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eCups Printer GUI (aka cupswiz) version 1.05 has been released (12/26/2014). This is a user-friendly GUI for CUPS printer creation, which requires a working local installation of CUPS, and the CUPS port driver.


EVFSGUI version 2.5.0 RC7 has been released (12/14/2014). This is a fully drag and drop enabled GUI to manage SMB/CIFS connections; it works with EVFS and/or Netdrive, and requires the Samba command line utilities.


Goldbug version 0.17 has been ported (12/8/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a secure Instant Messenger.


SearchPlus version 2.041 has been released. This tool does simultaneous multiple file searches, including in zip archives. Search criteria can include contents, file size, file date, attributes, and actions can include edit, open, delete, copy, move, execute. Unfortunately, the latest version seems to have disappeared from Hobbes; hopefully the author will upload it again.


TDJ version 3-0.3 has been ported (11/23/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a PIM program, "The Daily Journal".


A Qt4 update has been released (11/21/2014) to fix broken SSL support in QtWebKit-based browsers such as Qupzilla and Dooble. The reason things broke is that it was defaulting to SSL3, which everyone has disabled due to known vulnerabilities.


QtGrace version 0.2.4 has been ported (11/11/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is to display, plot, and analyze data.


VX-REXX Extras library version 1.3.0 has been released (11/5/2014). 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.


qelectrotech version 0.4 beta has been ported (11/3/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is for designing electrical diagrams.


Wget version 1.16 has been ported (11/2/2014) to OS/2. This is a utility to retrieve files from the World Wide Web using HTTP and FTP, including downloading files larger than 2GB, and from SSL sites. The recursive retrieval of HTML pages, as well as FTP sites is supported - you can use it to make mirrors of archives and home pages. Re-getting incomplete files from where it left off works on servers (both HTTP and FTP) that support it.


Paul Smedley has released (11/2/2014) a port of GCC version 4.9.2. This compiler allows many modern projects to be compiled for OS/2. Also available are ports of 4.8.3, 4.7.4, 4.5.4 and 4.4.6, as well as even older GCC versions 4.3.x, 4.0.4, and 3.4.6. From VOICE News.


kLIBC version 0.6.6 has been released (10/27/2014); a WPI version can be found via FTP. The kLIBC runtime is used by many OS/2 ports of Unix applications, as well as the Mozilla browsers. Thanks to Lewis Rosenthal for the news.


luckybackup version 0.4.8 has been ported (10/26/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a backup and sync tool.


Top version 2.13 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.


Synkron version 1.6.8 has been ported (10/22/2014) to OS/2. This is a directory synchronization tool with a Qt4 based GUI and many options.


yagodu version 2.3 has been ported (10/20/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a password management tool.


An automated installer for the Microsoft ClearType Font Collection has been updated (10/16/2014) to version 1.1. It will download the fonts Calibri, Cambria, Candara, Consolas, Constantia, and Corbel from Microsoft, and install them on your OS/2 system.


Ghostscript version 9.15 has been ported (10/11/2014) to OS/2. This is an interpreter for the PostScript language, compatible with GSView.


Paul Smedley has released (10/7/2014) an OS/2 port of Apache version 2.2.29. Apache is the premiere web server of the Internet. From VOICE News.


RexxCC version 3.23 has been released (9/13/2014). This tool compresses REXX by deleting superfluous whitespace, linefeeds, and comments, and is now open source under the CDDL v1 license. From OS2World.


lzip version 1.16 and clzip version 1.6 have been ported (9/8/2014) to OS/2. lzip is a lossless file compressor using LZMA that is almost as fast as gzip, and compresses better than bzip2.


More Qt4 apps were ported (9/4/2014) to OS/2, including: hotshots version 2.2.0 is for taking screenshots and making annotations on them; and diffimg version 2.2.0 is a simple image comparison tool.


GenINI version 1.61 has been released (8/30/2014); this is a pair of programs to back up OS/2 INI files in human-readable form, and to restore an INI file from the human-readable form. GenINI is freeware and open source.


FocusWriter version 1.5.3 has been ported (8/28/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a full-screen basic word processing program.


The PMOS/2 library of Modula-2 source code has been updated (8/28/2014). It is mostly of interest to programmers who want source code snippets for a variety of operations. From VOICE News.


K File Wizard version 1.1.0 has been released (8/25/2014). This is a file manager for OS/2 integrating local and remote file operations, and requires the Qt4 libraries.


LESS version 4.58 has been ported (8/25/2014) to OS/2. LESS is an enhanced version of MORE, good for all of us command-line junkies.


Tower Toppler has been ported (8/16/2014) to OS/2. This is a remake of an old game, which uses the SDL libraries.


More SDL games have been ported (8/15/2014) to OS/2, including: Road Fighter is a remake of an old car driving game; Scavenger is a puzzle game like Lode Runner; and SuperTux is a jump'n run game, inspired by Super Mario Bros.


SigmaMD5 version 2.1 has been released (8/15/2014). This is a PM program that reads and creates MD5 checksum files, compatible with the GNU MD5SUM program. It provides a clear visual indication of checksum status (error's etc.) as well as error sorting and comprehensive logging facilities. It is useful for verifying that CD ISO images are valid prior to burning them to disc.


More SDL games have been ported (8/13/2014) to OS/2, including: Maze of Galious is a clone of an old sidescrolling game from Konami; and MegaMario is a clone of the old Nintendo game with Mario and Luigi.


BomberClone has been ported (8/7/2014) to OS/2. This clone of the game AtomicBomberMan uses the SDL libraries.


More SDL games have been ported (7/27/2014) to OS/2, including: Amphetamine is a jump'n run game with visual effects like colored lighting, fogging, and coronas; OpenTyrian is an arcade-style vertical scrolling shooter; and Atomiks is a faithful remake of the classic puzzle game Atomix.


HTTrack version 3.47.27 has been ported (7/22/2014) to OS/2. This tool allows you to recursively download a website to a local directory, adjusting the original site's links as necessary.


Media Pack v.008 has been released (7/10/2014). This is a Rexx install script for mPlayer, which also installs the MP3 codec, removes the old MMAVI class, and sets up associations for popular video codecs.


lSwitcher version 2.81 has been released (7/4/2014). 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.


Digger has been ported (7/3/2014) to OS/2. Digger is a game originally created by Windmill software in 1983 and remastered by Andrew Jenner in 1998.


Wally version 2.4.5 has been ported (7/2/2014) to OS/2. This app is for changing your desktop wallpaper using multiple sources, and uses the Qt4 libraries.


eBackUp version 1.10 has been released (6/30/2014). This is a backup and restore utility, which uses the RAR32 archiving tool.


Flashback has been ported (6/29/2014) to OS/2. This port of the REminiscence engine for the game Flashback uses data files from the MS-DOS version, and music files from the Amiga version.


AnotherWorld has been ported (6/29/2014) to OS/2. This port of the Fabother World engine runs the game Another World, aka Out Of This World.


symphytum version 1.2 has been ported (6/27/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is personal database software, using SQLite.


InJoy Firewall version 4.2.2 has been released (6/26/2014). This runs on a computer with an Internet connection and acts as an Internet Gateway for other computers on your private LAN. The product is designed for LAN-to-LAN configurations, including cable modem and DSL installations. It features: PPP over Ethernet support, support of the interoperable IPSec VPN standard, NDIS Protocol Engine, NAT Support (RFC 1631-style Network Address Translation), Direct Internet Access for your LAN PCs, no reconfiguration on other machines, PM version, link monitoring with statistics and alerting, support for filter and firewall plugins, identd support, priority setting, and more.


Scribus version 1.4.4 has been ported (5/31/2014) to OS/2. This page layout program supports professional publishing features, such as CMYK color, separations, ICC color management and versatile PDF creation.


More Qt4 apps were ported (5/28/2014) to OS/2, including: xgrabcolor version 1.4.3 is a basic color picker; and graphscan version 1.3.5 is a graphical tool to grab data points from figures.


KeePassX version 0.4.3 has been ported (5/10/2014) to OS/2. This is a Qt4-based password management program.


PhotoQt version 1.0 has been ported (5/10/2014) to OS/2. This is a fast and simple, yet powerful and highly configurable image viewer, which uses the Qt4 libraries.


OpenTTD version 1.4.0 has been ported (5/4/2014). This is an open source clone of the popular DOS game "Transport Tycoon Deluxe" using SDL. Note that you can use the original game data files, or replacement packs for graphics, sound, and music.


BIND version 9.10.0 has been ported (5/3/2014) to OS/2. BIND is the Berkeley Internet Name Daemon, an implementation of DNS protocols.


Buddi version 3.4.1.12 has been released (5/2/2014). This is a personal finance and budgeting program, aimed at those who have little or no financial background. It requires Java 1.6 or higher. From OS2World.


Qccrypt version 0.4 has been ported (4/22/2014) to OS/2. This is a GUI front-end to the ccrypt command line encryption utility, which uses the Qt4 libraries.


Quassel IRC version 0.10.0 has been ported (4/21/2014) to OS/2. This is an IRC client that uses the Qt libraries.


Daytime version 1.21 has been ported (4/20/2014) to OS/2. This program synchronizes the date and time of your PC with the NIST atomic clock.


Safecopy version 1.7 has been ported (4/20/2014) to OS/2. This is a data recovery tool, that tries to get as much data from the source as possible, using device specific low level operations if applicable.


QPutty r330 has been ported (4/19/2014) to OS/2. This is a telnet and SSH client, which uses the Qt4 libraries.


qtmind version 0.8.2 has been ported (4/18/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a Mastermind game.


LyX version 2.0.7 has been ported (4/17/2014) to OS/2. LyX is an open source WYSIWYM (what you see is what you mean) GUI document processor. Unlike standard word processors, LyX encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents, not their appearance. LyX lets you concentrate on writing, leaving details of visual layout to the software.


fourchan-dl version 1.7.0 has been ported (4/14/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a tool for downloading images from 4chan threads.


Firecast has been updated (4/13/2014). This is a media server that can be used to create a streaming radio station, similar to Icecast.


SunCalculator version 1.10 has been ported (4/10/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app calculates the times for sunrise, sunset, and dawn.


USBcfg version 0.82 has been released (4/9/2014). This application is designed to help (re)configure USB drivers and devices. It does not install USB drivers, it helps sort out driver parameters.


Eggdrop version 1.8 (CVS) has been ported (4/6/2014) to OS/2. This is an IRC bot.


Paul Smedley has ported (3/27/2014) curl version 7.36.0 to OS/2. This is a tool for getting files using URL syntax, with SSL support.


syncwall version 2.0.0 has been ported (3/18/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a wallpaper changing program.


qtDbf version 1.0 has been ported (3/14/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a simple DBF viewer and editor.


qregexp-editor version 0.2.0.2 has been ported (3/13/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a regular expression editor.


Java Movie Database version 1.40 pre-release 2+ has been released (3/11/2014). This is a Java based application for searching and getting information about movies and actors, getting the data from the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).


libsndfile version 1.0.25 has been ported (3/10/2014) to OS/2. This is a C library for reading and writing files containing sampled sound (such as MS Windows WAV and the Apple/SGI AIFF format) through one standard library interface.


yoDownet version 2014.03.9 has been ported (3/9/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a simple download manager.


ITECAD version 1.4.2 has been released (3/7/2014). This is CAD software for the design of electric and electronic circuits, which uses the Qt4 libraries.


PMMaps/2 version 1.0 has been released (3/6/2014). This is a map viewing application, which supports getting map data from several sources.


PM123 version 1.37 has been released (3/5/2014); 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.


The print01.sys printer driver has been updated (3/4/2014) to support high IRQs, thus removing the requirement of running ACPI in Virtual Wire mode (/VW) in order to access the port. Thanks to Lewis Rosenthal for the info.


MovingDesktopObjects version 1.00 has been released (3/2/2014). This tool helps to get rid of moving desktop objects, which occurs from time to time if you have XCenter or WarpCenter configured to reduce the desktop's workarea.


Myfinances version 0.17.0 has been ported (2/26/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is for home bookkeeping and managing expenses.


qnotesmanager version 0.9.6 has been ported (2/24/2014) to OS/2. This is a note taking app, which uses the Qt4 libraries.


SVGCleaner version 0.6.2 has been ported (2/16/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app removes unnecessary data from SVG files.


Hexalate version 1.0.3 has been ported (2/13/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is a game where you align discs.


More Qt4 apps were ported (2/4/2014) to OS/2, including: Cutemaze 1.1.1 is a randomly generated maze game; and connectagram version 1.1.2 is a scrambled words game.


Exiftool version 9.46 has been packaged (1/27/2014) for OS/2. This is a set of Perl modules plus an application script for reading and writing meta information in image, audio, video, and PDF files.


ePDF version 2.99 rev 5 has been released; the update requires a previous full version install. ePDF is a PM tool for PostScript to PDF conversion, which uses GhostScript as the back-end. The latest versions are for GhostScript 9.10. Thanks to Frank Wochatz for the info.


qmetro version 0.7.1 has been ported (1/1/2014) to OS/2. This Qt4 app is for viewing maps of city subways.

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