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Testlog version 3.17 has been released (7/7/2018). This program collects data about your system and the driver under test, and puts it into a log file for diagnostics.


rdesktop has been ported (6/27/2018) to OS/2. This is a free RDP client which you can use to connect to a Windows machine. The latest version requires a CPU with AVX support and the OS/4 kernel.


An OS/2 port of FreeRDP has been updated (6/26/2018). This is a client for Remote Desktop Protocol, commonly used by Windows. This is a test version, which requires a CPU with AVX support and the OS/4 kernel. In the OS2World forum thread, you can see a screenshot of the WPS class for configuring all the settings.


PHPMyAdmin version 4.8.2 has been released (6/21/2018). This is a set of PHP scripts to administer MySQL over the web.


Agena version 2.12.0 has been released (6/18/2018). This is an interpreted language suited for sophisticated procedural programming, with syntax like simplified Algol 68, with elements taken from Lua and SQL.


Jmol version 14.29.17 has been released (6/15/2018). This is a Java molecular viewer for three dimensional chemical structures; it requires Java 1.4 or higher.


PM123 version 1.38 has been released (6/13/2018); there is also a skins package. This is an open source MP3, OGG, WAV, and CD Audio player. Some of the features include sharing of the sound card, playlist with drag/drop support, HTTP streaming, and the use of skins to change the program's look.


klUsrMgr version 1.1.5 has been released (6/13/2018). This is a kLIBC user management utility, built with VX-REXX. From OS2World.


Links version 2.16 has been released (5/11/2018). 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.


Arca Noae Package Manager (previously code-named YUMIE) version 1.0.3 has been released (6/9/2018). 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.


DFSee version 15.1 has been released (6/8/2018). 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.


Stendhal version 1.27 has been released (6/5/2018). This is a multi-player online adventure game / MMORPG, which requires Java 1.5 or later.


FAT32.IFS version 0.10 r359 has been released (5/29/2018). 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. From eCSoft/2 via OS2World.


Weasel version 2.45 has been released (5/29/2018). This is a "lightweight" SMTP/POP server that has multi-domain support, and is now open source under the GPL. From VOICE News.


ProjectLibre version 1.8 has been released (5/29/2018). This is project management software with support for Gantt diagrams, which requires Java 1.6.


FFMpeg version 4.0 has been ported (5/24/2018) 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.


luckybackup version 0.4.9 has been ported (5/23/2018) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a backup and sync tool. From OS2World.


David Azarewicz has updated (5/20/2018) 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. From eCSoft/2 via OS2World.


IMAPD for Weasel has been updated (5/16/2018). This IMAP4 server for the Weasel mail server features disk quotas, and a POP3 server with SSL/STLS support.


The ACPI driver has been updated (5/13/2018) to version 3.23.09 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.


USB drivers build 10.223 have been released (5/11/2018); 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, 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.


WCD version 6.0.2 has been released (5/11/2018). Wherever Change Directory is a chdir command line utility.


LSZipWizard version 1.03 has been released (5/10/2018). This is a GUI interface to view/extract or create/update ZIP files, with WPS integration.


vfdisk version 6.0 has been released (5/10/2018). This virtual floppy disk driver is useful for doing things that normally require a floppy drive, even if you don't have one.


QXmlEdit version 0.9.10 has been ported (5/8/2018) to OS/2. This is a tree-based XML editor, which uses the Qt4 libraries.


FluidSynth version 1.1.11 has been ported (5/8/2018) to OS/2. This is a software real-time synthesizer based on the Soundfont 2 specifications.


MailRedirect version 0.9.6 has been released (5/7/2018). This Mozilla extension allows you to bounce / redirect email messages from Thunderbird and Seamonkey.


hwman version 13 has been released (5/6/2018). This is a WPS class replacement for the OS/2 Hardware Manager, which features dynamic updating.


Paul Smedley has released (4/28/2018) a test build of a Samba NetDrive plugin and client, based on Samba 4.7. 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).


Arachnophilia version 5.5 build 2935 has been released (4/9/2018). This is a web page editor and development tool, which requires Java 1.5 or higher.


The Samba command line utilities have been updated (3/25/2018) to version 1.3.0, based on Samba 3.6.25. There is also a Samba port driver version 1.0.1 (7/11/2011) for printing to shared printers.


Paul Smedley has released (5/5/2018) an OS/2 build of GCC 8.1. Also available (1/26/2018) is GCC 7.3, which was the first to contain features to help combat the Spectre CPU flaw. This compiler is required to build numerous open source projects.


Logical Config.Sys Sort version 0.6.2 has been released (5/1/2018). This sorts the CONFIG.SYS file into logical sections.


WPA Supplicant version 2.7 has been ported (4/29/2018) 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.


The Arca Noae MultiMac project has released (4/14/2018) version 1.1.3 of updated NDIS drivers for subscribers: Intel Pro/1000 Legacy mmlem and Pro/1000 e1000b and mmigb, Realtek mmre, Atheros mmalc and mmale, SysKonnect mmsk, Attansic L2 mmae and L1 mmage, Broadcom BCM4401 mmbfe and BCM57xx/BCM590x mmbge, and Marvell Yukon II mmmsk. 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.


VX-REXX Extras library version 1.3.2 has been released (4/14/2018). This is an object and API library designed to extend the functionality of Watcom VX-REXX, which provides a Warp 4 style notebook control, a tooltip control, a color selection dialog, and a few useful functions. Thanks to Alex Taylor for the info.


IMERJ version 2.0 has been released (4/14/2018). This is a a "poor man's" Japanese input method editor, which allows you to enter Japanese by typing romanized text in the edit window. It is intended primarily for use on non-Japanese systems where a proper IME is not available. Thanks to Alex Taylor for the info.


Extended Character Map version 1.6 has been released (4/6/2018). This is a character map program that supports characters from both single- and multi-byte encodings. In addition to the current system codepage, it supports Unicode text and several East Asian DBCS codepages. Thanks to Alex Taylor for the info.


ddrescue version 1.23 has been ported (4/4/2018) to OS/2. This is a data recovery tool, which tries to work around read errors.


libdvdcss version 1.4.2 has been ported (4/1/2018) to OS/2. This libray does DVD decryption without region checking.


ISOFS version 1.1.0 has been released (3/31/2018). This allows you to mount a CD/DVD image (*.iso) as a virtual drive, avoiding the need to burn any media.


libvpx version 1.7.0 has been ported (3/25/2018) to OS/2. This is Google's WebM library, an open source, royalty free media file format designed for the web.


A build of VirtualBox version 5.0.51 has been released (3/22/2018). Also available (10/11/2016) is another build of version 5.0.6. This is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product, available as open source under the GPL.


Wireless LAN Monitor / XWLAN version 3.14 beta 3 has been released (3/17/2018). 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.


PM Printer Manager version 0.70 has been released (3/14/2018). This is a graphical printer management tool for creating standard OS/2 printers (local and LAN), creating CUPS-based printers, upgrading or downgrading IBM 'PrinterPak' driver packages, and creating new PostScript printer drivers by importing PPD files. Also available is cupswiz version 1.15, which is specifically for creating CUPS-based printers.


iQPuzzle version 1.1.0 has been ported (3/14/2018) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a pentomino puzzle game.


Another OS/2 port of VNC Server and VNC Viewer has been updated (3/12/2018). It provides a VNC server and client for OS/2 Presentation Manager, has UltraVNC compatible chat and file transfer, and WPS integration.


Gregg Young has released (3/6/2018) a beta 3 build of the OpenWatcom 2.0 C/C++ compiler. This has OS/2 related fixes for wipfc, wdump, wrc and wlink. Meanwhile, official OpenWatcom builds are still (6/5/2010) on version 1.9.


A LAN Server installation tool has been released (2/26/2018). This allows installing the LAN Server components (from WSeB) on top of ArcaOS.


Quick 'n' Easy Finances version 1.12 has been updated (2/25/2018). It is a personal finance program which requires DB2 or PostGRE. There is also a Yahoo Group discussion list.


The Netlabs EPM Distribution version 1.18 has been released (2/20/2018). It extends the functionality of EPM with new features and countless bug fixes.


Panorama VESA video driver version 1.10 has been released (2/16/2018). This is a generic VESA driver, which supports all VESA 2.0 compatible video adapters. The latest versions have a PAT fallback when using MTRRs fails, and support for custom / widescreen resolutions. Users with widescreen panels may find this useful if there isn't an accelerated driver available.


Quick Text Editor version 0.9.6 has been released (2/12/2018). This is a simple editor and viewer for plain text files, intended as a replacement for E and AE, but with seamless Unicode support, selectable text encoding independent of system codepage, and anti-aliased text display. It requires the Qt4 runtime.


LAME version 3.100 has been ported (2/9/2018) to OS/2. LAME is an MP3 encoder, and includes a graphical frame analyzer.


Amoebax version 0.2.1 has been ported (2/7/2018) to OS/2. This is a cute and addictive action-puzzle game.


lSwitcher version 2.90 has been released (2/2/2018). lSwitcher is an enhanced PM and fullscreen Alt-Tab task switcher, and feature-rich task bar. There are both stand-alone and XCenter widget versions. Thanks to Gregg Young for the info.


kmididec version 0.1.0 has been released (1/28/2018). This is a a library to decode MIDI to PCM using fluidsynth, and a simple MIDI player using that library.


WebServe version 1.7 has been released (1/28/2018). This web server now supports server side includes for *.shtml files.


Some libraries related to reading DVD media have been ported (1/22/2018) to OS/2, including: libdvdread version 6.0.0, which does low level DVD access; and libdvdnav version 6.0.0, which handles DVD navigation, such as menus.


Icon Themes and Toolkit version 2.2 has been released. This allows the desktop icons used throughout the Workplace Shell to be changed, based on installable icon sets or 'themes'. A number of themes are included, and various others are available from third-party sources.


Btrieve Commander has been updated (1/17/2018). This is a Btrieve file viewer / editor.


ClamAV GUI version 3.6.0 has been released (1/15/2018). This is a GUI front-end for configuring and running the ClamAV anti-virus program, which bundles an XPI for integration with Thunderbird.


Top version 2.14 has been released. This VIO application monitors CPU usage by process. The process list can be sorted according to various criteria (including CPU percentage, name, threads), and any process from the list can be selected to be killed.


Web Family Tree version 2.0 has been released (1/8/2018). It allows you to put your genealogy information on the web, using CGI. You need a a web server to use it.


Paul Smedley has released (1/3/2018) OS/2 builds of PostgreSQL versions 9.66, 9.4.15, and 9.3.17. Also available is his earlier port of version 9.0.6. PostgreSQL is an open source relational database.


TEA version 44.1.1 has been ported (12/29/2017) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a text editor.


BS_FF version 2.3 (12/27/2017) allows you to search for files with many different criteria, and perform various actions on them.


Form History Control version 2.0.3.2 has been released (12/22/2017). This is a Mozilla extension that allows you to manage the form data saved by your web browser.


GNU Tar version 1.30 has been ported (12/20/2017) to OS/2. This is an archiving tool from the Unix world.


Pingus version 0.7.6 has been ported (12/20/2017) to OS/2. This is a free Lemmings-like puzzle game, with 77 playable levels.


The SATA AHCI disk controller driver has been updated (12/14/2017) to version 2.04 for Arca Noae subscribers. The GPL source code (based on the Linux kernel) is available from the AHCI project site.


NetRexx version 3.06 has been released (12/12/2017). NetRexx allows you to program in REXX, and compile your program into Java bytecodes.


Domination version 1.1.1.7 has been released (12/5/2017). This is a Java version of the game Risk.


Free Pascal version 3.0.4 has been released (11/28/2017). Free Pascal is a Pascal compiler that is semantically compatible with Borland Turbo Pascal and Borland Delphi.


Bitwise has released (11/27/2017) builds of CUPS version 2.1.3, cups-filters version 1.17.2, and cups-drivers-magicolor5430dl version 1.8.1 (for the KONICA MINOLTA magicolor 5430 DL printer); they can be installed using yum (or ANPM), or you can download ZIP packages. Also available (3/4/2016) in WarpIn format are CUPS version 2.1.0, as well as Gutenprint 5.2.10, HP-LIP version 3.15.11, and Splix version 2.0.0. Also available 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. From OS2World.


FTP server version 2.73 has been released (11/27/2017). 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.


BIEW version 5.6.4 has been released (11/22/2017). BIEW is a multiplatform portable viewer of binary files with built-in editor in binary, hexadecimal and disassembler modes. It uses native Intel syntax for disassembly, and support for MZ, NE, PE, NLM, coff32, elf partial - a.out, LE, LX, and PharLap.


Arca Noae released (11/17/2017) an update for the IBM LAN product in ArcaOS, which brings the IBM Requester and Peer files up to the latest level; it is only for ArcaOS versions 5.0 through 5.0.1.


Universal Port driver version 1.0 beta1 has been released (11/16/2017). 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. You can find the latest version via FTP.


The eCo Software runtimes have been updated (11/15/2017). These are libraries and PM controls used by programs written by eCo Software. The latest updates are available via FTP.


DVD/CD Toys version 1.06.01 has been released (11/13/2017). This is a set of utilities to burn CD and DVD disks, and ISO images.


System Load version 1.0.5 has been updated (11/13/2017). 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.


KSCP version 0.5.0 has been released (11/12/2017). This is an SFTP client.


A new release of GNU make version 3.81 is now available (11/12/2017). This tool is used for building programs on the command line.


AiR-BOOT version 1.1.4 has been released (11/9/2017). This is a Multi-Boot partition loader with some extra features, including colored "Award-like" SETUP, virus protection, Linux kernel support, and more.


Iron Spring PL/I beta version 0.9.10a has been released (11/7/2017). This is a compiler for the PL/I programming language, although it is currently missing some features.


The SDL game Gilbert and the doors has been ported (10/31/2017) to OS/2. This is a 2D platformer with 22 levels.


DataSeeker version 1.15 has been released (10/29/2017). This is a multithreaded PM text and file finder, intended as a replacement for PMSEEK.EXE.


Major Major version 2.5 has been released (10/25/2017). 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 eCSoft/2 via OS2World.


PM123 1.41 has been released (10/11/2017). 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 Arca Noae USB drivers have been updated (10/8/2017) to build 11.17, 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 packaging of the USB drivers does not have the latest features in the publicly available ones.


BS_Info version 2.0 (10/5/2017) shows information about your system and can start various configuration programs.


libarchive version 3.3.2 has been ported (10/4/2017) to OS/2. This archive and compression library supports a variety of formats, with automatic format detection, including tar, pax, cpio, zip, xar, lha, ar, cab, mtree, rar, ISO images, gzip, bzip2, lzip, xz, lzma, and compress.


TZSet version 0.8 has been released (10/1/2017). This puts a valid timezone value into the record returned by the API call DosGetDateTime, and adjusts that value when summer time starts or ends. From VOICE News.


Paul Smedley has released (9/24/2017) an OS/2 build of Wireshark version 2.2.9. It won't capture packets (that requires the pcap library to be ported), but can analyze logs captured on another system, or those from iptrace. It requires the heimdal DLLs and Qt4 for the GUI. Newer versions of Wireshark will require a newer version of Qt to be ported.


The OS/2 Fontconfig and FreeType runtime DLLs have been updated (9/17/2017) to be based on FreeType version 2.8.1. These libraries that enhance font display are used by older builds of Mozilla, Lucide, and other programs.


TxWindows version 5 has been released (9/16/2017). This is the text-mode windowing library used to build DFSee. You can view various presentation materials online. From VOICE News.


PM Backup Suite version 0.09.00 has been released (8/25/2017). This is a GUI front end for the "BackEmUp" backup utility, which is currently at version 2.01.03.01 (11/13/2013).


Zippy version 1.01.00 has been released (8/18/2017). 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. From eCSoft/2 via OS2World.


Arca Noae has released (8/11/2017) kernel version 14.201 for ArcaOS. This fixes a problem handling high interrupts, and requires that you update the APCI package first.


Paul Smedley has released (8/11/2017) an OS/2 port of Tor version 0.3.0.10. Tor protects your privacy and anonymity by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world. The latest version can be found here.


mksh R56 has been ported (8/9/2017) 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.


Drivers for the Wacom Intuos and Wacom Bamboo tablets have been released. The former supports the pen on models CTH-480, CTH-680, CTL-480, and CTL-680, and can work in in absolute or relative mode.


VideoCut version 0.3.0vm has been ported (8/6/2017) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is for capturing screenshots from video files.


INIServe version 2.8 has been released (8/6/2017). 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.


HathiDownloadHelper version 1.1.4 has been ported (7/25/2017) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is for downloading books from hathitrust.org.


git version 2.13.3 has been ported (7/23/2017) to OS/2. git is distributed version control software, used in software development and popularized by GitHub.


Vidalia version 0.2.21 has been ported (7/1/2017) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a graphical controller for Tor software.


The bootable JFS drivers have been updated (6/30/2017) to version 1.09.07 for Arca Noae subscribers.


Amouse version 3.01.02 has been released (6/28/2017). 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.


qBittorrent version 3.1.12 has been ported (6/21/2017) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a Bittorrent client.


PMView, the indispensable graphics viewer, has been updated (6/13/2017) to version 3.80. 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.


PMUniMix version 0.82 has been released (6/13/2017). This is a PM mixer for UniAud which should list all available devices supported by your audio chip.


The OS/2 build of DOSBox 0.74 has been updated (6/11/2017). 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. From OS2World.


x264 version 0.150.4482 has been ported (6/6/2017) to OS/2. This is a H.264 (MPEG4 AVC) encoder library, and is used in software like MPlayer.


Dodgin' Diamond 2 version 0.2.2 has been ported (6/3/2017) to OS/2. This is a scrolling "shoot'em up" game.


p7zip version 16.02 has been ported (6/1/2017) to OS/2. This is an archiving utility with better compression ratios than many other archivers.


Beebeep version 4.0.0 has been ported (5/31/2017) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a secure network chat, which doesn't require a server.


Night Vision version 5.0 has been released (5/27/2017). Night Vision is a "planetarium" astronomy program, which requires Java 1.5 or higher.


eyeCU version 1.3.0 has been updated (5/24/2017) for OS/2. This is a cross-platform XMPP / instant messenger client, which uses the Qt4 libraries. It has many features, including emoji support. From OS2World.


Samba server version 1.3.0 has been updated (5/18/2017), 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 eCSoft/2 via OS2World.


Stunnel version 5.41 has been ported (5/16/2017) 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).


NetDrive version 3.1.6 has been released (5/7/2017). 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, NFS, VFAT, and more. eComStation.RU also has a list of plugins. From OS2World.


PMVNCD version 1.03 has been released (5/3/2017). This is a native VNC server for OS/2, which can be used with any VNC viewer.


SmartMonTools version 6.6 has been ported (4/24/2017) to OS/2. This package contains two utility programs to control and monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (S.M.A.R.T.) built into most modern ATA and SCSI hard disks.


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.


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.


VICE version 3.1 has been released (4/1/2017). This is a versatile Commodore emulator. It uses DIVE and DART, and supports fullscreen mode.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.

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