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OS/2 - eComStation News - July, 2007

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SW: Mozilla Lightning 0.5 for OS/2 Has Been Released
Event: Wellington OS/2 User Group Meeting
Net: netlabs.org newsletter #38 [DWS/07, FM/2, kBuild, kLibC, NewView,
SW: Panorama VESA video driver 20070701 on eCS BetaZone
SW: Mplayer 1.0 RC2
Event: DWS 2007 streams offered!
SW: Latest GenMAC 2.1 experimental version available on request!
SW: enigmail-0.95.2 and lightning-0.5 extensions
SW: Updated 'oo' - a commandline WPS tool v1.10
SW: Iconomize v0.80 & FPos v0.80



SW: Mozilla Lightning 0.5 for OS/2 Has Been Released

2007-07-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

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

Lightning 0.5 has been released for OS/2.

Lightning is Mozilla's nicely integrated calendar application "Add-on"
(extension) for Thunderbird. It is based off of the same backend code as
Mozilla Sunbird, yet as an extension, weighs in at only 1.1 MB.

The following is listed as new in this release:

# Much more polished user interface in the calendar views
# Event invitations can be sent and received via iMIP/iTIP
# Working hours are back
# Automatic migration of data in Sunbird 0.2, iCal.app, and Evolution
# Much improved printing functionality
# Better integration into Thunderbird (Printing, Undo/redo, Copy/paste)
# Support for Google Calendar (via Google Calendar Provider extension)
# Vastly improved reliability
# Many performance improvements
# Many usability improvements


NOTE: The Lightning link for OS/2's official version of Thunderbird 2.x
(currently 2.0.0.4) is INCORRECT on Mozilla's contributed releases page.
It is based on the wrong libc DLL version. The correct link is:

http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/lightning/releases/0.5/contrib/os2/lightning-0.5.en-US.os2_libc05.xpi


For the PmW-tb 2.0.0.4 (unofficial) OS/2 release, the link is:

http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/lightning/releases/0.5/contrib/os2/lightning-0.5.en-US.os2_libc063.xpi


You can download a calendar holiday file for your country here:

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/holidays.html


Mozilla's homepage for Lightning:

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/lightning/



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Event: Wellington OS/2 User Group Meeting

2007-07-01
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From: andrew.elzenaarDESPAM@DESPAMalcatel-lucent.co.nz

The next meeting of the Wellington (New Zealand) OS/2 user group will be held

on Wednesday 4th July at 7:30 pm
Location 40 Taranaki St Wellington



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Net: netlabs.org newsletter #38 [DWS/07, FM/2, kBuild, kLibC, NewView,

2007-07-02
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From: Netlabs News

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:

25. June - 1. July

* DWS/07
o Electricity, food menu and road work information added.
o See: http://wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/Developers_Workshop_2007
* FM/2
o Various updates and version 3.6 released
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline
* kLibC
o Some small updates
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/libc/timeline
* NewView
o Small updates
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/newview/timeline
* Samba
o Various updates and some defects fixed
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/samba/timeline
* UniAud
o Little fix applied
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/uniaud/timeline
* WarpVision
o Updated, but not clear what
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/wvgui/timeline

18. June - 24. June

* DWS/07
o New presentation info added. Registration for students possible as well!
o See: http://wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/Developers_Workshop_2007
* kBuild
o Some small updates
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline
* kLibC
o Quite some updates
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/libc/timeline
* NewView
o Some fixes
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/newview/timeline
* Samba
o Little updates, some admin stuff
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/samba/timeline
* UniAud
o Synched with Alsa 0.9.0
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/uniaud/timeline

Developers Workshop 2007

* Amsterdam, here we come... don't miss it!
* July 7 and 8
* http://wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/Developers_Workshop_2007

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: Panorama VESA video driver 20070701 on eCS BetaZone

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

From: Mark Dodel


http://en.ecomstation.ru/projects/panorama/?action=desc

"Panorama is an alternative modern video driver for eComStation and OS/2.

The goals of Panorama project:
* Create accelerated VESA video driver
* Create accelereated video driver for the most popular video adapter,
maintain it, upgrade it
* Create more video overlays
* Create tools for widescreen activation
* Collect knowledge for developers of multimedia applications "

This driver is available via the eComStation BetaZone to customers who have
an active Software Subscription Services.

panorama-vesa-20070701.wpi 93 kb 01/07/2007 08:35 pm
Panorama VESA video driver; WarpIn package; install over SNAP or
GENGRAD 20070701

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SW: Mplayer 1.0 RC2

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

From: Mark Dodel

KO Myung-Hun has released Mplayer 1.0 RC1 on hobbes. This program is the
OS/2 port of MPlayer. 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.. Supports DIVE/WarpOverlay!, DART.

Requires kLIBC v0.6.3 ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0_6_3-csd3.wpi

Hobbes:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming/mplayer-dev-svn-r23698-os2-3.3.5.zip

Changelog:

MPlayer (1.0) rc2

DOCS:
* console messages and XML documentation converted to UTF-8
* Russian documentation translation finished
* Russian man page translation finished
* Chinese man page updated
* Chinese documentation translation started
* Documented get/set/step properties in DOCS/tech/slave.txt

Decoders:
* Intel Music Coder audio decoding via lavc
* Fraps v2/v4 video decoding via lavc
* Video game codecs: 4XM audio, Electronic Arts ADPCM audio, Delphine CIN
audio and video, Interplay DPCM audio, Sierra VMD video, Tiertex SEQ
video, Westwood IMA ADPCM audio, XAN wc3 video, Id CIN video, Interplay
video, XAN ADPCM audio, Westwood SND1 audio, Feeble Files DXA video, THP
audio and video, Renderware TeXture Dictionary video via lavc
* libmpeg2 updated to 0.4.1
* fixed resolution switching with libmpeg2
* handle resolution switching for Real codecs
* ffmpeg video decoder handles aspect ratio changes
* amr now handled via libamr wrapper (http://www.penguin.cz/~utx/amr)
* SIMD optimizations for mp3lib under AMD64

Demuxers:
* implemented switch_video and switch_program consistently with
switch_audio
(default keys are "_" and TAB, respectively). For the time being program
switching is only available in TS streams handled by demux_ts.c (not
lavf), while video switching is also handled by demux_lavf.c and
demux_avi.c.
* audio and video switching for AVI demuxer (video switching untested)
* GIF demuxer improvements, should work with all GIFs now
* support for VC1 in MPEG-TS and MPEG-PS files (bd,hd)-dvd
* support for EVO demuxing
* support -noidx with -demuxer lavf
* support for channel navigation with PVR input

Streaming:
* authentication for Real RTSP streams
* near-precise seeking in dvd:// and dvdnav:// (this last one requires
libdvdnav from mphq)
* speed selection when playing dvd:// streams, to make drive quieter
* support SVQ3 and H.264 in X-QT over RTSP,
now RTSP Apple keynotes are playable
* smil playlist over Real RTSP
* support H.263-2000 over RTSP
* fix AAC-LATM over RTSP
* support AMR over RTSP
* support H.264 over RTSP
* "device" and "adevice" suboptions now works for *BSD BT848 tv driver too
* dvdnav:// now depends on mplayer's fork of libdvdnav

FFmpeg/libavcodec:
* Intel Music coder audio decoder
* Fraps v2/v4 video decoder
* H.264 decoding speedup
* Native NUT demuxer updated to spec
* NUT muxing and demuxing support via libnut
* WMA encoder
* fix MJPEGB on big-endian systems
* lowres support for some H.264 files

libmpeg2:
* iWMMXt-accelerated DCT and motion compensation for ARM processors

Filters:
* obsolete fame filter removed
* vf_geq speed-ups
* vf_yadif green frame fixed

MEncoder:
* write to output streams (currently only file:// and smb://)
* support -ffourcc with -of lavf

Ports:
* further Intel Mac fixes

Drivers:
* ALSA audio output now sets the non-audio bit for AC3 passthrough even
if the user-specified default device name tries to clear it
* fixed internal vidix in Solaris/x86, also auto-enabled
* rework of internal vidix API which is now a fully static library
with built-in drivers
* VIDIX now also supports ATI R350 (Radeon 9600) to R520 (Radeon X1900)

Others:
* monitorpixelaspect=1 is now default. Set monitoraspect=4/3 to get
the old
behaviour (if you have non-square pixels).
* libdvdcss updated to Subversion HEAD, now same as upstream version
* libmpdvdkit split into libdvdread and libdvdcss
* obsolete Xvid 3 support removed
* long-deprecated -vop option removed
* video stream switching
* dvdnav:// honour -alang and -slang
* support for doubleclick as input event
* -really-quiet works fully now
* select libavformat demuxer (-lavfdopts format=)
* internal minilzo removed in favor of FFmpeg implementation,
use liblzo2 for encoding
* change GUI dependency from libpng to libavcodec

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Event: DWS 2007 streams offered!

2007-07-04
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Netlabs.org

Hi all,
Just a few days away!

You wanted to be at Developer WorkShop 2007, but could not come?

A real pity, but we will provide facilities to be there virtually :-)

We will be providing OGG streams and a webcam with pictures (no realtime
video yet).
And you can participate by asking questions via the #netlabs IRC channel!

Look for details at the DWS website at:
http://wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/Developers_Workshop_2007

All presentations will be put online afterwards as well, of course.

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: Latest GenMAC 2.1 experimental version available on request!

2007-07-04
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: genmacDESPAM@DESPAMgodawa.de

Hi,

the latest GenMAC 2.1 experimental version is available for testing.


If you have any of the supported hardware write an e-mail to

genmac AT godawa DOT de

And I will send you the driver for testing!


This new version supports (in addition to the old ones) following devices:

- Atheros AR5213A 802.11abg Wireless MiniPCI Card [168C:0013], tested by
Willibald
- Atheros AR5005G 802.11abg Wireless Network Adapter [168C:001A], mostly
not tested yet, may not work
- Atheros AR5006XS 802.11abg Wireless Network Adapter [168C:001B], tested
with D-Link DWL-AG660 CardBus only, needs CBENABLE/PCICONF
- Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter [168C:1014], tested by
Willibald only

- Intel 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection [8086:104B], poorly tested,
only in wrapper-mode
- Intel PRO/1000 PL Network Connection [8086:109A], very good tested,
works in native- and wrapper-mode
- Intel PRO/1000 PL Network Connection [8086:10B9], poorly testet, partly
working, maybe better in native-mode

- Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection [8086:4222], poorly
tested, but works on several systems, not working with xWLAN
- Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection [8086:4227], good tested

- 3Com 3C90xC PCI [10B7:9201]
- 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller [10B7:9201], poorly tested


The driver is still EXPERIMENTAL and was NOT tested with a lot of devices
but I have already several "success-stories"!

While older versions did not support plain NetBIOS, this version should
work with all protocols including NetBIOS, TCP/IP and NetBIOS over TCP/IP.
But this is still poorly testet, so please report if it works for you or not!

This driver also works correctly with XWLAN 3.0 if a supported WLAN-card is
connected.

Good luck,

Thorolf





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SW: enigmail-0.95.2 and lightning-0.5 extensions

2007-07-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Walter Meinl

I'm glad to announce that we are back again with these extensions at the
respective homepages for download http://enigmail.mozdev.org/download.html
updated to 0.95.2, it's not only for Thunderbird 2.0.0.x but also for
Seamonkey 1.1.x libc05 versions for the official builds and 0.63 versions
for Peters unofficial builds.

"Enigmail is an extension to the mail client of Mozilla Thunderbird and
Mozilla Seamonkey which allows users to access the authentication and
encryption features provided by GnuPG (see screenshots
http://enigmail.mozdev.org/screenshots.html ). Enigmail is open source and
dually-licensed under the GNU General Public License and the Mozilla Public
License. "

The same versioning scheme for lightning-0.5 (available only for TB)
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/lightning/releases/0.5/contrib/os2/
I'll take care for the future of these 2 extensions, Have fun and report
regressions here please

"Lightning brings the Sunbird calendar to the popular email client, Mozilla
Thunderbird. Since it's an extension, Lightning is tightly integrated with
Thunderbird, allowing it to easily perform email-related calendaring tasks."

Walter



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SW: Updated 'oo' - a commandline WPS tool v1.10

2007-07-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Rich Walsh

A new version of 'oo' - a WPS commandline tool - is now available.

'oo' v1.10 can be used from a prompt or in a script to: open, locate, and
list WPS objects, assign setup strings, popup objects' menus, even "drop"
files on program objects.

v1.10 adds new commands that make it a complete replacement for REXX's WPS
functions like SysCreateObject or SysCopyObject. Beside being able to do
more than REXX can, 'oo' is also more versatile: you can give it the path
to any kind of object, not just files or folders (e.g. program objects,
shadows, etc).

To accommodate the new features, several existing commands and options have
been changed. Refer to 'oo.txt' for a comprehensive description or run
'oo' without any parameters for a concise help screen.

You can get 'oo' from:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=oo110.zip
or
http://e-vertise.com/rws/oo110.zip





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SW: Iconomize v0.80 & FPos v0.80

2007-07-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Rich Walsh

New versions of my ini maintenance utilities, Iconomize and FPos (v0.80)
are now available. Both are maintenance updates that take advantage of the
improved stability and reliability provided by the latest release of Remote
Workplace Server, RWS08.

FPos
----
Have you ever wondered why checkini reports "folder position for non-folder
object"? Have you ever wondered what all those entries under
PM_Workplace:FolderPos were for? FPos answers these questions. Once you
know what theu do, you'll probably want to delete most of them. Using FPos
to clean up this entry can reduce the size of your os2.ini quite considerably.

Iconomize
---------
This unique tool lets you eliminate the single largest source of bloat in
os2.ini: duplicate icon data. If you haven't used it before, running
Iconomize just once can reduce the size of your os2.ini anywhere from 10%
to 25%.

You can get these freeware utils from hobbes:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=fpos080.zip
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=iconomize080.zip

or from:
http://e-vertise.com/rws/fpos080.zip
http://e-vertise.com/rws/iconomize080.zip



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