server, read Kaj Arnö's blog

http://www.planetmysql.org/kaj/?p=64

and the product description of MySQL Enterprise at:

http://mysql.com/products/enterprise/

MySQL 5.0.27 is an important bugfix release for the 5.0.26 release, which
introduced an ABI incompatibility with earlier releases in the MySQL 5.0
production family:

http://bugs.mysql.com/23427

We welcome and appreciate your feedback, bug reports, bug fixes,
patches etc.:

http://forge.mysql.com/wiki/Contributing

Due to this release only containing the above mentioned ABI breakage
fix, we refer to the following URL which has a list of all changes in
the MySQL 5.0.26 release:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/news-5-0-26.html

Let me also use this opportunity to apologize for any inconvenience this
might have caused.

Sincerely,
Mads Martin


[*] Note that not all mirror sites may be up to date at this point in
time, so if you can't find this version on some mirror, please try again
later or choose another download site.

P.S. You might want to watch this 1 min 14 sec YouTube video I just
found, featuring "The MySQL Man", a baby dreaming of his future career
moves:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJvamAW_nSE

Top

Event: Kitchener-Waterloo Users' Group November Meeting

2006-11-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Walter Metcalf

KW/2
K-W OS/2 Users Group

Serving Kitchener-Waterloo and south-western Ontario area
OS/2 and eComStation Users

November 2006 Meeting
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

DATE: Tuesday, November 14, 2006

TIME: From 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Room DC1316, Davis Centre, University of Waterloo

Meeting facilities provided courtesy of Institute for Computer
Research.

Everyone is Welcome to Attend!

Maul Publisher Tutorial
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

At this session, we will participate in a hands-on tutorial of Maul
Publisher. You should bring your notebook computer with you to get the
most out of this session. We will cover how to install and set up Maul
publisher. If you don't have a copy of Maul, don't worry, You will be
provided with a trial version of Maul to use so that you can
participate in this hands-on session.

OS/2 User Forum
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(Sharing OS/2 Ideas)(Bring Your Questions)
(What's New with OS/2)(Announcements)

As a courtesy to our presenter, please plan to arrive by 7:00 p.m.

For up-to-date information check our homepage at:
http://www.sentex.net/kwos2cug/

For directions to get to the meeting check:
http://www.sentex.net/kwos2cug/directon.html

Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Top

Event: Warpstock X Wrap-up Message

2006-11-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From:Andy Willis

Warpstock 2006 was a success

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to express our
appreciation to all those who have made Warpstock 2006 in Windsor, Ontario,
Canada a success. This appreciation extends to the Event Team lead by Edgar
Scrutton, to the presenters, to the exhibitors, to those who donated items
for the draw, to those who helped with sponsorships, and most of all, to
the attendees.

It requires the dedicated efforts of many volunteers to put on an event
such as Warpstock and make it a success. How do we measure success? We
measure success from the comments and support of those who attended. Yes,
the financial balance is also important, but not as important as the fact
that we have provided an interesting and informative event for our attendees.

Where do we go from here? That is not an easy question to answer. The
Board of Directors is planning a strategy to take the Organization into the
future. We are open to input from past attendees and others who may have
suggestions for future events and/or activities. If you have any ideas you
care to share with the Board, please feel free to pass them along for our
consideration.

To leave your comments, please go to http://www.warpstock.org , sign in,
and go to the Forums and leave a message in the 'Note to the Board' forum.

John W. Edwards. President, Warpstock Corporation

Top

Net: netlabs.org newsletter #21 (Warpstock Europe, kLIBC, Lucide,

2006-11-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: netlabs.org team

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:

In need of new clothes or office stuff or something to hug? And want to
support netlabs at the same time? Then have a look at
http://shop.netlabs.org, to find high quality goods. Quick response and
delivered at your door. So you can look as part of the crowd at WSE as
well! Thanks!

30. October - 5. November

* Warpstock Europe 2006
o netlabs.org related sessions at WSE 2006
+ Netlabs EPM Distribution by Andreas Schnellbacher
+ WPA Security with Wireless LAN Monitor by Christian Langanke
+ The voyager project by Adrian Gschwend
+ netlabs.org: The crux with the community by Adrian Gschwend
o Please join us in Cologne, Germany from November 17 to 19
o See: http://www.warpstock.net/wse2006/
* kLIBC
o Various updates again
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/libc/timeline
* Lucide
o Updated to Freetype 2.2.1
o German NLS updated
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/lucide/timeline
* QT3 Library for OS/2
o Enhancements to the exception handling in the QT3 library
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/qt3/timeline
* WarpVision
o DART fixes
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/wvgui/timeline

23. October - 29. October

* eCups
o This is a new project to get CUPS integrated into eCS
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/ecups
* kLIBC
o Many updates
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/libc/timeline
* Lucide
o Spanish NLS updated
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/lucide/timeline
* QT3 Library for OS/2
o Enhancements to the exception handling in the QT3 library
o Fixes for UniAud in QSound
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/qt3/timeline
* UniAud
o Support for Via 8251 added
o SB and HDA code updated, among others
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/uniaud/timeline
* Voyager documentation
o The Voyager documentation is online via SVN now
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/v_doc

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: news@netlabs.org

Greetings,
netlabs.org team

Top

SW: USB Dock 20061107

2006-11-07
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Eugene Gorbunoff

"USB Dock shows the list of USB devices plugin into your PC.

Features:
* Shows the list of USB devices plugin into the PC
* Shows pictures of connected USB devices
* Automatical detect of device connect/disconnect
* Allows view detailed report about USB device"

Download fresh version of USB Dock from beta-zone, run it, attach USB
devices, send us information about your hardware: VendorID, ProductID,
remember the name of device (it is written on device or box).

* How to enter eComStation beta-zone -- http://ecomstation.ru/mensys.html
* USB Tools homepage -- http://ecomstation.ru/usbtools

Whatsnew:

"20061107

* fixed bug: preview doesn't change if you detach the first device
* Italian version;
* Menu: View detailed report (popup menu -> View)
* Automatical selection of thumbnail size. large if resolution: >=1024"


Top

SW: Netdrive Samba client plugin 3.0.9 Beta 14

2006-11-07
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

http://samba.netlabs.org/

"SAMBA is a SMB/CIFS protocols file and print sharing server/client set
originally
made for UNIX world to cooperate with corresponding Windows and OS/2 servers or
clients. OS/2 has native implementation of SMB/CIFS server/client set - IBM LAN
Manager and IBM Peer. These products haven't been updated for a long time and
have some compatibility problems with modern Windows SMB/CIFS implementations.

This package is the OS/2 port of SAMBA 3.0.9 client made as the plugin to
NetDrive - a well known virtual file system for OS/2. OS/2 SAMBA client
provides
seamles access to SMB/CIFS file shares over your network using TCP/IP as the
underlying transport protocol.

The OS/2 SAMBA client consists of two modules:
ndpsmb.dll - the NetDrive plugin itself.
smbcd.exe - the SAMBA client daemon, which actually processes the requests
from ndpsmb.dll."

Samba Client NetDrive plugin updated:
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/samba/ndpsmb-3.0.9-b14.zip


Bugs should be reported to the XTracker at:
http://xtracker.netlabs.org/index.php?project=22

According to the web site comments about SAMBA Client for OS/2 and eCS
should be posted to the OS/2 newsgroup comp.os.os2.beta.

Changelog:
beta14:
- moved to libc custom build

Top



Contact VOICE... All pages © 1998 - 2007 VOICE