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USB drivers build 10.213 have been released (12/22/2016); 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 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.


Paul Smedley has released (12/22/2016) a test build of the GCC 6.3 compiler, and would appreciate feedback from anyone who can test it. Also available (9/25/2016) is GCC 6.2.


Paul Smedley has released (12/19/2016) an OS/2 build of PMBitchX version 1.2.1. BitchX is an IRC client with a PM interface, with features that include: multiwindows, resizable windows, fonts configurable on the fly, scriptable pulldown menus, and full BitchX script compatibility.


DFSee version 14.0 has been released (12/18/2016). DFSee is an FDISK, display, analysis and recovery tool for disks and filesystems, including HPFS, NTFS, FAT, JFS, EXT2, EXT3, ReiserFS, and EXFAT. 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. From VOICE News.


Lucide version 1.4.0 RC4 has been released (12/17/2016); this is a multi-purpose document viewer, using plugins for different formats. It currently supports PDF, DjVu documents, and JPEG files; additional formats can be added by third party programmers. The program is open source, and distributed under the CDDL and LGPL. From eCSoft/2 via OS2World.


Jmol version 14.8.0 has been released (12/17/2016). This is a Java molecular viewer for three dimensional chemical structures; it requires Java 1.4 or higher.


rdesktop 20161215 has been ported (12/15/2016) to OS/2. This is a free RDP client which you can use to connect to a Windows machine.


Iron Spring PL/I beta version 0.9.9a has been released (12/15/2016). This is a compiler for the PL/I programming language, although it is currently missing some features. From VOICE News.


Weasel version 2.3 has been released (12/14/2016). This is a "lightweight" SMTP/POP server that has multi-domain support, and is now open source under the GPL. There is also an IMAP extension available, which has some limitations. From VOICE News.


bitwise works has ported (12/13/2016) git version 2.11 to OS/2; if you have configured yum you can use "yum install git", otherwise it is available in a ZIP package from rpm.netlabs.org. git is distributed version control software, used in software development and popularized by GitHub. From OS2World.


Samba server version 1.3.0 has been released (12/7/2016), based on Samba 3.6.25. This allows you to share your files without the need of NetBIOS (IBM LAN Manager or IBM Peer). It is faster than previous releases, and is the first OS/2 implementation of the SMB2 protocol. The Samba Server Control Center (SSCC) was updated to 1.1.0, Samba User Management (SMBUsers) was updated to 2.0.0, and Samba Status Monitor (SMBMon) was updated to 2.5.0. From OS2World.


PHPMyAdmin version 4.6.5.2 has been released (12/5/2016). This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the web.


Amouse version 3.01.01 has been released (12/4/2016). This scroll mouse driver has USB support, improved Logitech support, an XCenter widget, and more. Updates to this driver are available to Arca Noae subscribers. From VOICE News.


Lars Erdmann has released (12/4/2016) a PSD (Platform Specific Driver) for the Warp4 kernel (single core). It handles floating point exceptions via trap 16 instead of IRQ13, which uses the native CPU exception handling.


Stendhal version 1.22 has been released (12/4/2016). This is a multi-player online adventure game / MMORPG, which requires Java 1.5 or later.


The Arca Noae MultiMac project has released (12/2/2016) updated NDIS drivers for subscribers: Intel Pro/1000 Legacy mmlem version 0.0.4 and Pro/1000 e1000b version 0.1.5 and mmigb version 0.0.3, Realtek mmre version 0.0.5, Atheros mmalc version 0.0.5 and mmale version 0.0.5, SysKonnect mmsk version 0.0.3, Attansic mmae version 0.0.3, Broadcom BCM4401 mmbfe version 0.0.2, and Marvell Yukon II mmmsk version 0.0.2. Also available (9/3/2015) are Nvidia nveth version 0.1.15, Intel e1000e version 0.2.8, and Realtek r8169 version 1.0.2. The latter two are considered deprecated, as they have been superseded by e1000b and mmre. Older source code (based on the Linux kernel) is available from the MultiMac Trac site. From VOICE News.


Beebeep version 3.0.9 has been ported (12/2/2016) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a secure network chat, which doesn't require a server.


PMMail/2 version 3.22 has been released (11/25/2016). 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. From VOICE News.


UniView version 0.2 has been released (11/22/2016). This tool queries the file type of the opened help file (OS/2, Windows or plain text) and opens the file with the appropriate program.


DjView version 4.10.6 has been ported (11/21/2016) to OS/2. This is a viewer for DjVu documents, which uses the Qt4 libraries.


QXmlEdit version 0.9.5 has been ported (11/20/2016) to OS/2. This is a tree-based XML editor, which uses the Qt4 libraries.


kLIBCum version 1.0.10 has been released (11/18/2016). This is a kLIBC user management utility, built with VX-REXX.


Arachnophilia version 5.5 build 2922 has been released (11/18/2016). This is a web page editor and development tool, which requires Java 1.5 or higher.


Zippy version 0.09.00 has been released (11/15/2016). This is an archive manager, which allows extracting files from various formats, including zip, rar, 7z, tar, bzip2, arj, and more. It allows you to create zip, 7z, tar.gz, and a few others.


Some developer libraries have been ported (11/13/2016) to OS/2: GNU MP version 6.1.1 is for for arbitrary precision arithmetic, GnuTLS version 3.4.16 is a secure communications library implementing SSL and TLS, and Nettle version 3.3 is a cryptographic library.


mksh R54 has been ported (11/12/2016) to OS/2; also available (6/27/2015) is pdksh version 5.2.14 r6. These are clones of the Korn shell, which can be useful when porting Unix software.


ChatZilla version 0.9.93 has been released (11/8/2016). This is the IRC client that comes with SeaMonkey (and works with Firefox); it supports SSL and full Unicode nicknames.


hwman version 11 has been released (11/7/2016). This is a WPS class replacement for the OS/2 Hardware Manager, which features dynamic updating.


iQPuzzle version 1.0.1 has been ported (11/5/2016) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a pentomino puzzle game.


BiblioteQ version 2016.09.04 has been ported (11/2/2016) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a library management suite.


vncviewer 20161102 has been ported (11/1/2016) to OS/2. This is a VNC client, for connecting to a remote Virtual Network Computing (VNC) server.


Crosti version 1.13.3 has been ported (10/27/2016) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is for making cross stitch patterns from an image file.


FAT32.IFS version 0.10 alpha 7 has been released (10/20/2016). The latest work on this filesystem driver has focused on improving the format and chkdsk functions. From eCSoft/2 via OS2World.


A beta build of VirtualBox version 5.0.6 has been released (10/11/2016). This is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product, available as open source under the GPL. There is some discussion on the OS2World forums about what is currently working. From OS2.jp.


JSoko version 1.75 has been released (10/6/2016). This is a Sokoban game, which requires Java 1.6.


PrefBar version 7.1.0 has been released (8/28/2016). It allows you to configure several Mozilla settings on the fly, and incorporates the features of UABar.


ScummVM version 1.9.0 has been released (10/17/2016). This allows you to run several adventure games, provided you have the data files. Games known to work include those based on LucasArts' SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) system, many Sierra SCI and AGI engine games, Myst, Legend of Kyrandia, Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2, Beneath A Steel Sky, Broken Sword 1-2, Flight of the Amazon Queen, and lots more. There are even free downloads available for a few of the games.


The ACPI driver has been updated (10/12/2016) to version 3.23.04 for Arca Noae subscribers, and no longer has a requirement for eCS. 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.


GetYourNews version 2.20 has been released (10/9/2016). This is a newsgroup attachment downloader.


PMUniMix version 0.80 has been released (10/7/2016). This is a PM mixer for UniAud which should list all available devices supported by your audio chip.


The eCo Software runtimes have been updated (10/7/2016). These are libraries and PM controls used by programs written by eCo Software. The latest updates are available via FTP.


texstudio version 2.11.2 has been ported (10/7/2016) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a LaTeX editor.


Icecast has been ported (10/6/2016) to OS/2, along with IceS-ne and IceS2. This is a server and clients for streaming in MP3 and Ogg Vorbis formats. It can be used to create an Internet radio station, or private jukebox.


SQLiteBrowser version 3.9.1 has been ported (10/3/2016) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a GUI management tool for SQLite databases.


FileSys version 3 has been released (10/2/2016). This is a WPS class replacement for WPFileSystem and WPSystem, with modifications to better support USB removable devices.


Wim Brul has released WebSee version 1.1 client and server for generic USB UVC WebCam support, which require the latest USBHCD drivers and USB Resource Manager for isochronous support. There are also some older device-specific USB WebCam drivers for the Logitech C250, the ThinkPad X200T (Chicony), and the ThinkPad X230T (Ricoh).


More Qt4 apps were ported (9/18/2016) to OS/2, including: TEA version 43.1.0 is a text editor; and HathiDownloadHelper version 1.1.3 is for downloading books from hathitrust.org.


SpamFilter has been updated (9/15/2016). This is an open source multi-threaded daemon able to detect and reject e-mail messages containing unwanted advertising. It features local sockets and named pipes interfaces to receive queries and send answers to mail server software, such as Weasel. The latest version can be found on Hobbes.


ClamAV GUI version 0.4.1 has been ported (9/14/2016) to OS/2. This is a GUI for configuring the ClamAV anti-virus / mail filtering software.


Starfighter version 1.6 has been ported (9/10/2016) to OS/2. This is a 2D space shooter, which uses the SDL library.


An OS/2 port of heimdal version 1.5.3 has been released (9/3/2016). This is a Kerberos client, which will be used to support newer versions of Samba.


Electric Sheep version 2.7b12 has been ported (9/2/2016) to OS/2. This software uses idle computer cycles to create animated abstract art.


SMplayer version 16.8.0 has been ported (8/31/2016) to OS/2. This is a GUI frontend for MPlayer, based on the Qt4 graphics toolkit. Also available is SMTube version 16.7.2, which is a GUI front-end for passing YouTube videos to SMPlayer (or another video player).


WebServe version 1.6 has been released (8/31/2016). This web server now supports server side includes for *.shtml files.


libjpeg-turbo version 1.4.2 has been ported (8/24/2016) to OS/2. This is a JPEG library that uses modern CPU instructions to accelerate compression and decompression.


Books Organizer version 0.3 has been ported (8/23/2016) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a PDF organizer with a reader.


FTP server version 2.5 has been released (8/18/2016). Compared to the standard ftpd in OS/2, this one has better security controls, together with extra features such as symbolic links. The source code is also available under the GPL license. From VOICE News.


MP3Diags version 1.3.04 has been ported (8/17/2016) to OS/2. This Qt4 app manages information in MP3 files.


Agena version 2.9.8 has been released (8/16/2016). This is an interpreted language suited for sophisticated procedural programming, with syntax like simplified Algol 68, with elements taken from Lua and SQL. From eCSoft/2 via OS2World.


Midori Sans version 0.4 has been released (8/12/2016). This is a semi-condensed sans-serif font with styling similar to Verdana and DejaVu Sans, but with improved readability at small sizes.


Workplace Sans version 1.03 has been released (8/11/2016). This is a Unicode TrueType outline font that is designed to resemble the OS/2 bitmap font WarpSans. Thanks to Alex Taylor for the info.


Web Family Tree version 1.9 has been released (8/10/2016). It allows you to put your genealogy information on the web, using CGI. You need a a web server to use it. From VOICE News.


libvpx version 1.6.0 has been ported (8/8/2016) to OS/2. This is Google's WebM library, an open source, royalty free media file format designed for the web.


Btrieve Commander has been updated (8/1/2016). This is a Btrieve file viewer / editor.


exceptq version 7.11.3 has been released (7/27/2016); there is a WarpIn package of just the runtime. This adds a comprehensive trap reporting facility to your app with just 5 lines of code. Reports include: the call stack, disassembly of the faulting instructions, a stack dump, a listing of dlls loaded, and more. It features support for the XQS symbol file format, used in Mozilla apps and other newer software. Thanks to Lewis Rosenthal for the info.


Dave Yeo has released (7/18/2016) a build of Lightning version 4.0.8; this is a SeaMonkey and Thunderbird extension that provides calendar support. It is compatible with SeaMonkey 2.35.x and Thunderbird 38.x builds.


NetDrive version 3.1.5 has been released (7/15/2016). NetDrive allows users to mount an FTP site or a local directory or a network resource to a virtual volume. This version has 64-bit file support, and special support for the Samba client from netlabs.org (no shareware timeout). There are also plugins available, including SFTP (just updated to version 3.1.5), NFS, VFAT, and more. eComStation.RU also has a list of plugins. From VOICE News.


BS_Info version 1.7 (7/14/2016) shows information about your system and can start various configuration programs.


Torrent File Editor version 0.3.0 has been ported (7/5/2016) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a GUI editor for .torrent files.


Some libraries have been ported (7/2/2016) to OS/2, including: jpeglib 9b; and libpng version 1.5.27, the reference library for PNG images.


Links version 2.13 has been released (7/1/2016). 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.


System Load version 1.0.3 has been released (6/26/2016). 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.


More Qt4 apps were ported (6/17/2016) to OS/2, including: taskbar version 2.4.14 is a program launcher; and Qedit version 2.7.1 is a text editor based on NEdit.


Geometria version 4.0 has been updated (6/11/2016). This app is for creating and solving problems in solid geometry, and is now written in HTML and Javascript.


GNU Tar version 1.29 has been ported (6/6/2016) to OS/2. This is an archiving tool from the Unix world.


Xplanet version 1.3.1 has been ported (6/4/2016) to OS/2. This is a renderer for planetary and solar system images based on the NASA SPICE Toolkit.


TV-Browser version 3.4.4 has been released (6/1/2016). This program downloads the daily TV programming information, and displays it for viewing; it requires Java 1.6.


eFTE/2 version 1.0 has been released (5/30/2016). This is a full featured text editor, based on FTE (Folding Text Editor). The configuration now compiles on the fly. Thanks to Gregg Young for the info.


dos2unix and unix2dos version 7.3.4 have been released (5/24/2016). These command line tools convert plain text files from/to DOS and UNIX formats.


emsFS version 0.01a has been released (5/20/2016). This is a virtual file system driver for 4GB or more of RAM.


Lynx version 2.8.9dev.9 has been ported (5/7/2016) to OS/2. Lynx is a text-mode WWW browser.


The Adobe Source fonts have been packaged (5/3/2016) to OS/2. It includes these fonts from Adobe: Adobe Source Code Pro, Adobe Source Sans Pro, and Adobe Source Serif Pro.


Nconvert version 6.88 has been released (5/2/2016). This is a multi-format image converter that supports more then 300 graphics formats.


Peter Moylan has updated (4/21/2016) his numerical analysis software, which includes the Modula-2 source code, and test programs. It covers complex numbers, matrices, polynomials, rational functions, fast fourier transform, and differential equations.


Google Droid fonts have beeen packaged (4/21/2016) for OS/2. This is a family of high-quality fonts originally designed for Google Android, and includes Droid Sans, Droid Sans Mono, and Droid Serif.


A driver for MCS7830 based USB to Ethernet adapters has been updated (4/17/2016) to version 1.4.


AVxCAT (formerly FFMPEGCA) version 1.4.0 has been released. This is a GUI front-end for ffmpeg and other tools, which allows converting audio and video between formats.


Flames version 3.1.1 has been ported (4/10/2016) to OS/2. This tool algorithmically generates images and animations, like ones hosted at the "Electric Sheep" website. The Qt4 application Qosmic version 1.5.0 has also been ported (4/11/2016), for a nicer GUI method.


FFMpeg version 3.0.1 has been ported (4/9/2016) to OS/2. This is a complete (command line driven) solution to record, convert, and stream audio and video. Note that WarpVision, KMP, and MPlayer all use this library.


DVD/CD Toys version 1.0.5 has been released (4/8/2016). This is a set of utilities to burn CD and DVD disks, and ISO images.


A number of multimedia libraries have been ported (4/7/2016) to OS/2, including: libogg version 1.3.2; libvorbis version 1.3.5; opus version 1.1.2; and libtheora version 1.1.1.


Pumpa version 0.9.2 has been ported (4/5/2016) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a simple pump.io client.


Nice-OS/2 Enhancer version 5.7.0 has been released (4/2/2016). This application adds new features to the OS/2 PM interface: extended scrolling, window skinning, keyboard/mouse actions, window positioning, logon scripts, priority management, window list cleaning, text-mode window additions, SSH console control, FireFox & Wiki keys, various patches for OS/2 and Workplace Shell.


ddrescue version 1.21 has been ported (3/29/2016) to OS/2. This is a data recovery tool, which tries to work around read errors.


JFtp version 1.60 has been released (3/28/2016). This is a Java file transfer client, that supports FTP and various other protocols like SMB, SFTP, NFS, HTTP, and file I/O. It includes many advanced features such as recursive directory up/download, browsing the LAN for Windows shares, and more.


Form History Control version 1.4.0.6 has been released (3/20/2016). This is a Mozilla extension that allows you to manage the form data saved by your web browser.


Two RSS apps have been ported (3/13/2016) to OS/2: QuiteRSS version 0.18.4, and RSSGuard version 3.1.0. Both are RSS and ATOM feed readers, which use the Qt4 libraries.


FastCGI version 2.41 has been ported (3/6/2016) to OS/2. This is a module for running web applications under Apache and various other web servers.


Jasper version 1.900 and OptiPNG version 0.75 have been ported (3/5/2016) to OS/2. These are JPEG conversion and PNG optimization programs, for manipulating bitmap images.


Mup version 6.4 has been ported (3/5/2016) to OS/2, along with the FFT library version 3.3.4. These is a music publishing program, full of useful features for musical typesetting, that outputs high quality Postscript, and an audio analysis library.


More Qt4 apps were ported (3/5/2016) to OS/2, including: EBE version 2.7.10 is an IDE for programmers; and PREditor is a front-end for POV-Ray.


dcraw version 9.25 has been ported (3/5/2016) to OS/2. This is a digital camera RAW file conversion utility.


SDL version 1.2.15 OS/2 port has been updated (3/2/2016). Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform development library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, and graphics hardware; it is used by video playback software, emulators, and popular games. This OS/2 port features updated VMAN, DIVE, and DART support.


More SDL games have been ported (2/28/2016) to OS/2, including: Super Mario War is a game for up to four players, where the basic goal is to be the last player standing; Hex-a-Hop is a hexagonal tile-based puzzle game with one simple goal: destroy all green tiles; and Caph is a sandbox game, where the aim is to make contact between the red and green objects.


Numpty Physics has been ported (2/27/2016) to OS/2. This is a drawing puzzle game, which uses the SDL libraries. There are also additional levels available.


PMDLL version 2.12 has been released (2/26/2016). This allows you to view DLL dependencies of OS/2 executables.


More SDL games have been ported (2/26/2016) to OS/2, including: Biniax2 is a puzzle arcade game of logic and reaction; and Cooldown is a game where you build pipes to cool down rolling balls.


SDLPoP version 1.16 has been ported (2/24/2016) to OS/2. This is an open source clone of the game Prince of Persia.


SDL version 2.0.4 has been ported (2/24/2016) to OS/2. Simple DirectMedia Layer is a cross-platform development library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, and graphics hardware; it is used by video playback software, emulators, and popular games. This OS/2 port features VMAN, DIVE, and DART support; OpenGL and joystick are not supported.


BlueJ version 3.1.7 has been released (2/23/2016). This is an integrated Java environment specifically designed for teaching object orientation; it requires JDK 1.6 (not just the JRE) or later.


MPlayer version 1.3.0 has been ported (2/17/2016) to OS/2. It has support for Win32 codecs, UniAud, DIVE, SNAP video overlays, and WarpOverlay. There is a browser plugin included, as well as MEncoder, a simple movie encoder. Most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, WebM, and more are supported.


libdvbpsi version 1.3.0 has been ported (2/11/2016) to OS/2. This is a full MPEG2 client/server multimedia library, used by the VLC media player.


The SDL game LBreakout2 has been ported (2/9/2016) to OS/2. This is a breakout-style arcade game.


mpg123 version 1.23.0 has been ported (2/7/2016) to OS/2. This is a command line MP3 player.


bootAble version 6.10.3 has been released (2/5/2016). This is a script which can be used to create a maintenance partition or bootable CD with enough facilities to fully manage and recover your system. It contains support for LVM, HPFS, JFS, FAT32, UDF, and the CD file system.


PM123 1.41 beta 3 has been released (2/5/2016); the beta version does not replace the stable PM123 1.3.x. This is an open source MP3, OGG, WAV, and CD Audio player. Some of the features of the beta include gapless playback, nested playlists, and a PulseAudio client.


Which version 2.1.5 has been released (2/5/2016). This is a clone of the UNIX 'locate' command, allowing you to locate files.


SDLMAME version 0.170 has been ported (1/30/2016) to OS/2. This is an SDL version of the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.


WarpIN version 1.0.22 has been released (1/25/2016). 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.


x264 version 0.148.x has been ported (1/24/2016) to OS/2. This is a H.264 (MPEG4 AVC) encoder library, and is used in software like MPlayer.


libkai version 1.2.0 has been released (1/23/2016). The K Audio Interface is a DART and UNIAUD implementation library. It has been used in KMP, MPlayer, and VLC.


libkva version 1.2.3 has been released (1/23/2016). 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.


XviD version 1.3.4 has been ported (1/18/2016) to OS/2. This library offers a high performance and high quality MPEG-4 video de-/encoding solution.


Quick 'n' Easy Finances version 1.05 has been updated (1/13/2016). It is a personal finance program which requires DB2 or PostGRE. There is also a Yahoo Group discussion list.


Some multimedia libraries have been ported (1/12/2016) to OS/2: libmatroska version 1.4.0 is for parsing Matroska audio and video containers; and libebml version 1.3.0 parses EBML files. These are used by the VLC media player.


LightMd Editor version 1.0.4 has been ported (1/9/2016) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a Markdown Language Editor.


CoolReader3 version 3.1.2 has been ported (1/8/2016) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is an eBook reader.


CMake version 3.4.1 has been ported (1/6/2016) to OS/2. This is a cross-platform, open-source build system.


Arca Noae Package Manager (previously code-named YUMIE) version 1.0.0 has been released. This is an open source graphical front-end to the YUM and RPM package management tools, with plans to also support WarpIn packages in the future. There is a wiki with first-time installation notes and other tips. From VOICE News.


The Caladea and Carlito TrueType fonts have been packaged (12/30/2015) in WarpIn format. Caladea and Carlito are sans-serif fonts, metric-compatible with Microsoft's Cambria and Calibri.


libdvdcss version 1.4.0 has been ported (12/22/2015) to OS/2. This library does DVD decryption without region checking.


HyperText/2 version 2.01 has been released (12/20/2015). This package allows you to easily create OS/2 INF files with only a handful of commands.


MikMod version 3.2.7 has been ported (12/9/2015) to OS/2. This is a text mode MOD player supporting many formats, including mod, s3m, it, and xm.


GNU Units version 2.12 has been ported (12/6/2015) to OS/2. This tool converts between many systems of measurement.


OpenSSL version 1.0.0t has been ported (12/4/2015) to OS/2. This is a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured, and Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols, as well as a full-strength general purpose cryptography library.


The GCC runtime package has been updated (12/3/2015) to version 1.3.1. This packages contains the runtime libraries (DLLs) required to run software compiled with various versions of the GCC compiler. There is now a universal "gcc1.dll" with forwarders for the various incarnations.


The USB drivers have been updated (11/27/2015) to build 11.14, for Arca Noae subscribers. The package includes the base USB host controller drivers, as well as the USB HID, serial, printing, and audio drivers. There is a nice overview of the latest changes. From VOICE News.


Free Pascal version 3.0.0 has been released (11/25/2015). Free Pascal is a Pascal compiler that is semantically compatible with Borland Turbo Pascal and Borland Delphi. From OS2World.


elogbook version 1.9.8 has been ported (11/22/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is for logging notes and comments.


Qpdfview version 0.4.16 has been ported (11/18/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a tabbed PDF viewer using the poppler library (same as Lucide).


More Qt4 apps were ported (11/15/2015) to OS/2, including: qftp version 1.5.8 is an FTP client; and textool version 1.5.10 is a GUI for LaTeX documents.


Clipgrab version 3.5.5 has been ported (11/14/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app allows you to download Flash videos from various web sites, including YouTube.


Qupzilla version 1.8.9 has been ported (11/13/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a Webkit-based browser.


WPSClassEdit version 1.6.1 has been released (11/13/2015). This is a utility to easily manage WPS classes, it can register, deregister, and create instances of WPS classes. It is based on VClassed, which was released under the GPL.


Universal Port driver version 1.0 beta1 has been released (11/3/2015). This will eventually become the universal successor to smb.pdr, cups.pdr, ecups.pdr, eRedMan, PrintMon, lpr32.pdr, and quePDF. It will take data coming from a printer port and pass it as a temporary file to a program as a parameter.


Texmaker version 4.5 has been ported (11/1/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a LaTeX editor.


NZBGet version 16.2 has been ported (10/25/2015) to OS/2. This is a binary newsgrabber, which downloads files from usenet.


Colorcode version 0.8.5 has been ported (10/19/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a clone of the Mastermind game.


EasySync version 3.1.0 has been released (10/15/2015). This PM synchronization and backup utility lets you see at a glance what files need to be updated between two directories, whether they reside on the same machine or separate computers on the network. Transfer can be set to bi-directional to fully synchronize two directories, or uni-directional to limit what is updated.


FM/2 version 3.24 has been released (10/12/2015). This is an open source GUI file manager program, with lots of extra helper utilities. The source code is available from netlabs.org. Thanks to Gregg Young for the info.


NCurses version 6.0 has been ported (10/10/2015) to OS/2. This is a text-mode programming library from the Unix world.


WCD version 5.3.0 has been released (9/23/2015). Wherever Change Directory is a chdir command line utility.


Wireless LAN Monitor / XWLAN version 3.12 has been released (9/19/2015). It is available as a XCenter widget as well as a standalone program, and features connection monitoring, multiple connection profiles, generation of WEP keys, and more.


GraphicsMagick version 1.3.21 has been ported (9/19/2015) to OS/2. This fork of ImageMagick supports up to gigapixel-size images, and can be used to resize, rotate, sharpen, color reduce, or add special effects to an image, and convert between image formats.


mpeg2encdec version 1.1 has been ported (9/19/2015) to OS/2. This converts uncompressed video frames into MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video coded bitstream sequences, and vice versa.


PM Backup Suite version 0.08.00 has been released (9/15/2015). This is a GUI front end for the "BackEmUp" backup utility, which is currently at version 2.01.03.01 (11/13/2013).


CUE/WAV Extract Utility version 1.1 has been ported (9/9/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app does batch extraction of individual tracks from .CUE/.WAV audio disk images.


BS_FF version 2.2 (9/7/2015) allows you to search for files with many different criteria, and perform various actions on them.


Flacon version 1.2.0 has been ported (9/7/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app extracts individual tracks from one big audio file.


ProjectLibre version 1.6.2 has been released (9/7/2015). This is project management software with support for Gantt diagrams, which requires Java 1.6.


Webissues version 1.1.3 has been ported (9/3/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is for issue tracking and team collaboration.


More Qt4 apps were ported (9/2/2015) to OS/2, including: nomacs version 2.4.6 is an image viewer; and Qoobar version 1.6.7 is a tag editor for music files, such as MP3 and Ogg Vorbis.


The USB-based monitor for APC Back-UPS CS/ES has been updated (8/31/2015) to version 0.17. The web site is in Russian, but there is an English readme file.


PMView, the indispensable graphics viewer, has been updated (8/25/2015) to version 3.78. 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.


FONTNAME version 1.0 has been released (8/25/2015). This is a command-line tool which displays information about TrueType and OpenType fonts. It summarizes the NAME table, lists included CMAPs, and can optionally dump the OS/2 or POST tables or display information about kerning pairs.


Advanced Photo version 1.4.1 has been ported (8/16/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is an image viewer and basic editor.


aaphoto version 0.42 has been ported (8/13/2015) to OS/2. Auto Adjust Photo attempts automatic color correction of photos, setting the contrast, color balance, saturation and gamma levels.


CutyCapt 2013-07-14 has been ported (8/13/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app can save web pages into a variety of vector and bitmap formats.


KeyCalc version 1.2 has been released (8/12/2015). This is a scientific calculator that allows you to choose between RPN and algebraic mode, and between real and complex arithmetic. From VOICE News.


Paul Smedley has released (8/10/2015) an OS/2 port of Tor version 0.2.6.10. Tor protects your privacy and anonymity by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world.


Paul Smedley has released (8/10/2015) OS/2 builds of PHP 5.6.12, PHP 5.5.28, and PHP 5.4.44; modules supported include bz2, curl, dbase, exif, filepro, gd, gettext, mbstring, mysql, mysqli, openssl, pdo_mysql, pdo_sqlite, pgsql, and sqlite. It features a module for Apache 2.2, as well as CGI and CLI versions. For more info on PHP, see the PHP web site.


Paul Smedley has released (8/10/2015) an OS/2 build of Subversion 1.7.21. Subversion is software for version control, intended to replace CVS.


quban version 0.7.5 has been ported (8/3/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is for downloading encoded Usenet articles.


The OS/2 Fontconfig and FreeType runtime DLLs have been updated (7/29/2015) to be based on FreeType version 2.6.0. These libraries that enhance font display are required for the latest builds of Mozilla, Lucide, and other programs.


Greggory Shaw released version .031b5 of his Firefox Drag&Drop install script; it also handles SeaMonkey and Thunderbird, and includes the latest required DLLs.


USB Extended Control Driver version 2.3 has been released. This driver enables you to directly control USB devices, via an API that conforms to the standard DosRead and DosWrite functions.


Paul Smedley has made available (7/25/2015) some test builds of CUPS version 2.0.3 and cups-filters version 1.0.71. Also available are CUPS version 1.4.8 (12/21/2012), as well as Gutenprint 5.2.9 (10/28/2012), HP-LIP version 3.12.10a (10/28/2012), Splix version 2.0.0 (4/4/2010), Foomatic version 4.05 (9/26/2010), and foo2qpdl (6/28/2010). Also available (4/10/2009) is a CUPS port driver, which allows interfacing the standard OS/2 printing subsystem with CUPS. CUPS is the Common Unix Printing System; the goal is to improve the printing support in eComStation. You can see what printers are potentially supported; those mentioned as working with CUPS or Gutenprint should work. There is a newsgroup dedicated to discussion and feedback, as well as a HowTo.


INIServe version 2.6 has been released (7/22/2015). 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.


New Athena Unicode fonts version 5.002 have been packaged (7/20/2015) for OS/2. This is a freeware multilingual font that follows the Unicode standard and includes characters for several languages.


Wim Brul has released USB Resource Manager version 4. This matched set of USBCALLS.DLL and USBRESMG.SYS supports asynchronous operation interrupt write and isochronous transfers.


DOSBox OS/2 build 0.74.2 has been released (7/10/2015). 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.


More Qt4 apps were ported (7/5/2015) to OS/2, including: Dooble version 1.53 is a web browser using the WebKit engine; and ChessX version 1.3.2 is a chess database, for analyzing chess games.


Pentobi version 5.0 has been ported (7/3/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is an implementation of the board game Blokus.


NetRexx version 3.04 has been released (7/1/2015). NetRexx allows you to program in REXX, and compile your program into Java bytecodes. From OS2World.


Art of Illusion version 3.0.2 has been released (6/27/2015). This is a full featured 3D modelling, rendering, and animation studio that requires Java 1.6 or higher. From OS2World.


Socializer version 1.1 has been ported (6/19/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a Facebook application.


Drawpile version 0.6.0 has been ported (6/16/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a collaborative drawing program that allows multiple users to sketch on the same canvas simultaneously.


David Azarewicz has updated (6/7/2015) 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.


dmidecode version 2.12 has been ported (6/1/2015) to OS/2. This tool reports information about your system's hardware, as described in your system BIOS, according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard.


A patch for Theseus4 has been released (5/24/2015), to properly display the IDT.


Emulate Mouse Driver version 1.0 has been released. This provides a device driver to send absolute mouse events into the OS/2 system, and has been specifically designed to ease the development and integration of touch screen solutions.


Major Major version 2.2 has been released (5/22/2015). It is a mailing list manager for OS/2 that lets you create multiple mailing lists on your machine, and is now open source. From VOICE News.


CPU Temperature widget version 1.1.0 has been released (5/20/2015). This contains both an XCenter widget and command line utility to monitor Intel CPU temperature.


Movie thumbnailer 20121125a has been ported (5/17/2015) to OS/2. This tool saves screenshots of video files to jpeg files, using FFmpeg's libavcodec.


VideoCut version 0.3.0 has been ported (5/8/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is for capturing screenshots from video files.


FFmpegthumbnailer version 2.0.9 has been ported (5/8/2015) to OS/2. This is a lightweight video thumbnailer to create thumbnails for video files.


GIFSicle version 1.87 has been ported (5/1/2015) to OS/2. This is an animated GIF creation program.


WinIco version 0.94 has been released (4/25/2015). This program converts icons from the Win32 format into the OS/2 format; source code is available under the GPL license.


K Alarm version 1.0.0 has been released (4/25/2015). This app is for setting an alarm, either once, at regular intervals, or weekly.


Lua version 5.2.4 has been ported (4/25/2015) to OS/2. This is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language used in various scientific and commercial applications (and some games).


kee16 version 11 has been released (4/12/2015). This is a static thunking library, to use the 32-bit KEE API from a 16-bit device driver.


Regina REXX version 3.9.1 has been released (4/6/2015). This is an implementation of the ANSI Standard REXX Programming Language. From OS2World.


A patch to bring Styler/2 (aka Smart Windows) to version 1.7.5 has been released (4/1/2015, but files are from 2/12/2006); the shareware limitations have been removed. The program features: shade or bitmap as titlebar background; 3D effect for titlebar text; selectable bitmaps for the window controls (you can change them at run time: no DLL patching required); selectable position for the window close button; titlebar hiding / mouse sensitive pop-up; titlebar context menu; WarpSans font for all dialog windows; window rolling; frame drag; entry fields automatic text selection (you can choose which mouse event selects the whole entry field content); automatic (sliding) focus (works with WinOS2 windows as well); mouse pointer hiding; mouse button double click emulation; and easy-to-use PM installer / uninstaller.


A driver for the Wacom Intuos tablets has been released. It supports the pen on models CTH-480, CTH-680, CTL-480, and CTL-680, and can work in in absolute or relative mode.


Night Vision version 4.0 has been released (3/20/2015). Night Vision is a "planetarium" astronomy program, which requires Java. Thanks to Greggory Shaw for the news.


Kuklomenos version 0.4.5 has been ported (3/1/2015) to OS/2. This SDL game is an abstract shoot-em-up with minimalistic graphics.


natrix-calc version 2.3 has been ported (3/1/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is for calculating parameters of IPv4/IPv6 networks.


libgcrypt version 1.6.3 and libgpg-error version 1.18 have been ported (3/1/2015) to OS/2. Libgcrypt is a general purpose crypto library based on the code used in GnuPG, and libgpg-error is a library that defines common error values for all GnuPG components.


More Qt4 apps were ported (2/24/2015) to OS/2, including: qBittorrent version 3.1.12 is a Bittorrent client; and SerpTrain version 0.6.0 is a game about guiding colored balls through the railroad network.


Tux Football version 0.3.1 has been ported (2/22/2015) to OS/2. This is a 2D soccer game, which uses the SDL libraries.


libtool version 2.4.6, Automake version 1.15, and Autoconf version 2.69 have been ported (2/22/2015) to OS/2. These are essential tools for developing and/or porting many open source programs.


WDSQL version 0.6 has been released (2/21/2015). This tool allows you to access databases via unixODBC and execute SQL statements; it uses the WDSibyl library.


ntpd version 1.4 has been ported (2/21/2015) to OS/2. The Network Time Protocol client can run detached, or as a VIO app.


Psi version 0.16 has been ported (2/19/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a multi-platform XMPP instant messenger client.


Noiz2sa version 0.51 has been ported (2/15/2015) to OS/2. This is an abstract shootem up game, which uses the SDL libraries.


NDPDAV version 1.2.1 has been released (2/14/2015). This is a WebDav client for NetDrive, which allows you to connect to Apache mod_dav WebDAV resources as regular directories on a NetDrive virtual volume. WebDAV is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol which allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote web servers. The latest version can be found via FTP.


Pocket Starfighter version 0.95 has been ported (2/7/2015) to OS/2. This is a 3D space combat and flight simulator, with a vector graphics style.


The Legend of Edgar version 1.19 has been ported (2/4/2015) to OS/2. This is a 2D platform game with a persistent world.


Blobwars: Metal Blob Solid version 1.19 has been ported (2/3/2015) to OS/2. This is a 2D platform game, where you must infiltrate enemy bases and rescue as many MIAs as possible, while battling vicious aliens.


NASM version 2.11.06 has been ported (1/28/2015) to OS/2. The NASM assembler has support for X86 multimedia extensions, and supports a various number of object formats, including the old .obj format of the Borland compilers.


PSPRINT version 30.905 has been released (1/24/2015). This is an updated, experimental version of the OS/2 PostScript driver, which improves compatibility with CUPS, and adds support for TrueType font embedding. From VOICE News.


Cameraderie version 1.5.3 has been released (1/23/2015). This is a GUI downloader and organizer for digital cameras, supporting both PTP and MSD types. Source code is also available.


PTPro version 1.1.1 has been released (1/23/2015). This is a command line program for retrieving pictures & information from your PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) based digital camera. You can rename and renumber your photos and thumbnails as you save them, view extended info about your pictures (e.g. size in pixels), and more. It is based on ptpcam and is released under the GPL (source included).


Primate Plunge version 1.1 has been ported (1/21/2015) to OS/2. This is a simple and funny action game, which uses the SDL libraries.


cppcheck version 1.68 has been ported (1/17/2015) to OS/2. This is a static analysis tool for C/C++ code, which detects the types of bugs that the compilers normally do not detect.


cvswatch version 1.6.3 has been ported (1/15/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app checks the status of files in a CVS repository.


Njam version 1.25 has been ported (1/12/2015) to OS/2. This is a Pac-Man clone, which uses the SDL library.


More SDL games have been ported (1/11/2015) to OS/2, including: Mr. Drillux version 1.20, a funny remake of an old game by Namco; Cuyo version 2.1.0, a Tetris-style puzzle game for up to two players; and Barrage version 1.0.4 is a rather destructive action game.


bitwise works has released (1/8/2015) Netdrive Dropbox client version 0.4 (use the password "bww" to access the download). It will run for 30 minutes after each reboot, until you purchase a key. From VOICE News.


Paul Smedley has ported (1/8/2015) GNU Binutils version 2.25 to OS/2. These are tools for compiling and linking programs, and most notably includes 'ld' (not functional on OS/2 yet), and 'as', the GNU assembler.


n-Puzzle version 1.0.3 has been ported (1/5/2015) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a sliding puzzle game.


Stunnel version 5.09 has been ported (1/5/2015) to OS/2. This is a program that allows you to encrypt arbitrary TCP connections inside SSL (Secure Sockets Layer); you can secure non-SSL aware daemons and protocols (like POP, IMAP, LDAP, etc).


Fish Fillets version 1.0.1 has been ported (1/4/2015) to OS/2. This is a puzzle game, that was originally a commercial release.


SmartCVS version 7.1.9 has been released (1/2/2015). This is a Java CVS GUI client, with features like built-in File Compare/Merge, Transaction display or List Repository Files, and more. It requires Java 1.4.1 or higher.

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