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OS/2 - eComStation News - October, 2007

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Net: Two New Bounties Suggestions - VirtualBox and GTK+ 2.X
SW: eschemes 1.40 on eCS Betazone
SW: ACPI 3.3 on eCS BetaZone
Event: Warpstock Europe one month away!
SW: Testers wanted for updated Postgresql/2
SW: KompoZer 0.7.10 for OS/2 (standalone WYSIWYG HTML editor)
SW: Tesseract V2.01 OCR Engine now WPI package
SW: Updated ports [Squid, CUPS, Samba]
SW: Open Watcom v1.7a release candidate ready



Net: Two New Bounties Suggestions - VirtualBox and GTK+ 2.X

2007-10-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Martín Itúrbide

There are two new Bounty Suggestions at OS2World.com that need sponsors.
*
VirtualBox*
Virtual Box is an open source is a x86 virtualization product released
under the GNU General Public License (GPL). The port must have the GUI also
ported to OS/2-eCS.
http://www.os2world.com/content/view/14951/71/
*
The GTK+ 2.x (The Gimp Toolkit)*
GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces.
Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging
from small one-off projects to complete application suites. It is under the
LGPL license.

An OS/2-eCS port of GTK+ will open the doors to run several Linux
applications under this platform. Some applications that runs with GTK are
GIMP, Abiword, Dia, Glade, GnuCash, Gnumeric.
http://www.os2world.com/content/view/14952/71/

You can sponsor other bounties at:
http://www.os2world.com/bounties

The open bounties are:

* Eclipse.org Standard Windowing Toolkit (SWT) OS/2 Port ($125)
* libMTP Port and Implementation ($25)
* Extend multimedia support for OS2 & eCS ($210)
* SWTSwing ($70)
* Driver for Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet NICs ($100)
* Porting free gnat ADA 2005 compiler on OS/2 ($50)
* Native OS/2 Port of Lotus Notes (Hannover) ($50)
* OS2 & eCS kernel ($50)
* Port of FreeMat ($100)
* General Win32 Plugin for Mozilla/Firefox ($50)
* Skype for OS/2 ($110)
* OS/2 device drivers for Minolta filmscanners ($50)
* Porting AbiWord ($25)
* OpenWengo port ($185)
* OS/2 native port of Java 6 ($320)
* Common File Open/Save Dialog ($180)
* Universal Webcam drivers ($110)
* Interface InnoTek's font-engine ($100)
* Mpeg2Schnitt port ($84)
* USB extended keyboard driver ($85)
* Icon routines in OS/2 ($60)
* TrueCrypt port ($200)
* PCMCIA USB 2.0 cards drivers ($100)
* Maul XHTML import handler ($100)
* GemPlus PC400 driver support ($215)

Thanks to all the Bounty Sponsors and Developers that are participating.
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SW: eschemes 1.40 on eCS Betazone

2007-10-02
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

Yuri Prokushev has released an update to eschemes on the eCS Betazone:

"eSchemes is developed with Mensys BV technical and financial assistance.
eSchemes is part of the ongoing effort of eCo Software to develop
applications by using an object-oriented approach in software development
for the eComStation operating system. eSchemes was created using SOM
technology and is fully integreated into the system desktop."

Note: * eSchemes is a component of eComStation 2.0, eSchemes Deluxe is a
standalone product. eSchemes homepage --
http://ecomstation.ru/projects/eschemes

eschemes-1_40-20071001.wpi 3218 kb 02/10/2007 04:18 pm
Minor frame control and scheme class fixes. (reuploaded file)

Post bug-reports and suggestions to this forum:
http://forum.ecomstation.ru/viewforum.php?f=22

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SW: ACPI 3.3 on eCS BetaZone

2007-10-02
++ 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."

ACPI Tools homepage -- http://ecomstation.ru/acpitools

Available to those with access (via Software Subscription Services) to the
eComStation BetaZone: ( via logging in at http://www.mensys.nl )

Post bug-reports and suggestions to this forum:
http://forum.ecomstation.ru/viewforum.php?f=19

acpi-20071002.zip 571 kb 02/10/2007 11:07 am
ACPI for eComStation. Includes many fixes for users which were posting
bug-reports to http://svn.netlabs.org/acpi/report/1

acpifu-20071002.wpi 214 kb 02/10/2007 11:16 am
ACPI Fast Upgrade. If you have working and configured ACPI subsystem and
want upgrade drivers then apply this package.

acpi-apm-20071002.zip 66 kb 02/10/2007 11:09 am
APM.ADD (Power management for eComStation; Requries ACPI.PSD 3.3)

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Event: Warpstock Europe one month away!

2007-10-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Roderick Klein

Today is the third of October. In one month Warpstock Europe will happening
from the 2 to the 4 of November in Valkenswaard in the Netherlands (near
Eindhoven). The schedule has been updated with new presentations!

For location information, how to get there visit www.warpstock.eu.

Warpstock Europe is organized in a youth hostel. The bar is open until 0:00
each day and you can reserve a bed. So its 3 days of OS/2/eCS and lots of fun.

The event team would be very grateful if you could book your ticket in
advanced! This makes the work at the registration desk easier for everybody!

Hope to see you in Valkenswaard this year!

Warpstock Europe team.

Roderick Klein

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SW: Testers wanted for updated Postgresql/2

2007-10-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Paul Smedley

Hi All,

Could anyone that's interested in testing a build of Postgresql v8.2.5
please contact me off list? [Please contact Paul via email at
paulDESPAM@DESPAMsmedley.id.au Remove the DESPAM from the address before
sending.]

I don't use this extensively - so I'd like a small group of testers who are
more knowledgeable to test the binaries before I do a public release.

Cheers,

Paul.


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SW: KompoZer 0.7.10 for OS/2 (standalone WYSIWYG HTML editor)

2007-10-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Peter Weilbacher

I have created an OS/2 package of KompoZer 0.7.10 for OS/2. This is the
current standalone WYSIWYG HTML editor based on Mozilla code. Please
download it from http://weilbacher.org/Mozilla/builds.html

It needs the old libc 0.5.1 from
http://download.innotek.de/gccos2/runtime/libc-0.5.1.exe
to run.

There are no OS/2 specific changes from the last release (which was 0.7.7)
but it should have taken up all the cross-platform work done over the last
year. See
http://kompozer.net/about

http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=170132&release_id=530986
for listings of the changes.

Peter Weilbacher.

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SW: Tesseract V2.01 OCR Engine now WPI package

2007-10-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

Franz Bakan has released a WPI package of Tesseract-2.01 (Tool for Optical
Character Recognition). "Thanks to Oliver Cremer for creating this WarpIN
packet wich already includes the Language data files needed for OCR of
German, Old German (Fraktur), French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and
Portuguese (Brazilian) text."

Requires: WarpIn; gcc-3.3.5-csd3-runtime (libc063.dll):
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.3-csd3.zip

Available from Franz's web site http://www.fbakan.de
or Hobbes http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=tesseract201


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SW: Updated ports [Squid, CUPS, Samba]

2007-10-07
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Paul Smedley

Hi All,

I've been a bit busy/slack at sending out updates to the News sites - some
of these have been reported but others haven't.....

Updated at http://os2ports.smedley.info:
* 2007-10-07 Squid updated to 3.0rc1
* 2007-09-25 - CUPS updated to v1.3.2 and some major bugs fixed!!
* 2007-09-21 - Samba Server port updated to v3.0.26a

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

Cheers,

Paul.

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SW: Open Watcom v1.7a release candidate ready

2007-10-07
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: "Peter C. Chapin"


I've put together a release candidate for version 1.7a. It can be
downloaded from the usual places (there is a link on the Wiki's main page).
This is a full download and not just a patch. I may experiment with
creating a patch later. However, I wanted to get this update posted now.

I'd be particularly interested to hear if this new version works for those
who had trouble with the 1.7 regression.

Peter

OpenWatcom web site: http://openwatcom.org

"2007-10-06: Open Watcom version 1.7a, release candidate 1 is now available
for download. This version fixes an obscure but significant regression in
1.7 relative to 1.6. It contains no new features or bug fixes compared to
1.7.h"

Dpwnload: http://ftp.openwatcom.org/ftp/devel/

Openwatcom Users News group:
news://number1.nntp.dca.giganews.com/openwatcom.users.c_cpp

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