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[Arca Noae] USB driver package version 11.13 released

Sat, 20150704 - 09:43 -0600

Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'USB driver package version 11.13 released'

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of release 11.13 of
our updated USB stack.

More information about the USB drivers can be found in the wiki.

The changes in this version are mostly related to the USBCALLS interface which
should finally be working correctly now. The USBCALLS interface is used by CUPS,
TAME, Cameraderie, [...]

You may view the latest post at

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Best regards,
Arca Noae

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

DFSee 12.5 released

Fri, 20150703 - 06:46 -0600

DFSee version 12.5 has been released.

It is a MINOR release, with several small fixes and enhancements,
plus improvements in file recovery, mainly for Linux and OSX.

In the online help and the DFS*.txt files all the options (like '-d:nr') have
been sorted alphabetically now, making them easier to find if there are many.

DFSee is a very powerful disk-utility with disk partitioning,
filesystem and disk analysis, some file recovery and UNDELETE
and smart imaging or cloning of partitions or complete disks.

More details at:

Direct download links from the DFSee website:

Or from the HOBBES website:
or (after processing):

Functional changes since 12.4

- CLONE: Updated help/usage with more complete '-b' option description
- CONFIRM command, ignore all keys except Y/N and <Esc> in non-windowed UI
- Disk warnings GEOMETRY/GEOMETRY_EX: added disk-number (Windows only)
- Explicit WARNING if disk LVM geometry has more than 65535 cylinders
- FINDPATH support either DOS or UNIX style path separators, and usage text
- File Dialogs, fixed initial selection BUG in Dir/File lists (visible on Linux)
- File Dialogs, fixed new PATH field handling in FileDialog for UNIX/Linux
- File Dialogs, made the [New directory] work properly for UNIX/Linux
- File recovery: Create/accept proper path seperators '/' for Linux/MAC
- HELP minor update to SCRIPT host variable descriptions ($_rc, PRINT)
- HELP Sorted most options alphabetically in *.TXT and '-?' online help
- LVM: Usage text updated, sorted options, partition versus disk level
- MENU: 'mount physical disk' to DFSee list; text changed to 'accessible'
- OEM versions build more generic, allowing multiple branding and functionality
- Progress -G:0 switch for BAR only, -G:11 for single line percentage (OEM)
- Progress -G:0 show leading units/reason short text on progress bars display
- RUN: status prompt, updated to better reflect SCRIPT return values
- SCREEN refresh on every status-line update using '-refresh' EXE switch
- SCREEN refresh using Ctrl-L now available for any operating system
- SCRIPT PRINT statement to print (string) expression (debugging)
- SCRIPT explicit 'RETURN expression', ends script with given RC
- SCRIPT preserve explicit $_rc assignment value by (user) script
- SCRIPT return $_rc value when reaching end-of-script (no RETURN)
- SCRIPT substitute $_rc for an empty expression on RETURN
- SCRIPT updated HELP section for the PRINT and RETURN statements
- Scripts (to create various USB sticks with LVM): Fixed confirmation/comment bug

Regards, JvW

DFSee Home:; Jan van Wijk; Author of DFSee -

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

PMMail for OS/2 version 3.15 has been released.

Sat, 20150627 - 08:10 -0600

PMMail for OS/2 version 3.15 has been released. For more information, release notes and a free download of the demonstration version of the program, please visit our website at
The filename of the released version is Pmmail-3-15-19-2281.wpi.

PMMail/2 allows limited usage until it is registered. The limitations are:

* 1 account
* 1 attachment per new message
* Each message printed has a statement that this is a demonstration version of PMMail/2.

A registration code is required to use all features of the program. A PMMail/2 licence is free for those who have been a VOICE sponsor with one standard sponsorship unit at least two consecutive years. Others can obtain a PMMail/2 licence by donating two standard sponsorship units to VOICE.
PMMail/2 is also available from Hobbes

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

Warpstock 2015 Last Chance 20% off early registration

Fri, 20150626 - 17:53 -0600

Warpstock is the annual conference for OS/2 and eComStation users,
administrators, and developers. Warpstock 2015 will be held at the
Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita, Friday, October 23 through
Sunday, October 25, 2015.
The Warpstock Board of Directors is working hard to make this another
enjoyable and informative event. We invite you to participate, either
as a presenter or as an attendee. 2015 has been - and should continue
to be - a year of motion and progress for the OS/2 community at large,
so there should be a lot to discuss at this year's Warpstock!
Register before July 1 and receive a 20% early bird discount!!

Warpstock Corporation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit
corporation, chartered in Virginia. The Warpstock annual conference is
a gathering of OS/2 users, developers, and vendors from around the
world for the purpose of education and advocacy. All contributions to
Warpstock are fully tax deductible in the US. Consult your tax adviser
for more details.

More information on Warpstock available at:

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

[Arca Noae] ACPI package version 3.22.08 released

Wed, 20150624 - 10:03 -0600

Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'ACPI package version 3.22.08 released'

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our ACPI Package
for OS/2 and eComStation version 3.22.08.

This release addresses the following issues:

Updated the Intel ACPICA code to the current version.
Documentation updates and corrections.
Fixed a problem which prevented the ACPI daemon from running on non-eCS

This driver package is available for download from the Arca [...]

You may view the latest post at

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Best regards,
Arca Noae

Categories: eComStation - OS/2 newsletter #246

Mon, 20150622 - 04:33 -0600

This is the latest edition of the bi-weekly <> newsletter. The newsletter can be read on the web at the following URL: <>

News from <>:
15. June - 21. June
New ticket raised
See: <>
Two fixes and an update
See: <>
New ticket raised
See: <>
Ticket raised
See: <>
Mozilla for OS/2
Steady progress
See: <>
Qt Applications for OS/2
Three applications updated
See: <>
One ticket raised and fixed already
See: <>
Samba for eComStation (OS/2)
A mixture of fixes and updates
See: <>
Loads of updates and fixes
See: <>
Virtual Box for eCS (OS/2)
Wiki updates
See: <>
8. June - 14. June
A few new tickets as well as some fixes
See: <>
New ticket raised
See: <>
Mozilla for OS/2
See: <>
Qt Applications for OS/2
A couple of updates
See: <>
Various updates
See: <>
Samba for eComStation (OS/2)
One update and two new tickets
See: <>
Unix Ports and more
Quite some updates
See: <>
Some USBCALLS and USBD work but most updates and some fixes in USBMSD
See: <> <> 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 <> via <> sponsoring units: <>
And now also via bww bitwise Works GmbH <>:

Thanks for your support!

We can be reached at: <news(at)>
And we are on Twitter now as well! See:

Greetings, <> team

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

FtpServer version 2.3 released

Fri, 20150619 - 03:18 -0600

The latest version of FtpServer, an FTP daemon, can be obtained from
or from Hobbes.

This version implements the HOST command for optional multidomain support.

-- Peter Moylan
A: No.
Q: Should I include quotations after my reply?

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

Iron Spring PL/I 0.9.8 released

Thu, 20150618 - 18:01 -0600

15 Jun, 2015
Iron Spring Software is happy to announce beta version
0.9.8 of the Iron Spring PL/I compiler.

This version adds support for an input/output data list containing a type-3 DO, as in:
put skip data( ((a(i,j) do j=1 to 5) do i=1 to 2) );
It adds the builtins PRECISION, ATAN, and ATAND, and fixes some problems with with handling OVERFLOW.

-- Pete

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

BayWarp meeting Tuesday, June 23

Wed, 20150617 - 09:06 -0600

BayWarp meeting announcement

Date: Tuesday, June 23
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:
using the QSINIT loader with eCS
eCS and OS/2 tips and tricks
OS/2 Q and A for any user questions.

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.
-- Neil Waldhauer
Expert consulting for OS/2 Warp and eComStation

Categories: eComStation - OS/2