The eCSoft/2 weekly newsletter - 12 2019

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  • Maul Publisher is aimed at anyone needing to quickly create pleasing and sophisticated publications, without the high cost of one of the industry leading packages.

  • Bison is a general-purpose parser generator that converts an annotated context-free grammar into a deterministic LR or generalized LR (GLR) parser employing LALR(1) parser tables.

  • The MySQL database server is the world's most widely used open source database.

  • Bunch of free utils (including HPFS defrag) text mode only.

  • A text-mode web browser, which is able to correctly display tables and frames, and to render correctly most pages, even if they include several graphical elements.

  • These scalable TrueType fonts reproduce the fonts used in BIOS and IBM PC DOS operating systems and clones.

  • A full 32- bit Pascal compiler for 80386/486/Pentium Intel CPU's.

  • Free Pascal Compiler.

    A free multiplatform 32-bit TP/BP/Delphi highly compatible Pascal compiler (OS/2, Linux, FreeBSD, GO32v2 and Win32 available).

  • Virtual Pascal is the tool of choice for 32-bit cross-platform development using the Pascal language.

  • A Pascal-Compiler which processes a language closely related to Delphi. WDSibyl now supports the following languages: English, German, Italian and Dutch.

  • SpeedSoft Sibyl is a high performance Visual Pascal Development Environment (VDE) for OS/2 Warp, Linux and Windows 95/NT. Sibyl allows you to create fast native code applications.

  • VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use.

  • Potrace is a command-line utility for "tracing" a bitmapped image to generate an equivalent vector graphic.

  • The Graham Utilities for OS/2 are the largest, most comprehensive suite of disk, file and general utilities specifically written for the OS/2 Operating System.

  • IPFC Preprocessor is tool to expand the capabilities of the IPF Compiler.

  • The IPF Editor is a 32-bit OS/2 2.x application and requires OS/2 2.0, 2.01, or 2.1. The IPF tagged files it generates may be used with any OS/2 application (1.x or 2.x).  

  • bootAble is an OS/2/eCS script to create a maintenance partition or a bootable CD.

  • The BOOTOS2 program is a utility that allows you to build a BOOTable OS/2 V2,V3 or V4 system using an existing OS/2 V2, V3 or V4 system.

  • Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms.

  • DoxyGen is the best Unix tool for Documenting sources.

  • Flex (The Fast Lexical Analyzer). Flex is a fast lexical analyser generator. It is a tool for generating programs that perform pattern-matching on text.

  • A new whois (RFC 954) client rewritten from scratch. It is derived from and compatible with the usual BSD and RIPE whois(1) programs.

  • PM System Info tool - a self-made OS/2 clone of Symantec SystemInfo tool from NU for Win 9x/NT. See also System information package.

  • A powerful mail transport agent. It is suitable for handling sophisticated mail configurations, although this means that its configuration can also be complex.

  • The product contains all the latest drivers for OS/2 and eComStation developed by Arca Noae; in addition it gives you access to a large

  • Updated JFS for OS/2, journaled file system.

    eComstation instead, use a jfs filesystem completly rewrited wich is also bootable.

  • It's a Re-release of CADVANCE Version 6.5, a CAD software system designed for Windows 3.1 and early Windows 95, but yet also runs on Windows 95/98 and NT, and Win-OS/2.

  • ZxMail Server is a full POP3 and SMTP server, free up to two users.

  • Fetch mail by POP or IMAP, forward by SMTP to local system or elsewhere. SSL support enabled.

  • This package provides a VNC server and client for OS/2 Presentation Manager, you can connect to a VNC-server somewhere in the network and display its content in a windo

  • DDUP client v3.0.1 for . Supports the NIC v2.0 specification.

  • WarpGogo is an easy to use frontend for the GoGo encoder, an MP3 encoder, which comes with optimizations for 3DNow! (AMD) and SSE (Intel) enhanced micro-processors.

  • Telnet client and terminal emulator via Secure Shell (SSH/SSH2), modem and ISDN.

  • Qosmic is graphical interface for creating, editing, and rendering flam3 fractal images.

  • Flam3, a C library and related tools to algorithmically generate images and animations (Flames).

  • 2D CAD Application. No technical support is available for this BlueCAD version.

  • Virtual PC for OS/2 enables OS/2 users to run multiple PC operating systems simultaneously on a single machine, either as individual windows or as background tasks, without having to repartition th

  • Antiword is a free MS Word reader. Antiword converts the binary files from Word 6, 7, 97, 2000 and 2002 to plain text and to PostScript.

  • Java XServer distribuited under GPL.

  • VFAT plugin for NetDrive. The plugin allows read/write access, including creation of long file names, to a drive with Microsoft Windows 95 VFAT file system.

  • Enhanced filesystem with links.

    A sample of TVFS session:

  • Generic Win-OS2 sound driver.

  • Freeware multi-platform text-mode file manager with many features.

    Main F functions:

  • Multithreaded newsreader for OS/2. Latest version includes, among other things, support for ISO-8859-15 and Windows-1252 codepages and high memory use: see README.TXT for more!

  • Simple REXX implementation of a well-known algorithm to make very amusing rubbish out of a document.

  • This is a backend component for controlling the wireless networking connection. Wireless Lan Monitor component.

  • Undot.cmd is a Rexx procedure to replace one or more dots, commas, spaces, brackets and braces in filenames by an underscore character, except the last dot: the

  • LongnameEA.CMD uses RootDir.EXE to list the names, and then adds a .LONGNAME extended attribute to each file with a deadname.

  • CD/DVD Toys is a set of utilities to burn CD and DVD disks (Blu-Ray, HD-DVD). The utilities support creation and burning of ISO-images.

  • eCo Essentials is a one-year subscription providing a set of very useful utilities for OS/2 from eCo Software. It contains:

  • SIO2K is shareware communication drivers and utilities for OS/2 developed by Ray Gwinn.

  • Assembler compiler.

  • TiMidity plays MIDI and Module (.MOD) files. It does it in software without depending on any hardware MIDI support your soundcard might have.

  • Smart Cache is a full-featured proxy caching server with some SPECIAL features for faster, increasing privacy and offline web browsing. Good replacement for badly designed browser's cache.

  • VTeX/2 is a TeX program for OS/2 that generates PDF or PostScript output immediately from the TeX source file.

  • Mesa 2 is a spreadsheet for OS/2.

  • Lynx is a text web browser with SSL support, now packaged as self installing exe file.

    Port by different authors.

  • IBM OS/2 Feature Install Version 1.2.5 is a browser-based installation utility that is used to install some IBM Software Choice features.

  • Web/2 is a powerful and unbloated web server: easy to setup, lots of features including cgi, ssi, aliasing, virtual domains and more! You can also use the CGI PHP module.

  • Night Vision is a "planetarium" program for OS/2, and will display the heavens from any location on Earth.

  • cc65 - a freeware C compiler for 6502 based systems. It make programs for C64, C128, C16, plus 4, Pet, Apple II and Atari 8Bit machines.

  • cFos is designed for all those, who intend to use modem software with ISDN / DSL and it is made for those expecting high performance of their data transfer.

  • Patch for the Sybase Watcom C/C++ and Fortran compiler products V11.

  • ZipStream is the Next Generation data security and disk compression Software for OS/2.

  • Freeware OS/2 LX executables packer.

  • Copy files to CDs just by drag and drop - using your favourite file manager (i.e.

  • Enhanced OS/2 port of cd writing program in DAO mode. The package includes ASPINKK.SYS driver, a user level (ring 3) to  OS2ASPI routing driver.

  • The programs in this package are capable to write singlesession and multisession CD-R/RW in various formats. Creation of CDs in TAO and DAO mode.

  • This device driver is needed to run MGL apps, even on systems that don't have Scitech's Display Doctor installed as their video driver.

  • Enhanced joystick driver supported by SNES9x, Retrocade and SDLMAME.

  • Standalone viewer for DjVu files. Features include navigating documents, zooming and panning page images, producing and displaying thumbnails.

  • A FreeRDP port for OS/2, eComStation and ArcaOS. FreeRDP is a client for Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), used in a number of Microsoft Windows operation systems.

  • VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player supporting most audio and video formats (H.264, Ogg, DivX, MKV, TS, MPEG-2, mp3, MPEG-4, aac, ...) from files, p

  • Multimedia player with Mozilla plugin. Current features:

  • RXU v1.a, rich set of Rexx functions for OS/2 API!

  • GNU Gettext provides internationalization and translation functions for projects. Utility for developers.

  • Audio/Data-Cd-Creator is a WPS aware application for CD and DVD writing. Supports audio and data CDs, data DVDs, MP3 encoding, writing of MP3 files, CD grabbing.

  • OS/2 port of ZSNES and SNES9x (Super Nintendo emulator). SNES9x core version is 1.39. OS/2 interface code is release 13. Includes support for windowed AND full screen operation.

  • VICE is a Versatile Commodore Emulator, i.e.

  • Probabily the best free encryption software.

  • OS/2 PM calculator with many common and some uncommon features.

  • Styler/2 is an user interface enhancer for OS/2 Warp.

  • Graphical interface for Ghostscript. Available in several languages. Port by different authors.

  • Uses Leech or Tonigy as a CD grabber, LAME as a MP3 encoder and run them simultaneously to reduice encoding time. With CDDB access capability to retrieve tracks titles.

  • PM123 is a high-quality digital audio player for IBM's OS/2 Warp and eCS operating systems. You can play MP3s, WAV-files and even audio CDs.

  • RAR 2.50:

    RAR is a powerful tool which allows you to manage and control archive files.

    RAR 3.93:

  • A 32-bit flavor of ARJ/2, compiled for IBM LIBC (requires LIBCS.DLL and Unicode DLLs). If you use Warp 3 or older version of OS/2 please use the 16-Bit version.

  • HOBLink X11 is an integrated PC X Server package that turns your OS/2 PC into an X Window terminal. Included in eComstation.

  • Utility program needed to apply the OS/2 fixpaks.

  • Lotus office suite is designed for OS/2 Warp 4 and composed by WordPro, 1-2-3, Approach, Freelance Graphics and Organizer.

  • This utility shows PCI, AGP and CardBus device informations, has huge database of known vendors and devices, can tell what IRQ are supported by which slot.

  • Light, fast and with nationalized versions. Support for Java1.3 and Windows plugins!

    New features:

  • VX-REXX Extras is an API & class library designed to extend the functionality of Watcom VX-REXX.

  • A full-featured PM file manager that comes complete with an internal Zip Viewer as well as some features designed especially for networks. Help on line.

  • A powerful, flexible and user friendly GUI file manager and command processor for OS/2 Warp.

  • Stores information and passwords about multiple internet account.

  • A memory analysis program for the OS/2 system used to:

  • A general purpose, PM screen, calculator with capabilities for Decimal, Hexadecimal, Binary, and Octal intermix calculations and presentation.

  • ConfigTool is CONFIG.SYS editor with searchable database which explains the entries, sort and checking routines, boot/recovery options and suggestions for optimization.

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