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FAT32.IFS version 0.10 r242 has been released (4/23/2017). The latest work on this filesystem driver has focused on improving the format and chkdsk functions, VFAT support for FAT16, and early exFAT support.


Lucide version 1.4.0 has been released (4/21/2017); 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. You can find the latest version via FTP.


mksh R55 has been ported (4/21/2017) 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.


Jmol version 14.14.1 has been released (4/20/2017). This is a Java molecular viewer for three dimensional chemical structures; it requires Java 1.4 or higher.


Weasel version 2.35 has been released (4/17/2017). 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.


AVxCAT (formerly FFMPEGCA) version 1.4.2 has been released (4/17/2017). This is a GUI front-end for ffmpeg and other tools, which allows converting audio and video between formats.


Logical Config.Sys Sort version 0.5.0 has been released (3/31/2017). This sorts the CONFIG.SYS file into logical sections.


PHPMyAdmin version 4.7.0 has been released (3/29/2017). This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the web.


DFSee version 14.4 has been released (3/26/2017). 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.


The eCo Software runtimes have been updated (3/20/2017). These are libraries and PM controls used by programs written by eCo Software. The latest updates are available via FTP. From eCSoft/2 via OS2World.


WPA Supplicant version 2.6 has been ported (3/19/2017) to OS/2. This is a backend component for controlling the wireless networking connection. An older version of this program is included with XWLan. The latest build is not officially posted yet, pending testing.


Paul Smedley has released (3/17/2017) a test build of a Samba NetDrive plugin and client, based on Samba 4.6.0. The older (2/26/2014) Samba client version 2.2.0 beta 4 is based on Samba 3.5.21. This allows you to mount SMB or CIFS shares on OS/2 without the need of NetBIOS (IBM LAN Manager or IBM Peer).


PMView, the indispensable graphics viewer, has been updated (3/16/2017) to version 3.79. 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. From OS2World.


USB drivers build 10.216 have been released (3/12/2017); 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.


mchnchk version 2 and syscall version 1 have been released (3/12/2017). These are base device drivers to enable and handle machine check exceptions, and to allow execution of arbitrary code in ring 0.


Stendhal version 1.24 has been released (3/10/2017). This is a multi-player online adventure game / MMORPG, which requires Java 1.5 or later.


exceptq version 7.11.4 has been released (3/6/2017); 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.


aacgain version 1.9 has been ported (3/4/2017) to OS/2. This modification of mp3gain supports adjusting the volume of mp3 and aac files.


Wim Brul has released USB Resource Manager version 5. This matched set of USBCALLS.DLL and USBRESMG.SYS supports asynchronous operation interrupt write and isochronous transfers.


Don Ceferino version 0.97.8 has been ported (2/26/2017) to OS/2. This game is similar to the classic Super Pang.


ddrescue version 1.22 has been ported (2/26/2017) to OS/2. This is a data recovery tool, which tries to work around read errors.


The ACPI driver has been updated (2/17/2017) to version 3.23.05 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. From VOICE News.


Free Pascal version 3.0.2 has been released (2/15/2017). Free Pascal is a Pascal compiler that is semantically compatible with Borland Turbo Pascal and Borland Delphi.


libssh2 version 1.8.0 has been ported (2/12/2017) to OS/2. This is a library implementing the SSH2 protocol.


eyeCU version 1.3.0 has been ported (2/9/2017) to OS/2. This is a cross-platform XMPP / instant messenger client, which uses the Qt4 libraries. It has many features, including emoji support. From VOICE News.


Nice-OS/2 Enhancer version 5.7.1 has been released (2/9/2017). 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.


texstudio version 2.12.2 has been ported (2/7/2017) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a LaTeX editor.


UniView version 0.2.1 has been released (1/31/2017). 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.


QXmlEdit version 0.9.6 has been ported (1/31/2017) to OS/2. This is a tree-based XML editor, which uses the Qt4 libraries.


SMplayer version 17.1.0 has been ported (1/24/2017) 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).


Larsen Commander version 1.07.04 has been released (1/24/2017). This is a nice GUI Norton Commander clone with many features. There is also a mailing list available. The latest version can be found on Netlabs.org FTP. From eCSoft/2 via OS2World.


LAME version 3.99.5 r3 has been ported (1/24/2017) to OS/2. LAME is an MP3 encoder, and includes a graphical frame analyzer.


GNU CoreUtils version 8.26 and GNU DiffUtils version 3.5 have been ported (1/23/2017) to OS/2. CoreUtils is the union of the GNU fileutils, sh-utils, and textutils packages, offering several useful utilities.


A number of multimedia libraries have been ported (1/23/2017) to OS/2, including: FAAC version 1.28, a Freeware Advanced Audio Coder, and faad2 version 2.7.0, an open source MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 AAC decoder.


libvpx version 1.6.1 has been ported (1/23/2017) to OS/2. This is Google's WebM library, an open source, royalty free media file format designed for the web.


Some libraries related to reading DVD media have been ported (1/23/2017) to OS/2, including: libdvdread version 5.0.3, which does low level DVD access; and libdvdnav version 5.0.3, which handles DVD navigation, such as menus.


An OS/2 build of Perl version 5.16.0 has been released (1/23/2017). Perl is a cross platform scripting language.


Some libraries have been ported (1/23/2017) to OS/2, including: libpng version 1.6.28, the reference library for PNG images, and zlib version 1.2.11, a compression library.


Bison version 3.0.4, GNU AWK version 4.1.4, and GNU sed version 4.3, GNU m4 version 1.4.18 have been ported (1/23/2017) to OS/2. These are programmer's tools that are prevalent on Unix platforms.


A new release of GNU make version 3.81 is now available (1/23/2017). This tool is used for building programs on the command line.


libgcrypt version 1.7.5 and libgpg-error version 1.26 have been ported (1/23/2017) 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.


Texinfo version 6.3 has been ported (1/23/2017) to OS/2. This is the GNU documentation format, useful for some development projects.


Some developer libraries have been ported (1/23/2017) to OS/2: GNU MP version 6.1.2 is for for arbitrary precision arithmetic, and GnuTLS version 3.5.8 is a secure communications library implementing SSL and TLS.


hwman version 12 has been released (1/19/2017). This is a WPS class replacement for the OS/2 Hardware Manager, which features dynamic updating.


iQPuzzle version 1.0.4 has been ported (1/16/2017) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a pentomino puzzle game.


ProjectLibre version 1.7 has been released (1/16/2017). This is project management software with support for Gantt diagrams, which requires Java 1.6.


Btrieve Commander has been updated (1/11/2017). This is a Btrieve file viewer / editor.


flac version 1.3.2 has been ported (1/10/2017) to OS/2. This is a free lossless audio codec.


Doodle's Screen Saver version 2.1 has been released (1/6/2017). This screen saver integrates into the WPS, replaces the old Lockup Desktop facility, has DPMS support, and can be extended with new screen saver modules. It allows third party applications to disable the screen saver temporarily, for example while watching a movie. The latest version can be found on Hobbes.


aaphoto version 0.45 has been ported (12/27/2017) to OS/2. Auto Adjust Photo attempts automatic color correction of photos, setting the contrast, color balance, saturation and gamma levels.


Art of Illusion version 3.0.3 has been released (12/12/2016). This is a full featured 3D modelling, rendering, and animation studio that requires Java 1.6 or higher.


Links version 2.14 has been released (11/26/2016). 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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