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OS/2 - eComStation News - December, 2007

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SW: eComStation and OS/2 WPS integration package for OpenOffice.org
Net: OS2 World: The birth of OS2 World Foundation
SW: WGet/2 port updated
Event: Date change for netlabs.org Developers Workshop 2008 to May
SW: Samba 3.0.27a Available for Download for OS/2 & eComStation
Event: Wellington OS/2 User Group Meeting
Net: OS/2 World: OS/2 Open Source - 2nd Round
Net: netlabs.org newsletter #49 [Developers workshop 2008, ACPI,
SW: ACPI v3.05 on eCS BetaZone
SW: Recoll, a desktop search engine for OS/2
Net: eComStation in sci-tech labs
SW: Firefox 2.0.0.11 (Official) Has Been Released
SW: Neo WPS, upgrade eComStation 2.0 desktop to NeoWPS
SW: FileStar/2 v3.00.01
Net: Article About OS/2 Open Source Request



SW: eComStation and OS/2 WPS integration package for OpenOffice.org

2007-12-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Joachims Benjamins

Serenity Systems International and Mensys BV are pleased to announce the
availability of the WPS integration package for OpenOffice.org 2.0 for
eComStation and OS/2, version 1.0.1.

This package is available to all subcribers of the OpenOffice.org for
eComStation and OS/2 Support Agreement, via their login at the Mensys
online shop (under Your Downloads -> Support Agreement for OpenOffice.org)

** Features **

- Extends the WPS data file class to recognize OpenOffice.org document files
- Integrated support for WPS-Wizard hint and folder info area
- Rexx hooks for reading document properties

** Installation **

The package is provided as a WarpIn package. Installation is performed by a
double click on the base WPI file (OOoWPS101.wpi).

Please note that WarpIn 1.0.15 or higher is required.
You can download the latest WarpIn package from the download directory
under your Mensys account.

[ WPS data file class ]

The WPS classes do not require OpenOffice.org to be installed to allow
displaying of properties and preview thumbnail.

OpenOffice.org for eComstation and OS/2 must be installed to allow
drag'n'drop printing and opening of files. Use of the OpenOffice.org
quickstart feature allows faster printing and opening, otherwise a new
instance of the OpenOffice.org binaries will be invoked.

[ WPS-Wizard support ]

If you have installed WPS-Wizard (see below) please select the main
WPS-Wizard installation directory, otherwise scripts cannot be placed in
the proper place.

WPS-Wizard official homepage: http://www.os2world.com/cdwriting/
WPS-Wizard latest info: http://svn.netlabs.org/wps-wizard/

[ REXX hooks ]

See the WPS-Wizard scripts for a sample use of rexx hooks.

[ Whats new in version 1.0.1 ]

- Installation now properly detects and installs regardless of
when OpenOffice.org is or is not available on the system.
- This enables proper Drag and Drop printing and opening of documents
(when a valid installation is found)
- REXX scripts require full path to ooodoc.dll, fixed

** Known issues **

- Objects do not show 'in use' status when opened.

** Support **

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

If you find any bugs, issues, or have other remarks, please provide as many
details as possible and attach the soffice.log file created at every OOo2
crash: this file is located into your OpenOffice.org.2.0\program\ directory.

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

** More information **

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

Information on the eComStation and OS/2 version can be found at:
http://www.ecomstation.com/openoffice/

** Enjoy! **

Best regards,

Serenity Systems International & Mensys BV

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Net: OS2 World: The birth of OS2 World Foundation

2007-12-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: OS/2 World.com

Malmö, 1 December 2007: The board of the Swedish OS2 User Group
http://www.os2ug.se/ has decided to change its name to OS2 World Foundation
in order to formalise the organisation’s scope as well as become better
positioned to support the international community, according to an
announcement from Kim Haverblad, founder and webmaster of the Internet
site, OS2 World.Com. http://www.os2world.com/

The Swedish OS2 User Group was registered as a society in November 1991.
During the last 5 years, it has been active and financially supported the
Internet site, OS2 World.Com. Therefore, its founders are convinced that it
is most natural that these two communities should join and, furthermore, be
able to better support the OS2 community by forming the new OS2 World
Foundation.

The board said that it believes that national boundaries are obsolete due
to the internationalization that has resulted from utilisation of the
Internet. It has therefore chosen to place its entire efforts into online
activities of OS2 World.Com, such such features as:

* OS2 World.Com Award
* OS2 World.Com Bounty System
* OS2 World.Com Site Hosting

The statement from the board also emphasised that OS2 World Foundation will
be an international community that openly welcomes members from all
nationalities and languages.

For further information or questions, please contact:
Lennart Gahm, (lgahm at os2ug dot se / +46 (0)70-738 74 24)
or
Kim Haverblad (kimh at os2world dot com / +46 (0)70-728 37 86).

This news posting can also be found at OS2 World.Com.

OS2 World.Com: Launched in May 2000 by Kim Haverblad, the site is now the
best source for news about OS/2 & eCS. As an international collaborative
community, the Internet site also gives the OS/2 & eCS community a common
platform upon which they can interact with each other. OS2 World attracts
an audience of more than 35,000 unique visitors per month. Having grown
from modest origins into a powerful resource for OS/2 & eCS, it is now one
of the major OS/2 & eCS sites available.

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SW: WGet/2 port updated

2007-12-02
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Andreas Ludwig

New build of my GNU WGet port based on older code revision 2328
(subversion). It observes HTTP content-disposition information by default
(so you can simply use it as drop in replacement for AWGet).

URL: http://andreas-ludwig.info/index.php?page=wget-2

Have fun
Andreas

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Event: Date change for netlabs.org Developers Workshop 2008 to May

2007-12-02
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Adrian Gschwend

The date of netlabs.org Developers Workshop has changed from May, 3-4th 2008 to

May 17-18th, 2008.

The netlabs.org Developers Workshop one again is the hotspot and place to
be to get all the latest news and insights into the development community
for the OS/2 and eComStation platform as well as for the Voyager Project.
The latter intends to build a successor to the current eComStation product.

This years workshop will be held in the brand new City Youth Hostel of the
city of Düsseldorf, Germany.

To make sure you get a room in the hostel we recommend you to register *as
soon as possible*!

Please see http://wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/Developers_Workshop_2008 for
more details!


- --
Adrian Gschwend
@ netlabs.org

ktk [a t] netlabs.org
- -------
Free Software for OS/2 and eCS
http://www.netlabs.org

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SW: Samba 3.0.27a Available for Download for OS/2 & eComStation

2007-12-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Herwig Bauernfeind

Hi All,

Samba 3.0.27a is now available for OS/2 & eComStation.

Binaries for both the server, and also the NetDrive plugin are available
from http://svn.netlabs.org/samba

Packages of the server are available both as zip file and as WarpIN
installer package, which also comes with the latest set of scripts and
utilities.

Changelog for the server is:
- Updated from 3.0.26a to 3.0.27a source
- Fixed an EA writing problem
- Enabled Kerberos/LDAP support

Many thanks go to Paul Smedley, who provided this build and all the others
who contributed whatever was useful!

Kind regards,
Herwig Bauernfeind

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Event: Wellington OS/2 User Group Meeting

2007-12-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Andrew Elzenaar

The Wellington (New Zealand) OS/2 User Group meeting will be held on the
5th of December.

As this is the December meeting, this meeting will be a dinner, this year
to be held at:

The Backbencher, 34 Molesworth St Wellington.

--- All welcome ---

Starting around 7:30. If you're first there the reservation is under "Andrew"

Please note there will be, as always, no January meeting. Next "proper"
meeting will be on the first Wednesday of February.

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Net: OS/2 World: OS/2 Open Source - 2nd Round

2007-12-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Kim Haverblad

We have now opened up a 2nd petition round to get IBM to open source OS/2.
So for those of you who believe this should be in the best interest for all
involved parties; please then sign the new petition that has been set up at
following link:

http://www.os2world.com/petition

The petition letters can be found at following link:

http://www.os2world.com/component/option,com_docman/Itemid,87/task,cat_view/gid,59/

Also, as always we really need the entire community to spread and post
information to local, regional and national news sites all over; so we
really would like to ask all of you to pass on this information and
comments old and new stories where OS/2 is mentioned. We did great last
time; let's make it even better this time!

With Kindest Regards,

Kim Haverblad
Webmaster & Founder
OS2 World Foundation
Sweden
http://www.os2world.com

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Net: netlabs.org newsletter #49 [Developers workshop 2008, ACPI,

2007-12-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Netlabs

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:

26. November - 2. December

* Developers Workshop 2008
o Date changed to May, 17-18th 2008
o See: http://wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/Developers_Workshop_2008
* ACPI
o Toolkit update and various tickets closed
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/acpi/timeline
* FM/2
o Various updates and fixes
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline
* kBuild
o A lot of fixes
o Updated to version 0.1.2
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline
* Samba
o Update source to 3.0.27a
o Added page with tested clients to the wiki
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/samba/timeline
* SWT
o Some fixes and new classes
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/swt/timeline
* UNIAUD
o New info about UniInfo package
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/uniaud/timeline
* WPS-Wizard
o Quite some wiki updates with screenshots
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/wps-wizard/timeline
* WSE Events
o Download links for presentations added
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/wse_events/timeline

19. November - 25. November

* ACPI
o Various tickets closed and some new ones raised
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/acpi/timeline
* FAT32
o Suggestion giving to make /F default
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/fat32/timeline
* FM/2
o Various updates and fixes
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline
* netlabs.org
o FTP problems are resolved
* SWT
o Some fixes and preparations for OpenWatcom
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/swt/timeline
* UNIAUD
o HDA support added. Some problems with rc4
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/uniaud/timeline
* WPS-Wizard
o Quite some updates
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/wps-wizard/timeline
* WSE Events
o Minor updates and uploaded to warpstock.eu
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/wse_events/timeline

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: ACPI v3.05 on eCS BetaZone

2007-12-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mike Forester

"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 )

Files:

acpi-20071125b.zip
http://betazone.ecomstation.com/fileviewer.php?file_id=354 592 kb
26/11/2007 09:14 pm ACPI for eComStation. Includes many fixes for
users which were posting bug-reports to http://svn.netlabs.org/acpi/report/1

acpi-apm-20071125b.zip
http://betazone.ecomstation.com/fileviewer.php?file_id=353 67 kb
26/11/2007 09:12 pm APM.ADD (Power management for eComStation;
Requries ACPI.PSD 3.5)

acpifu-20071125.wpi
http://betazone.ecomstation.com/fileviewer.php?file_id=352 215 kb
26/11/2007 08:26 pm ACPI Fast Upgrade. If you have working and
configured ACPI subsystem and want upgrade drivers then apply this package.

Recent changes:

20071125 (3.05)
* Expand and optimize DrvLib
* Add execute registered function in each CPU at busy/idle
* Add support APIC for uniprocessor system
* Add GPEDisable to acpi.cfg
* Fix PCI scan
* Add GPEDevice to acpi utilites


200711xx (3.04)
* Fix Os2Ut_vprintf
* Repair /!NOD option
* Fix time "enable use AcpiExecSMPFunction"
* Rebuld setup GPE event
* Fix PCI scan
* rebuild ACPI utilites

Also, I'd like to thank Pasha for enabling VDMs to work again in SMP APIC
mode with an nVidia chipset.







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SW: Recoll, a desktop search engine for OS/2

2007-12-04
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Yuri Dario

Recoll is a personal full text search tool. It is based on the very strong
Xapian back-end, for which it provides a feature-rich yet easy to use
front-end with a WPS graphical interface. Recoll is free, open source, and
licensed under the GPL.

OS/2 specific features:
- WPS interface.
- Standard EA indexing.
- Real time document indexing (requires XWP hack).

To download the latest release, please visit:

http://web.os2power.com/yuri/Recoll

Since this software is ported for free, donations are welcome! you can use
PayPal to donate me and support OS/2 developement. If you like to sponsor
current OS/2 software developement, read here: http://web.os2power.com/yuri/

Yuri Dario

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Net: eComStation in sci-tech labs

2007-12-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Eugene Gorbunoff


Usage of eComStation in business and industry --
http://ecomstation.ru/solutions

Dozens of scientists and engineers are using eComStation in sci-tech labs.
Don't be lazy, tell us about your university, what do you research? Which
tools do you use? What do you need in eComStation for your research work?

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SW: Firefox 2.0.0.11 (Official) Has Been Released

2007-12-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

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

Michael Kaply has released Mozilla's Firefox 2.0.0.11 (Official) for OS/2.
This is a stability and security release. It contains the security
updates and fixes from version 2.0.0.10, as well as fixing compatibility
issues introduced in 2.0.0.10.

You can download it here:

http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/2.0.0.11/contrib/firefox-2.0.0.11.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 HIGHLY 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/2.0.0.11/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: Neo WPS, upgrade eComStation 2.0 desktop to NeoWPS

2007-12-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Eugene Gorbunoff

Visit the homepage of NeoWPS -- http://ecomstation.ru/neowps
You can use our icons only in conjuction with our WPS extenders.

This site contains links to
* Piano Launchpad
* Large transparent icons for Desktop
* Imagination preview window
* Personal Cards Manager (address book)
* My Safe (PCM-like, to keep passwords)
* Central Remote Control (router of events)
* (wait for 1-2 additional components/utilities)

Read the reviews, upgrade an application to NeoWPS or buy standard NeoWPS
license.

How to install the components?
* upgrade eCo Software runtimes -- http://ecomstation.ru/ecosoft/runtime.php
* then install needed components

Seven developers are working on NeoWPS components. Please flood us with
bug-reports and suggestions, we are going process the requests during the
coming holidays (December-January)




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SW: FileStar/2 v3.00.01

2007-12-07
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Jim Read

The initial release of FileStar/2, v3.00.00, had an anomaly in that if the
program was installed in the month of December, it caused an immediate
disablement of drag-n-drop and directory operations when run without a key.
The error that caused it was found and fixed in pre-release final tests but
the corrected file was not included in the final FS/2 build. FlexEdit is
not affected since the it was built with the correct file.

This has been fixed in FS/2 v3.00.01 which is now available for download.
For those that have experienced this problem in a FS/2 trial evaluation,
please re-download and give it another trial. Users with keys are not affected.

The FTP file name has changed:
http://ftp.filestar.com/public/filestar/fsv30001.zip

The file is also in the download section at:
http://www.filestar.com

Sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to those affected.

Jim Read
Sierra HyperStar Sofyware

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Net: Article About OS/2 Open Source Request

2007-12-07
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Bob St.John

http://advice.cio.com/esther_schindler/should_ibms_os_2_be_open_sourced

"Fri, Dec 7, 2007 14:57 EST

Should IBM's OS/2 Be Open-Sourced?

Posted by: Esther Schindler in News

A group of die-hard OS/2 users are petitioning IBM—again—to release the
operating system's source code as open-source. The question may not be
whether IBM wants to do so... but if it can. Not, I expect, that IBM will
actually say this out loud.

...."


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