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netlabs.org newsletter #1

February 06, 2006 by admin

News from netlabs.org

Although many OS/2 and eCS users worldwide know the existence of and the
concept behind netlabs.org already for years. It still is surprising
that a large group of people don't know what is going on or where to
find things.

That is why some people, close to netlabs.org, decided to gather
netlabs.org news and start to distribute that in a bi-weekly electronic
newsletter. To share the news and make it easier for everybody to stay
updated and always get the latest greatest open source OS/2 and eCS
software!

This is the first newsletter, so please feel free to react and comment
about it (see below). We are still in the phase of setting it up and are
open for suggestions. Like we are not sure yet if people can subscribe
to it themselves as well.

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Thanks for your support!


Here is the news for January 16th - 29th 2006

January 16. - 22.

  • Updates for GenMac are being prepared

    • when this update will be released is not yet clear!
    • HotPlug will be supported as this is important for proper
      PCCard (note, NOT PCMCIA!!) and USB support
    • WPA support for the WLAN cards is in the works
    • See http://wlan.netlabs.org

  • New version of Doodle's Screen Saver (version 1.51)

  • Fat32 driver version 0.9.11 now available as WPI package

    • Fixed non-recognition problem of USB removable drive change.
    • Fixed "free space" problem.
    • Fixed some minor warnings such as "non used variable" on
      compilation.
    • Fixed the problem that CACHEF32 cannot call "chkdsk.com" if
      a different drive is not a boot drive.
    • See http://fat32.netlabs.org/?show=download

  • QT3 Library News

    • the current version of the QT library for OS/2 is 3.3.1 RC-06
    • it is available from the netlabs.org FTP server
      (ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/qt3/)
    • the current version has some limitations, like missing
      implementation of QProcess or QSound classes
    • this will be fixed in the next release
    • the next step will be 3.3.1 RC-07
    • you can track the development via the Trac timeline of Qt3
      (http://svn.netlabs.org/qt3/timeline)
    • if you have ported applications to OS/2 or eCS with this
      library, please let us know!
    • See: http://svn.netlabs.org/qt3

  • OS/2 and eComStation Developers Workshop 2006



January 23. - 29.



CU at http://wiki.netlabs.org/index.php/Developers_Workshop_2006

We can be reached at: news@netlabs.org

Greetings,
netlabs.org team

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