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VLC media player version 3.0.11 has been ported (7/18/2020) to OS/2. This is a highly portable multimedia player and multimedia framework capable of reading most audio and video formats (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, MPEG-1, MP3, OGG, AAC) as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

ArcaOS 5.0.5 has been released (6/6/2020). This refreshed install contains various updates, including initial support for USB3, and the ability to install from a bootable USB stick. The big new feature in 5.0.4 was the ability to upgrade from a previous 5.0.x install, making it easy to apply all the latest updates. You may also like to read my earlier mini review.

The UniAud sound drivers have been refreshed (5/6/2020). This is based on the GPL ALSA Project from Linux and provides drivers for various sound chipsets, including HDA, AC97, and PCI cards. Note that the cause of repeating system sounds has been found to be a bug in IBM's SND.DLL, and there is a workaround available. For what it's worth, this project has stagnated for quite a while now; ALSA 1.0.24 is from early 2011, while the current upstream version is 1.2.3. Paul Smedley has been making various test builds of newer versions, if you want to help testing them out (just be aware of the potential for crashes during boot).

XWorkplace version 1.0.13 has been released (2/1/2020); recent features include reboot options via boot manager integration, more display options for the Pulse widget, an ACPI-based CPU temperature, and an improved version of the split folder view. It includes all the features of XFolder 0.85, virtual desktops using xPager (formerly PageMage), a replacement for WarpCenter (XCenter) with lots of widgets, a trash can, most of the NPSWPS and WarpEnhancer features, object hotkeys, lots of new settings pages, and more. XWorkplace is an open source project at netlabs.org. From VOICE News.

Bitwise has released (1/29/2020) their OS/2 port of Apache OpenOffice 4.1.7. Bitwise took over OpenOffice development from Mensys, but the primary developer on the project remains the same; they allow you to purchase "development units" in their online shop, as a means of donating to the ongoing development, and being offered the download link. Bug reports can be filed in the OpenOffice Bugzilla, and presumably the OS/2 source code continues to be available in the Subversion repository. There were plans for future updates to the WPS integration package, but the previous version from Mensys should continue to function; it extends the WPS data file class to recognize OpenOffice.org document files, has integrated support for WPS-Wizard hint and folder info area, and provides Rexx hooks for reading document properties. From VOICE News.

Esther Schindler has an Ars Technica article looking back on computer user groups; some may remember the Phoenix OS/2 Society was a big group a while back.

Justin Coleman mocked up some images of how he imagined an updated OS/2 might look: System settings, taskbar menu, apps submenu, shutdown menu, and Windows 10 in a VM.

Warpstock 2020 will be held on-line on Saturday, November 7; registration will not be required for this virtual conference. Attendance will be via YouTube stream, and questions may be posed via YouTube Chat as well as IRC. There will be an early session for North America and Europe, and a late one for North America and Australia/Asia. Warpstock 2019 was held November 8-10, in Orlando, Florida; you can see some picture galleries and YouTube videos from the event. Thanks to Andy Willis and VOICE News for the info.

Warpstock Europe 2020 was held as a vritual event on May 16-17; there are a few YouTube videos available. The 20th Anniversary 2019 event was held in the Netherlands on May 18-19; you can see some of the presentations in this YouTube playlist.

Sigurd Fastenrath created a YouTube video celebrating the 25th Anniversary of IBM OS/2 Warp, showing it running on modern Hardware. He has previously been successful in getting OS/2 running on the 25th Anniversary ThinkPad.

Bitwise has released (10/23/2019) Qt 5.13.1 for OS/2 beta 1 (although the netlabs-rel repository is currently still offering the earlier 5.11 beta); the README lists some of the current limitations. Once complete, they are looking at porting a couple Qt-based browsers: Falkon (formerly Qupzilla), and Otter. Roderick Klein posted an update on the VOICE browser fundraising campaign, indicating that funding is still required. You can see the original Qt5 roadmap, which projected a full year of work on porting Qt itself, and then another 6 months on porting QtWebEngine components. If you want to help with funding, you can contribute to Bitwise directly, via Patreon, or to the VOICE campaign. From VOICE News.

On the ArcaOS bug tracker, there is a "vio" driver that allows DOS and WinOS2 sessions to work on some hardware where it otherwise fails, such as the ThinkPad X250. It also causes hangs on some hardware, so take care in testing.

Arca Noae has posted a couple progress reports on what they have been working on. An updated Removable Media Monitor widget for XCenter is coming, which will handle media changes better. Handling transparent switching of audio output when a USB audio device is plugged in or unplugged is in testing. Better Brother laser printer support is coming for CUPS. USB3 support is getting closer.

Arca Noae continues to work towards supporting UEFI, for booting on systems without legacy BIOS support; Intel has previously announced that legacy support would be removed from their platforms in 2020. In this video a proof of concept is demonstrated that allows ArcaOS to boot from UEFI-only systems. TechRepublic took note, and wrote an article about the coming support. From VOICE News and OS2World.

Lars Erdmann has announced that he is seeking a new maintainer for the OS/2 USB stack.

This TechRadar article mentions ArcaOS and OS/2 in their list of the best alternative operating systems. From OS2World.

ColourManager/2 and MouseSmart have been released as open source software by the author. ColourManager/2 allows you to adjust the color scheme used on your desktop, and MouseSmart is a program that helps improve the way the mouse cursor moves within OS/2. From OS2World.

Bryan Lunduke posted a YouTube video entitled: IBM OS/2 Warp 4 - Best OS... ever? From OS2World.

Dave Yeo has released "SUa2" builds of Firefox 45.9.0 (6/3/2019), Thunderbird 45.8.0 (6/1/2019), and SeaMonkey 2.42.9 (6/2/2019). These "Security Update" builds have security fixes ported from tenfourfox, a Firefox fork for PowerPC Macs that was forked from 45ESR; there are around 100 security issues patched. Note that there are additional external dependencies required; see my Warpzilla Tips page for more information, as well as mozsupport and mozmedia packages. Note that the SeaMonkey project skipped from version 2.40 to 2.46 on other platforms. Reports on earlier builds suggested that disabling Chatzilla may prevent some heavy CPU usage.

Tedium has a nice article on the history of OS/2 usage in the New York subway.

Arca Noae has split their roadmaps into General, ArcaOS, Drivers, Software, and Advocacy & Events. ArcaOS 5.0.4 is in beta, which will include Samba 4.9, and the ability to update from earlier 5.0.x releases. They posted a progress report, indicating updates to Panorama are coming, and ACPI and AHCI had recent updates. They are testing USB 3 support, as well as investigating booting on UEFI systems. A new LVM GUI is in the works.

Bitwise has forked kLIBC into LIBC Next. A fork became necessary because the kLIBC project is not actively maintained. LIBC Next is fully backward compatible with the kLIBC library and may be used as a drop-in replacement. From VOICE News.

The OS/2 Guest Additions for VirtualBox were updated as part of the VirtualBox 6.0.6 update (for other platforms). If you are running OS/2 on a Virtualbox VM, use "Devices - Insert Guest Additions CD Image...", then check the OS/2 CD drive inside the /OS2 directory. From OS2World.

OS2World recently celebrated its 19th year online. It continues to be a great resource for the community.

There was a Presentation Manager Programming Workshop held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 in the Netherlands, by the hcc eCS User Group. The documentation used is available online on the EDM/2 Wiki. From VOICE News.

Warpstock 2018 was held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 14-16. You can see the schedule, it was streamed live on YouTube, and the presentation materials are also online. Arca Noae announced that the first beta for 5.0.4, which will finally include an update option, is already in testing. Version 5.1 is scheduled for release in 2019, with a host of new features planned, including NLVs for several popular languages.

The presentation files from Warpstock Europe 2018 are available online; of particular interest are Lewis Rosenthal on the ArcaOS Roadmap where some details about 5.0.3 and 5.1 are shared, and Silvan Scherrer on Bitwise projects.

VOICE News posts are now posted to Twitter, in addition to the mailing list and newsgroup feed. In other VOICE news, they are testing a remote support tool, which is essentially VNC over SSH.

The bitwiseworks Firefox fork has released (5/20/2018) a "GA2" build, still based on Gecko 45.9.0esr. Note that 45esr was long ago obsoleted by 52esr, which in turn was obsoleted by 60esr, with 45esr not getting security updates since April 2017. This build has more bugfixes, but the "GA" releases have generally been worse than the earlier "beta" releases. Also, native printing support other than Postscript was dropped, although printing to PDF is possible. There are several additional external dependencies required now; see the README file for more details. Note that Bitwise has abandoned the ZIP packaging for an RPM package (which is not publicly available), and instead offers an archive based on the RPM package. It is unclear if there will be any releases based on 52esr, but that will be the end of the road, as newer versions require the Rust compiler, which is unlikely to be ported to OS/2. Note that the SeaMonkey project is also undecided on how it will proceed beyond 52esr (on all platforms), as Mozilla long ago stopped caring about anything other than Firefox. You can donate to bitwise projects by buying sponsor units via their online shop.

Ryan C. Gordon, of icculus.org fame, spent a bit of time hacking on "'2ine,' pronounced 'twine,' which emulates OS/2 binaries in the same way that Wine emulates Windows binaries." He managed to get quite a bit of command line OS/2 apps running on Linux (including compilers), as well as some bare bones Presentation Manager windowing support (just enough to draw a rectangle on the screen). It's unlikely that he will spend any more on it, but the source code is available for anyone else to play around with.

There is a nice 45 minute YouTube video celebrating 30 years of OS/2. It goes over some history, as well as how it can be used today.

VOICE has been organizing IRC chats (VOICE SpeakUp) with developers and organizations supporting the OS/2 community. The first two events were with Arca Noae: Saturday, February 17th, and Sunday, February 25th. The third was with Bitwiseworks, the company that works on ports like OpenOffice and Fiefox, on March 3rd. For these events, you can use an IRC client, or the webchat channel #os2voice. From VOICE News.

Lars Erdmann and Wim Brul continue to improve the USB drivers; the latest features are support for 24-bit audio, and sample frequencies greater than 64KHz, on USB audio devices (speakers and headphones) that support such features in hardware. Hopefully, someone can take that work and extend it to UniAud as well. In other USB news, Arca Noae has begun converting some of the USB code to 32-bit, in anticipation of USB3 support, and Lars has expressed concern that the driver interfaces will become incompatible with third-party USB driver work, such as the work that he and Wim continue to invest.

Last September, Adrian Gschwend wrote a retrospective article for the 20th anniversary of netlabs.org. He also did a remote presentation for Warpstock 2017 in Canada. He would like to replace the aging netlabs.org server, and is looking to raise $3000 in sponsorships.

EDM/2 (Electronic Developer Magazine/2) has had another batch of updates to the wiki; as a wiki, it is possible for everyone to add or edit articles. From VOICE News.

The experimental OS/4 kernel now has support for AVX instructions, as found in newer CPUs. This means potentially better performance in software that supports it, such as ffmpeg, firefox, and others.

There is now an option to convert your Arca Noae driver subscription to an ArcaOS subscription. Arca Noae has made several updates available, which can be downloaded from the order page on their site (the same page that provides the ISO download).

I have updated my ArcaOS article a few times; part 3 includes a couple fun hacks for SNAP Graphics. Arca Noae is looking into adding accelerated hardware support for newer Intel graphics chipsets. They are still working on having a bootable USB installation, which may make it into a 5.0.x point release. It's likely there will be both 5.0.2 and 5.0.3 prior to the 5.1 release, which is planned to have additional NLS language support included. They are also exploring the feasibility of a VDD for UniAud, to provide sound support in DOS and WinOS2 sessions.

A new release of Odin32 may be out soon; there's been some work recently on getting version 0.9.0 prepared. Odin32 can be used to run and/or build Win32 applications for OS/2, and is based on WINE and IBM's Open32.

VOICE has released their 2016 financial report. They are currently accepting applications for those wanting to become a VOICE board member, with the President and two board positions up for re-election. Roderick Klein is running for re-election as President, Bjorn Rietdijk is running for re-election as Board member, and Stuart Updike has stepped down. Applications should be sent via email before August 12th to the Vice President, Neil Waldhauer, describing why you want to join the VOICE board. The current board members will then vote. From VOICE News.

ArcaOS 5.0 (code name Blue Lion) has been released (5/15/2017), marking the first OS/2 update since eComStation 2.1 in 2011. There are some official screenshots to provide a quick overview. There are two levels of pricing: a personal license is $129, with an intro price of $99 for the first 90 days of release, while a commercial license is $229. The former includes 6 months of support and maintenance updates, while the latter includes one year. If you have an existing software subscription, check the details on your available options; of note is that ArcaOS 5.1 is already in the planning stages. An earlier announcement detailed some of what to expect in this 5.0 release: XWorkplace with ArcaOS branding and exclusive features (such as a new Removable Device widget); new apps including DVD Tools, Archive Tool, Dynamic Icons, ArcaBar, Lucide Document Viewer, and much more; new network filesystem connectivity (Samba 4.5); updated kernel, with fixes and enhancements to better handle modern memory-hungry apps; new loader, allowing use of RAM above 4GB as a RAM disk; brand new installer; updated SNAP accelerated video driver; and more. The OS2World forum has lots of discussion about getting ArcaOS installed on various hardware, and Lewis Rosenthal did a video interview with Bryan Lunduke on YouTube (skip the first 7 minutes or so of the video to get past the unrelated bits); which was followed by a video review.

Roderick Klein wrote an article describing how VOICE has been spending donations, as well as where it plans to invest going forward. Most money came from PMMail licenses, and it has been spent on os2.org, Netlabs.org, funding BitWise Works to port Qt 5.5, hardware for webcam drivers, improvements to XWorkplace, and Warpstock events. There are plans to host an RPM repository, get the VOICE Newsletter going again, and perhaps run a YouTube channel. From VOICE News.

A year after the open letter for the Apache Foundation to acknowledge that OpenOffice is dead, there is discussion within the project to retire it, due to a lack of developers. The IBM Lotus Symphony team quit working on the project years ago, and it has been mostly abandoned for some time. Unfortunately, the OS/2 support was removed from LibreOffice source code long ago.

The first issue of OS/2 Lab Notes has been made freely available as a PDF file. Printed issues are available for purchase; licensed users of PAF and/or OWPZip are entitled to free issues. From VOICE News.

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Testlog version 3.32 has been updated (8/21/2020). This program collects data about your system and the driver under test, and puts it into a log file for diagnostics.

The OS/2 port of FreeRDP version 2.2.0 has been updated (8/19/2020). This is a client for Remote Desktop Protocol, commonly used by Windows. Sponsoring units for this work may be purchased in the Arca Noae store.

Agena version 2.21.8 has been released (8/17/2020). This is an interpreted language suited for sophisticated procedural programming, with syntax like simplified Algol 68, with elements taken from Lua and SQL.

The Arca Noae USB drivers have been updated (8/15/2020) to build 12.07, for subscribers. The package includes the base USB host controller drivers, as well as the USB HID, serial, printing, and audio drivers. Note that this a 32-bit build of the USB drivers, and may not have the same features as the publicly available ones. Eventually, it will include support for USB 3.0, but that is currently (6/8/2020) in a separate preview release.

Hardware Explorer version 0.0.8 has been released (8/10/2020). This is an alternative to Hardware Manager, with a more complete and accurate representation of the installed equipment.

David Azarewicz has updated (8/9/2020) Drv16/Drv32, a "development kit to make developing new device drivers very easy." These contains header files and a library that contains all of the system related things necessary to build a device driver on OS/2; Drv32 also has the thunking modules necessary. The latest MultiMac drivers are based on this kit.

Links version 2.21 has been released (8/5/2020). Links is a small and fast WWW browser that supports graphics, Javascript, font smoothing, tables and allows for considerable customization of the cache, character set, and more.

WarpIN version 1.0.24 has been released (7/28/2020). This is an open source PM installer / uninstaller, that can also install quietly through environment variables. It also offers self-installing executables. The latest version can be found on Hobbes incoming.

ClamAV GUI version 3.6.4 has been released (7/28/2020). This is a GUI front-end for configuring and running the ClamAV anti-virus program, which bundles an XPI for integration with Thunderbird.

Btrieve Commander has been updated (7/24/2020). This is a Btrieve file viewer / editor.

libdvdread version 6.1.1 and libdvdnav version 6.1.0 have been ported (7/20/2020) to OS/2. These libraries handle low level DVD access and DVD navigation, such as menus.

libkai version 1.3.0 has been released (7/18/2020). The K Audio Interface is a DART and UNIAUD implementation library. It has been used in KMP, MPlayer, and VLC.

libkva version 1.2.4 has been released (7/18/2020). This is a library for displaying video streams, which supports SNAP video overlays, WarpOverlay!, and DIVE. It has been used in KMP, MPlayer, and VLC.

FluidSynth version 2.1.4 has been ported (7/18/2020) to OS/2. This is a software real-time synthesizer based on the Soundfont 2 specifications.

Stendhal version 1.35 has been released (7/15/2020). This is a multi-player online adventure game / MMORPG, which requires Java 1.5 or later.

LSZipWizard version 1.11 has been released (7/9/2020). This is a GUI interface to view/extract or create/update ZIP files, with WPS integration. The latest version is in Hobbes incoming.

Lua version 5.4.0 has been ported (7/9/2020) to OS/2. This is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language used in various scientific and commercial applications (and some games). The latest version is in Hobbes incoming.

MailRedirect version 0.10.9 has been released (7/4/2020). This Mozilla extension allows you to bounce / redirect email messages from Thunderbird and Seamonkey.

NewView version 2.19.7 has been released (7/1/2020). NewView is a rewrite of OS/2's View.exe. It reads INF and HLP files. Improvements include a new UI, remember size/position, select and copy from the window, and more. The latest version can be found on Hobbes.

Quick 'n' Easy Finances version 1.15 has been updated (6/28/2020). It is a personal finance program which requires DB2 or PostGRE. There is also a Yahoo Group discussion list.

Domination version 1.2.2 has been released (6/27/2020). This is a Java version of the game Risk.

More SDL games have been ported (6/25/2020) to OS/2, including: Scavenger, a puzzle game like Lode Runner; and Atomiks, a faithful remake of the classic puzzle game Atomix.

INIServe version 3.1 has been released (6/25/2020). INIServe is a tool for remote configuration of OS/2 applications. Application developers are explicitly permitted to distribute INIServe as part of their own applications. From VOICE News.

Free Pascal version 3.2.0 has been released (6/19/2020). Free Pascal is a Pascal compiler that is semantically compatible with Borland Turbo Pascal and Borland Delphi.

A Battery Power XCenter widget has been released (6/16/2020).

Logical Config.Sys Sort version 0.7.3 has been released (6/14/2020). This sorts the CONFIG.SYS file into logical sections.

ProjectLibre version 1.9.2 has been released (6/10/2020). This is project management software with support for Gantt diagrams, which requires Java 1.6.

The OS/2 build of DOSBox 0.74 has been updated (6/6/2020). This is a DOS emulator that uses SDL; it emulates XMS, EMS, CGA, EGA, VGA, VESA, SoundBlaster, Gravis Ultra Sound, and more, for excellent compatibility with older games. You can find additional information about the port on the Netlabs Wiki.

PM123 1.42b1 has been released (6/1/2020). This is an open source MP3, OGG, WAV, and CD Audio player. Some of the new features include gapless playback, nested playlists, and a PulseAudio client.

The eCo Software runtimes have been updated (5/25/2020). These are libraries and PM controls used by programs written by eCo Software. The latest updates are available via FTP.

mozturbo version 1.0 has been released (5/18/2020). This package contains files to preload Mozilla DLLs, which will keep them loaded even when the program is closed and reopened; this is especially useful if loading the DLLs high, as due to a kernel bug, memory is not released when unloading DLLs that have been loaded into high memory.

mksh R59b has been ported (5/18/2020) to OS/2; also available (1/23/2017) is pdksh version 5.2.14 r7. These are clones of the Korn shell, which can be useful when porting Unix software.

Alex Taylor has released (5/6/2020) FreeType/2-IFI version 1.3.6. This is a Presentation Manager font driver for TrueType and OpenType fonts, designed to replace OS/2's built-in TRUETYPE.DLL driver. There is also an old (11/28/2013) beta that uses the open source FreeType version 2.5 library, which additionally provides support for OpenType/CFF fonts (.OTF files). The driver name has changed from FREETYPE.DLL to FT2IFI.DLL, to distinguish it from the older 1.x series and disambiguate it from the FreeType runtime library.

Jmol version 14.30.2 has been released (5/6/2020). This is a Java molecular viewer for three dimensional chemical structures; it requires Java 1.4 or higher (newer versions require Java 7).

libvpx version 1.8.2 has been ported (5/2/2020) to OS/2. This is Google's WebM library, an open source, royalty free media file format designed for the web.

USB drivers build 10.234 have been released (4/18/2020); included are the base USB host controller drivers, USB HID drivers (keyboard and mouse), USB printing driver, USB serial driver, USB audio driver, USB ethernet driver, and USB MSD driver. The latest work is focused on much improved USB audio support (including USB audio 2.0), as well as USBMSD supporting non-partitioned USB sticks (usually formatted as FAT32 for Windows); unlike the last official IBM version, it does not (yet) support multi-LUN devices such as card readers with multiple slots. These USB drivers also feature support for isochronous devices, such as webcams, and improved hardware compatibility, including proper PCI PM (power management) support. This allows USB ports to be used when warm booting from Windows, which can sometimes leave them in a powered down state.

hwman version 16 has been released (4/18/2020). This is a WPS class replacement for the OS/2 Hardware Manager, which features dynamic updating.

WPA Supplicant version 2.7 has been ported (3/29/2020) to OS/2. This is a backend component for controlling the wireless networking connection. Included is wpa_gui, a QT frontend as an alternative to XWLan. An older version of this program is included with XWLan, and there are a few other versions ported by Paul Smedley.

PHPMyAdmin version 5.0.2 has been released (3/21/2020). This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the web.

The Netlabs EPM Distribution version 1.21 has been released (3/16/2020). It extends the functionality of EPM with new features and countless bug fixes.

PMMail/2 version 3.24 has been released (3/14/2020). Features include support for a new spell checker (aspell), and the use of XML for message indexing. VOICE purchased the rights and source code for this popular email client; VOICE sponsorship is required as part of the registration, but the demo version can be used for one account, and some other limitations. The project is looking for additional volunteer programmers.

FAT32.IFS version 0.10 r383 has been released (3/12/2020). The latest work on this filesystem driver has focused on improving the format and chkdsk functions, VFAT support for FAT16, and early exFAT and FAT+ support. You can find the latest version via FTP.

ISOFS version 1.1.2 has been released (3/4/2020). This allows you to mount a CD/DVD image (*.iso) as a virtual drive, avoiding the need to burn any media.

System Load version 1.1.0 has been released (3/2/2020). This is a GUI tool for monitoring the status of various system components; it is a modular system with current support including CPUs, drives, network interfaces, and processes. The package also includes CPU temperature widget version 1.1.2, which is an XCenter widget and command line utility to monitor Intel CPU temperature.

Weasel version 2.73 has been released (3/1/2020). This is a "lightweight" SMTP/POP server that has multi-domain support, and is now open source under the GPL.

PMView, the indispensable graphics viewer, has been updated (2/24/2020) to version 3.82. Version 3.x has several new features, including EXIF support, scripted batch conversions, lossless JPEG rotation, and flyover image info; see the full list of what's new for more info. Registered users can get their updates by following the download instructions received with their original purchase.

The ACPI driver has been updated (2/18/2020) to version 3.23.13 for Arca Noae subscribers. Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) is a replacement for APM, PnP, and related hardware features. It features support for multiprocessor systems (SMP, Dual Core, and HyperThreading), there is an APM driver, and an ACPI Setup tool that replaces the Power object. There is an ACPI Tools web page as well, which includes a battery monitoring widget for XCenter.

Bitwise has released (7/23/2020) a beta 3 build of GCC 9.2, building on Paul Smedley's prior work. This compiler is required to build numerous open source projects.

DFSee version 16.6 has been released (2/2/2020). DFSee is an FDISK, display, analysis and recovery tool for disks and filesystems, including HPFS, NTFS, FAT, JFS, EXT2, EXT3, ReiserFS, EXFAT, ISO9660, and APFS. It includes the ability to resize partitions, cloning and imaging, undelete files, and more. It now allows browsing the contents of compressed images and VirtualBox disk images, and has full support for the GPT partitioning style. There is also a support forum available.

An unofficial Virtual Box Additions for OS/2 version 5.0.51 build 218 has been released (1/31/2020). It includes a video driver, mouse driver, clipboard sharing between host and guest, and shared folder support.

Form History Control version has been released (1/10/2020). This is a Mozilla extension that allows you to manage the form data saved by your web browser.

Major Major version 3.0 has been released (12/14/2019). It is a mailing list manager for OS/2 that lets you create multiple mailing lists on your machine, and is now open source.

IMAPD for Weasel has been updated (12/3/2019) to version 0.1.14. This IMAP4 server for the Weasel mail server features disk quotas, and a POP3 server with SSL/STLS support.

Gotcha! version 2.0.0-2 has been released (11/27/2019). This is a screen capture utility for OS/2 which allows you to easily capture windows, window interiors, parts of the screen, or the whole desktop. Thanks to Gregg Young for the info.

3D LaunchPad has been updated (11/15/2019). This is a WPS object launcher, with PNG icon support.

rdesktop has been ported (11/14/2019) to OS/2. This is a free RDP client which you can use to connect to a Windows machine.

dos2unix and unix2dos version 7.4.1 have been released (9/24/2019). These command line tools convert plain text files from/to DOS and UNIX formats.

WCD version 6.0.3 has been released (8/14/2019). Wherever Change Directory is a chdir command line utility.

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