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DFSee version 12.4 released today!

eComStationNews.com - Fri, 20150403 - 09:04 -0600

DFSee version 12.4 has been released, with some significant updates.

It is a MINOR release, with several small fixes and enhancements,
and many improvements in file recovery.

For recovered files, the original date and time information is now retained
for almost any filesystem and operating system. For HPFS and FAT32 it now
also preserves the long-filename much better.


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 12.3

- ADJUST FS size, respect HPFS 64GiB limit in manual command 'resize -m'
- EXFAT file recovery: set original file date/time from FILE dir entry
- EXFAT file recovery: fix directory interpretation bug causing failure
- EXPAND do NOT allow manual override of maximum size in dialog (clip)
- EXPAND filesystem/partition, limit size to 64GiB for HPFS filesystems
- EXPAND Max accepted size automatically reduced for cylinder alignment
- FAT(32) file recovery: set original file date/time, incl create/access
- FAT(32) file recovery: use long-filename for recovered file, if present
- FDISK/startup: 0-disks/admin-hint in popup requiring user confirmation
- FILEFIND/DELFIND -D option to search for DIRECTORIES only (when possible)
- GEO Update total nr of sectors and cylinders on byte-per-sector change
- HELP (commandline) added the MENU2HTML command to '??' command overview
- HPFS DELFIND/FILEFIND Create proper FNODE find-SPACE for fast searching
- HPFS Fnode display and 'list -f': show FULL long-filename and path
- HPFS file recovery: set original file date/time, when still available
- HPFS file recovery: use FULL long filename (>15) when still available
- HPFS file recovery: use FULL long name (>15) on all path components too
- HPFS: Fixed hang with long-filename display on deleted files/directories
- ID '-v-' non-verbose, suppress contents display for the sector
- IMAGE/RESTORE correctly set default size when a start offset specified
- LIST '-d-' suppress contents display for the '-c' cmd execution option
- LIST '-t-' or '-t' TEST option is passed on to cmd given with '-c'
- LIST '-v-' or '-v' VERBOSE option is passed on to cmd given with '-c'
- LIST: Changed function key <F9> from 'alloc' to list display (list -f)
- LOG Display DFSee working directory at startup and start of any logfile
- PART table (read/view) Fix handling of size value 0xffffffff (truncate)
- PART WARNING for GPT header at WRONG sectorsize (512 byte versus 4 KiB)
- RECOVER Set original timestamps on DOS/OS2: fix 'off by 1 month' bug
- RECOVER Set original file access/modify timestamps on UNIX/Linux too
- SCAN sn parameter to set the start sector for the scan as MCS-number
- SLT2LIST correctly set default size when a start offset specified
- VDISK avoid traps on read/write after changing geometry bytes-per-sector
- WINDOWS added hint to reduce security level in User Access Control (UAC)
- WIPE correctly set default size when a start offset is specified

Regards, JvW

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

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

Major Major 2.0 released

eComStationNews.com - Wed, 20150401 - 05:44 -0600

Major Major, a mailing list manager for OS/2 and eCS, is now free and open-source as of version 2.0. You can obtain it from




or from Hobbes.

To run N mailing lists, you need N+1 e-mail accounts. This software is suitable for people who are able to request enough accounts from their ISP or hosting service, or who run their own mail server. If you have never run a mail server before, check out Weasel on the same web site as Major Major.

Major Major is not suitable for spamming, and punitive action may be taken against anyone found using it to send out spam. It is designed for discussion lists, not for bulk mailing.

-- Peter Moylan peter@pmoylan.org www.pmoylan.org

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

netlabs.org newsletter #240

eComStationNews.com - Mon, 20150330 - 04:53 -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/>:
23. March - 29. March
Ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/ecups/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ecups/timeline>
Qt Applications for OS/2
One application updated and a fix
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline>
Samba for eCS (OS/2)
Ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
A big pile of updates and fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
Good progress
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
WebDAV Plugin for NetDrive
Wiki updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/ndpdav/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ndpdav/timeline>
16. March - 22. March
Dynamic Windows Library
A few warning fixes
See: trac.netlabs.org/dwindows/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/dwindows/timeline>
Ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/ecups/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ecups/timeline>
Two updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/fat32/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/fat32/timeline>
Two fixes applied
See: trac.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline>
Some fixes and an update
See: trac.netlabs.org/odin32/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/odin32/timeline>
Qt Applications for OS/2
One application got updated
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline>
Ticket raised and some updates done
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline>
SWT Port
Wiki updates, to point to new github project
See: trac.netlabs.org/swt/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/swt/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
A few updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
Good progress
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/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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Thanks for your support!

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Categories: eComStation - OS/2

Free golf course file for Links for OS/2

eComStationNews.com - Sat, 20150328 - 05:42 -0600

An additional, free CRH golf course file for Links for OS/2:




It's a small, 625 KiB test file, so users of other versions of Links can verify that this course file format and all other additional course files are compatible with their version of Links.


It will work fine with Links/2. Just save the file BOUNTIFU.CRH in your Links/2 directory, start a new game and select the course Bountiful Golf Club.

Categories: eComStation - OS/2
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