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OS/2 - eComStation News - October, 2008

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Event: Warpstock Europe 2008: More Presentations Confirmed
SW: ACPI 3.11
SW: GCC 3.4.6 port updated 2008-09-30
SW: Port of GCC 4.0.4 available
Net: Notice: eracc.com web site changes
SW: z! MP3 player oct_2_2008
SW: Correction: z! MP3 player oct_2_2008
Net: netlabs.org newsletter #71 [ACPI, FM/2, netlabs.org, Samba,
SW: OpenOffice.org 2.4 GA released



Event: Warpstock Europe 2008: More Presentations Confirmed

2008-10-01
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Christian Hennecke

Warpstock Europe 2008 is drawing nearer and more presentations have been
confirmed. This year's selection again covers a wide range of topics and
offers something interesting for everybody:

* “warpevents.eu - Setting the Stage for Events” by Christian Hennecke,
Thomas Klein, and Michael Oehlhof
* “Quo vadis Warpstock Europe? - Motion and stillness” by Christian
Hennecke and Thomas Klein
* “Virtual Memory Problems Under OS/2 and eComStation” by Sjoerd Visser
* “Voyager: Beyond the Browser” by Adrian Gschwend
* “MPEG2 to MPEG4 Video Conversion Under OS/2 and eComStation” by Sjoerd
Visser
* “Update on PMMail” by David Saville
* “ Digital I/O with eComStation via the USB Interface Box meM-PIO” by
Uwe Hinz
* “Google: The Oracle & the Beast” by Adrian Gschwend
* “eComStationNews.com - Rebirth of a News Agency for OS/2 and
eComStation” by Christian Hennecke and Roderick Klein

For more information please see the Agenda page at:

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

Stay tuned for the next updates to sessions, speakers, exhibitors, and
visitor information.

Ever thought about becoming a speaker? Contact our Speaker Manager at
infoDESPAM@DESPAMwarpstock.eu. Please see our Wish list wiki for topics
that visitors might be interested in.

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: ACPI 3.11

2008-10-02
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Eugene Gorbunoff

Why to use ACPI for eComStation? You should install ACPI for eComStation to:

Common (Notebooks, servers, barebones):
* to initialize PC (the devices are not initialized on boot without ACPI),
* to use multi-core CPU (Core Duo, AMD X2). Especially, if you want run
computer in APIC mode,
* device drivers for eComStation depend on ACPI,
* ACPI provides information about the computer to drivers, applications
and system information utilities.

Notebook, barebone:
* to control power management (suspend/resume/poweroff)
* to reduce power consumption

For developer:
* The main purpose of the driver is to provide ACPI interface to applied
developers.


ACPI 3.11 is released, download new version from BETAZONE --
http://betazone.ecomstation.nl
please pay attention to node resources:

A) Check your system (util\acpi-test.cmd) if PC doesn't boot with ACPI driver.

B) Listings of tested hardware:
* Motherboards --
http://ecomstation.ru/hardware.php?action=category&section=mb
* Notebooks, servers, barebones --
http://ecomstation.ru/hardware.php?action=category&section=brand
* Short list -- http://ecomstation.ru/projects/acpitools/?action=hardware
* ACPI compatibility matrix --
http://ewiki.ecomstation.nl/ACPICompatibilityMatrix

C) Discussing How to boot eComStation on PC with AMD-chipset if ACPI is enabled
(the behavior of PC changes, eComStation is not ready for this behavior),
forum -- http://forum.ecomstation.ru/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6456

D) Team of ACPI developers --
http://ecomstation.ru/projects/acpitools/?action=imprint

E) Bug-tracker, The rules changed:
ACPI tracker -- http://svn.netlabs.org/acpi/report/1 -> [New ticket]
Register to Login -- http://www.netlabs.org/site/member/
don't use short name&password, save your password



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SW: GCC 3.4.6 port updated 2008-09-30

2008-10-02
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

Paul Smedley has updated his OS/2 port of the GNU C Compiler.
http://www.smedley.info/os2ports/

"Mainly due to the fact that GCC 3.3.5 (which is what is currently used by
kLibc) is becoming too old to build the latest Mozilla trunk code, I
started working on building a newer version of GCC.

I've started with v3.4.6 - as the thought was that the amount of changed
between 3.3.5 and 3.4.6 would be comparatively small compared with aiming
for the 'latest' GCC (currently 4.3.2).

The current binary has been used to build several projects successfully -
ie rsync, Apache2, MySQL, Firefox 3.0-cvs, Ghostscript, ffmpeg amongst others

Known issues:

* strange warnings about make cycles when linking
* currently installs into \usr\local not usr

Changes since 20th September build
- Built with high-memory support enabled
- Added support for 'fastcall' calling convention (fixes warnings when
building mozilla)
- statically link stdc++ to avoid using the older libstdc++ contained
within libc063"

Download: http://download.smedley.info/gcc-3.4.6-os2-20080930.zip
http://download.smedley.info/gcc-3.4.6-os2-20080930-patch.zip

REQUIRES: libc063.dll - ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/gcc/libc-0.6.3-csd3.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: Port of GCC 4.0.4 available

2008-10-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Paul Smedley

Hi All,

A preliminary port of GCC 4.0.4 is now available.

Seems to do most of the things that GCC 3.4.6 can do - EXCEPT build Mozilla
- that fails build javascript with some 'declaration of C function xxxxx
conflicts with previous declaration yyyyyyy' errors to do with
js_static_assert that I need to investigate.

Binary & patches available from
http://www.smedley.info/os2ports/index.php?page=gcc

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Net: Notice: eracc.com web site changes

2008-10-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Gene Alexander

Hello all. I made the decision to start over with our main web site and
shopping cart. If you want to follow the progress or know more please see
this article at our web log:

http://blog.eracc.com/2008/10/05/moving-to-drupal/

Thank you.

Gene Alexander
Owner
ERA Computers & Consulting

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SW: z! MP3 player oct_2_2008

2008-10-05
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

A new release by Dink of z!, the VIO MP3 player for OS/2. Also plays OGG
Vorbis ( requires plugin files from
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/sound/convert/oggvorbis-1.0.1-os2.zip
) and streaming MP3. Can be used as a web browser helper app for playing
MP3s or standalone to search for streaming MP3s. See main web site:
http://dink.org/z/

There is a z! message board: http://dink.org/z/zmsgboard.html



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SW: Correction: z! MP3 player oct_2_2008

2008-10-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

Corrected URL for the OGG Vorbis plugin:

http://hobbes2.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/sound/convert/oggvorbis-1.0.1-os2.zip



A new release by Dink of z!, the VIO MP3 player for OS/2. Also plays OGG
Vorbis ( requires plugin files from
http://hobbes2.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/apps/mmedia/sound/convert/oggvorbis-1.0.1-os2.zip
) and streaming MP3. Can be used as a web browser helper app for playing
MP3s or standalone to search for streaming MP3s. See main web site:
http://dink.org/z/

There is a z! message board: http://dink.org/z/zmsgboard.html

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Net: netlabs.org newsletter #71 [ACPI, FM/2, netlabs.org, Samba,

2008-10-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: netlabs.org:

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:

==> Warpstock Europe coming, November 14-16 in Düsseldorf Germany
==> Check out http://www.warpstock.eu for the latest news!

29. September - 5. October

* ACPI
o Good progress, version 3.11 released
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/acpi/timeline
* FM/2
o A few updates
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline
* netlabs.org
o Jabber newly configured and a new ticket raised
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/netlabs/timeline
* Samba
o Updated to 3.0.32 level
o See http://svn.netlabs.org/samba/timeline
* SWT
o Some updates again
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/swt/timeline
* UniAud
o Various updates
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/uniaud/timeline
* WSE Events
o New version uploaded
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/wse_events/timeline

22. September - 28. September

* ACPI
o A handfull of fixes
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/acpi/timeline
* FM/2
o Some updates again
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline
* Samba
o Initialisation fixes
o See:http://svn.netlabs.org/samba/timeline
* UniAud
o Big pile of updates again
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/uniaud/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: OpenOffice.org 2.4 GA released

2008-10-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Joachim Benjamins

October 6, 2008
Subject: Support Agreement (12 months) for OpenOffice.org for eComStation
and IBM OS/2
Effective date: October 6, 2008

Effective immediately, Serenity Systems International will be distributing
a GA version of OpenOffice.org 2.4 to all users who ordered the Support
Agreement for OpenOffice.org product. This version has been compiled to run
on IBM OS/2 and eComStation as a native application. This release replaces
OpenOffice.org version 2.0.4.

It is available to anyone with a current OpenOffice.org Support Agreement
for eComStation and OS/2, via their download-area at the Mensys Online
Shop. http://www.mensys.net/login/

** Features **

Support for XWP/eWPS sliding menu hilite (requires XWorkPlace 1.0.8 or eCS
2.0 RC4 or higher)
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: multiple NLS versions can be installed, you can change the language as
follows: Tools -> Options -> Language settings -> User Interface. The
following languages are available: English, German, Italian, French,
Spanish and Dutch.

EMAIL: e-mail related settings are now supported, you can email your
current document, but only ThunderBird is supported. WEB: the default
browser will be used for opening web pages. To enable these features, the
Internet Application Integration tool must be installed and configured for
your browser.

A more complete list of changes in this version of OpenOffice.org 2.4.0 can
be found at: http://development.openoffice.org/releases/2.4.0.html

** Requirements **

- At least one language pack is required to complete installation.
- UniClip is required to complete installation.
- LibC 0.6.3 is required to complete installation.
- Innotek Font Engine is required to run OpenOffice.org 2.4 for
eComStation and OS/2.
- this installation will not overwrite existing installations, you can
use it alongside OpenOffice.org 1.1.5 and OpenOffice.org 2.0.4, however it
may be advisable to remove previous 2.4 profiles from your home directory.
- installation should preferably be done on a JFS volume, as it may run
slow otherwise. The installation target volume must support long filenames.
- installation takes around 400 MB of drivespace.
- this build is based on the 2.4.0 m12 sourcecode of OpenOffice.org.
- 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:
http://users.socis.ca/~ataylo00/creative/fonts/index.html

WPS integration package for OpenOffice.org 2.4 for eComStation and OS/2:
- 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

[To enable this package for OpenOffice.org 2.4, you need to install the
OOoWPS101.WPI package (if not already installed) and run
?:\OpenOffice.2.4\program\ooodoc.cmd
This script will activate the WPS integration for this release of
OpenOffice.org 2.4 and remove it from older releases]

** Support **

Support Agreement users whose 12 month term has expired will be able to
download a copy of OpenOffice.org 2.4. Current Support Agreement users will
also be able to:

- Report issues and open support tickets
- Download fixes, updates, and enhancements
- Test new versions as they become available

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

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


** Enjoy! **

Best regards,

Serenity Systems International




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