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SeaMonkey 2.28b5r2

eComStationNews.com - Sun, 20150726 - 23:16 -0600

I've uploaded a build of SeaMonkey 2.28 that corresponds to the recently released Firefox 31.8.0 beta 5, hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php
Based on the excellent work by Bitwise on the Gecko engine.
Unluckily there never was a SeaMonkey 2.28 release due to hardware problems and lack of manpower at the SeaMonkey project so this release is truly beta and probably has some minor problems. For me session restore and the cache system seem subtly broken. One add-on broke history and I had to restore places.sqlite3 from backup so make sure you back up your profile before upgrading.
There are also no language packages available. Success has been reported with using the sm 2.29 and sm 2.29b4 language packs. Editing the required version is required by unzipping the language pack and changing the version number in install.rdf (em:minVersion and em:maxVersion) and re-zipping to the same name.
Dave Yeo

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

bww bitwise works GmbH progress update

eComStationNews.com - Fri, 20150724 - 07:48 -0600

*bww bitwise works GmbH progress update July 24, 2015*

In the last couple of week we have been working on the tasks below.

* Firefox
* SWT/Eclipse
* VirtualBox

The fifth beta for Firefox is online now. Please see Firefox 31 ESR <https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/releases/tag/FIREFOX_31_8_0esr_RELEASE_OS2_Beta_5> for the complete announcement and download information.
This is a big step forward because the official Mozilla team dropped OS/2 support from the main development line between versions 24 and 31 and in this release we carefully restored it back including all previously existed OS/2 features. We also ported new Firefox code to OS/2 and fixed some old bugs. This includes reviewed JavaScript support where we finally fixed infamous crashes of Firefox on websites with heavy JavaScript usage and generally improved JavaScript performance.
One of our goals for Firefox 31 was to enable sound support again. For this we hired Myung-Hun KO to add his libkai to Firefox. Unfortunately some sound support is still not working, as we could not enable FFMPEG support completely. The reason for this is that Firefox itself doesn't support FFMPEG library completely in version 31. In version 38, which is now in ESR state as well, this support is complete. Because of that we decided to leave Firefox 31 ESR after this beta and move on to Firefox 38 ESR. This will bring us at such a current browser level we haven't been able to have for a long time.
If you are interested to see the progress on Firefox, then please have a look at Firefox for eCS (OS/2) <https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2>

If you are interested to see the progress on SWT/Eclipse, then please have a look at Eclipse (SWT) for eCS (OS/2) <https://github.com/bitwiseworks/eclipse.platform.swt>.

We are forming a new team to port the latest VirtualBox Host to eCS (OS/2). Right now we are in the negotiation phase with developers. The SVN/wiki and trac are already partially done. We reused the existing one from netlabs.org. If you are interested to see the progress of this port, then please have a look at VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2). <trac.netlabs.org/vbox>

If you want to support us or a specific project then please check out our online shop <www.bitwiseworks.com/shop>.
You are one of the people making the future possible!

With regards, the bww bitwise works GmbH Team

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

BayWarp meeting Tuesday, July 28

eComStationNews.com - Thu, 20150723 - 09:04 -0600

BayWarp meeting announcement

Date: Tuesday, July 28
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:
Configuring Samba Server
eCS and OS/2 tips and tricks
OS/2 Q and A for any user questions.

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

INIServe updated to version 2.6

eComStationNews.com - Wed, 20150722 - 03:01 -0600

INIServe has just been updated to version 2.6. You can get it from
or from Hobbes.

INIServe (freeware, open source) is a daemon that enables remote editing
of OS/2 INI files. You install the server on the machine that has the
INI file(s), and a suitable client -- either the one supplied in this
package, or one that you write yourself -- on another machine. That lets
you perform remote management of applications that take their
configuration data from an INI file.

The reason for this release is to fix an error where command lines
longer than 1024 characters were being truncated. The error first came
to light when members of a Major Major mailing list were being
accidentally deleted from the list.

-- Peter Moylan peter@pmoylan.org
A: No.
Q: Should I include quotations after my reply?

Categories: eComStation - OS/2

netlabs.org newsletter #248

eComStationNews.com - Mon, 20150720 - 01:40 -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/>:
13. July - 19. July
Mix of fixes and updates and a new ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline>
Mozilla for OS/2
Some things enabled
See: https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/commits/master <https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/commits/master>
One addition made
See: trac.netlabs.org/rexxlibs/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rexxlibs/timeline>
Samba for eCS (OS/2)
New bug ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline>
Unix Ports and more
One ticket solved
See: trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/ports/timeline>
USBMSD update
See: trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/usb/timeline>
VirtualBox for eCS (OS/2)
Two tickets closed
See: trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/vbox/timeline>
6. July - 12. July
eFTE2 Editor
Fixes and changes
See: trac.netlabs.org/efte/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/efte/timeline>
Mix of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/fm2/timeline>
One update
See: trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/kbuild/timeline>
Number of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/kerberos/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/kerberos/timeline>
Mozilla for OS/2
Good progress
See: https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/commits/master <https://github.com/bitwiseworks/mozilla-os2/commits/master>
Qt Applications for OS/2
Count and one application updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/qtapps/timeline>
Mix of updates
See: trac.netlabs.org/rexxlibs/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rexxlibs/timeline>
One ticket raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/rpm/timeline>
Samba for eCS (OS/2)
Two new tickets raised
See: trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline <trac.netlabs.org/samba/timeline>
USBCALLS and USBMSD updates and fixes
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:
www.mensys.net/NETLABS/ <www.mensys.net/NETLABS/>
And now also via bww bitwise Works GmbH <www.bitwiseworks.com/>:
NETLABS <www.bitwiseworks.com/shop/index.php>

Thanks for your support!

We can be reached at: news@netlabs.org <news(at)netlabs.org>
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Categories: eComStation - OS/2
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