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bww bitwise works GmbH progress update

eComStationNews.com - 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 <https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/releases/tag/FIREFOX_24_8_1esr_RELEASE_OS2_Beta_3>

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

eComStationNews.com - 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: www.dfsee.com; Jan van Wijk; Author of DFSee - info@dfsee.com

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

netlabs.org newsletter #233

eComStationNews.com - Mon, 20141222 - 10:50 -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_newsletter>

News from netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/>:
15. December - 21. December
Four tickets raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/jfs/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/jfs/timeline>
Trap fixed and 1.14 tagged
See: trac.netlabs.org/dataseeker/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/dataseeker/timeline>
Bunch of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/ecups/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ecups/timeline>
Mozilla for OS/2
Progressing well again
See: https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/commits/master <https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/commits/master>
Qt Applications for OS/2
Four applications updated and a new ticket created
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline>
Mix of updates and a new ticket
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline>
Samba for eCS (OS/2)
History updated and a new ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
Various updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
Number of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
8. December - 14. December
One ticket created and two closed as spam
See: trac.netlabs.org/jfs/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/jfs/timeline>
Cross build adjustments
See: trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline>
Two new tickets raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/libc/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/libc/timeline>
Qt Applications for OS/2
Three applications updated, one new ticket and resolved
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline>
Number of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline>
Samba for eCS (OS/2)
Ticket closed and wiki updated
See: trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
Mix of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
One duplicate ticket closed and some updates in USBMSD again
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
Two new tickets raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/xwlan/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/xwlan/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:
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And now also via bww bitwise Works GmbH <www.bitwiseworks.com/>:
NETLABS <www.bitwiseworks.com/shop/index.php>

Thanks for your support!

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