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GBM 1.38, GBMV2 1.25, GBM File Dialog + REXX support

May 01, 2006 by Heiko Nitzsche

NEW: GBM File Dialog REXX adapter library (GBMDLGRX 1.0)
--------------------------------------------------------
(Public Domain)

The REXX adapter DLL allows REXX programmers to use the GBM File
Dialog in their programs. It requires availability of GBM.DLL
and the GBM File Dialog DLLs (GBMDLG.DLL and GBMDLG.HLP).

Get package gbmos2rx100_bin.zip from Hobbes.
It is also included in the WarpIN installation package (see below).


GBM.DLL 1.38 and GBM command line tools
---------------------------------------
(Public Domain)

The Generalised Bitmap Module (GBM) is a library capable of loading and
saving bitmap files in a variety of popular and less popular bitmap file
formats. Programs may be written to use this code, and thus be able to
access a variety of file formats without actually knowing what format
the pictures are in, or any details about file format itself.

In this version, extended PNG, TIF and PPM support is additionally included.
PNG and TIF support also 16, 32, 48, 64 bpp colour depths with/without alpha
channel. PPM supports also 48 bpp colour depth.

It comes with a useful set of command line bitmap manipulation tools.

Get package gbmos2_138_bin.zip from Hobbes.
It is also included in the WarpIN installation package (see below).


Enhanced GBMV2 Version 1.25
---------------------------
(Public Domain)

GBMV2 is a fast and simple bitmap viewer and editor for the
OS/2 Presentation Manager.

Enhanced release of the GBMV2-Viewer from the GBMOS2PM package:
* An English and a German version of GBMV2 is included.
* An English and a German version of the GBM file dialog is included.

GBMDLG.DLL has been extended by:
* Bitmap preview within the file dialog
* Redesign to fit eComStation file dialog style

Both parts got new resources that better fit to the Warp 4
and eComStation look & feel. The package comes with resources
for fonts 8.Helv and 9.WarpSans for both, German and English.
Several extensions for keyboard shortcuts have been added.

Get package gbmos2pm124_bin.zip from Hobbes.
It is also included in the WarpIN installation package (see below).


The new homepage of GBM for OS/2 and eCS
----------------------------------------
http://heikon.home.tlink.de

It provides:
- reworked documentation (now also included in the download archives)
- developer tutorials on how to use GBM libs in your own programs
- download of all sources and binaries


What's new compared to GBM.DLL 1.37 and GBMV2 1.24
--------------------------------------------------

* NEW: GBMDLGRX 1.0, a REXX adapter DLL for the GBM File Dialog
* All binaries can now also be compiled with OpenWatcom 1.5.
(and they are :) )

There is a bunch of important fixes included.
Please have a look at the change log in the included
documentation or at my GBM homepage (see above).


Download from Hobbes
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http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=gbmos2rx100_bin
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=gbmos2_138_bin
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=gbmos2pm128_bin

WarpIN installation package (GBM.DLL, GBM command line tools, GBMV2, GBMDLGRX, Doc):
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=gbmos2pm125_gbm138_bin_wpi

Full source code:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=gbmos2pm125_gbmos2_138_src


Have fun,
Heiko Nitzsche
(Germany)

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