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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.

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.

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.

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.

PPWizard has been updated (11/5/2017). This is a generic preprocessor with specific support for HTML and REXX. This can be used to generate advanced web page designs.

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.

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.

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.

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 (11/13/2013).

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 (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.

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.

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 FTP. From eCSoft/2 via OS2World.

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.

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