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WPSac, WPSam, AMouse GUI, PMFormat, Clock60, CUtil, PmCtlsPP now released as open source

eComStationNews.com - Tue, 20151215 - 06:39 -0600

Noller & Breining Software has released the source code to the public of the following OS/2 software:


- AMouse GUI: The GUI components of Amouse are now available as open source.



- Clock60: A modified desktop clock, that contains additional features, like access to DCF77-stations



- CUtil: A library that contains functions that is used in most of Noller & Breining Software software.



- PmCtlsPP: PmCtlsPP modifies some OS/2 window controls to add some features known from Windows: double click on Entry fields selects only a single word, etc.



- PMFormat: PMFormat is a diskette formatter.



- WPSac: WPSac (Workplace Shell Access Control) is a tool that restricts access to the workplace shell to users with a configured user id (comparable with the WinNT logon).



- WPSam: WPSam is a tool similar to WPSac. It allows to switch the desktop by switching to another OS2.INI file (and OS2SYS.INI). A fullscreen version is also contained (INITOS2)



The source code is available for download at hobbes as open source under the BSD 3-Clause license.


Special thanks to Noller & Breining Software for allowing his software to be released as open source.

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

BayWarp meeting Tuesday, December 15

eComStationNews.com - Wed, 20151209 - 07:43 -0600

BayWarp meeting announcement

Date: Tuesday, December 15
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:
Warpstock 2015 review
What would you like to see in Blue Lion?
eCS and OS/2 tips and tricks

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 neil@blondeguy.com www.blondeguy.com
Expert consulting for OS/2 Warp and eComStation

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

netlabs.org newsletter #258

eComStationNews.com - Mon, 20151207 - 09:49 -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_newsletter4>

News from netlabs.org <www.netlabs.org/>:
30. November - 6. December
eFTE2 Editor
Wiki updated
See: trac.netlabs.org/efte/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/efte/timeline>
Two tickets raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline>
Wiki updated
See: trac.netlabs.org/kerberos/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/kerberos/timeline>
Two fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/nepmd/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/nepmd/timeline>
Mix of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/odin32/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/odin32/timeline>
Qt Applications for OS/2
gcc4core update
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline>
Qt Version 4 for OS/2
gcc4core update
See: trac.netlabs.org/qt4/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qt4/timeline>
A lot of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline>
Samba for eCS (OS/2)
gcc4core update
See: trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
Big pile of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
A few updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2)
Mix of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline>
23. November - 29. November
Mozilla for OS/2
Font switch work done
See: https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/commits/master <https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/commits/master>
One update
See: trac.netlabs.org/odin32/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/odin32/timeline>
Qt Applications for OS/2
Ticket raised for Qpdfview and Cups
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline>
Some updates and a new ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/uniaud/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/uniaud/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
Lot of work done in Fontsconfig and a ticket closed
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
Some updates and a fix applied
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2)
Nice set of updates and a ticket solved
See: trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline>

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Categories: eComStation - OS/2

[Arca Noae] Checked your disk lately?

eComStationNews.com - Sat, 20151205 - 09:52 -0600

Arca Noae has posted a new item, 'Checked your disk lately?'

Mysterious boot problems can be caused by a variety of things from failing
hardware to software misconfiguration. Besides regular file backups, saving your
disk partitioning can be a big help during recovery (or reconstruction onto a
new drive). Fixing an odd problem, such as the once-in-a-lifetime file with an
impossible character in the name which [...]

You may view the latest post at

We at Arca Noae would like to thank our development partners, bww bitwise works,
GmbH and Netlabs.org for their continued contribution to the OS/2 platform, and
OS/2 VOICE for its ongoing community support. Monetary contributions to offset
their operations costs may be made either through Arca Noae at
www.arcanoae.com or bww bitwise works, GmbH at

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Best regards,
Arca Noae

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