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netlabs.org newsletter #262

Tue, 20160202 - 01:08 -0600

This is the latest edition of the bi-weekly netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> newsletter. The newsletter can be read on the web at the following URL:
wiki.netlabs.org/index.php <wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/Netlabs_bi_weekly_newsletter4>

News from netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/>:
25. January - 31. January
AirBoot
v1.1.0 released
See: trac.netlabs.org/air-boot/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/air-boot/timeline>
DataSeeker
Wiki updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/dataseeker/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/dataseeker/timeline>
kBuild
Number of changes
See: trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline>
Odin32
Two updates and a fix
See: trac.netlabs.org/odin32/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/odin32/timeline>
REXXlibs
Two changes made
See: trac.netlabs.org/rexxlibs/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rexxlibs/timeline>
RPM and YUM
Mix of updates and a new ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
Mix of updates, fixes and a few new tickets
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
USB
A few updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2)
One ticket raised and a change implemented
See: trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline>
WarpIN
Wiki updates and v1.0.22 released
See: trac.netlabs.org/warpin/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/warpin/timeline>
WebDAV Plugin for NetDrive
One new ticket and two tickets fixed
See: trac.netlabs.org/ndpdav/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ndpdav/timeline>
18. January - 24. January
kLIBC
New ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/libc/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/libc/timeline>
Lucide
Two new tickets raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/lucide/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/lucide/timeline>
NEPMD
One update enabling search
See: trac.netlabs.org/nepmd/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/nepmd/timeline>
Qt Applications for OS/2
One application fixed, another one updated and three new tickets raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline>
RPM and YUM
Mix of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline>
Samba for eCS (OS/2)
Updated including a fix
See: trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
Mix of updates, fixes and new tickets
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
USB
USBMSD updated
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2)
Mix of fixes and updates and a new ticket
See: trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline>
WebDAV Plugin for NetDrive
Wiki updates and a ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/ndpdav/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ndpdav/timeline>
XWLAN
Two updates and two tickets closed
See: trac.netlabs.org/xwlan/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/xwlan/timeline>

Netlabs.org <netlabs.org/> depends upon your support to maintain and help test new releases of OS/2 software. Some projects require considerable work; therefore, some developers are paid to work on them. You may show your support for these projects by purchasing sponsor units via:
bww bitwise Works GmbH <www.bitwiseworks.com/shop/index.php>
or
Arca Noae <rcanoae.com/product-category/support-sponsoring/>

Thanks for your support!

We can be reached at: news@netlabs.org <news(at)netlabs.org> or Twitter at: twitter.com

Greetings,
netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> team

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

[Arca Noae] Arca Noae Package Manager: Italian language pack now available

Mon, 20160201 - 12:07 -0600

Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'Arca Noae Package Manager: Italian language
pack now available'

Arca Noae Package Manager has been refreshed to include support for the Italian
language pack (thanks to Gabriele Gamba for the translation).

The package is now available in English with French, German, Italian, and
Swedish language packs (more languages coming soon). Italian includes a fully
translated help file, as well.

This open source utility is available to [...]

You may view the latest post at
https://www.arcanoae.com/arca-noae-package-manager-italian-language-pack-now-available/

We at Arca Noae would like to thank our development partners, bww bitwise works,
GmbH and Netlabs.org for their continued contribution to the OS/2 platform.
Monetary contributions to offset their operations costs may be made either
through Arca Noae at https://www.arcanoae.com or bww bitwise works, GmbH at
www.bitwiseworks.com.

You received this e-mail because you asked to be notified when new updates are
posted.
Best regards,
Arca Noae
webmeister@arcanoae.com

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

[Arca Noae] Arca Noae Package Manager: Swedish language pack now available

Tue, 20160126 - 17:13 -0600

Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'Arca Noae Package Manager: Swedish language
pack now available'

Arca Noae Package Manager has been refreshed to include support for the Swedish
language pack (thanks to Jan-Erik Lärka for the translation).

The package is now available in English with French, German, and Swedish
language packs (more languages coming soon). Swedish includes a fully translated
help file, as well.

This open source utility is available to everyone, [...]

You may view the latest post at
https://www.arcanoae.com/arca-noae-package-manager-swedish/

We at Arca Noae would like to thank our development partners, bww bitwise works,
GmbH and Netlabs.org for their continued contribution to the OS/2 platform.
Monetary contributions to offset their operations costs may be made either
through Arca Noae at https://www.arcanoae.com or bww bitwise works, GmbH at
www.bitwiseworks.com.

You received this e-mail because you asked to be notified when new updates are
posted.
Best regards,
Arca Noae
webmeister@arcanoae.com

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

[Arca Noae] Stubborn renewals...made easier!

Wed, 20160120 - 19:11 -0600

Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'Stubborn renewals...made easier!'

In case you renewed your subscription outside the 30-day grace period and
previously experienced difficulty accessing your downloads, we are happy to
report that the problem has been resolved. If for some reason you are still
having difficulty, then by all means, please contact customer service.

In addition, we've improved the order details page for renewal [...]

You may view the latest post at
https://www.arcanoae.com/stubborn-renewals-made-easier/

We at Arca Noae would like to thank our development partners, bww bitwise works,
GmbH and Netlabs.org for their continued contribution to the OS/2 platform.
Monetary contributions to offset their operations costs may be made either
through Arca Noae at https://www.arcanoae.com or bww bitwise works, GmbH at
www.bitwiseworks.com.

You received this e-mail because you asked to be notified when new updates are
posted.
Best regards,
Arca Noae
webmeister@arcanoae.com

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

[Arca Noae] Stubborn renewals

Tue, 20160119 - 23:41 -0600

Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'Stubborn renewals'

In case you have renewed your subscription outside the 30-day grace period and
are experiencing difficulty accessing your downloads, please contact customer
service. We are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it. We appreciate
your patience.

Another area of some confusion is the lack of download links on the order
details page for [...]

You may view the latest post at
https://www.arcanoae.com/stubborn-renewals/

We at Arca Noae would like to thank our development partners, bww bitwise works,
GmbH and Netlabs.org for their continued contribution to the OS/2 platform.
Monetary contributions to offset their operations costs may be made either
through Arca Noae at https://www.arcanoae.com or bww bitwise works, GmbH at
www.bitwiseworks.com.

You received this e-mail because you asked to be notified when new updates are
posted.
Best regards,
Arca Noae
webmeister@arcanoae.com

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

BayWarp meeting Tuesday, January 26

Tue, 20160119 - 18:59 -0600

BayWarp meeting announcement

Date: Tuesday, January 26
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Place: Panera Bread
501 E Hamilton Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

Panera Bread has plenty of room, it's quiet and they have WiFi. There is a light rail station near the meeting location.

Meeting topics:
Suntan Special 0.64 released
eCS and OS/2 tips and tricks

Come join us in our monthly meeting. We are OS/2 and eComStation users, and we meet every month to discuss ideas about our favorite operating system.

Meeting announcements and more are available on the BayWarp website.
www.baywarp.org

-- Neil Waldhauer neil@blondeguy.com www.blondeguy.com
Expert consulting for OS/2 Warp and eComStation

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

netlabs.org newsletter #261

Mon, 20160118 - 05:25 -0600

This is the latest edition of the bi-weekly netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> newsletter. The newsletter can be read on the web at the following URL:
wiki.netlabs.org/index.php <wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/Netlabs_bi_weekly_newsletter4>

News from netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/>:
11. January - 17. January
AirBoot
New ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/air-boot/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/air-boot/timeline>
kBuild
New ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline>
NEPMD
Two updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/nepmd/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/nepmd/timeline>
Qt Applications for OS/2
Various of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline>
RPM and YUM
Some updates and a new ticket
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
Load of updates and a few new tickets
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
USB
Some fixes as well as changes
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2)
Updates, fixes and wiki change
See: trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline>
WebDAV Plugin for NetDrive
Wiki update
See: trac.netlabs.org/ndpdav/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ndpdav/timeline>
XWLAN
Three tickets closed
See: trac.netlabs.org/xwlan/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/xwlan/timeline>
4. January - 10. January
FAT32
Nice pack of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/fat32/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/fat32/timeline>
kBuild
One update
See: trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline>
Qt Applications for OS/2
Some applications updated and a few new tickets raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline>
REXXlibs
Wiki updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/rexxlibs/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rexxlibs/timeline>
RPM and YUM
Various updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
Mix of fixes and updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
USB
A few updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2)
Three tickets raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline>

Netlabs.org <netlabs.org/> depends upon your support to maintain and help test new releases of OS/2 software. Some projects require considerable work; therefore, some developers are paid to work on them. You may show your support for these projects by purchasing sponsor units via:
bww bitwise Works GmbH <www.bitwiseworks.com/shop/index.php>
or
Arca Noae <rcanoae.com/product-category/support-sponsoring/>

Thanks for your support!

We can be reached at: news@netlabs.org <news(at)netlabs.org> or Twitter at: twitter.com

Greetings,
netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> team

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

[Arca Noae] ACPI package version 3.23.01 released

Sun, 20160117 - 14:06 -0600

Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'ACPI package version 3.23.01 released'

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our ACPI Package
for OS/2 and eComStation version 3.23.01.

This release contains the following changes:

Updated to ACPICA 20150930. ACPI 6.0 is now supported.
Documentation updates and corrections.
Fixed a problem which caused a reboot on some systems when a trap occurred.
Automatically limit to Virtual Wire mode on systems [...]

You may view the latest post at
https://www.arcanoae.com/acpi-package-version-3-23-01-released/

We at Arca Noae would like to thank our development partners, bww bitwise works,
GmbH and Netlabs.org for their continued contribution to the OS/2 platform.
Monetary contributions to offset their operations costs may be made either
through Arca Noae at https://www.arcanoae.com or bww bitwise works, GmbH at
www.bitwiseworks.com.

You received this e-mail because you asked to be notified when new updates are
posted.
Best regards,
Arca Noae
webmeister@arcanoae.com

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

bootAble 6.10 released

Sun, 20160117 - 06:49 -0600

Dear bootAble users,

It has been a long time since I was able to really work on bootAble (the
previous release was from March 2013…). I am therefore very pleased to
be able to announce the a new release today!

Version 6.10 contains quite a number of new features and improvements.
Most notably it now has support for QSINIT, Air-Boot, and MiniLVM and
Firefox and Seamonkey seem to work quite well using the latest available
release for OS/2 (though some websites, most notably the google
homepage, still crash the application when run from a bootAble environment).

Thanks go especially to Doug Bissett. His perseverance and help to get
eCS to run in a VirtualBox VM on my Mac have given me the ability to
continue developing bootAble in a much more productive environment than
before.

The new version can be downloaded from the bootAble website
<hrbaan.home.xs4all.nl/bootAble/>.

Bug reports and feedback are most welcome!

Enjoy,
Hayo Baan


v6.10 (15/01/2016)

* Added support for QSINIT (|QSINIT|);
* Added support for QSINIT's ram disk (|HD4DISK|);
* Added support for Air-Boot (|AIRBOOT|);
Note: As a convenience, an |airboot2.cmd| command is created that
will allow you to start the air-boot installer (|airboot2.exe|)
without having to first go to the directory where the |airboot.bin|
file is located.
* Added support for the Maintenance & Installation Volume Manager
(|MINILVM|);
* Added a setting for the Virtual Address Limit
(|VIRTUALADDRESSLIMIT|, default taken from the user's |config.sys|
file).
* Changed the default for |TCPIPLEAN| to |No| as the lean versions of
the TCPIP code do not work with all software (most notably not with
the mozilla software);
* When unzipping archives any file matching is now done case insensitive;
* Adding the |b2z.dll| that is part of the newer unzip versions. Note
too that the newer zip and unzip require |GCCRT| which is NOT
enabled by default;
* Added config file for the INI file editor (|bootAble.initor|);
Note: when started from the command-line Initor might give an
“Error” and refuse to close, killing the process still works though.
When started from the Initor program object, this issue does not occur…
* Updated |bootAble.firefox|, |bootAble.thunderbird|, and
|bootAble.seamonkey| to support the latest & known to be working
versions (31.8.0b5, 31.8.0, and 2.28b5r2 respectively).
* Adapted |bootAble.dfsee| to the latest dfsee distribution (13.x) and
change of the location of the os/2-only files to |bin| instead of
|os2| (|APP_DFSEE_EXEDIR|);
* Adapted |bootAble.pmview|, it now prefers version 3 over version 2.
It will furthermore ask for the source directory if PMView isn't
installed (or a version different from 2 or 3 is installed);
* Adapted |bootAble.amouse| to include all found language versions and
made sure that it doesn't override the system version of the USB
Mouse driver with aMouse's version if this should not be done
(controlled by |APP_AMOUSE_REPLACE_USBMOUSE|);
* The XWorkplace settings are now taken over from the current
installation instead of defaulted.
* Improved support for VirtualBox additions;
Files are now always placed on the “CD” to maintain the long file
names and into their own |\OS2Additions| directory (just as with the
normal installation).
Enabling the VirtualBox additions also enforces |GCCRT|.
* Now including /all/ |gcc| and |libc| dlls when |GCCRT| is enabled
(the source is set using |GCCRTSOURCE|);
* You can now force asking a question using |defaultIfNotSet()| even
if a default value is given (previously it would only ask if the
variable was not previously set /and/ the provided default value was
empty. To do this, use |'ASKIFNOTSET'| as the third parameter to
|defaultIfNotSet()|.
* Major cleanup of html documentation.


--
Hayo Baan
hayo.baan@xs4all.nl <hayo.baan(at)xs4all.nl>
hrbaan.home.xs4all.nl <hrbaan.home.xs4all.nl>

Hayo Baan – IT Services
info@hayobaan.com <info(at)hayobaan.com>
www.hayobaan.com <www.hayobaan.com>

LinkedIn <nl.linkedin.com/pub/hayo-baan/0/508/883> Twitter
<twitter.com> GitHub <github.com/HayoBaan>

Hayo Baan – Photography
info@hayobaan.nl <info(at)hayobaan.nl>
www.hayobaan.nl <www.hayobaan.nl>

LinkedIn <nl.linkedin.com/pub/hayo-baan/0/508/883> Twitter
<twitter.com> Facebook
<facebook.com/HayoBaan> 500px <500px.com/HayoBaan> Blog
<blog.hayobaan.nl>

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

[Arca Noae] Subscription renewal discounts

Thu, 20160114 - 08:38 -0600

Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'Subscription renewal discounts'

Did you know that the value of your Arca Noae Drivers & Software Subscription
grows year over year?

Renewals are subject to a 10% discount when ordered within a month of
expiration. We've also implemented renewal reminder emails to make renewing your
subscription easier. If you renewed by making another full purchase, we'll be
getting in [...]

You may view the latest post at
https://www.arcanoae.com/subscription-renewal-discounts/

We at Arca Noae would like to thank our development partners, bww bitwise works,
GmbH and Netlabs.org for their continued contribution to the OS/2 platform.
Monetary contributions to offset their operations costs may be made either
through Arca Noae at https://www.arcanoae.com or bww bitwise works, GmbH at
www.bitwiseworks.com.

You received this e-mail because you asked to be notified when new updates are
posted.
Best regards,
Arca Noae
webmeister@arcanoae.com

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

[Arca Noae] Presentation: Blue Lion - A First Peek

Mon, 20160111 - 09:09 -0600

Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'Presentation: Blue Lion - A First Peek'

We've added a new item to our Presentations, Whitepapers, & Case Studies page.

Blue Lion - A First Peek was a presentation given by Lewis Rosenthal via Skype
to the Dutch OS/2 Users Group (eCS-gg), Saturday, January 9. The discussion
focuses on Blue Lion's new Preboot environment, including screenshots of current
alpha builds, and references some [...]

You may view the latest post at
www.arcanoae.com/presentation-blue-lion-a-first-peek/

We at Arca Noae would like to thank our development partners, bww bitwise works,
GmbH and Netlabs.org for their continued contribution to the OS/2 platform.
Monetary contributions to offset their operations costs may be made either
through Arca Noae at www.arcanoae.com or bww bitwise works, GmbH at
www.bitwiseworks.com.

You received this e-mail because you asked to be notified when new updates are
posted.
Best regards,
Arca Noae
webmeister@arcanoae.com

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

netlabs.org newsletter #260

Mon, 20160104 - 05:35 -0600

This is the latest edition of the bi-weekly netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> newsletter. The newsletter can be read on the web at the following URL:
wiki.netlabs.org/index.php <wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/Netlabs_bi_weekly_newsletter4>

News from netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/>:
28. December - 3. January
Dynamic Windows Library
One fix applied
See: trac.netlabs.org/dwindows/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/dwindows/timeline>
Java port for eCS (OS/2)
New ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/java/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/java/timeline>
kStuff
Some fixes as well as new stuff
See: trac.netlabs.org/kstuff/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/kstuff/timeline>
Lucide
One ticket closed
See: trac.netlabs.org/lucide/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/lucide/timeline>
NEPMD
Some fixes applied
See: trac.netlabs.org/nepmd/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/nepmd/timeline>
RPM and YUM
A pack of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
Many updates and some new tickets raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
USB
A few updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2)
Some updates as well as wiki changes
See: trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline>
21. December - 27. December
4OS2
Invalid ticket closed
See: trac.netlabs.org/4os2/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/4os2/timeline>
kBuild
New ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline>
kLIBC
Ticket raised and an update applied
See: trac.netlabs.org/libc/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/libc/timeline>
kStuff
Some updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/kstuff/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/kstuff/timeline>
Lucide
Load of tickets raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/lucide/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/lucide/timeline>
NEPMD
A few updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/nepmd/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/nepmd/timeline>
RPM and YUM
Mix of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline>
USB
One update
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2)
A big pile of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline>
VX Applications
Wiki update
See: trac.netlabs.org/vxapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/vxapps/timeline>

Netlabs.org <netlabs.org/> depends upon your support to maintain and help test new releases of OS/2 software. Some projects require considerable work; therefore, some developers are paid to work on them. You may show your support for these projects by purchasing sponsor units via:
bww bitwise Works GmbH <www.bitwiseworks.com/shop/index.php>
or
Arca Noae <rcanoae.com/product-category/support-sponsoring/>

Thanks for your support!

We can be reached at: news@netlabs.org <news(at)netlabs.org> or Twitter at: twitter.com

Greetings,
netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> team

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

[Arca Noae] Arca Noae Package Manager has landed

Thu, 20151231 - 22:58 -0600

Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'Arca Noae Package Manager has landed'

After over a year in the making, and after extensive testing and refinement,
Arca Noae is proud to announce the release of Arca Noae Package Manager, a
graphical tool to help keep OS/2 and eComStation systems up to date with the
latest software and fixes.

The package is available in English with French and German language [...]

You may view the latest post at
www.arcanoae.com/arca-noae-package-manager-has-landed/

We at Arca Noae would like to thank our development partners, bww bitwise works,
GmbH and Netlabs.org for their continued contribution to the OS/2 platform.
Monetary contributions to offset their operations costs may be made either
through Arca Noae at www.arcanoae.com or bww bitwise works, GmbH at
www.bitwiseworks.com.

You received this e-mail because you asked to be notified when new updates are
posted.
Best regards,
Arca Noae
webmeister@arcanoae.com

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

bww bitwise works GmbH progress update

Mon, 20151228 - 09:30 -0600

*bww bitwise works GmbH progress update December 28, 2015*

In the last couple of week we have been working on the tasks below.

* lxml
* Python
* Rpm
* Fontconfig
* FreeType
* HarfBuzz
* Pango
* Cairo
* Pixman
* libpoll
* VitrualBox

*
lxml*
The lxml python parser was packed as rpm.
About lxml: lxml is the most feature-rich and easy-to-use library for processing XML and HTML in the Python language.
*
Python*
We updated python 2.7.6 with some important fixes. Without this fixes some python based build systems (like the Mozilla build system) would not work.
About Python: Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively.
*
**RPM*
We updated rpm 4.8.1 with some important fixes. Among some fixes we also added the %debug macro. This which makes the live of rpm packers easier.
About Rpm: The RPM Package Manager is a powerful command line driven package management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating computer software packages.

*Fontconfig*
First we enhanced our old mozilla based Fontconfig with some functions and hoped this would work with our new upcoming Firefox 38. But unfortunately this turned out to be wrong. So we decided to port the complete Fontconfig.
We renamed the old Fontconfig rpm and updated the Fontconfig rpm with the new Fontconfig. To make sure old and new works, the "yum update fontconfig" does not only update to the new Fontconfig, it also installs the old version. So both work together.
About Fontconfig: Fontconfig is a library for configuring and customizing font access.
*
FreeType*
We updated FreeType including rpm to version 2.6.2.
About FreeType: FreeType is a software font engine that is designed to be small, efficient, highly customizable, and portable while capable of producing high-quality output (glyph images). It can be used in graphics libraries, display servers, font conversion tools, text image generation tools, and many other products as well.
*
HarfBuzz*
This is a new port. We also created a rpm for it. This port is currently needed by the upcoming Firefox 38 port.
About HarfBuzz: HarfBuzz is an OpenType text shaping engine.
*
Pango*
This is a new port. We also created a rpm for it. This port is currently needed by the upcoming Firefox 38 port.
About Pango: Pango is a library for laying out and rendering of text, with an emphasis on internationalization. Pango can be used anywhere that text layout is needed. The integration of Pango with Cairo provides a complete solution with high quality text handling and graphics rendering.
*
Cairo*
Cairo is not a new port, but we enhanced it and created also a rpm for it.
About Cairo: Cairo is a 2D graphics library with support for multiple output devices.

*Pixman*
This is a new port. We also created a rpm for it. This port is currently needed by the upcoming Firefox 38 port.
About Pixman: Pixman is a low-level software library for pixel manipulation, providing features such as image compositing and trapezoid rasterization. Important users of pixman are the Cairo graphics library and the X server.

*libpoll*
This is a new port. We also created a rpm for it. This port is currently needed by the upcoming VBox port.
About libpoll: libpoll implements the poll() system call for systems that do not support poll out of the box.

*VirtualBox
*The team to port the latest VirtualBox Host to eCS (OS/2) is formed. We already checked in a lot code and a very early build is running already. In the next couple of weeks we plan to deliver a first developer preview. If you are interested to see the progress of this port, then please have a look at VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2) <trac.netlabs.org/vbox>.
About VitrualBox: VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).


*Sponsoring
*
If you want to support us or a specific project then please check out our online shop <www.bitwiseworks.com/shop>.
You are one of the people making the future possible!

*Partners*
We at bww bitwise works GmbH would like to thank our development partners, Arca Noae and Netlabs.org for their continued contribution to the OS/2 platform.


With regards, the bww bitwise works GmbH Team
www.bitwiseworks.com

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

Update on Warpstock Europe 2015/2016!

Fri, 20151225 - 17:25 -0600

* First of all the video's of the Warpstock Europe 2015 presentations are being uploaded right now to the following new Warpstock Europe YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWVjvzVtMl_BA66pWtOeEoA

The upload is still running and should finish the next 12 hours or so. Warpstock Europe should have a video stream next year again.
The VOICE organization would like to thank Udo Schneider from Munich *again* for this support to provide the video stream at Warpstock Europe 2015.

* Work is still ongoing to get the new website for Warpstock Europe up. Which I hope we can do over this XMAS weekend.

* As mentioned before. Warpstock Europe will be held on the 21st and 22 second of May 2016 in Cologne at Hostel where Warpstock Europe was also held in 2016. The rooms have been reserved.
Lewis Rosenthal from Arca Noae has already confirmed he will be coming because last year he did not make it to Warpstock Europe.

On behalf of all the board members of OS/2 VOICE:
Have a nice XMAS and a good 2016!

Regards,

Roderick Klein
President OS/2 VOICE

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

OS/2 German Courseware material available

Thu, 20151224 - 10:17 -0600

Dear Community.

 

Today I just posted two more courseware material that IBM gave permission to re-publish:

 

- OS/2 Warp Communication Seminar 1995 - German

www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/OS/2_Warp_Communication_Seminar_1995_-_German

 

- OS/2 Version 2.1 - Architektur und Funktionens (German)

www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/78J8H_-_OS/2_Version_2.1_-_Architektur_und_Funktionens

 

I will like to thank the community member (that remains anonymous) that did all the scanning and send it over me to request permission.

 

I am still looking for more IBM OS/2 related courseware to request permission to re-post it for the public and the community. The material that I am looking for is listed here:

 

www.os2world.com/forum/index.php/topic,628.msg5921.html

 

Please check your basements :)

 

Regards

 

Martin

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

netlabs.org newsletter #259

Mon, 20151221 - 05:36 -0600

This is the latest edition of the bi-weekly netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> newsletter. The newsletter can be read on the web at the following URL:
wiki.netlabs.org/index.php <wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/Netlabs_bi_weekly_newsletter4>

News from netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/>:
14. December - 20. December
kBuild
One ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline>
kStuff
Set of updates applied
See: trac.netlabs.org/kstuff/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/kstuff/timeline>
Qt Applications for OS/2
Two applications updated
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline>
RPM and YUM
Lots of updates, new tickets as well as closed ones
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
One update and a new ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
USB
Some fixes and updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2)
Mix of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline>
7. December - 13. December
kLIBC
New ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/libc/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/libc/timeline>
MINSTALL
Wiki updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/minstall/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/minstall/timeline>
Mozilla for OS/2
Got some updates
See: https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/commits/master <https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/commits/master>
Qt Applications for OS/2
Wiki updates about SSL
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline>
RPM and YUM
Loads of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
Great progress
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
USB
Steady progress
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2)
Mix of updates, fixes and new tickets
See: trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline>
VX Applications
Readme updated
See: trac.netlabs.org/vxapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/vxapps/timeline>
WarpIN
Small changes
See: trac.netlabs.org/warpin/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/warpin/timeline>

Netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> relies on your support as well. We hire developers to have better progress on projects, for instance. For sure this costs money so any sponsoring is very welcome! You can support netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> via netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> sponsoring units:
www.mensys.net/NETLABS/ <www.mensys.net/NETLABS/>
And now also via bww bitwise Works GmbH <www.bitwiseworks.com/>:
NETLABS <www.bitwiseworks.com/shop/index.php>

Thanks for your support!

We can be reached at: news@netlabs.org <news(at)netlabs.org>
And we are on Twitter now as well! See: twitter.com

Greetings,
netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> team

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

WPSac, WPSam, AMouse GUI, PMFormat, Clock60, CUtil, PmCtlsPP now released as open source

Tue, 20151215 - 06:39 -0600

Noller & Breining Software has released the source code to the public of the following OS/2 software:

 

- AMouse GUI: The GUI components of Amouse are now available as open source.

www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/AMouse

 

- Clock60: A modified desktop clock, that contains additional features, like access to DCF77-stations

www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/Clock60

 

- CUtil: A library that contains functions that is used in most of Noller &amp;amp; Breining Software software.

www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/CUtil

 

- PmCtlsPP: PmCtlsPP modifies some OS/2 window controls to add some features known from Windows: double click on Entry fields selects only a single word, etc.

www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/PmCtlsPP

 

- PMFormat: PMFormat is a diskette formatter.

www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/PMFormat

 

- WPSac: WPSac (Workplace Shell Access Control) is a tool that restricts access to the workplace shell to users with a configured user id (comparable with the WinNT logon).

www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/WPSac

 

- WPSam: WPSam is a tool similar to WPSac. It allows to switch the desktop by switching to another OS2.INI file (and OS2SYS.INI). A fullscreen version is also contained (INITOS2)

www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/WPSam

 

The source code is available for download at hobbes as open source under the BSD 3-Clause license.

 

Special thanks to Noller & Breining Software for allowing his software to be released as open source.

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

BayWarp meeting Tuesday, December 15

Wed, 20151209 - 07:43 -0600

BayWarp meeting announcement

Date: Tuesday, December 15
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Place: Panera Bread
501 E Hamilton Ave
Campbell, CA 95008

Panera Bread has plenty of room, it's quiet and they have WiFi. There is a light rail station near the meeting location.

Meeting topics:
Warpstock 2015 review
What would you like to see in Blue Lion?
eCS and OS/2 tips and tricks

Come join us in our monthly meeting. We are OS/2 and eComStation users, and we meet every month to discuss ideas about our favorite operating system.

Meeting announcements and more are available on the BayWarp website.
www.baywarp.org

-- Neil Waldhauer neil@blondeguy.com www.blondeguy.com
Expert consulting for OS/2 Warp and eComStation

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

netlabs.org newsletter #258

Mon, 20151207 - 09:49 -0600

This is the latest edition of the bi-weekly netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> newsletter. The newsletter can be read on the web at the following URL:
wiki.netlabs.org/index.php <wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/Netlabs_bi_weekly_newsletter4>

News from netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/>:
30. November - 6. December
eFTE2 Editor
Wiki updated
See: trac.netlabs.org/efte/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/efte/timeline>
kBuild
Two tickets raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline>
Kerberos
Wiki updated
See: trac.netlabs.org/kerberos/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/kerberos/timeline>
NEPMD
Two fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/nepmd/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/nepmd/timeline>
Odin32
Mix of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/odin32/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/odin32/timeline>
Qt Applications for OS/2
gcc4core update
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline>
Qt Version 4 for OS/2
gcc4core update
See: trac.netlabs.org/qt4/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qt4/timeline>
RPM and YUM
A lot of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline>
Samba for eCS (OS/2)
gcc4core update
See: trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
Big pile of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
USB
A few updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2)
Mix of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline>
23. November - 29. November
Mozilla for OS/2
Font switch work done
See: https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/commits/master <https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/commits/master>
Odin32
One update
See: trac.netlabs.org/odin32/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/odin32/timeline>
Qt Applications for OS/2
Ticket raised for Qpdfview and Cups
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline>
UNIAUD
Some updates and a new ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/uniaud/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/uniaud/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
Lot of work done in Fontsconfig and a ticket closed
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
USB
Some updates and a fix applied
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2)
Nice set of updates and a ticket solved
See: trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline>

Netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> relies on your support as well. We hire developers to have better progress on projects, for instance. For sure this costs money so any sponsoring is very welcome! You can support netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> via netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> sponsoring units:
www.mensys.net/NETLABS/ <www.mensys.net/NETLABS/>
And now also via bww bitwise Works GmbH <www.bitwiseworks.com/>:
NETLABS <www.bitwiseworks.com/shop/index.php>

Thanks for your support!

We can be reached at: news@netlabs.org <news(at)netlabs.org>
And we are on Twitter now as well! See: twitter.com

Greetings,
netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/> team

Categories: eComStation - OS/2