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FtpServer 2.0 is open source

eComStationNews.com - Wed, 20140903 - 00:57 -0600

The FtpServer software, formerly distributed as shareware, is now
open-source and freeware, subject to the GPL open-source licence. The
binaries and the sources may be obtained from


or from Hobbes.

(Binaries in one zip file, sources in three other zip files.)

FtpServer is an FTP daemon for OS/2. Although an FTP daemon already
comes supplied with OS/2, this one has more flexible control over what
clients are allowed to do and see. Each user sees a virtual file system
(which can be different for each user) which, through the use of
symbolic links and visibility controls, hides the actual file system
from the user. It is also possible to control which IP addresses are
allowed to connect to the server.

The included tools include a Monitor program that lets the manager see
who is connected.

-- Peter Moylan peter@pmoylan.org

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

netlabs.org newsletter #225

eComStationNews.com - Mon, 20140901 - 04:41 -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:
25. August - 31. August
ACPI Subsystem for eComStation
Requirements update
See: trac.netlabs.org/acpi/timeline
eFTE2 Editor
Loads of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/efte/timeline
Mix of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline
New ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/libc/timeline
Set of new tickets raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/lswitcher/timeline
Qt Applications for OS/2
Three applications updated and one added
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline
Various updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline
Unix Ports and more
Pile of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline
One fix for ACPI
See: trac.netlabs.org/warpin/timeline
18. August - 24. August
ACPI Subsystem for eComStation
Mix of updates, fixes and new tickets
See: trac.netlabs.org/acpi/timeline
eFTE2 Editor
Lot of tickets created
See: trac.netlabs.org/efte/timeline
One ticket closed as duplicate
See: trac.netlabs.org/libc/timeline
Various tickets closed and new ones opened
See: trac.netlabs.org/lswitcher/timeline
Nice set of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/odin32/timeline
Two updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline
Unix Ports and more
Big pile of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline
WPS Toolkit
Mix of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/wpstk/timeline

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 via netlabs.org sponsoring units:

Thanks for your support!

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

netlabs.org team

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

INIServe updated to version 2.4

eComStationNews.com - Sat, 20140830 - 05:19 -0600

The latest version of INIServe can be downloaded from


or from Hobbes. It is not significantly different from version 2.3, but
is now licensed under the GNU GPL licence.

INIServe is software for remote access to OS/2 INI files. It is a
recommended add-on for the programs Weasel, Major Major, and FtpServer,
but is potentially usable for any program that is running on a different
computer than the manager's computer.

-- Peter Moylan peter@pmoylan.org

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

GenINI updated to version 1.61

eComStationNews.com - Fri, 20140829 - 19:52 -0600

There was an error in the build process of yesterday's release of the
GenINI software. A new build, version 1.61, can be obtained from


-- Peter Moylan peter@pmoylan.org

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

GenINI version 1.6 released

eComStationNews.com - Fri, 20140829 - 01:12 -0600

The GenINI package has been updated to version 1.6. You can obtain it from


or from Hobbes. There is no change in functionality from version 1.5.
The only reason for this release is to add a GNU GPL open-source licence.

GenINI consists of two programs, to convert between the INI and TNI file
formats. A TNI file is a human-readable version of an INI file. It can
be used for backing up INI files. It can also be used in conjunction
with the Weasel and Major Major mail programs.

-- Peter Moylan peter@pmoylan.org

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

Apache OpenOffice for eCS (OS/2) update

eComStationNews.com - Thu, 20140828 - 06:40 -0600

Apache OpenOffice for eCS (OS/2) update

We just uploaded an update to the recently announced Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 RC3.
This update enables the so called category B modules. The most known module of this category
is most likely the spellchecker. Where solver and scripting are others in this category.

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.

bww bitwise works is commited to provide the latest version available,
which will be version 4.1.1.

Download Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 RC3 update 1 at:
If you have issues please use the debug file to get more
debug output.

If you like Apache OpenOffice, please pass by our online shop at
www.bitwiseworks.com/shop and buy Apache OpenOffice for
eCS(OS/2). This donations save the ongoing development and bugfixing.

To fill a bug please use:https://issues.apache.org/ooo/

kind regards
Silvan Scherrer
CTO bww bitwise works GmbH

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

PMOS/2 updated

eComStationNews.com - Thu, 20140828 - 04:37 -0600

The PMOS/2 library of Modula-2 source code has been updated, and can be
fetched from


It is mostly of interest to programmers who want source code snippets
for a variety of operations. The code should be easily readable by
anyone familiar with Pascal-like programming languages.

The main reason for this release is to convert the code licence to GPL.
In the not too distant future I intend to re-release several of my
programs as open-source, and those programs make extensive use of the
PMOS/2 code.

-- Peter Moylan peter@pmoylan.org

Categories: eComStation - OS/2
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