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OS/2 - eComStation News - September, 2008

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SW: FtpServer version 1.31 released
SW: enigmail 0.95.7 for OS/2 available
SW: FM/2 3.13 Released
SW: GBM (Generalised Bitmap Module) updates
SW: OpenJPEG J2K codec command line tools for OS/2
SW: ScummVM port updated to v0.12.0
SW: Unlink Rename Pending Operation software library
Net: New Bounty Suggestions Available on OS2WORLD.COM
SW: usbdock 20080907



SW: FtpServer version 1.31 released

2008-09-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Peter Moylan

FtpServer, an FTP daemon for OS/2 and eCS, has been upgraded toversion
1.31. You can get it from
http://www.pmoylan.org/pages/os2/FtpServer.html
or from
ftp://ftp.pmoylan.org/FtpServer/ftpser131.zip
or by searching for ftpser131.zip on Hobbes.


LIST OF CHANGES (since version 1.30)

Improvements to SITE MNGR command.
Provision for "Inactive account" in Setup.
Fixed: crash when a "command" alphabetically greater
than XRMD is received.

http://www.pmoylan.org


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SW: enigmail 0.95.7 for OS/2 available

2008-09-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Walter Meinl

"Enigmail is a security extension to Mozilla Thunderbird and Seamonkey. It
integrates the renowned OpenPGP standard provided by GnuPG."

Hi,
enigmail-0.95.7 has been released, and is now available for OS/2 from the
enigmail.mozdev.org site. As usual I built a libc05 version for "official
builds" and a libc063 version vor PmW builds. Supported are Thunderbird-2.x
and Seamonkey-1.1.x. It is adviced to uninstall an older version first
(don't forget to close Seamonkey after uninstallation of enigmail and
delete enigmime.dll manually from seamonkey\components), restart and
install the new version.

08/13/2008 Enigmail v0.95.7 has been released. This release adds new
localizations and fixes some minor bugs.

Have fun, Walter

http://enigmail.mozdev.org/home/index.php

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SW: FM/2 3.13 Released

2008-09-02
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Gregg Young

I have just uploaded FM/2 3.13 to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/fm2 (
moving to ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/fm2 )
and to hobbes
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-browse?dir=/pub/incoming&sort=date
moving to
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-browse?sh=1&dir=//pub/os2/util/browser

Changes are listed below:
o Trash can only used for drives that support it; it is not used as
default Ticket 250
(Gregg)
o Check disk space remaining for temp and user files; Fix several issues
related to full
drives. Tickets 154, 214, 268, 271 (Gregg)
o Added current toolbar and target directory to states. Ticket 259 (John)
o Add BMP resources for the 7 FM2 provided toolbars & make it clear how
to turn them
off. Tickets 273, 274 (Gregg, David)
o Fix problems with default toolbars and develop a seamless install
saving user
modifications. Ticket 267 (John)
o Fix issues with the toolbar button edit/add etc code. Tickets 260, 264,
266, 272, 275
(Gregg)
o Fix Dirsizes issues including a trap. Tickets 224, 255, 269 (Gregg)
o Performance optimizations. Tickets 252, 253 (Gregg)
o Interface cleanup; Tickets 257, 258, 261, 262, 270 (Gregg)
o Some additional bugs fixed; Tickets 254, 256, 278 & several without
tickets (Gregg,
Steven)
o Developed a release validation assistant. Ticket 107 (John)

Thanks

Gregg

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SW: GBM (Generalised Bitmap Module) updates

2008-09-02
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Heiko Nitzsche

Hi,

there are new GBM updates available with many improvements.

GBM plugin 1.35 for Lucide 1.20
-------------------------------
This is a plugin for the Lucide document viewer available for eComStation
that extends Lucide for the support of reading all bitmap formats supported
by GBM.DLL.

Get package gbmos2plugins_lu135_moz136_bin.zip or the WarpIN installation
package from Hobbes (see below).

GBM plugin 1.36 for Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox/SeaMonkey
------------------------------------------------------
This is a plugin for the Webbrowsers Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox and
SeaMonkey available for OS/2 and eComStation that extends them for the
support of reading all bitmap formats supported by GBM.DLL.

Get package gbmos2plugins_lu135_moz136_bin.zip or the WarpIN installation
package from Hobbes (see below).

GBM.DLL 1.60 and GBM command line tools
---------------------------------------
The Generalised Bitmap Module (GBM) is a library capable of loading and
saving bitmap files in a variety of popular and less popular bitmap file
formats. Programs may be written to use this code, and thus be able to
access a variety of file formats without actually knowing what format the
pictures are in, or any details about file format itself. It comes with a
useful set of command line bitmap manipulation tools.

Get package gbmos2_160_bin.zip or the WarpIN installation package from
Hobbes (see below).

Enhanced GBMV/GBMV2 Version 1.51
--------------------------------
GBMV2 is a fast and simple bitmap viewer and editor for the OS/2 and eCS
Presentation Manager. GBMV is a simple bitmap viewer.

Get package gbmos2pm151_bin.zip or the WarpIN installation package from
Hobbes (see below).

Notes for eComStation 1.2/1.2R users:
-------------------------------------
Please read the installation instructions. eCS 1.2/1.2R ships with an old
GBM.DLL (1.12) which prevents loading of the new GBM.DLL (1.60). Please
follow the instructions to use the new GBM.DLL for all programs as well as
for eCS WPS features like bitmap previews.


The homepage of GBM for OS/2 and eComStation
--------------------------------------------
http://heikon.home.tlink.de
- comprehensive documentation (also included in the download archives)
- developer tutorials on how to use GBM libs in your own programs
- download of all sources and binaries

Download from Hobbes
--------------------

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php?key=gbmos2plugins_lu135_moz136_bin&pushbutton=Search
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php?key=gbmos2_160_bin&pushbutton=Search
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php?key=gbmos2pm151_bin&pushbutton=Search

WarpIN installation package
(GBM.DLL, GBM command line tools, GBMV2, GBMRX, GBMDLGRX, GBM plugins, J2K
codec, Doc):
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php?key=gbmos2pm151_gbm160_lu135_moz136_bin_wpi&pushbutton=Search

Full source code:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php?key=gbmos2pm151_gbm160_lu135_moz136_src&pushbutton=Search

If the links don't show anything, the packages might not yet have reached
its final location in the Hobbes archive. In this case please lookup the
incoming folder.

All downloads are also available on the GBM homepage (see above).


What's new (highlights only):
-----------------------------
GBM.DLL 1.60:
* NEW: JPEG2000 Codec based on OpenJPEG 1.3+ (only for OpenWatcom builds)
* NEW: Build support for Windows with OpenWatcom
* FIX: Resolved problem with GBM_O_ and GBM_SEEK_ mode mapping for compilers
that start definitions at 0x0.
* PNG codec:
- upgrade to Libpng 1.2.31
- use high memory allocation via GBM memory handler
* JPG codec:
- use high memory allocation via GBM memory handler
- activate library defined code inlining
* TIFF codec:
- use high memory allocation via GBM memory handler
- activate library defined code inlining
- reject unsupport samplesPerPixel
(IBM TIFF seems to write buggy images for 32bpp which are marked
as graylevel image but has 4 samples per pixel)
* BMP codec:
- Add support for reading 16/32bpp BGR OS/2 1.2,1.2 bitmaps which
are written by some apps when graphics card runs at 16/32bpp.
* Many Makefile updates to support new build platforms
* API changes:
- Due to sync to official GBM sources, the old types BOOLEAN, byte, word
and dword are obsolete and should no longer be used. Replacements are
gbm_boolean, gbm_u8, gbm_u16, gbm_u32. This does not hurt binary
compatibility!
There is a fallback for clients, backward compatible types can be
activated
by defining OLD_GBM_TYPES. Please prefer switching to the new types.

GBMV/GBMV2 1.51
* Allow window positioning on non-byte aligned x coordinate
* Adjust worker thread priority to idle time to make the system more
responsible.
* Remember open/save format and path separately across sessions

GBM File Dialog 1.51
* Added JPEG2000 format to online help
* Some reformatting of the online help to make it more consistent
* Selection of a different file type automatically changes the filename
extension

GBM plugin for Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox/SeaMonkey (NPGBM.DLL version 1.36)
GBM for Lucide (LUGBM.DLL 1.35)
* JPEG2000 support (requires GBM.DLL 1.60 or higher)
* New user configurable background rendering (option
progressive_render_pages)
-> Improves page switching performance, especially when using high quality
scaler. On dual-core systems the performance gain will be much higher
than on single-core systems.
-> Always progressive_render_pages/2 pages backward and forward will
be calculated in background.
* For lengthy operations now the hourglas mouse pointer is shown
* The size and color depth of the current page is shown behind the format
name in the document information dialog


For more details see the change log in the documentation.

Have fun,
Heiko Nitzsche
(Germany, 2-Sep-2008)



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SW: OpenJPEG J2K codec command line tools for OS/2

2008-09-02
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Heiko Nitzsche

This package contains the JPEG2000 image decoder and encoder provided by
the OpenJPEG library compiled for OS/2 and eCS.

More details can be found on the project homepage:
http://www.openjpeg.org

The source code compileable for OS/2 and Windows is available in the GBM
1.60 source code package (see http://heikon.home.tlink.de or Hobbes).

Download from Hobbes
--------------------
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php?key=j2kcodec&pushbutton=Search

Full source code:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php?key=gbmos2pm151_gbm160_lu135_moz136_src&pushbutton=Search

If the links don't show anything, the packages might not yet have reached
its final location in the Hobbes archive. In this case please lookup the
incoming folder.

All downloads are also available on the GBM homepage (
http://heikon.home.tlink.de ).

Have fun,
Heiko Nitzsche
(Germany, 2-Sep-2008)


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SW: ScummVM port updated to v0.12.0

2008-09-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From:Mark Dodel

Paul Smedley has updated .ScummVM to v0.12.0
http://www.smedley.info/os2ports/

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

ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical
point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data
files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables
shipped with the game, allowing you to play them on systems for which they
were never designed!

ScummVM lets you run these adventures: Adventure Soft's Simon the Sorcerer
1 and 2; Revolution's Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1 and Broken Sword
2; Flight of the Amazon Queen; Wyrmkeep's Inherit the Earth; Coktel
Vision's Gobliiins and games based on LucasArts' SCUMM (Script Creation
Utility for Maniac Mansion) system. SCUMM is used for many games, including
Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max and more. Compatibility
with supported games is continually improving, so check back often.

Among the systems on which you can play those games are Windows, Linux, Mac
OS X, Dreamcast, PocketPC, PalmOS, AmigaOS, BeOS, OS/2, PSP, PS2,
SymbianOS/EPOC and many more...

The main ScummVM site is http://www.scummvm.org. The OS/2 version of
ScummVM v0.12.0 (current official release) can be found at
http://www.scummvm.org/downloads.php

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: Unlink Rename Pending Operation software library

2008-09-04
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Yuri Dario

URPO is a static library created to allow deleting or renaming files still
in use by a program.
This is a library, so programs must be linked with it to enable operations,
it will not work with existing softwares (at least not as designed).

The scope of this library is to allow log rotation for daemons, so it does
not cover all possible situations.
Please look at readme.txt for more informations.

With this library, you can rename (rotate) the current logs of your daemon,
send a SIGHUP to the daemon, archive the old logs.

The utilities zip contain the coreutils 6.11 kill, mv, rm already linked
with urpo library for your convenience.

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

The source code is released under LGPL.
The current package contains code for gcc 3.3.5, but it should be easily
ported to other compilers (OpenWatcom, VAC++); contributors are welcome.

Yuri Dario

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Net: New Bounty Suggestions Available on OS2WORLD.COM

2008-09-07
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Martín Itúrbide

There are new bounty suggestions available at the OS2World.com Bounty System.

Visit: http://www.os2world.com/bounties

OS/2-eCS users interested on this bounties can help "chipping in" with the
prize for this ports/developments. Developers can also get ideas of what
the community is requesting for OS/2-ecs.

The new suggested bounties are:

* Special Functionality for Evoluent Mouse under OS2-eCS
* Tuniac Port for OS2-eCS
* TerraIM Port for OS2-eCS


The currently open bounties are:

* OS/2 native port of Java 6 ($340)
* Icon routines in OS/2 ($310)
* Virtual Box port ($292)
* Extend multimedia support for OS2 & eCS ($235)
* GemPlus PC400 driver support ($215)
* TrueCrypt port ($200)
* OpenWengo port ($185)
* Common File Open/Save Dialog ($180)
* SWTSwing ($175)
* Skype for OS/2 ($130)
* Eclipse.org Standard Windowing Toolkit (SWT) OS/2 Port ($125)
* Universal Webcam drivers ($110)
* Driver for Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet NICs ($100)
* Port of FreeMat ($100)
* PCMCIA USB 2.0 cards drivers ($100)
* Maul XHTML import handler ($100)
* Interface InnoTek's font-engine ($100)
* USB extended keyboard driver ($85)
* Mpeg2Schnitt port ($84)
* OS2 & eCS kernel ($75)
* Porting free gnat ADA 2005 compiler on OS/2 ($50)
* Native OS/2 Port of Lotus Notes (Hannover) ($50)
* OS/2 device drivers for Minolta filmscanners ($50)
* General Win32 Plugin for Mozilla/Firefox ($50)
* VLC player Port ($45)
* GTK+ 2.x (The GIMP Toolkit) port ($30)
* Porting AbiWord ($25)
* libMTP Port and Implementation ($25)


Bounties waiting for sponsors are:

* Pidgin (Instant Messaging Client) Port
* Alice 3D programming environment Port
* Emacs Port
* SAGE OS/2-eCS Port
* Firewire Driver Development
* AEFS security improvements
* VTun (Virtual Tunnel Driver) Port
* VPNC Port (Client for Cisco VPN Concentrator)
* Filezilla client Port
* wxWidgets Improved GUI
* QT 4.x framework Port
* Moonlight Port
* The Mono project Port
* cdrtfe Port
* InfraRecorder Port
* Xara Xtreme Port
* HyperEngine-AV Port
* MediaCoder port


To suggest a new bounty visit also.
http://www.os2world.com/bounties/suggest.php

Plus, every bounty has a forum thread when users and developers can post
comments and disscuss it.
http://www.os2world.com/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,63/board,31.0/

Thanks to all the Bounty Sponsors.



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SW: usbdock 20080907

2008-09-07
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

The USB Dock utility has been updated on the eCS BetaZone. Apparently this
requires a Software Subscription Services logon as I don't see it in my
regular ecomstation.com Downloads access to the eCS BetaZone.

"USB Dock shows the list of USB devices plugged into your PC."

Features:
* Shows the list of USB devices plugin into the PC
* Shows pictures of connected USB devices
* Automatic detection of device connect/disconnect
* Allows view detailed report about USB device"

usbdock-20080907.wpi 196 kb 07/09/2008 05:11 pm

Send bug-reports and devices information to
usbdockDESPAM@DESPAMecomstation.ru

Requires: eCo Software runtime (base) --
http://ecomstation.ru/ecosoft/runtime.php (ecolange.dll, ecomedia.dll)

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