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OS/2 - eComStation News - August, 2008

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SW: Shiretoko 3.1 alpha 1 (the first alpha towards Firefox 3.1)
Event: Registration for Warpstock Europe 2008 available
SW: GPL Ghostcript 8.63 and GhostPDL 1.53 released
SW: ISC BIND 9.5.0-P2 is now available
Event: Wellington OS/2 User Group Meeting
SW: Ghostscript updated to v8.63
SW: GSview 4.9
SW: EmperoarTV 2.01b released
Net: eComStation Myths
SW: VICE/2: Request for development help



SW: Shiretoko 3.1 alpha 1 (the first alpha towards Firefox 3.1)

2008-08-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

Peter Weilbacher has built the first alpha of Firefox 3.1 -- code-named
Shiretoko -- for OS/2 and eComStation. It was mentioned by Peter that in
this release is that Java plugins won't work.

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

July 30, 2008 Shiretoko 3.1 alpha 1 (the first alpha towards Firefox 3.1)
has been released.

Zip File:
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/shiretoko/alpha1/contrib/firefox-3.1a1.en-US.os2.zip
Release Notes: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/3.1a1/releasenotes/
Changes in this Development Milestone

Shiretoko / Gecko 1.9.1 Alpha 1 introduces several new features:

* Web standards improvements in the Gecko layout engine
* Text API for the element
* Support for using border images
* Support for JavaScript query selectors
* Several improvements to the Smart Location Bar
* A new tab switching behavior

README:
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/shiretoko/alpha1/contrib/firefox-3.1a1.en-US.os2.ReadMe
MD5SUM:
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/shiretoko/alpha1/contrib/firefox-3.1a1.en-US.os2.MD5SUM

Requires a libc0.6.3 based version of the GCC runtime library.
http://www.mozilla.org/ports/os2/#gccrtl

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.

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Event: Registration for Warpstock Europe 2008 available

2008-08-02
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Christian Hennecke

Registration for the Warpstock Europe 2008 event is now available.
Registration comprises entry to the event itself and, optionally,
pre-ordering of meals.

WARNING: Availability of meals can only be guaranteed if pre-ordered via
the online registration!

For prices and more information, see the Registration page at:

http://www.warpstock.eu/en/registration.html

The Warpstock Europe Event Team wishes to express their thanks to Mensys
B.V. for handling the online registration via their online shop.

The ninth Warpstock Europe conference will be held at the City Hostel in
Düsseldorf, Germany, from November 14 to 16. Warpstock is an annual
conference for the OS/2 and eComStation operating systems and related
technology. It is dedicated to information, education, support, and
exchange and addresses users, developers, and software vendors. To achieve
these goals, the event offers seminars and workshops, exhibition areas, and
room for personal exchange.

More information is available at:

http://www.warpstock.eu

Warpstock Europe is powered by warpevents.eu
Warpstock is a trademark of Warpstock, Inc.



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SW: GPL Ghostcript 8.63 and GhostPDL 1.53 released

2008-08-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Paul Smedley

Hi All,

I've built an OS/2 binary of Ghosctscript 8.63 and it's available from my
site at http://os2ports.smedley.info

This has been tested both with CUPS and with GSView.

Cheers,

Paul.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [gs-devel] GPL Ghostcript 8.63 and GhostPDL 1.53 released
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 13:45:13 -0700
From: Ralph Giles

Artifex Software, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of GPL
Ghostscript 8.63.

This is the fourth scheduled release in the stable Ghostscipt 8.6x
series. It corresponds to the 1.53 release of GhostPDL.



Approximately 238 bugs have been fixed since version 8.62. Of
particular note are robustness and performance improvements with large
files, invalid PDF, and font handling. The ghostpdl release features
improved XPS to PDF conversion as well as a number of other bug fixes.

The major new feature of this release is multithreaded rendering. This
can be requested by passing -dNumRenderingThreads=n on the command
line. The input document is first parsed, and then each page is split
into n bands which are rendered concurrently. This can provide a
significant reduction in processing time on multi-core systems.

Images are now always interpolated in their source colorspace. This
improves correctness for XPS documents and avoids bypassing the custom
color management callbacks for interpolated images. Interpolation and
color management are both expensive operations, so this affects
performance with large images. The effect can be positive or negative
depending on the file and the target resolution. If performance is a
problem, we suggest running with -dNOINTERPOLATION.

Support for OpenPrinting Vector devices has been upgraded to version 1.0.

There are two new devices in this release, both experimental. Behdad
Esfahbod has contributed a cairo output device which uses the cairo
graphics library to generate PDF, SVG, EPS, or PNG files, based on the
requested filename extension. The svgwrite device directly outputs
Scalable Vector Graphics, the W3C XML vector graphics format. Both
support only vector art at this point; text and images will not be
represented efficiently.

Incompatible changes in this release:

The maximum number of color components has been reduced to 8 (from
252) as a performance improvement. Eight is the largest number
commonly used and the largest number for which we support continuous
tone images. Users with special needs can restore the previous
behavior by setting the GS_CLIENT_COLOR_MAX_COMPONENTS preprocessor
symbol to the required number of components at compile time.

The -Z: debugging option now uses 'realtime' instead of 'usertime'
when reporting timing information on unix-like systems. This has
always been the case on windows-like systems.

Obsolete makefiles for the DesqView environment have been removed.


Thanks to everyone whose hard work made this release possible!

-r

Ralph Giles
Ghostscript.com
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gs-devel mailing list
gs-develDESPAM@DESPAMghostscript.com
http://www.ghostscript.com/mailman/listinfo/gs-devel


Please let Paul know if you find this software useful. He needs user
feedback to continue work on these projects. He maintains a bug tracker
for many projects at http://mantis.smedley.info It just requires a simple
registration.


If you'd like to help support continued development of this project (and
many others) for OS/2 & eComStation, please consider making a donation
either via Paypal using the link on Paul's website, or using the Mensys
Online Store http://www.mensys.net/os2ports/



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SW: ISC BIND 9.5.0-P2 is now available

2008-08-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Paul Smedley

Hi All,

I've built an OS/2 binary of Bind 9.5.0-P2 and it's available from my site
at http://os2ports.smedley.info

Cheers,

Paul.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: ISC BIND 9.5.0-P2 is now available
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2008 00:20:41 +0000
From: Evan Hunt

BIND 9.5.0-P2 is now available.

This is the SECOND security patch for BIND 9.5.0, addressing
performance and stability issues in BIND 9.5.0-P1. Key features
are as follows:

- performance improvement over the P1 releases, namely
+ significantly remedying the port allocation issues
+ allowing TCP queries and zone transfers while issuing as many
outstanding UDP queries as possible
+ additional security of port randomization at the same level as P1
- also includes fixes for several bugs in the 9.5.0 base code

NOTE: There are some remaining stability problems in 9.5.0-P2 when
running under Microsoft Windows. A fix has been implemented, but
missed the cutoff time for this release; it will be addressed in a
Windows-specific release very soon.

BIND 9.5.0-P2 can be downloaded from

ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.5.0-P2/bind-9.5.0-P2.tar.gz

The PGP signature of the distribution is at

ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.5.0-P2/bind-9.5.0-P2.tar.gz.asc

ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.5.0-P2/bind-9.5.0-P2.tar.gz.sha256.asc

ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.5.0-P2/bind-9.5.0-P2.tar.gz.sha512.asc

These signatures were generated with Paul Vixie's public key
(vixie@isc.org, key ID D297AB8E), which is stored on the keyserver
at pgp.mit.edu.

A binary kit for Windows 2000, Windows XP and Window 2003 is at

ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.5.0-P2/BIND9.5.0-P2.zip
ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.5.0-P2/BIND9.5.0-P2.debug.zip

The PGP signature of the binary kit for Windows 2000, Windows XP and
Window 2003 is at

ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.5.0-P2/BIND9.5.0-P2.zip.asc
ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.5.0-P2/BIND9.5.0-P2.zip.sha256.asc
ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.5.0-P2/BIND9.5.0-P2.zip.sha512.asc
ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.5.0-P2/BIND9.5.0-P2.debug.zip.asc
ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.5.0-P2/BIND9.5.0-P2.debug.zip.sha256.asc
ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.5.0-P2/BIND9.5.0-P2.debug.zip.sha512.asc

Changes since 9.5.0-P1:

--- 9.5.0-P2 released ---

2406. [bug] Some operating systems have FD_SETSIZE set to a
low value by default, which can cause resource
exhaustion when many simultaneous connections are
open. Linux in particular makes it difficult to
increase this value. To use more sockets with
select(), set ISC_SOCKET_FDSETSIZE. Example:
STD_CDEFINES="-DISC_SOCKET_FDSETSIZE@96" ./configure
(This should not be necessary in most cases, and
never for an authoritative-only server.) [RT #18328]

2405. [cleanup] The default value for dnssec-validation was changed to
"yes" in 9.5.0-P1 and all subsequent releases; this
was inadvertently omitted from CHANGES at the time.

2404. [port] hpux: files unlimited support.

2403. [bug] TSIG context leak. [RT #18341]

2402. [port] Support Solaris 2.11 and over. [RT #18362]

2401. [bug] Expect to get E[MN]FILE errno internal_accept()
(from accept() or fcntl() system calls). [RT #18358]

2399. [bug] Abort timeout queries to reduce the number of open
UDP sockets. [RT #18367]

2398. [bug] Improve file descriptor management. New,
temporary, named.conf option reserved-sockets,
default 512. [RT #18344]

2397. [bug] gssapi_functions had too many elements. [RT #18355]

2396. [bug] Don't set SO_REUSEADDR for randomized ports.
[RT #18336]

2395. [port] Avoid warning and no effect from "files unlimited"
on Linux when running as root. [RT #18335]

2394. [bug] Default configuration options set the limit for
open files to 'unlimited' as described in the
documentation. [RT #18331]

2393. [bug] nested acls containing keys could trigger an
assertion in acl.c. [RT #18166]

2392. [bug] remove 'grep -q' from acl test script, some platforms
don't support it. [RT #18253]

2387. [bug] Silence compiler warnings in lib/isc/radix.c.
[RT #18147] [RT #18258]

Evan Hunt
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.



Please let Paul know if you find this software useful. He needs user
feedback to continue work on these projects. He maintains a bug tracker
for many projects at http://mantis.smedley.info It just requires a simple
registration.


If you'd like to help support continued development of this project (and
many others) for OS/2 & eComStation, please consider making a donation
either via Paypal using the link on Paul's website, or using the Mensys
Online Store http://www.mensys.net/os2ports/


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Event: Wellington OS/2 User Group Meeting

2008-08-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Andrew Elzenaar

Wellington OS/2 User Group Meeting

The next Wellington (New Zealand) OS/2 User group meeting will be held on
Wednesday 6th August at

NEC House, 40 Taranaki St, Wellington.

Starting at 7:30.

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SW: Ghostscript updated to v8.63

2008-08-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

Paul Smedley has updated Ghostscript to v8.63.

http://www.smedley.info/os2ports/index.php?page=ghostscript

"Ghostscript for OS/2 & eCS

Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript (TM) language. A
PostScript interpreter usually takes as input a set of graphics commands.
The output is usually a page bitmap which is then sent to an output device
such as a printer or display. PostScript is embedded in many printers.

Ghostscript has several main uses:

1. Display a PostScript file (avoid killing trees).
2. Display a PostScript file to decide if you really need to print it
(reduce the number of trees killed).
3. Print a PostScript file to a non-PostScript printer (kill more trees).



History:

- Necessary device support for CUPS is included - be sure to modify path
entry in /cups/lib/cups/filter/pstoraster if upgrading CUPS

Download Ghostscript 8.63 (Updated 20080803)
http://download.smedley.info/gs863os2.zip "

Please let Paul know if you find this software useful. He needs user
feedback to continue work on these projects. He maintains a bug tracker
for many projects at http://mantis.smedley.info It just requires a simple
registration.


If you'd like to help support continued development of this project (and
many others) for OS/2 & eComStation, please consider making a donation
either via Paypal using the link on Paul's website, or using the Mensys
Online Store http://www.mensys.net/os2ports/



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SW: GSview 4.9

2008-08-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Tom Steen

I just noticed that GSView2 has been updated to version 4.9.
Works ok with my just installed Ghostscript to v8.63.


Download from http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/get49.htm

GSview is a graphical interface for Ghostscript under MS-Windows or OS/2.
Ghostscript is an interpreter for the PostScript page description language
used by laser printers. For documents following the Adobe PostScript
Document Structuring Conventions, GSview allows selected pages to be viewed
or printed. GSview requires Ghostscript 7.04-9.19.

Features include:

* Display and print PostScript and PDF files.
* View pages in arbitrary order (Next, Previous, Goto).
* Page size and Orientation are automatically selected from DSC
comments or can be selected using the menu.
* Print selected pages using Ghostscript.
* Convert pages to bitmap, PDF or PostScript.
* Selectable display resolution, depth, alpha.
* Single button zoom.
* Extract selected pages to another file.
* Copy display bitmap to clipboard.
* Save clipboard bitmap as BMP file.
* Add bitmap or user preview to EPS file (Interchange, TIFF or Windows
Metafile)
* Graphically select and show bounding box for EPS file.
* Extract bitmap preview or PostScript from DOS EPS file.
* Extract text or search for text.
* Can read gzip and bzip2 compressed PostScript and PDF files.
* On-line help.
* Win32, OS/2 and Linux/X11 executables. Older versions support Win16.
* Can be run directly off a CD-ROM or USB memory stick (Portable
Application).
* English, Catalan, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian,
Slovak, Spanish and Swedish languages.
* Per user initialisation files for Windows.
* Includes setup program.
* Free (Aladdin Free Public Licence).
* Works with Ghostscript 7.04 - 9.99 (GSview checks the Ghostscript
version number). There are older versions of GSview that will work with
Ghostscript 4.03 - 7.00.

Changes in version 4.9:

* Minor bug fixes.
* Use latest version of zlib and bzip2 libraries.
* Can be run as a portable application from USB flash memory.

GSview was written by Russell Lang at Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd.
GSview 4.9 should be used with Ghostscript 8.63 or later. See the 8.63
release announcement


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SW: EmperoarTV 2.01b released

2008-08-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Rüdiger Ihle

EmperoarTV has been updated to version 2.01b.


Changes:
--------
- Added support for TechnoTrend C-1501 and older revisions
of TechnoTrend S-1500 boards
- EPG favorite show keyword search
- EPG shows aspect ratio and audio mode
- Reduced noise effects on bad DVB reception
- Attempt to release SNAP overlay after program crash
- Disallow all channel changes while recording active
- Workaround for bad (4 letter) timezone environment variables
- Fixed possible crash due to buffer overflow in EPG fetcher
- Program can be forced to use primary or secondary codepage


For more information visit: http://www.s-t.de/emperoar/


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Net: eComStation Myths

2008-08-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Eugene Gorbunoff

The web-site is updated
eComStation Myths -- http://ecomstation.ru/myths
(the 1-st page is aimed at interested guests, the 2-nd is for eComStation
and OS/2 Warp users which have doubts)


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SW: VICE/2: Request for development help

2008-08-07
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Christian Hennecke

The latest versions of VICE/2, the OS/2 port of the Versatile Commodore
Emulator, do not run at resolutions with 16 million colors. The bug has
been reported to the VICE development team. They have acknowledged the
problem but nobody feels that he has enough knowledge of the OS/2 GPI to
fix it.

If anybody can help, please send a message to the VICE development mailing
list at:

vice-develDESPAM@DESPAMfirenze.linux.it

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