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OS/2 - eComStation News - February, 2007

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SW: Mplayer port updated 20070201
SW: PMDCalc Plus version 1.00 RC1
SW: OS/2 Java Corner has been updated
Mag: The February 2007 issue of the VOICE Newsletter is now available
SW: CSS now has 2 for 1 eComStation preloads; also new USB scanner
SW: Lucide 1.0 20070202 is now available on the eComStation Betazone
SW: OpenOffice.org 2.0 Release Candidate 1 available
SW: Daniela's DANISS506 ADD - Release 1.7.9
Net: OpenOffice.org 2.0.4. Support Agreement extended
SW: Broadcom Ethernet NIC NetXtreme Server Driver
Net: OpenOffice.org for OS/2 and eComStation in the news



SW: Mplayer port updated 20070201

2007-02-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Paul Smedley

Hi All,

I've just updated my build of Mplayer at http://smedley.info/os2ports

Fixed in this release:
* Detection of SSE and SSE2 CPU capabilities now works
* Playback in a PM window now works
* Updated to latest SVN code

MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the
documentation). It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV,
QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM,
RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You
can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5 and even WMV movies..

Cheers,

Paul.



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SW: PMDCalc Plus version 1.00 RC1

2007-02-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Steven Douglas Taylor

PMDCalc Plus version 1.00 RC1 has been released. This is a lightweight
calculator for daily office use, which is optimized for fast and simple
calculations. >>> http://www.os2.cz/news3734.html <<<
Downloads >>> http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/pmdcalcp/ <<<

Download PMDCalc Plus:
http://members.aon.at/herwig.bauernfeind/pmdcalcp/pmdcalcp100rc1.wpi

Requirements: REXX support must be installed.

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SW: OS/2 Java Corner has been updated

2007-02-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Roger Henson (javaos2DESPAM@DESPAMattglobal.net)

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

Here are the latest updates:

Limewire ------> Updated version to 4.12.11

Phex ------> Added note the new version 3.0 requires Java 1.5

JExpress ------> Updated version to 7.0.3

Mindterm ------> Updated version to 3.1.1

SmartCVS ------> Revised link and added jre 1.4.1 requirement

SmartSVN ------> Revised link and updated version to 2.1.2

SmartSVN ------> Updated version to 2.1.3

SmartSynchronize ------> Added to the page

AlbumGrabber ------> Updated version to 0.80

C.a.R ------> Updated version to 5.2 beta and revised link

C.a.R ------> Updated version to 5.2

JIBS ------> Updated version to 1.8.3

JUMP ------> Added to OS/2 Java Corner

Panoply ------> Updated version to 2.1.4

jOggPlayer ------> Updated to version 1.1.4

Active Region Explorer ------> Removed from the page. Author has
discontinued the program.

Night Vision ------> Updated version to 1.3

Borg ------> Updated version to 1.6

JMoney ------> Removed newest version because 0.4.4 is last OS/2 compatible
version

JSword Bible Desktop ------> Added to OS/2 Java Corner

MoneyDance ------> Updated version to 2007 (build 562)

PANDA ------> Added to the page

Pauker ------> Updated version to 1.7.3



Thank you for sending information about your Java applications.



Roger


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

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Mag: The February 2007 issue of the VOICE Newsletter is now available

2007-02-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

The February 2007 issue of the VOICE Newsletter is now available online.
After a three month hiatus, the VOICE Newsletter is back and packed with
informative articles about OS/2-eComStation and events in our user
community. If you want to see continued publishing of the newsletter
without gaps in the future please consider writing an article, or helping
with editing or translation. We need your help.

For online reading:

English - http://www.os2voice.org/newsletters.html
German - http://de.os2voice.org/newsletters.html

For download:

English (HTML) - http://www.os2voice.org/files/vnl0207h.zip
English (INF) - http://www.os2voice.org/files/vnl0207i.zip

German (HTML) - http://de.os2voice.org/files/vnl0207h_de.zip
German (INF) - http://de.os2voice.org/files/vnl0207i_de.zip

In the latest issue you will find:

o Why does it have to be so hard?, an editorial by Mark Dodel.
o Warpstock Europe 2006 - revisited -Background details on event
organisation, by Thomas Klein.
o OS/2 and Multilingual Character Sets: Part 2, by Alex Taylor.
o Using Theseus to Study Memory Usage Under OS/2 -Part 1, by Sjoerd Visser.
o Warpstock Europe 2006 -Report from Cologne, by Christian Hennecke.
o Using the Intel 2200BG Mini PCI card, by Ed Durrant.
o And of course letters, addenda, and tips!

Older issues can be found at http://www.os2voice.org/newsletters.html, or
http://de.os2voice.org/newsletters.html, and the Hobbes archive as well.

As always a big thank you to our authors, editors, and translators without
whom there would be no VOICE Newsletter. Please consider helping with the
translation or writing an article for the Newsletter. Guidelines for
submissions to the VOICE Newsletter are available at
http://www.os2voice.org/newsletter_submission.html, including some
suggestions for topics.



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SW: CSS now has 2 for 1 eComStation preloads; also new USB scanner

2007-02-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Paul Curtis

Curtis Systems Software P.C.,
http://www.curtisSystemsSoftware.com

Feb 1, 2007, CSS now has 2 for 1 eComStation preloads with a new USB
scanner option for your favorite operating system, eComStation 1.2R, on
quality hardware, with other key software installed, tested and carefully
configured. CSS also has other tested USB devices which are optionally
available with
these preloaded systems.


Installation of ecs 2.0 Beta is included on a separate partition.

preloadsAnnounce (AT) curtisSystemsSoftware (dot) com

submitted by
paul curtis

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SW: Lucide 1.0 20070202 is now available on the eComStation Betazone

2007-02-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

Lucide 1.0 20070202 is now available on the eComStation Betazone. There
is both a zip and WarpIn version.

Lucide is a plugin-based document viewer with support for various file
formats. It provides a SOM based plugin architecture which allows 3rd party
programmers to easily add more plugins. It includes plugins for PDF, DJVU
and JPG.

This program requires UClip package (enhanced OS/2 clipboard support) and
Innotek LIBC:

- http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=UClip
- ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.1-csd1.zip"

All registered eComStation customers can download Lucide Beta 1.0 RC1 (as
zip or WarpIn file) from the the eComStation Betazone, after login at:

http://www.ecomstation.com/

To access the betazone you must have an ecomstation.com Username/Password
to log in and then select "Access the BetaZone".

1.0:
- Show message with missed modulename if Lucide.dll cannot be loaded.
- PDF plugin: freetype library updated to release 2.3.1.
- Minor fixes.
- Updated NLS-files: German, French, Swedish, Danish.


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

http://svn.netlabs.org/lucide/

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.

Heiko Nitsche published 3rd party plugins for Lucide, based on GBM. They
are available from his homepage at: http://heikon.home.tlink.de/

Support for Lucide is available on the Lucide mailinglist, you will find
details at:

http://svn.netlabs.org/lucide/

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SW: OpenOffice.org 2.0 Release Candidate 1 available

2007-02-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: http://www.ecomstation.com/news.phtml?action=fullnews&id=2032

LEWISVILLE, Texas, Feb. 2, 2007

Serenity Systems International is pleased to announce the availability of
Release Candidate 1 of OpenOffice.org 2.0 for eComStation and OS/2.

This build is based on the 2.0.4 sourcecode of OpenOffice.org.

Release Candidate 1 is available for immediate download in English, German,
Italian, Spanish, French, Russian and Dutch to all customers of an active
Support Agreement for OpenOffice.org for eComStation and IBM OS/2, via
their download-area at the Mensys Online Shop.

** Notes **

- Please make sure to read the included READ1ST.TXT document, which
includes hints on installation and a list of known issues.

- Installation takes around 300 MB of drivespace, plus an additional 40 MB
per installed language.

- Innotek FontEngine is now fully supported, which provides improved
fontrendering.

- It is advised to use TrueType fonts (TTF) over Type1 fonts (eCS default)
as they render better with the Fontengine.

- no eComStation or OS/2 specific enhancements are available in this beta
yet.

- UniClip is required to complete installation. You can get it from Hobbes:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=UClip

- Support for clipboard bitmap formats and unicode text.

- Support for mouse wheel.

- Numerous fixes have been implemented. For more details, please read
READ1ST.TXT

** Planned enhancements **

1) bidi & dbcs font support (depends on demand)
2) WPS support
3) native GUI controls
4) support SANE for scanners.

Support for the following items is not planned:

1) Java support
2) Mozilla support


** More information **

More information on OpenOffice.org can be found at:
http://www.openoffice.org/


** User Support **

Support specific to the eComStation and OS/2 version can be obtained
through the ticketing system at: http://www.ecomstation.com/support/ooo2/

A newsgroup is available for community support at:

news://news.ecomstation.com/ecomstation.support.openoffice
or
http://news.ecomstation.com/thread.php?group=ecomstation.support.openoffice


** Enjoy! **

Best regards,

Serenity Systems International


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SW: Daniela's DANISS506 ADD - Release 1.7.9

2007-02-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

Daniela Engert has released an update to her replacement IDE driver,
DaniS506.ADD. Now at release 1.7.9.

"IBM1S506 replacement, supports Intel, VIA, Ali, SiS, CMD, Promise, Cyrix,
HPT, AMD, Artop, SMSC, ServerWorks, Opti, Nvidia, NatSemi, SiliconImage,
ITE, ATI, NetCell, Broadcom, JMicron and Marvell chips, SerialATA, disk
capacities up to 2TiB, V1.7.8"

Download hobbes incoming: http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming/danis506r179.zip
Hobbes search: http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=danis506r179




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Net: OpenOffice.org 2.0.4. Support Agreement extended

2007-02-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Joachim Benjamins

A clarification with regard to the 'active Support Agreement' is called for:

"OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 for eComStation and OS/2 is available to all
customers with an active OpenOffice.org Support Agreement."

The initial duration of the agreement was 12 months, however, since the GA
version of OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 has not been released before the first
Support Agreements expired, the duration of the agreement has been extended
to match the releasedate of OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 for eComStation and OS/2 GA.

People who already purchased a Support Agreement Renewal will have the date
on which that agreement start 'reset' to the releasedate of the GA version.

After the 2.0.4 release, the next available verion of OpenOffice.org for
eComStation and OS/2 will be based on the official 2.2 release. Customers
with an active Support Agreement at that time will be able to download and
beta-test this new version.

Hope this clarifies some of the questions that were raised by the recent
expiring Support Agreements.

Best regards,

Serenity Systems International & Mensys BV




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SW: Broadcom Ethernet NIC NetXtreme Server Driver

2007-02-07
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Steven Douglas Taylor

Broadcom Ethernet NIC NetXtreme Server Driver Downloads

http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netxtreme_server.php

"Below you will find the latest drivers for Broadcom's NetXtreme Ethernet
controllers: 5700, 5701, 5703, 5704, 5714, 5715, 5721, 5780"

There is an os/2 driver , for those who have a Broadcom NIC ;) >>> OS2
NDIS2 <<<

http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/driver-sla.php?driver=570x-OS2NDIS2
accept the conditions and download ndis2_os2-10.03.zip . ;)




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Net: OpenOffice.org for OS/2 and eComStation in the news

2007-02-07
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Bob StJohn

auf deutsch http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/84906

and http://www.osnews.com/comment.php?news_id=17169

"OpenOffice.org 2.0 is close to be released for OS/2 and eComStation.
Release Candidate 1 is available for immediate download in English, German,
Italian, Spanish, French, Russian and Dutch to all customers of an active
Support Agreement for OpenOffice.org for eComStation and IBM OS/2, via
their download-area at the Mensys Online Shop."

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