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OS/2 - eComStation News - August, 2007

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SW: MORE Firefox 2.0.0.6 clarification
SW: PMView Pro v3.51 is now available.
SW: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.6 Has Been Released
SW: New Lucide 1.0.1 available in eComStation BetaZone
SW: DaniS506.ADD. Now at release 1.8.0
SW: daniatapi040 The Dani ATAPI filter driver, V0.4.0
SW: Samba Client & Server based on Samba 3.0.25b now available for
SW: Corrected links: Samba Client & Server based on Samba 3.0.25b
Net: Presentations at Warpstock Europe 2007
SW: SeaMonkey 1.1.4
Net: eCo Software newsletter, 200707



SW: MORE Firefox 2.0.0.6 clarification

2007-08-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

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

Mike Kaply has changed his mind on the security issue fixed with the
Firefox 2.0.0.6 release, in relation to OS/2. He will be building this
release today for OS/2.

Sander Nyman

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SW: PMView Pro v3.51 is now available.

2007-08-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Peter Nielsen

PMView Pro v3.51 is now available.

PMView Pro is a fast shareware image viewer/converter for OS/2 and windows.

List of new features and bug fixes:

http://www.pmview.com/whatsnew.html

"The following bugs and problems are fixed in PMView v3.51:

1. The File Convert dialog is unable to create a directory if a
relative path is used.
2. The File Copy, and Move dialogs resolve and store the fully resolved
absolute directory path in the list of most recently used directories. This
behavior is changed in PMView v3.51 and the relative path is now stored
instead of the absolute path.
3. When a spinbutton gets the focus, the cursor placement is platform
dependent. This verison improves spinbutton behavior. Now the cursor is
always placed at the end of the last character. In addition, the text in
the spinbutton is selected, which makes it possible to directly type in a
new value.
4. It is not possible to tab between the fields of the Selection Info
dialog."


IMPORTANT: To obtain the full (registered) version of the update, you will
need to follow the download instructions included in the e-mail that was
sent to you when you purchased PMView Pro. If you have lost this
information, please contact sales@blueprintsoftwareworks.com.

Trial (demo) versions of PMView can be downloaded at http://www.pmview.com
Registered users, please note that the trial versions CANNOT be registered.
If you have purchased PMView Pro, please follow the download instructions
in the e-mail sent by BMT Micro.

Thanks,
Peter






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SW: Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.6 Has Been Released

2007-08-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

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

Michael Kaply has released Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.5 (Official) for OS/2.
This release is a security update, fixing 2 vulnerabilities, 1 of which is
rated critical.

You can download it here:

http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/2.0.0.6/contrib/firefox-2.0.0.6.en-US.os2.zip

NOTE: This release requires the C runtime DLLs from Innotek. Version
0.5.1 includes an installer. Available here:

http://download.innotek.de/gccos2/runtime/libc-0.5.1.exe

NOTE: This release requires IPLUGINW.DLL to use the Java and Flash
plugins. Available here:

http://e-vertise.com/warpzilla/ipluginw20050915.xpi
or here:
http://download.innotek.de/javaos2/mozilla/ipluginw20050915.xpi

NOTE: To have both Firefox, & Thunderbird in use at the same time (or
ANY other Mozilla app) they *MUST* be at the SAME version level, or a
mismatched DLL will still be in memory when you attempt to start a
second Mozilla based program. The easiest way to get around this
limitation, and use DIFFERENT version levels of Firefox, Thunderbird,
Kompozer, etc., is with Rich Walsh's Run! utility. It is tiny, and VERY
easy to set up. To make life even easier, I recommend that you
download & use the Internet Application Integration utility from Chuck
McKinnis, which actually contains the Run! utility, and sets it up for
you, along with coordinating your web browser with your email client for
"mailto" links, etc. You can find it here:

http://7cities.net/~mckinnis/code/iai1050.exe

Or, if you'd rather do it yourself, here is the Run! utility:

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/util/wps/run_060.zip

Firefox extensions (add-ons) that add new functionality are available here:

https://addons.update.mozilla.org/extensions/?application=firefox

Firefox themes (skins) are available here:

https://addons.mozilla.org/themes/?application=firefox

For release notes, and a list of new features, follow this link:

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/2.0.0.6/releasenotes/

The official Warpzilla homepage can be found here:

http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/

If you have questions, or just want the latest, greatest tips for Firefox,
Thunderbird, & Seamonkey, Steve Wendt's excellent "Tips For Warpzilla" page
can be found here:

http://www.os2bbs.com/os2news/Warpzilla.html

For Firefox "Tips & Tricks", see:

http://www.tweakguides.com/Firefox_6.html

And finally, if you still have questions, or just want to participate in a
Mozilla for OS/2 discussion forum, the Warpzilla newsgroup can be found here:

news://news.mozilla.org/mozilla.dev.ports.os2

Regards,
Sander




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SW: New Lucide 1.0.1 available in eComStation BetaZone

2007-08-02
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Joachim Benjamins

[About Lucide]

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.

A new 1.0.1 release of Lucide is available from the eComStation BetaZone:

[Changes since 1.0]

- DJVU plugin: plugin may eat great amount of memory, fixed.
- DJVU plugin: djvulibre updated to version 3.5.19.
- DJVU plugin: fix opening files with non-latin chars in filename.
- PDF plugin: freetype library updated to version 2.3.5.
- TAB key switch between navigation pane and document (closed
tickets #112, #123).
- Zoom in/Zoom out menuitems and corresponding Ctrl++/Ctrl+- hotkeys.
- Ctrl+Shift++/Ctrl+Shift+- hotkeys for rotate CW/CCW, Ctrl+P for Print
(closed ticket #108).
- Opening external files from links in document.
- Updated NLS-files: Czech, French, Dutch.

[Availability]

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

http://www.ecomstation.com/

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

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

[Add ons]

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

[Support]

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

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


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SW: DaniS506.ADD. Now at release 1.8.0

2007-08-02
++ 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 1.8.0

"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, V1.8.0"

Download hobbes: http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming/danis506r180.zip
Hobbes search: http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=danis506r180



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SW: daniatapi040 The Dani ATAPI filter driver, V0.4.0

2007-08-02
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

This is a replacement ATAPI filter driver from Daniela Engert.

From the included DANIATAPI.DOC file:
"This filter driver supports all types of ATAPI devices. It is a superset
of IBMIDECD.FLT, IBMATAPI.FLT and DaniADsk.FLT, and supports all devices
that the mentioned drivers do. Additionally, all ATAPI devices can be
accessed through the OS/2 ASPI software interface. Each EIDE channel shows
up as a SCSI channel, and each ATAPI device as a SCSI device (master = SCSI
ID 0, slave = SCSI ID 1)."

Note also in the DOC file cautions: "### Caution: this release doesn't
work with DaniS506 v1.7.x or older!
it is meant to be used with DaniS506 v1.8.0 only."

Incoming: http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming/daniatapi040.zip
Hobbes Search: http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=daniatapi040.zip
Final: http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/system/drivers/storage/daniatapi040.zip



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SW: Samba Client & Server based on Samba 3.0.25b now available for

2007-08-02
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From:Mark Dodel

"Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that has, since 1992, provided
file and print services to all manner of SMB/CIFS clients, including the
numerous versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Samba is freely
available under the GNU General Public License. "

Homepage:http://svn.netlabs.org/samba
"Samba Server for OS/2 & eComStation

New - 28th June, 2007
URL for Samba Server 3.0.25b is
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/samba/server/samba-3.0.25b-os2-20070628.zip
URL for Samba Client 3.0.25b is
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/samba/client/ndpsmb-3.0.25b-20070628.ZIP "

The client is a Netdrive plugin and reguires Netdrive from
http://www.blueprintsoftwareworks.com/netdrive/

From Readme.os2 for the Samba server:
"History:
1) DBCS fixes from KO Myung-Hun
2) removed ldap support from public builds until it can be tested as working"

Though I don't see it in the current server readme, the previous releases
require the GCC runtime libc063 -
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0_6_3-csd3.wpi
[Moderator note: Make sure you only have one set of LIBC06*.DLLs in your
LIBPATH directories.]

For information about Samba see the current general Samba readme at
http://us1.samba.org/samba/ftp/README

SMB.CMD - Samba 3.0.xx starter for OS/2 and eCS (written in REXX)
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/samba/contrib/smb_init-20070615.zip

Scripts to initialize and to delete groups
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/samba/contrib/initgroups-20070615.zip

Report bugs using the TRAC system at http://svn.netlabs.org/samba
General feedback can be sent to paulDESPAM@DESPAMsmedley.info

Finally if you would like to help support and motivate Paul to continue to
port applications to OS/2-eCS, there is a Paypal donation link on his Unix
ports for OS/2 page http://smedley.info/os2ports/index.php or by other
means at http://www.mensys.net/os2ports/

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SW: Corrected links: Samba Client & Server based on Samba 3.0.25b

2007-08-02
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++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From:Mark Dodel

[Moderator note: The original post earlier today had the links to the
previous version which is still listed on the netlabs site. This corrected
post has the correct links. Also Paul tells me that there is now a
samba-user mailing list at netlabs and will soon be at Gmane. To subscribe
send an email to samba-user-subscribe@netlabs.org ]

"Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that has, since 1992, provided
file and print services to all manner of SMB/CIFS clients, including the
numerous versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Samba is freely
available under the GNU General Public License. "

Homepage:http://svn.netlabs.org/samba

URL for Samba Server 3.0.25b is
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/samba/server/samba-3.0.25b-os2-20070801.zip
URL for Samba Client 3.0.25b is
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/samba/client/ndpsmb-3.0.25b-20070801b.ZIP

The client is a Netdrive plugin and reguires Netdrive from
http://www.blueprintsoftwareworks.com/netdrive/

From Readme.os2 for the Samba server:
"History:
1) DBCS fixes from KO Myung-Hun
2) removed ldap support from public builds until it can be tested as working"

Though I don't see it in the current server readme, the previous releases
require the GCC runtime libc063 -
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0_6_3-csd3.wpi
[Moderator note: Make sure you only have one set of LIBC06*.DLLs in your
LIBPATH directories.]

For information about Samba see the current general Samba readme at
http://us1.samba.org/samba/ftp/README

SMB.CMD - Samba 3.0.xx starter for OS/2 and eCS (written in REXX)
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/samba/contrib/smb_init-20070615.zip

Scripts to initialize and to delete groups
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/samba/contrib/initgroups-20070615.zip

Report bugs using the TRAC system at http://svn.netlabs.org/samba
General feedback can be sent to paulDESPAM@DESPAMsmedley.info

Finally if you would like to help support and motivate Paul to continue to
port applications to OS/2-eCS, there is a Paypal donation link on his Unix
ports for OS/2 page http://smedley.info/os2ports/index.php or by other
means at http://www.mensys.net/os2ports/



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Net: Presentations at Warpstock Europe 2007

2007-08-05
From: Eugene Gorbunoff

eCo Software is obligated make 4 presentations at Warpstock Europe 2007
-- http://www.warpstock.eu

* Evolutionary Sprint 2007/11 (aka "Change your mind") -- The results of
2007. What's new in eComStation; Current roadmap (item by item); Your
participation (roles, goals); eComStation in 2009
* eComStation Developer Connection -- how to start the development of
new program, how to improve current software, perspectives till 2009
* La-la-la -- Music and eComStation
* My Desktop -- Overview of WorkPlace shell applications and desktop
extenders

To improve the quality of presentations, we are going:
* attract additional consultants
* make the speakers learn the english again

Other conferences -- http://ecomstation.ru/conferences.php

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SW: SeaMonkey 1.1.4

2007-08-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

[Moderator note: Please send all comments and general discussion to the
news group news://news.mozilla.org/mozilla.dev.ports.os2 Please enter
all problem reports into https://bugzilla.mozilla.org.]

SeaMonkey is a "Web-browser, advanced e-mail and newsgroup client, IRC chat
client, and HTML editing made simple -- all your Internet needs in one
application." "This release is a security update to the outdated but
stable SeaMonkey 1.0 release series. Since the newer SeaMonkey 1.1 series
is already in stable state and ready for production use, updates for the
1.0 series are only provided for conservative users; all others are
encouraged to upgrade to the newer release listed above."

August 3, 2007 SeaMonkey 1.1.4 has been released.
Installer:
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1.4/contrib/seamonkey-1.1.4.en-US.os2.installer.exe
Zip File:
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1.4/contrib/seamonkey-1.1.4.en-US.os2.zip
Installation Instructions: http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/#wzinst
Release Notes:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/releases/seamonkey1.1.4/
New Features and Fixes
General
* Security and stability fixes

MD5SUMS:
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1.4/contrib/seamonkey-1.1.4.en-US.os2.MD5SUMS
README:
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/releases/1.1.4/contrib/seamonkey-1.1.4.en-US.os2.README

Requires a libc0.5.1 based version of the GCC runtime library.
http://www.innotek.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23&Itemid=40&limit=1&limitstart=2

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Net: eCo Software newsletter, 200707

2007-08-05
From: Eugene Gorbunoff

In the beginning of the summer we updated: ACPI subsystem, Panorama
video drivers, Bootable JFS, General Network Utilities, Piano Launchpad,
eSchemes, Firewall ports setup, Personal Cards Manager Traffic Visor
III, PNG IO Proc. Mokey's audio IO Proc, T&V HappyPlayer, etc.

eComStation growed in the last 5 years. All planned technologies,
applications and drivers were created. What is the next target? The main
goal today is select/create TOP TEN eComStation applications (and 30
must-have applications and tools for usual PC user).



1. Updated eCo Software runtime

Please pay attention to requirements of our software, install needed
runtimes first.

Attention:
* If you have Imagination released in the first part of 2007 and going
install new program from eCo Software then ..
* If you have WPFLDREX.DLL released in the first part of 2007 then ..

Then read the instructions --
http://ecomstation.ru/projects/neowps/?action=critical
update the runtime and our software.



2. ACPI sub-system

ACPI is the engine which pushes eComStation ahead today.

Updated ACPI.PSD 2.22 (20070526), APM.ADD, ACPI snooper (download from
BETAZONE)
* ACPI supports multicore notebooks/desktops based on VIA chipset now
* ACPI.PSD can't boot if MADT ACPI table absent - fixed
* New switch /St for ACPI.PSD
* Stack is replaced on UNI and SMP now, so /EIS should work better

APM.ADD - Please join the testing of suspend/resume. eComStation is able
perform
this operation even on multi-core notebooks! Read ACPI-APM.doc -> 4.0 Usage.

New perspectives make us move the support service to the tracker:
http://svn.netlabs.org/acpi
Create ticket, input Title: model of notebook or motherboard or common
problem; post the report, attach files. Mention if you have posted
reports in the past (we have 2 collections already)

ACPI makes developers create new applications and tools. Please,
download new smart and modern Battery Widget.
http://ecomstation.ru/projects/acpitools/?action=down

PIC: Beer battery widget



3. WPS extenders

Piano Launchpad 1.20 brings to eComStation desktop: dynamic drawers, any
size of icons, backup/restore, bubble tips, help. Read the review here:
http://ecomstation.ru/showarticle.php?id=158
Whatsnew: Fixed some critical bugs; scaling of icons with antialiasing

PIC:
http://ecomstation.ru/projects/eschemes-deluxe/screenshots/Piano-20070701.gif


eSchemes 1.38 (Download from BETAZONE) -- mechanism of desktop schemes
(every schemes contains different colors, buttons and other parameters),
please apply the schemes designed by professional designers, don't spend
time to schemes editing.
What's new:
* Making attempts to complete eSchemes for eCS 2.0
* updated schemes: Technosense, Summer --
http://ecomstation.ru/projects/eschemes/?action=down
* Gallery of eSchemes --
http://ecomstation.ru/projects/eschemes/eschemes-gallery.phtml


Personal Cards Manager (20070630) -- http://ecomstation.ru/pcm
Address book, integrated to desktop, Whatsnew: Fixed critical bugs



4. Video drivers

Panorama VESA is available from BETAZONE (20070716) --
http://ecomstation.ru/panorama
* fixing Dive
* Improved WPS setup
* To simplify the upgrade of Panorama, you can install warpin package

It's necessary collect at the homepage of Panorama: source code
snapshots, libraries for fast drawing of video stream, fullscreen,
etc. If you have sources and examples, please contact us. Testing:
* Does Panorama VESA work fine on DBCS systems?
* Test output to external monitor (beamer)
* Test compatibility with multimedia applications, with commercial
applications



5. Internet/LAN software

General Network Utilities (20070725) -- http://ecomstaiton.ru/gnu
Read more about GNU here (many screenshots):
* RUS: http://ru.ecomstation.ru/showarticle.php?id=155
* ENG: http://ecomstation.ru/showarticle.php?id=156
* SWE: http://ecomstation.ru/showarticle.php?id=157
Whatsnew:
* We fixed all bugs found by new users
* Changed the algorithms of some utilities
* Updating the user interface and artwork


Updated Traffic Visor III 1.01.3 --
http://ecomstation.ru/apecs.php?action=item&id=1007
(system to analyze IP-traffic)


Updated SVSNET.SYS driver for Serenity Virtual Machine --
http://ecomstation.ru/apecs.php?action=item&id=1045



6. Multimedia applications

* PNG IO Proc update (20070506), Download from BETAZONE, whatsnew: Fix
of libpng warning: Ignoring extra png_read_update_info() call; row
buffer not reallocated
* New system audio codec is available - Monkey audio (.ape files),
20070525 -- http://ecomstation.ru/apecs.php?action=item&id=1044
* T&V HappyPlayer updated (20070729) -- http://ecomstation.ru/happyplayer



7. USB devices

* Searching information: Does eComStation supports USB Touch screens?
* USB FAQs are updated. Read advices from Robert Lalla, how to increase
the performance of reading from USB 2.0 flash disks.
http://ecomstation.ru/projects/usbtools/?action=faq



8. Bootable JFS

Updated JFS drivers (20070612), available from BETAZONE, whatsnew:
* Several threads are creating files with equal names
* Fixed 4os2 problem
* enabled symbol "+" in EA
* added /G:gid /U:uid for compatibility with Linux

Support our efforts purchasing JRescuer recovery tool --
http://ecomstation.ru/jrescuer



9. eCo Software support service

The hardware database contains more than 1190 reports of supported
hardware -- http://ecomstation.ru/hardware.php
You can post new reports or add notes to published.
Now gathering reports about supported Color Laser Printers --
http://ecomstation.ru/hardware.php?action=category&section=print



10. Collaboration with other developers

* Doodle released SDL/2 compatible with Panorama VESA --
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/sdl
* If you are using Widescreen activators created by Robert Lalla then
please notify him.



11. Additional information:

* Welcome to eCo Software homepage --
http://ecomstation.ru/ecosoft/?action=orders
* eCo Software runtimes -- http://ecomstation.ru/ecosoft/runtime.php
* Full pricelist of eCo Software products --
http://ecomstation.ru/ecosoft/?action=pricelist
* BETAZONE -- How to download ACPI, Panorama, eSchemes? --
http://ecomstation.ru/mensys.html
* Previous eCo Software newsletter --
http://ecomstation.ru/commentnews.php?id=1382

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