Information
 - About VOICE
 - VOICE Bylaws
 - Code of Ethics
 - Meeting Info
 - Sponsor Info
Departments
 - Events
 - Events Calendar
 - Help Desk
 - Mailing Lists
 - User Groups
 - Newsletters
 - Transcripts
Membership
 - Join / Renew
 - Members Only
Projects
 - Warpdoctor
OS/2 Info
 - FAQs
 - Links


Deutsch

OS/2 eCS Developers Workshop 2007
Developer workshop 2007

Supporting Warpstock 2007 Toronto Supporting Warpstock 2007

Warpstock Europe 2006 Supporting Warpstock Europe 2006

Warpstock Czech Republic 2005



OS/2 - eComStation News - November, 2008

From the VOICE News MailList

Browse -
    November 2008: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
    2008: January February March April May June July August September October
    2007: January February March April May June July August September October November December
    2006: January February March April May June July August September October November December
    2005: August September October November December

SW: OpenJPEG J2K codec command line tools for OS/2 (update)
SW: Generic GBM Module for Maul Publisher
Net: Developer Connection - site for developers
SW: DOS/Win-OS/2 support -- ACPI (SMP APIC mode)
SW: ncFTP udpated to v3.2.2
SW: MySQL v5.1 updated to v5.1.29-rc
Net: netlabs.org newsletter #73 [ACPI, Direct Windows Library, FM/2,
SW: SMPlayer 0.5.21 port updated
SW: Apache2 updated to v2.2.10
Net: eCS PC: Week of video adapters



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

2008-11-01
++ 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. Now additionally JPWL
support is included.

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

The source code compilable for OS/2, Windows and Linux is available in the
GBM 1.62 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=gbmos2pm153_gbm162_lu137_moz138_src&pushbutton=Search

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

It is also available on the GBM homepage ( http://heikon.home.tlink.de ).

Have fun,
Heiko Nitzsche
(Germany, 31-Oct-2008)



Top

SW: Generic GBM Module for Maul Publisher

2008-11-02
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Peter Koller

Made for Maul Publisher V3.15 for OS/2

This package replaces the gbmdll.dll module provided with Maul Publisher,
and allows the use of the latest gbm.dll, at the time of writing, V1.62.

This replacement module is not currently intended to be a part of the
standard Maul distribution, and is experimental in nature!

In order for the module to work, the gbm dll must be properly installed and
functional.


Download from Hobbes
--------------------
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php?key=maulgbm162&pushbutton=Search

If you can't find it, try
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming



Top

Net: Developer Connection - site for developers

2008-11-02
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Eugene Gorbunoff

eCo Software is the largest developer of software and drivers on
eComStation market today, we are obligated to share our experience with
other developers

Welcome to Warpstock Europe 2008 -> DEV03 -- Developer Connection
http://www.warpstock.eu/en/agenda/presentations.html

Please use new Message box, Progress bar to improve the usability of modern
eComStation applications. (Inform us if you are planning to use this controls)
http://ecomstation.ru/projects/developer/?action=new-control-elements



DevCon site is updated -- http://ecomstation.ru/developer

eCo Software engineers have collected new notes:
* new: (OS architecture) // help us to collect old docs
* new: Point of sale (Special groups of applications) // help us to create
a toolkit

* add: Compilers: GCC 4.x.x, FreePascal 2.2.2, WDSibyl 3.11 (Compilers)
* add: Font anti-aliasing, useful links to articles (Fonts)
* add: Read/write ports from Ring3 (Device drivers)
* add: How to create dll for other developers (Creation of DLL)
* add: More Internet libraries (Internet libraries)
* add: Video libraries: info about libkva library
* add: Sound libraries: info about libdart library
* add: Guidelines: popup menu, radio button, listbox
* add: Mission of developer (Mission of developer)
* add: How to develop good widget for eCenter? (eCenter)
* add: Additional information about KEE (Device drivers development)
* add: How to design PM applications (Guidelines: Application)
* add: SYSLEVEL (System information)
* add: How to adjust colors of bitmaps to current color scheme? (Colors)


Your participation: (your notes/articles are integrated to the site, we
write your name below the add-on):
* Help us to collect information how to design POS (Point of Sale, how to
draw color buttons, recommendations, etc.)
* What do you recommend, how to use standard control elements?
(section: Guidelines: Base control elements)


Advices:
You can sell your program only if:
* if you publish the announcement (announcement of new versions). Remember
the experience of JUne.
* if you publish the reviews of your program. (successful experience of
General Network Utilities).
* Why a developer can't execute a contract? "harddisk is small or not
enough memory". please calculate: it's better to invest 100 dollars into
the hardware, to get the reward for your project 1000 dollars.





Top

SW: DOS/Win-OS/2 support -- ACPI (SMP APIC mode)

2008-11-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Eugene Gorbunoff

eComStation is the best operating system to run DOS/Win-OS/2 applications.
To improve the support of DOS in eComStation it's necessary improve
VPIC.SYS driver.

Do you have troubles with DOS session in SMP APIC mode? Are you interested
to participate in testing of VPIC.SYS?

Please join the bug-tracker, post your bug-reports --
http://ecomstation.ru/projects/acpitools/?action=logs
Current list of troubles -- http://svn.netlabs.org/acpi/report/1

Please use Summary (Title) for the ticket: "VPIC.SYS, %problem%"

Top

SW: ncFTP udpated to v3.2.2

2008-11-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

Paul Smedley has updated ncFTP to v3.2.2. http://www.smedley.info/os2ports/

"NcFTP Client (also known as just NcFTP) is a set of FREE application
programs implementing the File Transfer Protocol (FTP).

The current version is: 3.2.2

The program has been in service on UNIX systems since 1991 and is a popular
alternative to the standard FTP program, /usr/bin/ftp. NcFTP offers many
ease-of-use and performance enhancements over the stock ftp client, and
runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms as well as operating systems such
Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X.

Updated in this release:
- Updated to 3.2.2 source
- Switched to GCC 4.3.2 as a compiler"

ncftp v3.2.2 - updated 20081102
http://download.smedley.info/ncftp-3.2.2-os2-2008-11-02.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/



Top

SW: MySQL v5.1 updated to v5.1.29-rc

2008-11-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

Paul Smedley has updated MySQL v5.1 to v5.1.29-rc.
http://www.smedley.info/os2ports/

"MySQL 5.1 Community Edition is a freely downloadable version of the
world's most popular open source database. It is supported by a huge and
active community of open source developers and enthusiasts. The MySQL
Community Edition is:
* Freely available under the open source GPL license
* Released early
* Released often
* Includes the latest bleeding-edge features that are under development

See http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/mysql-nutshell.html for what's
new in MySQL 5.1 vs MySQL 5.0"

MySQL v5.1.29-rc - updated 2008110
http://download.smedley.info/mysql-5.1.29-rc-os2-20081102.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/



Top

Net: netlabs.org newsletter #73 [ACPI, Direct Windows Library, FM/2,

2008-11-03
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Netlabs News

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:

27. October - 2. November

* ACPI
o A few updates
o See:http://svn.netlabs.org/acpi/timeline
* Direct Windows Library
o Two updates
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/dwindows/timeline
* FM/2
o Quite some updates again
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline
* kBuild
o A very big pile of updates!
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline
* Lucide
o Thumbnail creation fix
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/lucide/timeline
* Samba
o A ticket raised about 100% load
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/samba/timeline
* UniAud
o A few updates and a new ticket raised
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/uniaud/timeline

20. October - 26. October

* ACPI
o Good progress again
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/acpi/timeline
* Direct Windows Library
o Support for initial directory added
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/dwindows/timeline
* FM/2
o Lots of updates and some fixes
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline
* kBuild
o A very big pile of updates! Too much to mention...
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline
* Lucide
o A few updates
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/lucide/timeline
* QT Applications
o SMPlayer added
o See:http://svn.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline
* UniAud
o Quite some good progress as well
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/uniaud/timeline
* Voyager NOM
o Comment corrections
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/v_nom/timeline
* WarpVision
o SMPlayer update
o See: http://svn.netlabs.org/wvgui/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









Top

SW: SMPlayer 0.5.21 port updated

2008-11-04
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Christian Hennecke

Silvan Scherrer has released an updated version of the port of SMPlayer
0.5.21. SMPlayer is a GUI front-end for MPlayer, a command-line movie
player that is available for many systems and supports a wide range of
formats and codecs, either natively or via Win32 DLL codecs. For instance,
you can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5, WMV, and even H.264 movies.

SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic
features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like
support for MPlayer filters and more.

Changes in this version:

* fixed a bug in Qt DLL which occured when playing from playlist
* renamed icon files to match WPS behaviour
* with newest mplayer from Hobbes the resizing problem is fixed
* fixed a bug introduced when adding more file extensions

The package is available at:

ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/smplayer/smplayer-0.5.21-2008-11-04.zip



Top

SW: Apache2 updated to v2.2.10

2008-11-06
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

Paul Smedley has updated Apache2 to v2.2.10. http://www.smedley.info/os2ports/

"The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an
open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and
Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and
extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP
standards.

Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April
1996. The November 2005 Netcraft Web Server Survey found that more than 70%
of the web sites on the Internet are using Apache, thus making it more
widely used than all other web servers combined.

The Apache HTTP Server is a project of the Apache Software Foundation.

Changes in v2.2.10

* Updated to v2.2.10 source
* Moved to GCC 4.3.2



Apache2 2.2.10 - updated 20081106"
http://download.smedley.info/httpd-2.2.10-os2-20081106.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/



Top

Net: eCS PC: Week of video adapters

2008-11-07
++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Eugene Gorbunoff

The next week is dedicated to collection of info about
compatible/non-compatible video adapters. Our database contains 117 records
only (http://ecomstation.ru/hardware.php?action=category&section=video)
Major part of the models are not manufactured anymore. Post new reports
using the web-form (http://ecomstation.ru/hardware.php?action=addnew)
Attention! The developers of solutions are interested to know the list of
unsupported adapters.

Additional questions:
* Do you have troubles with the latest Panorama VESA (2007/11/20)?
(Troubles when switching desktop - fullscreen sessions)
Please post the bug-report, are there new lines in popuplog.os2 or not?
Which programs cause the problems?

* Does Panorama VESA + widescreen activator
support ATI Radeon HD3650?
ATI Radeon HD 4850, 4830 and 4870? Intel GMA 4500HD? HD 4550?

* Does Panorama VESA support output to HDMI?
(If you attach a monitor/TVset to HDMI and boot the system, what happens?)

* Post bug-reports to the tracker:
http://ecomstation.ru/projects/panorama/?action=contacts

Homepage of eComStation PC: http://ecomstation.ru/ecspc

Top



Contact VOICE... All pages © 1998 - 2007 VOICE