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Friday 21 December 2007

Mozilla's Firefox 3.0b2 (Official) for OS/2 has been released

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service ++

From: Sander Nyman <>

Mozilla's Firefox 3.0b2 (Official) for OS/2 has been released. This is a
BETA release of Firefox 3, the next generation browser based on Mozilla's
Gecko 1.9 platform. It should be used for testing and feedback purposes
only. Take a moment to review the information and suggestions in the
README.TXT file included in the archive. Some Extensions (Add-ons) may not
yet be updated to work with Firefox 3. If you are looking to add new
Extensions, you can check the Add-ons site using the link below to see if
they are compatible with version 3.

You can download it here:

NOTE: This release requires the C runtime DLLs from Innotek. In the
unlikely event that you do not already have version 0.6.3 installed, it is
available with an installer here:

NOTE: This release requires IPLUGINW.DLL to use the Java and Flash
plugins. Available here:
or here:

NOTE: To have both Firefox, & Thunderbird in use at the same time (or ANY
other Mozilla app) they *MUST* be at the SAME version level, or a
mismatched DLL will still be in memory when you attempt to start a second
Mozilla based program. The easiest way to get around this limitation, and
use DIFFERENT version levels of Firefox, Thunderbird, Kompozer, etc., is
with Rich Walsh's Run! utility. It is tiny, and VERY easy to set up. To
make life even easier, I HIGHLY recommend that you download & use the
Internet Application Integration utility from Chuck McKinnis, which
actually contains the Run! utility, and sets it up for you, along with
coordinating your web browser with your email client for "mailto" links,
etc. You can find it here:

Or, if you'd rather do it yourself, here is the Run! utility:

Firefox extensions (add-ons) that add new functionality are available here:

Firefox themes (skins) are available here:

For release notes, and a list of new features, follow this link:

The official Warpzilla homepage can be found here:

If you have questions, or just want the latest, greatest tips for Firefox,
Thunderbird, & Seamonkey, Steve Wendt's excellent "Tips For Warpzilla" page
can be found here:

For Firefox "Tips & Tricks", see:

And finally, if you still have questions, or just want to participate in a
Mozilla for OS/2 discussion forum, the Warpzilla newsgroup can be found here:




Sunday 4 November 2007

SW: eComStation 2.0 RC3 "The Warpstock Europe 2007 release" disponible

From: Joachim Benjamins <>

Serenity Systems International and Mensys BV are pleased to announce the
immediate availability of eComStation 2.0 RC3, The Warpstock Europe 2007

This release is available to customers with an active Software
Subscriptions Services subcription. It adds a few new features and contains
a lot of updated drivers and fixes.

More details can be found at


** Netware installation from CD1 **

It is now possible to add Netware client support to eComStation, straight
from the installation CD. This is especially important for those customers
that have a Netware networking environment.

** Preboot harddisk integrity check **

There are several situations which may cause installation problems with LVM
in the install process. In this release, it is possible to disable the
integrity check at page 2 (miscellaneous) of the eComStation installer
preboot menu.

** Harddisk volume resizing **

This version has a custom DFSee engine that enables reliable RESIZING of
FAT32 and NTFS filesystems to allow shrinking an existing Windows
installation to make room for eComStation on the same system. The DFSee //
engine included in RC3 is at level 9.02.

The GUI to this tool has been updated and is now using a graphical
interface. To invoke it, please select 'Paritition Resizing Tool' from the
Installation Volume Manager which can be called during installation (choose
'New Volume' to start MiniLVM).

** Bootable JFS **

This release of eComStation contains the option to install the operating
system on a JFS volume. The advantage of doing this is that the amount of
diskcache is only limited by system memory (typically 10% of available
memory is assigned) This increased cache size gives a huge gain in overall
system performance.

** Genmac 2.1 Experimental **

This package provides generic driver support for several network interface
cards under OS/2 and eComStation. Moreover, Genmac is enabled to support
WPA encryption with the Wireless LAN Monitor 3.x or better.

Genmac and the Wireless LAN monitor will be installed when the appropriate
hardware is detected by the installer. If it is not detected, you can
manually select the driver in the network installation dialog.

Version 2.1 of GenMac now supports the NETBEUI protocol.

Version 2.1 of GenMac now offers suspend & resume on a limited set of
network adapters (when used in conjunction with ACPI) - this is an
*experimental* feature.

** ACPI 3.04 & APM 1.19 **

Support for ACPI is available in this release. The current version is
3.04. ACPI will be automatically enabled if appropriate hardware is
detected. You can manually enable or disable ACPI support at page 4 (USB &
ACPI) of the eComStation installer preboot menu.

** multicore CPU support **

This release supports the installation of eComStation on a MultiCore CPU
computer. This includes Intel Core Duo , Core2 Duo and AMD 64 X2. To
enable it, you can do so in the ACPI Wizard that is launched from the Post //
Installation tasks at the end of the installation. Alternatively you can
start the ACPI Wizard at any time from the install/remove folder in the
Local System folder on the desktop.

** eComStation Virtual File System (Samba client support) **

Samba is a SMB/CIFS protocols file and print sharing server/client set
originally made for UNIX world to cooperate with corresponding Windows and
OS/2 servers or clients. eComStation has a native implementation of
SMB/CIFS server/client set - IBM LAN Manager and IBM Peer. These products
have not been recently updated and may have some compatibility issues with
modern Windows SMB/CIFS implementations.

Serenity Systems International has reached an agreement with Blueprint
Software Works for the inclusion of the 'eComStation Virtual File System'
driver which provides support for Samba Client.


To tell us your findings, please create a report at:

You are also welcome to join the TestTeam if you want to discuss this beta
and future developments. See for more


Please note that although some subscriptions have expired by now, you are
not required to purchase a renewal to obtain the GA version of eComStation
2.0. If you want to try this RC2 release however, you are encouraged to
renew your Software Subscription Services contract.

More details can be found at //


Serenity Systems International

Wednesday 24 October 2007

SW: "GetTYPO3v4forOS2" v2.11 publicado!

From: Roland Schmalenberg <>

Antes de ayer el equipo TYPO-3 publicó TYPO3 version 4.1.3 con algunas correcciones de errores referidas a las extensiones HTMLArea y IRRE (Inline Relational Record Editing).

Durante nuestra presencia en Munich Sytems 2007, en el que representamos el conocido
"Voyager project" de, cambié mi script, completé las pruebas y subí GetTYPO3v4forOS2 versión 2.11.

¿Qué es TYPO3?

Para los que no lo conozcan, TYPO3 es un sistema de gestion de contenidos (CMS) de código abierto publicado bajo la licencia GPL. Más información en y de interes para desarrolladores en

¿Dónde conseguirlo y que requisitos tiene?

You are able to download the script package from the home of "TYPO3 goes
eComStation", All you need to
run is a working OAMP or AMP4eCS (OS/2+Apache+MySQL+PHP, WPI available from
// ), my package and time to study ;-)

Hint for TYPO3-Beginners
Those who want to use that CMS with OS/2 or eComStation the first time
should start with reading our documentation (available in English, Dutch,
French and German) for the TYPO3 version 3.8.x (outdated but still
available) and examin the quickstart-package.

All others will be recommended to use the latest versions ...

Yours sincerly
Roland Schmalenberg
Team TYPO3 goes eComStation (TT3geCS)

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