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OS/2 - eComStation News - May, 2008

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SW: Tame/2, Squid, PHP5, ffmpeg updated on Unix Ports to OS/2 web
Event: Wellington OS/2 User Group Meeting
SW: 2.4.0 beta 2 available
Net: newsletter #60 [ACPI, GenMac, kBuild, NewView,
SW: FAT32 0.9.12 fix1
SW: Subversion 1.5.0 Release Candidate 5 Released for OS/2

SW: Tame/2, Squid, PHP5, ffmpeg updated on Unix Ports to OS/2 web

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Mark Dodel

Paul Smedley has updated several packages on his Unix ports page -

# 2008-05-04 - Updated Tame package available with updated SANE build

# 2008-05-04 - Squid updated to 3.0.stable5
"Squid is a full-featured Web proxy cache"

# 2008-05-04 - PHP5 updated to v5.2.6
"PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is
especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML."
New in this build is:
* Updated to 5.2.6 source

# 2008-04-27 - ffmpeg updated using lastest SVN code
"FFmpeg is a complete solution to record, convert and stream audio and
video. It includes libavcodec, the leading audio/video codec library.
FFmpeg is developed under Linux, but it can compiled under most operating
systems, including Windows."


Event: Wellington OS/2 User Group Meeting

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Andrew Elzenaar

The next meeting of the Wellington (New Zealand) OS/2 User Group will be
held on:

Date: 7th May 2008
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: NEC House, 40 Taranaki St, Wellington


SW: 2.4.0 beta 2 available

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Joachim Benjamins

Serenity Systems International and Mensys BV are pleased to announce the
second public beta of 2.4 for eComStation and OS/2.

It is available to anyone with a current Support Agreement
for eComStation and OS/2, via their download-area at the Mensys Online

This release is the sixth publicly available version of this office suite.

** Features **

Support for XWP/eWPS sliding menu hilite (requires XWorkPlace 1.0.8 or eCS
2.0 RC4)
Support for clipboard bitmap formats and unicode text.
Support for mouse wheel.
Support for WPS integration via seperate package (OOoWPS101.WPI)
FT2: this release supports the FreeType2 font engine for better text rendering.
NLS: this beta release only contains english currently

A more complete list of changes in this version of 2.4.0 can
be found at:

** Requirements **

- UniClip is required to complete installation.
- LibC 0.6.3 is required to complete installation.
- Innotek Font Engine is required to run 2.4 for
eComStation and OS/2.
- this installation will not overwrite existing installations, you can
use it alongside 1.1.5 and 2.0.4
- installation should preferably be done on a JFS volume, as it may
run slow otherwise. The installation target volume must support long
- installation takes around 400 MB of drivespace.
- this build is based on the 2.4.0 m12 sourcecode of
- For better rendering of the GUI font, it is suggested to install
Workplace Sans TrueType font. This will also visualize the numbering for
the vertical ruler, since the default font, WarpSans, cannot be rotated.
You can download the Workplace Sans font from the following website:

WPS integration package for 2.0 for eComStation and OS/2:
- Extends the WPS data file class to recognize document files
- Integrated support for WPS-Wizard hint and folder info area
- Rexx hooks for reading document properties

[To enable this package for 2.4b2, you need to install
the OOoWPS101.WPI package (if not already installed) and run
This script will activate the WPS integration for this release of 2.4b2 and remove it from 2.0.4.]

** Support **

Support specific to the eComStation and OS/2 version can be obtained
through the ticketing system at:

A newsgroup is available for community support at:


** Enjoy! **

Best regards,

Serenity Systems International


Net: newsletter #60 [ACPI, GenMac, kBuild, NewView,

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Netlabs News

This is the latest edition of the bi-weekly newsletter. The
newsletter can be read on the web at the following URL:

News from

netlabs IRC
Where did it go? What happened?
Well, as most of the regular visitors have experienced there were quite a
lot of problems lately within the network we used up until now (netsplits,
no operators and such). Therefor we moved to another network, being So if you want to stay in touch and connected then you can
find us on port 8001.
CU there!

And just in case you haven't seen the announcement yet and still have the
weekend of 17 and 18 May vacant, then you might want to come to Dusseldorf
(Germany) and pay a visit at another great Developers Workshop :-)
Here are all the dirty details:

28. April - 4. May

o Good progress again
o See:
* GenMac
o New ticket raised about Trap 0003
o See:
* kBuild
o Various updates
o See:
o Many updates in relation to LDAP and password stuff
o See:
* NewView
o Little update
o See:
* UniAud
o A little rollback done.
o See:
* Voyager NOM
o Some updates
o See:

21. April - 27. April

o Quite a lot of updates
o See:
* GenMac
o New incident opened
o See:
* kBuild
o Loads of updates, resulting in version 0.1.3 RC1
o See:
* kLibC
o Various things done, including template work
o See:
o Admin interface implemented
o See:
* NewView
o Various updates and a new bug fix release
o See:
* QT/3
o Include designer into the build.
o See:
* Samba
o Some changes and a few bugs fixed
o See:
* UniAud
o Some fixes and updates again
o See:
* Voyager NOM
o Number of updates
o See:
* WPS-Wizard
o Desktop lockup incident raised
o See:
* xATA
o Inn state rework done for removable disks
o See: 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 via sponsoring units:

Thanks for your support!

We can be reached at:

Greetings, team


SW: FAT32 0.9.12 fix1

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: David Graser

The FAT32 driver has been updated to 0.9.12 fix 1 and can be downloaded
from Netlabs.

This version fixes the problem that a program trying to READ/WRITE from/to
memory object with OBJ_ANY attribute crashes.

The WPI version does install Lazywrite. If writing to removable drives is
slow, either rem the CACHEF32 statement in the config.sys or add the
following option to the CACHEF32 statement:


Set lazy writing OFF


SW: Subversion 1.5.0 Release Candidate 5 Released for OS/2

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Paul Smedley

"The goal of the Subversion project is to build a version control system
that is a compelling replacement for CVS in the open source community. The
software is released under an Apache/BSD-style open source license."

Hi All,

Per the below, an OS/2 binary is available now from



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Subversion 1.5.0 Release Candidate 5 Released
Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 12:10:31 -0500
From: Hyrum K. Wright

I'm happy to announce Subversion 1.5.0-rc5, available from:

The MD5 checksums are:

0e87b4f9fa8551a2a71b539564c3bf8f subversion-1.5.0-rc5.tar.bz2
0137bd860b593bff3614bc9b80e62f4f subversion-1.5.0-rc5.tar.gz
383025c2544c6744b137f2555545da73 subversion-deps-1.5.0-rc5.tar.bz2
405a6e3089f728bc648fc47d361cae59 subversion-deps-1.5.0-rc5.tar.gz

The SHA1 checksums are:

f1f52ef0c8b6801216a6093934ca982b5469c6af subversion-1.5.0-rc5.tar.bz2
62ccc4477184fcabf8d7efcd1fa3cff8da59d16c subversion-1.5.0-rc5.tar.gz
a8ce9e668ec3bef6d1e50292ab0e33c467e26fb4 subversion-deps-1.5.0-rc5.tar.gz

PGP Signatures are available at:

For this release, the following people have provided PGP signatures:

Blair Zajac [1024D/DA561D91] with fingerprint:
3FAE C7E1 ADE8 572F 613C F086 C572 2326 DA56 1D91
Karl Fogel [1024D/DB00A248] with fingerprint:
B77E 8FB2 112F 9637 2E3E 3F08 BC9D BB13 DB00 A248
Ivan Zhakov [1024D/C4F3A281] with fingerprint:
9D3C 5860 6A64 74BF 591D F3A1 F60D 1980 C4F3 A281
Branko ─îibej [2048R/C8628501] with fingerprint:
8769 28CD 4954 EA74 87B6 B96C 29B8 92D0 C862 8501
Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis [1024D/3EBC9C03] with fingerprint:
B17B 0508 3D02 62DD B38C 7F2E F998 9E71 3EBC 9C03
Hyrum K. Wright [1024D/4E24517C] with fingerprint:
3324 80DA 0F8C A37D AEE6 D084 0B03 AE6E 4E24 517C
Kamesh Jayachandran [1024D/ED184C2C] with fingerprint:
3E5B 5C1D 1CA6 A611 2787 9B4B DD61 EFC8 ED18 4C2C
Paul T. Burba [1024D/53FCDC55] with fingerprint:
E630 CF54 792C F913 B13C 32C5 D916 8930 53FC DC55
Mark Phippard [1024D/035A96A9] with fingerprint:
D315 89DB E1C1 E9BA D218 39FD 265D F8A0 035A 96A9

This is a public Release Candidate for Subversion 1.5.0. Due to
changes made since the previous release candidate (rc4), this release
restarts the soak period for 1.5.0-final. (See for
details about soak periods and the release process.)

The term 'release candidate' means the Subversion developers feel that
this release is stable and ready for production use, so we encourage
people to test this release thoroughly.

As a note to operating system distro packagers: while we wish to have
this release candidate widely tested, we do not feel that it is ready
for packaging and providing to end-users through a distro package
system. Packaging a release candidate poses many problems, the
biggest being that our policy lets us break compatibility between the
release candidate and the final release, if we find something serious
enough. Having many users depending on a release candidate through
their distro would cause no end of pain and frustration that we do not
want to have to deal with. However, if your distro has a branch that
is clearly labeled as containing experimental and often broken
software, and explicitly destined to consenting developers and
integrators only, then we're okay with packaging the release candidate
there. Just don't let it near the end users please.

Please note that due to various improvements made to the working copy
library, the working copy format has changed. Using Subversion 1.5.0-alpha2
on any working copy created by previous versions of Subversion will
TRANSPARENTLY upgrade your working copy, which means that production-ready
versions of Subversion will no longer be able to read it! Please be careful,
if you have two versions of Subversion running on your machine, to not use
the wrong version on a production working copy. If you inadvertently do
upgrade your working copy, you can use the new
tools/client-side/ script to restore working copy
compatibility with previous versions of Subversion.

Release notes for the 1.5.x release series may be found at:

You can find list of changes between 1.5.0-rc5 and earlier versions at:

Questions, comments, and bug reports to

- The Subversion Team


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