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netlabs.org newsletter #226

eComStationNews.com - Mon, 20140915 - 04:38 -0600

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

News from netlabs.org:
8. September - 14. September
See: trac.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline
Two tickets raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/libc/timeline
Mozilla for OS/2
Progressing again, after dependencies being resolved
See: https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/commits/master
Qt Applications for OS/2
A few applications got updated
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline
A couple of updates and one new ticket
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline
Unix Ports and more
Great progress
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline
Tracing added
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline
WebDAV Plugin for NetDrive
Multiple fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/ndpdav/timeline
1. September - 7. September
Ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/4os2/timeline
ACPI Subsystem for eComStation
Requirements updated
See: trac.netlabs.org/acpi/timeline
A mix of changes, fixes and new tickets
See: trac.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline
Two tickets raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/libc/timeline
Set of tickets closed due to End of Life of Lucide
See: trac.netlabs.org/lucide/timeline
New ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/odin32/timeline
Qt Applications for OS/2
Six applications updated
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline
Mix of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline
Samba for eCS (OS/2)
One change implemented
See: trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline
Ticket raised about looping sound
See: trac.netlabs.org/uniaud/timeline
Unix Ports and more
Great progress
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline
Work done on USBMSD
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline

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Categories: eComStation - OS/2

DFSee 12.1 released: EXFAT support, enhancements and fixes

eComStationNews.com - Thu, 20140911 - 13:34 -0600

DFSee version 12.1 has been released, with new functionality and several fixes.

It is a MINOR release, with support for the EXFAT filesystem as the
main added feature, and several other small enhancements and fixes.

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 12.0

- AL command, show allocation free/used for specified LSN and optional size
- BATCH command, added '-?' usage help and '?' for batch status display
- Binary display current sector (Hexdump) keyboard shortcut changed to Ctrl+B
- CREATE keep correct minimum size for first logical (move up to cylinder 1)
- DIALOG 'Partition Table Edit' (PTE), fix PT-entry line to get initial focus
- DIALOG 'Set Geometry', automatically set RADIO buttons to match current L-GEO
- DISK warning about OS/2 non-standard sectors/track fixed for disks > 1 TiB
- EXFAT BOOTSYNC: calculate CRC and write to one or both boot areas (sync)
- EXFAT SAVETO implemented for files, directories, and bitmap+upcase sysfiles
- EXFAT Volume Label recgonition from Root directory in table / part -V
- EXFAT bootsector recognition in MBR or GPT partitions and Large-Floppy
- EXFAT directory including alloc display and list -f type filename display
- EXFAT formatted display for bootsector, ALLOC display based on clusters
- EXFAT implementation of Bitmap caching and ALLOC functionalty using bitmap
- EXFAT list -f and detailed-directory displays debug and touch-up TZ format
- EXFAT list -f calculate percentage of correct allocation (recoverability)
- EXFAT, completed the Mode=EXFAT menu, derived from the regular FAT one
- FAT(32) list -f calculate percentage of correct allocation (recoverability)
- FAT-FS display selected dir-entry in statusline next to 'this' sector-nr
- HELP/SCROLLBUFFER: Reverse search keyboard shortcut now Ctrl+R (was Ctrl+B)
- LVM 'pid -C' option: CLEAR LVM-signature (BBR) for one non-0x35 type partition
- LVM -d:x -C' or '-C' option: CLEAR LVM-signature from ALL non-0x35 partitions
- LVM auto create MBR DLAT with prompted disk-name on 1st LVM info for a disk
- MENU Edit, display BATCH-mode status, and allow toggle ON or OFF
- MENU Mode=Fdisk, LVM, 'Clear BBR on non-LVM partitions' wipes obsolete LVM-sig
- PART ERROR CHS/LBA-offset mismatch below cyl-1024, changed to a WARNING
- PART WARNING for non LVM (0x35) partitions that DO have an LVM BBR sector
- PART WARNING if LVM DLAT size or startsector do not match partition table
- PRESTORE, suppress 'test on virtual disk first' hint when disk IS a virtual
- RESTORE: Buffersize adjust IMZ: AUTO in BASIC-mode, confirm once for EXPERT
- RESTORE, fixed size related bug in restoring multiple-file compressed image
- SAVETO automatic get FAT directory entry from sector list after .NNN select
- SLT build implemented for the EXFAT filesystem, including reserved areas
- SLT build, change end-of-disk marker to '***** max *****' no number value
- Startup, echo the DFSee invocation commandline to the screen and logfile

Regards, JvW

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

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

bww bitwise works GmbH progress update

eComStationNews.com - Wed, 20140910 - 10:07 -0600

*bww bitwise works GmbH progress update September 10, 2014*

We are finally done with the long awaited git 2.0 software port. Unfortunately this port took us very long, as we had to do a lot updates on other ports, as well as some new ports. Git and all the needed requirements can be installed with "yum install git". If one doesn't like yum there is the possibility to download the zip package of git and install it from there.
If you are curious in what was added or changed for the git port, please have a look at Unix Ports <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>

We are now switching to Firefox again and we hope to have a fresh beta out very soon.
If you are interested to see the progress on Firefox, please have a look at Firefox for eCS (OS/2) <https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2>

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

Warpstock presentation announcment: Jan van Wijk

eComStationNews.com - Mon, 20140908 - 16:37 -0600

Warpstock is pleased to announce two presentations by Jan van Wijk.

1) DFSee 12.x overview, demo and Q&A

An overview of the functionality in the DFSee disk analysis and recovery tool DFSee, with emphasis on new features added since 2008 (version 9 through 12). After a brief presentation there will be enough time for questions and perhaps some demos on usage of DFSee.

2) Disk partition and file system basics, with DFSee demos and Q&A

A brief overview of disk partitioning, including OS/2 LVM and GPT style, and a summary of the on-disk structures of several file systems. Some hands-on using DFSee itself, driven by questions asked.

Warpstock is the annual conference for eComStation and OS/2 users.

Warpstock 2014 will be held at the Drury Inn St. Louis Airport, in St. Louis, Missouri October 24 - 26, 2014.

Warpstock 2014 promises to be a can't-miss event, as new developments in the community will be discussed, and practical tips and techniques for getting the most out of existing systems and new hardware will be on the agenda.

Register for the conference on the Warpstock website.


Hotel Reservations: Individual reservations may be made by reserving online at www.druryhotels.com, then enter Group number of 2210046.

Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the Group number of 2210046.
Cut-off date:

Reservations received after Tuesday, September 23, 2014 will be provided on a space-available basis at prevailing rates. Check-In, Check-Out: Hotel check-in is after 3 p.m. on the day of arrival. Hotel checkout is before 11:00 a.m. on
the day of departure.

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: www.warpstock.org

Categories: eComStation - OS/2
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