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Apache OpenOffice for eCS (OS/2)

Wed, 20150107 - 09:53 -0600

Apache OpenOffice for eCS (OS/2) 4.1.1 GA

St. Veit an der Glan, Austria, January 7, 2015 — 5 month after our
first Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 RC, we are now proud to present the GA
version of 4.1.1.
The GA version includes english, german, italian, french, spanish, dutch and
russian language pack. And of course this version comes nicely packed in
a wpi.

Apache OpenOffice is the free and open productivity suite, consisting of
several mighty applications, such as Calc, Writer, Base, Impress and
several more. Apache OpenOffice is compatible to the leading commercial
productivity suite.

Download Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 GA from:
You need only one complete wpi for your preferred language.
If you want to install an additional language you need only the language wpi for the new language.

For additional installation information, please read the readme_aoo.txt file. The file can also be found in
the directory from the download link.

To fill a bug please use:
If you create a ticket, please also set your ticket to block ticket 118923.

If you like Apache OpenOffice, please pass by our online shop at and donate for Apache OpenOffice for
eCS(OS/2). These donations support the ongoing development and bugfixing efforts.

With regards, the bww bitwise works GmbH Team

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

bww bitwise works GmbH progress update

Tue, 20141230 - 09:46 -0600

*bww bitwise works GmbH progress update December 30, 2014*

We are proud to announce our latest Firefox for eCS (OS/2) 24.8.1 Beta3.

This is the third beta release of Firefox for eCS (OS/2) version 24. It contains a fix for exceptq. The last beta broke the possibility to produce trp files when firefox crashes.

For the complete announcement please have a look at Firefox for eCS (OS/2) 24.8.1 Beta3 <>

If you want to support us or a specific project then please check out these links:
You are one of the people making the future possible!

With regards, the bww bitwise works GmbH Team

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

DFSee version 12.2 released

Wed, 20141224 - 09:46 -0600

DFSee version 12.2 has been released, with new functionality and several fixes.

It is a MINOR release, with EXFAT file recovery support as the
main added feature, and several other small enhancements and fixes
(like automatic LVM dialog on creating a partition working again).

EXFAT is a 32-bit FAT filesystem optimized for (very large) removable media
like SD-cards used with cameras. It has an additional allocation-bitmap that
avoids a lot of the normal overhead when writing contiguous files. It is
now supported by Windows, OS-X and Linux, and is the recommended filesystem
for SD-cards larger than 32Gb.

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 12.1

- ABOUT: fixed item count in 'Expert' help menu to again include the 'About' item
- NEWMBR: -n and -N option to create MBR without any bootcode/NT-signature
- DISPLAY: sector identification for empty MBR (just 55AA) to correct type
- ALLOC: Update global info after 'alloc' command, enabling resizing menu items
- Added 'part PID -a' hint on resizing menu items not being available message
- CR: fixed auto LVM creation from the 'Create partition' dialog (lvm 1 -C ..)
- EXFAT: Added search for normal/deleted files to the recovery submenu
- EXFAT: DELFIND cmd, search deleted or renamed files/dirs by name fragment
- EXFAT: FILEFIND cmd, search normal files by name fragment (15 chars max)
- EXFAT: Fix DIR display (list) for FILE/STREAM entries spanning 2 sectors
- EXFAT: resolve FILE (85) from stream/name (c0/c1) DIR entries (filefind etc)
- FIND: Better EXFAT directory entry filtering for finding normal/deleted
- FIND: Progress SN shown from start OBJECT, not start search (experimental)
- MENU: Added find normal/deleted files for the EXFAT filesystem
- PART: Made '-a' the default to show alloc info, enabling resizing menu items
- SETBOOT -disk:* updates ALL installed bootmanagers, and is now the default
- TRACE: Removed extra debug info display from (WIN32) TxFileSize

Regards, JvW

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

Categories: eComStation - OS/2 newsletter #233

Mon, 20141222 - 10:50 -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. December - 21. December
Four tickets raised
See: <>
Trap fixed and 1.14 tagged
See: <>
Bunch of updates
See: <>
Mozilla for OS/2
Progressing well again
See: <>
Qt Applications for OS/2
Four applications updated and a new ticket created
See: <>
Mix of updates and a new ticket
See: <>
Samba for eCS (OS/2)
History updated and a new ticket raised
See: <>
Unix Ports and more
Various updates and fixes
See: <>
Number of updates
See: <>
8. December - 14. December
One ticket created and two closed as spam
See: <>
Cross build adjustments
See: <>
Two new tickets raised
See: <>
Qt Applications for OS/2
Three applications updated, one new ticket and resolved
See: <>
Number of updates
See: <>
Samba for eCS (OS/2)
Ticket closed and wiki updated
See: <>
Unix Ports and more
Mix of updates
See: <>
One duplicate ticket closed and some updates in USBMSD again
See: <>
Two new tickets raised
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

Last chance for OS/2 magazines

Sat, 20141220 - 11:17 -0600

I haven't had much luck finding a home for a bunch of OS2 Professional and
OS/2 Developer magazines. If anyone wants them they can have them for the
cost of postage, otherwise it's into the recycle bin. Please post or email
if interested.

-- Pete

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

[Arca Noae] Updated roadmap and anticipated changes

Fri, 20141219 - 14:13 -0600

Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'Updated roadmap and anticipated changes'

We have updated our roadmap to reflect some recent changes in project status,
namely the beginning of the beta testing phase of our graphical package
management tool, our participation in some very exciting USB development, and
our initial investigation of support for some SATA RAID and SAS controllers.

Also of note are some upcoming changes to [...]

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Categories: eComStation - OS/2

Iron Spring PL/I compiler 0.9.6

Tue, 20141216 - 13:57 -0600

15 Dec, 2014.

Iron Spring Software has released version 0.9.6 of its PL/I compiler and library for Linux and OS/2.

This version adds the builtin sort subroutine PLISRTD. It also includes the integer manipulation builtin functions IAND, IEOR, INOT, IOR, ISLL, and ISRL compatible with IBM Enterprise PL/I. It adds the capability to process IBM "packed decimal" format FIXED DECIMAL data.

For last minute notes and corrections see the announcement in the ISPLI Yahoo group at

-- Pete

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

[Arca Noae] New store items: bww bitwise works GmbH sponsoring and InJoy Firewall

Fri, 20141212 - 23:40 -0600

Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'New store items: bww bitwise works GmbH
sponsoring and InJoy Firewall'

Arca Noae is pleased to announce the immediate availability of InJoy Firewall,
the premier firewall and VPN solution for OS/2, eComStation, Windows, and Linux
in our online store. All three licensing options (Personal, Professional, and
Enterprise) are available, in all user counts.

In addition, sponsoring bww bitwise works GmbH has never been easier. bww
bitwise works [...]

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